The Very Group Reviews

Updated 16 Sep 2020

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4.0
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great, supportive company"

    5.0
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    • 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. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - FLT Driver in Little Hulton, England

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, easy going. Brilliant company to work for.

    Cons

    This location has now closed


  3. "The Very Group"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Production Controller in Oldham, England

    I have been working at The Very Group full-time

    Pros

    Is a Good place to work

    Cons

    None I can think of

    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for your positive review, have a lovely weekend!

  4. "A very ambitious, forward thinking organisation that is unswerving in it's ambition to the best by it's customers."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Creative in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Very Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits and career development opportunities. Great head office and on-site facilities.

    Cons

    Struggles to live it's values at times.

    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time out to leave us a review. It's great to hear you recognise our focus in doing the best for our customers whilst rewarding our people with salary, benefits and opportunities to progress in return for their commitment to deliver for our customer. Our values are super-important to us, to guide us when the going get's challenging, and so hearing they're not met at times is something we'd welcome feedback on to understand when you have experienced this so we can improve. Please feel free to share more with us on glassdoor@theverygroup.com

  5. "ok job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operative in Shaw, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Very Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    money was ok i suppose

    Cons

    shifts wernt family friendly at all

    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review on your time working at Shaw. We wish you the very best for your future and thank you again for your time with us.

  6. "Picker review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Shaw, North West England, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and quality canteen

    Cons

    Moving site to midlands and making hundreds redundant

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    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for leaving us a review about your time as an order picker at Shaw. We couldn't agree more that the team environment and culture at the site has been a positive factor in many employees experiences working at the site over the years and is something we hope many friendships will be taken forward into the next chapter for you and other at Shaw. We thank you wholeheartedly for the part you played in your time working with us, and wish you the best of luck for the future.

  7. "General dogsbody"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Dogsbody in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Very Group full-time

    Pros

    Staff discount and nice office

    Cons

    Toxic workplace. Dont be fooled by them.

  8. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Oldham, England

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

    Pros

    Chilled environment, Not much pressure from management. Can earn bonus.

    Cons

    Not always guaranteed full 40 hour week, Can get boring doing the same job.

    The Very Group Response

    Employer Brand Manager

    Hey, thanks for taking the time to leave us a 4* review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your working environment, and whilst we encourage an environment that everyone feels comfortable and happy in, we love it even more, when our people are challenged and motivated to make things the best they can be for our customers! We'd encourage anyone feeling unchallenged to speak with their line manager to see what new skills and opportunities there may be to step up and own it.

  9. "The Very Group"

    4.0
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    • 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.

  10. "Avoid!"

    1.0
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    • 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

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