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Wilmington plc Reviews

Updated 29 May 2019

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3.0
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52%
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73%
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Pedro Ros
50 Ratings
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  1. "Growth business with world-leading provision in its portfolio."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Wilmington plc full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Strong commercial direction and entrepreneurship amongst the business portfolio. Some of the businesses are world leading in their markets. Sense that the current management has a clear strategy and wants to actively engage with employees to grow the businesses. Strong HR and shared services provision. Bright, supportive and committed colleagues. Good level of benefits and employee engagement, better than other employers...

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      Cons

      Could perhaps make more of its closeness to some world-leading employers and how that is of real value to its clients. And, more networking opportunities amongst the Wilmington portfolio to find growth and development synergies.

      Wilmington plc2019-03-23
    • "If you're a girl keep looking..."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Wilmington plc full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      There's a lift so you don't have to climb the stairs everyday. It wont be clear which lift you need, but at least its there.

      Cons

      Sexist. Men get special treatment. Ive even seen men wandering around clearly drunk in the afternoon. I know that HR know about this. Theyve done nothing about it. I never met any Senior Staff. Senior staff I was aware of are all old white men. Women work in admin, and do so for like 10 years. There are some women MD's ..but thats it. Theres like 100 in admin, and a bunch of women MD's. No in between. None...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop defending your bad practices and making out like EVERYONE with a complaint is ill-informed or wrong. Perhaps, just maybe, its you...not all of us... Instead of being so scared that prospective candidates will be put off from joining because of the reviews on here, why dont you try to actually make it a better place to work, so people dont write the reviews.

      Wilmington plc2019-05-29
    • "A truly agile and interesting place to work."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Wilmington plc

      Pros

      Ever changing so plenty of challenge and variety. Great people. Supportive culture which is even more evident if you’re the type of person to work hard, roll your sleeves up and get stuck in. Opportunity to use your initiative and you get complete ownership and autonomy to grow your own skills and career.

      Cons

      Salaries and bens could be better. Structure is quite hierarchy. Need clearer brand and direction. A bit disjointed and no one seems to be working on a cultural change program to bring things together more.

      Advice to Management

      Engage a cultural change specialist and stop focusing purely on shareholders. Great companies start with great employees!

      Wilmington plc2019-04-15

      Wilmington plc Response

      April 30, 2019Wilmington plc

      Thanks for your review. I’m glad you feel we promote a supportive culture and encourage ownership and autonomy. Thanks also for your thoughts about culture, I certainly agree it starts with colleagues. In actual fact, we recently created a culture team in Wilmington with colleagues ...

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    • "Positive workspace and culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Wilmington plc full-time

      Pros

      Good workspace, results focused in a supportive environment

      Cons

      Few negatives, company was in a period of transition and making positive changes

      Wilmington plc2019-03-20
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      "Bullying & Backstabbing"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Wilmington plc full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      None whatsoever anymore. Perhaps free coffee

      Cons

      Culture is one of ladder climbing and saying the right things in front of the right people. If HR had a spine they would sort out the senior management team. The place will continue to be a revolving door if they don't. Avoid and don't be fooled by false promises to get you through the door The sad thing is that in their minds think they are doing a good job and are perfect

      Advice to Management

      None - They won't listen or act on it.

      Wilmington plc2019-04-18

      Wilmington plc Response

      April 30, 2019Wilmington plc

      I’m genuinely sorry you haven’t had a more positive experience at Wilmington. If you feel there has been any kind of bullying during your time here I would encourage you to contact me directly so I can address it. We take any claims of bullying extremely seriously. Tony Bainbridge, ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Keep looking"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Wilmington plc full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Disclaimer: Wilmington plc’s purpose is to acquire separate entities in order for those to operate under its shares services umbrella. This post intends to review Wilmington plc as a function of its own and does not reflect my views on the individual company I worked for for a number of years. -flexibility available in some companies. -very nice new London office, convenient location, modern looking, clean, friendly,...

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      Cons

      -significantly below market rate salaries -NO benefits, but statutory and some contributions into useless benefits. -Appalling HR function, especially the HR director who keeps responding to all the reviews here. -have repeatedly been asked in the past to post positive reviews on Glassdoor as an employee, to counterbalance all the honest/negative feedback. Hence, one can find a number of clearly fake posts written by...

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      Advice to Management

      -stop pretending that you are a FTSE 100 company -use the £800k you are not spending on the CEO anymore to invest in your people

      Wilmington plc2019-04-14

      Wilmington plc Response

      May 17, 2019Wilmington plc

      We appreciate colleagues taking the time to write reviews on Glassdoor. It’s good to hear compliments when we are doing things well. And it’s also useful to learn from reviews that rightly pull us up when we’ve fallen short of expectations. So I’m glad you like our new London head ...

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    • Helpful (5)

      "Stay away from this company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Wilmington plc full-time

      Pros

      Free coffee in the kitchen

      Cons

      Very hierarchical, short term outlook, terrible atmosphere and culture, poor salaries and benefits! people are running out of the company at the moment

      Wilmington plc2019-04-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great team"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Wilmington plc full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The people who work here! The team are great and our office is much better now we've moved. It's easy to take for granted the things the company do for us, the monthly lunch out, communications days (which are half a day of activities), Christmas party and other recognition through the year.

      Cons

      We are going through a system transformation and it can feel difficult at times right now as the processes are clunky, hopefully this will get better once the new system is in

      Advice to Management

      keep doing what you do, but get the systems sorted faster

      Wilmington plc2019-02-22
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      "Strong vision and strategy"

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      Current Employee - Information Technology in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Wilmington plc full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Technology is a key enabler for the business. Good commercial strategy in place. Culture of continuous improvement. Amazing new office environment

      Cons

      Alignment of all global businesses can be a challenge

      Wilmington plc2019-01-21
    • Helpful (5)

      "Like pulling your fingernails out"

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      Former Employee - Manager in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Wilmington plc full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Lackadaisical approach, easy if you stay under the radar. People didn't care, and the senior management were generally completely out of their depth. A lot of people just going through the motions and some of the processes where the most inefficient and old fashioned I had ever come across.

      Cons

      Poor corporate strategy, spend money like water on the wrong things, bad compensation.

      Advice to Management

      Sell.

      Wilmington plc2019-02-15
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