Work Group Reviews

Updated May 8, 2015
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  1. Friendly, supportive and collaborative environment

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

    I have been working at Work Group

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Management gives you lots of support to succeed. They care about you and are willing to listen to your opinions.
    Fun working environment.
    Friendly colleagues.
    Teams in different countries work collaboratively.

    Cons

    The benefits package can be improved to be more competitive.
    We do great work for our clients to attract talent, but too little has been done to help brand ourselves as an employer of choice.

    Advice to Management

    Develop short-term and long-term action plans and strategies for different business lines. Share with your employees.


  2. Interesting, fun, freedom and opportunity with exposure to new work areas.

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

    I have been working at Work Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Freedom to own and shape your work area with the support of management when you know what you want and can demonstrate it's value to the business. Some great people and a great atmosphere within which to work.

    Cons

    No articulation of the overall business direction and a lack of alignment of the different work areas.

    Advice to Management

    Direction, strategy, business plan!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Amazing Team, Poor Management

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

    I have been working at Work Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Highly skilled innovative team, great atmosphere, supportive mentoring, positive and enthusiastic environment, interesting and varied work

    Cons

    Poor management; management is badly structured and under skilled. Ineffective decision making and a lack of support for the wealth of talent available has led to a steep decline in quality, retention of clients, progression and moral. Potential is undeveloped, reporting lacks transparency and reputation is at risk

    Advice to Management

    Streamline management layers, talk to the people on the ground and get back on track


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Some fine people; a lot learnt"

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

    I worked at Work Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really bright people to work with; and in the early days, a real desire to do things differently. Still has a strong reputation.

    Cons

    Lack of vision for the business; and no firm leadership. It has struggled post-2008, and there have been some odd recruitment and management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Be disruptive once again. In what is a very competitive market, there needs to be a very clear vision and purpose. Take control.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Incompetent Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Work Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, hard working teams

    Cons

    Bad management, poor board decisions and constant, pointless changes/restructures which have only ever led to detrimental consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Take some to think


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for.

    • 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 Work Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Great clients.

    Cons

    Not much of internal advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people from within the company and stop hiring incompetent people who can't deliver what is required of their role.


  8. It's the best in the industry - but improvements could be made.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Work Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very intelligent and diverse in their abilities.

    Cons

    The leadership is out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Be more positive. Have more fun. Remind us what we stand for.


  9. OK

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

    I have been working at Work Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An OK place to work

    Cons

    Lots of stairs going upwards

    Advice to Management

    Make it more OK


  10. We try to practice what we preach...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Work Group

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fantastic team of people who love what they do. We come from all sorts of backgrounds and age groups and everyone has an opportunity to contribute - there's no such thing as a silly idea. We also started off as a very small company and now despite the fact that we have grown a lot and opened offices around the world, we try hard to maintain a small company environment.

    Cons

    We are ambitious and 'good enough' is never good enough. This environment doesn't suit everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with staff at all levels


  11. Work by name, work by nature

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

    I worked at Work Group

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    There is the potential to be involved in stimulating work with high-profile global clients on a regular basis. There is also plenty of variety form one day to the next because you work with a number of client organisations on a range of different projects. Many of your coleagues are highly experienced and skilled but there is also the potential to pass on your own experience and knowledge through mentoring and training opportunities.

    Cons

    Like all businesses in the communications sector, the organisation can demand long-hours to meet the rquired deadines. This mean that key personnel often find theselves working far longer than many of theri colleagues.Needs more focus on work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Greater involvement of middle management in operational decisions



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