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Liberty IT Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2019

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Liberty IT CEO William Hamilton
William Hamilton
35 Ratings
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  • "No real drive or ambition or even sense of direction from senior management, nor is there an attempt to actively combat valid concerns(in 4 reviews)

  • "Question marks over whether Belfast really want the Dublin office to perform(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good Learning environment"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends

    I worked at Liberty IT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    positive learning environment, internal opportunities, strong management

    Cons

    cant think of any , it was a good experience working there

    Advice to Management

    Stay the same which you are

    Liberty IT2018-02-05

    Liberty IT Response

    February 7, 2018Managing Director

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Best wishes, Willie.

  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Liberty IT full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great perks, talent and brilliant colleagues, lots of extra activities and work-life balance is awesome. Great technologies.

    Cons

    Autonomous teams might not be completely autonomous, but that happens everywhere.

    Liberty IT2019-06-30
  3. Helpful (20)

    "Steer clear."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Liberty IT for more than a year

    Pros

    The entire technical staff are amongst the most highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals I have ever had the pleasure to share a workplace with. On a personal basis, the staff are very friendly, there is a nice atmosphere in the Dublin office and people generally get along very well with one another, giving the vibe of a tight-knit community. Canteen is subsidized with a fantastic chef. IT Equipment...

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    Cons

    Obsession with management fads and buzzwords with little to no substance behind them. Acronyms to beat the band with what appears to be the aim of coming across as "cool", "sleek" and "high-tech" when realistically, it's nonsense condensed and redefined into management speak. Terrible quality of work. The onus is on technical individuals (with no consideration given towards personality type e.g introverts or extroverts)...

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    Advice to Management

    Cut out the buzzwords, cut out the nonsense and acronyms of "HPE", "LIT 2.0 Method", "WIGs", "BAMs", "KCCR", etc, this is not Silicon Valley. Focus on providing your staff with excellent, high-quality work for them to over-deliver on and solidify relationships with their US counterparts and potentially open up further avenues to lead on key, business-impacting projects. Stop with the nonsense of blanketing ethos's...

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    Liberty IT2019-01-18

    Liberty IT Response

    January 22, 2019Director Of Operations - Dublin

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I agree that the people in LIT are a pleasure to work with. I am sorry to hear you were unsure of the direction and ambitions of the organization. As you know we have regular Town Halls and Ask Me Anything events to talk about these ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great at the start for the first year or so. Then went downhill."

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Blanchardstown
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty IT full-time

    Pros

    Great people and environment to work in.

    Cons

    Poor quality of coding work.

    Liberty IT2018-07-18

    Liberty IT Response

    July 24, 2018Director Of Operations - Dublin

    Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. I see you are still a current employee so it’s really important that we address your concerns. It would be good to chat about this directly so please get in touch with me if you would like.

  5. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Liberty IT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great Work/life Balance - Considerate Manager and colleagues - Great support for newcomers

    Cons

    - Lots of meeting

    Liberty IT2018-01-30

    Liberty IT Response

    February 1, 2018Director Of Operations - Dublin

    Thank you for your feedback. Best wishes, Felim.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are crying out for bright people to showcase their creativity and self-lead visions. This is a positive environment where employees are respected as individuals. Passion for IT is fostered well here.

    Cons

    Apparently all of the above is dependent on your management team. The Dublin office needs more talent to feel like an independent entity from the Belfast office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with Units and recognition of fresh ideas. Avoid negative-reinforcement and harsh language that some managers have been guilty of.

    Liberty IT2017-12-22

    Liberty IT Response

    January 4, 2018Managing Director

    Thank you for your review and acknowledgement of the positive impact of the new unit structure. If you have any ideas or would like to elaborate further on your advice to management, please get in touch. Best wishes Willie

  7. "Forward thinking company, great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been here less than a year and have been impressed so far - LIT is a forward thinking company, interested in innovation and improving, both technically, organisationally and in business terms. The Dublin office has a nice friendly, relaxed culture and everyone I have dealt with in other offices (Belfast and Boston) have also been great, I enjoy coming into work every day. The offices themselves are good - spacious...

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    Cons

    None, all good so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the progress, along with the communications.

    Liberty IT2017-12-08

    Liberty IT Response

    December 12, 2017Director Of Operations - Dublin

    It is great to read about the positive experience you have had so far, especially your comments about the culture in the Dublin office. I enjoy coming to work every day too! Best wishes Felim

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Avoid at all cost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Liberty IT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Modern office lay-out and good meeting facilities, common areas and cooperation spaces.

    Cons

    They sell themselves as a leading and innovating IT company but it isn't. It's rather the IT department of an Insurance Company and most of the work is done on dated technologies and it's pretty boring. There is a huge disconnection between management and what really goes on and managers turn a blind eye to it, instead of trying to fix it. The level of politics on the place is unreal. And I mean unreal. It follows...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a paused long look in the mirror and think about what you are doing with this company as it needs a complete change of direction.

    Liberty IT2017-11-06

    Liberty IT Response

    November 10, 2017Director Of Operations - Dublin

    I was very disappointed to read your review on a number of fronts but most importantly that you didn’t feel you had an opportunity to provide feedback or that feedback isn’t listened to. It’s hard to respond when we don’t know specifically what you are referring to. We have our LIT ...

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  9. "PROFESSIONAL"

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    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk Agent in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Liberty IT for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, Professionalism between management and all others, Social Activities, Trainning

    Cons

    Location, Parking, Salary, Career Development

    Advice to Management

    Making more effort on get people to participate, engage on social events, training and career development

    Liberty IT2017-04-19

    Liberty IT Response

    April 28, 2017Director Of Operations - Dublin

    I’m always delighted to hear from current employees as it guides and shapes our thinking as we move forward as a company. I was also really pleased to read that you find the work environment great and have experienced a good level of professionalism among your colleagues. Our active ...

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Trying, but failing."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Java in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liberty IT

    Pros

    Modern office, good workspace. Flexible working options / work from home (team dependent). Good variety of people who generally are very amicable. Canteen & free parking. Good training opportunities for lower grades anyway. Office director seems to be really trying to improve things. Appear to be very active in promoting from within.

    Cons

    Brutal middle management - disconnect between upper senior management and whats happening on the ground. Constant turnover in staff affecting morale and stability. Salary not in line with Dublin norms. Shortage of experienced developers to lead teams. Poor support for legacy applications. Software engineering process is poor. Project managers only seem to care about budgets and deadlines, never quality of code or growing...

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    Advice to Management

    If you talk the talk, then you better walk the walk. There are so many messages being transmitted, its like every tech buzzword is whizzed around the place but often very little substance behind it, which means you lose credibility. Shut the Dublin office if you don't really want it to succeed, there's plenty of other companies in town hiring at the moment. Offshore all legacy applications if LM wont finance modernizing...

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    Liberty IT2017-02-22

    Liberty IT Response

    February 28, 2017Director Of Operations - Dublin

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although I wish we had the opportunity to discuss it in person. Our Dublin office is growing and very much an integral part of our organisation, in fact we are just about to expand into a second floor in the building and we are proud ...

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