Phaseone Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Phase One is a Danish company specializing in high-end digital photography equipment and software. They manufacture open platform based medium format camera systems and solutions. Their own RAW processing software, Capture One, supports many DSLRs besides their backs.
Senior Analytic Specialist (Former Employee) says"The analysts are fun to work with. Very intelligent, fun, quirky, good to have as friends and colleagues. The leadership team does little if any work. Incredibly deceitful as well. The work there will be enjoyable but add nothing to your resume in terms of skills or experience.good analystspoor management, laughable "methodology""
Former Employee - Programmer Analyst says"My father developed the system that Phase One uses. They stole the idea from him and took away the company he had worked years to develop."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"- horrible management, clueless to what 's going on - grew too quickly, overstaffed - disorganized, continuous org restructures - high turnover - nothing proprietary about their "proprietary" methodology"
Former Employee - Analyst says"Laying off half of the analytic team has 13 analysts working to support about 20 managers and support staff, as well as high overhead."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Horrible management. Many of the managers could not manage themselves out of a paperbag. As a group of intelligent professionals, being micromanaged by inexperienced bosses was insulting. Also, management has no idea how BORED the staff are on a daily basis. There is not enough work to keep bright people engaged."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"This place is a waste of a career. The skills learned here are COMPLETELY non-transferable to other companies/industries. The "methodology" basically consists of a bunch of analysts sitting in conference rooms arguing until someone wins. There is no data analysis, but really just interpretation of information. But it doesn't matter how much "discussion" there is because middle management constantly changes findings on a whim. And further, their "unique culture fostering collaboration" just means that way too many people "collaborate" on a project with nothing really getting done until everyone has to scramble to meet the deadline. You won't learn how to do any industry standard research, and this place will be a complete waste of time. There's a reason that they won't give a straight answer about what they do during the interview process. It's better to just stay away. By the way, the two 5 star reviews obviously came from upper management- most likely human resources. The wording in the reviews was literally taken from the company materials."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Bad management practices Poor transparency Implements superficial changes to appease employee Senior management/executives are oblivious Company is top heavy, restricting career opportunities Grew too quickly...tried to become a "big player" too hard"
says"Management is not connected to whats going on. Continuing to hear from colleagues that they plan on quitting because they hate their job. Benefits get reduced as revenue gets higher. Your suggestion does not matter unless you are a part of a small group of execs. Expected to work outrageous hours without regard to family or your personal life. HR and Senior managements word means nothing."
Former Employee - says"For a small firm, there is too much company politics in motion. Very little transparency among management and communication to the company employees is not good. Actually, morale is low and there are constant complaints over the the corporate environment. Retention is low and there are high turnovers in employees...on both the analytical and administrative ends."
Parminder says"Phase One is a terrible company to deal with and I am not saying it because they didn't offer the upgrade I was after. It's because of their atrocious customer service and their money-grabbing tactics.
They market themselves as Adobe Lightroom alternative and market about owning your copy of Capture One Pro instead of paying monthly subscription cost like Adobe for $9.99. I have owned my previous copy of Capture One for less than 6 months and they are offering the upgrade from a previous version for approx $310. For that price, I could have the Abobe subscription for 2 years or more.
Seriously, WTH Phase One.
I ditched Capture One Pro previously because of their atrocious & rude service and money-grabbing tactics and now the same again.
Why did I give them my money twice? Terrible.