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Advanced CEO Gordon Wilson
Gordon Wilson
437 Ratings
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  • "Fantastic team and work life balance(in 62 reviews)

  • "Great people (Advanced Family ethos)(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management are out of touch from their staff(in 29 reviews)

  • "Very little to no training given and expect you to know everything down to a T even though their own manager has no idea what they are doing(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Emotionally intelligent company.

      Jul 30, 2021 - Customer Support Associate in Birmingham, England
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      Pros

      I have been at the company for over a month, and have felt very well looked after. Advanced's ethos and culture is highly valuable and attractive. It is more than a job, but a community and I am excited to see where my career takes me. The world is your oyster at Advanced, and the more you put in, the more you get out of it! I must also add, during the pandemic Advanced have been incredibly supportive, adaptable, and flexible with employees and this must be congratulated! I have already recommended the company to a friend.

      Cons

      I cannot think of anything.

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      Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! It's great to see you enjoying your first few months in the company and you're excited for where your career can take you! You've hit the nailed on the head; the more you put in, the more you get out of it. Thanks again for the review and long may it continue.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing place to work

      Dec 9, 2021 - Customer Success Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People across all departments are really helpful and supportive Training is fantastic Real teamwork ethos They really are a different employer in how they communicate and treat their employees.

      Cons

      None that I aware of

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A lot of potential

      Jan 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great inclusive culture A lot of room and opportunity for personal and professional development Flexible working (hours & location) Continuously developing

      Cons

      very fast paced environment to begin with but to be expected in a large company

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Behind in the times

      Jan 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - 25 minute walk to office - freebies in office - given IT equipment - WFH 2 days a week

      Cons

      - lack of strong leadership in some leadership positions, so often teams are left to work with very little guidance or direction - echoing previous review, the onboarding process is non existent and that’s terrible - CEO is out of touch from reality - long winded hiring process - lack of training program - hired for specific skills yet they aren’t utilised, so frustration starts to grow over time - frustration in sales teams as marketing aren’t delivering good leads - Pay is way below market average for some roles - Graduate scheme pay is shockingly low - can be extremely slow in decision making

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Broken promises, and low pay

      Jan 13, 2022 - Software Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generous sick leave. Profit share bonus scheme. Monthly town-hall meetings. Ability to move roles horizontally (vertical promotions seem few and far between).

      Cons

      Quarterly pay reviews were promised, but never happened. Pay limited to 4% increase per year, but already well below market rate. Managers apparently can't approve their own budgets. They market themselves as Agile, but most processes are Waterfall. They buy lots of smaller companies but make staff redundant and don't bother trying to keep the remaining staff happy, so the knowledge and talent just disappears. There's also no attempt made to keep people haemorrhaging from the company. Over a year after being acquired by Advanced I do not personally feel part of the company. They'd rather hire offshore developers to keep costs down, rather than hiring people suitable for the role for their skills or knowledge. Offshore developers don't seem to care about code-quality or style guides. They also don't speak up when there's an issue, and always seem very scared someone's going to shout at them for doing something wrong. The company needs to realise that individual developers have specific skill sets and need work suitable to those skills. You cannot just assign 10 random developers to a project and expect projects to be delivered on time.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Ok

      Jan 9, 2022 - Accounts Payable in Milngavie, Scotland
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      Pros

      Flexible. Staff are lovely and based just outside Glasgow

      Cons

      Split of staff between administration and contracts very pronounced

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Worst company I’ve worked for

      Jan 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My manager; supportive, intelligent and great leader. Work with a great team of colleagues.

      Cons

      Salary is way below the market average. Lack of any forward planning. Issues with excellent people leaving and not being replaced. Bureaucratic approach to processes. Obsession with utilisation stats means there is no time for innovation, creativity or doing the right thing for customers.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Dec 1, 2021 - Sales Enablement 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management are supportive and open to make change when there are issues in the workplace.

      Cons

      A little misogynistic workplace but i guess that comes with individual's personalities, and management favour if you are a "pretty girl"

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good culture, bad pay

      Dec 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture, very relaxed and chill

      Cons

      Pay is low, below market rate

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good stepping stone

      Dec 20, 2021 - Talent Analyst in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent people Somewhat forward thinking on some topics Opportunities to start career/good as experience Friendly environment

      Cons

      Awful pay compared to market and competitors Misplaced objectives Lack of direction Ability to deliver to customers negatively effected by operating decisions

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