I have been working at Reading Room full-time
Good holidays (depending on your contract)
Can be good clients and projects.
Music in the office
Tight deadlines, often working extra hours
Badly priced projects
Poor comms internally
Afraid to say no to clients
Middle and upper management often out of touch
Last min switching of teams
Getting a pay rise is difficult
When senior staff leave they are often replaced with juniors
Idox havent a clue what to do with the company
Advice to Management
Listen to staff, stop underpricing projects, communicate more efficiently
Very insensitive interview process. Applied for a position that was advertised for the melbourne office. Head of recruitment in APAC personally contacts me and asks me to answer a long questionnaire about my experiences, why I'd like to work for reading room, current position, etc. Spend a lot of time and effort filling up this form and send it off to them. She then contacts me to say that the position is not available for Melbourne but for other cities in Australia.
Ridiculous waste of time. The ethical thing to do would be to just update the position description on the website or check if the role is still vacant in Melbourne before contacting me.
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