Mawi FAQ

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7 English questions out of 7

10 October 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at Mawi?

Pros

Mawi is lovely and the jewelry is wicked

Cons

The CEO is vile and bullies the staff. I can't believe he hasn't been sent to a tribunal - he ruins the brand from the inside out You are expected to reach ridiculous and un-achievable demands and targets in a day which mean you then have to work overtime with no pay. This place will give you a breakdown - avoid at all costs.

Advice to Management

Fire yourself

The CEO is vile and bullies the staff.

10 October 2018

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7 January 2019

How is management perceived at Mawi?

Pros

Got along with other interns really well, and a few of the other staff.

Cons

The managing director is a sadistic bully. I was working as an unpaid intern here for over 3 months. It was without a doubt the worst three months of my life. I was given a ridiculous workload and often pressured into working overtime for nothing in return. I'd be sent out to fetch dog food and toilet paper on a regular basis. One intern forgot to get a receipt when sent on a similar ridiculous errand and was screamed at in front of the entire office (on her second day in the role). The director treated the staff like absolute trash. When he walked into the room you could feel everyone tense up. Serious anger management issues. I am surprised this place is even still running. Although the website has been shut down so that's a sign that the company is heading down the drain where it belongs.

Advice to Management

Seek therapy immediately.

Serious anger management issues.

7 January 2019

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7 January 2019

Is Mawi a good company to work for?

Pros

Got along with other interns really well, and a few of the other staff.

Cons

The managing director is a sadistic bully. I was working as an unpaid intern here for over 3 months. It was without a doubt the worst three months of my life. I was given a ridiculous workload and often pressured into working overtime for nothing in return. I'd be sent out to fetch dog food and toilet paper on a regular basis. One intern forgot to get a receipt when sent on a similar ridiculous errand and was screamed at in front of the entire office (on her second day in the role). The director treated the staff like absolute trash. When he walked into the room you could feel everyone tense up. Serious anger management issues. I am surprised this place is even still running. Although the website has been shut down so that's a sign that the company is heading down the drain where it belongs.

Advice to Management

Seek therapy immediately.

I am surprised this place is even still running.

7 January 2019

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16 June 2019

What are co-workers like at Mawi?

Pros

A huge pro is that since leaving here I have gone on to carve a successful career and have since always used Mawi as an example of somewhere I would never want to work again and for directors I will never want to encounter and to become anything like. Working here was a lesson learnt and never to be repeated.

Cons

Utterly horrific environment. There was a fierce culture of bullying and fear. Discussions were never had, instead employees were shouted/spoken to so badly in front of the entire team - daily humiliation. There was zero respect shown by the directors to their staff. People were terrified t speak to one another. Wages were poor and not paid on time.

Advice to Management

There is nothing I can say here as the management are the problem.

Discussions were never had, instead employees were shouted/spoken to so badly in front of the entire team

16 June 2019

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18 January 2019

What is the work environment like at Mawi?

Pros

Pros are zero in that place. Pros are that everyone posting on this site seems to have similar experiences there and yet there's one random posting here saying there is a vendetta - what a laugh. That poster must be the owner or one of his flunkies that sniff similar potions together, otherwise why would there be so many other views that have opposing views to that one ? Not difficult to understand is it ? behaving like a decent person and see how the company might change and how the reviews on here will. Have put one star everywhere on here as can't post with putting no stars.

Cons

Office is smelly due to dead rats under the floor, and the owner smoking at his desk in the communal office. Under market wages which often are paid days or weeks late but owners find money to pay for their own social lives and the dog walker and his and her rents and mortgage while staff have to wonder when and if they can pay their own rent. If have a medical appointment and get in half an hour late loose a half days wages. Don't get paid at all if off work sick. Holidays are a nightmare to get the owners to agree to. Owners argue in the office in front of staff and speak to staff like slaves and idiots.

Advice to Management

There is no point in giving people like this advice. They are selfish, ignorant and self righteous and believe that they are untouchable like most narcissists. Karma will out you eventually.

Don't get paid at all if off work sick.

18 January 2019

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7 English questions out of 7