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BPP Holdings Reviews

Updated 5 April 2019
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  • "I get to work from home which is more flexible, salary is good but not competitive" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours, work from home" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyable and Varied Career"

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

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

    Pros

    I am just approaching the 12 month point of my career at BPP and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far.

    The job is varied, interesting and I am given the autonomy to make decisions when required.

    I am a homeworker but receive fantastic support from my manager, colleagues and business functions.

    There are great benefits to working at BPP such as health insurance, free university and training courses and BPP rewards.

    Would thoroughly recommend to a friend.

    Cons

    workload can be tough, especially when working away on business and differing time zones but due to the interesting content this does not bother me.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for time so far.


  2. "Great staff but management awful"

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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 people were great and that's the only reason people stay

    Cons

    The senior management team who know the cost of everyone but not their value

    Advice to Management

    Staff are much more than an entry on a balance sheet

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    "Very low morale"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Holborn, England
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Holborn, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues
    Reasonable pay and holidays

    Cons

    BPP Law School went through a chaotic restructure in 2018. There were no real plans; management did not listen to the genuine concerns of the staff; tutors were told to reapply for their jobs with no justification for the proposed changes, creating a divisive atmosphere.
    Whenever anything goes wrong, management blames the tutors. They don’t provide any support when students have genuine issues. It’s all about the money.
    The admin is a joke - it’s non-existent. The facilities in the Holborn law school are terrible - the printers, lifts, IT in the classrooms break down all the time.
    Tutors are completely overworked and are not afforded any respect by management. The IT systems need proper investment. It’s a miserable place to work, despite some excellent talent.
    On the LPC in Holborn alone, approx 30 fabulous tutors have left in 9 months. It’s a shocking place to work, with morale at rock bottom.

    Advice to Management

    It’s probably too late, as you’ve lost so many excellent tutors. You should have listened during the restructure. Treat your staff with the respect they deserve.


  4. "Salary."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BPP Holdings full-time

    Pros

    25 annual leave allowance, Christmas time closure, few other benefits.

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to other universities.


  5. "Great company to work for - lots of opportunities to progress and shine"

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    Current Employee - Student Facing
    Current Employee - Student Facing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great variety in work - lots of exciting work to do
    - Making a real difference every day to students, clients and colleagues
    - A passion for learning, growing and educating
    - Supportive management and a leadership team with clear vision and direction
    - If you wish to progress, the opportunities are there to get involved with great projects and showcase your talents
    - Free degree and professional qualifications for staff (worth tens of thousands!)
    - Amazing colleagues

    Cons

    - Too many opportunities so it's a challenge to decide which future path to take - but this is a good dilemma to be in! Focus is the key

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Thank you


  6. "Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of enthusiasm, fabulous people, great talent and huge opportunity.

    Cons

    Our ambition will always outstrip our capacity to deliver all of it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path we are making good progress along, believe as it is the right path and will grow even stronger.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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

    I worked at BPP Holdings full-time

    Pros

    Good as a starting place

    Cons

    Very political. People out for themselves. A number of employees treated very badly across finance and the business. The best people do not get promoted has lost a lot of good talent in past 2 years and lost a great team spirit.

    Advice to Management

    What goes around comes around.

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    "Incompetent"

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    Former Employee - University Lecturer in London, England
    Former Employee - University Lecturer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BPP Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Basic operation which focuses on how to attract students who would find it difficult to gain a place at a university. For as long as you are willing to be subservient (or flexible as they call it), all is OK.

    Cons

    There is a sense that you are in a hostile, buttoned up environment. Trust is not the word that comes to your mind when you look around you. The art of backstabbing is refined. The final delivery is merciless and indicative of the quality of character of, at least some, of the main actors.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems aware of the prevailing culture and in some cases it actively supports it.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid! I’ve not seen a company in such disarray"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BPP Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had an enthusiastic team that despite the poor management and bullying tactics of a senior manager still wanted to help one another to progress, without any progressional help from management.

    Some good perks

    Cons

    Extremely poor management. From middle management to senior management. Whether it be bullying tactics that caused illness to lacklustre middle management whom were incapable of managing a team.

    No progression, the term “engineers are ten a penny” was often muttered when staff complained. No training, stupid archaic management techniques and policies.

    Advice to Management

    A team that only four years ago was a happy and very productive and reactive has been decimated by poor management choices. Serious consideration needs to be made regarding certain management members due to bullying and mediocrity.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Awful Management"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist Senior in London, England
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist Senior in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sometimes flexible hours. Some of the benefits.

    Cons

    Bullish management. Staff opinions ignored. If you disagree with the opinion of a senior, you are ignored or bullied into submission. You may then find you are harassed or victimised. You are managed by fear of reprisal, not respect for your opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Replace current I. T. Management structure completely with those who actually understand I. T. properly & can manage people with respect, not fear driven.