Coolblue Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2021

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Coolblue Algemeen directeur Pieter Zwart
Pieter Zwart
229 Ratings
  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Software Engineer

    Jul 26, 2021 - Software Engineer in Rotterdam
    Recommend
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    Pros

    nice environment friendly colleagues work life balance good

    Cons

    too slow for doing things not much room to learn

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Team Lead (Tech Development)

    Mar 22, 2021 - Technical Team Lead in Rotterdam
    Recommend
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    Pros

    + Large diversity in cultures working at Headoffice: Lot of interesting perspectives. + Strong company values, actively being promoted with clear vision on why they are being pursued. + Positive atmosphere that promoted building friendships and improve social cohesion. After hours activities like going to the pub, out to dinner or gaming together are encouraged and appreciated. Or play a game of pool during workhours. + CEO Pieter Zwart is a truly inspiring person and shares his vision regularly with the company. + Agile division with motivated and value-adding agile specialists help teams grow both at a professional level and also personal level. + Training resources available for both hard- and soft-skills to be effective at software development.

    Cons

    - Large diversity in cultures can lead to more miss-communications happening. - Slow start on work-from-home initiatives and support during COVID-19 epidemic. Mostly addressed at this point, but is an indicator that the company somewhat conservative in supporting it's employees. While valuing and promoting a 'just do it' mentality they failed to deliver on that value during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. - Working at the office in Rotterdam had a lot of perks, which you don't get when working remotely. And Coolblue does consider the 'at the office perks' part of it's compensation strategy, which during the COVID-19 working-from-home requirements makes Coolblue lose out of the appeal they used to have and exploit. Perhaps a temporary thing, but work hasn't been as fun as it used to before COVID-19.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great!

    Jun 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Fast growing environment and warm culture

    Cons

    The salary is not the highest

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Best company I've worked so far

    Apr 3, 2021 - Senior Software Developer in Rotterdam
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly people, colorful work place, very good laptop to do our job, good office equipment, opportunities to grow, exciting technologies and projects to work, help from the company to get a little bit better everyday.

    Cons

    Salary is on the low side of the market average. Does not have a bonus when the company went well in a fiscal year or when we completed some great milestone.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Cool company with a great culture

    Mar 19, 2021 - Software Developer in Rotterdam
    Recommend
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    Pros

    "A bit better every day" is the company's slogan for its employees. At Coolblue there is a culture to continuously improve yourself and help make Coolblue a better company for its customers. You will enjoy a lot of technical freedom of which you will take ownership with your team. Coolblue values soft skills, like communication and teamwork, a lot.

    Cons

    We do agile scrum, but there are not enough scrum masters. Our team hasn't had a scrum master in the past 2 years. Working from home you will miss a part of the company culture, great office and beers with your colleagues.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place for starters

    Jun 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Rotterdam
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    Pros

    - Super nice people - Super fast growing company - Lots of freedom

    Cons

    - Sometimes too bureaucratic - No attractive benefits and salaries

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Nice place to work in

    Jun 22, 2021 - Customer Service in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really is good place and great environment

    Cons

    No i see there's no cons

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Feedback

    May 4, 2021 - Project Manager in Rotterdam
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Okay. Potential to grow more.

    Cons

    Terrible and inexperienced recruiters with no understanding of their own jobs.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Interesting

    Jun 18, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Bad management and low pay

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Nice colleagues and atmosphere

    May 2, 2021 - Order Picker in Tilburg
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good vibes, young colleagues, big area

    Cons

    No cons , good salary and friendly team

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