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Uniplaces Reviews

Updated May 9, 2019

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Found 89 reviews

3.7
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76%
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100%
Approve of CEO
Cyril Jessua
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment, great people, amazing perks & benefits, learning opportunities, great events and parties, best office ever(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great team, great office location, cool projects;(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "The HQ is in Lisbon, where the cost of living is increasing faster than salaries(in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management is creating a call center atmosphere(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Bright Future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Uniplaces

    Pros

    Young and vibrant in an international community

    Cons

    A bit overambitious for my taste

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course but tread lightly

    Uniplaces2018-08-15
  2. "Fun place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Uniplaces full-time

    Pros

    Fun place, good people, nice location

    Cons

    Bad management and lack of realizable goals

    Advice to Management

    Chase profits, not dreams.

    Uniplaces2017-04-06
  3. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Porto, Oporto
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Uniplaces part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are encouraged to come up with ideas to stimulate company growth! The work developed by ambassadors really impacts the company!

    Cons

    As a startup, things are always changing and some people might not enjoy it!

    Uniplaces2019-05-01
  4. "It's great for some time, but then you stagnate..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The great atmosphere - Amazing office and its location - The great co-workers - The multicultural and young environment - Kind people - You can try different jobs, mostly in the operational department, if you want - The benefits (working from home, free fruit, benflex)... - The cool office parties

    Cons

    - High turnover rate - Generally, employees stay less than a year - Many changes in management - No prospects of career progression (only for some employees) - Yearly firing many employees - Not taking advantage of people's skills - Not listening to employee's tips and ideas - Leaving people unmotivated and eventually letting them leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the people you have. You have so many great and motivated employees and you lost so many because you didn't value in them. Don't let that happen anymore!

    Uniplaces2019-05-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "An amazing place to learn and develop yourself"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - international atmosphere - friendly environment - super cool headquarters office - good opportunities to learn soft and hard skills - embraces creativity and proactive spirit

    Cons

    - high people turnover - lack of ability to retain great talent - management turnover

    Advice to Management

    - focus on long-term planning - take lessons from previous business decisions - embrace high motivated agents and provide them conditions to grow

    Uniplaces2019-04-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment. Decent company"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers. Relaxed environment. You will find a lot of friends here.

    Cons

    Not a very dynamic workplace. The structure of the company doesn't help the growth the would need to get to finally make a big step. Management is probably the biggest bottleneck.

    Advice to Management

    Give more trust to employees, let them experiment more. Invest more in training. Reduce the duration of meetings

    Uniplaces2019-02-13
  7. "Lack of Control"

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    Former Employee - Content Writer in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Uniplaces part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary for a part-time job Work from home Flexibile time schedule Accessible people

    Cons

    Lack of control Confusing priorities and low rigor on tasks People way too young on managing roles

    Advice to Management

    Implement better Performance Measurement Systems in the lower divisions of the company, sometimes there is just no incentive to work at all.

    Uniplaces2019-02-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Uniplaces full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great office environment - Great office location - Very meritocratic company - Extremely dynamic environment - Lots of flexibility - Absence of negative pressure

    Cons

    - The HQ is in Lisbon, where the cost of living is increasing faster than salaries. Do not come here (to Lisbon) to earn a good salary. - The company is making a good effort in improving the staff, however there is still a few employees who take for granted the perks and flexibility offered by this startup , they often do not appreciate it and easily complain.

    Uniplaces2018-12-26
  9. "If you have other proposal on the table, accept it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Uniplaces full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Nice work environment and office - Location of Lisbon HQ

    Cons

    The lack of organization in this company is out of this world! One minute they are hiring new employees and in the next minute they are firing them because of "money issues". They basically don't care about their employees. Not a safe company to grow and have a future!!

    Advice to Management

    Don't play with people's life!

    Uniplaces2019-02-03
  10. "Ambassador Programme"

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    Former Employee - Ambasador in Lisbon
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Uniplaces for less than a year

    Pros

    Pretty good atmosphere in the office, and very nice people to work with. Very open minded company.

    Cons

    Not too much contact nor interaction with the other people working in the office besides other ambassadors.

    Uniplaces2018-12-18
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