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Avensure Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Pleasant working environment, friendly helpful colleagues good management communication" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great opportunity to develop for those working in employment law for a while and also for those who may be newer to the field or moving from HR roles" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Since being employed by this company, there are no cons that come to mind in terms of working for Avensure" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Business With Family Values"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avensure full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Working environment, just like the good old days. Great service, ability to earn fabulous money and the directors call me whilst in the field just to have a catch up rather than micromanaging all the time.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Please don't change your approach, I joined two years ago after working for a similar company where I was simply a number but you have welcomed me into your family/business and it's a pleasure to work for you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Superb company to work for!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avensure full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Superb company. I joined 12 months ago from a competitor where I had been for nearly 15 years. Obviously a huge step having been there for so long, however the best decision I could have made.

    Everything the Director said he would do for me at the start, he has done. I have had a promotion already with steps in place to develop me even further.

    Great team, Great people and Great Directors. If you are after a career and want to be looked after, this is the place to be!!

    Cons

    None whatsoever. Everything positive from me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  3. "I've never looked back!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avensure full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many HR / EL firms out there who, "claim to be different". But when you strip back the layers , they're all pretty much the same.
    Having spent the last 22 years working as an HR Consultamt (in many guises), it was totally refreshing to come across, "Avensure".
    They are, "Client Focussed, morally sound and believers in integrity"
    They do the, "right thing" for their clients, every time!

    Cons

    None come to mind. Maybe additional bonuses after five years service!

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. We're making a much welcomed dent in the industry by telling our clients The Truth!
    Unlike our competitors, who falsely tell businesses, "The sky will fall in", unless you sign up,with them!
    I prefer to be rational and honest! Which is a view I know our Senior management Team agree with and support.


  4. "The grass is definitely greener"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employment Law Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Employment Law Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Approachable management. The company employs legal professionals across all ages and experience levels. This genuinely means our clients get the best level of expertise and as a professional you are working in an environment where knowledge and experience is shared. Great opportunity to develop for those working in employment law for a while and also for those who may be newer to the field or moving from HR roles.

    Cons

    Office can get a bit noisy but we're busy so it's to be expected.
    Annual pay reviews would be great.
    More career development opportunities but I think this is something being worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partnership Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Partnership Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avensure full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is actively conscious of staff satisfaction and regularly conducts employee feedback meetings where both ideas and complaints are listened to and addressed at a director level.
    Salarys are extremely competitive, and generous bonuses and team incentives.
    Friendly and approachable management at senior and Director level
    Great CSR focus, and genuine interest in giving back to the community.
    Company is growing.

    Cons

    None that I personally experienced.


  6. "Avensure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avensure full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I would like to say that working at Avensure was a fantastic journey, I learnt a lot about business the good times and the bad, but even though i am no longer at the company i would highly recommend any potential candidate to grab an opportunity to be apart of a truly great company.

    Cons

    More Holidays
    Equal Benefits for all staff

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff!
    These are the backbone, the drive and the determination of the company. Remember these individuals are the reason Avensure has thrived and will continue to do so.


  7. "Glad to be part of a growing start up!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Management Trainee in Watford, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Management Trainee in Watford, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avensure full-time

    Pros

    I get to work with national & international brands! Work closely with experts in the industry
    More opportunity to grow & travel with the company
    Work place / Environment like no other- motivational & encouraging!
    Team nights are great
    Everyone is excited to develop & learn
    Great skills to develop throughout the training

    Cons

    Sometimes can deal with negative customers
    Long commute for me
    More parking spaces please!

    Advice to Management

    Great work, looking forward what we can achieve by the end of this year!

  8. "Satisfying & Rewarding Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avensure full-time

    Pros

    Good hands on managers who listen and care about me.
    A caring company.
    Regular employee engagement meetings so we can voice opinions and ideas.
    Great colleagues
    Great benefits
    Good social life and regular events and parties put on by the company
    I feel a part of something special and I am happy.
    Good bonuses

    Cons

    Don't always get what I want but atleast they listen and act on what I say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work you have a great team


  9. "The Avensure Way"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisor in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Advisor in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Avensure is full of incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff who are all trying to pull in the same direction to provide clients with a very personal and unique service.

    It is a pleasure to come to work in the morning, Consultancy can be stressful, however, since joining Avensure I have never had that Monday morning sinking feeling about coming to work.

    Management, including the Directors are very approachable and are always available to help - Doors are always open.

    Staff are allowed to get on with their jobs and are not micro-managed .

    There is a great atmosphere in the office, staff are not in fear of losing their jobs for enjoying their working day.

    Cons

    An increased benefits and salary package would be appreciated.

    Office space is currently a problem but this is being addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to listen to staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "They genuinely want to provide a better experience for their clients"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employment Law Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Employment Law Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avensure full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Genuinely believe that they want to provide exceptional service to all of their clients.
    Experienced staff
    Growing company
    Good location
    Recently introduced a number of employee engagement strategies which are working really well.

    Cons

    There is a culture of favourites in teams. If your face doesn't fit or if you question the status quo, you're seen as a trouble maker.
    If you're a friend of a manager, you can get away with anything.
    There is no consistency where salary is concerned.
    No salary reviews even though this has been promised for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need training too. They shouldn't have favourites. Notice the good in other people, not just your friends.
    You should pay the market rate, not what you think you can get away with otherwise you will lose valuable staff to your competitors.