RM Education Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    not much to say

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RM Education full-time

    Pros

    not much to say about it

    Cons

    not much growth opportunity in it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unless you are a permanent employee, they will drop you and pick you up when they feel like it.

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    Former Employee - First Line Support  in  Bellshill, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - First Line Support in Bellshill, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at RM Education as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The best part of working for RM was the team I worked in. We had a small team who all got on well. We got rewards every once in a while in the form of pizza Friday's etc.

    Cons

    I was on a contract. Always unsure of wether the contract would be extended. Permenant employee's had holiday and sick pay etc which we werent entitled to. They also were invited to big events that contractors could not attend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If contractors are hard working team members then offer them a permanent job and maybe there wont be so many people leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disgraceful use of Temporary Employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Abingdon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abingdon, England (UK)

    I worked at RM Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the people, a place to get very comfortable, great friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Promises broken,wages lower than permenant staff members with same or more workload and responsabilities. Contracts ended without a job secured elsewhere, taking each day as it comes with no future plans or improvement, constant dissapointment with role oppurtunities, working harder then some temps for a fifth less wage, and no security for the future. I have been incredibally let down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your temps before knowledge is lost, dont keep temporary staff for more than 6 months, without agreeing a more secure position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Abingdon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in Abingdon, England (UK)

    I worked at RM Education full-time

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, with certain heads of department being fantastic. Company culture is good however you have to conform to the RM type...
    Strong support from other departments but this can often be slow and delayed and cause problems if what you want needs to be done hastily.
    Some real jems that work in the company if most definitely its saving grace.

    Cons

    Terrible back end processes, inflated prices, mixed with bad reputation in the market certainly makes life at RM more challenging then it should. Support can be poor from management but equally it can be very good dependant on the manager. Corporate giant and very corporate environment which can directly be seen by the customer with little room for flexibility.
    Large losses in staff recently that weren't made redundant speaks for itself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Contract at RM Education

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)

    I worked at RM Education as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good support from management and colleagues
    Good career progressions

    Cons

    Procedures and paperwork are too lengthy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all need procedures, but I heard far to many grumbles from customers regarding the steps required to make changes to systems/applications/hardware, and I have to agree.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Some good ideas but poor equipment and poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at RM Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The building is quite nice in oxfordshire, have some good ideas for assisted education.

    Cons

    Redundancies are common, their own products are old technology, the management and implementation of things is very poor. Yes men are sought after internally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Poor salary, grads with no experience given jobs over experienced staff. no loyalty and poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Didcot, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Didcot, England (UK)

    I worked at RM Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits, training, colleagues, supportive if you have children

    Cons

    Salary, poor leadership. no customer or staff loyalty. Too many silos of information poor mid management. holidays expected to be taken during school holidays even if you don't have children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    scrap your grad program and hire people with the right experience. and remember no matter how you try to avoid it you are a m4 corridor company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Such a shame

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RM Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most of the people there are fairly friendly.

    Cons

    Lots of management cliques. Progression is based on who you are mates with in the office and not ability. Senior management make a pretence of listening to customer facing staff but in reality it makes no difference.
    It's hard to see how they will still be in business in 5 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Listen to staff
    2. Sack whoever suggested you should stop selling computers to schools.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Unpredictable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RM Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a job at the end of the day!

    Cons

    You are expected to go out your way to do things for people/company and it never gets recognized.
    Expected to work long hours
    Rumors going round in Nov 13' that the RM Shop was going to close and redundancy's.
    My friend was told her job was safe by management and her contract was extended, as she was going to accept another job - the next week she was made redundant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have worked in three different areas of the Company and all management are the same: don't want to hear negativity or problems only successes and ways to show how great they are as managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not employee focused with no products to sell

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RM Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None. Leadership is full of cliques and progression is not based on ability. No products to sell to schools and arrogant when dealing with customers

    Cons

    Management, cliques. Communication is poor. Services have been outsourced, views not listened to by management. Expect lots for little retueb

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow people to be promoted because they know somebody

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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