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WiseTech Global Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Dec 18, 2018

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WiseTech Global CEO and Founder Richard White
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WiseTech Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great work environment - Flexible work times - Good facilities (showers, kitchens, gym, recreational room) - Many different teams with different specialisations and programming stacks

    Cons

    - Decent amount of legacy code - Some bug fixing work is not as interesting

    WiseTech Global2018-12-19
  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, good values, decent growth

    Cons

    Company culture could be more vibrant

    WiseTech Global2018-05-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "The true open enviroment that inspires you to your full potentials"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company's CTO, and all managers, are sitting next to you, on the same floor, open, over 500 hundreds of us under the same roof on the open floor. You can speak with any one at any time for any reason. In fact, they are just of of you. At the end of the day, what stops you is the limit of your inspirations, the ability to ask questions and be innovative. Do you have the boldness and ideas!!

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is no free parking place, however company shutter bus runs every 15 minutes to pick up from Green Square station and send us back to the station after work.

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    WiseTech Global2018-01-16
  4. Helpful (22)

    "More like Code Monkey than Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alexandria
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WiseTech Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big companies, with basically no competitors, salary is decent. There is also a gym in the office, with private classes that people can use for free

    Cons

    The company developed their own management board, a system that gives people tasks to work on. This made the company become like a "factory", no one talks to each other, people don't help, the philosophy is that if you learn by yourself you are going to remember, while if someone teaches you it's not as effective. They also believe that stress helps people working harder, so every tasks assigned to you has a timer associated with it, and they take metrics to check how well you are performing. There is no involvement in design decisions for new developers, tasks come from "somewhere". People prefer written communication over face to face, even if you are sitting 2 meters apart. I worked in a team for over a month and I didn't even know the names of the people sitting around me. Some of the people in the company have a great IQ but definately lack of social skills. It has definately been the worst working experience of my life.

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    WiseTech Global2017-02-05
  5. Helpful (33)

    "Fabulous culture / Lacking innovation"

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    Software Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at WiseTech Global

    Pros

    - Excellent culture and diversity! There are so many people with so many backgrounds and religions its almost like the entire world's representatives are in the one office. This shows how open they are in terms of diversity. - Excellent perks! With your morning breakfast choice of eggs and toast and jams, or a wide variety of fruits, or even if you want to pick from an endless list of cereals, you will not run out of options in the morning! - The downstairs gym area and personal trainer will make sure you work off all that food! - Monthly birthday celebrations are provided with a wide range of cakes and even Thai food for lunch! - Pizzas and drinks every Friday afternoon! - Most people are friendly and there is a general sense of a stress free environment. - CEO and chief architect have a great attitude and won't hesitate to spend time to talk to you. - Their x-mas parties rock! Literally ;) - Their hardware is phenomenal with every engineer provided two 42'' monitors with hexa-core processors for your machines... very spoiled! If perks are what you are looking for in a company, this place is for you!

    Cons

    - Software is extremely stale, with WinForms (outdated since 2005), ADO.NET DataSets (superseded by EF in 2007) & Windows CE for device development (outdated since 2006). - They've reinvented the wheel on almost the entire stack, with a custom ORM, custom CI, custom cloud, custom query builders (rather than linq to entities) and even custom accounting software (instead of SAP/Oracle/MYOB). The majority of the developers are experts in WiseTech's specific architecture, but have no idea about the frameworks and tools out in the real world, making it extremely hard for them to be valuable in the software industry. - Their flagship product is distributed via RDP to customers rather than standard practice SOA or Smart Client apps! This makes the usability experience of the product horrendous with lagging and latency on every user interaction. The intermittent hanging is also a detriment to user experience. - Any new opportunities to write new modules in their flagship product are still written in WinForms with no developer interests in delving into tools more recent than 10 years! - Code base doesn't adhere to best practices: PascalCasing private fields, test classes in the same source file as implementation classes, namespaces don't match folder structure, no dependency injection (making mocking and stubbing difficult), and UX practices are non-existent (i.e. documentation over intuitive flow through the app). - Archaic task management system based off a single book that targets industrial warehouses which was written in the 1980s (when PCs weren't even on everyone's desktops!). Most software development companies these days follow 21st century books written by software experts that recommend a vast array of agile methodologies to suit any software process. Again, rather than using existing task management tools, they have resorted to re-inventing their own heavy, slow, unresponsive, non-intuitive incarnation. - Emotional attachment to projects, leading to overly defensive attitudes towards change and improvements. This is precisely the opposite of innovation. - Their new(er) rebuild has been (so far) 6 years in the making and is using "current" tools like WPF & JQuery which have already been outdated before the product is even complete. It is still monolithic, which means staleness might last yet another decade while the rest of the tech world changes around them. If pride in a company's software solution is what you are looking for, this place is not for you!

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    WiseTech Global2016-03-10

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