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Updated Apr 24, 2019

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Sarat Pediredla
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "Plenty of companies claim to put employees first, but Hedgehog Lab is the only one I have worked for that delivers on their promise(in 18 reviews)

  • "The work environment is collaborative to the core and there is absolutely no sign of any politics(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "No Cons to specify this is on of the best workplace for tension free , Nice work environment with good timings(in 7 reviews)

  • "It's very difficult to note any 'cons' here at hedgehog lab(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Proud to be a member of the team."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at hedgehog lab

      Pros

      Teamwork is second to none, with locations on several continents the ability to work as a cohesive unit is a testament to the culture developed by the leadership team. The holistic approach to making sure the best services are offered to each customer, instead of just pumping out development projects ensures that the customers are well served and the hedgehog brand is recognized for quality and integrity.

      Cons

      The only con, is that we operate in an industry with such broad levels of service, as well as quality and integrity, that we are often dealing with clients who are being mislead by lower price point offers from competitors, they lose sight of what is best for their project and only see cost not value.

      hedgehog lab2016-06-02

      hedgehog lab Response

      August 8, 2016CEO

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I feel your pain in relation to cheaper competitors who are selling snake oil but this is a problem the whole industry faces where the barrier to entry is low and clients have had bad experiences with previous organisations. Our ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Great people makes for great product."

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      Current Employee - U S Managing Director in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at hedgehog lab full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great people. Great clients. Entrepreneurial spirit. Always looking at what's next and taking steps to work on those projects.

      Cons

      Strong growth leads to some pains as company size changes what we do and how we do it. Sometimes we try out too many technologies.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you are doing.

      hedgehog lab2016-02-04

      hedgehog lab Response

      August 31, 2016CEO

      Thanks for the feedback. I think the growing pains are inevitable as we add people at the rate of 5+ per month but hopefully this will stabilise. Very fair point about new technologies and this is perhaps a fallback from the founders' approach of constantly embracing change in a world ...

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    • "Awesome place to work"

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      Current Employee - QA Team Lead in Hyderābād
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good place to work and helps in work life balance

      Cons

      Every one is equal attitude

      hedgehog lab2019-04-24
    • "Project Manager at Hedgehog Lab"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager in Newcastle, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at hedgehog lab full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great staff, driven, talented, hard working

      Cons

      Costs sometimes undersold to clients created friction.

      Advice to Management

      Temper expectations of both company and the clients.

      hedgehog lab2019-02-15

      hedgehog lab Response

      February 17, 2019CEO

      Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. I agree that in the past there were challenges with client expectations around costs and our estimation model. We have made a real effort to get this right with our new Head of Finance ensuring we have a clear, client-friendly cost and ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "A supportive, inclusive and exciting place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at hedgehog lab part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - It's full of passionate friendly people and there is a strong emphasis on teamwork, helping each other out, and praise when you’ve done well. - Flexibility and freedom when it comes to when and how you work; as long as you don't take the p*** and get your jobs done, it's all good! - There is a genuine drive to ensure workplace inclusivity and a good culture, within the workplace. Plenty of social activities too!...

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      Cons

      - An open plan office isn't for everyone BUT there are plenty of nooks, sofas and bean bags to plonk yourself on if you need to. - You don't get to choose what you work on but that is the nature of an agency! - I genuinely can't think of anything else!

      Advice to Management

      Keep on doing what you're doing. Growing as a company is a good thing but it comes with challenges - keep on keeping an eye on things :)

      hedgehog lab2018-09-27

      hedgehog lab Response

      September 27, 2018CEO

      Thank you for the feedback. All great points and something for us to reflect on.

    • Helpful (2)

      "A Great Place for Learning & Growth"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at hedgehog lab

        Pros

        - Small teams and close proximity to projects means your work has a big impact on the final product - Lots of opportunities to learn and develop new skills - Great culture, the people at hedgehog lab are awesome. Being new I’ve found everyone very welcoming and friendly. - No office politics - Upper management are very transparent about the goals and direction of the company

        Cons

        - Nothing I can think of

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing what you’re doing. The culture of evaluating what you can do better then just doing it from an individual level up to a company wide level is taking the company in an exciting direction.

        hedgehog lab2018-06-30

        hedgehog lab Response

        July 2, 2018CEO

        Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Great place to learn new things."

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        Current Employee - Developer in Hyderābād
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at hedgehog lab full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Great environment to work in. Friendly coworkers everyone helps when needed.

        Cons

        No cons at the moment.

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing the great work.

        hedgehog lab2018-06-29

        hedgehog lab Response

        July 2, 2018CEO

        Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback.

      • Helpful (4)

        "Good – working towards being great."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Honestly the best company I have worked for to-date. A friendly, relaxed and hardworking working atmosphere where teams consistently do their best. A solid management/leadership team that is pulling everything in the right direction. Freedom to make decisions and act on opportunities.

        Cons

        If I have to list a 'con' it would be the fact that teams are we're working in two offices in the Newcastle HQ. Hardly a negative but I would love to see the two office spaces joined up sooner rather than later.

        Advice to Management

        Keep on heading in the right direction, share knowledge and create the best working environment anyone could wish for.

        hedgehog lab2018-06-14

        hedgehog lab Response

        June 25, 2018CEO

        Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We are working on the 2 "office" challenge in Newcastle

      • Helpful (5)

        "A great company getting better"

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        Current Employee - Marketing Strategist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        2017 was probably the most difficult year the company has endured, yet just 6 months down the line, there's a genuine belief that, as a team, we've turned things around. This is a testament to staff of all levels and disciplines, as well as the management team who deserve to be acknowledged for the responsibility they've taken in both resolving key issues and slowly starting to pivot to a more pro-active approach, reducing...

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        Cons

        Though effort to develop the company's progression pathways has been evident in the last few months especially, I think it's still difficult to 'see progression' for certain (generally smaller) departments. This is probably more an issue of scale, but it can prove demotivating at times. Staff certainly don't want the company to stagnate, hence not resting on our impressive turnaround, but they don't want their careers...

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        Advice to Management

        The improvement in communication especially over the past 6 months has been great. Keep that up.

        hedgehog lab2018-06-06

        hedgehog lab Response

        June 6, 2018CEO

        Thank you for taking the time to post feedback. We have been woefully behind in dealing with pay, performance and progression issues which have been stuck on mine and Antony's "To Do" list for a while during the time when other immediate priorities took over. Please expect to see ...

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      • Helpful (4)

        "Ups, Downs, Challenges, Rewarding, Exciting"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at hedgehog lab full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        This is the only company that I have worked for that I consistently enjoy getting out of bed in the morning to go to. That might seem silly, and it might not seem like a huge "pro", but for someone who has worked in toxic environments and has hated going into work, having a company that really cares and empowers you to do great work is priceless. Openness and transparency. Communication in the company has improved...

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        Cons

        A lot of the cons and downsides to working here are thatI have perviously encountered are slowly being solved, or have already been solved so it isn't really pertinent to talk about those things. There seems to be a tendency to introduce initiatives which haven't really been properly thought out - such as feedback platforms and new systems. I think we have been through three or four different ones since I've been here....

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        Advice to Management

        Keep pushing in the current direction. I have seen a huge improvement in morale, work ethic, output, and overall happiness in staff in the last six months, which shows that things are going in the right direction and that largely be down to effective leadership.

        hedgehog lab2018-05-18

        hedgehog lab Response

        June 6, 2018CEO

        Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. As an organisation and I personally have quite often in the past jumped to try out new tools and processes quickly. 7Geese was an abject failure on my part as I never took the time to run through proper implementation. We are fixing ...

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