Zen Internet Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and make your mark

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rochdale, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rochdale, England (UK)

    I have been working at Zen Internet full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for those that are willing to put the effort in and work hard. Some really good people work here. Willing to take a chance on people who may not have the experience and also willing to develop staff into new areas.

    I have never seen a company where it was possible to make suggestions for improvements and possibly get them implemented from every level of the company. Also, the company wide bonus is given to all staff, which is nice.

    Cons

    Because it is a good company, a lot of people stay a very long time, and this can cause people to get a little comfortable.

    A lot of people take the benefits for granted - they need a wake up call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you keep in touch with the "front liners" - don't just rely on the middle managers to find out whats going on.

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    What a place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Assurance Engineer in Rochdale, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Assurance Engineer in Rochdale, England (UK)

    I have been working at Zen Internet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working relationship between all staf.
    Trust worthy staff base
    Work Party twice a year
    Pay Review every 6months
    Career path reviews to help you move forward either in the company or external
    Beautiful Building and surroundings to work in.

    Cons

    Salary could do with a bump slightly to bring it inline with the rest of the industry on the work being done and not by the title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember Zen's Values and you will always do alright.

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  3.  

    Great place to work, enjoyed opportunities to work in different areas of the business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zen Internet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and autonomy to get on with work
    Free fruit, orange, massages
    Social commitee organises great Christmas parties, all paid for
    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Some people abuse the autonomy to get on with work, and instead try to get away with doing the bare minimum work they need to, whilst trying to get paid to surf the internet for the day

    Some have the attitude that its "not their problem", and "someone else will resolve it", instead of just helping collaboratively fix issues when identified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Difficult to try and get the right balance of retaining a relaxed open atmosphere whilst also trying to get a more formal structure in place to get work done now the company has significantly grown

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    An inspiring career move, where you look forward to going to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Rochdale, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Rochdale, England (UK)

    I have been working at Zen Internet

    Pros

    Zen is on a par with a good London based employer. Job wise it successfully offers the three essential ingredients - autonomy, complexity and a strong correlation between effort and reward. Socio-culturally it's Manchester's own Google-plex. Free Drinks and health foods, massages, an active social and charities committee and a responsible caring vibe that fills the campus. To a person, Zen staff members are respectful, polite and helpful to each other and to customers. Zen encourages you to be the best that you can be. An awesome find.

    Cons

    Some have a problem with the adjacent locality, being downmarket, but I commute daily and I have no problem with Rochdale. If you smile and say hey to people on the street then guess what? They smile right back. Better to focus on what binds us than what sets us apart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management. Most entrants on GlassDoor tend to be complaining. After all, it's very much the British way to speak up only when things go wrong. But here I am breaking the trend. Zen appears self aware and confident in it's own direction. Amen to that.

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