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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2019)
"Great place to grow and promote more quickly than peers."
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
8.0 / 10
6.4 / 10
8.8 / 10
6.2 / 10


  • Hours are seen as being good for the industry and working from home is available occasionally if needed.
  • Access to a gym, doctors and dentist makes it a very healthy place to work.
  • There are lots of training opportunities available to employees, especially early on.
  • There’s a good company culture with strong teamwork and a hierarchy that’s seen as flatter than in other places.


  • While entry-level pay is good, it’s seen as falling behind later in your career.
  • Some feel it can be difficult to get placed into the specific role they want.
  • Access to managers can vary so this is not reliable.
  • There could be more transparency around internal placements.

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"We have excellent networks and diversity inclusion. There are no issues here."

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"Long hours, sometimes a lot of pressure."

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