Global Radio Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Fun to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Global Radio full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture and atmosphere
    Great people
    Ashley Tabor passionate about company

    Cons

    Low basic pay, topped up with intermittent bonus.
    Too many people with overlapping rolee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great values, poor director-level leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Global Radio

    Pros

    - Great and buzzing central office in Leicester Square with excellent facilities
    - Really passionate people across all disciplines who love what they do (not just radio)
    - Culture of innovation where you can definitely make a difference if you work hard and are persistent
    - Very little politics or back stabbing
    - Lots of in-house training opportunities

    Cons

    - Salaries are 30-40% below market rate in tech / digital disciplines
    - Siloed organisational structure (the worst I've ever seen)
    - Poor performing and fragmented director-level leadership with some recent bad hires
    - The talent you respect never stays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes you're a young company but time to grow up now. Your non-radio talent is leaving in droves.. Start paying competitive salaries, stop being so proud and letting good people leave and if you're unable to replace your roster or under performing directors at least bring them all in under one operational director.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. A limiting experience, in the company of really good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Global Radio full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Likable, intelligent, very talented colleagues: both those remaining, and those who have left. Use of kanban. Head office is located in Leicester Square, and has fantastic views from the rooftop restaurant.

    Cons

    Corporate philosophy is "lean", but this is only partly applicable to a service organisation. All that is left for managers to apply is "fake lean", with no forecasting permitted for "failure demand". This requires them to re-imagine what is at least as complex as an assembly line, as something which may be chimerical: a software production line.

    At Global Radio, QAs are comfortably grounded in reactive testing. Systems developed years apart, by different teams, for different purposes, will invariably meet both the previous and the latest requirements. Management say so. Peeking ahead reveals problems which management are unwilling to acknowledge, and it is held, that out of the box thinking disrupts the production line.

    Successive generations of QA staff have ended up questioning the point of all this. They are no longer employed by Global Radio. They were not agile. Their names are unspoken. All traces of their work have been swept away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read "Rethinking Lean Service", and the opposing arguments, to properly understand why many of your staff feel misused, alienated, and finally leave? Would GR attract more app users if they were listened to? Is there a business case to be made?

    Discuss with the senior manager most responsible for "fake lean". Prepare either a picnic, or a parachute ;-)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. I'm very satisfied, good team, good working-standards.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Global Radio full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very agile environment, lots of opportunities for growth, and gain experience, very nice work office at Leicester Square. Some good food & coffee right in office.

    Cons

    Some out-dated code laying here and there, sometimes to much meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good People, Fun to Work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Global Radio full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great offices, will get to see lots and lots of celebrity's, enter competitions for free tickets to gigs (or know the right people to get leftovers). Can see red carpet events from office, free film/theatre concert tickets, Music played throughout building, recently refurbished offices so all new equipment, laptops etc. And most importantly friendly atmosphere with good banter.

    Cons

    Possibly some strange managerial decisions or feeling of upper ceiling of your pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and appreciate your staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great 1st job in sales.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Global Radio full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great brands
    great people
    lovely office space
    high performing business, in a slow growing industry

    Cons

    sometimes difficult working in a mature industry, that is not in strong growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Whitstable, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Whitstable, England (UK)

    I worked at Global Radio full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, performing well in an economic downturn. A lot of efficiency being driven.

    Cons

    No cons really. It was a great place to work - you see the radio production side and commercial side very closely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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