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BGL Group Reviews

Updated 7 Jan 2020

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3.5
62%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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BGL Group CEO Matthew Donaldson
Matthew Donaldson
105 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fantastic 5 weeks training, free at desk massages, great benefits like life insuranc, loads of perks etc etc free fruit(in 21 reviews)

  • "Care about employees, great benefits(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BGL Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, can make a difference, excellent working environment

    Cons

    Full on and not for the faint hearted

    BGL Group2019-07-18
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BGL Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities for further progression

    Cons

    Pay varies significantly and there's no pay transparency

    BGL Group2020-01-07
  3. "Overall decent to work for."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BGL Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bonus scheme, company perks

    Cons

    Every minute is accounted for, strict on sick days.

    Advice to Management

    More flexitime to be available

    BGL Group2019-12-05
  4. "Good training, not so good support"

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    Former Employee - CLAIMS ADVISOR in Wakefield, England

    I worked at BGL Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exceptional training Helpful, approachable staff / colleagues

    Cons

    BGL could have offered support to help staff with the emotional aspect of the role. We where hearing about car incidents, they are usually a very negative event.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more emotional support.

    BGL Group2019-12-05
  5. "Political Mine Field at Group Level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BGL Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits Flexible working London office CtM leadership team Umm I am struggling to add anything else

    Cons

    Politics is everywhere in senior management at BGL Group Old outdated way of thinking at Group level Bonus scheme at Group level Toxicity is high in Peterborough Hierarchy is thick at Group level Jealously from BGL towards the trendy and forward thinking Compare the Market business.

    Advice to Management

    Compare the Market is brilliant, nice people and a really nice vibe, BGL group on the other hand is rotten driven by an out of touch and political/agenda driven HR head who will ultimately get rid of anyone that doesn’t tow the corporate line.

    BGL Group2019-12-16
  6. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Peterborough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BGL Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Trainers are welcoming and training is fun.

    Cons

    Poor management Rude staff Hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Need to actually care about their staff and not hire people that no nothing about being a manager

    BGL Group2019-12-29
  7. "Brilliant family orientated"

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    Current Employee - Customer Experience Representative in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BGL Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours of work, free breakfast at weekends, thorough training, new challenges every day, shifts in advance.

    Cons

    Long hours, customers are not the nicest.

    BGL Group2019-11-21
  8. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BGL Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible helpful managers Free breakfast Great environment

    Cons

    Adherence system increase shift allowance for weekend

    BGL Group2019-10-18
  9. "Great atmosphere with ambitious plans"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BGL Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, always looking to improve the ways of working and investing in technology and people

    Cons

    Depending on what department you work for, the work and atmosphere can change drastically so be wary when applying to understand exactly what department you are applying to and probe their ways of working. If you work in the Comparethemarket.com arm of the business, you will experience the best of the BGL group

    Advice to Management

    You've proven that taking risk with tech works in comparethemarket.com, use that confidence and take the right risks with the other departments to move away from the legacy applications to move the business forwards.

    BGL Group2019-10-04
  10. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BGL Group full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement

    BGL Group2019-10-16
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