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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Nominet.

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19 English questions out of 19

1 August 2019

Does Nominet have a pension plan?

Pros

Great place for people think they important to come get paid loads and do absolutely nothing. Reasonable pension.

Cons

Lacks joined up thinking as a result some of the skills of employees are wasted and simply ignored. Managers are just children and have a can't be bothered attitude leading to lots of last minute panic and this happens on a regular basis. If you are looking to develop skills as during my time I got no training I asked for. If your looking for career progression this is not the place for you. Tech wise the company is a decade behind the leaders and innovators.

Advice to Management

You need to come out of your offices and spend time in the business departments so you can see how it's really run. Remove the lack of professionalism in the management structure especially in the tech department. Stop forcing what needs to done to get your short term bonus and take longer term fixes. Coordinated thinking and training would make the place much better. Especially after changing the deadwood thats holding everything back Company needs to take a risk and do something bleeding edge instead of being a followers always late into the market.

Reasonable pension.

1 August 2019

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4 February 2021

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Nominet?

Pros

Nominet cares about their employees. We have many internal opportunities, and there is a great work life balance.. The employees who work at Nominet are experts in their field and great to work with. We are a profit with a purpose company and we actively change lives. We have a clear strategy and driving forward into the future with many exciting opportunities.

Cons

None that I can think of.

We have a clear strategy and driving forward into the future with many exciting opportunities.

4 February 2021

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1 February 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Nominet?

Pros

Very capable people, Good benefits and work life balance.

Cons

Clueless executive leadership team who actually have very little experience running a technology company. Company has no direction, constantly changing strategy which frustrates employees. Decision making is so complex and often involves execs who have absolutely no clue and add no value to the decision making process. Back stabbing, politically charged environment which is ridiculous for a 260 person company.

Advice to Management

Advice to the Board. Remove the current leadership, install credible, charismatic and inspiring leaders who know how to treat employees with respect and. lead from the front.

Clueless executive leadership team who actually have very little experience running a technology company.

1 February 2020

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18 April 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Nominet?

Pros

A terrific company with some amazing and gifted people. I had a hugely rewarding 9 and a half years (only planned on staying for 3!) working with people who passionately care about what they do. The culture really changed, for the better, during my time in the business from a very academically focused business to one with a more commercial heartbeat and drive. Recent new hires have also brought energy and enthusiasm to the team. The technology and projects are hugely interesting and the business definitely gets to punch above its weight thanks to its role in the UK internet infrastructure. There's some really interesting work to be done and the new work on Cyber Security is taking the business into an interesting and potentially high-growth area. It's a good place to work on some really mission-critical projects and initiatives that affect the lives of almost everyone using the internet in the UK. Some terrific experience to add to your CV. The teams work well together and there's a definite sense of community - evidenced by plenty of nights out together and a shared sense of success/reward when things go well.

Cons

Like any membership-based business, it's not without its challenges - namely trying to keep everybody on board whilst moving the business on. The business hasn't always got it right, but decisions have always been made with the best intentions and a lot of thinking and planning. It's still a medium sized business - with its heart in Oxfordshire. It's not going to be for everyone, but opportunities are there if you look for them. Like every business in or around Oxford...Parking restrictions!!

Advice to Management

Keep going, remember to put public-benefit first in everything you do. Definitely on the right track.

growth area.

18 April 2019

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4 February 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Nominet?

Pros

Nominet cares about their employees. We have many internal opportunities, and there is a great work life balance.. The employees who work at Nominet are experts in their field and great to work with. We are a profit with a purpose company and we actively change lives. We have a clear strategy and driving forward into the future with many exciting opportunities.

Cons

None that I can think of.

We have many internal opportunities, and there is a great work life balance..

4 February 2021

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