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the Rank Group Reviews

Updated 10 November 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance (best i have had in any company) (in 15 reviews)

  • The senior management knows everyone's names and it feels much more like a family than any other gaming company I have every worked in (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • GROSVENOR; Controlling Senior Management, everything needs agreeing so middle management level are very restricted in what they can do / achieve (in 10 reviews)

  • structure benefits work life balance work flow (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Engaged and Entertained"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My work is interesting and I feel my output is related to the company's success
    My boss listens to me and explains when something is currently not workable or encourages me when it is
    The people are wonderful - I've yet to meet someone I didn't like. Its a real United Nations!
    The office is great and very convenient. It has free parking and access to both shops and greenspace. "Walking meetings" in the park are a fab idea.
    The company really goes out of its way to make staff feel valued. HQ is small enough to let you get to know most people but big enough to be dynamic.
    There is a lively charity scene if you want to get involved. I didn't expect a gaming company to be so caring towards its clientele.
    There are lots of 'lifers' here. Every celebration features folks who have been here for 20 years or more. Its definitely encouraging.

    Cons

    Sorry, really nothing to report!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! This is the best company I've worked for since 2000.

    the Rank Group Response

    6 Oct 2017 – Chief Executive

    Hi there,
    Thank you for such a positive and enthusiastic review - it is great to read. Having said that I think there is plenty more we can and will do to make Rank a great place to work. And I... More


  2. "Data Scientist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, new offices, fast pace environment

    Cons

    Beurocracy, difficult stakeholders, no parking spots

    Advice to Management

    Be cool

    the Rank Group Response

    14 Nov 2017 – Corporate Communications Manager

    Thank you so much for your positive note - we are trying our best to be 'cool'!
    We have our Christmas jumper day coming up soon so that will be entertaining, and we will be sharing those photos on... More


  3. "Good but room for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at the Rank Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, including Directors. Diverse interesting work. Great new Maidenhead HQ. Great work/life balance. On-site cafe and gym.

    Cons

    Risk averse. Lots of chopping and changing of company structure.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more bold and take the occasional risk, stop letting every department have a say until one negative voice shouts down the positive majority.

    the Rank Group Response

    14 Nov 2017 – Director of HR, Shared Services

    Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to provide it. We pride ourselves in having an environment where all colleagues within our businesses can work together collaboratively irrespective of... More


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  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great progression opportunities for all levels
    Fun and exciting place to work
    Supportive managers
    Individuality is embraced
    Going the extra mile is recognised

    Cons

    Nothing I would class as a con.

    Advice to Management

    It seems Sheffield is its own unit with very limited interaction to Maidenhead or Gib. Would be great to see more senior management around the office and more collaboration with the various sites.

    Change takes too longs. I love how passionate we are about change but it seems everything is always delayed with digital.

    More perks for employees would be good.

    the Rank Group Response

    16 Nov 2017 – Director of Customer Operations

    We really appreciate your feedback and take it seriously. In an assertive effort to ensure not only more leadership presents but also closer working environments across Rank’s office with have... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Don't trust them"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in Maidenhead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at the Rank Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office with gym
    Some managers are nice
    Met some very talented people who deserve better jobs

    Cons

    Parking very limited
    Some managers bullied their staffs until they either quit/fired but HR turns a blind eye (and no, HR does not take these things seriously enough)
    IT is a complete joke - outsourced and very badly managed - cutting cost has back fired
    Everybody has an important job title but very few actually delivers
    The corporate culture hinders any kind of progress - its old fashioned core is being wrapped in a shiny "hip" skin

    Advice to Management

    Open an office in London to attract/retain top talents
    Stop restructuring every 3 months
    Stop asking your staff to post fake reviews on glassdoor - look at the rating trend, it is disgusting to fake reviews

    the Rank Group Response

    17 Nov 2017 – Director of Treasury and Corporate Communications

    Thank you for your feedback, which we always review. You are right we certainly have very talented people working for our company and we are extremely proud of this.

    It is concerning to read you... More


  7. "The worst company I have ever worked for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Cashier in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at the Rank Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It gave me the experience to get a much higher paying job at one of their rivals!

    Cons

    Wages of course, some of the people they choose for management positions is quite shocking.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff, seriously, you're dragging down wages across the whole industry.

    the Rank Group Response

    17 Nov 2017 – Group HR Director

    Many thanks for your feedback. Naturally, we are disappointed that you feel this way about your employment with the Rank Group, however, it is also evident that the experience you gained was... More


  8. "Pleasant, people are humble and helpful. Good place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at the Rank Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team ethic of working to solutions on problems. Lot's of activities to help build camaraderie with other teams.

    Cons

    Not enough support, should you struggle in few areas. You can be left to your own devices at times. Needs a better network to help in those areas.

    the Rank Group Response

    14 Nov 2017 – Director of HR, Shared Services

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Now we have the majority of our support office colleagues in one place it has really achieved the result we wanted in terms of building... More


  9. "A historic company adapting well to 21st century requirements"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at the Rank Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Seriously dedicated staff. Always open to new ideas and ways to approach opportunities and challenges.

    Cons

    Challenging environment to push past slow growth again in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Stay open and positive to the flow of new ideas and concepts and don't be afraid to try new stuff!

    the Rank Group Response

    21 Sep 2017 – Director of HR, Shared Services

    Thank you for this great feedback and taking he time to write it, its always good to know that we are working in the right direction and we really value your views.


  10. "Poker Dealer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Poker Dealer in Lincoln, England
    Former Employee - Poker Dealer in Lincoln, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at the Rank Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Poor Management
    Employees are treated like slaves - £8 per hour while you work 10-12 during the night.
    NO work life balance
    Future career is goonne litereally :D

    Cons

    Everything is wrong in this company. Don't work for them !

    the Rank Group Response

    21 Sep 2017 – Group HR Director

    Many thanks for sharing your feedback – naturally we are disappointed that you feel this way and this is not the experience of the majority of our team members. At the heart of your review seems to... More


  11. "Campaign manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at the Rank Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, gym onsite, good location

    Cons

    Management, limited career opportunities and very old school with marketing

    the Rank Group Response

    30 Aug 2017 – Director of Customer Operations

    We really appreciate your feedback. The investment within marketing innovation over the past few years is creating a new breed of marketers within Rank. The "old school" approach to... More


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