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BPP Holdings Reviews

Updated 16 October 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good, work hard when you are here, but go home on time (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • no progression completely dead end (in 5 reviews)

  • Your chances of being accepted here are probably good as the turnover of staff is very high (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Nice people and flexible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BPP Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and nice team

    Cons

    Busy around academic start period and lots of pressure


  2. "Commercial Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good dynamics, strong team spirit, flat hierarchies, very enjoyable work, great product, lovely students

    Cons

    Communication between teams can be quite poor and ineffective, wider teams tend not to connect or know eachother.

    There are no benefit or bonus schemes which is a shame


  3. "Friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BPP Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work staff are ace

    Cons

    no progression really possible


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "OK company - low salaries"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BPP Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Multi site

    Cons

    Salary does not match industry standards - no London weighting
    Senior Managers do not reward hard work

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the people on the ground who work the hardest.
    Reward employees with performance based reviews.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No progression lack of professionalism"

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    Current Employee - Admissions in London, England
    Current Employee - Admissions in London, England
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BPP Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    relaxed working environment no micro management constant assistance from managment

    Cons

    no progression completely dead end


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Think twice - always under turmoil - culturally very weak, strategically all over the place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BPP Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a high turnover and not because of growth. It got a bronze in TEF whilst other alternative providers got a gold. It despises the academic world rather than embraces it. It is bad at managing costs. Systems are poor and collaboration across the university dreadful. It relies on processes to appear good and some of the processes are OK but process is not everything.

    Cons

    I had a lot of space to try out new things. It was not noticed but was because people did not notice. Those who are promoted are those who project an image upwards not those who know how to look after students, improve quality, especially at the high end.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some external people too many are promoted from within. Get a control on costs and behave like a university that believes in knowledge


  8. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BPP Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employer, good rewards package for shopping discounts, everyone gets on well and does the job that they are employed to do, good opportunities for new roles as the business is constantly changing

    Cons

    The majority of the progression opportunities seem to be based in the London offices and are not frequently available in the regions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. BPP continues to change at an incredible pace and you're handling this transformation really well.


  9. "Nice and friendly place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a friendly and cooperative environment throughout the company, peer recognition is valued, teamwork is practiced. Senior management provide good steering from strategy to individual goals.

    Main benefit is access to in-house training, including degrees and masters.

    Cons

    Owned by an American group that limits autonomous action of the UK team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    State of flux and change

    Cons

    All aboard the change bus

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Although my handover was patchy my induction was good. My colleagues and team are friendly. A good team environment, there is very little reliance on hierarchy to manage. There is a strong focus on the customer and delivering which helps to focus attention. It is a very flexible workforce with quite a lot of trust for individuals to deliver. Work life balance is good, work hard when you are here, but go home on time. It is an organisation that is quite innovative within the sector, also very quick to change.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to meet colleagues, as multi-site across UK. Which can lead to silo working, with duplication - but no more than other organisations. It is quick to change, but this does mean it may not evaluate fully.

    Advice to Management

    There has been a lot of change in the top team for the last year or so, and will continue for some time. Remember to communicate with colleagues, even if you don't have all the answers yet. Even if people do not read them there should be regular updates on business-wide commercial\CSR events.


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