Williams Lea

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OK place to work if you just need to pay the bills, and if you have no other options.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Williams Lea full-time

Pros

Williams Lea's clients are generally decent to work with/for. Coworkers are generally good people and know their jobs well. The company tries to promote from within before bringing in external candidates.

Cons

Watch out for mission creep. Williams Lea has a tendency to agree to every request from its clients, even if it is not stipulated in the contract, just to keep the client happy and not lose the contract. This piles on more work on WL employees, generally without extra compensation. Pay is low compared to competitor companies. Some Williams Lea sites are better run than others.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better pay will make for more motivated and loyal employees.

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    Extremely professional and considerate employers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Services Associate in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Creative Services Associate in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at Williams Lea as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - All the team leaders are professionals and ensure that any work you are given is well within your range
    - They are willing to accommodate your study requests by allowing you to work less hours than take someone else

    Cons

    - The HR tends to be very hard to get through to when you are trying to get some answers to questions
    - You need to check your email constantly as sometimes they will send you jobs on the morning itself when the job starts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - You may want to check your HR team as to how they work, they do come across sometimes as one person having no clue what the other is doing sometimes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A global culture of making promises they can't keep

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

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provides a source of income. That's about it.

    Cons

    As a TUPE employee, I've watched as Williams Lea managers made wild promises about costs, staffing and skills in order to win the contract from my former employer, only to effectively withdraw from any rational decision making once the ink dried, leaving already traumatised employees to pick up the pieces. With a 50% reduction in staff onshore, our team our now expected to deal with an increased workload AND the remote training of woefully unskilled workers offshore. Extra responsibilities have been heaped onto our roles with no mention of reward or recognition. The development of the struggling offshore team is prioritised way, way above any concerns of TUPE employees. Management consistently fail to address their lack of knowledge of what employees actually do, equating proof of productivity with proof of quality of work. Employee engagement is laughable, yet managers continue to express surprise at poor results in employee surveys. Senior management consists of 'used car salesmen' who occasionally jet in to assure the little people that they are valued, but with no real promise of action. Overall, the company seems to show no concern or embarrassment that it is thought of so poorly by its staff, and seems to ride out the inevitable losing of contracts by assuming that another sucker will be along in a minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain your contracts for more than the minimum term, try investing more in the experienced employees you've just TUPEd, rather than blindly ploughing time and money into inexperienced offshore operations. And maybe eventually give a hoot about employee engagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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