Getronics UK Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Dead Slow Ahead

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

    I worked at Getronics UK full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This business had some of the attributes that could drive it towards to take marketshare, however its management team along with its culture of limited collaboration make every action feel like your turning an oil tanker

    Cons

    Consistent poor leadership with a lack of strategy and limited resources puts any solution at risk to deliver. This results in most projects needing additional help to get started and ultimately very disappointed customers. We suspect this is due to the management letting those with ability leave and having to put more pressure on the limited number that remain.

    Advice to Management

    CHANGE


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sinking Ship

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

    I worked at Getronics UK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * management leave you to your own devices, not sure of thats 'always' a good thing * flexible working * great colleagues (number reducing) * still thinking of another... damn its hard...

    Cons

    * cost cutting - big time - (prob due to the fact they are not doing well in the market & loosing customers) * many recent redundancies - gettind rid of the wrong kind of people * lack of training or any onsite facilities * very few good dedicated staff remaining * good at making false promises * no sense of direction * too much red tape * too many people that take credit for the work they havnt done * no appreciation of effort * lack of communication


  3. Getronics a massively missed opportunity to be successful

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

    I worked at Getronics UK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company had a leading set of propositions and skills, at the correct time to take market leadership

    Cons

    Poor management, poor execution and a lack of understanding of its senior management team to ensure that the necessary objectives, communication and resources were aligned to meet their potential. The business is in sharp decline

    Advice to Management

    recognise your own failings Quickly and install the correct team but its probably all too late. retain the better people and get rid of the dead wood


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  5. Fast-paced, growing company with lots of opportunities for career progression

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

    I have been working at Getronics UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Regardless of the stage of your career, there are plenty of opportunities to progress within the company and you are encouraged and supported to further your career. If you enjoy a fast-paced and exciting working environment which changes to better adapt to the market then this is the place for you. The people are fantastic - some of the best I've ever worked with - the common trait being a 'can do' attitude and approach to our work which makes it an exciting and rewarding environment to work in. The work/life balance Getronics can offer through it's advanced flexi-working and working from home programme is exceptional. Salary is generally around the average marker, if not a bit more generous.

    Cons

    Change is a consistency within Getronics so if you prefer a slower pace of life, this is not the company for you!

    Advice to Management

    More of the same! Continue to focus on growth via smart acquisitions, organic growth and via strategic partners.


  6. Helpful (2)

    NO CAREER LADDER - DEAD END JOB

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Guildford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Getronics UK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Employees are great to work with

    Cons

    No pay increases No career progression Hardly recognised by the company, especially when based on a company site Dead end job No encouragement to do better or progress or train Communication is non-existant

    Advice to Management

    Invest time in those people that work hard every day and don't get recognised. Encourage training and progression. Encourage managers to set better objectives rather than the same thing every year for employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Lack of focus on the real problems

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

    I have been working at Getronics UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair salary, good comps, people are good to work with, work/life balance is ok (but only because I enforce my own).

    Cons

    Like any large company lack of inter-team communication is a problem. This causes issues with quick resolutions as everyone is focused on their small area instead of looking at the bigger picture. There appears to be a culture of "it's always been done this way", which is very narrow minded. Additionally there are products in place which are not fit for the job yet are being protected as the way forward because Director's have recommended them and they do not want to lose face.

    Advice to Management

    Office culture needs a big look at since the advent of home working, events that bring the employees together should be invested in. Look for money savings in the right area, and proper profit generators in others.


  8. Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getronics UK

    Pros

    Great opportunities to progress quickly within the company of you are forward thinking and ambitious.

    Cons

    Don't sit back and expect to progress up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with aggressive investment in opportunistic markets.


  9. Enjoyable workplace with career progression available

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getronics UK full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere within the office, excellent Manager

    Cons

    New staff are on extensively higher wages, upwards of 50% of current staff Average salary for job roles are well below National average HR are incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Reward current staff


  10. Helpful (2)

    Don't make the mistake of thinking this business is heading anywhere but downhill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Getronics UK full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Working is practiced very well and the the staff are actually very helpful and knowledgeable. The Car allowance and pay is average.

    Cons

    Awful place to work, Management (not leadership) by a stick, Knee Jerk reactions to loss of deals, blame culture. If you are in sales beware, the promise of commission is often reneged on.

    Advice to Management

    Have a long hard look at yourselves its actually your strategy that is killing the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Morale low

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I worked at Getronics UK

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getronics try to make an effort to build relationships within teams Offices and facilities such as canteen were genrally ok

    Cons

    Management don't communication with their employees Teams work well individually, but don't seem to realise they should work together Generally there was a feeling of apathy towards work, it's hard to make a difference,

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees



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