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Found 53 of over 55 reviews
3.8
70% Recommend to a Friend
Realex Payments Managing Director Gary Conroy
75% Approve of CEO

Found 53 of over 55 reviews

3.8
70%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
Approve of CEO
Realex Payments Managing Director Gary Conroy
Gary Conroy
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great social aspect to working at Realex, you'll probably be out on the tear with your colleagues a lot(in 7 reviews)

  • "Great opportunities for career development, both within Realex and branching into its parent company Global Payments(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Were taken over by Global payments whose only concerned was the size of their profit(in 6 reviews)

  • "Business changed significantly after acquisition and while this wasn't necessarily a negative, it did impact a lot of former employees(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company, great people

      19 Sep 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      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).

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Not Great

      9 Sep 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are very few to highlight.

      Cons

      Everything was terrible everyday soul destroying.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company while it lasted

      13 Mar 2020 - Customer Service in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, nice perks including regular work outings, culture of promoting from within - amazing rate of promotion from the support team. Nice chill out area with pool table and xbox

      Cons

      Business changed significantly after acquisition and while this wasn't necessarily a negative, it did impact a lot of former employees. Could be a pain waiting to play pool while the guy with the egg shaped head was playing and kept changing the rules to make sure he would always win. Would have been nice to have more holidays also.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Company reveiw

      22 Jan 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly environment with some great people

      Cons

      Were taken over by Global payments whose only concerned was the size of their profit.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Is it a bank? Is it a tech company? Neither! It's Global Payments

      23 Mar 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Huge opportunity to learn about every minute detail of the payments landscape. Great people, seriously, the best. Dublin has an infectiously positive outlook.

      Cons

      It's an old-school corporation trying to be a technology company by doing the minimum amount possible. The politics would embarrass Westminster. Choices based on short term results are frustrating. Legacy attitudes are dangerous. It's an old-school corporation trying to be a technology company by doing the minimum amount possible.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Not very progression focused

      4 Oct 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people to work with

      Cons

      Very micro managed. Management no interest in teams

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      I wished I was dead

      20 Jun 2018 - Technical Support Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      some perks like nespresso coffee, pool table, S&S etc, made some good friends there

      Cons

      poor salary, reluctant to give earned bonuses and increases unless you were deemed valuable, some managers who thought they were untouchable and were very resistant to change or suggested improvements if it didn't fit their way of thinking, the assignment of busy work in the very rare time when we were not slammed due to staff shortages or just poor product releases that were clearly not QA'ed at all.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      good place for a short time

      20 Sep 2017 - Senior Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some good people, nice work environment, good office and a decent work life balance

      Cons

      Can feel like a frat house at times. Ok pay but a bit behind the market rates. Colm Lyon will be missed.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      14 Sep 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      pay was good, good location, and young energetic workforce

      Cons

      not many i can think of

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    11. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Integration and support team

      21 Jun 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      high bonus per bank holiday

      Cons

      There's No extra hours paid

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