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I have been working at Clarasys full-time (More than a year)
Most employers tell you 'we look after our people'... The majority actually don't. Clarasys are very different in that sense. Their employees come first. I've been with Clarasys for 2 years now and these are just a few of the key benefits:
- They are extremely helpful in supporting your development, with dedicated L&D staff and a whole host of learning opportunities.
- You're given a lot of responsibility early in your career (inc. client experience) which a lot of the larger consultancies don't do.
- They have a diverse workforce who are super inclusive, with a dedicated diversity & inclusion team.
- VISIBILITY - I've never been at a company that doesn't hide anything from their employees. Monthly update presentations cover the latest topics & questions raised by the workforce. Management are transparent and refreshing. Everyone has confidence in the management team to do the right thing.
- Clarasys has a flat hierarchy which enables you to share your thoughts with the management team and have a say in company-wide decisions.
- Monthly company socials are organised to get everyone together, network and have fun.
- Everyone, and I mean everyone, at Clarasys are so friendly. The culture at Clarasys is open which enables great feedback conversations and doesn't shy away from talking about personal improvement opportunities. If you need any help, everyone is happy to help out where they can.
- A coaching structure is in place whereby a more senior consultant will help & support your personal development, check on your wellbeing and help to raise any issues you might have.
- We have recently moved into a bigger office as we outgrew the old one. It's a great new space with room to expand into. Even the designs of the new office were shared with the whole company to vote on what styles they preferred. The office is clean, the staff are amazing and we are in a great location, currently at the heart of Waterloo.
Like anything, there will always be cons. However, I've struggled to think of many if I'm being completely honest.
- The induction training is pretty lengthy for grads (roughly a month), which is a pro and a con. It gives you all the information you need and the training is thorough, however it can be an information overload at times.
- It can be difficult at times to ensure a small organisation retains its culture during expansion. It's something Clarasys are aware of but inevitably, other organisation's cultures may begin to creep in as part of the experienced hire process.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing. You're open to suggestions, happy to take on board feedback, transparent with your employees and have my confidence that you will do the right thing for your employees and the business.
I applied online. I interviewed at Clarasys.
I had an initial phone screen with the CEO and Co-Founder. This was a quick run down of my CV and a chance for him to ask a few competency questions. I was then invited to have an informal chat with one of their consultants over a drink at a pub. It was a good chance to ask off the record questions. I was then invited to their offices in London Bridge for a panel case study interview with a Principal Consultant and one of the Directors. Like some of the comments on Glassdoor, they seem to treat it as a roleplay rather than a simple dialogue so if you're drama skills aren't up to scratch, good luck trying to keep up with them - it can get a bit humourous if anything! A few days later I then got an email from the CEO and Co-Founder confirming they won't be making an offer but to be honest, I'm glad he didn't make an offer because his email summarised the culture of this firm and his attitude as a leader. I was expecting his email to highlight his feedback or reasons as to why I was unsuccessful but he just wrote:
"Thanks for coming in to the office for your final round. Unfortunately we won't be taking you any further in the process. Many thanks for your interest in Clarasys, best of luck in your job search and future career"
I expected this type of response when you initially submit an application but not when you've got to the end of the process. For the time you invest in their process, he could had been a bit more nicer in the way he turns people down.
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