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European Dynamics Reviews

Updated November 4, 2018
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  • "at least 9 working hours per day" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (38)

    "Only for Juniors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at European Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    the company recruits smart people; most of the engineers have university degrees from A-list Greek (or even European) universities. The majority of employees are young, hard-working, sociable and therefore there is a positive vibe in the daily work routine.

    Cons

    The company does NOT invest on its staff, really the only goal is to work as long as it takes to hit a deadline. Projects are poorly designed and developed- there is no focus on quality of software/ quality of service.The company's policy is to have cheap production, this is why they recruit so many young, inexperienced but also relatively competent employees. A Few managers are incredibly rude and even offensive to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    You have to value and respect people's talent, it's the only way to add more value to the company.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Java Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at European Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    They pay on time which should be something normal of course, but unfortunately is not in the Greece of crisis.

    Cons

    The company doesn't care at all for its employees and does not provide any training prior the work. They do not invest in people but rather in writing project tenders which lower the project costs impacting negatively on people who implement them. They squeeze their employees just to meet the unrealistic deadlines in order to receive the paycheck. In most cases that affects the final product quality.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Worst option!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at European Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Work abroad. Nothing else !

    Cons

    Signing documents and employment contract that include penalties and unfair clauses.
    Company pays only if you are in a project and the client pays your rates. Forget about money even having permanent contract. Imagine that working abroad in a expensive city.
    Without offending, it looks like indian company for their number of employees are from there who start working in Europe. There is nothing wrong with that but being Greece under terrible unemployment.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Athens, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at European Dynamics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, Good people

    Cons

    Not enough client/projects. No trainings offered


  5. "QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Brussels (Belgium)
    Recommends

    I worked at European Dynamics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work
    Great work Life Balance

    Cons

    I like to work in the company in future

    Advice to Management

    Management is good


  6. Helpful (2)

    "IT recruiter"

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    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in Athens (Greece)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at European Dynamics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Exposure to technical terminology and different technical roles.
    - English speaking environment.

    Cons

    - 9.5 + working hours.
    - Extremely low salary.
    - Lack of guidance and mentoring. Rude and disrespectful managers.
    - No company culture.
    - Not clear career path.
    - Extremely bad stakeholders.
    - Offices really outdated.

    Advice to Management

    You will sink, should nothing changes.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid, avoid, avoid! For EU institution consultancy jobs, look at other companies/service providers"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at European Dynamics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    What I really liked of this company of money making lawyers is: they do NOT make any effort to hide who they are and what their way of conducting business is, which is low technical competence, make money, and use legal means to make money if they do not make money.

    I was naive thinking that they were offering interview contracts and employment contracts to cover themselves from the similar legal clauses that their EU institutional costumer require from them. Indeed, EU agencies do not pose all the legal conditions they require and very very seldomly they ever enforce them (please read the cons too).

    What a wonderful idea to intimidated a candidate to accept the job because of a 1000 Euro penalty, when the candidate does not feel it is the right opportunity. I believe they impose this to 'show' they understand the customer needs, also the temporal one, and they are not wasting the customer's time. What a genius idea!

    So, don't do like me thinking it is okay to accept all these conditions if their customers enforces the same conditions on them. First, it is not true that they need to satisfy all those legal conditions, second as pre-screening company, they should take responsibilities in the consultant/job matching at least, and in this way they just pass all the risk on you.

    Cons

    - They offer contracts with clauses considered illegal from the Luxembourg labour law (they offer Luxembourger contracts regardless of the job location). One illegal clause is the non-competition condition, which forbids you to work for any of their customer within 12 months of the end of your contract. This is illegal, they have been warned, but they still keep intimidating people with these conditions.

    - Bullying culture starting from the HR - their IT managers are sneaky, but not bullying at least
    - High staff turnover (at least in the HR). In other areas, people get stuck and it becomes more difficult to change as, once you work for European Dynamics: you have much lower leverage! Talking with Trasys, IRIS, and all the others, the first thing they will tell the ED story and the trail of people who are trying to leave this company)

    - Among European Dynamics consultants for EU institutions, I have noticed an above average level of stress and job dissatisfaction

    - They don't have a clue of what their customer needs (this is a company of money making lawyers, not a real IT consulting company), and they (in my experience) do not have good relationship with their customers. This can have a number of consequences, and in particular you can be seriously risk to be squeeze by a bullying company that holds you for the trough with financially enforceable contract and an angry customer. These are not words, but real facts. Search in internet (e.g. web site Lexology or Google) about European Dynamics case vs European Institutions, you will find almost an endless list of cases that in 95% of the times ended in favour of the European Institutions. What are the consequences of this? For EU institution, this company is causing many trouble: unless and unneeded work load to deal with the legal cases, delays in projects and public procurement, high turnover of the consultants, etc. For the records, they won the 5% of the previous cases not for the main European Dynamics claims, but because indeed the institution did not follow the public procedure literally.

    - Please be aware that you might indeed (as I had to) require legal services to support you in the resolution of any issue with European Dynamics - they have a well trained team of lawyers.

    Advice to Management

    Law business can be profitable as IT EU institutional business. If your core competences are in the lawsuit, why not changing the company strategy and change business area? You could be even more successful, you will make you clients happier, and you would avoid creating financial and non-financial issues to many consultants

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good for gaining experience in large scale projects"

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    Current Employee - Junio Java Developer
    Current Employee - Junio Java Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large scale projects, multicultural environment

    Cons

    Extended working hours, low salary


  9. "Nice working environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens (Greece)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment
    Good managers and working employees
    Flexible working environment

    Cons

    Sometimes have not a clear structure
    No organized plan

    Advice to Management

    A good company to start and learn things as an employee for IT systems.


  10. "Juniors Only"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at European Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    You 'll have the opportunity to be engaged in large scale projects and gain valuable experience

    Cons

    - Working Hours [9.5]
    - Low Salary
    - Unclear Career Path


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