Search Laboratory Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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Pros
  • "Staff are looked after in all areas - everyone cares about health/wellbeing, the company offers social events and a good benefits scheme(in 7 reviews)

  • "Work Environment - SearchLabs promotes a casual and relaxed working environment which works really well(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also the pay for certain roles is a little less competitive (a fairly small price to pay to actually enjoy what amounts to a third of your day(in 3 reviews)

  • "Starting salaries might be a bit low but you get a chance to get an annual pay review(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PPC Account Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Environment - SearchLabs promotes a casual and relaxed working environment which works really well. Recently introduced flexible working hours after identifying a desire for it, making it much easier to find a good work/life balance. People - The best thing about the company, everyone is so kind, fun and encouraging in every team of the company making everyday working life a lot more enjoyable. Opportunities - I feel like I've been given lots of opportunities to learn and progress during my time at Search Laboratory - I also feel that the recent changes to team structures makes progression internally a lot clearer and has introduced roles in certain areas where people would previously hit a ceiling. Perks - Really enjoy the games room on the top floor, with games such as table tennis, darts, pool, shuffleboard, table football to relax at lunch or after work. The healthcare benefits are also really good!

    Cons

    Could forward plan with recruitment needs better - Often feels as though it's reactive rather than proactive.

  2. "Manager"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Search Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture / working environment - the company makes a huge effort to develop a positive culture really prioritises staff well-being. From the top down, I feel like everyone is genuinely committed to making it a great place to work. As an example, the company recently paid for a number of staff to become 'Mental Health First Aiders'. Search Labs features in the Sunday Times 'Best 100 Companies to Work For' list pretty much every year, which kind of speaks for itself. HR is incredibly supportive and approachable. There are regular meetings for staff to provide feedback and suggestions on how to improve the culture and working environment. Staff - there are some really bright people here, and everyone is easy to get along with. Many people have been here for 5+ years, so there's a lot of stability - in particular among managers and the directors. Perks - as you'd expect of a digital agency, perks are good. Healthcare allowance, gym membership, subsidised cafe onsite, big games room with shuffleboard / table tennis / pool / darts / table football, free drinks after work on a Friday, regular social events and parties. Forward thinking - I feel like Search Labs does a good job of spotting opportunities in the market and taking advantage of them. Digital marketing changes constantly, and senior management seem to always have an eye on what's coming next and are always open to suggestions from staff about new services etc. Opportunity - generally speaking there's always opportunities for people to learn new skills and progress their careers, and I feel like senior managers and HR make an effort to promote this. In a company of 150 people there'll always be some people who hit a ceiling and need to move elsewhere for career development, but overall there are lots of opportunities across the business

    Cons

    Not really a 'con' as it's kind of a positive thing... but the business is constantly adapting to developments in digital marketing best practice, which means that managers frequently have to implement changes to the way services are delivered, or make changes to team structures. For some people this can be a challenge.

  3. "Business Development Executive"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Search Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Superb working environment in a top notch office with a brilliant team 2) Intelligent and cool colleagues who are always willing to give advice and share their knowledge 3) Opportunity to build relationships with some of the biggest companies in tech and retail 4) Monthly staff events 5) Free beer Fridays in the games room with ping pong table, shuffleboard and pool table 6) Loads of cool benefits including dental care, eye care, cycle to work scheme 7) Office canteen 8) Free fruit 9) Just a really nice place to work overall :)

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Search Laboratory Response

    January 18, 2019Head of HR

    It's so great to hear you had such a positive experience with us, and thank you for sharing with us such detailed feedback. We wish you all the very best for the future!

  4. "Great place to work and develop new skills"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Search Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly and supportive working environment - Really good training and personal development opportunities - Looks to work with clients to achieve best results without trying to rip them off / charge unfair fees - Lots of cool benefits including free beer Fridays, games room, free gym membership & plenty of great socials all paid for by the company - Culture of hiring only the best candidates that they know will fit in well with the team and the company's ethos - Genuinely care and look after their employees

    Cons

    - Wages are a little less competitive compared to other places

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  5. "Positive and caring"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Search Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Positive working environment, Lots of benefits and social aspects

    Cons

    Salary can be a little low, Workload

  6. "Great place to gain experience!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to learn new things - Very friendly working environment with a lot of like-minded and inspirational people - work socials, free drink fridays, charity work, company parties - lots of time to build great relationships - very supportive and nurturing working environment -

    Cons

    - location is not great unless you drive - flexi time twice a month, it would be good to have more flexibility/opportunities to work from home

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  7. "Great career starter but too small for progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Search Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed and friendly working environment Interested in staff views on improvements Good basic training Regular social events Free fruit!

    Cons

    Low salaries Limited opportunities for progression (but they're working on it)

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