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  1. "Intimidating Interview"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    The company are divided into 2 with their sister company Bridge Fibre occupying a small part of the building on the ground floor.

    Staff are very welcoming and friendly when you come into the reception area, from both Bridge Fibre and Bridge Partners.

    From the outside looking in, it appears to be a great company to work for, if you actually got the job there.

    Interviewer has some clear but open questions, but more or less seemingly straight forward if you can provide the right responses.

    Cons

    Company is not easy to find without having access to a vehicle, their location has no direct path from the train station if you are walking. You have to travel across a difficult road section and walk on the grass bank and pass by a busy cement mixer yard.

    If you are one of the Neuro-Diverse you should not apply for a job within this company. Only suitable for those who are Neuro-Typical minded.

    The reasons for this are because the guy who interviewed me face to face Allister/David was very hard to read and had no facial expressions whatsoever. Even if you tried ice breakers it would still be very hard to reach this guy.

    Therefore, as a ND minded individual it would be a very uncomfortable interview where you would struggle to respond to open ended questions that lack specifics.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open, respond to ice breakers better and work with the potential employees as they would already be nervous.

    Having no facial expressions and no ability to see how a person is feeling, then carrying on in a typical format is not the way you interview people. It might work for some NT minded individuals, but not all. It certainly won't work for Those who are ND minded.


  2. "Platform for success!"

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

    I have been working at Bridge Partners (United Kingdom) full-time

    Pros

    They gave me a chance in a new career in IT, warm, friendly, lovely offices and great people, fantastic benefits and profit sharing scheme really amazing!

    Cons

    Inability to book Christmas holidays off in advance of October is a little bit of a pain

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, a few more company meetings wouldn't go amiss!

  3. "On balance, a good opportunity for technically trained people. All others, beware."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridge Partners (United Kingdom) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good effort to encourage social interaction between staff
    -Great coffee machine
    -Decent salary and good company bonus scheme
    -A good place to pick up and go if you are technically trained at low/mid-level experience.

    Cons

    -If you are not technically trained you will not get trained here. You will essentially be thrown to the wolves. Little support and absolutely no training scheme. You expected to learn skills simply by watching others work. This is not how training works! Not enough guidance or feedback.
    -No training in customer service or telephone manner.
    -Overall not a good place to join at lowest level.

    Advice to Management

    Actually train your service desk team staff. If "quality" is one of your key points, invest in training your people.

    Stop advertising to recruit candidates from non-IT backgrounds. It is not going to work until you invest in training them properly.


  4. "Small company mentality. Small minded management."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bridge Partners (United Kingdom) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Varied work and plenty of opportunity to get out of the office. Effort is made towards social activities. Company bonus scheme. Supposed to be a friendly small company.

    Cons

    Management. Most interesting work is given to 10% of the workforce. Supposedly friendly working environment eventually turns to a blame-culture and witch-hunting.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise internal skills, stop giving work exclusively to certain people, leaving everyone else to do boring support work. Tighten up on middle management, specifically, those incapable of making decisions by themselves or take responsibility for them. With regards to the top-tier management, get a hobby, stop micro-managing. Play golf all day and force middle management to take on more responsibility.