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Version 1 Reviews

Updated 29 Dec 2019

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3.9
76%
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93%
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Version 1 CEO Tom O'Connor
Tom O'Connor
63 Ratings
Pros
  • "Core Values are REALLY observed day to day(in 52 reviews)

  • "Great People’ do join Version 1 and the people make Version 1 into the GREAT PLACE TO WORK that it is(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Well, they keep promoting their core values but in the end they are just cheating and taking advantage of you in any opportunity(in 14 reviews)

  • "I've seen only small increases are given to people who go through all the hoops of the CPD promotion process(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, gets so many things right, and actively tries to fix things that are not."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Core Values are REALLY observed day to day. The culture they express exists in everything they do. Flexibility is accommodated wherever possible. Great people, committed to doing things right. Where things aren't working not afraid to change it and improve. Overall experience makes you feel like you are contributing to something special. Lots of growth potential, merit is valued highly. If you do well it will be recognised.

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    Cons

    Salary can be below market rates. Understandably difficult to hit the sweet spot given the market they are in, but more work needed here. Onsite workers can feel disconnected from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, back your good people, don't lose what made the company great.

    Version 12019-12-29
  2. "Good work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture. Good work to life balance.

    Cons

    Not clear strategy. Reactive work approach.

    Advice to Management

    Rise up the salary scales.

    Version 12019-12-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Version 1 full-time

    Pros

    Profit Share Scheme Pension Scheme (to match 5%) Health Insurance

    Cons

    You are seen as monetary value, not as a person You will be sent to client sites without any notice or input for rolling contract positions You don't feel like you work for Version 1, you work for the client you're sent to Advertises a flexible work life-balance but it is the complete opposite with rigid structure Dublin Offices located centrally off Jarvis St makes commuting to the office a real pain with no employee parking available Avoid the Cork Office at all costs - some good people but horrendous management The treatment of Business Analysis staff is shocking, and they all quit the company one after the other. Haemorrhages staff in general, including "big" names/positions. Head of X, Head of Y etc. Overly concered with te image of the company which is a stark contradiction of the experiences of staff working

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    Advice to Management

    Your staff are people. Treat them as such.

    Version 12019-11-15
  4. "Good place for graduates to grow and gain experience"

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

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great support staff, good culture, friendly people , insightful technology training sessions, promotion of self development through paid certifications and bonuses, innovation and new opportunities, health insurance coverage, quarterly profit share bonus

    Cons

    Salary growth structure could have been better

    Advice to Management

    Improving benefits and salary structure, growth prospects of graduates (the main reason why many look to gain experience and move on to better paid organizations), might be better to have standing desk in offices( sitting is very bad for health and reduces lifespan)

    Version 12019-10-29
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good people and location, but poor salary pulling talent away"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Profit share scheme Good location Core values screened early so most employees are great to work with Supports self-development e.g. obtaining certs

    Cons

    Poor salary compared to market On-site employees disconnected from the company

    Advice to Management

    Consider market average salaries. We are losing strong talent at early stages due to these constraints. Chalking 'consultants' in completely different roles as the same makes it difficult to know who does what

    Version 12019-10-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "BI team sucks"

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

    I worked at Version 1 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They hire anyone without thinking

    Cons

    They boast of their pathetic core values, but even the CEO doesn't follow them.

    Advice to Management

    You are the worst

    Version 12019-11-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with good people but doesn't pay the best"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are lots of good people and a very good culture. There is a big choice of projects and areas to work in. Management have acted quickly on feedback to address many areas that needed improving

    Cons

    Salaries in Version 1 are less than what other competitors pay. I've seen only small increases are given to people who go through all the hoops of the CPD promotion process. This is the main reason most of my former colleagues have left.

    Version 12019-09-10
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Service Desk Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time

    Pros

    Good for gaining experience due to working with a lot of different technologies. Great for grads but not for professionals.

    Cons

    Low salary, poor management. Hectic work environment due to teams having at least 1 person who does nothing but is good with management so they are kept around. This one is a bit weird but the company has great culture and values on the paper but most people do not care about it so it is hardly noticable in the company.

    Version 12019-09-18
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, people are good.

    Cons

    Sometimes no project allotment, whitespace a lot.

    Version 12019-08-27
  10. "good place for techies"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Applications Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Positive work environment, approachable management, good benefits

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive; over-reliance on 'great place to work' is wearing thin. Progression path for non-technical roles is non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Remember that PMs and BAs are key to the success you have enjoyed - show them they are valued, or you will continue to lose the best of them

    Version 12019-08-29
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