Silverbean FAQ

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5 English questions out of 5

10 July 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Silverbean?

Pros

This is a brilliant place to come to work. Everyone is very caring and supportive. People are encouraged and supported to do what they are good at, not just push work around a desk. The benefits we get are tremendous and like nothing else I have had before. I don't know of anyone who works at a company who gives their people more. The social calendar is out of this world too. It's easy for businesses to say it, but demonstrating how it looks after people is much harder. Silverbean does it easily somehow. People managers genuinely care about supporting their teams, the senior people here are incredibly accessible, they actually talk to people and treat people like humans - it's not everywhere you would find the two Directors riding a motorbike through the office for the Christmas video! Everyone gets a chance here and everyone is here on merit- that's one of the things I like about it most. That and the free snacks!

Cons

The IT falls over sometimes but that's not the company's fault.

Advice to Management

Keep going: it's great.

People managers genuinely care about supporting their teams, the senior people here are incredibly accessible, they actually talk to people and treat people like humans - it's not everywhere you would find the two Directors riding a motorbike through the office for the Christmas video!

10 July 2019

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10 January 2020

Is Silverbean a good company to work for?

Pros

Really enjoy coming to work, my first job after years of working that I don't dread going to. The people are great, have a good laugh all day. Really nice offices, and moving to a better one in a few months. Great social events for people new to the City. Scope to progress is there but can be a bit slow as there are a lot of people waiting to move up to the next level. They've recently put in truely flexible working, so I can start at 6 am and finish at 2 pm, if I want, which is great for when the summer comes around.

Cons

Need a bigger focus on new business moving forward to ensure that we can grow how we want to, the only big con here is the IT, which causes a lot of headaches, but I believe it's being looked into at the moment.

Advice to Management

Keep supporting your staff to do the best job they can, and sort out the IT!

The people are great, have a good laugh all day.

10 January 2020

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20 June 2019

What is the company culture like at Silverbean?

Pros

- The people across teams are generally, awesome. - Well-known brands as clients which adds kudos. - Dogs in the office on a regular occasion. - Cool offices

Cons

- The 'culture' that they like to talk about so much died long ago. It's a dog-eat-dog culture now and everyone is dispensable, aside from those in the senior clique. - Many of the leadership team (with the exception of a small few) were promoted there off the back of personal preference as opposed to skill and experience. It shows. - Flexible working hours which don't actually mean flexible. - Someone trying to do NLP on you to manipulate situations is NOT ok. - Opportunities to progress are limited. - A mass exodus of staff has tattered the reputation of excellent culture and staff retention. - They constantly change their 'Mission and Values' on a whim, so it's clear that standing for something depends on whichever way the wind blows on that particular occasion.

Advice to Management

- Treat staff with respect - Lose the COO and restructure correctly

It's a dog-eat-dog culture now and everyone is dispensable, aside from those in the senior clique.

20 June 2019

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25 June 2019

How is the office food at Silverbean?

Pros

THE OTHER STAFF!! Relaxed working environment, slightly flexible working, snacks, socials, breakfast. Working with Quality clients (although rarely retaining them)

Cons

Since the end of 2018 it became a bit of a mess. No support in my department or even understanding of my role. No job description. Asked for additional resource & told it wasn’t available therefore led to me leaving. My advice or feedback just wasn’t taken seriously & therefore I didn’t feel like a valued employee.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring ‘friends’ of the senior management & bring in people with experience. Concentrate on the UK office before expanding into the unknown.

THE OTHER STAFF!! Relaxed working environment, slightly flexible working, snacks, socials, breakfast.

25 June 2019

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20 June 2019

What are working conditions like at Silverbean?

Pros

- The people across teams are generally, awesome. - Well-known brands as clients which adds kudos. - Dogs in the office on a regular occasion. - Cool offices

Cons

- The 'culture' that they like to talk about so much died long ago. It's a dog-eat-dog culture now and everyone is dispensable, aside from those in the senior clique. - Many of the leadership team (with the exception of a small few) were promoted there off the back of personal preference as opposed to skill and experience. It shows. - Flexible working hours which don't actually mean flexible. - Someone trying to do NLP on you to manipulate situations is NOT ok. - Opportunities to progress are limited. - A mass exodus of staff has tattered the reputation of excellent culture and staff retention. - They constantly change their 'Mission and Values' on a whim, so it's clear that standing for something depends on whichever way the wind blows on that particular occasion.

Advice to Management

- Treat staff with respect - Lose the COO and restructure correctly

- They constantly change their 'Mission and Values' on a whim, so it's clear that standing for something depends on whichever way the wind blows on that particular occasion.

20 June 2019

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