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Liberty IT Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2019

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3.3
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Liberty IT CEO William Hamilton
William Hamilton
34 Ratings
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  • "No real drive or ambition or even sense of direction from senior management, nor is there an attempt to actively combat valid concerns(in 4 reviews)

  • "Question marks over whether Belfast really want the Dublin office to perform(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director Sales in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Liberty IT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good recruiting, open account requires hunting/farming mentality!

    Cons

    More recruiting power for sales people!

    Liberty IT2019-06-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Really great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty IT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A workplace is what you make of it, and I love working in Liberty I.T - they gave me an opportunity to do something I love and I will be grateful forever. Great benefits, super work life balance.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Liberty IT2017-10-12

    Liberty IT Response

    October 18, 2017Managing Director

    It is great to hear that you are enjoying working with us. Thank you for getting in touch! Regards, Willie

  3. Helpful (4)

    "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty IT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    some of the most capable people I know work there

    Cons

    They are lions led by donkeys

    Liberty IT2014-05-06
  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Liberty IT full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great perks, talent and brilliant colleagues, lots of extra activities and work-life balance is awesome. Great technologies.

    Cons

    Autonomous teams might not be completely autonomous, but that happens everywhere.

    Liberty IT2019-06-30
  5. Helpful (20)

    "Steer clear."

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

    I worked at Liberty IT for more than a year

    Pros

    The entire technical staff are amongst the most highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals I have ever had the pleasure to share a workplace with. On a personal basis, the staff are very friendly, there is a nice atmosphere in the Dublin office and people generally get along very well with one another, giving the vibe of a tight-knit community. Canteen is subsidized with a fantastic chef. IT Equipment...

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    Cons

    Obsession with management fads and buzzwords with little to no substance behind them. Acronyms to beat the band with what appears to be the aim of coming across as "cool", "sleek" and "high-tech" when realistically, it's nonsense condensed and redefined into management speak. Terrible quality of work. The onus is on technical individuals (with no consideration given towards personality type e.g introverts or extroverts)...

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    Advice to Management

    Cut out the buzzwords, cut out the nonsense and acronyms of "HPE", "LIT 2.0 Method", "WIGs", "BAMs", "KCCR", etc, this is not Silicon Valley. Focus on providing your staff with excellent, high-quality work for them to over-deliver on and solidify relationships with their US counterparts and potentially open up further avenues to lead on key, business-impacting projects. Stop with the nonsense of blanketing ethos's...

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    Liberty IT2019-01-18

    Liberty IT Response

    January 22, 2019Director Of Operations - Dublin

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I agree that the people in LIT are a pleasure to work with. I am sorry to hear you were unsure of the direction and ambitions of the organization. As you know we have regular Town Halls and Ask Me Anything events to talk about these ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent culture and diversity!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Liberty IT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    • Great opportunities • Coaching and mentoring • Training • Team collaboration and people • Work Balance • Facilities and office space • Challanging and rewarding • Culture • Committees • Working from home policies

    Cons

    • Career Paths • Pormotion cycles/process • Legacy systems work

    Advice to Management

    Provide intermedia leadership and support role(s) for people who do not want to continue through technical roles. There has been number of occasions where roles have been ‘created’ on the spot for individuals to keep them within the companies while other talent was let go due to those paths not being made available to them. Favouritism within the company is visible and high performing employees with support from...

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    Liberty IT2018-11-06
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Not as good as they Would have you believe!"

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

    I worked at Liberty IT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some nice offices and break out areas. Good training if new.

    Cons

    Unfortunately have their favorites, if you are not in the club forget it. Run like a cartel. Given my background I will get nowhere!

    Advice to Management

    I would be afraid to raise anything for fear.

    Liberty IT2018-08-22

    Liberty IT Response

    August 23, 2018Senior Director - Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to review us on Glassdoor and for recognising the comprehensive training programmes that we have in place here at Liberty IT. It is, however, very disappointing to hear that you didn’t feel like a valued member of our team. Our values, which were ...

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "I just had to go."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Liberty IT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work can be so about the people you work with and I had some lovely colleagues to work with so that made me happy. It is a handy place to get to being central in Belfast though in the dark winter nights is not great for walking to and from.

    Cons

    When you are in a while you start to see things are not quite right. Your manager might be okay but they are not being themselves. They are always guarded, fearful or felt they have to act and say certain things.

    Advice to Management

    I cannot articulate accurately but there is something strange going on from the top. Everything is not as it seems and that causes people to not be themselves. That is not healthy. I also at times had little work to do and with so many of my friends leaving or thinking about it made me nervous. Do something about the work situation and let people be themselves.

    Liberty IT2018-08-25

    Liberty IT Response

    August 29, 2018Senior Director - Talent

    Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that your colleagues were a highlight from your time with us; we are extremely proud of our employees. One of our values is to ‘Be Approachable’, encouraging open and honest feedback across the company. With that in mind, we would ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great at the start for the first year or so. Then went downhill."

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Blanchardstown
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty IT full-time

    Pros

    Great people and environment to work in.

    Cons

    Poor quality of coding work.

    Liberty IT2018-07-18

    Liberty IT Response

    July 24, 2018Director Of Operations - Dublin

    Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. I see you are still a current employee so it’s really important that we address your concerns. It would be good to chat about this directly so please get in touch with me if you would like.

  10. "For me, truly a great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Liberty IT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've started to write this review a few times but it's hard to put down in words what makes a company a good or a bad place to work and it can be different for everyone as the people we work with directly are so important to our own experiences. For me it was the little things like being warmly greeted on my first day at reception or reading the culture and values while I waited there ... they speak of integrity,...

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    Cons

    Very few but from my own experience context switching between different projects was sometimes an issue because there was so much going on.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep the Liberty IT culture going! It's so important how we treat each other.

    Liberty IT2018-04-13

    Liberty IT Response

    April 16, 2018Managing Director

    Thank you for sharing your experience from your time with us. We are delighted to hear it was a positive experience and we hope you are enjoying your new role. Best wishes, Willie.

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