White Young Green

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  1.  

    Project Support Officer , suppprt the project team in acomplishment of the project's objectives with administration and

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    Former Employee - Project Support Officer in Pristina (Kosovo)
    Former Employee - Project Support Officer in Pristina (Kosovo)

    I worked at White Young Green full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    working with professional staff and learn alot from them

    Cons

    it is hard to get job with, only highly prpffessional and strong recomamdations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at White Young Green full-time

    Pros

    Good staff. Friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    Slow career progression. Limited assistance with CPD.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Better in bygone years. Acquisition of a dozen small companies in different sectors to form one super-sized didn't work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at White Young Green full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Huge opportunities for international travel, especially if willing to relocate on a project by project basis (6month - 2 years cycle, but ad-hoc and little say in where). Independence to work alone, good for self-starters.

    Cons

    Tries but fails to be a professional services company to too many sectors. Old school management in HQ, bums on seats philosophy . Appalling HR, minimal appraisals (2 in 10 years), no CPD. Compensation below average. Huge number of redundancies 2010-2011. Debt issues. Check out share price WYG PLC (WYG.L)

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

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at White Young Green

    Pros

    I was contractor for 7 month. The salaries are OK. The people whom I worked also nice.

    Cons

    The bureaucratization as usual. The top management will not talk to u.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyed my Development - got out just in time

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    Former Employee - Engineering Geologist in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineering Geologist in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at White Young Green

    Pros

    I joined a company that has just been bought out but WYG and the 'old' ethos remained. i worked under an excellent direct manager and my career certainly advance greatly during my 4 years there. when a bigger and better opportunity came along i took ti and moved overseas, since the time i have left the company has been shaken to the core by the global financial problems and is a shadow of its former self

    Cons

    the reputation of certain offices and even certain managers severly affected the comnpnies reputation and i was often left trying to explain how my office was different from this. no question that some offices and sectors are far stronger than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the top senior management (RD and above) are very detached from the workforce, particularly at a time when they should have been 'in the trenches' establishing the best way out of the mire they were in

    No opinion of CEO
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    Fiddled while Rome burned!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at White Young Green

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging assignments - although management promising clients that a twenty page report can be polished off in half a day was a common occurence.

    Cons

    Global recession approaching so one would expect the board and the senior exec to be implementing strategies to combat the downturn. Instead they spent hundreds of man-hours and millions of pounds designing a new corporate logo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people you abandoned when the company ran into problems ARE actually people - not just numbers on a spreadsheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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