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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"A large and energising industry leader."
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.2 / 10
 
Hours
9.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.8 / 10
 
 
Training
6.8 / 10
 

Pros

  • A supportive and open culture helps people to feel comfortable in the company.
  • Flexible working hours means that people are able to keep a good work/life balance.
  • Graduates are happy with the level and variety of work they are given.
  • The salary is seen as competitive and fair for the industry.

Cons

  • Some offices are considered to be small and occasionally crowded.
  • Processes in the company make some feel that changes can be slow to be made.
  • While a lot of training is provided, many feel that it could be better tailored to individuals.
  • Past the manager stage, some find progression to be competitive.

What insiders say about...

"It's the standard process of an online application and, if successful, an assessment..."

"The office culture is very friendly, relaxed and flexible. My team has a sociable..."

"The office in London is relatively full and there might not always be enough space...."

"The company is very flexible and allows for a good work/life balance."

"It's a good salary with an excellent pension plan and private healthcare. There are..."

"Health insurance, pension and discounts at local pubs."

"Competency-based questions as well as industry-based questions."

"We recycle in the office but there are no explicit schemes that I know of encouraging..."

"Very accessible. I've got no fears about talking to senior leaders as their doors..."

"We have a diversity network and there's an active diversity drive in the recruitment..."

"You can look into higher-up jobs about 18 months after your grad scheme."

"I am responsible for coming up with my own tasks a lot of the time, which I quite..."

"The people you work with are very friendly and collaborative. Most leaders care about..."

"Changes can take time to be implemented."

"We're not a bank."

"Friendly, open and a place where you can learn a lot."

"They offered a good internship and graduate scheme."

"The User Experience and Innovation course is a 14-week course (one day per week)..."

"A bit more formal training to acquire the specific skills before you start your job..."

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