Datalex Reviews

Updated 13 Mar 2020

To filter reviews, or .
2.7
39%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
Approve of CEO
Datalex Acting CEO Sean Corkery (no image)
Sean Corkery
2 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Testing needs more tools and environments for automation to be seen as critical to the delivery of products(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "A great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - The people are nice and friendly. - Datalex has great talent and experts - Lots of activities besides work making it a fun place to work - The company has a clear strategy to overcome current challenges and to grow in the next 5 years.

    Cons

    The company is a software provider for airlines, hence, it is not as popular as other tech companies like Facebook, Google or Amazon.

    Continue reading
  2. "Exciting and Enriching (not financially though)"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Datalex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are the real strength of Datalex. Had some lovely co-workers, most of them understand the business. The company had such a great vibe before the storm hit. Now it resembles Chernobyl!

    Cons

    1. All the technical work is outsourced to vendors who hold sway over the business. 2. Salary is not the primary reason people should join. 3. The HR is the most useless department, cannot give one answer straight and it is such a pain to deal with. Its primary role is to throw a spanner into the works.

    Continue reading
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Would have been bit better"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    People are good but not many left

    Cons

    Losing talent is a big concern

  4. Helpful (1)

    "people"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Datalex full-time

    Pros

    Good people & everyone works hard

    Cons

    Scale of the work and methodology to deliver very challenging and puts a lot of pressure on individuals

  5. Helpful (3)

    "No money there"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Datalex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Real independent work. Gives you sense of ownership.

    Cons

    Little bonus for lot of hardwork. Too many unachievable clause before you get the bonus. Its better not to give them.

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Old Fashion Technical, Finance Trap."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Datalex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work/life balance flexible work time football ground size workspace.

    Cons

    product quality so bad. technical old fashion 8+ years. draw a cake to the employee in terms of salary review.

    Continue reading
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Delivery"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Datalex full-time

    Pros

    Exciting Product, Good location, great customer base

    Cons

    Overcommitted resources, unrealistic delivery objectives

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Unstable, Sense of Decline, Recent Financial Problems"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great colleagues Nice work environment Unbalanced

    Cons

    Disastrous financial declarations, losses, cost reduction and job cuts Senior Management struggling to stabilize and turnaround Poor Morale Leadership and Communications deficient

    Continue reading
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely mission, people and location"

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

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

    Pros

    The company has been very stable last years, with good numbers. It is an expert niche company so it is not for the faint of heart. It serves a product for many clients which share a common base, so a good understanding on release systems is obligatory. Agile put a bit of pressure to simplify tasks and now works very well. Some teams add features and others improve the efficiency, so in three years the product is much better than before. Atmosphere is relaxed, people are ongoing and technical, so issues are solved fast without too many politics or administrative shenanigans. Good benefits for good workers.

    Cons

    Not much. Your standard peaks of pressure there and there, like everywhere.

    Continue reading
  10. Helpful (18)

    "A ship waiting to sink."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Datalex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some very motivated staff. Great enthusiasm. Fun to travel (to cheap hotels). Dynamic (priorities change depending on who shouts the loudest, and there is plenty of shouting.

    Cons

    A complete basket-case - the worst company I ever worked for. They over promise to customers. Havent a clue how to manage delivery to customers. Lie to customers and internally of the poor quality of the product. Have no capacity to learn from mistakes. I went into this company with huge optimism. This was dashed from day one. They blatantly lied on their delivery times and have no capacity to plan a release cycle. Working there is a nightmare with 12 hours days, little or no bonus. Benefits are almost non-existent. They talk about staff behind your back. You cant trust anyone - especially if they work there more than 3 years.

    Continue reading
Found 48 reviews