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Pros
  • great benefits and flexible work schedule (in 3 reviews)

  • Nice compensation for the right positions, Good benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very inflexible work life balance - there is none (in 3 reviews)

  • The business model is unethical regardless of how they try to spin it (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Loads of change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enthusiastic and friendly colleagues
    Offices local to city centre

    Cons

    Change and restructure chaotic
    Poor senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    Manage your direct reports,
    Eliminate empire building and focus on moving forward together


  2. "Totalitarian Management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Peers are incredibly dedicated, intelligent and supportive (IT dept. in Nottingham & Bicester)
    - Good HR
    - CIO is great
    - Nice offices
    - Free tea, coffee and milk (Nottingham)
    - You can have more than 1 screen
    - You have the option to work from home
    - Water cooler with cold water

    Cons

    - Totalitarian management - level above and IT senior management
    - Management very clearly do not get on, which causes great animosity
    - Stressful, pressurized environment which operates blame culture
    - You continuously have to watch your back and watch out for the politics within the department
    - Having to work more hours than you are contracted to complete your work activities
    - Some poor processes which cause confusion and issues. People do not have chance to improve due to level of work and management not being aligned
    - Made to feel inferior if you worked your way up within the company
    - The worst working environment I have ever been in

    Please note that the majority of these cons have been drawn from the last year to 18 months within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start again with your management team. It has brought an appalling working environment and is slowly destroying the good points of the department.


  3. "AVOID - UK Head Office - DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DFC Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free instant coffee.
    Staff under management can be OK with caution.
    Free toilet paper.
    Recommend working for HR.
    Managed around one year with excruciating pain.

    Cons

    Staff worked in DFC for years are part of the family and business, they do not welcome new people.
    New people are a threat.
    New people are not so welcomed.
    Financial changes affects the business and cut backs are very likely.
    Management back stabbing each other for positions.
    The staff are fake have no idea what work / life balance.
    Nottingham UK office dirty, old technology and rundown.
    Toilets are terrible.
    Management ask staff to write glass door reviews as you can see.
    Top management are Devils, U.K. Ceo money greedy.
    Do not work here, lack of facilities, culture at all time low, backward thinkers.

    Advice to Management

    CEO UK fake man of the year award (Delboy think about staff)
    Top management - your manager friend is stabbing you in the back, wake up.
    Invest in employees, facilities, car park, benefits - senior managers get the bonus money and staff left confused


  4. "Made to work in ways that were not customer, but profit centric"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Head in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Department Head in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's easy to shine or keep up as many of the staff lack basic business skills - right up the ladder

    Cons

    Profit is the only focus and the profit gets paid to a small number of people. In a year when record profits arrived, staff got a 2% pay rise, but the UK MDis reputed to have earned $1m according to reports on the net...

    Advice to Management

    If you plan and actually have, and share a 5 year plan, customers might feature as being important and so prop depuis be proud of best they do


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Rapidly Expanding Company with Good Prospects for Growth"

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

    Pros

    Expansions bring with it good opportunities for personal development and also travel internationally.
    There is minimal management interference in your day-to-day work load and you just left to 'get on with it'. While this may not suit most people it is a refreshing change for me.

    Cons

    Legislative changes may kerb the current business model and things cold change overnight.

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings....more doings.....


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