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Novabase Professional Associate Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2019

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  1. "Nice to learn"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team spirit, people, projects are quite good and thrilling/innovative, UX. Overall Novabase is a very nice place to learn and grow in knowledge.

    Cons

    Low Salaries when compared with the competition. No career progression for someone that is clearly very well rated in the evaluation system (Your salary might be reviewed, but you career level will stagnate for a while). Seems that there is no interest in keeping good employees.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your talent if you want to increase turnover

    Novabase2019-08-16
  2. "Good school to start"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good variety of projects - Good technologies - Variety of formations/certifications is also good

    Cons

    - Some projects don't have work/life balance - Managers are the biggest problem: bully people, you cannot leave on time, their faults are usually suffered by the employees lower in the chain - Salary is no big deal for the hard job you need to do - Early evaluations are a total joke and witch hunt

    Advice to Management

    - quit your job if you don't like to manage projects.

    Novabase2017-12-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Professional (Business Intelligence)"

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    Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novabase for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment, young talented people to work with, Interesting projects in portugal and abroad in several locations.

    Cons

    There should be more incentives or compensations to keep employees motivated. Also the company has good training and learning resources but should extend it to everybody instead of just a few people.

    Novabase2017-04-13
  4. "Good starting point"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novabase full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good starting environment entering the Academy

    Cons

    Very hard to get a raise, no career evolution, very bad projects managers and senior management. A lot of taboo issues. No interesting or innovative projects.

    Advice to Management

    They don't care

    Novabase2017-01-03
  5. "Better first consulting job you can get"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good company to work, and get to know the consulting business, where the professional and the human side can coexist. In the firsts 2/3 years you have a great opportunity and space to develop yourself personal and professionally. I had the change to learn a lot with senior colleges and hear their experiences. Some of the people I worked with and others that I still work, were very inspiring for my medium term... aspirations.

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    Cons

    The consulting business can be a very bad experience If you are with the wrong project. Although, I found very inspiring colleges I also had bad experiences. It's really bad when you see that your colleges doesn't work so hard as expected and don't care about the outcome with that behavior. When this happen, you start to dislike the people and start to hate your job.

    Advice to Management

    Business is mainly dependent from emergent geographies. Bet in make new products. Piggybacking business killed the innovation produced by skills.

    Novabase2016-06-14
  6. "Don't treat employees like children"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novabase full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Knowledge and a lot opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Project Managers don't listen to employees

    Novabase2016-03-31
  7. "Great for growing"

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    Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novabase

    Pros

    Novabase has great employee support and thinks about the growth of its workers.

    Cons

    The company has a heavy hierarchy.

    Novabase2015-12-30
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Academy program slows career growth"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of events, interesting presentations. Organization is well organized, lots of extra-curricular activities. Great first employer. Lots of talent and experienced workers.

    Cons

    If your employment started with the Academy program (directly from University) your career path is completely static and there's no way you can negotiate. This is very unfair since people who came from other competitors are offered much bigger pay raises in order to retain talent. But instead, if you're an "academist", the "senior management hand's are tied". As an example, two people with the same experience... (about 2 yrs) but coming from different backgrounds (competitor vs academy program) with a satisfactory evaluation are offered very different salary packages. The one coming from the competitor gets promoted to the next job title and a 200€ (net) salary increase. Otherwise, the one coming from the academy program is not promoted and gets a ridiculously low 30€ (net) salary increase. Off course every young worker tends to leave he the company simply because we do not feel appreciated and we look around and see friends who work in other competitors that are much better paid. Unfortunately the only way to increase your salary is to fire yourself and comeback for a negotiation, which is ridiculous. The evaluation process is simply not transparent and very shady. 20% are outstanding performers, 80% are well done performers and a residual 0-1% are not so good performers. Outstanding performers get 70% of the month salary bonus, whereas well done performers get 40%. The problem is almost everyone is harmonised, even if you're a top performer. The company financial results are getting worse and it's no longer challenging to work for a better bonus. Nobody knows the evaluation result of fellow colleagues.

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    Advice to Management

    Review the academy program, you are losing talent everyday.

    Novabase2015-04-28
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work on"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work on, good environment, lots of training programs.

    Cons

    The rating system for promotions is unfair, since many people gets lower rates on harmonization, when they don't have the right connections, or do not work extra time on their managing areas.

    Novabase2014-09-29
  10. "Consultant experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professional in Lisbon
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work conditions and decent salary.

    Cons

    Bureocracy, lack of culture, below standard management and profit-only mindset. There's not much care for the people, generally.

    Novabase2014-08-26
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