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The Qt Company Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Unique Company!"

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    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Qt Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic technology and people
    Great industry impact
    Good culture (for me at least)

    Cons

    Management is many timezones away
    Not a lot of training
    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement (its flat anyway... but your title won't change)
    The office location is not fancy / good

    Advice to Management

    Needs a little more focus and investment in Santa Clara. Barely at critical mass for a healthy office.


  2. "Everyone loves the product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Qt Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is really nice to work with a product that everyone really loves. Not only the people working there, but also all the users. Working for The Qt Company is also pretty good. Nice office, nice people, nice food.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work to do and not enough people. We need to hire more.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Qt Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement - fast growing company.

    Cons

    have to work nights sometimes


  4. "Lot of potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Qt Company full-time

    Pros

    Highly motivated and skilled engineers.
    Awesome product, which future looks bright.
    R&D people are nice, friendly and extremely helpful.
    Work-life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    Office politics, favoring and cliques don't generate enjoyable working conditions.
    Pay and perks are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the courageous strategy and let the product fly.
    Do something when you get negative feedback on office level.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flat, unbureaucratic culture
    Great people!
    Site has good energy

    Cons

    Job advancement opportunities are lacking at this site.


  6. "Great environment if project being developed can survive"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Qt Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people and local office had lots of benifits such as lunch provided in canteen

    Cons

    a purely engineering company with no associate sales department means a rough time if "sponsored" project being worked does not survive

    Advice to Management

    Good quality work gets done if the business basics are sorted ie what to work on and how is it paid for and work required is well communicated to staff. Be carefull before commiting to large project in the latest fad such as Mobile Software Development. Such projects come with a high risk profile and lead times between R&D expense verses sales income can be problematic.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life-balance
    Friendly culture
    Small offices instead of cubicles

    Cons

    Sometimes clueless management, not giving enough directions

  8. "Great company and people"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant

    Pros

    Very relax nice environment where everyone is treated with lost of respect

    Cons

    the company was bought and no longer around

    Advice to Management

    it is a shame that you sold the company :-(


  9. "Hang on, its a wild ride"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Qt Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant devs, technology and market value

    Cons

    lack of business vision execution

    Advice to Management

    go public. get aligned.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, badly mismanaged from the top"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oslo (Norway)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Oslo (Norway)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Qt Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Qt is really cool - the most complete cross-platform framework, and the best maintained. I have always enjoyed working with it and was glad for a chance to work on it directly. Fortunately the Digia acquisition may allow us to return to that kind of work, so do not take anything negative I have written as any kind of indication for the future of that; the outlook seems bright for Qt now, just not for Nokia (and I seem to be reviewing Nokia here).

    Cons

    Nokia provided a series of mobile platform projects which distracted us from working on Qt itself, and the company's right hand doesn't know what the left is doing so there were destabilizing changes on a couple of occasions, ending with the cancellation of a project after this entire office had wasted more than a year on it.

    Advice to Management

    There's no hope for management, they don't have a working vision at all. They need to be replaced, but it may be too late for that too.


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