Join if you want to feel the coziness of a corporation, don't if you want to make a big difference with tech products
Gut am Arbeitgeber finde ich
Nice people, great work-life-balance, fair money
Schlecht am Arbeitgeber finde ich
There is a huge lack of a coherent strategy and goals-oriented execution. It is definitely not the tech product led company it is being advertised as but mostly a body-leasing IT company which is extremely tied to its mother company. Around this there is lots of fluff about being agile and so on.
Create a focused strategy which makes sense, structure the organization accordingly, end the venture structure none-sense or split up in different brands, move your focus from being a sales led company to being a product led company. Decouple from your mother ship.
(+) People are very nice and considerate, the office is great, diversity is being promoted, hierarchy doesn't matter among colleagues and managers, most people seem positive and are well intentioned, overall very nice atmosphere.
I can't see any image at all. It's not necessarily a bad thing. Do you need to be well known across the globe when you do IT for insurance?
(+/-) Is there any pressure at all in this company?
(+) There seems to be possibilities for trainings, attending events etc.
(-) I can't see a push towards employees to become truly great, "ok" seems to be acceptable here.
(+) Measured against what's expected it's a fair compensation
(-) No employee stock options
Seems to be in line with what most other companies do
(+) Colleagues are helpful, respectful and easy to deal with
Umgang mit älteren Kollegen
Pretty much like in most German insurance companies: almost only quite seasoned people in management positions. A large network and having been part of the industry for a long time seems to be crucial in this vertical.
(+) Overall managers are very nice people here
(-) Most managers really lack experience and knowledge in building a tech product led company.
(+) Lots of mostly helpful communication about what's going on and the overall progress.
(-) Often, information nuggets do not matter due to the independent venture structure and can feel confusing.
(+) I didn't notice any differences among staff level employees
(-) Almost no women in critical management positions
(+) day to day work depends on projects, but is often interesting
(-) As someone who came with the ambition to build and own tech products I was very disappointed when I realized that almost all work is based on body-leasing for one big German insurance company.