AQA Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2022

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3.8
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AQA CEO Colin Hughes
Colin Hughes
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working, lovely people and loads of experienced individuals(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great working environment with friendly staff(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Repetitive work, very cold office(in 6 reviews)

  • "Tedious work in a class room environment(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Summer

      Jun 22, 2022 - Customer Service in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very supportive environment and helpful atmosphere.

      Cons

      A good walk away from Manchester train stations.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice place to work

      Jul 13, 2022 - IT Environment Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hybrid working Great people to work with Opportunities to grow

      Cons

      Skeleton Staff Dependencies on 3rd parties to deliver

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Nose diving employee experience

      Jun 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People are nice Work is straightforward

      Cons

      Pay! We haven’t had a pay increase which is being held hostage during conversations with a useless union whilst we all feel the cost of living crisis. Hybrid - not competitive and arbitrary presenteeism in office with the current CEO genuinely admonishing us all in a morale boosting meeting as our big peak period kicked off about feedback on this. You Couldn’t make this up! Progression - new roles are being sought externally at nearly every turn in my experience because they are not equipped to grow people. IT - bad word in every company but this fails on a such a frequent basis that it’s genuinely becoming an embarrassment to work for AQA as everything keeps failing and we sleepwalk into a bigger existential problem

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing company

      May 27, 2022 - Summer Appeals Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff, big emphasis on wellbeing, fun company to work for.

      Cons

      Pay is lower than other admin jobs.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great culture

      May 20, 2022 - Summer Results Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really friendly and relaxed environment with a focus on employee wellbeing. I worked as a temp, and enjoyed my time here

      Cons

      I was working from home and sometimes it was hard to communicate with managers

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Needs change

      May 30, 2022 - Business Partner 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Flexible working - Offices are modernising

      Cons

      - Lack of real change - Little responsibility taken by senior managers

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Getting worse

      May 16, 2022 - Lead Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly staff and a good location

      Cons

      Horribly disorganised and underfunded. Pizza rather than pay.

      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company to work

      Apr 20, 2022 - Temporary Administrative Assistant in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      2021 remote work which it was great because allow to work from any place, city, town friendly fair payment

      Cons

      2022 they started hybrid work, which in some cases is imposible to do it.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      N/a

      Apr 29, 2022 - Technical Support 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Gave free car parking in end

      Cons

      Lack of training, extremely high workload, no confidence in senior management. Also no opportunity to progress within the organisation.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      It's ok

      Apr 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Various jobs to do so work is never the same

      Cons

      It's quite a bit disorganized

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    AQA has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 224 reviews left anonymously by employees. 72% of employees would recommend working at AQA to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, AQA employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at AQA. This rating has decreased by -9% over the last 12 months.

    72% of AQA employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated AQA 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at AQA to be compensation, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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