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Glispa Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2019

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Itamar Benedy
2 Ratings
  1. 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 3 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
  2. "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 less 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
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am with the company for almost 2 years. I was working as a software engineer in 3 other companies before this (2 of them startups). This is by far the best working environment I had. Great team and no politics like other places. Flexible hours and WFH is possible as well.

    Cons

    A bit hard to get hired.

    Glispa2018-08-14
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For associates and juniors is a good place to learn because there are many live projects. Usually improvements come as a microservice so you can really evolve your skills.

    Cons

    They lack a clear vision. A good reflection of pivoting too much is that they fired almost all development in the German office, and the rest flew away. A lot of valuable knowledge went away. Not much space for a Senior, Lead or Junior-wanna-be senior to grow.

    Glispa2018-08-02
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Management needs to improve. Awesome IT"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremly good IT team despite a very high turn over rate. Working with modern tech stacks and state of the art equipment. Have alot of own infrastructure and private clouds with a dedicated team, which feels like they run a extremly good own private hosting company inside the group. Very good and motivated engineering leads in tech. Office, parties and team events are awesome. Lot of benefits.

    Cons

    High turn over rate in all departments. Shifts in direction too often. Very often hiring upper management people who shortly after leave the company again. Developers get frustrated by promotion and shift decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Do something to keep your it talent. Promote long and hard working talent and dont place externals as there new management. Value your Teams and give them more freedom. Your promotion decisions drive people off. Half of your VPs in tech are meaningless people and only have the titles because of company aqusitions and work solely for those departments while you have awesome lower management people rot away in there corners...

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    Glispa2018-03-23
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