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Lab49 Senior Associate Reviews

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Lab49 CEO Luke Flemmer
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  • Communication from senior management can be spotty at times (in 10 reviews)

  • Poor culture / values, very poor work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (22)

    "Highly unpleasant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wages are above the industry average, and the office is clean.

    Cons

    I've had more elbow room sitting with school children at Wagamamma's. The office is as cold as the CEO and Chairmans attitude towards staff, not that you ever see them until they make you attend an out of hours company meeting and have HR take a register! Really, nobody want to list to the rubbish that is spawn.

    Advice to Management

    Come down from the "Higher floor" be nice, engage with staff rather than treating them like a lower level human being.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Overall a great company to work for, could be an even better when some important issues are addressed!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lab49 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A chance to work with some incredibly bright and interesting people, new technology is being used on existing projects and interesting work is in the pipeline, finally the internal innovation has begun again, good culture and work nights out, the current teams are balanced well with a strong feeling of camaraderie, Lab49 do pay well and certainly a lot better than most other industries, lots of improvements have been made with more to come.

    Cons

    Tough deliverables and bad planning resulted in some late nights at the end of 2012, key changes are needed within some key areas, management need to be more accommodating and understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more and blame less, plan your internal projects better, listen to your staff more.


  3. Helpful (14)

    "Strange culture and long hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lab49 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lab49 hires only senior engineers. You will get to work with lots of primadonnas but also with a bunch of interesting characters who have nice stories to tell. Code quality is usually pretty good and so is attention to new technologies. Salaries are above average.

    Cons

    Poor culture / values, very poor work/life balance. Whimsical management with no long or even medium term vision. Tight deadlines, continuous priority shifting. You will get squeezed for all they can get out of you. Macho culture with loudmouths getting promoted on a regular basis. Turnover very high.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making the engineers work in a perpetual state of emergency.


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  5. Helpful (16)

    "Incompetent and clueless management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lab49 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some high level people. This company may give you exposure to working at Top Tier Banks but most projects are now run in-house in a sweatshop style set-up.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of vision, selling the impossible project, whimsical mind changing,

    Advice to Management

    Leave and let someone that knows what they are doing run the company