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Updated 8 Jan 2019

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Pros
  • "Very generous in holding / orgainising social events(in 8 reviews)

  • "Get full training in high demand technologies(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "The training is unpaid but they make you very aware of this before you begin so it's just part of the job(in 10 reviews)

  • "You must be geographically flexible thus may need to move around often(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic company with an exciting future!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Services Manager in Bromsgrove, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and always pushing forward with the ever changing industry Experienced professionals in all aspects of IT Investment in their people with certification training Good working ethos and calm work environment Everyone will get stuck in when needs must, fantastic team overall Perks in the form of discounts at high street restaurants, shops and online purchases Company bonus (based on performance) is... generous.

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    Cons

    Standard Workplace Pension No other "common" benefits such as private healthcare, car allowance, gym memberships , pet insurance etc. - However you can get these type of things discounted using the perk system, so it balances itself out a little.

    Advice to Management

    The field technicians get travel claims, but no form of official allowance. In public sector or in other tech firms, field technicians tend to get an allowance of £1000 a year on top of their claims. This goes towards the wear, tear and depreciation of thier own vehicle.

    Netbuilder2019-01-08
  2. "Netbuilder Digital : A very exciting company to work for with huge potential!"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Team Member in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netbuilder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyable, challenging work pace. Great team of people within Delivery team with a wealth of knowledge and a very supportive culture. Work hard, play hard mentality with good joined up strategy that filters down to team level. Very pleasant office environment, based in the centre of the city and really easy to get to from train station.

    Cons

    Could do with more structure around learning and development. Very rapid growth at end of 2017 and early 2018 has created additional workloads but this is being managed effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working with and listening to your teams, they have great knowledge, suggestions and want to continue to be a part of Netbuilder's growth.

    Netbuilder2018-01-31
  3. "Fast paced"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Resourcer in Brighton, England

    I worked at Netbuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly team, had a good location

    Cons

    Little training, could have really done with something concrete in place.

    Netbuilder2017-11-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A great opportunity with an amazing company"

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

    I have been working at Netbuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    New and exciting technologies to learn. Training program is excellently written and taught perfectly by the expert staff. Within days of starting, you are made to feel like family and are looked after throughout and after training. Opportunities to consult with some huge companies in a variety of locations.

    Cons

    The training is unpaid, however with a guarantee of starting to get paid after 12 weeks AND a fully furnished apartment proved for you at no charge, close to the office, it is well worth the wait!

    Advice to Management

    Add a pool training course

    Netbuilder2016-01-22
  5. "Excellent opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netbuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant atmosphere within the whole company. Chance to work with a range of fantastic client companies including Home Office, Siemens & Lockheed Martin. Oppotunity to gain experience in a wide variety of in-demand technologies such as Pega, Mulesoft & Puppet. Honesty from management, if you're not cut out for it, need to put in the extra hours or are doing great you will be told. Perfect for graduates... straight out of university to get a chance in the working world and the growing IT sector

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    Cons

    The unpaid 3 months training is difficult to budget for but when the first payslip comes in it's all worth it and you have enough fun learning at the academy that you barely worry about it.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the academy, it's an integral part of the company and makes the consultants in the field what they are. Make your strengths as strong as they can be!

    Netbuilder2016-01-22
  6. "Best career decision I made so far"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Netbuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1) Excellent training staff and facilities - I have learned more about the tech world in my first month here than I did at university 2) Excellent social culture at the office - There is a pool table in the break area, company social time on Friday afternoon with free beer, and numerous after work events in and around the offices 3) Fantastic opportunities - I am being trained to work in development at an... established company in London, picking up training in new technologies and certifications that can go on my CV

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    Cons

    I had to be geographically flexible as they will place you as and when positions become available (I was placed after 2 weeks)

    Advice to Management

    More "pub quiz" nights please.

    Netbuilder2016-01-22
  7. "A company which works hard and plays hard what more can you ask for?!?!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Netbuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to develop your interpersonal skills (lots of social events including a pool tournament). The academy is a big confidence boost to all personality types. Accommodation (with all bills) is provided by the company.

    Cons

    Money is an issue while training so make sure you have some savings. Salary is the same amount regardless of which location you are placed at, this can be a problem if you end up living somewhere where living costs are high.

    Advice to Management

    The average living wage should be taken into account when consultants are being placed (all consultants are on the same salary regardless of location), perhaps assistance with deposits/rent would be possible.

    Netbuilder2015-12-15
  8. Helpful (3)

    "On the edge of being scam"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Worthing, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Netbuilder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly teammates, young people around.

    Cons

    First of all, they don't offer a job position. It is just a contract to sell your freedom for 2 years: 3 months trainning + 2 years working. After the trainning you can not leave the company before these 2 years. Otherwise you pay the cost of the trainning (highly overrated). The trainning is just an excuse to force you to stay, you will learn nothing, general things which you can learn in a bar with a beer in... your hand sharing ideas with friends. During the 2 years job contract they will try to sell you to another company to work. If they can not do it, they pay you almost nothing and you stay in their warehouse in standby mode developing their inner projects for 2 years. If they do, the salary is still low. It's not up to you to go to a client.

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    Advice to Management

    The business model is too poor, nothing to do with that

    Netbuilder2016-01-15
  9. "IT Consulting, Pool Table, Beer... what more do you want?!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netbuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Social time on a Friday is a great for getting to know everyone. -The company has great connections to other industry leaders. -The company provide accommodation during training. -Great company events which get everyone involved, Xmas Party, Pub Quiz, Welcome Drinks!!

    Cons

    -Providing for yourself during training can be an issue, unless you have savings.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people who are placed in an area with higher living cost a higher wage or pay for part of the consultants accommodation to make the pay left for consultants more fair.

    Netbuilder2015-12-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "NETbuilder Academy - Being a Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Netbuilder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic and friendly work environment where all colleagues are actively encouraged to participate in social events both in and out of work hours. Work is a constant challenge and new technologies are taught in a realistic and accessible way. All senior Staff are delightful to work under and help both with day-to-day problems and to keep the work environment comfortable and relaxed.

    Cons

    Large workloads with short deadlines can appear quite quickly due to the fluidity of the training process. These are a challenge and require efficient teamwork to deliver to deadlines. 12 weeks unpaid training is manageable but preparation and budgeting is important.

    Advice to Management

    I honestly struggle to think of improvements for Staff on a day to day basis. I'm very happy with my decision to join and have little-to-no reason to regret being here. My advice: keep up everything you're doing.

    Netbuilder2015-10-21
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