Virgin Money Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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Virgin Money CEO David Duffy
David Duffy
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  • "sometimes communications from senior management could be done better(in 23 reviews)

  • "Career Progression opportunities if you based in the south as the hq is up north(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good firm"

    4.0
    Current Employee - BDM Manager in Reading, England

    I have been working at Virgin Money full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, people, pay in line

    Cons

    Career Progression opportunities if you based in the south as the hq is up north

  2. "Good!"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virgin Money full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - good holidays and work / life balance

    Cons

    - no career progression / minimal career progression


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Senior project manager"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Money full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    City centre location Coffee shop Banking on your CV

    Cons

    Toxic work environment Limited career progression Old school management structure Confusing hectic environment

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    "Based on my personal experience"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Money full-time

    Pros

    Excellent staff Benefits There are some lovely people employed by the organisation

    Cons

    No career progression Boys club culture where if you didn't fit In your career went nowhere New reporting line every 6months, as the business doesn't know its requirements. Jobs were being changed and people being moved constantly Non existent processes and procedures VM offer attractive products without the resource to facilitate the large customer demands

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Banking Associate"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banking Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Money part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Long lunch breaks Good holidays and benefits

    Cons

    Limited career progression in current role

  6. "IT Project Manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Virgin Money full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, Working from home available, waterfall, agile

    Cons

    Career progression minimal, cross department development teams

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    "Good Coworkers but Terrible Managers"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Management Support in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Money full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers Decent work life balance - Very rarely work late nights/weekends

    Cons

    Processes lag miles behind other banks - what should take minutes can take days. Managers do not listen to feedback or suggestions on how to improve the processes. Unrealistic expectations on staff. Managers promote based on popularity rather than merit Training is non-existent. No real career progression opportunities.

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    "Limited career progression and poor senior management"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Money full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team around me are supportive and make it a better place to work

    Cons

    Too focused on shareholder value and not the people in the organisation. Some poor senior management and lacking career progression. One senior manager runs department by fear.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Money full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very collegial atmosphere with interesting and up to date challenges. Due to smaller (less big rather) size of organisation exposure to senior leaders is a constant.

    Cons

    Smaller size and sometimes to many veteran(old school) people. Needs more career progression options and progress

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    "A job not a career"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Money part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff are great. The benefits and pay are fairly good for the industry.

    Cons

    No career progression in the branches. Saturday working is every other Saturday and is included in your wage - No overtime pay. A bit like a headless chicken when it comes to leadership. The new initiatives come thick and fast and with little forethought. The stores are run with very low staff numbers so getting time off is a battle.

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