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2.2
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24%
Recommend to a Friend
20%
Approve of CEO
Matthew Moulding
198 Ratings
Pros
  • "The Hut Group have also recently launched The(in 23 reviews)

  • "THG definitely has some strong points, it's a huge local success story and the work you'll do there will be in front of millions of customers(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Here are some cons - I guess they're a bit more general to all of THG not just tech(in 43 reviews)

  • "Literally any other job will be better than this one, because you’ve hit rock bottom with The Hut Group(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunity and scope for growth"

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

    I have been working at The Hut Group full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Constant Opportunities and ability to grow your career. Great challenges and different technologies on a weekly basis. Lots of variety that will set you up for your future career

    Cons

    The speed and flexibility can create some stressful situations when direction changes or projects come in with high expectations, but the alternative is boredom, complacency, and stagnation!

    Advice to Management

    More communication and updates would help people understand their impact, etc.

    The Hut Group2019-05-17
  2. "Pretty decent for the most part"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The Hut Group full-time

    Pros

    Job security Decent people Sometimes free food

    Cons

    Getting stuff signed off can be a nightmare Long working day

    The Hut Group2019-05-09
  3. "Studio"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hut Group full-time

    Pros

    Superb Team, variety of work, fast growth

    Cons

    not enough time for everything

    Advice to Management

    Carry on

    The Hut Group2019-05-07
  4. "Graduate Software Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer 

      I have been working at The Hut Group full-time

      Pros

      Decent salary for grad. Friendly, warm and helpful environment. Good place to work at the start of a professional career.

      Cons

      Location is not good since they are trying to move to Manchester center. Lack of management, and they are not very professional.

      The Hut Group2019-04-22
    • "Awful company"

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      Former Employee - Social Media Executive in Manchester, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Hut Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Honestly, i'm not sure there was any.

      Cons

      Rude management, who are not qualified and have absolutely no experience in the role they are in - they look at the staff below them who have experience to get the answers they should know. Favouritism and sexism are a massive problem within the team. Very uncreative and boring office. HR do not respect that there is something called an employment law. Management get away with lying, sharing confidential information,...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop promoting people into roles they have no experience in. Give managers management training.

      The Hut Group2019-05-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Dont work here"

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      Current Employee - General Operator in Warrington, North West England, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at The Hut Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good salary and staff are good

      Cons

      hated it management are terrible

      The Hut Group2019-05-19
    • Helpful (6)

      "Avoid."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at The Hut Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      -Some great colleagues who have a wealth of knowledge and ideas. -Lots of responsibilities at an early stage. -Good to use as a stepping stone. Not many other companies provide you with exposure to E-commerce on such a grand scale.

      Cons

      -Horrific communication, that has deteriorated further over the past 6 months. -Lack of experience at senior management level/exposure to norms of other professional working environments. -Huge discrepancies in pay. Will recruit someone at your same level of seniority for a lot more than you're on. Unwilling to increase current salaries regardless. -Career development is down to who you're friends with - nepotism...

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      Advice to Management

      There is a wave of talented people leaving THG at the moment. It's not because they "can't hack it", it's because they're being snapped up and given a chance and a needed rise by other companies. Serious implementation of group strategy and organisation required. Can't keep using the 'teething problem' excuse; the company has been going for 15 years and its growth isn't a shock that happened overnight.

      The Hut Group2019-04-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Warehouse Colleague"

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      Current Employee - Warehouse Colleague in Warrington, North West England, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at The Hut Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      free wifi, M6, 2 30min breaks

      Cons

      Long working hours, target to high, bad management, bad managers,

      The Hut Group2019-05-16
    • Helpful (11)

      "A mixed bag, but unique"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Hut Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      THG definitely has some strong points, it's a huge local success story and the work you'll do there will be in front of millions of customers. It's relatively easy to get involved with an impactful project, and the tooling isn't great so you one way to get noticed is to make people's lives easier with some internal spreadsheets or software or whatever. It's practically criminal that THG only has one Glassdoor page...

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      Cons

      Here are some cons - I guess they're a bit more general to all of THG not just tech - Management - as in, being a manager, is not fun at THG. Frankly its not a very understanding employer (statutory maternity, sick pay, terrible at performance reviews and pay rises) so being middle management at THG is primarily being the voice of bad news. People you manage will be angry, upset, they'll see you as the enemy, and who...

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      Advice to Management

      My final point is about Matt and culture. It's foolish to blanket-criticize anyone who's created such a large and successful company, and I can tell that he's proud to be a big employer in the area, and he's proud to have created many millionaires. However, in my humble opinion, Matt's connection to the day to day running of THG is stifling. Not sure if it still happens, but manually casting your eye over hourly sales...

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      The Hut Group2019-03-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Toxic Workplace"

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      Former Employee - Partnership Executive in Manchester, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Hut Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      exposure to good brands, decent xmas & summer parties.

      Cons

      Toxic work place, zero management skills, poor organisation, constant restructures, high employee turnover, huge work load, poor salary, cliquey,

      Advice to Management

      Train your managers

      The Hut Group2019-05-15
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