Basefarm Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2020

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14 Ratings
  1. "Fun to work at"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basefarm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Endless possibilities to grow within the company. * Competitive salary * Fun at work, alot of initiatives for afterwork aswell. * Can work from home in almost any position within the company. * Helpful team spirit.

    Cons

    - From some managers it can be hard to get budget to go to courses, workshops. - Silos between contries within the Basefarm Group. - A bit behind technology wise. - Bonuses for Management & Sales. Nothing for the people doing the actual work for the customers.

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  2. "Basefarm - A great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Oslo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basefarm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Basefarm is a great company with many competent and nice people onboard. Basefarm care's about it's employees, and wants people to have a good work life balance. Flexible working hours. Freedom under own responsibilities. Overall a company with good qualities and culture!

    Cons

    Like any other company there is always room for improvement. Building an even stronger culture would be a benefit.

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  3. "Happy employees and happy customer or the other way around?!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good strategy in a fast growing market Local team close to clients and now global reach with Orange as owners Clients rate us very high Employees rate us very high

    Cons

    Synergies with Orange could be leveraged quicker

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "I am going nowhere at this place"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Solna, Stockholm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat friendly colleagues Some supportive staff Holiday allowance

    Cons

    Company is not well known in the market and have no cred, making sales an everlasting battle Each team is segregated, trying to throw one and other under the bus No work life balance Low wages No career progression New starters expected to know everything without training Managers friends allowed to do whatever they please Management can work from home when they please but staff not allowed

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    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management listen to things being raised by staff. Lots of initiatives regarding making Basefarm a “great place to work”. High level of tech expertise. Fun work environment, relaxed and flexible. Social events and great colleagues.

    Cons

    In the past career paths haven’t been defined but this is becoming much better.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Quality company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Oslo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life / balance, excellent support services and first / second line. Well defined roles and responsibility areas. Quality work environment with a lot of room to make out what your days should be like.

    Cons

    Can be hard to transfer departments quickly due to staffing.

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    "Healthy culture, extensive competencies and structured improvements"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Oslo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basefarm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Basefarm is structured in such a way that it invests heavily into management of shared resources, making the infrastructure part of the operations very knowledgeable and skilled, while at the same time encouraging customer delivery to take part and grow their experience with the overall delivery. As an employee you are in general given a lot of trust and access to perform simpler tasks that might be on the edge of your normal duties. This cuts down on delivery time for simpler changes and help break down a bit of the silo effect that can be typical. Basefarm has a great in-house developed automatic deployment system using infrastructure as code. This makes it easy to deploy test systems for short term testing when needed. The first line Operations Center is exceptional and one of the things that makes Basefarm unique. The people working there are not your usual 1.st line, but a central part of the great user experience. A huge load of the incoming tickets are solved in 1.st line, this really helps the rest of the operations departments, and in return the operations departments take part in training and documentation for the Operations Center, so they can keep their high quality. There are a lot of freedoms given, many good department leaders and no problem finding social activities to attend with the team. You have the option to opt-out of the Internal IT system, meaning you can choose to run an alternative OS on your company laptop as long as you do not require assistance from the Internal IT helpdesk and sign an agreement to keep your device within certain minimum security requirements. When a mistake is discovered, typically by having caused an incident, Basefarm has a structured and methodical approach to handling it, trying to make sure that we can avoid those kinds of mistakes to happen again. The blame game is low, while lessons learned are valued. You only get in trouble if you do not learn from your mistakes, or try to cover them, and in the process dragging out the improvement process for everyone else.

    Cons

    Basefarm is not always bleeding edge. It can take time to implement new technologies. There is always too much work to be done and hard priority challenges. Basefarm try not to be the best paying place to work. The department heads has little to say in who gets a raise and who does not, and there are no traditional wage negotiations. If you feel your wage is too low, be clear about it, go on job interviews, and be obvious about that part, and then at the next yearly adjustment MAYBE you get a raise. All the stuff you can get is SUPER not-obvious. You have to ask for courses, seminars, equipment and see if you get it.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "A flat organisation with a very personal touch"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no hierachies, neither formal nor informal. There is a very nice family kind of feeling to the company. Colleagues are very close and we do a lot of fun stuff together. We are good at celebrating our victories, both small and big! If you have the will you have all opportunities to work with new exiting products and technologies.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get a feeling of being in a state between having been a small company and now growing and getting bigger. Results in that maybe we lack some processes and control that are needed when getting bigger.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Architect 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work Excellent learning opportunities Fantastic colleagues Competitive salary and good benefits Opportunity to enhance skills through in house programs and certifications Good location. Easy accessibility

    Cons

    Internal Support process can be slow because of work load. Little less people in internal support department

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Oslo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basefarm full-time

    Pros

    A lot of skilled colleges and a strong feeling of camaraderie, especially if your are working on the technical side.

    Cons

    As a managed hosting provider with a 24x7 service you need to be prepared for some work outside normal office hours

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