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Orc Group Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2017

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Torben Munch
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  1. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Trading Software Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orc Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent condition, normal hours, international environment, general good mood

    Cons

    The company produces and sells buggy applications which are difficult to support, also because of the complete absence of training for new members. Tasks tend to be bounced between departments.

    Orc Group2017-04-24
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orc Group

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Friday Lunch

    Cons

    Too many layers of management

    Advice to Management

    flatten heirachy

    Orc Group2017-01-04
  3. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - not very big company, but have many offices around the world - many experienced engineers - developing software for finances, extends knowledge

    Cons

    - not very big company, almost no carrier opportunity - office almost in the center of the city, but has no good transport access

    Orc Group2016-10-28
  4. "Good company with cultural issues due to recent mergers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orc Group

    Pros

    A lot of talented people, interesting business and technology, fast moving. Nice offices (Stockholm)

    Cons

    Most of engineering has moved to Russia and created somewhat of a cultural gap with negative moral impact. Engineering organization can be a little to top down with a handful of "architects" making the decisions on a lot of things.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try to keep the talent and knowledge available instead of forcing people out and only hire in Russia.

    Orc Group2016-10-12
  5. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orc Group

    Pros

    Very international, great people, very friendly

    Cons

    A lot of legacy projects

    Orc Group2016-01-22
  6. "Fun company to work at - no growth"

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Orc Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked in the Chicago office when I was with Orc... Great work culture - really collaborative and open environment with a great group of core people who were the foundation of the Chicago office.

    Cons

    The industry itself isn't burgeoning and if you pair that with the relatively limited opportunities when working in a satellite office, it was really tough to envision a long term future here. Just not enough room for growth, and not a culture that did a great job at rewarding and encouraging career growth.

    Orc Group2015-10-08
  7. "You can run on the treadmill, but you won't get anywhere"

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

    I worked at Orc Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Somehow, Orc are still able to hire fairly good people. Interviews were quite misleading in description and there wasn't always a lot of thought into "will this person actually be a good fit".

    Cons

    Generally a bad mood. Most people are looking to leave or just showing up. Sales and Engineering have a huge disconnect. Old school sales culture with very few good eggs.

    Advice to Management

    "As long as a decision has been made" isn't an inspiring ethos.

    Orc Group2015-08-31
  8. "Sales Director review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orc Group

    Pros

    Great environment, good work to life balance, challenging.

    Cons

    lack of direction. disconnect between different regions. no autonomy in the regions.

    Advice to Management

    Find a good strategy and stick to it.

    Orc Group2015-06-24
  9. "A great company at the local level, difficulties at an international level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orc Group full-time

    Pros

    Most individual teams are internally friendly, functional and productive. This is particularly true in the Chicago office. The office also has excellent cooperation between the teams there. The company provides good benefits and a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Relations between offices, and some of the teams on an international level, are strained and not highly functional. As a satellite office (even though it's the largest satellite office) Chicago seems to come in very distant second when its needs or input is regarded by HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Solve the disconnects and communication problems between the offices and highest level teams. Take regional needs more seriously.

    Orc Group2014-05-28
  10. "Great benefits with a laid back style of working"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orc Group

    Pros

    Great benefits such as vacation and health insurance

    Cons

    Not a lot of learning opportunities unless you work directly with customers.

    Orc Group2014-04-01
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