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deVere Group Reviews

Updated 18 January 2018
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Pros
  • intensive training - learn a lot in a short time (in 14 reviews)

  • high earning potential- much more than anything in the UK (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and constant work but you should come to the course expecting to give 110% (in 40 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is fairly non-existent (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to expand

    Cons

    Long days and early mornings (not for lazy people)

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Coordinator"

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

    I worked at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    Malta training - you're pushed hard in the training period, long days with an early start. If you take the training seriously it can open your eyes to how much more can be achieved in a productive day.
    If you want a fast introduction to aggressive B2C sales, you will certainly get it here.
    CEO is savvy and has created more opportunities for employees to make revenue.

    Cons

    There will be no training provided once you are on location.
    95% of the consultants across all locations are under-qualified and subsequently giving shady advice often on customers life savings.
    Double standards between coordinators and consultants - consultant job significantly easier than coordinator, yet the commission is much higher. Consultants rely on coordinators to create business but offer little in the way of support.
    Sexist and Chauvinistic working environment.
    On location retainer/salaries are extremely low and promises on pay e.g. half of your accommodation paid for, are held over your head like an incentive, they aren't guaranteed.
    The company requests Malta graduates write glassdoor reviews on site creating a false sense of security to potential employees.
    This is a telesales job - 100+ calls a day, don't be conned into thinking you will be a finance professional within 18 months. The financial knowledge around the offices is fairly abysmal outside of a handful of senior figures who are based in Malta.
    A pyramid scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and offer greater support across the whole board.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "BDA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    - Great people and culture

    Cons

    - There is a certain level of deceit

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from those around you on all levels


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "You would rather stay at home!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    Flights & accommodation paid for for the initial trip to Malta for training

    Cons

    What you're told you'll do isn't a very true representative AT ALL as to what you'll ACTUALLY do. The salary you'll earn is very cloudy and you won't really get a straight answer when you ask.

    The majority of your time there will be spent cold-calling. If you enjoy that then great, but do not be fooled into thinking that you're actually going into a financial role. You are going to be a sales person!!

    In conclusion, you will really get far in the company if you don't mind being a scammer :)

    Advice to Management

    Have some respect for your candidates. They DID NOT exit their house, get on a plane and arrive in a different country to be treat like trash!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Rude rude rude staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    Work abroad is the only pro

    Cons

    Rude HR team. I couldn't deal with his arrogance and dismissive approach to my questions. He made me feel particularly small and was patronising and rude. I turned down the job, deceit from the start... he tried to gloss over the cold calling! Completely rude!

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding of others and their questions.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Definitely not a graduate scheme"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at deVere Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -potential to earn good money
    -Nice office locations
    -opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Advertised as a graduate scheme? Totally not a graduate scheme! basically a dignified call centre boy in a suit.
    Work on a retainer basis, so essentially you are not paid.
    The other course BDA's actually get salary when they might only have 2 qualifications to their name.
    Unethical company, they amount of people mis sold products is ridiculous.
    Cold calling 24/7
    Grads are more qualified than most consultants

    Advice to Management

    All reviews here are people leaving from Malta, which is a 3 week course.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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

    I worked at deVere Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    International experience and some great managers that care

    Cons

    If you are female, watch out for the slimey advisors you maybe partnered with as a co-ordinator (not all, but there are some, including those that are managers)

    Advice to Management

    More professionalism required- too much of a 'all lads' club


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A realistic intense training programme"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A devoted team of Devere training staff who really prepare you for the working environment you will be working in. A mixture of different approaches to training which allows you to develop and build a variety of skills that are crucial for the career. Doesn’t shy away from showing the reality of what the job will be like & how hard you ar required to work

    Cons

    Requires a devotion to early morning and long hours


  10. Helpful (18)

    "They lie to get you through the door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some great people (great for socializing)

    Cons

    - 12 hour days
    - Promised a salary, when arrived found out it was commission based with a retainer, if you don't make your targets (that are set ridiculously high) then they take away your commission (if/when you ever do start making it)
    - Managers are rude

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your staff!
    It doesn't hurt to be kinder to employees either, these are people who have spent money to join your organisation - treat them with respect!


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Do not go there"

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

    I worked at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    There is no pros to this company

    Cons

    Do not touch the grad scheme, work for a proper company.


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