CIPD Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2021

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Peter Cheese
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Easy culture, free lunch, people stay for a long time(in 21 reviews)

  • "Ownership of campaigns, good work life balance culture(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Slow decision making and SLT each have their own agenda(in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management are removed from the hands on operations and therefore new structures and strategies aren't always in line with business practices(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      Apr 23, 2021 - Systems Support Analyst in Wimbledon, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours Free lunch before lockdown Beautiful building

      Cons

      Honestly, nothing that I can think off.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work, good people

      Apr 15, 2021 - Marketing Executive in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, good cause, comfortable offices and work-life balance

      Cons

      Lack of opportunities for progression, high workload, poor systems/tech

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Pushing out better advice than is internally seen

      Apr 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some very lovely, lovely people doing the right thing by the profession. Strong and impressive SLT.

      Cons

      Passive aggressive, conflict avoidance, expectations of long hours with a huge meetings culture, and sadly doesn't abide by it's outward facing advice.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lovely company to work for

      Mar 8, 2021 - Programmer Manager in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent people management practices, competent colleagues, flexible and agile, clear purpose and lived values

      Cons

      Initially, it can be difficult to collaborate when working remotely - but that's probably true of any remote employer

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      NA

      Apr 13, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Wimbledon, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Close to the station Working from benefits

      Cons

      Don't pay enough Too many unnecessary meetings

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people

      Mar 1, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting subject matter, great colleagues and opportunities to learn and develop

      Cons

      Location (Wimbledon) can be tricky to reach

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Can't Wait to Leave

      Feb 8, 2021 - Administrative in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being able to work from home during lockdown and not having to face the god-awful office politics and sycophant CEO fan club.

      Cons

      Clearly a case of do as we say, not as we do. It never fails to amuse when I see the public face CIPD projects for members and employers, and the reality of what happens in-house. Very badly lead and just unpleasant place to work.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      HR Institute full of narcissistic people that trails all the way to their international offices

      Mar 5, 2021 - Employer Solutions in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Some really nice people especially the admins and non managers

      Cons

      Conceited, arrogant “heads of” departments rife with narcissistic people who think........they’re the experts in people and HR

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Nice place to work but culture of nepotism, stagnation and superficiality let it down.

      Jan 25, 2020 - QUALIFICATIONS in Wimbledon, England, England
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      Pros

      * Some absolutely lovely staff/colleagues. * Flexible working. * Free lunch. * Opportunities to get involved in additional projects.

      Cons

      * Limited progression opportunities for hard working staff. * Tendency to reward those with the 'gift of the gab' rather than those who deliver tangible output for the business. * Rife with nepotism. * Passive-aggressive culture. * Business is astonishingly slow at implementing meaningful change. * Senior management often seem more preoccupied with the company public image rather than addressing its' internal operations/infrastructure/staff concerns. * Lack of inclusion and diversity in some directorates (e.g. particular directorates more than 90% white heterosexual female only). Odd for a company publicly proclaiming itself as "diverse and inclusive".

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      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      NA

      Oct 19, 2020 - Technical Architect in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, benefits, Friendly environment, customer oriented

      Cons

      Technical progression, pay, career growth

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