Assembly Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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  • "Decent perks such as free food throughout the day at a good quality(in 27 reviews)

  • "In the London office at least- there free breakfast and lunch, with a beer fridge(in 26 reviews)

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  • "Work-life balance is a bit challenging to attain(in 34 reviews)

  • "Uninvolved upper-management that plays favorites when it comes to promotions(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun and challenging environment

      Jun 21, 2019 - Team Lead in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great perks and approach to work / life balance Flat structure Social and friendly atmosphere and culture

      Cons

      Office is getting crowded with lots of new hires, but work from home policy is helping with this

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great colleagues but poor promotion policy

      Jun 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people work here, good flexibility and work/life balance

      Cons

      Poor promotion policy, nothing offered to replace lack of perks/benefits as a result of working from home

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    3. 4.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Good team but working process needs to improve

      Mar 4, 2021 - Senior Planner Buyer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team, really supportive Work-life balance

      Cons

      The working process is not standardized Too many meetings

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Cliquey corporate penny-pinchers

      Oct 14, 2020 - PPC Analyst I in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent perks such as free food throughout the day at a good quality. Other perks were periodically cut while I was there coz they wanted to prioritise company growth. Nice social vibe. Decent office location. Decent training for juniors.

      Cons

      When I started, this was a decent place to work. But then they went on a growth spree and the place turned into a corporate hell hole. Perks were cut in order to save money and promote growth. Social aspect of company completely lost. Massages were cut, beers on a Friday were cut. The recreation room was turned into a client meeting room. The office became insanely overcrowded with people crammed basically back to back. Even with the recreation room and conference rooms used as breakout work spaces, there just wasn't enough room. Battery farm springs to mind. Upper management are a joke, arrogant and cliquey. They're only there because they outlasted everyone else, not because they're actually any use. Promotion across the agency is based solely on how chummy you are with management so start sucking up early if you want to get anywhere. Turnover of staff at lower levels is really high. Senior analysts and team leads NEED proper management training. They're not respected by or trusting of anyone they manage. This caused massive rifts within teams and sometimes outward conflict. Culture of blame, finger pointing and gossip. Work life balance became a real issue. The agency over promise in order to win clients and it's the juniors who pay the price in terms of their work hours. Pay too low.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good for training and bringing you into the job market

      Aug 24, 2020 - Junior Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good training Encouraging of a good work/life balance Free food Tries hard to be ethical

      Cons

      Not as well paid as equivalent positions

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to learn

      Mar 17, 2020 - Junior PPC Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great technical experience Adequate work life balance CEO had great influence

      Cons

      Staff treated poorly Witnessed various bullying Lack of progression Poor salary Cramped office

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Grateful to have worked here

      Feb 22, 2019 - Display Team in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing work life balance - staying late is discouraged especially within certain teams. 24 days holiday as standard with the option to buy up to 6 more. 4pm finishes on Friday, extremely flexible attitude towards sick days. Free food. Nice people. Excellent partnership with Sanctus.

      Cons

      HR out of touch with the rest of the office. Management potentially too flexible towards sick days meaning some people have to work extra hard to carry the weight of those constantly OOO...

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent agency with a clear vision on development & growth

      Jan 26, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Accommodating, professional & friendly working environment - Competitive Salary & benefits (yoga, massages & HIIT) - Free Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Drinks - On-site training & development - Flexible working hours to promote a healthy work / life balance - Centrally Located (10-mins from Liverpool Street)

      Cons

      None that I have personally encountered.

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good in general

      Feb 28, 2016 - PPC Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Joined as a grad and was told by more senior new starters that Forward3D is a great place to work compared to most agencies out there. Good work/life balance, opportunities to learn and friendly people

      Cons

      This might not be a con, but you have to really push to get a promotion no matter how good you are. Slow salary progression.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Mixed Bag

      Nov 16, 2021 - Associate Manager in Columbia, SC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Brilliant co-workers who have next-level work ethic. - Get to work with a wide variety of large companies (i.e., great for resume building).

      Cons

      - Uninvolved upper-management that plays favorites when it comes to promotions. - Grossly underpays and overworks employees until they threaten to quit. - Terrible work-life balance. You are expected to be on-call at all times.

      3 people found this review helpful
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