Penna Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Penna full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment, growing rapidly so lots of opportunities, diverse workforce

    Cons

    Can be long hours and there are some definite cliques

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  2. Some good, some less so

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

    I have been working at Penna (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great bunch of people - colleagues and clients

    Cons

    Administration and systems are so yesterday and controlling

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people to do the right thing


  3. Client Partner

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

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

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

    Pros

    The work we do, the people we interact with, internally and externally are the most interesting people I've professionally come across with new ideas, quirky approaches to problems and making problem solving fun! The salary is very strong for our industry which is the icing on the cake really

    Cons

    The size of the organisations. We're separated into 3 entities and the collaberation between each group is poor. People tend to keep their cards close to their chest!

    Advice to Management

    Get more collaborative at the top level. Physically show us that you're going on joint meetings and incentivise the client partners to do the same!


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  5. No real progression and problems with favouritism

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

    I worked at Penna

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

    Pros

    Progressive HR policies, clear attempt at engagement by upper management, nice offices, generous holiday allowance.

    Cons

    Staff are frequently told their opinions are valuable but suggestions are ignored. No clear progression offered resulting in apathy across the business. Promotions based on favouritism, rather than merit. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Offer competitive pay to lower level staff and put in place clear paths for promotion for those who want it.


  6. Good Company - Bad Internal Politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Partner in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Partner in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Penna full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good reputation across 3 distinct sectors such as Career Services, Talent Mgt, and Recruitment. Nice office environment in Fleet Place.

    Cons

    Too many people have been there too long and still want to do things the way they always have been done. No or little acceptance of new ideas. Senior Management within Career Services do not engage with their teams which results in high levels of apathy across the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to freshen up the Senior Managers and so called Leaders. There is a real need to offer a career path to bring talent in and retain them.


  7. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Penna

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, loads to learn and friendly environment

    Cons

    Very long hours - 8 to 11 a day

    Advice to Management

    Better training plans


  8. great place to work

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

    I have been working at Penna (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great place to work friendly people

    Cons

    there are none that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    good work


  9. Penna

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

    I worked at Penna

    Pros

    Engaged with team, good salary

    Cons

    Not much career development, very London focused.


  10. Office Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penna full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    can't think of anything at the moment


  11. Thyoroghly recommend

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

    I have been working at Penna

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

    Pros

    The people / the work we get involved with / variation / working with lots of different organisations with different challenges. Pay / holidays benefits all reasonable. Good culture and values.

    Cons

    Demanding environment, like all consultancies paying your way is essential. Limited progression opps though lots of people and situations to learn from.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership generally good although gets into unnecessary panic at times.



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