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"It's a refreshing change to work for a company that values people over processes"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at WANdisco full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

- Having a voice throughout the company
- Feeling like your contribution is valued and needed, whatever your role
- Flexible attitude to working hours and environment
- Unlimited vacation policy (more effective than you'd think!)
- Great co-workers who work toward the common goals
- No 'office politics'

Cons

People working all over the world sometimes makes it difficult to communicate (nothing that can't be overcome with a little more effort though)

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Other Employee Reviews for WANdisco

  1. Helpful (7)

    "A fast-paced, exciting place to work with great opportunities for people wanting to aim high!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WANdisco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    WANdisco is a friendly, young, vibrant environment to work in, and encourages development by giving new challenges and responsibility to people who are willing to take the bull by the horns and step up to the mark. Being a relatively new company means there’s a lot of change, and refreshing new opportunities, no danger of resting on your laurels and doing something repetitive and dull here – really keeps you on your toes!

    Unlike many companies, there’s not the usual clock watching mentality and you’re treated like an adult and trusted to get the job done rather than judged on what time you clock in and out. As a result there’s a relaxed vibe in the office, and everyone pitches in when the going gets tough. Everyone in the office works hard, and the unlimited vacation policy and the mature use of this amongst everyone proves that everyone is here to do a good job rather than do the minimum to get by!

    If you’ve got the skills, initiative, gumption and the drive, you’ll definitely go far in this place!

    Also, how many people can say they have regular interaction and can get some air-time with their CEO?

    Cons

    Hours can be long and irregular, but that’s to be expected as HQ is based in California and just means you need to have be fairly flexible and willingness to hop on calls out of hours if required!

    Being a new company, there’s no solid/fixed structure process for every single aspect of the business, nor a tried and tested induction program for new starters – however this can sometimes be a good thing as gives people the chance to mold things and try new ways of getting things done and there’s nothing like jumping in at the deep end and finding your feet!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Fast moving, passionate and fun environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WANdisco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    WANdisco is on a good journey, following a successful IPO the business is still growing fast and the future looks very bright. The strategy of joint head quarters in Sheffield and California makes for an interesting environment with lots of opportunities for passionate people.

    Cons

    WANdisco isn't an environment that suits everyone. A start-up mentality is still pervasive and that means the jobs aren't 9-5 and there's not a lot of the corporate infrastructure that some people need to feel protected. People must be able to drive themselves and 'manage up' all of the time - Those who can't adapt to that way of working are unlikely to succeed at WANdisco.

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