AQA Reviews

Updated Nov 16, 2021

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Pros
  • "Good salary, great benefits, family friendly polices, flexible working(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great staff, Reasonable working environment(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Repetitive work but that's all part of the job and is to be expected(in 6 reviews)

  • "Lack of diversity in senior management and appears to be limited determination to address issue(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Lovely company

      Oct 28, 2021 - Meeting Assistant 
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      Pros

      Great staff! Great place to work. Valued team member. Fantastic environment!

      Cons

      Contracts are usually temporary work.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place

      Nov 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance. Hybrid working

      Cons

      Salary needs to be competitive

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall a good place to work

      Nov 14, 2021 - Research Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generous annual leave and reasonable salary

      Cons

      Lack of resource in busy teams can lead to poor work life balance

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Temporary customer service

      Oct 26, 2021 - Customer Service 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive colleagues and excellent management

      Cons

      There is no cons to working in this exam board

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Perfectly satisfactory

      Nov 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
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      Pros

      Friendly colleagues, good entry level salary, lots of perks & benefits like subsidised catering and headspace membership, activities, events and freebies. AQA handled the pandemic excellently considering how abruptly and unexpectedly the situation unfolded in the UK, immediately sent us all home and set out to have everyone set up to work from home and must have invested heavily to do so i.e. brand new laptops and IT equipment for most employees. Generous 2020 furlough scheme included keeping most non-essential staff on furlough, plus allowing furlough for *any* staff with homeschooling/childcare commitments. Expenses claims were allowed for office equipment for us to use at home, existing office equipment that I needed (e.g. chair) was couriered to me, in the new year staff were given a bonus payment. I love being able to work from home and have some flexibility there.

      Cons

      As with anywhere there has been some gossip and office politics, just need to be professional and use common sense when you see it

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place in general

      Nov 8, 2021 - Campaign Analyst in Guildford, England
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      Pros

      Work life balance, no micro management

      Cons

      No financial incentives to improve or go outside of core role

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      Nov 1, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, People, Development, Work life balance

      Cons

      Bureaucracy with admin procedures, Tech issues

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fabulous people

      Sep 11, 2021 - Human Resources in Guildford, England
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      Pros

      Really positive purpose and mission.

      Cons

      Clunky processes and policies, sometimes obstructive.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Aug 15, 2021 - Coordinator in Guildford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Personal development, overall work-life balance

      Cons

      Peak exams series require long hours A lot of fixed term contracts

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Aug 23, 2021 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good, supportive environment. Caring management

      Cons

      Not much room for growth

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