- Tricentis GmbH18.Aug. 2020
- Mit Arbeitgeber-Kommentar
Was really great in past. It felt very special to work for that Austrian company that tried to conquer the world in it's space. Leadership appreciated what we are doing. Yes, they demanded a lot but I always had the feeling that they care about their employees. However, this changed recently when more and more power went to the US. Aggressive growth, new leadership and a brutally executed reorganization destroyed that whole atmosphere. People were fired, others were and are leaving on their own. In general leadership does not show any cultural sensitivity.
The line managers of the "foot soldiers" are trying their best, but they have way to many people to manage. They are also mostly new to the company, most of the long-time managers that built up the engineering organization are not in the company anymore. Higher management is acting very rude and arrogant. They do not care about company culture or the people in general, the only measure that cares is money. They do not only not appreciate former achievements, they belittle it. This is a slap into the face of everybody who spent years of his live to build such a successful product. The whole situation caused some of the core people of the company to leave, I wonder if management is aware of their contribution to that.
This was the best part of the company. There were many smart, helpful and nice people. If you needed help you just could go to anybody and get support from them. There was a special sense of togetherness (this was also one of the core company values). There were many occasions to get together with your colleagues and have some beer and talk. With the aggressive growth of the company this became less and less, and of course now in times of Covid-19 this is completely gone. Also a lot of people fostering this culture left the company, and there is little hope that that atmosphere will be restored once things are back to normal.
Heavily depends on the product your team is working on. Some teams can work on new stuff with state-of-the-art technology. Other teams should work on new stuff too, but they have no direction or product vision yet. Most of the teams are working on the legacy product, which is still very successful but from a engineering perspective not very exciting anymore.
This was always a weak spot. Very often I got relevant information just by accident, official announcements were missing. The Covid-19 crisis and the new management made this even worse. After the reorganization was announced nothing happened for a full month. A lot of people did not know who they will work with, what they will work on and who will be their boss. A bunch of key people left the company, but it was not really communicated from management. There are regular information meetings though, driven by C-Level, but they very rarely provide useful information. Very often what management says is not what they actually do.
As usual for the industry there are way more male than female employees, especially in R&D. Management is even worse, there are almost no female managers, especially in C-Level. There are some diversity programs, but they are mostly lip-service without any concrete outcome.
Umgang mit älteren Kollegen
Can't provide a good statement here, in engineering there are like two colleagues older than 40.
Karriere / Weiterbildung
Promotions were done rather randomly and intransparent. New management is working on improving that, outcome is unclear yet. The company provides access to some e-learning platforms and of course to all product related courses. In theory there is a contingent of hours you can spend for trainings, but it is not that much and it there is pressure to work on the product instead. External trainings need approval from management, but you have to organize everything on your own.
Gehalt / Sozialleistungen
Salary is ok, on top there is a yearly bonus depending on company success and personal performance. The whole system is quite intransparent though. Company pays for your annual ticket for public transport within vienna. Laptop and company mobile phone can be used for private purposes (within reason).
Office is relatively central and is a few minutes away from a metro station. The offices are nice and you have a great view from there. There are also some social areas (beer fridge, darts, table football...). AC is rather weak, on hot days you will sweat. Equipment is ok, engineers get a strong laptop and either 2 regular monitors or one huge 4k.
Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein
Before Covid-19 people were excessively travelling all over the world. Of course this is not happening these days, unsure how this will be in a post-covid world. There are no green initiatives, but there is an initiative for giving back to the society. People can spend a couple of days per year to show of with their social responsibility. After a short hype phase the whole initiative is now not pursued anymore.
Depending on the team but was usually ok, heaving a private live was respected. New management tries to put more and more pressure to the product development teams. The teams working on the most relevant products are already under full pressure. My team was spared until now, but recently we started to feel the heat as well.
- Applying american management methods on european employees will not work. Try to create an environment where people know and feel that they matter. Being rude is no sign of strength. Trust can only work bi-directional.
Flexible working hours. Nobody is forced to return to the offices if they don't feel comfortable with that.
Almost everything that happend the last months. Tricentis was an awesome place for it's employees but for now this place does not exist anymore.
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Kommentar des Arbeitgebers
Dear Colleague, Thank you for your rating and the feedback. We highly appreciate this valuable feedback as we are always striving to improve. It is good to see that you see also positive aspects, however we are sorry to read that you are not satisfied with some aspects of our work and we would like to invite you to a personal conversation. It is important for us to understand these aspects better in order to take specific measures. Especially in the area of Learning & Development we just launched Global learning days to support you even better in your development. Tricentis offers a culture of appreciative and respectful behavior, communication, transparency and collaboration is essential to us. Thank you again for your feedback and we would be pleased to have a conversation with you to talk about it in detail. Kr, HR-Team