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Reviews by IR graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar3.9GradAustralia surveyed 6 graduates working at IR. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 6 responses.
- Flexibility, great culture, comfortable environment, a lot of hands-on opportunities for interns and graduates
- Constantly learning new software development techniques and technologies. Extremely friendly and helpful colleagues.
- Enjoyable work, very related and similar to my degree and what I expected working in the industry to be like. Very relaxed atmosphere, friendly environment and flexible hours.
- Not very well known among other students/peers
- Nature of the work changes frequently so it is hard to get momentum/expertise
What insiders say about…
Being a semi-large software development house, sometimes it is difficult to see actual fruits of labour - something you can point to and say "I did that". However, there is enough so that you feel like you are contributing.
Colleagues are extremely friendly and helpful. The company is reasonably flat in structure.
I was asked technical questions regarding object oriented programming and design. I was also asked about my knowledge regarding agile software development practices, and my ability to cope in a small team environment and conflict resolution skills. Lastly, I was asked about my goal in the short and long term.
Be technically adept in terms of object oriented programming and a programming language of choice (typically Java, C# or C++). Socially be confident but humble and able to communicate clearly regarding both technical and non-technical subjects.
Flexible working hours. Core hours is typically between 10am-4pm, however an 8 hour/day work time is expected. R&D employees are free to come and go as they wish within reason.
Pay is average or slightly below average as compared with similar software companies. Bonus is based on how the company is performing as well as R&D KPI.
Monthly company lunch and drinks. Free fruit (daily).
There are performance reviews conducted on a periodic basis, There are bi-weekly meetings with team leads to discuss how each team member is going.
Training is mostly done informally. This is currently being re-vamped, but during my time it was mostly skills and familiarity with coding and process
Upward mobility towards management is difficult as there are few openings. One may still specialize and excel as a software developer specialist however.
Ethnically and gender-wise quite diverse. No bias is given during recruitment. Unsure about maternity leave as haven't had to exercise it yet.
Nothing that I'm aware of. We look at qualifications and skills, not backgrounds
We have company policies set in place, we hold certain events such as harmony day to acknowledge our multicultural diversity.
Excellent location (North Sydney), adequate space. Kitchen facilities, and accessible to shops and food. VERY relaxed dress code which is excellent
Not that much. I personally endeavour to power off every night but I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority. We recycle what we can, but otherwise I'm not sureJoin us to bookmark!
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