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Version 1 Reviews

Updated 13 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Company management lives on the core values set out not just the employees" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Great place to be seen if you want to do career" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "The core values is used as a stick to beat staff with each quarter if you're not exceeding expectation like "such & such" sitting around the corner" (in 12 reviews)

  • "There isn't much option for career progression or promotion here" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Superb joining experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 2 months now, and what an excellent initial experience! From the initial superb induction day, which was concise and interesting and really good background, and excellent to meet other joiners.

    This has the feel of a very professional and is a highly supportive company to employees. They really understand that people are essential and not just a cost base, people in fact are one of the three pillars of the organisation, and they really follow-through on this.

    From my line manager, to HR, and the project environment, everything appears very top class, and Version 1 are one to watch for the future of consulting, I feel confident, and very happy to be a part of it.

    They are prolific in terms of awards entering and my personal impression is that they are doing this to prove to the market as well as to existing employees that we are valued. The constant communication from the management about where we are going , the values and the three pillars really show how you fit in and why you are important.

    If you get the chance to work here, and there is a lot of opportunity in a n established, growing, successful company, take it!

    Cons

    Haven't seen anything over and above the usual issues with a consulting type role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Values driven organisation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Core values are driven top down and bottom up, not just marketing material
    Strong leadership role models
    Clear career paths
    Strength in balance means something
    Belfast operation is collaborative and friendly

    Cons

    Avoid silos if they appear

    Advice to Management

    Keep core values as intrinsic in the way you do business

  3. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best growing IT companies in UK & Ireland"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Technical Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Technical Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Transparency from higher management with direct access to the CEO etc
    Family like environment at the office - at least in the Belfast Office
    Quarterly reviews which take into consideration the feedback from the employees
    Once of the few places where I have seen the core values being preached is practised too
    Great opportunity for career growth, where the initiative comes from the employee rather than the employer.
    Employees from various cultural background, joyously working together towards common goals and core values
    Flexible work from home opportunities depending on the nature of the projects

    Cons

    It's a rapidly growing company - which comes with it's own challenges.
    The offices are not the best that I have seen, when it comes to features. But that is being changed through office renovations

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose the focus on the importance given to the employees and the cultural values, that is given currently, as the company grows


  4. "Version 1 NI"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Oracle Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Oracle Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good work environment.
    - Great work-life balance.
    - Supportive management team.
    - Everyone is approachable and easy to deal with.
    - Quarterly objectives (fast paced environment).
    - Opportunities to change areas.
    - Good teamwork in Belfast.
    - Lots of social activities.

    Cons

    - The Career Path Development (CDP) plan looks good, but it is a bit too complex.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Version 1 Belfast, great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Location right in the heart of Belfast city centre, close to public transport amenities etc

    A lot of social activities that help build strong working relationships

    Friendly work environment where everyone is always happy to help

    Company management lives on the core values set out not just the employees

    Excellent career progression opportunities if you put in the work

    Bonus scheme

    Well being programme

    Cons

    I cant think of any for now

    Advice to Management

    Belfast based inductions would be great


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Version 1 Belfast is growing!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A breath of fresh air compared to other companies
    Good city centre location
    Great rotation and career opportunities
    Progress based on ability - not on filling vacancies
    Great social aspect in Belfast
    Quarterly objectives, appraisals and profit sharing
    Travel to and working on customer sites and other offices
    Approachable management right up to the CEO
    Core values that are behind the company's focus - reflected in the new branding

    Cons

    The CPD progression path could be easier to follow to know exactly what is needed to move across/up levels
    Travel (this could be a Con for some people)

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging your talented workforce


  7. "Nice people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redditch, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redditch, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office
    Nice people
    Free fruit
    Aggressive growth planned

    Cons

    None that i can find yet!

  8. "Version 1 NI"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Place to Work Scheme
    Friendly Team
    Sense of Purpose
    Great Graduate Program (Accelerate)
    Option to move internally
    Company pays for training and exams
    Fantastic Social Aspect to life in Belfast and Company Wide

    Cons

    Not a lot of travelling involved typically


  9. "Fantastic place to have a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant, Oracle Applications in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant, Oracle Applications in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Version 1 full-time

    Pros

    Very approachable management team.
    Rotation available if its something you wish.
    Career opportunities available and progression is very achievable via Career Plan Development (CPD). A system that encourages hard work to gain long term career benefits.
    Favorable Bonus scheme in operation.
    Have a Community scheme setup where votes pick most deserving causes..
    Rapidity increasing the brand and expanding the business at an incredible rate.
    Fantastic access to relevant training and the company do push certification in specialised areas.
    Recognition tools in place and evidence of them being used.
    Exposure to a wide range of technologies.
    Put a lot of effort into building up excellent relationships with customers and constantly request feedback from them.
    Quarterly rhythm in place makes the company very adaptable.

    Cons

    Little discussion regarding wage increase.
    Quarterly rhythm in place can sometimes feel fast paced.
    Expanding at an incredible rate - risk of losing identity.

    Advice to Management

    More clarity around wage structure and how that compares with market rate would be great.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best companies to work for in UK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - C# .NET Developer in Maidstone, England
    Former Employee - C# .NET Developer in Maidstone, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Version 1 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The most friendly, hard working and supportive people I've found for a long time. The team based in Kent were wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Pensions, although I believe they were working this out around the time I left.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, both Ireland and Kent. Amazing people!

    Version 1 Response

    20 Sep 2018 – Internal Communications Manager

    Thank you got taking the time out to write about your positive experience in Version 1. The team in Kent are such a great one to be part of and I'm so glad your experience there was so good. Best of... More