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The other contract employees are pretty cool. People don't really talk much at the head office, so its kind of cold but if you meet the right people it's not so bad. There's a big divide between permanent and contract employees, with the former seeming to do much less work than the contract ones, always on some 'special project' aka they don't have to answer phone calls or emails and intend just listen to music and do work here and there while chatting on slack to one another.
There seems to be a lot of negative reviews about the company culture. Is it a very political environment? How competent are the management team?
I come from a corporate evironment where politics were very high. One of the things I enjoy most about SSENSE is the lack of politics and the transparency. The leaders are highly competent, intelligent and educated.