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Positive and informative 1-year placement

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Former Employee - Placement Student  in  Pangbourne, England
Former Employee - Placement Student in Pangbourne, England

Pros

The company really look after it's employees, from health and safety (BP are big on this) to social life. They pay very well and I found the job to be of low stress.

Cons

Might be difficult to progress quickly through the company as I believe they still have rules on being in a position for a minimum of 2 years before being promoted. Lower level staff aren't always informed directly on their impact on the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to speak to the little people about the front line work.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Roaming in the wilderness

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Manager  in  City of London, England
    Former Employee - Financial Manager in City of London, England

    Pros

    Great salaries, benefits & training

    Cons

    Way too much overhead & admin people working on all sorts of zero value projects. Seem to have lost the touch since 2007 & still finding their way after 5 years in the wilderness. Terrible value for shareholders. HSE overkill stifles innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the admin overhead. Cut the fat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Bureaucratic and vendors are frustrating

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Operations Support Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Operations Support Manager in London, England

    Pros

    - The people are really good to work with.
    - The pay and benefits are good.
    - The Company cares a lot about training, ergonomics etc.
    - Career progression can be good if you're in with the right people.

    Cons

    - Some Vendors are a nightmare to work with. Very much focussed on delivering the bare minimum they can get away with.
    - The Company is undergoing constant change due to the numerous Consultancies that come in and fiddle with things but the underlying bureaucracy never changes or gets worse.
    - Once you're in you have to stay in each role for 2 years.
    - Some people are put in at a lower grade than they should be. It can take a long time to move up to the next one so negotiate!!
    - No women were on the Leadership Team in my department and no women are on the Board..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than get Consultancy Companies in, ask the people on the ground what needs improving. Our opinions are never heard or taken into account.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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