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Netcentric Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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4.0
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81%
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85%
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Elian Kool
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "work from home quite relaxed ("common sense" approach)(in 22 reviews)

  • "Holacracy is something I came across at Netcentric for the first time(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "They only pay certificates if you do an AEM certificate first(in 11 reviews)

  • "Tied to the Adobe Marketing cloud(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Love to work here! (Bucharest Office)"

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netcentric full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - among the few companies where feedback is not just welcome, but encouraged - holacracy system works most of the time (one of the benefits being you don't feel "bossed" around) - constantly seeking improvement in both company organisation and projects - work from home quite relaxed ("common sense" approach) - gym (co-sponsored) - parking (co-sponsored) - sailing event (co-sponsored) - private health insurance...

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    Cons

    - the badge system keeps changing (for career advancement) which means that some people that already got some of the agreed badges must work extra to get the new mandatory ones - not enough bananas!

    Netcentric2019-06-20

    Netcentric Response

    June 21, 2019Company

    We appreciate that you took the time to share your experience at Netcentric. The employee evaluation and promotion process includes but is not exclusively based on attaining badges. Factors like performance, skills, contribution and organizational impact form part of the process. ...

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  2. "A good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very helpful colleagues Good salary Great conditions

    Cons

    None at the moment, is ok.

    Netcentric2019-06-11

    Netcentric Response

    June 13, 2019Company

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your feedback!

  3. "Something different on the market"

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

    I have been working at Netcentric full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - the atmosphere is nice and the location is a big plus. The colleagues are open and take care of you from day one. - Holacracy is something I came across at Netcentric for the first time. I never thought a company could have an almost flat hierarchy and I really came to value this approach. *Not everything can be changed*, but at least each opinioin will be heared and evaluated before acting. - growth culture. You...

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    Cons

    Nothing in particular so far.

    Netcentric2019-05-31

    Netcentric Response

    June 4, 2019Company

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for being an important part of our team!

  4. "Really fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Backend Developer in Bucharest
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'd say that the work environment is the best thing you'll find there and that's because most of the people are friendly and helpful, not to mention that the office looks pretty cool. The usual free coffee and tea are complemented with juice, biscuits and other snacks. The company supports and sponsors all kind of different events and team buildings. They have offices in different cities across Europe and you'll get...

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    Cons

    I would say that the technology stack is at least uncommon, they use the Adobe Marketing Cloud. In general, I think that AEM is a robust solution, however, its complexity may be found difficult at the beginning, especially for users who have never had any experience with such a tool before. The point is that AEM offers many features, and you will need some time to learn how to use them (still, I think that it’s normal...

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    Advice to Management

    Improve promotion system. Don't reallocate resources in the middle of the project. Keep the nice work environment. Improve the benefits&compensations package.

    Netcentric2019-05-29

    Netcentric Response

    May 30, 2019Company

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We truly value your input! The employee evaluation and promotion process includes but is not exclusively based on attaining badges. Factors like performance, skills, contribution and organizational impact form part of the process. ...

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  5. "In general good benefits and work environment with some downsides"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For an IT company typical, you can expect benefits like fruits, free yoga classes and so on. Basically most of the benefits you can think of, are offered here. The best is actually the work environment. I truly like to go to work just because of the people. I also prefer to work onsite over working remotely. Most are really friendly, humorous and helpful. The work life balance is actually quite good. Of course,...

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    Cons

    Well, salaries are typical for Barcelona and therefore low compared to what software engineers are getting paid in other places. Even though they are working on their system of how someone can get promoted, it still has some downsides. In order to get promoted, you will have to achieve badges in which you have to proof your knowledge (through interviews, videos, demos etc.). It seems like an easy system to get promoted,...

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    Netcentric2019-05-23

    Netcentric Response

    May 28, 2019Company

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review, for highlighting the pros and your honesty in pointing out what can be improved. The employee evaluation and promotion process includes but is not exclusively based on attaining badges. Factors like performance, skills, contribution ...

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not quite as it is advertised"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowing the city, the location is nice. It is far away form the fuss and traffic of the standard places of doing business in Bucharest. There are some benefits that can be considered as a pro, and i will state them here just for reference, as they are for a long time the norm in the industry for Romania: gym discounts, free fruit, free coffee, free refreshments, work from home (used to be unlimited, now cut down to 10...

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    Cons

    There are several things that need to be dais here. Even though Holacracy is supposed to be practiced, the management system can be considered as being Communism. It is supposed to flatten down the management, have the power shared among all employees, and allow all to have a voice. This sound nice, but in reality there is a lot of shadow management being done. For the masses it is preached a good life, with all sharing...

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    Advice to Management

    As already mentioned, you should start to follow what you preach. One of the old Romanian sayings perfectly describes what you are doing: "do what the preacher says, not what the preacher does". This might go well in some places, but it does not go well in business where people are constantly searching for examples, leaders and mentors. Drop the shadow-management and micro-management and actually let people use the...

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    Netcentric2019-05-24

    Netcentric Response

    May 30, 2019Company

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review, as one of our most important core values is “give-and-accept-feedback”. We take pride in how we’ve sustained Holacracy and Agile methodologies, which have helped us ensure that we’re highly responsive to ever-changing customer ...

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  7. "Good company to grow engineering skills"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Receptive to suggestions, a good employee can push to change workflows with enough effort, new technologies

    Cons

    Mostly no management. As an employee you work directly with the client, making the workload pile up for some people and be almost inexistent for others. Having to book time for each task or small little thing you're working on.

    Advice to Management

    Be more present in interactions between the client and the NC employee

    Netcentric2019-03-23

    Netcentric Response

    March 26, 2019Company

    Thank you for your input and taking the time to share your experience at Netcentric. One of our most important core values is “give-and-accept-feedback”. As you already know, Netcentric is run and powered by Holacracy. It is not your typical organisational structure and it might ...

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dissapointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location: Timpuri Noi, away from Pipera, in a modern office building. Work from home policy: unlimited, and most people use common sense and do not abuse it, which makes for a very relaxed work environment External events, trips, working from other offices, various fun events. Apple workstations, standing desks, great conferencing systems. Good communication and teamwork - most of the time. Mico bonus system - bonus.ly,...

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    Cons

    Has been bought by an Indian company and all that it implies: more and more Indian colleagues, badly trained, hard to work with. Moving slowly towards an outsourcing mentality (customer interviews at the lowest level, no trust, no company reputation). Low salaries on the Romanian market. Holacracy - sure, it can work, but faced with a 'customer is king' attitude, it leaves no room for actual voices to be heard. Internal...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't sell this company for something else than it is - you are an outsourcing company, you treat employees like resources, you have strong ties to India and people tend to avoid this, but wrap it nicely with events, fun, and games, to make it seems something that it no longer is. Value your people and their opinions, struggle to find them positions that fit their skills, and remember that the little things count. Such...

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    Netcentric2019-03-28

    Netcentric Response

    April 1, 2019Company

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your positive input and regret to hear about your concerns. We are a multicultural company with 48 nationalities including India and we respect diversity. As part of Cognizant, we provide our clients with an ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work"

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    Current Employee - Frontend Engineer in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, flexible hours and work from home. They also try to work with the last frontend technologies

    Cons

    The CMS that they use to develop websites is a little bit cumbersome to work with. Also salaries are 15% below market average.

    Netcentric2019-02-13

    Netcentric Response

    February 18, 2019Company

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, for highlighting the pros and your honesty in pointing out what can be improved. We appreciate it. As an Adobe Global Alliance Partner, Netcentric works with the Adobe Experience Cloud technology because it is cutting edge ...

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  10. "A great team!"

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Netcentric full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A really great team in a nice office with a lot of benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes to many meetings and the badge system didn't seem that fair sometimes.

    Netcentric2019-02-04

    Netcentric Response

    February 12, 2019Company

    Thank you for taking time to write this review. We truly value your input!

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