Ricardo Reviews

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Ricardo CEO and Managing Director, International Dave Shemmans
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  • "Flexibility creates a stress-free work life balance(in 27 reviews)

  • "Ultra Flexible working pattern ish(in 26 reviews)

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  • "Senior management is quite risk-averse, which hampers ability to grow in line with Group expectations(in 24 reviews)

  • "Long hours (very often) - although company policy is not to encourage/demand(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A good experience that has improved with each passing year.

      Dec 3, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Harwell, England
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      Pros

      Interesting clients and project work. Responsive and pragmatic HR team. Opportunities to develop. Company vision in sync across the management strata. Plethora of good eggs across the teams. Clear salary and competence requirements for staff grades and promotion process.

      Cons

      Weekly timesheets. Project administration systems could be simplified for project managers.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      Dec 3, 2021 - Analyst in Bristol, England
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      Pros

      Office environment and people were nice

      Cons

      Location and salary could be better

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very good

      Nov 23, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Derby, England
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      Pros

      Variety of work, lot of training.

      Cons

      Sometimes projects were too short.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Turbulent time for Ricardo

      Nov 25, 2021 - Graduate Engineer in Shoreham-by-Sea, England
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      Pros

      - Chance to work on a variety of projects in automotive industry - Learn from industry experts in powertrain technology - Some professional development support such as IMechE - Pre-COVID - ability to work in different UK offices and abroad

      Cons

      - Lots of changes to management in the last few years, each bringing a different strategy and organisational structure. This is confusing for employees and also key customers - Frequent redundancy rounds both before and after COVID creates uncertainty - Internal cost-centres and focus on chargeability/utilisation can limit cross department collaboration and knowledge sharing - Management of graduate scheme was poor, while each experience varies, some graduates were placed in roles with no work, poor management or simply something they had no interest in

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Odd and backward

      Dec 7, 2021 - Advisor in London, England
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      Pros

      Excited to use my degree, save the planet, work toward COP 26 and wider projects. Good benefits from being a group company Pay OK for starting out.

      Cons

      Unfriendly culture, smoke screened by lots of groups and emails saying how great they are..... Stressed management Weak management Lose some great staff Staff that remain tend to be life's plodders. lots of examples of long serving staff who have moved from team to team and are just kept on the pay roll. Some in appropriate working practices, ignored by HR.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Interesting place most of the time

      Oct 15, 2021 - Principal Engineer 
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      Pros

      Varied project work Good people Fairly flexible workplace

      Cons

      Frequent restructurings -not many reach retirement age

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great environment

      Oct 5, 2021 - Senior Consultant 
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      Pros

      - Work life balance - Flexibility - People - Values

      Cons

      Nothing relevant to mention. Recommended

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    8. 4.0
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      Sep 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
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      Pros

      Really good office envirobment !

      Cons

      Office located at small town

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      challenging

      Sep 15, 2021 - Product Manager in Steyning, England
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      Pros

      variety of projects and customers, location

      Cons

      poor job security, senior leadership direction

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      good company

      Aug 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      good leaders, nice colleagues, nice working environment (in China)

      Cons

      work-life balance is a problem in China

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