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Zen Internet Overview

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www.zen.co.uk
Rochdale, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
1995
Company - Private
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
BT, Plusnet, Gamma
Seeking enlightenment through your ISP? Zen Internet, founded in 1995 and one of the earliest commercial providers of Internet access in the UK, still gets high marks from customers. Zen Internet continues to provide dial-up, network, and broadband services to business and ... Read more

Zen Internet Reviews

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    "Great Starter Job for those with no ambition"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Rochdale, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Rochdale, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zen Internet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Training
    Good Staff
    Good Canteen
    Good for slacking off
    Good for those who aren't ready for a real job
    Great if you can talk your way to the top.

    Cons

    Basically overstaffed, too many people, not enough work.
    Great if you like browsing the web all day
    No competent feedback, the senior staff are walking examples of the peter principle
    very laddish culture, don't apply if you've ever read The Guardian
    Bit of a joke in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously cut down on staff, starting with the team leaders. Your team is underworked and over paid, with a few good eggs keeping the rest of them afloat.

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    Programmer Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochdale, England (UK)
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Zen Internet (Rochdale, England (UK)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    F2F interview for 2.5h. Very thorough but in a relaxed atmosphere as well. They shared a lot of information on the company and the role description.
    Deep dive into the CV and pretty much a text book interview.

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