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albelli Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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albelli CEO Tristan Money
Tristan Money
38 Ratings
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  • "Daarbij wordt er erg leuk gepresenteerd hoe geweldig en gezellig het is, maar dit gaat vooral over locatie amsterdam(in 3 reviews)

  • "The open floor plan is nice but can be noisy sometimes(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic, collaborative & fun"

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    Former Employee - Content Manager in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at albelli full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International environment where colleagues become friends Dynamic & collaborative Hunger to grow Great for marketers, digital specialists, IT & production professionals Training & leadership opportunities Fast paced Fun - they celebrate success. Work hard, play hard!

    Cons

    Very few. The usual struggles that come with a matrix organisation and fast growth of a startup company. But under the new CEO came a good focus on strategy, professionalisation of HR, the joining up of production & head office to create 'one company' and a strong desire to open up collaboration between departments backed by a good leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Listening to your people, inspiring/driving change & growth and celebrating with them! Having left the company I have applied lots of my albelli learnings & 'rules of play' to my new companies!

    albelli2019-06-12
  2. "Lots of autonomy & good work-life balance!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at albelli full-time

    Pros

    - Relaxed atmosphere with not too much pressure - Individuals given a lot of autonomy - There is a lot of room for employees to give their input and come up with creative ways to do things - No micro management - Flexible working times - Really international environment - Great office location

    Cons

    - Teams are a bit separated, not working together much

    albelli2019-05-02

    albelli Response

    May 27, 2019Response albelli

    Thanks for your feedback and we are happy you value our work-life balance! We are continuously working to improve our cross team collaboration.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, but slowly falling behind"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Nice colleagues * Great work life balance * Depending on the team, room to try new technologies and processes * Great office location next to Amsterdam Central Station * A cloud and DevOps oriented culture * Budget to go to conferences * Great parties

    Cons

    * Too many meetings, sometimes you spend more time on meetings than actually working. * Disconnection between the C-level and the rest of the company, decisions don't feel completely transparent. This has gotten better for some recent projects, but is still not there. * Lack of leadership, for some projects you will have to assume leadership even if that's not your job. Sometimes decision makers won't decide in projects,...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees feedback, really good people have left already because they feel like no one is paying attention or because no one steps in to support them. Having decision effectiveness trainings is not enough to improve leadership and communication across the company. Lead by example by driving projects, by attending retrospective meetings and hearing people, by providing resources and support teams to...

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    albelli2019-04-24

    albelli Response

    June 4, 2019Response albelli

    Thank you for your feedback. You clearly address the areas we are working to improve; thanks! Only honest and direct feedback likes this will make us better. It is great to hear that we are progressing on the topic of transparency as this is something we are continuously trying to ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good company culture: agile, young -Going data-driven: Transitioning smoothly to a more modern approach -Emphasis on personality and attitude of new hires, rather than strictly cold technical skillset, which leads to great groups of colleagues across all departments

    Cons

    -Application of agile methodology can be improved

    albelli2019-04-09

    albelli Response

    May 27, 2019Response albelli

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We are glad you like our working environment and we are working hard to ensure our agile way of working is continuously improving.

  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at albelli full-time

    Pros

    - great international company culture, nice colleagues and generally a very good atmosphere in the office - the employees are given opportunities to grow within the company and to take over responsibility - flat hierarchies, open and collaborative working culture, but at the same time very professional - good work/life balance - perfect location, good benefits

    Cons

    - no real contra, but Dutch courses for the international employees would be nice

    albelli2019-04-11

    albelli Response

    May 27, 2019Response albelli

    We’re so glad to hear you’re happy at albelli! Thank you for your feedback, we are always working on giving our employees the best benefits possible and making sure international employees have a smooth transition to the Netherlands.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good company but Lobbying culture in pockets"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location. Fairly good package. Free beer and subsidised lunches.

    Cons

    Do have a lobbying culture(Friends prefer friends) in pockets, in highly paying technology teams. Certain expat team members do not speak English or the Dutch, lots of time even even while working, making it nearly impossible for rest to comprehend. Workers council need to look into this matter.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of relying too much on internal referral schemes for recruiting high-paying roles, do advertise on popular Dutch and EU job boards, so that more local candidates could apply brining in real talent & healthy competition. -Instead of sending recruitment tests via email (which could potentially be leaked by internal referrals to their friends) use independent test solutions like hackerrank, codility, Devskiller...

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    albelli2019-03-20

    albelli Response

    April 4, 2019Response albelli

    Thank you for your feedback and nice to hear that you have a generally positive outlook and enjoy our benefits. At albelli the business language is English and speaking English fluently is a requirement for all roles. In addition, as albelli currently employs over 35 nationalities, ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Don't lose your time"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in The Hague
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at albelli part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is no advantage to work at albelli

    Cons

    They will give you a 0 hour contract and they will do what they want with your schedule

    albelli2019-04-10

    albelli Response

    May 2, 2019Response albelli

    We are sorry to hear that this was your experience with albelli. As we work with peak seasons, we often look for people on a temporary basis to tackle this peak and the busyness that comes with it. During this time, we do our best to guarantee a minimum number of hours, but because ...

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Nice and relaxed company"

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    Current Employee - HR Business Partner in The Hague
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    albelli is a company that welcomes new employees with open arms. What I really like about the company is that the colleagues are open and honest to each other. Together we ensure that we achieve our goal.

    Cons

    I haven't seen negatives yet

    Advice to Management

    There are two locations, one in The Hague and one in Amsterdam. Make sure those two locations always will feel like one company.

    albelli2018-11-21

    albelli Response

    November 23, 2018Response albelli

    Nice to hear that you enjoy our culture and working with us. We doing our best to cultivate a sense of community for our employees in all different locations.

  9. Helpful (6)

    "It's a good place, take the job."

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    Current Employee - Designer in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall there's a real nice bunch of people. Best online printing company I've worked for. The office is ideally located next to the central station which makes it accessible if you have to commute. Decent benefits. I have the chance to be in a team that supports me, my growth and my strengths and they me feel valued for what I do. Good balance and flexibility.

    Cons

    Office can be a little noisy

    albelli2018-10-23

    albelli Response

    November 7, 2018Response albelli

    We are very happy to hear that you feel appreciated and enjoy your role at albelli. We also understand that the office can be sometimes noisy - as this is one of the disadvantages of open office space.

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Passionate employees Vs old style management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at albelli full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, most people I work with have passion to what they do, great product to work with.

    Cons

    Most things (with some exceptions) seem to indicate on management team with no real motivation or idea on how to improve things, lacking in real leadership and hands on skills.

    Advice to Management

    Get closer to employees that do the actual work (have lunch or coffee with them). Take time to reflect on what and how you could do better, start from yourself and lead by example, take real ownership of what you do.

    albelli2018-10-16

    albelli Response

    October 19, 2018Response albelli

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We re happy to hear that you enjoy working in our friendly and driven albelli culture. We also appreciate your advice and will take it into consideration in order to ensure the continuous improvement of our employees’ well-being ...

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