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Equal Experts CEO Thomas Granier
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  • "They paid a bit less than some of the other consultancies engaged with the client but this is a minor grumble since the EE day rate is decent(in 21 reviews)

  • "Work is limited to the contracts that the consultancy has, and hence sometimes the interesting work dries up for a bit(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "An amazing place to deliver value"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Cape Town
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Everyone is focused on delivering value to customers and we use our values, not some old hierarchy to make decisions. The company deeply cares about being transparent and trusting the people that work there.

    Cons

    It is consulting, customers wouldn't bring us in if they could do it themselves so we get exposed to the bad culture and politics at the customers.

    Equal Experts2019-05-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be"

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    Former Employee - Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    If you're a pragmatic contractor that loves crafting software then this is a fine organisation to be involved with. My experience has been overwhelmingly positive - I was placed at a client with other EE people and felt valued and respected from day one. EE take care to ensure you're delivering value to clients, not just a bum on a seat, and this really shows. The interview process at EE sets the bar higher than...

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    Cons

    They paid a bit less than some of the other consultancies engaged with the client but this is a minor grumble since the EE day rate is decent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - the network is growing but by keeping your plans and strategy open it

    Equal Experts2019-05-11
  3. "Really Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Project Lead in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Great work opportunities - Open and transparent company with great support from leadership - Interesting and varied work

    Cons

    - Distributed teams can be challenging at times

    Equal Experts2019-04-24
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Better than the other worst service companies in Pune"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    * A company which offer opportunities for upskilling. * Strong technical community internally (worldwide) which does not hesitate to extend help and also fail fast. * Strong global leadership. * EE values are strongly followed internationally. * Flexi working hours * Very regular knowledge sharing sessions * Focus is changing to have local clients than depending on UK clients.

    Cons

    * Being open policy is good. However, it started creating negative impression when the decision is "Case-To-Case" basis. It does not give clear idea on how few places works. * Currently no good technically challenging projects. * Management believes everything is awesome. However ground reality is different. * Good old resources (who were pioneer in building EE in Pune) left and few were not even treated fairly. *...

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    Advice to Management

    * Top management should shift focus to become TOP LEADERSHIP. * Number of employees are not big enough to not have personal touch with everyone. That will help in becoming good leader. * Rather than showing complete trust only on management, show some trust to old existing loyal members also who are working on ground. * One of the USP of EE is flat structure. Avoid creating hierarchies and remove existing hierarchies....

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    Equal Experts2019-03-27
  5. "Company of grownups"

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    Current Employee - People Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Voted one of the best places to work for in terms of work life balance and you understand why once you work for Equal Experts

    Cons

    You need to hit the ground running. No hand holding

    Equal Experts2019-02-20
  6. "Progressive Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    A true values driven organisation that has progressive ways of working and attitudes to their people. Always seeking to learn, evolve and to do better. A world apart from the usual traditional IT consultancies and all the better for it . A focus on doing what's right for clients and their people above office politics and profits.

    Cons

    Some growing pains as they evolve.

    Equal Experts2019-02-08
  7. Helpful (10)

    "People management needs to improve"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The global EE network is amazing. A lot of learning if you get to work with people from that network. Many good focused slack groups for a wide variety of topics ranging from delivery, technology, devops, security etc.

    Cons

    A lot of the good people from Pune office have moved out in a couple of years and the new ones that have joined are nowhere close even if they're experienced. EE Pune is heavily under staffed and the management is still happily signing up for new work and team expansion on existing projects. This leading to a lot of issues like no one to work on new inititatives like upskilling, R&D etc. Also, the earlier good...

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    Advice to Management

    Please give up some work and free up senior people to work on the necessary initiatives. Listen and act on the feedback given by employees regarding how things can be improved. Bring back the earlier hiring process of letting the candidate go instead of figuring out if he'll do on a particular project. Also, if some of the panels are not convinced for a candidate, listen to them rather than convince them.

    Equal Experts2019-02-02

    Equal Experts Response

    March 20, 2019Director, Equal Experts India

    Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the effort in providing us with the feedback. I feel sad to hear about your experience and also disappointed that we let down because a few internal initiatives like R&D didn’t work out as per plan. We are going through an exciting ...

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "No more a must place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best minds at work. On an avg, you will find people who are technically strong and easy to work with. Exceptions will always be there but overall a good bunch of people. Decent projects to work on. Good work life balance. People are expected to be responsible and mature and to honor the freedom and works well with the overall values. EE UK takes efforts to publish policies and review progress of each business...

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    Cons

    We are seeing on loosing out good people over the past couple of years and dont see any action taken over it. People managers seem helpful and they have everything on the "agenda" but nothing EVER gets done, even a year down the line you will get same replies. No travelling opportunities, its just gone on a decline over the past couple of years We should adhere more to the EE global values of Transparency, no bias,...

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    Advice to Management

    I really appreciate the UK team to focus on making the company a genuinely better place to work at . Please make every business unit professional and in sync so that people can suggest and give feedback freely, otherwise people will just leave.

    Equal Experts2019-02-03

    Equal Experts Response

    March 20, 2019Director, Equal Experts India

    Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the effort in providing us with the feedback. What you describe is certainly not consistent with our values. I empathise with you and can imagine how frustrated you might have felt. You’ve described a situation where you’ve felt that ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for "grown-ups""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equal Experts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging projects, encourages a great work-life balance (depending a bit on the individual client's working practices), some really good people who are highly skilled and in the most part humble and open to ideas. Lots of autonomy to make decisions, try things

    Cons

    As others have commented, going through growing pains as the original lightweight processes and org structures are being scaled. But generally this is being done in a sensitive and mature way, and for the right reasons. Recent changes to strengthen the Exec team are starting to work well. Some projects struggle to apply the EE cultural values, often due in a large part to politics within the client's team. Occasionally...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep reinforcing the values, experiment a bit more with developing innovative internal processes and don't be afraid to try something and fail/learn.

    Equal Experts2019-01-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work!!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equal Experts full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Good people both in tech and in support team - Exposure to many areas of software development - frontend, backend, devOps (of course, if you are interested to learn) - Overall good technology stack in almost all the projects - Company philosophy and values are really good and few people are true to them - Lot to learn from the people around, not just about tech but a lot of other helpful things in life - Most of...

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    Cons

    - Sudden growth is causing a real damage to the core culture of the company - Sometimes unnecessary importance is given to policies like WFH and that makes the new joiners question whether it's really a company of grown ups. No one misuses it, even if someone does, handle that specific case, don't make policies around it. It's not an incentive. - Compromises on practices like TDD, enough test coverage (its not just...

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    Advice to Management

    - Set up a process to groom potential leads. The up-skilling initiative was good but somehow died. - Invest in internal tools like payday and others. With the kind of growth company is experiencing, it will be really helpful. - Have the senior folks visit every project once in a while to look from an outsider's perspective. - Keep up the good work, it is one of the rare companies with such a great set of people.

    Equal Experts2019-02-04
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