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AQA Reviews

Updated 15 Jun 2019

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AQA CEO Toby Salt
Toby Salt
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  • "Senior management transparency is difficult, making difficult to understand their strategy(in 5 reviews)

  • "Due to a large temporary staff during summer, it can take some time for everyone to learn everything to do with their role(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AQA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great role, fantastic management, relevant culture

    Cons

    None really, except make sure enough training is offered to those who move internally.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Give people a chance.

    AQA2019-06-16
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AQA

    Pros

    Friendly and positive staff there

    Cons

    Not many cons nice place

    AQA2019-06-13
  3. "Good working conditions"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Manchester, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AQA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working conditions. Job can be mundane and you have to look for opportunities for development.

    Cons

    Career progression limited and need to make use of the skills that we have to progress

    Advice to Management

    Career progression for staf

    AQA2019-06-13
  4. "Friendly and relaxed enviroment"

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      Former Employee - Marking Administrator in Manchester, England

      I worked at AQA full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Really down to earth and lovely people

      Cons

      IT could have been better managed, having at times no functioning computer to work with

      AQA2019-04-19
    • "Good Company, Needs Modernising"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at AQA full-time

        Pros

        Great staff, Reasonable working environment

        Cons

        Needs modernising, Management structure quite high

        AQA2019-03-21
      • "Customer Adviser-Teacher Services"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at AQA full-time

        Pros

        Amazing work colleagues Good mix of ethnicity community Good Location- easily accessible Friendly environment Majority staff approachable

        Cons

        Politics No Structure Progression (Its not what you do but who you know ) Biased opinions Favouritism No aiding for training on existing work colleagues Work completion (instead of an award-stating lazy workers)

        Advice to Management

        Monitor Wisely Provide training developments for staff to be promoted Cut out favouritism Treat fairly Cut out elderly Managers(BM) as new methods on monitoring are available.

        AQA2019-04-03
      • "A great place to work"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends

          I worked at AQA full-time

          Pros

          An enjoyable working environment, with permanent members of staff and management always on hand to offer advice and support. It's great to know that you are contributing towards something worthwhile, which helps to create the positive and friendly atmosphere that AQA has.

          Cons

          Most contracts are temporary and, as staff are recruited as and when needed, some members of staff miss out on proper training.

          AQA2019-01-14
        • "Admin Assistant"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at AQA part-time

          Pros

          Over time available Free ice cream van during summer (once)

          Cons

          treated very poorly like kids, shouted at. Horrible place to work

          AQA2019-01-22
        • Helpful (1)

          "Breath of fresh air"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I have been working at AQA full-time

          Pros

          Great work-life balance Friendly and down to earth environment Sensible pay and benefits Flexible working

          Cons

          Can be reactive in approach

          Advice to Management

          Plan more

          AQA2018-10-26
        • Helpful (1)

          "Good"

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          Current Employee - Marketing in Guildford, England
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I have been working at AQA full-time (Less than a year)

          Pros

          Great community. Flexible working hours. Good work/life balance.

          Cons

          Expertise not appreciated. Feel like my job role is quite siloed.

          AQA2018-10-08
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