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3.0
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53%
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47%
Approve of CEO
Will Kernan
15 Ratings
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  • "Senior management all the way to the top have no idea how to run a successful business(in 4 reviews)

  • "Career progression doesn’t exist for most, although taking on more work (without extra pay/benefits) is great for experience(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiggle full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Excellent ethos, workplace and colleagues!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of at the moment.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Unrealistic expectations of staff"

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    Former Employee - Management Accountant in Portsmouth, South East England, England

    I worked at Wiggle full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Dress down is good. Product is interesting. Offices are ok.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of staff. In the Commercial Finance team, if you're not on the verge of a nervous breakdown then in their eyes you're not working hard enough. Negative downbeat atmosphere caused by poor trading results, rounds of redundancies, and window dressing of financial results to look way better than they should.

    Advice to Management

    Stop budgeting to make unrealistic profits and then fiddling the accounts when they don't hit these targets

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Jobsworth"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Bilston, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiggle full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Bad shifts , bad management and severe targets to meet.

    Advice to Management

    Let workers do their jobs and praise them for their efforts instead of letting them do constant backbreaking work and tell them they need to speed up ...!!!

    Wiggle Response

    November 5, 2018Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear that you don’t feel you have had any feedback. We think feedback is important and we have some robust processes in place so that we can ensure all employees get an opportunity to receive and give this to their manager. The feedback ...

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  4. "ups and downs"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Staff in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiggle full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Enthusiastic sporting community. Growing team, always possibilities. Good working environment, most people helpful

    Cons

    average/poor management of staff. High pressure and targets. Everything and everyone being measures thru kpi-s and numbers rather than being managed by humane managers who know their employers, this results in a more and more corporate atmosphere. High fluctuation of staff.

    Wiggle Response

    November 5, 2018Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the culture and working in an environment where we all share similar passions! We are a growing business so naturally as we have got larger we have got more organised, so it might feel a bit more corporate, but ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Wait before you join, currently a farce"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiggle full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Company has got incredible potential to return the heights it was previously. The market is there, and the brand is fundamentally good. Before joining check whether there have been any changes to the senior management (all the way to the top). If something has changed and you care about the business, then please join us.

    Cons

    Senior management all the way to the top have no idea how to run a successful business. We have been operating without a clear strategy for the last 2 years and all the positive results shared internally and externally is window dressing at its best boarding on criminal fraud.

    Advice to Management

    If you are one of the management team who does have a business brain about you and care about the business, then start to stand up for it. If you continue to keep quiet to the incompetent decision making the business is only going one way. The same way trading has been going for the last 18 months!

    Wiggle Response

    November 5, 2018Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for your comments. We agree that the business has huge potential and we are excited about the future for all our brilliants brands. The last few years have seen some new members join our Exec Team, all who have a great new vision for the business. All our Exec members operate ...

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  6. "Great People. Great Place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wiggle full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    A fast growing company that allows you learn a lot.

    Cons

    Doesn't support flexible working as many companies would do.

  7. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Bilston, England
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiggle part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good environment to work , good people they help you if you don't know something

    Cons

    you have to walk a lot wich is not that good in those safety boots

    Advice to Management

    -

  8. "Endless opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiggle full-time

    Pros

    Support and training for roles. Endless opportunities for progression if you want it.

    Cons

    Big expanding company with money in mind

  9. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiggle full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great management, targets are easily achieved.

    Cons

    Same old, day in and day out.

  10. "Sporting"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Portsmouth, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiggle full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Youthful and very web focused with an open culture

    Cons

    Lack of career progression meant I had to move on

    Advice to Management

    Help employees with career planning

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