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25 English questions out of 25

16 August 2021

Does gohenry offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

The mission and people are great; it feels like you're making a difference. The challenges and scale can be interesting. People are trusted to get on with work and are treated well. The offices are nice and well located, and the monthly team meetups are fun.

Cons

The benefits package is quite barebones; there is a lot of scope to make it more appealing. There is an on-call rota but people don't seem to be paid for being part of it; instead they are given time off in lieu, which for a lot of people isn't a worthwhile reward for spending a week tied to a phone and laptop and restricted in what they can do socially. Priorities always change and everything is urgent. Some employees have risen through the ranks without necessarily demonstrating the required level of skill for the position.

Advice to Management

Improve communication of work priorities from the top down. The management team are great but it inevitably feels like one is disappointing them if work can't be completed by some arbitrary deadline that usually shifts anyway. Look at improving the benefits package. Be brave, try things like 4 day working weeks, unlimited holiday, and other things that a lot of startups/tech companies are offering to remain attractive. The last year and a half have hugely shaken up the work environment already so go with the flow. Look at rewarding people financially for being part of an on-call rota, and make it optional. It will lead to people volunteering and will avoid resentment from people who might feel forced to be part of it. Allowing anonymous feedback/questions for the M3s would result in people being more open about problems.

call rota but people don't seem to be paid for being part of it; instead they are given time off in lieu, which for a lot of people isn't a worthwhile reward for spending a week tied to a phone and laptop and restricted in what they can do socially.

16 August 2021

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16 August 2021

Does gohenry offer relocation assistance?

Pros

The mission and people are great; it feels like you're making a difference. The challenges and scale can be interesting. People are trusted to get on with work and are treated well. The offices are nice and well located, and the monthly team meetups are fun.

Cons

The benefits package is quite barebones; there is a lot of scope to make it more appealing. There is an on-call rota but people don't seem to be paid for being part of it; instead they are given time off in lieu, which for a lot of people isn't a worthwhile reward for spending a week tied to a phone and laptop and restricted in what they can do socially. Priorities always change and everything is urgent. Some employees have risen through the ranks without necessarily demonstrating the required level of skill for the position.

Advice to Management

Improve communication of work priorities from the top down. The management team are great but it inevitably feels like one is disappointing them if work can't be completed by some arbitrary deadline that usually shifts anyway. Look at improving the benefits package. Be brave, try things like 4 day working weeks, unlimited holiday, and other things that a lot of startups/tech companies are offering to remain attractive. The last year and a half have hugely shaken up the work environment already so go with the flow. Look at rewarding people financially for being part of an on-call rota, and make it optional. It will lead to people volunteering and will avoid resentment from people who might feel forced to be part of it. Allowing anonymous feedback/questions for the M3s would result in people being more open about problems.

The benefits package is quite barebones; there is a lot of scope to make it more appealing.

16 August 2021

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11 July 2021

How are the career development opportunities at gohenry?

Pros

- There are some incredible people you can learn from and some great projects to get stuck into - Everyone is super friendly both in and outside of your dept - If you want to do something differently in your team go for it - The individual perks are good with cycle to work scheme recently introduced and the new flexible working policy - If you'd like to do courses outside of work the company does support with a learning and development budget, however, you need to take the initiative to find and plan what you'd like to do.

Cons

- The company's been around for 12 years and there's no career development framework, so you have to figure a lot of things out for yourself and take a lot of self-initiative. - Accessibility and User Research is almost a box-ticking exercise, rather than a frame of mind - Managers are really just Senior ICs

Advice to Management

- Assess each team's needs and how to help individuals grow into leaders, to do their best work - Give managers, managerial / leadership training to empower the rest of the team's ICs rather than just having them discuss day to day tasks in 1:1s.

The company's been around for 12 years and there's no career development framework, so you have to figure a lot of things out for yourself and take a lot of self

11 July 2021

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11 July 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at gohenry?

Pros

- There are some incredible people you can learn from and some great projects to get stuck into - Everyone is super friendly both in and outside of your dept - If you want to do something differently in your team go for it - The individual perks are good with cycle to work scheme recently introduced and the new flexible working policy - If you'd like to do courses outside of work the company does support with a learning and development budget, however, you need to take the initiative to find and plan what you'd like to do.

Cons

- The company's been around for 12 years and there's no career development framework, so you have to figure a lot of things out for yourself and take a lot of self-initiative. - Accessibility and User Research is almost a box-ticking exercise, rather than a frame of mind - Managers are really just Senior ICs

Advice to Management

- Assess each team's needs and how to help individuals grow into leaders, to do their best work - Give managers, managerial / leadership training to empower the rest of the team's ICs rather than just having them discuss day to day tasks in 1:1s.

The company's been around for 12 years and there's no career development framework, so you have to figure a lot of things out for yourself and take a lot of self

11 July 2021

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3 February 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at gohenry?

Pros

All the staff are very helpful and everyone is approachable, hours that can fit around your own personal life and constant training to keep you on top of your game.

Cons

Some days can be really repetitive e.g. all 5 days on the phone.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing :)

All the staff are very helpful and everyone is approachable, hours that can fit around your own personal life and constant training to keep you on top of your game.

3 February 2021

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