Getronics UK Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
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  1. Fast-paced, growing company with lots of opportunities for career progression

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. Lack of focus on the real problems

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue with aggressive investment in opportunistic markets.

  6. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reward current staff

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Morale low

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

    I worked at Getronics UK

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. It can not get any worse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Getronics UK

    Pros

    Good packages
    some training if needed

    Cons

    Bad management
    avg communication form managers
    to may read tape

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Endless change: management, strategy and purpose

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

    I worked at Getronics UK

    Pros

    very grown up flexible working approach. All employees in my division issued phones and laptops and encouraged to manage their own time. Good subsidised staff canteen too. Lovely, friendly people - best colleagues anywhere.

    Cons

    MD at the time was ineffective and just hid in his office. Brought in a lot of the old boys network who were essentially ineffectual. HR department were largely management focussed and had no interest in ethical or neutral management of HR Issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a good strong bedrock of competence from management layer down but the Director layer is fraught with political tension, probably brought out of professional incompetence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Lacking in career prospects.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst

    I worked at Getronics UK

    Pros

    The team leaders trusted their staff to do the right thing and avoided micro-management where possible. Office camaraderie was excellent, people in the building felt they were on one team trying to do a job.

    Cons

    Remoteness from head office and associated teams left us feeling isolated and underappreciated. Communications with teams in other countries was poor, and their competence varied from great to terrible.

    One of the several CEOs once described us as onshore staff with offshore pricing - while intended to reassure us that we were an important tool in the business offerings this does not make you feel like a valued employee.

    Pay was below average and annual pay rises were frozen while responsibilities were increased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sack the sales team that could not bring in business, and restructure the projects teams to be more accountable.

    No opinion of CEO

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