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Scytl Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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Sílvia Caparrós
2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Unprofessional mess"

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

    I worked at Scytl full-time

    Pros

    the voting sector is extremely interesting, location, technology

    Cons

    very unprofessional workspace: awful management, many senior employees are "above the law" and do as they please, no processes, no organization whatsoever resulting in messy deliveries

    Advice to Management

    some of them should resign, do some serious cleaning up

    Scytl2017-11-10
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Bonkers place to work"

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    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Barcelona
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It seems like a good thing to do, providing voting systems for people with accessibility problems

    Cons

    The company is very disorganised, voting platforms have a hard date to be ready by so the company makes people work a lot of weekends and has no regard for the health of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.

    Scytl2017-11-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sounds nice but it isnt"

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

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

    Pros

    change the world by improving democracy! actually no you won't

    Cons

    There is no product and there is no market. You can't sell the same election software to different countries because voting is different everywhere. Scytl burned $100m of VC money to find this out. It will close down soon so don't work here

    Advice to Management

    if you are going to waste investors money then at least be nice to your employees while you do it!!

    Scytl2017-11-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow within and disupting a traditional industry

    Cons

    Crazyness of a fast growing company

    Advice to Management

    It takes time to disupt an industry and longer term planning should be addressed

    Scytl2017-09-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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

    I have been working at Scytl part-time

    Pros

    Good environment and very professional people. Plenty of projects to work on and possibilities to learn from others

    Cons

    No cons to mention yet.

    Scytl2017-09-12
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Industry to work in, how bad do you have to run a business for your employees to leave it on mass?"

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

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

    Pros

    This is a great industry to work in. Very exciting. You get to work on interesting and challending projects. Technology is interesting too.

    Cons

    The company is unlikely to survive. You will get divorced. Your life expectancy will decrease.

    Advice to Management

    Scytl managed to disprove Warren Bugget when he said: "Invest in businesses any idiot could run because someday one will.". Scytl founders picked the right industry, at the right time, had the right technology and talent. Yet, despite investments, the company failed to build a product, retains talent and now find itselfs on the verge of bankrupcy. How many mistakes can you be forgiven before you get sacked or before the...

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    Scytl2017-09-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to learn with too much stress"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Barcelona
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Scytl for less than a year

    Pros

    It's full of really talented and capable professionals with broad knowledge on their area. Plus the pay is really good.

    Cons

    Hardly any free time. A lot of work on weekends

    Scytl2017-06-27
  8. "Exciting Part of my career"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scytl

    Pros

    Great Company Great Culture to make a career

    Cons

    Ahead of time in technology

    Scytl2017-04-11
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Some needed changes are happening"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scytl full-time

    Pros

    The new management team is listening and some things are improving and being done in a transparent way and with more common sense.

    Cons

    There's a lot to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on trying and you'll save Scytl!

    Scytl2017-03-22
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Many good things and many to be improved"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scytl full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people. Interesting business. The product development provides engineer with all types of challenges from implementation of some advanced mathematics to performance and scalability.

    Cons

    For historical reasons the engineering culture is still more solution oriented than product oriented which leads to ad hoc design, short term planning, lack of deep analysis and some chaos during release period.

    Advice to Management

    Improve engineering culture. Product development requires more strategic and long-term plagnning, more investments of time into design, architecture and high quality codebase. Have courage to completely rework the problematic parts of the product instead of endless last minute patching. Have vision what will be the product in two or three years.

    Scytl2017-03-18
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