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Scytl Employee Reviews about "voting"

Updated May 1, 2019

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2.8
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Sílvia Caparrós
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Top (or use to be) technology on online voting(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good people simply just go away when they see the disaster(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work under pressure, which makes sense considering the scope of the Company: elections(in 10 reviews)

  • "Be prepared to work insane extra hours like mad if you enter as developer, to be treated like a piece of meat(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Brilliant place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a company with a lot of talented people and a great working atmosphere in an international environment.- Nice offices in one the best streets of Barcelona city center.- It has really interesting and innovative products which allow you to work in challenging projects related to election management and e-voting solutions.- Gives you the chance to work in a variety of projects and clients around the world, with...

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    Cons

    It is a demanding environment but you learn a lot. Communication between some departments is sometimes complicated although it has improved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep aiming high. and maitaining the values that have brought this company to life.

    Scytl2019-03-08

    Scytl Response

    April 17, 2019General Manager

    Many thanks for your review, which proves that we are on the right path.

  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Shrinking"

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

    I worked at Scytl for more than a year

    Pros

    Work on international critical projects with real impact. Top (or use to be) technology on online voting. If you fancy developing security critical and cryptography enabled software, Sctyl may be your place. Compared, to other places I have worked in Scytl methodologies are not bad.There has been lots of people leaving the company recently, so you might have unexpected career opportunities there.

    Cons

    New strategic plans and changes of direction every now and then. Tones of hours of my work were thrown to the trash do to bad management. Total lack of direction or focus. You never know if the project/product you are working in will have a continuity in the next few months. In general people at Scytl is unhappy with management and are planning to leave. In most department there is a clear management overhead, with lots...

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    Advice to Management

    Go back to the roots! Scytl used to be a technological company with core products based on security and cryptography. Now is just another service company....

    Scytl2016-10-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Positive overall"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scytl

    Pros

    - Big market out there for the company to take. Growth projection is invaluable. - Great business, being able to shape the future of voting for everybody. - Working with talented people.

    Cons

    - Difficult to maintain organization and stability with such growth. - An election is a stressful event.

    Advice to Management

    More internal processes to improve organization.

    Scytl2015-10-01
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Just another IT consulting firm"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Barcelona
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Nice co-workers - Some flexibility in the working hours (when there is no extra effort) - You may have the chance to work in an interesting project (around 10% of them) with advanced software engineering concepts like criptography, security, etc. - Language training (for now)

    Cons

    - Company mindset: "don't worry about tomorrow, just do this today" This affects projects, which are chaotic and 90% of them end in extra effort during the week and over the weekend. Quality is left behind in exchange for results. This affects also the management layer, which is basically results oriented with no team management in place. - Human resources: just ignores employees. E-mails, formal requests or legal advice...

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    Advice to Management

    - Put effort on retaining the most experienced people in the company (the ones that are still there) - Change aggressive objectives into a mid term plan to stabilize the company, create real products and sell what you have

    Scytl2015-04-11
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Sales Dr in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global leader company in electronic voting solutions

    Cons

    Niche sector in a very young market, which difficults the recruitment of specialized profiles

    Scytl2014-01-27
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