The Very Group FAQ

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6 April 2018

Does The Very Group pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Employees encouraged to expand their skills, product teams to focus on set areas with all dev, test, ba etc in same squad to deliver quality fast Onsite free gym and wellbeing centre Flexible working Friendly people Staff discounts Great atmosphere Always lots of interesting things happening in the street

Cons

Going through change to process and sometime this is difficult for people to get on board with

Advice to Management

Keep the level of trust that has been built up, especially when people are moving to product squads from core siloed teams

Onsite free gym and wellbeing centre

6 April 2018

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27 August 2019

How are the career development opportunities at The Very Group?

Pros

Great environment, pay, benefits and career opportunities. SD is a great place to build your career, have access to development opportunities, and to get experience in a pretty unique retail/FS business.

Cons

Nothing that springs to mind. A strong colleague engagement programme addresses concerns that arise.

Advice to Management

None.

Great environment, pay, benefits and career opportunities.

27 August 2019

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9 March 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at The Very Group?

Pros

Excellent culture and environment for the most part, with a good set of people at the helm that care. Plenty of opportunity to progress career in a number of directions. Top-notch facilities. Good flexibility offered allowing for a decent work/life balance.

Cons

Ageing core systems and IT infrastructure can limit and restrict ability to implement change/improvements at pace. Very Speke-centric despite operating over multiple sites.

Advice to Management

Be consistent between you and try and be more visible to the hundreds of employees that aren't based at Speke.

Plenty of opportunity to progress career in a number of directions.

9 March 2020

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19 September 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at The Very Group?

Pros

managers are really helpful and willing

Cons

agency employed by shop direct not as helpful

Advice to Management

keep up the good work

managers are really helpful and willing

19 September 2020

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9 February 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at The Very Group?

Pros

Amazing colleagues Clear Strategic direction Always looking for best ways to do things

Cons

Takes on too much change at once Outsourced too many core services Limited succession planning

Clear Strategic direction

9 February 2020

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