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3.3
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59%
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44%
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Itamar Benedy
19 Ratings
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  • "Management team and managers are useless(in 5 reviews)

  • "Managers in Berlin offices are not more than their puppets(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Very entrepreneurial, great global culture"

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    Former Employee - Business Development 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glispa

    Pros

    gispa has a highly diverse team and stellar, focused management. If you thrive in a high growth environment and a place that honors multiple nationalities, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Global offices with HQ in Berlin, therefore fiscally conservative.

    Advice to Management

    "Americanize" benefits program.

    Glispa2015-06-29
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great individuals, less than great management"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly atmosphere and camaraderie among highly skilled professionals with great work ethic that care for their craft - Freedom to use the latest and greatest technologies to tackle technically challenging problems - Mostly flat structure with not much politics, at least within the Athens office (less so in the company as a whole) - Central easily accessible location, flexible schedule, low pressure environment...

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    Cons

    - Several large strategy and management changes over the years (restructures, acquisitions, etc), leading to uncertaintly, lack of focus and low morale - Occasional, if not frequent, friction among teams in remote locations, "us vs them" mentality and toxicity - Non-trivial amounts of technical debt, mostly due to inherited codebases from remote teams & acquisitions - The company has slowly drifted away from...

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    Glispa2019-03-17
  3. "Bad management team with no vision"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent company benefits - Central location

    Cons

    - Overall ambience of the office is doing down, so is revenue. - Management team and managers are useless. There is a board located in Isreal where most of important decisions are made. Managers in Berlin offices are not more than their puppets. Shame on them - Fundamentally, products are trash. Some uneducated clients are putting some money on this product after advanced clients already all left.

    Advice to Management

    Think it out loud again if you can cally ourselves 'management team' when you have absolutely no power to make decisions.

    Glispa2019-04-15
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glispa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Cakes, cookies, free food that the startup normally provides. - Some very talented employees (both business and tech sides) developed high quality solutions, but they are all gone. The poor quality legacy solutions are still alive for already many years. So it enables you to learn the beauty of the high quality by using the legacy with pain. - The company does marketing itself very frequently in many places although...

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    Cons

    Management treats employees as enemy and they are not transparent to the employees at all. They will tell you something completely different than what they are planning to, and you will figure it out after several months. Either what you work on will completely not be used meanwhile they already know it, or they claim it in public that they emphasis on this project but at the same time they plan to remove this project

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent to your employees. Find a real vision of the company, as there is none.

    Glispa2019-03-28
  5. "Very unorganized company that doesn't really know what they do"

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

    I worked at Glispa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Great people to work with

    Cons

    They fired all of the great people. Close the tech department Very unorganized

    Glispa2019-02-23
  6. "Work Life Balanced"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Berlin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Glispa full-time

    Pros

    Diverse cultures Work life balance Progressive career path

    Cons

    demotivating rapid work environment unorganised work distribution

    Advice to Management

    clear and stable management needed

    Glispa2019-01-16
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good but needs to improve culture and values"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glispa full-time

    Pros

    You will find great people there. Also, if you are looking for startup-like benefits such as free breakfast, free drinks and cool office space, you will find it there. But those things are soon overshadowed by bad culture in some departments (not all).

    Cons

    In my personal experience, there is no meritocracy or professional growth based on performance. It is mostly internal politics. You will find hardworking employees being pushed down and being overworked, while "bros" from high management seem to promote themselves regularly. You will also see "cringey" relationships between management and outspoken female employees resulting in favouritism. Finally, in this industry...

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    Advice to Management

    I would advice anyone looking at this to watch out for the excellent but superficial reviews in a short period of time (January). My advice is to hire managers with experience leading People.

    Glispa2018-12-05
  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glispa full-time

    Pros

    International team, nice and central office

    Cons

    Weak management, not enough potential to learn and grow

    Glispa2018-11-22
  9. "The Worst Management Ever!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glispa full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Office was good looking

    Cons

    Very bad management. People are fired easily. If you want to work with stupid managers only, welcome to apply! Don't forget to practice how to bootlick, this is the way to get promotion and increase salary!

    Glispa2018-11-26
  10. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glispa full-time

    Pros

    + friendly international environment + a lot of smart colleagues from all over the world + good career opportunities + a lot of company events

    Cons

    left in 2016, so not able to mention still relevant to these days cons.

    Glispa2018-10-08
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