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Foresight Group Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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3.2
51%
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Foresight Group CEO Bernard Fairman (no image)
Bernard Fairman
6 Ratings
  1. "Good Intentions, too focused on near term goals"

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foresight Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very switched on, experienced technical team. Ambitious leadership. Decent work life balance.

    Cons

    Poor middle management focused on their own goals rather than that of the company.

    Foresight Group2019-10-13
  2. "Good progress but could achieve more to excel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foresight Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, highly capable team that is friendly and collaborative. Decent senior managers versus other PE funds Relatively transparent on compensation. Great deal exposure for juniors. Great sales team who continue to bring in new fund capital.

    Cons

    Compensation is not the best in the market. Benefits are way behind market. They chase too many things (on new investments) and need to focus more. Bit too much of being a busy fool. Also senior deal makers are not supported enough. Systems and processes are really behind for a £3bn asset manager. Investment needed. Appraisal and development process is woeful.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in systems and people and you could have a real winner in the PE / Infrastructure market.

    Foresight Group2019-06-30
  3. Helpful (1)

    "senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Foresight Group full-time

    Pros

    the work - life balance is great as people are pretty relaxed

    Cons

    this is a sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    retire!

    Foresight Group2019-04-16
  4. "Fantastic Company - Great Exposure"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foresight Group

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly and intelligent colleagues. Fantastic deal exposure and a great place to learn.

    Cons

    No real cons. Well thought out compensation and benefits.

    Foresight Group2018-04-07
  5. "Group of COmpanies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foresight Group full-time

    Pros

    Very kind boss. Nice environment

    Cons

    The companies personal expenses are too high

    Foresight Group2017-08-05
  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Foresight Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. good company ethic and great team. sociable and friendly and management are great.

    Cons

    Don't really have any, in the past movement has been slow but now is a great time to be part of it. progression, pay and balance are well thought out.

    Foresight Group2017-05-30
  7. "Solid Start"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Foresight Group

    Pros

    Great Team and entrepreneurial company spirit

    Cons

    Very unorganised internal procedures throughout

    Foresight Group2017-02-16
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Cut-throat, no ethical/compassionate standards"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Foresight Group

    Pros

    There are perks to the job, good travel/food allowance, can-do attitude.

    Cons

    Too much firing for a small company. You don't fit the "idea" of a perfect employee, you are fired without explanation; no misconduct necessary. Personally, I'm glad I never have to see the chairman's face ever again nor pay lip-service (as everyone does, then it's a different story behind his back). Breeds atmosphere of unhappiness. As supportive as an old pair of tights.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff as human beings. They will repay you with genuine respect, which you do not have nor do you warrant.

    Foresight Group2015-01-15
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