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3.0
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46%
Recommend to a Friend
54%
Approve of CEO
Roland Bryan
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great People and working atmosphere, I have made many friends at Wowcher and really enjoy coming to work(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "I've learnt a lot and earned a lot of money!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined Wowcher as a graduate and have now been here for 6 years +. The company is young and fun and you can put your own ideas in to practice. The company has changed and grown so much in just the last 6 years I have been here. I am shocked by some of the reviews written here and can only assume it's a bunch of new graduates expecting to land on their feet and not have to work hard to build a career. You can be...

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    Cons

    The current development plan is outdated Create better relationships between London, Derby, Manchester and Glasgow offices.

    Advice to Management

    Update current development plan in line with the current business structure

  2. "Huge potential let down by atrocious management"

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

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

    Pros

    The team and people working inside the company are friendly and a great bunch

    Cons

    Management is atrocious and have created an environment of mediocrity and disengagement. Huge turnover in staff, it is literally a revolving door for talent.

    Advice to Management

    Leading through fear and micromanagement is the worst way to run a business and gets the worst out of people.

    Wowcher Response

    February 5, 2019HR & Talent Manager

    Hi! Thank you for review - we welcome all feedback, positive and negative as it helps us grow as a business. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed working with the team here, you're right, they are a great bunch and we always try our best to make sure we are hiring like-minded people as ...

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  3. "Let down of a grad scheme"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wowcher full-time

    Pros

    Very chill environment, no dress code, good for a transition out of uni life

    Cons

    No kind of training, ridiculous targets, terrible management

  4. "Pretty Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wowcher

    Pros

    Money, On the sales team you can earn £££

    Cons

    Everything seems last minute and reactive

    Advice to Management

    None

  5. "Honest Review..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wowcher full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The office environment is sociable and friendly - I love the people I work with. The commission structure is great - I doubled my salary in my first year. You have the freedom to run your own little business without being micro managed.

    Cons

    Basic salary should be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Look at salaries!

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Average first job"

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

    I worked at Wowcher full-time

    Pros

    Fun Christmas and summer parties Cool office layout If in sales, you have the opportunity to earn money (too much for how unreliable the salespeople are)

    Cons

    Communication is a MASSIVE issue!! Wowcher will introduce major changes without first consulting the relevant individuals. All about sales. Other departments are VERY under appreciated and do not reap any of the same benefits Massive lack of training Promotions are often about favouritism. If you are a good salesperson but an awful people person you will likely be promoted Turnover is RIDICULOUSLY high and noone...

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    Advice to Management

    Start trying to retain real talent and people who work hard Introduce other benefits aside from one day a week free breakfast Stop writing FAKE reviews Realise that the company is more than just a sales team

  7. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wowcher

    Pros

    the pay, amazing people, commission

    Cons

    Not many perks, minimum holidays, no flexible working

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Wowcher full-time

    Pros

    People are mostly nice Atmosphere is chilled

    Cons

    Overworked and underpayed Your direct managers make you feel like you're a big asset to the team and company but overall salary is diabolic. Such high turnover that you end up picking up even more workload constantly but this is never taken into account and it's just something you have to do and accept. Sales people get most of the glory in this company and analysts are under looked and given the scraps even though...

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    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the current employees who are actually working hard for the company. Review your diabolic salaries that severely under the London average wages. Be more transparent with your employees

  9. "Great for growth as a salesperson"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wowcher is a fantastic place for growth as a salesperson. There really isn't a better company to kickstart your career.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too 'by the book' eg strict hours with no flexibility

    Wowcher Response

    July 31, 2018HR & Talent Manager

    Hi, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed working with us. We are always open for suggestions and have implemented summer hours that a lot of employees love.

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Do Well. Make Money"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus structure is v good. If you're organised and know your market you can take home 5k month on month. My manager was excellent, very nice guy and always available to help. Understood that a happy team is a productive team and did his best to foster that throughout my time there. You come in at 9 and leave at 6. There is no expectations to stay late to impress management. The only thing that impresses them is hitting...

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    Cons

    Rules change month on month for lots of different reasons, some which are clear some which arent. The nature of FMCG means this isnt unheard of, but better communication/planning could be better. Day to day compliance is a nightmare, so much uneeded stress. Salespeople could get much more done if that didnt take up half of the day. Very little chance to progress unless you stick it out. Even small promotions would...

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    Advice to Management

    Give imaging a small bonus if a image they did becomes a WOW deal. Would really incentivize new images and ensure they are done to the highest standard. Be more generous with the basic once people have proved themselves. Amount of time+money wasted because people move on seems ridiculous, what is an extra 5k when compared to 6 months training + learning alongside a low target.

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