Coya AG als Arbeitgeber

Coya AG

13 Bewertungen von Mitarbeitern

kununu Score: 3,7Weiterempfehlung: 67%
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13 Mitarbeiter haben diesen Arbeitgeber mit durchschnittlich 3,7 Punkten auf einer Skala von 1 bis 5 bewertet.

8 Mitarbeiter haben den Arbeitgeber in ihren Bewertungen weiterempfohlen. Der Arbeitgeber wurde in 4 Bewertungen nicht weiterempfohlen.

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Heavily financed start-up struggling to establish its product // company culture // working environment

2,8
Nicht empfohlen
Ex-Angestellte/r oder Arbeiter/inHat im Bereich IT gearbeitet.

Was macht dein Arbeitgeber in Corona-Zeiten gut?

Motivational top management is examplatory. Technology is awesome. Technical home office setup for all ready (but got limited to 1 day/week before Covid breakout...). Besides that, lately, the course of how things went in the tech team, there are really not many positive things.

Was macht dein Arbeitgeber in Corona-Zeiten nicht gut?

Strategic changes seem to be made without any (valid) consulting of the department/team in question. C-level management is too alike, there seem no productive controversy anymore (and it always seem that there was never a really productive one). Communication and transparency of situation and decisions is very filtered. Decisions that should be taken in one department seem to be taken by another department. Insurance people and tech folks are rather spreading more and more from each other than moving together. Showing real and valid career opportunities to people.

Was sollte dein Unternehmen in Corona-Zeiten (anders) machen?

A startup must be agile and change its focus/scope. However there should be some shades of grey and not only black&white solutions for as good as everything in the company. Management needs more transparency, again, it rather moves into top-down ruling and informing on their decisions. Finding the strategy that is really wanted to go with but talking to your people (it's still feasible, there are

Arbeitsatmosphäre

Usually friendly and fun relation to most people. However, continuous feeling of 1.5 years momentum of "we're on the edge of win or fail right now" followed by open announcements that "there was no real pressure yet..." does not yield in a truly positive atmosphere. Lately it felt like people were "recommended" to leave if they're not ready for the situation.

Image

Fresh image of a new, digital, cool brand. Wearing the company hoody I've got recognised, positively recognised, several times when being off-line interacting with the products' target groups.

Work-Life-Balance

For a start-up, it's been fair - more work intense periods but usually no permanent very very late evening work, also eg Parental leave was to my understanding granted to all who requested but as it's a startup with very seldom equivalent backup for the responsibilities and tasks once on leave.

Karriere/Weiterbildung

Personal growth plan was rolled-out, stopped, re-initiated aka no constant plan... Very few people get promoted to positions with a real change (and stay much longer). In my entire time I was not able to join any external educational event like conferences (paid by the company) while business people seemed to constantly go to such.

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

Salary in the tech team is rather below raising Berlin market prices. Also with a shadow shift that seem to aim on getting rather cheaper personal in other locations. For other departments, I am unaware of the salary level. Perks are regular pension schema, health app, regular (but increased) number of holidays, stock options (that seem only beneficial to the very first folks), nothing that substantially pops the payment.

Umwelt-/Sozialbewusstsein

Separation of garbage and a product features to donate parts of the revenue. Nothing extra-ordinary but more then regular.

Kollegenzusammenhalt

Speaking mostly for the Tech team, there is a strong feeling of helping and supporting each other - especially witting the older folks. However, when I left I had the feeling that the new management tries to split this feeling and shield newer people from it.

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

There is only one guys ~50 and very few 40+, I believe. However, these folks are treated like anyone else.

Vorgesetztenverhalten

High expectations have been going with the company ever since, mostly top management and managers struggle to transfer this into positive actions except motivational speeches and public company representation. Strategic planning is reversed and adjusted too often, quarterly OKRs are forgotten once written, management is hick-jacking between complete laissez-faire and micro-management. From the beginning a lack of trust and respect from top management people (eg humiliation in all-hands meeting a la "Don't you all have no pride?!").

Arbeitsbedingungen

After moving into an office with natural sunlight, the environment became way better. Equipment has been great, especially for tech. However, there are rumours to ban Linux for dev... startup perks like drinks, fruits, breakfast bar.

Kommunikation

Struggling to get transparency into the company and the teams, especially in tech team a change of the management turned open, transparent communication into top-down micro-management.

Gleichberechtigung

In theory and communication highly equal employer, however my feeling was always that most male believe to be superior over their female counterparts. In general female lead positions are rather underrepresented in counting.

Interessante Aufgaben

In the past years building all from scratch was very interesting, very up-to-date technologies and stack, also insurance as a product is very complex and interesting. But it mainly depends on which area of responsibility you were assigned to.

Exciting industry with exciting opportunities

4,6
Empfohlen
Ex-Praktikant/in

Arbeitsatmosphäre

I really enjoy working here! Even though we are already more than 80 employees we still have a great start up culture and friendly and open minded colleagues.
There are also fun team events and summer/christmas parties happening with a lot of engagement and teambuilding.

Image

Many applicants might be deterred by the bad reviews here & in Glassdoor but I think lately things changed a lot (management board shift and office move).
Since Coya is now also on the list "10 German startups to watch in 2019" the image is quite well!

Work-Life-Balance

Flexible Working Hours
Homeoffice
Urban Sports Club Membership support

Karriere/Weiterbildung

Various learning sessions are offered at Coya and will be further developed.
German class
Management training

Kollegenzusammenhalt

So far I experienced good team work and also nice cross-functional collaboration.
Many skilled and experienced colleagues to learn from.
More than 20 nationalities and a lot of different opinions.

Vorgesetztenverhalten

My supervisor is always transparent an excellent mentor for me from whom I can learn a lot. I feel that even though I am still an intern I can shape processes and my opinion is valued very much. Also, I get a lot of responsibility to proof my strengths.
There was a shift in the management board, genuinely speaking I can not confirm the previous complaints about the management being non-start up. They are giving their best effort to motivate and pull the team together.

Arbeitsbedingungen

Coya reacted to the complaints concerning the rather dark office and moved to the second floor with much daylight and a big office. The rooms downstairs are now used as meeting rooms and a lounge area with table tennis and kicker.
However, it's an open-plan office and sometimes a bit noisy. Coya already try to fix problem with partition walls.

Kommunikation

There was a shift in the management board, genuinely speaking I can not confirm the previous complaints about the management being non-start up. They are giving their best effort to motivate and pull the team together.

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

Participation in the company's success with a share option program

Interessante Aufgaben

Very interesting and challenging environment to work in.
If you are interested in FinTech, this is the place to be.
Disrupting the established market using the latest technology.


Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

Gleichberechtigung

Arbeitgeber-Kommentar

#coyeah

Dear Coyan,
thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are happy that you enjoy the work at Coya and that you are acknowledging the effort we put into listening to our employees e.g. by moving to an office space with more light. If there is anything we can help you with please don't hesitate to get in touch with hr@coya.com. Best, Your Coya Team

Great team and exciting assignments

4,8
Empfohlen
Angestellte/r oder Arbeiter/in

Gut am Arbeitgeber finde ich

- free fruits and drinks
- great working atmosphere
- many team events
- office dogs
- one is involved in many tasks/topics
- appreciation
- trust-based working time
- home office is possible
- career opportunities because of a growing team

Schlecht am Arbeitgeber finde ich

It becomes noticeable as soon as a person is absent due to illness or holidays because it is a small team. But if you like to work for your company, you can also do this for a certain period of time and it should be no problem.

Verbesserungsvorschläge

Take employee wishes seriously. The job market is open. It would be a shame to lose good people to other companies.


Arbeitsatmosphäre

Image

Work-Life-Balance

Karriere/Weiterbildung

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

Umwelt-/Sozialbewusstsein

Kollegenzusammenhalt

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

Vorgesetztenverhalten

Arbeitsbedingungen

Kommunikation

Gleichberechtigung

Interessante Aufgaben

Arbeitgeber-Kommentar

#coyeah

Dear Coyan,
thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and find it great that you enjoy working for us! :)
We are always trying to listen to what our employees' needs are the best that we possibly can and in line with one of our company values are constantly trying to improve #continuousimprovement. For instance, we are currently working on implementing more perks and benefits to make your working life even more enjoyable. However, if you have something specific in mind that you would wish for then we are happy to get your input. You are welcome to directly approach HR or contact us via hr@coya.com.
Best,
Your Coya Team

Toole Branche, tolle Technik, unendliche MöglichkeitenManagement zerstritten, Startup und Corporate Vorstände - fail!

2,6
Nicht empfohlen
Ex-Führungskraft / ManagementHat im Bereich Vertrieb / Verkauf gearbeitet.

Gut am Arbeitgeber finde ich

versuch eine etablierte Branche anzugreifen

Schlecht am Arbeitgeber finde ich

Schlechtes Vorstandsmanagement / unerfahrene Leute, keine Führungsqualifikation, zerstritten, ein Desaster für das Marktpotential und das verlorne Inverstment.Schlechtes Management! Würde sonst sicher funktionieren.

Verbesserungsvorschläge

Tauscht die Vorstände aus. Top Leute verlassen das Unternehmen wegen totaler Unfähigkeit, die auch der Aufsichtsrat nicht richtig einschätzt.

Arbeitsatmosphäre

Führungsseitig eine Kathastrophe

Image

keins

Work-Life-Balance

Start up

Karriere/Weiterbildung

training on the job

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

Aufsichtsrat versteht es nicht Startup zu kompensieren

Umwelt-/Sozialbewusstsein

Biologische Reinigungsfirma

Kollegenzusammenhalt

sehr gut

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

Anfang Ende 30er

Vorgesetztenverhalten

letzttklassig

Arbeitsbedingungen

Tools gut, Vorgesetzte Kathastrophe

Kommunikation

besser als in Corporate, aber teilweise von obern herab

Gleichberechtigung

Anteil Deutscher unter 10%

Interessante Aufgaben

fachlich als auch technis

Berlin-like and culturally diverse start-up with hierarchical, old-style management practices

2,5
Nicht empfohlen
Ex-Führungskraft / ManagementHat im Bereich Administration / Verwaltung gearbeitet.

Gut am Arbeitgeber finde ich

Very international environment with skilled and experienced colleagues.

Schlecht am Arbeitgeber finde ich

The management style is very top-down and decisions are made by a few people in the organisation.

Verbesserungsvorschläge

Start involving and engaging your employees ...

Arbeitsatmosphäre

I liked working with my younger colleagues a lot and spent also many evenings after work with my colleagues. However, how the company was led from the top reminded me very much of corporate practices and not really the startup way.

Image

I think the external image very much suffered over the last couple of months also due to employees leaving the company.

Work-Life-Balance

I was one of the first employees and in the beginning, the workload was quite heavy but OKish for a startup. After the heavy lifting things improved a bit.

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

Good salary for a Berlin-based startup

Kollegenzusammenhalt

In general, the colleagues were really nice.

Vorgesetztenverhalten

Unfortunately, I did not feel involved in shaping strategic / product discussions and received clear tasks for execution only. This is very untypical for a startup and reminded me very much of the good old corporate world. I missed the regular interaction with the top management.

Arbeitsbedingungen

Nice office location in Kreuzberg.

Kommunikation

The communication between my colleagues and the team leads was really good but it was difficult to have regular catch-ups with the top management.

Interessante Aufgaben

Very interesting and challenging tasks with not even one day being the same...


Karriere/Weiterbildung

Umwelt-/Sozialbewusstsein

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

Gleichberechtigung

Arbeitgeber-Kommentar

#coyeah

Dear ex-Coyan,

we would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and for giving us valuable feedback. It is great to hear that you thought your tasks were interesting and challenging and that you got along well with your colleagues.
Two of our cultural values are “transparency” and “trust & respect”. To support our open communication culture it would have been great if you had addressed the issues directly - either to the board members or HR. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with hr@coya.com if you still want to talk to us. Thank you for having contributed your time and effort to Coya! We wish you all the best for your future career path!

Best regards,
your Coya team

Insurtech startup with super people and interesting work and good work life balance. But non-startup management.

3,8
Empfohlen
Angestellte/r oder Arbeiter/in

Gut am Arbeitgeber finde ich

Innovation focus, interesting work, my team.

Schlecht am Arbeitgeber finde ich

The missing transparency why we do certain things. The traditionally-minded board.

Verbesserungsvorschläge

Tell the management board to act more in a startup way and really lead the company.

Arbeitsatmosphäre

Good atmosphere between the teams and colleagues. Sometimes tension between the management board and the teams, as the company wants to run as a startup and the management board is very traditional and hierarchical.

Image

I think since the big investments into Coya the image is very good, playing in the league of the bigger startups. Just people ask me if the reviews on the net are really true in terms of being an interesting employer. As some things in the reviews are not accurate, I wanted to write this review.

Work-Life-Balance

Very good work life balance for a Berlin startup. Most people arrive at 9-10am and leave 5-7pm. No weekend work.

Karriere/Weiterbildung

Various learning sessions are offered at Coya.

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

Wages are in line with other bigger Berlin startups, at least in my case. The compensation of others is not transparent. It's company policy that every employee gets some virtual share options and you can also get cheaper gym package.

Umwelt-/Sozialbewusstsein

Not using a lot of paper, buying fair trade coffee (I think). Also Coya just donated a larger amount to charity.

Kollegenzusammenhalt

Everybody is really helpful and supportive. A least in our team there is no blaming for not achieving our goals, but we analyze that causes the failure to be better next time. Continuous improvement is lived by most team at Coya.

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

Not many older colleagues, but the ones we have are treated like everybody else and fully integrated and respected.

Vorgesetztenverhalten

I have a very good connection team head. We are aligned on my tasks and he appreciates my work, without mirco management. The management board sometimes try to micro management the teams heads and there were also cases, when the performance of teams shown bad by the management in company meetings. In general the management board tends to focus on talking about targets not being achieved and talking teams bad, instead of showing appreciation for successes. Might just be their way of working coming from traditional insurance companies.

Arbeitsbedingungen

Office is in the basement and a bit dark, but the office itself is quite nice and offers a lot of space. There are also always a couple of dogs around to cuddle with when a pause is needed.

Kommunikation

The Management Board at Coya is a guarantor for surprises. :-D Not in a startup way, but it's very hierarchical and not transparent. They think all decisions most come from the top and everything the management board says is the right way. But most decisions are taken by the Management Board only, without involvement of the teams. Then they invite very short notice for a meeting with all colleagues and present their decisions, often causing surprising faces in the teams, that directions are changed again or experts in the teams questioning the sense of the decisions being made without involvement of the teams. It's a bit chaotic and it's currently not really a leadership from the management board, as teams increasingly lost the believe in their orders. It feels that due to contradicting orders by different board members to the teams, which led to chaos before, the team leads now increasingly organize and align themselves across the teams, which works much better than following orders from the top.

Gleichberechtigung

Coya takes care!

Interessante Aufgaben

It's super interesting work. We are working on real innovation and also using the latest technology. And the target customers are our age, so it's easy to identify with them.

Arbeitgeber-Kommentar

#coyeah

Dear Coyan,

thank you so much for taking the time to write your detailed feedback to us. It is great to hear that you find the work at Coya interesting and also enjoy working in your team. With your work you are contributing to a great vision & product!
Two of our cultural values are “transparency” and “trust & respect” - this is not just a value - but something we mean without caveat. Therefore we would like to encourage you to speak up directly to your respective board member or all of them and support our open communication culture with this. Please also use other possibilities, e.g. opening up in our people leaders sessions or discussing topics confidentially with HR. Please do not hesitate to do so!

Best regards,
your Coya team

Nice environment and challenging work

4,0
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Angestellte/r oder Arbeiter/in

Gut am Arbeitgeber finde ich

really knowledgeable and great colleagues, good atmosphere, challenging work, kreuzberg area for nice lunch opportunities

Verbesserungsvorschläge

sometimes some more focus and guidance is needed as there are so many possibilities to go for.

Arbeitsatmosphäre

I really enjoy coming to work and have some nice chats in the kitchen

Image

I guess the image kind of still needs to "establish" as not that long on the market yet

Work-Life-Balance

possibilites for home office and flexible hours, I can also do my doctors appointments and fit my schedule. would not say it is a 9 to 5 job, but a day off e.g. when you move, makes it easier

Karriere/Weiterbildung

there are a lot of internal trainings and also possibility to attend conference or special trainings. Also a lot of on-the-job training and mentoring.

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

salary is good, also some other benefits already there like share options, sports club and language courses.

Umwelt-/Sozialbewusstsein

nothing that comes to my mind now

Kollegenzusammenhalt

nice colleagues who also care outside of normal working hours. people are from many different backgrounds and spots from the world which is a nice mix.

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

there are also a few older colleagues. wouldn't say a startup with only people from university but with job experience. most people I think around 30.

Vorgesetztenverhalten

I enjoy working with my manager and had good direct meetings. sometimes he is a bit busy but then I can also just approach other colleagues for some help

Arbeitsbedingungen

I have all equipment I need and good device. there is some noise in the office from construction work. I know they already tried to push the landlord for doing sth about this.

Kommunikation

is good in general, sometimes hard to find the right balance between too much information and sometimes too little. I could see improvements though lately.

Interessante Aufgaben

very challenging and constant development going on. learnt a lot of new stuff already due to the nature of being in startup but having to watch out for regulatory things at the same time


Gleichberechtigung

great experience at a cool start-up

4,5
Empfohlen
Ex-Praktikant/in

Gut am Arbeitgeber finde ich

- i learned a lot during my internship at Coya and would not want to miss the experience
- nice and helpful mentors
- friendly, relaxed "family"-atmosphere
- fun team events, like the welcome events or cultural brunches
- great office location (right near paul-lincke ufer with many good lunch options around)
- interesting & challenging tasks
- learning sessions/workshops
- flexible working times
- and last but not least: joey (the cutest office dog ever!)

Schlecht am Arbeitgeber finde ich

- one downside for me is that the office is rather dark and cold unless it's summer
- sometimes a bit loud since it's a shared office (however, there are enough quiet places you can escape to)


Arbeitsatmosphäre

Image

Work-Life-Balance

Karriere/Weiterbildung

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

Umwelt-/Sozialbewusstsein

Kollegenzusammenhalt

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

Vorgesetztenverhalten

Arbeitsbedingungen

Kommunikation

Gleichberechtigung

Interessante Aufgaben

Arbeitgeber-Kommentar

#coyeah

Dear Coyaner,
thank you so much for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoy working for us and are glad to have you on board. We agree that our office gets a little bit dark and cold sometimes due to its location in the basement. However, our diligent Office Manager is constantly trying to improve the situation e.g. by buying extra lamps to lighten up your experience even more. And if it still gets a little too dark for you sometimes, just step outside for a bit and take a walk along the canal right near our office in the beautiful area of Kreuzberg.
Best regards and a “woof” from Joey, your Coya team.

Spannender Arbeitgeber in spannendem Umfeld

4,2
Empfohlen
Führungskraft / Management

Gut am Arbeitgeber finde ich

Herausfordernde Aufgaben, es wird viel an Verantwortung übertragen

Schlecht am Arbeitgeber finde ich

Etwas hellere Büros wären im Winter schöner, zumindest vereinzelt wären Einzelbüros wünschenswert weil die Lautstärke im Großraumbüro die Konzentration leiden lassen kann.

Verbesserungsvorschläge

Gerade im Aufbaubereich eines Start-ups sind Kapazitätsengpässe aufgrund begrenzter Ressourcen unvermeidlich, vereinzelt wären mehr Ressourcen wünschenswert.

Image

Marke ist positiv besetzt und wird am Markt auch positiv wahrgenommen.

Work-Life-Balance

Elternzeit wird auch bei Führungskräften positiv unterstützt, auch Abwesenheiten aufgrund kurzfristigen Betreuungsbedarfs des Kinds ist kein Problem

Karriere/Weiterbildung

Sowohl interne als auch externe Weiterbildung wird angeboten und aktiv unterstützt.

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

Für Start-Ups gut, für Versicherungen unter Durchschnitt.

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

Ältere Kollegen werden auch aufgrund Ihrer Erfahrung sehr geschätzt. Der Altersschnitt ist per se wohl etwas höher als in anderen Start-ups.

Vorgesetztenverhalten

Siehe Kommunikation, diese könnte teilweise klarer und umfassender sein. Einbeziehung der Mitarbeiter in die Ziele ist in Ordnung.

Arbeitsbedingungen

Es ist und bleibt halt Souterrain, dafür aber mit Charme. Equipment ist state-of-art.

Kommunikation

Ansagen könnten klarer sein und Informationen umfassender geteilt werden. Gibt viele Verbesserungen hinsichtlich des Informationsflusses, aber es ist halt noch Luft nach oben.

Interessante Aufgaben

In dieser Branche und dieser Profession gibt es wohl nichts spannenderes im Augenblick in Deutschland.


Arbeitsatmosphäre

Umwelt-/Sozialbewusstsein

Kollegenzusammenhalt

Gleichberechtigung

Arbeitgeber-Kommentar

#coyeah

Lieber Coyaner,
vielen Dank für dein detailliertes Feedback! Ein Feedback, wie dieses, hilft uns dabei sowohl unsere Stärken als auch Schwächen zu erkennen. Wir stimmen dir in vielen Punkten zu und arbeiten kontinuierlich an Verbesserungen. So sorgt unsere Office Managerin mit der Anschaffung von neuen Lampen für mehr Licht im Büro. Außerdem wird durch vermehrte Trainings und Learning Session versucht für eine noch bessere interne Kommunikation zu sorgen. Wir freuen uns, dich dabei zu haben!
Liebe Grüße, dein Coya Team.

Cooles Start-up, aus dem mal was ganz Großes werden kann

4,5
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Angestellte/r oder Arbeiter/in

Arbeitsatmosphäre

Es macht Spaß, hier zu arbeiten! :)

Umwelt-/Sozialbewusstsein

Klar, das kann immer besser sein (bei fast jeder Firma), aber seit neuestem wird zum Beispiel auf eine Büroreinigungsfirma gesetzt, die ausschließlich umweltverträgliche Putzmittel ohne chemische Zusatzstoffe verwendet. Das finde ich sehr gut! Auch wird versucht, so wenig wie möglich Papier zu verwenden. Bei der Mülltrennung müssen alle noch ein bisschen mehr mithelfen.

Arbeitsbedingungen

Alles gut soweit, Abzug nur wegen der zu dunklen Office-Räume, wofür Coya zwar nur bedingt was kann – ein neues Office mit mehr natürlichem Licht wäre in Zukunft aber schon geil.;)


Image

Work-Life-Balance

Karriere/Weiterbildung

Gehalt/Sozialleistungen

Kollegenzusammenhalt

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

Vorgesetztenverhalten

Kommunikation

Gleichberechtigung

Interessante Aufgaben

Arbeitgeber-Kommentar

#coyeah

Lieber Coyaner,
wir danken dir herzlich für dein Feedback! Es ist schön zu hören, dass es dir Spaß bereitet für Coya zu arbeiten. Wir freuen uns besonders, dass du den Punkt Umwelt- und Sozialbewusstsein ansprichst, denn auch uns liegt dieser sehr am Herzen. Dem Aspekt “Mülltrennung” versuchen wir gerne noch ein wenig mehr Aufmerksamkeit zu schenken, vielen Dank für deinen Hinweis! Als ein stetig wachsendes Unternehmen ist es in der Tat nicht unwahrscheinlich, dass wir in Zukunft in ein neues, größeres Büro mit mehr natürlichem Licht ziehen. Bis dahin genieße den Kanal direkt vor der Tür und die hippe Gegend Kreuzbergs mit all seinen fantastischen Lunch-Spots.
Beste Grüße, dein Coya Team.

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