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Extenda AB Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2018

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  1. "An open minded company with great modern tools and caring attitude"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Extenda AB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * A high degree of individual freedom. * Feeling respected and having ownership for your work. * Once you master your job may have a good work life balance, but it’s really a personal choice to put in long hours or not. * Great modern tools for communication like Slack, Jira and Confluence. * Cool tools for developers, like GitHub, Sonar, Jenkins, Nexus and AWS. * There is an efficient DevOps team, with no middle management...

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    Cons

    Some components of the product are complex and learning how to change or fix them properly takes time and effort. Thus the learning curve can be steep. What helps are smart and helping colleagues and also that the company invests in trainings and knowledge bases like linda.com. Other possible cons, like poor or outdated documentation can be treated as opportunities to improve and contribute.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work on being transparent, human and encouraging. The monthly all stuff meetings are a good practice. Make the consultants feel the same level of inclusion as the employees.

    Extenda AB2018-07-21
  2. "People and Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Extenda AB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Extenda is an exceptional company to work for with a lot of talented and intelligent people. It's a fast-paced environment and the atmosphere is best described with an open attitude and great opportunities to grow and develop. There is also possibilities to create career path and grow within the company. What I appreciate the most with the company is the freedom together with the possibility to effect on your daily work....

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    Cons

    The office could be more inspiring and more modernized. Many employees and managers tend to work late hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees to contribute to further development of the company and use more forums for feedback in order to get every employee encouraged to come with new ideas regarding work culture, values and practices.

    Extenda AB2018-05-08
  3. "Company for those who want personal freedom and dont mind average conditions"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Extenda AB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - good opportunities to work from home, like in small teams its easy to influence design and implementation and to some extent backlog. - good, decent (but unmotivated) people doing executive work.

    Cons

    - quit cheap in terms of expenses - bureaucracy - stupid "core values" that have to be spread out in the company - pretty unsure long term future cause of market tendencies. - considering how they closed down one team, the company is inclined to get rid of unnecessary employees in the cheapest way possible. - no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    - Extenda is a small company but some people including HR think its big. Stop it! It have to feel like a small company.

    Extenda AB2017-11-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Managing development teams, managers and customers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Extenda AB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A very relaxed and friendly social climate with helpful colleagues that treat each other with respect and understanding. Challenging development projects that spreads all over the entire full-stack spectra. Over that past one and a half year, a lot of improvements has been made especially in matters of new initiatives from upper management and also in their communication and strategies throughout the company. The...

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    Cons

    The company is being pretty much in a phase of rejuvenescence among its employees which of course isn´t all about any disadvantage. Some valuable competencies and in-depth know hows need to be reimbursed in order to fully be able focus of the perks of performing any needed changes in the day-to-day work and organization in the company. On the other hand, new recruitments have proven to amplify the organization lately...

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    Advice to Management

    Encourage to change. Continue to give constructive day-to-day personal feedback to all co-workers. Take advantage of any informal meetings. Say hi to everyone in the morning. Reduce the amount of formalities. Inform about changes only when the time is right. Always stick to any communication plan.

    Extenda AB2017-07-21
  5. "People & Culture"

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    Current Employee - People % Culture in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Extenda AB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open attitude and everyone is very nice, great atmosphere! Lot's of freedom and opportunity to take responsibility and grow. There are absolute ways for development, if you want it and work for it, which is very important to me. The communication is transparent, employees are encouraged to come up with new ideas and give feedback. The CEO is really good, he likes to work close to the staff and anyone can knock on his...

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    Cons

    The office need to be freshen up and modernized to become more inspiring! I suppose it's okay, but I'm pretty picky about the environment. However an office makeover project has already started, hopefully we will have a much nicer office by the end of this year.

    Extenda AB2017-07-20
  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Extenda AB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small agile local company with large global clients

    Cons

    Many new hires and many employees works long hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the current path

    Extenda AB2017-05-29
  7. "System Developer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Gothenburg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Extenda AB for more than a year

    Pros

    Many friendly, humorous and professional co-workers, especially in Gothenburg office. Tech & product leaders are competent and dedicated. Good possibilities to create a career path for yourself within Extenda. Interesting clients and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Manager to worker ratio very high. Plenty of micromanagement. Tedious time reporting, tracking everything in small details. A lot of the time as a tech person is spent in meetings and to do the work for other roles because the only way to be able to communicate with clients and to figure out the systems is by analyzing the code and by prototyping. You work with a codebase full of hacks, clever tricks, comments, repeated...

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    Advice to Management

    Create more autonomous teams - clear responsibilities, ownership of an area, own budget and mandates to get things done. Hire more competent tech- and softwareprocess leaders instead of organizational leaders. Automate time reporting. Forbid many types of meetings - encourage documentation and code refactorings instead for things that aren't clear, thus geting rid of complexity piece by piece and letting knowledge spread...

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    Extenda AB2016-07-16
  8. "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Extenda AB for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Social climate is good, right attitude towards asking for help, developers treat each other with respect. All in all the atmosphere is good.

    Cons

    Backward technologies in large part of the products, 5 project managers per 1 developer, the pay is a joke. Constant unsuccessful attempts to outsource the software development.

    Extenda AB2016-07-11
  9. Helpful (3)

    "A tech company with a complete lack of coordination, run by sales people who don't understand tech."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Extenda AB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere . Almost no work effort required. Many talented people painting pigs. I have to write more words now to meet the minimum requirements. Done.

    Cons

    No sense of direction exists. They just keep on doing the same things hoping for different results. The test organization mostly consists of computer illiterates. Everything is ad hoc. You are never able to focus on a task and be efficient. The Stockholm office looked like a real mess. To much variety in personal skill levels. Level of work automation is close to zero. To much mid level management.

    Advice to Management

    The Organization needs a complete overhaul. Get real tech people in charge of tech decisions. Throw away the Java POS product and start over. Get the CEO and/or board members out of product decisions. Have better hiring procedures. Have some standards.

    Extenda AB2015-01-21
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