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Quick facts
  • Year established:
    2016
  • Website:
    http://www.gearset.com
  • Contact
    • The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park , Cambridge , Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB4 0GA
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About Gearset

At Gearset, their mission has always been to set the standard in Salesforce DevOps by building a deep understanding of their users, then solving their problems with a team of smart, pragmatic and focused people.

As a team founded by software engineers with a track record of working very closely with their users, they noticed early on that the incumbent companies in the market had a very different model to the one they are used to. They tended to sell from the top down, working with CIOs and senior management to broker deals, often involving bespoke, per-customer pricing, and required customisations and consultations. Gearset wanted to take a different approach - to talk directly to the hundreds of thousands of Salesforce developers and administrators across the globe who had DevOps problems to solve every day.

When a developer working on a tight deadline hits an issue and goes searching for a solution, they want Gearset to be discoverable, easy to use, and capable of solving the problem then and there. They do not want that developer to have to get in touch, sit through a demo, negotiate pricing, and wait for Gearset to provision an instance. So, Gearset are transparent with their pricing set out unambiguously online with no hidden charges. They are easy to do business with and anybody can try Gearset in just a couple of clicks and completely its free for 30 days, without having to talk to them first or provide payment.


“2020 has been such a difficult year for everyone, but I've been inspired to see our team pull together and support one another - whether by sharing a cheeky coffee over Zoom with a colleague who's feeling a bit down, or being flexible with a teammate who's balancing being Head of Marketing and Headteacher for their kids. Getting a 3 star accreditation is such a lovely recognition of everything the team has done to help each other this year” - Kevin Boyle, CEO


What is it like to work for Gearset

My Manager
My Manager
Gearset have recognised the challenge of managing teams during the pandemic. Weekly meetings provide managers with an opportunity to update the company on progress and celebrate achievements, which has helped maintain motivation. Gearset decided to continue their management training programme virtually during lockdown, promoting their ongoing development. As part of this programme, they included extra coaching sessions on giving feedback and provided additional 1:1 coaching support between sessions for managers. They have also encouraged a peer-group network between managers, with their own Slack channel and informal coffee sessions, so they can support each other and learn from one another.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back

During the pandemic, Gearset aimed to help where they could. One of their employees got involved with the Frontline Face Shield Initiative, which provides face shields to the Air Ambulance, local care homes, hospitals, maternity wards, and any other vital services in need of PPE. Gearset donated £1,500 to help this great cause, allowing a group of 3Dprinting enthusiasts around Cambridge to produce 800 more shields. Their CEO also dropped off fruit and biscuits for NHS workers at the local hospital, Addenbrookes.

My Company
My Company
Gearset recognise that their employees are in a variety of situations and may all feel differently about the return to the office. Their approach has always been to speak to the team and base decisions about who returns to the office on employees own needs and preferences - not their functions within the company. They felt it was important that no one was pressured to return to the office and that they would continue with many of the team based at home. 

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Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    12%

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Staff:

    68

  • Earning £35,000+:

    68%

  • Male : Female:

    76% / 24%

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