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The Very Group Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2020

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4.1
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The Very Group Group Chief Executive Henry Birch (no image)
Henry Birch
34 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Best recruitment/onboarding process ever received"

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    Current Employee - Head of Software Engineering in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very consistent & clear communication Very clear process during recruitment/offer Very visible and accessible exec line Very inclusive and engaging culture Very ambitious and exciting plans

    Cons

    The onsite Costa, Juice bar, and restaurant are far too appealing!!

    Advice to Management

    More of the same right now please.

    The Very Group2019-07-30
  2. "Family Friendly, Good work/life balance."

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Speke, England

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, amazing dedicated people.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment if you can keep up!

    The Very Group2020-01-16
  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Speke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company looks after their employees very well compared to other companies I have worked for. Good salary, good holiday and good flexible hours. Also a nice, sociable, successful company to work for. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    No job progression as nobody leaves the company.

    The Very Group2020-01-07
  4. "Neutral feelings"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, facilities in Speke are great, nice people to work with who are usually hard working and want to do a good job. Monthly briefs to whole business are helpful. Good company events.

    Cons

    Lots of people working hard but don't get enough recognition for what they do and don't get very much support or even rewarded with career progression, external people get hired or they keep same team structure for years and years. Parking at head office isn't great if you live locally and you have to pay to park at local hotel. Commuting hard work because of bad traffic in Speke every day. When business is going through change or people leave the business - the info and emails we receive don't sound very genuine, feels forced and abrupt with no emotion.

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    Advice to Management

    Directors and senior management team - lose the feeling of hierarchy and lose the politics and then employees will follow suit. Communicate change to teams better. Consider other ways of thinking and put ideas into action rather than going with the loudest person in the room. Help people progress careers.

    The Very Group2020-01-06
  5. "Brilliant place to work"

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    Former Employee - Frontend Engineer in Speke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Very Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture, flexibility, people, benefits, discount

    Cons

    Career paths is probably something that needs reviewing.

    The Very Group2019-12-17
  6. "All talk, no action and negatives swept under the carpet"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Be real. Step up. Grow a pair.

    The Very Group2019-12-06
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Speke, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Good pay compared to other companies in the region * Onsite gym * Very flexible working conditions

    Cons

    * Could be a bit more transparent * Over reliance on contractors rather than recruiting perms

    The Very Group2019-11-05
  8. "Good company and nice people"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Speke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, friendly environment, benefits and payed holidays are the best ever I've seen.

    Cons

    Very slow pace, very slow to make any change. Data infrastructure is quite old.

    The Very Group2019-11-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Clarity"

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    Current Employee - Fraud Specialist in Bolton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is laid out in blunt honesty. No need to decipher meaning from actions. Colleagues welcoming and helpful

    Cons

    Low progression, IT awful can think of nothing else

    The Very Group2019-10-02
  10. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Head of Logistics in Speke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative, supportive environment. High paced Excellent facilities at head office Great people Constantly evolving

    Cons

    Still working on getting rid of some ancient core systems, some frustrations around the pace of IT change as a result.

    The Very Group2019-10-04
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