Mark Allen Group Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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3.8
67%
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16 Ratings
Pros
  • "The Mark Allen Group is a very nurturing and supportive environment with excellent opportunities for career progression(in 9 reviews)

  • "I have been working at Mark Allen Group for just over 5(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "There was a high turnover of staff(in 4 reviews)

  • "No HR team - 1 person for an organisation of 350(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent family run company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mark Allen Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly family run business, staff wellbeing at the forefront, Company encourages progression, Good values, inclusive culture

    Cons

    Sometimes expected to work past finishing time

  2. "hmm"

    3.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people who care about what they do

    Cons

    - work very hard and get paid minimal - underpaid, undervalued


  3. Helpful (2)

    "good pros but more cons"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    good pension, nice colleagues, weekends off

    Cons

    salaries, no resources. would be happy for you to burn yourself out, you will find that someone in the same position as you is probably earning 10 to 12 k more per year .. they will put more work and.pressure on you and expect you to deliver ...

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  4. "Loyal, great, friendly, knowledgeable company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Brixton, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mark Allen Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoy working for MA Healthcare, the team are very professional yet personable. The HR team and management are also very understanding and supportive. I hope I will grow with the company and continue my career here for the long haul!

    Cons

    I like everything about working here.

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  5. "Job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - News Reporter in London, England

    I worked at Mark Allen Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people, weird office, fun Fridays

    Cons

    Poor pay, managments communication is bad

  6. "Editor"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mark Allen Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Career progression and opportunities -Promotes from within -Brilliant teams -Decent salary

    Cons

    -Medium company but still operates like a small one

  7. "Great place to start a career"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mark Allen Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to get a start in editorial

    Cons

    Quickly find the ceiling of where you can go as an editor

    Mark Allen Group Response

    September 28, 2020HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awful company to work for"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mab in Dartford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Provides training if you ask for it - Dartford office is nice

    Cons

    - They get rid of people and give their workload to you without paying you anymore - Treat staff like they are dispensable - Suspicious and untrusting of people working from home - Many middle managers who have no power - London office is cramped, old fashioned and run down. - Not enough holiday - Big gender pay gap favouring men - The COO is bad tempered, rude, aggressive whenever you try and bring up any problems and has absolutely no people skills - They acquire so many companies and plonk the new people down in the new office without any ceremony/social event so people can get to know each other. - The result is a company without any culture and an office full of strangers

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "MAG"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1)Great career progression 2) Good social balance 3) Brilliant commission structure

    Cons

    1) Relatively low starting salary 2) Management can be aggressive in their approach. 3) Office is overcrowded

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible pay for editorial staff"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journalist 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll work alongside some exceptionally, creative, talented and friendly people. MAG has a fantastic NCTJ accredited course for graduates and it's easy to move in to other publications if you show enough interest and commitment.

    Cons

    Editorial staff were let down by pay that often fell below the industry standard. There was no functioning HR department for some time, though this might have changed. No effort to integrate new staff through regular socials (one year there was no Christmas or Summer party) leading to people feeling demotivated.

    Mark Allen Group Response

    August 18, 2020HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We value all of our current and former employees' feedback. I agree, we have an amazing team of talented people here :) I am sorry that you feel editorial staff were let down by pay. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and will take your comments on board. This year we are focused on improving our on-boarding process to give new starters the best start and ensure that they integrate with their immediate team as well as the wider business. We also encourage managers to have regular team socials virtually as well as in person (socially distanced of course). Thank you again for your insight. It helps us make MAG a better company for everyone.

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