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Ontotext Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2018

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Atanas Kiryakov
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Semantic technology company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ontotext full-time

      Pros

      * Interesting projects in NLP, knowledge representation and data science * Relaxed colleagues, positive working atmosphere and convenient office location * Competitive salary for the work life balance

      Cons

      * Niche technology (RDF) causing slow moving projects and heavy project switching * Solutions vs products dillema causing poor engineering decisions * Lack of good long term business vision and strategy

      Ontotext2018-03-20
    • "Interesting work, great atmosphere, slow business"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Sofia
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      * Great people - they are both fun and extraordinary professionals. Some really great minds have worked in Ontotext and they have left their mark on the company. There is a lot to learn from such people. * There is rarely overwhelming pressure from the management * Opportunities to travel * I have always been satisfied by my salary * Mature software processes

      Cons

      Business is slow because laymen do not understand the benefit of semantic technologies. Because of this people leave due to lack of challenge and projects with potential get thrown in the dustbin.

      Advice to Management

      Employee benefits are close to none. There are many other companies in Sofia that are much more social and this puts them into a more favorable position in the eyes of job applicants. It is also nice t know that your company values your well-being.

      Ontotext2016-07-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good company"

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

      I have been working at Ontotext

      Pros

      Good culture, promising technology, recently greatly improved marketing

      Cons

      Commercial adoption and sales are still hard

      Advice to Management

      Improve employee stimuli and remuneration balance

      Ontotext2016-06-22
    • Helpful (3)

      "Developer"

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      Former Employee - Developer in Sofia
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ontotext

      Pros

      Great colleagues and teams.

      Cons

      Management frequently changes direction and disregards feedback from staff.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to feedback

      Ontotext2015-09-29
    • "Executive Director"

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      Current Employee - Executive Director in Sofia
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ontotext full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Developing top-end semantic technology; working with leading "knowledge businesses" around the world

      Cons

      Spread too thin across too many activities

      Advice to Management

      Improve operational management and focus the company better

      Ontotext2014-03-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good opportunity for career start"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      As a fresh graduate you will be given a lot of opportunity to learn exciting technologies and responsibility to implement your ideas. Some great coworkers can be found. Opportunities to do R&D are avaiable. Company tries to stay at the edge of technological developments and even lead in its own market. Good compensation for the local market.

      Cons

      You might quickly reach the maximum of development opportunities, given that management positions are more or less set in stone. Compensation compared to the global market is bad. Limited knowledge transfer between teams. Management decisions are not always transparent or truthfully justified. Workload in some teams is excessive due to ineffective planning.

      Ontotext2014-03-05
    • "Excellent balance between research and commercial projects"

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      Current Employee - Project Manager in Sofia
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      - innovative attitude - access to research projects and results - excellent career development opportunity - responsibility for negotiation and managing complex projects - influence on product development

      Cons

      - dealing with not very well tested research prototypes - daily support on 24/7 systems

      Ontotext2012-11-19
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