Virtual College - "There's no place like home" | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    ""There's no place like home""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Ilkley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    An absolute sense of identity and a clear vision. The people - despite being a cliche, Virtual College is a success because of the drive, innovation and motivation of it's people. Like anywhere Virtual College has it's challenges but because the leadership team are so clear on the vision people are happy go the extra mile to overcome any frustration. After leaving Virtual College and following an open and honest discussion...

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    Cons

    I can only say this because I've had the luxury of leaving and coming back but it's clear some people don't know what they've got until it's gone - I certainly experienced this. Apart from that and the expected frustration of working in such a rapidly growing organisation there's nothing that springs to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Continue taking the lead from employee suggestions. Encourage colleagues to be 100% accountable for their own success.

    Virtual College2018-09-06

    Virtual College Response

    December 14, 2018HR Assistant

    It is true that some people don’t know what they’ve got until it’s gone, and we are delighted to have you back in the business. Following any restructure, it is inevitable that these changes will result in a period of instability however the company is trying to ensure sustainability ...

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  1. "A company that has bounced back from dark times"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Virtual College full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      I have been working at Virtual College for nearly 6 years now and throughout that time I have witnessed countless people come and go and have been through umpteen restructures. We have a fairly relaxed culture here where most people come to work in a "smart-casual" dress code. We are updated on the company's activity and business ventures on a weekly basis and have regular team meetings. In addition to that, we have a...

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      Cons

      I give credit where credit is due, but Virtual College has definitely been through some rough patches in its time. Communication wasn't always up to scratch and departments were very disconnected from one another. Further training wasn't always provided for staff; it took me 18 months to be fully trained for my job role despite asking time and time again for further training which is quite ironic considering that we're...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep listening to us, keep believing in us and keep your sleeves rolled up!

      Virtual College2019-04-30

      Virtual College Response

      May 13, 2019HR Assistant

      Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences as you reflect on your last six years at Virtual College. We agree it has been a journey following a restructure of the business however this has enabled an alignment of our strategic vision and growth plans. We are pleased ...

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    • "Good work culture"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Virtual College full-time

        Pros

        They were very set on everyone understanding the company values and targets which was great. They were happy to take time out for social events such as charity fundraising

        Cons

        Duties weren't set out very clearly and found myself wondering what to do next.

        Virtual College2019-04-12

        Virtual College Response

        May 1, 2019HR Assistant

        Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Virtual College. We are pleased to hear you found our social events rewarding and beneficial. Our staff feedback indicates that employees really appreciate and enjoy the social and charitable activities we organise such ...

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