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Updated 19 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Free parking, Provide lots of training, listen to staff, invest on staff morale" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Strong product offerings, some great people" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too much is made of the dress code" (in 14 reviews)

  • "as you are required to wear a suit and tie" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Amazing opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You’ll get to work with some of the most talented people you’ll ever meet.

    Very supportive staff always pushing personal development

    Best HR software of the market. Leading from the front by using it with their own employees and the benefits are clear

    Both HR and management really do care for people willing to wave the MHR flag

    Amazing opportunities for those who want to stand up and take ownership of their roles

    Cons

    Very fast-paced (not necessarily a con but some may see it that way)

    Some old school thinking with dress code (again same as above)

    Advice to Management

    Really impressed with everything I’ve seen at MHR. I’d like to see more frequent or larger training groups.

    I’d like to see more internal communications around mentoring opportunities.

    MHR Response

    1 Oct 2018 – Head of HR

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We would agree that we have some amazing and talented people working at MHR and there are lots of opportunities for employees to develop their careers... More


  2. "Company that rewards for hard work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MHR full-time

    Pros

    Unlike other reviews I believe that MHR offers great opportunities for those that work hard and want to progress. Great people and products.

    Cons

    Parking is becoming a problem.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ruddington, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ruddington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free parking
    Good canteen
    Time to develop new skills
    Use latest technologies

    Cons

    Wear suits
    No kitchen or fridge
    Does not listen to staff
    Favours individuals over team
    Appoint friends to positions
    Blame culture
    Bad benefits
    Bad pension
    No work from home
    Expect staff to work throu lunch and stay over without asking nor paying extra time or time in loo

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team

    MHR Response

    2 Apr 2019 – Head of HR

    As a current employee, could I please ask you to contact either myself or your HR Business Partner at your earliest possible convenience in order to discuss the concerns you have raised in your... More


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MHR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to meet some amazing people and work with top developers
    State of the art canteen

    Cons

    Bullying tactics
    Constant criticism
    Blame culture
    Not being noticed when going the extra mile
    Managers do not care about you

    Advice to Management

    - Remove the managers and replace them

    Why build an app called 'People First' when you dont put them first

    MHR Response

    27 Mar 2019 – Head of HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and highlighting the amazing people and top developers we have here at MHR. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us and felt that our... More


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Bullying Attitude of Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Payroll Analyst in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Senior Payroll Analyst in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Crying is good for the soul

    Cons

    Management are bullies rather than leaders

    Advice to Management

    On a number of other reviews it mentions bullying of the staff by management and on each review the HR department replies reinforcing that they have a “Zero Bullying Ethos” and that “Something should have been mentioned to HR”. I know of at least 2 colleagues who reported the bullying and as a result were fired yet the bullies remain.

    MHR Response

    11 Mar 2019 – Head of HR

    Thank you for your review. As you note, I will reinforce the fact that we do not condone bullying in any form and would urge you to speak out if that is the case so we can investigate fully and take... More


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Unpleasant company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MHR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice country park next door to walk round at lunchtime

    Basic pay reasonable

    Some genuinely nice people to work with

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, MHR expect you to go the extra mile for them which is fair enough. However even if you give your all,criticism is never far away

    Spoken to like I was 5 years old on several occasions, unfortunately I came across a manager whose bullying management style made me feel particularly uneasy

    No kitchen, so you have to pay for tea and coffee

    Dry cleaning bill gets expensive!, as you are required to wear a suit and tie

    Pension Contribution from the company is poor even after lengthy service

    I always felt on edge working for the company, As other people have commented, I felt there was a culture of fear

    Social media posts are always amusing from MHR little of what they say regarding employee welfare applies to their own employees!

    Advice to Management

    Please stop pretending you are a forward thinking company!

    Modernise, Practice what you preach then your staff retention may improve!

    MHR Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Head of HR

    Thank you for your review. I’m pleased to hear about our people, but rather disturbed to hear about bullying, which as a business we do not tolerate. If you felt that was the case you should have... More


  7. Helpful (13)

    "If you face doesn't fit..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MHR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gained life and work experience.

    Cons

    Power hungry and pompous staff who treat you like children.
    If your not born with a silver spoon in your mouth you wont be progressed.
    Ignoring hungry, young staff who have so much to offer in a modern world and progress middle class majority who have have everything handed to them and look down on the peasants.
    Being told to change who you are, to fit in with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Change the ethos, the dress code and have a look what a modern business looks like.

    MHR Response

    22 Jan 2019 – Head of HR

    Thank you for your review and it is great to see that you approve of our CEO who has worked at MHR for in excess of 20 years – in fact, when he started as a YTS apprentice he was (and still is) one... More

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Awful Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MHR full-time

    Pros

    The CPD opportunities made available

    Cons

    Management are nasty to staff

    MHR Response

    22 Jan 2019 – Head of HR

    Thank you for your post and for highlighting the excellent CPD opportunities that we have here at MHR, it is great to see that this is appreciated.

    In relation to your comment around managers... More


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Avoid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Payroll Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MHR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary. High level knowledge at the Senior end of the Organisation.

    Cons

    Long working Hours. Lack of Training, lack of support.

    MHR Response

    4 Jan 2019 – Head of HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for highlighting our competitive salaries and the high levels of knowledge here at MHR. As a current and valued employee I am sorry that you don’t... More


  10. Helpful (14)

    "Awful management which is killing the product and losing staff!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MHR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The restaurant is nice and the food is reasonably priced

    Cons

    - Management bully anybody who wants to make things better into no longer caring which brings down morale
    - Nobody believes in the work they're doing so it's full of people who want to just do 9-5, get paid and go home
    - Management don't really have any idea about software development or managing people
    - Managers spend most of their time playing politics and are too inexperienced to lead
    - Leadership, both technical and people, are a level above what they should be
    - They fire people who have opinions or want to make things better/show how inexperienced their managers are
    - There's no career development
    - There are team leads who shouldn't have been kept let alone promoted to team lead as they are bad as a manager and they lack any technical skills
    - No product vision
    - No faith in the product
    - No meeting rooms

    Advice to Management

    Replace the people in charge of your new product. They are killing any morale in the engineering team and are far too inexperienced to be leading a product and making people leave.

    MHR Response

    6 Dec 2018 – Head of HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at MHR, or believed in either the management or product. As a business we are growing year on... More