Add People Reviews

Updated 13 May 2020

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5 Ratings
  1. COVID-19

    "Brilliant culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Altrincham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Add People full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting and varied work, weekly pay, free coffee, subsidised team meals and drinks, free bar on Friday and midweek company five-a-side. In the short time I have been at Add People, I have had the privilege to work on some diverse and challenging projects, with both the marketing team and the wider business. I thoroughly enjoy being part of a talented and innovative team. The company’s response to the Covid outbreak has been brilliant and HR check in with me regularly on a personal basis, which has been comforting given the current circumstances

    Cons

    Nothing negative comes to mind

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  2. "Working at Addpeople"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DMA in Altrincham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Add People full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High paced dynamic company that still manages to consider the views and and opinions of its staff. Managers at all levels talk the talk and walk to walk when it comes to leading and development.

    Cons

    Just the 2 and half hours a day travelling i have to make to get to and from work.

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  3. "I'm embarrassed to have worked there"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Specialist in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Add People full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of my fellow employees were very nice.

    Cons

    In short; - The pay was derisory, even by agency standards - Management very much played favourites - for example, there was a waiting list for parking spaces on the company. On at least two occasions though, new starters were immediately given parking spots at the Marketing Director's instruction. - 'Junior' staff weren't valued/were made to feel expendable - Because of the above, staff turnover was high. A big deal was made about the average length of service being 3 years. The only reason that's true though is because the higher-ups stay becvause they're valued while the 'junior' members of staff leave for something better-paying where they are valued more pretty quickly. - Because the company focuses on getting lots of low-value clients in rather than a handful of clients with high retainer fees, the Sales team are treated like rockstars. At no point did senior managmeernt ever seem to realise that, yeah, the Sales team get the clients in but it's the talent and hard work of efveryone else that keeps the clients on board. - Employee concerns and grievances aren't dealt with. - Having spoken to other business owners around Greater Manchester since, the company doesn't have a good reputation - one MD said to me recently "I've heard a good thing said about them" - and the Sales team's calls are considered to be a nuisance. Frankly, it baffles me that the company seems to be growing.

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    Add People Response

    May 12, 2020Head of People & Culture

    Sorry to see your review. At Add People, we have clear role profiles and pay grading structures in place to ensure everyone is paid fairly, and regular salary bench-marking takes place to ensure we remain competitive within the digital market place. Due to limited car parking, any available spaces are allocated fairly e.g. a new starter might well be allocated a space due to having a physical disability. Our open culture helps to resolve any grievances informally, however, any formal grievances raised will be dealt with promptly by way of our grievance procedure. We are also an Investors In People accredited employer, working within the IIP framework. This enables our performance and growth as we adhere to best practices when it comes to managing and developing our people.

  4. "Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Advisor 

    I have been working at Add People full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management and fun atmosphere

    Cons

    None to my knowledge

    Add People Response

    May 12, 2020Head of People & Culture

    Thank you for your review

  5. "A fantastic culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - L&D Specialist in Altrincham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Add People full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are treated as an individual and not a number, the company is growing rapidly and so career progression is a reality, invested in colleague development which allows colleagues to be upskilled in-house and many opportunities to have days away from the office on conferences and exhibitions. they are advocates for Health and Well-being and as a result there is always an initiative / colleague event being arranged which makes the environment / culture enjoyable to be apart of. Free bar onsite which traditionally opens up on Friday evenings.

    Cons

    There is nothing that comes to mind

    Add People Response

    May 12, 2020Head of People & Culture

    Thank you for your review.

  6. "Great office Vibes"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Timperley, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Add People full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Commission Structure/Money Weekly pay Social Working Hours Bar 5 mins away from the Tram

    Cons

    There is no onsite parking

    Add People Response

    May 12, 2020Head of People & Culture

    Thank you for your honest feedback, where possible we do encourage those to take up our cycle to work scheme, or walk in, due to the growth of the company car parking is limited, however off site parking is available.

  7. "Avoid for sanity!!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Generator in Altrincham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Add People full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Two free coffees and 2 10 minute breaks throughout the day of you can say it’s a Pro.

    Cons

    Management are more interested in themselves, very monotonous and repetitive..Will make you feel drained at the end of the day. Constant meetings to uplift your broken spirits..Soul destroying in an understatement. If you are 10 seconds late from lunch, believe me you will know about it. It’s like your a child and will get told off for minor petty things. Don’t take time off if possible even if members of family die as this is not allowed. BDMs that that been there longer ie 5years are brain washed to intimidate new staff.High staff turnover and always advertising for new employees due to this. This is definitely not a long term role for anyone. Undervalued!!!

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    Add People Response

    October 9, 2019Head of People

    Thank you for your feedback. As a company, Health Wellbeing and Personal Progression are key tenets of our philosophy; there are numerous initiatives and openings available to all staff members that demonstrate a positive aptitude and attitude. There are standard practices in place for breaks and time-keeping and these should be adhered to by all staff. We’re sorry that you didn’t enjoy your time with us, our Team Rep Committee meet each month to ensure we listen and gain the feedback from all our staff, to help maintain our high standards of employee engagement.

  8. "Great Atmosphere & Lots of opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PPC Account Manager in Altrincham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Add People full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to grow, in to new roles. Lots of training opportunities Many social events, and opportunities to make friends. Fantastic working atmosphere - very friendly, and the moved away from corporate. Fair dress code, which prompts flexibility particularly in the summer. Solid benefits structure, with opportunities to move through pay scales & earn bonuses. Autonomous environment. 0 Micro management. You're the king of your own castle. Regular team meetings and events.

    Cons

    None that stand out or make the job hard.

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  9. "10+ years service and still loving my job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Add People full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have been working at Add People full-time (More than 10 years) and have watched it grow and it continues to grow. With this growth comes the opportunity to step up and be recognised, command a new role and succeed. The atmosphere is great, there are health and well being benefits at the company and i can honestly say that they are supportive and compassionate when balancing work life with personal.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard if you want to succeed.

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  10. "A company that cares about it's staff"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Add People full-time

    Pros

    Directors and the rest of the staff are great to work with. There's a lot of investment going into training, development, events and more.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say really.

    Add People Response

    May 12, 2020Head of People & Culture

    Thank you for your feedback

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