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Globant Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  1. "Mobile Developer"

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    Current Employee - Mobile Developer
    Current Employee - Mobile Developer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Globant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Lot of opportunities to grow professionally , if you're willing to put the energy on
    - Good perks (paid gym/fitness equipment), 401k matching
    - Good clients to work for
    - Great coworkers / team members
    - Good work-life balance

    Cons

    - Pay could be a bit higher
    - If you speak Spanish can help you to boost your career


  2. "iOS Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - IOS Software Developer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - IOS Software Developer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Globant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are quite good, the pay your whole insurance for you and your partner and/or kids. They have wellness benefits, 401k matching and FSA.

    Cons

    The projects can be super long and stable or quite volatile so it's common to relocate.e every 2-3 years.

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    "Software Designer"

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    Current Employee - Software Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home.
    Good life-work balance.
    Many opportunities with different projects in different cities.
    Great work culture and people.

    Cons

    Salary below average.

    Word of advice: beware if you got relocated from Latin America and the client is trying to hire you. Just like other companies Globant has a non complete clause where the client agrees not to hire you for 6 months after you left the project/Globant. So if you are looking at better opportunities, or an actual visa path you might be at a dead end with Globant and changing employers might not be an option for you.

    Mexicans get TN visas so that means no Green Card path for you. They will happily renew the visa every year; Globant seems unaware they can request a 3 year extension while you are already in the US but there's little information regarding an actual path to get a Green Card or even a dual intent visa.

    Non Mexicans (read anyone else) get an L1 visa; apparently Globant will agree to discuss getting you a Green Card but there's no assurance of it; the process is kept in the dark and you don't know until the very end if they agreed to sponsor you. So the whole process is very anxiety-inducing and you are left very little time to plan ahead in case they decide to not sponsor you.

    People working in California get one health insurance; people on another states get a different one. We recently got a health insurance change for one they claim is "almost the same", it's not, it's crappier and it's cheaper.

    Negotiating salaries increases requires a full report on benefits and justifications outlining why they should grant you a salary increase.

    PM will always try to extract the most money they can from the client.

    Since Globant operates as staff augmentation they will not pay overtime. You had a prod issue you had to fix? You are not getting any extra income.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salaries.

    Overtime pay.

    Make negotiating salary increases easier

    Implement an open salary policy

    Stop the dependency on Argentina; we get it, you are an Argentine company but it seems that you have to be Argentine in order to grow in the company. It's very rare to see non Argentines at high management levels. Embrace other people.

    Commit to diversity; there's very little female representation. LGBT representation.

    Be open regarding visas; visa types and sponsorship paths. You have life changing decisions and people unable to plan on what to do next.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It's about luck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Globant full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    WFH, cool place, nice people

    Cons

    If you're lucky and find a good project you'll advance in your career, but if you are in a boring project, you'll be doing junior tasks. Difficult to reach a higher position.


  5. "Lots of opportunity but unfortunate culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many opportunities to live in different cities and work on different projects.

    Cons

    Tricky work culture and often changing strategy and structure.

    Advice to Management

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  6. "Amazing company with tons of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Globant full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    By working for Globant you have the chance to be exposed to the most interesting and complex challenges in the tech industry. Many of the top companies in the US and EMEA on High Tech, M&E, Finance and Travel work with Globant, and you can very easily get a chance of working with any of them.

    Cons

    Salary policies in the US could be more transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more leadership in the US and EMEA


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Practice Lead in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Practice Lead in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Globant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the most part, fun and challenging projects.
    Always at the forefront of new technologies. The company promotes putting into practice what is new in the tech space.
    Great company culture and people.
    Solid integrity of the senior leadership.

    Cons

    The company is very engineering based and because of this, at times, there is a lack of clear communication between teams and departments. The senior leadership is aware of this and is working hard to fix this problem.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle Heights, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle Heights, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good healthcare plan and some other benefits. Plenty of job opportunities inside the company

    Cons

    No bonuses at all, if you work onsite with the client it is unlikely you develop you r career path.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should focus on people who work onsite


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Globant full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very talented

    Cons

    Lack of motivations. Salary below average


  10. "I don't always do contractor work, but when I do, I do it with Globant"

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Opportunities at a number of different companies and locations. Full time benefits and salary for a contractor position.

    Cons

    Support from Globant was great, but at the actual company it's still less personal than working full time for that company.