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Realex Payments Overview

Dublin, Co. Dublin
51 to 200 employees
2000
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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We take what we do seriously but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’re passionate about what we do and good at it. We're open, friendly and always happy to help each other…and have the craic.

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Mission: Realex Payments is on a mission to help thousands of businesses to sell online.

Realex Payments Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
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    I worked at Realex Payments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great city centre location with lots of transport routes and solid choice of places to eat. This area of Dublin is only going to get better with the new building work that is going on around the office.

    Realex is a fantastic place to grow your career if you're willing to apply yourself. You'll be working with some very best people and the latest technology. On occasion you may have to dabble with some older tech so you'll be getting a wide variety of experience.

    Realex lately are quite flexible in terms of the work environment, having recently renovated the desktops in favour of laptops, there are quite a few people working remotely when it better suits them. There seems to be a lot of opportunity for travel if you're in to that.

    Free coffee and lots of free fruit. Occasionally there is beer and pizza in the office while someone gets to show off something clever that they've been working on.

    Great social aspect to working at Realex, you'll probably be out on the tear with your colleagues a lot.

    Sports and Social have a healthy budget too, for company social events, they organise all sorts from Secret Santa, to charity based events, to cinema trips and the odd drinking session.

    Cons

    The open plan office can be a bit counter productive sometimes and for the number of people in the Dublin office it can be a bit cramped in certain areas and at certain times. It's fine if you get yourself a pair of noise cancelling headphones.

    The laptop screens are ultra low resolution, so despite having the mobility, you're tied to your desk. No breaking away for some quiet time.

    The culture of the company has changed a bit since Global Payments took over (there are pros and cons to this and if you're joining new then you probably wont see the cons since the cons are largely by contrast).

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the company the way you have been. Increase the frequency of the feedback loops you get and implement tangible change based on recurring trends.

    Create a buzz-word free zone

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Realex Payments Photos

Realex Payments photo of: Realex Payments Dublin HQ
Realex Payments photo of: Clebrating a FIFA win in Dublin HQ
Realex Payments photo of: The Web Awards starring Realex Payments
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Realex Payments photo of: Stand-up meeting in a Ringfort
Realex Payments photo of: Employee trip to our charity of the year 2016, Calcutta Connect
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Realex Payments Interviews

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Realex Payments (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Phone screen with HR. Followed by half a day of interviews, including a programming test, technical interview, management interview and HR interview. Tough process overall, but reasonable.

    Phone screen was fine and basically a run through you CV.

    Programming test was ridiculous, you had an hour to do it but it wasn't possible to finish within the timeframe. In fairness they were more interested in your approach to the problem and stated that when they reviewed your code. They should have said that before you took the test though as it was stressful trying to do it.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the architecture of a system you worked on.   1 Answer
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Realex Payments Awards & Accolades

  • Excellence in Talent Development, Irish Software Association, 2014
  • Best Online Payment Solution (Merchants), Payments Awards, 2015
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