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WCN Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great introduction to pure recruitment software.

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

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

    Pros

    Positive attitude towards work / life balance, incredible customer base, historically award winning / best in class tech, a sustained hiring strategy more recently in key business areas, one of the largest tech teams (some serious talent with a wealth of experience) dedicated to rec software in uk, location (if out of london floats your boat as it does mine), autonomy. Some exciting plans underway around improving delivery model and certain business areas. Excellent oportunities for junior support and System analyst staff (regular promotions / moves into other business units), new uk md is having very positive impact on company.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation over recent years, poor customer satisfaction reviews, fire fighting environment, product roadmap driven by what a developer thinks would improve platform rather than any strategic customer focussed roadmap, bit too relaxed environment means some people in all business units could be giving less than 100%, struggling to make the move from small to medium sized business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Currently managent team seem to have a cohesive vision, majority of key staff can see this and its having a positive impact on environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good people and high level work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at WCN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    WCN runs more products; I have worked in the vX team for more than 2 years and a half. Everybody in the team is really nice and easy going, the work environment is relaxed and employees get a lots of freedom and flexible time. I had really nice time in the office and also at the pub, with collegues. The level is really high and there is a lots to learn.

    Cons

    My experience was really satisfying, I don't recall any bad side at the moment...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going like this!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Growing company with friendly and flexible environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WCN

    Pros

    - Friendly atmosphere
    - Flexible working hours
    - Working from home possible
    - Strong software development team
    - Company growing at healthy pace

    Cons

    - Employee appraisal / career development process could be more structured

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more structured appraisals / career development processes in place but avoid the bureaucracy this involves in many companies. Keep friendly, flexible atmostphere in place as company grows.

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  5.  

    Relaxed atmosphere but lack of professionalism, no training, no progression opportunities

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

    I worked at WCN

    Pros

    Friendly
    Relaxed working hours
    Working from home
    Relaxed dress code
    Bonus (only in a heavily profitable year)
    A good way to get 'foot in the door' in a software house environment
    No pressure

    Cons

    No training
    No appraisals
    Lack of professionalism in dealings with colleagues
    Dress code is too relaxed
    Most staff have a total disrespect for management + company procedure/policy
    Pay is poor compared to the market
    The company employs weak people and seems to do nothing about them
    Technical department are difficult to deal with, say no to everything..
    Senior staff don't take accountability when things go wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff require a structured environment to work in. This means good training, appraisals and a vision of where they are going. Everyone disagrees with the way things are run and this leads to a real negative feel about the place. Pay people better, get rid of the rubbish and re-set a level of discipline and productivity will increase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hell on Earth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting
    Current Employee - Consulting

    I have been working at WCN

    Pros

    - Interesting work
    - Somewhat intelligent people
    - Opportunity to grow
    - Focus on results
    - Fast paced
    - Equity

    Cons

    - Poor management
    - Work can be exhausting with little reward in the form of higher compensation
    - No balance, same cases over and over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to get your act together and provide everyone with more opportunities to grow. You don't know anything and when someone tries to correct you're thinking, (politely) the general response is not to tell them they are wrong!

    No opinion of CEO

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