Fantastic company, but technically boring work.
Senior Software Developer, GWM (Current Employee) – Glasgow – 15 December 2017
This is a fantastic company, but can be a boring place to work. Don't get me wrong there are people working on cutting edge stuff, but they are few and far between. There is also a good variety of teams, and projects all doing different boring things. You will have plenty of opportunity for training in new technologies, although depending on what team you get put on you may never have a chance to use it.
If you love to talk about work rather than doing and are down with the whole corporate game then this place is perfect for you. They also pay well, are very flexible with work arrangements.
The hardest part of the job is getting good requirements from the business side. There is so many layers of useless people between and actual end users that you are likely going inventing requirements a lot of the time. Because its such a big company the processes required to do simple thing like getting new software, and licences and still a puzzle to me after 4 years. Expect to spend a significant amount of your time on their deployment process (and just talking about deployment).
Overall it's a mix of good and bad, but mostly good.
Lastly, if you can speak well and are moderately knowledgeable then keep applying for jobs. There are loads of very mediocre developers that have managed to blag there way in the door, and once you are in, you are in.
Great company, with great values, and flexible work arrangements.
Boring work, for the most part.