The Very Group Manager Reviews

Updated 19 Aug 2020

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14 Ratings
  1. Featured Review

    "Great, supportive company"

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

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time

    Pros

    Great development opportunities, fantastic culture and the people are lovely.

    Cons

    I can’t think of anything specific.

    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review, it means a lot. It's great to hear you love the culture and people, it's so important during this strange time to be surrounding by good people. Have a great weekend!

  2. "The Very Group"

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

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, employees are well looked after.

    Cons

    Absolutely Fab, no complaints at all!

    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! It's great to hear such positive experiences of working here at Very, hope you are keeping safe and well.


  3. "The Very Group"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Little Hulton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Very Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team working together. busy fast pace warehouse.

    Cons

    can be cold in the warehouse

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    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Glad to see that you've rated your experience a positive one, overall. We wish you the very best of luck in your next role and are sending another huge thank you for your time as part of the Shop Direct/The Very Group team.

  4. "Avoid!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You have a job if you are desperate

    Cons

    Discrimination Nepotism Unprofessional management 14-16 hours a day working hours only 11 paid Only friends of friends can progress most vacancies are not even advertised No values

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    The Very Group Response

    Fulfilment Director

    Thankyou for taking the time to share your experience of working at The Very Group. When I read your review I was sorry to hear that your experience has not lived up to the high expectations we hold for all of our Colleagues. This is not the kind of experience we want for our people at all, and it's not something we condone. Please be assured that we will take your feedback forward. We're fully committed to building an environment where all Colleagues feel valued and respected and take reports of this nature seriously. It would be helpful if you would be willing to share any more information - if so, please reach out to me, or get in touch through glassdoor@theverygroup.com

  5. "Great Place To Work"

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

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work, great people, fantastic facilities, valuable values, new generation

    Cons

    At this moment i have no concerns

    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for the positive review, and feeding back that you're enjoying the culture, people, facilities and more in our new site Skygate! Our values are so important to us and at times like these its more important than ever that we are led and guided by them to support our colleagues when they need us most. Good to hear no concerns currently, our ears are always open to hearing about suggested improvements so we that we can build a great place to work for our people so please keep us posted as you spend more time at the new site. Have a great weekend!

  6. "Excellent culture and environment. Plenty of opportunity to progress career in a number of directions."

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

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture and environment for the most part, with a good set of people at the helm that care. Plenty of opportunity to progress career in a number of directions. Top-notch facilities. Good flexibility offered allowing for a decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Ageing core systems and IT infrastructure can limit and restrict ability to implement change/improvements at pace. Very Speke-centric despite operating over multiple sites.

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    The Very Group Response

    Head of Culture

    Hi, I just wanted to say I really loved reading the pros you've called out on here - its great to see the stuff we've been investing in is showing up in your experience. We will take all your comments on board and really appreciate you taking the time to write this review, take care :)

  7. "Great Culture, Great People"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always working on continuous improvement, listening to employees, respectful of work/life balance needs.

    Cons

    High expectations, tight deadlines, need for process improvements for delivery.

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    The Very Group Response

    Head of Culture

    Thanks so much for sharing this positive yet balanced review! Its great to see that the efforts and high expectations we set around listening to our people and working to make things better is being noticed. Its also great to hear your thoughts on process improvements, if you'd like to share more about this you can at glassdoor@theverygroup.com

  8. "Fun and friendly place to work with lots of opportunity"

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

    I have been working at The Very Group part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Full of friendly and professional people, always there to help each other and do the best for our colleagues and customers

    Cons

    Can’t think of any at the moment!!!

    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for much for this lovely review, we couldn't agree with you more, great people make this a great place to work!

  9. Helpful (1)

    "All talk, no action and negatives swept under the carpet"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Speke, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Very Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing, it's all fake. Some of the people are nice, but no one in power who can change anything

    Cons

    Honestly the treatment of long serving staff is just abysmal. It's difficult to break down into bullet points how many terrible things I've seen since starting, but a good summary would be "all that glitters ain't gold". They're very clever at hiding how terrible it is for staff who actually work there, in order to being new poor saps in.

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    The Very Group Response

    Head of Culture

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review, its so disappointing that your experience with us didn't feel reflective of the standards we set ourselves. We care about all the feedback we receive, its really important so that we can continue to look into our colleague experience. If you'd like to share more about your time with us please get in touch on glassdoor@shopdirect.com. Good luck with your next role and company

  10. "Positive experience for Test Managers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Test Manager in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Very Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice working environment and facilities Strong processes in place and templates to support Quality focus

    Cons

    Clarity around roles of third parties required Car parking space very limited

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