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I have been working at BPP Holdings full-time (More than a year)
The things that I really appreciate, compared to other places that I've worked are:
* A good work\life balance for all - you work hard but are not expected to work late all the time
* Lots of people benefit from flexible working on top of a good balance
* You are given space and to get on with your work
* The Exec Team and senior managers are down to earth and approachable - everybody's work counts
* It is a firm that would like to do things better (see 'Cons')
* Lots of people have moved teams (sideways or upwards). You can progress if put yourself forward and apply for internal jobs
* The opportunity to study BPP courses for free is a great benefit
* Most of the people you work with want to do a good job and support each other
* The workforce is really diverse, lots of people from different backgrounds, cultures etc
* Compared to other firms there is an appetite to manage those in the team that are not performing
* Good apprenticeships - the apprentices have real jobs and get good experience plus the qualifications
* There is a positive 'can do' attitude about the place which I really like, it is not at all stuffy
* A new CEO started in November - thinking positively, improvements should start to filter down this year
There are always things that could be better, like most firms now resources are too tight in some areas. It impacts on quality and the ability to add value\implement change effectively. Sadly pay is not always competitive enough, budgets do not stretch to recognise people who have developed in their job outside the annual pay review, so you lose good people and turnover stays high. Office space can be a bit too cramped in some places, like a lot of firms hot desking can be disengaging.
Advice to Management
There are lots of good people at BPP but you need to resource properly, reducing costs is important but it doesn't grow the business. Give your front line managers the time to invest in managing well.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BPP Holdings (London, England) in October 2017.
2 stage interview process. First interview especially using competency and strength based questioning. Second interview with senior employees with less emphasis on interview script. I enjoyed the interview style and meeting 4 prospective colleagues. As with any multiple stage interview process, patience became a virtue.
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