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Radley Yeldar Reviews

Updated November 8, 2018
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Radley Yeldar Joint Managing Director Carl Radley
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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, culture and flexible working hours. Diverse clientele which gives you the chance to create some of your best work for some of the best, most inspiring companies out there.

    Cons

    No negatives really. It's a great place to work at!


  2. "Nice company and people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good clients, friendly atmosphere, social scene

    Cons

    Difficult to fit in due to number of people that have worked there for 10+ years

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Shoreditch, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Shoreditch, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely community feel and supportive team - great to work for a family-run business rather than a faceless conglomerate.

    Cons

    Work load can be inconsistent - this is due to reporting season, a nature of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!

    Radley Yeldar Response

    Oct 26, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to share your views, as you know we are passionate about our independence. It’s nice to hear that that helps us stand out. The reporting season is a brilliant part of our... More


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    – Great building to work in
    – Lovely people
    – Straight talking teams

    Cons

    – Cant think of any cons

    Radley Yeldar Response

    Apr 17, 2018 – Recruitment Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to share how you feel. We are an agency going through change - we’ve been around for 30 years and are setting ourselves up to thrive over the next 30 years! We use our... More


  5. "Lovely RY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Radley Yeldar full-time

    Pros

    Great people, family feel, the senior team really care

    Cons

    Grown a lot and therefore lost some of its magic

    Advice to Management

    Keep true to your roots

    Radley Yeldar Response

    Nov 16, 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Growing for sure brings its challenges. Some days feels like we have cracked the art of making magic with our culture, only to be brought back down to earth! Running an agency is a bit like life - we... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Print & Mailing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Print & Mailing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Print & Mailing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, some really nice people, a great blend of work hard play hard, great team feeling. Carl Radley is a wonderful boss & a lovely bloke, sharp, shrewd & to the point. He says it like it is & that's all you need in a boss.

    Cons

    Poor pay for experience & skills required, no chance to evolve within the role or elsewhere within the buisness after bringing up ongoing problems several times. No option for training to broaden skill set. Large turnover of staff (might be the norm within agencies?) but you had new people trying to learn off of other pretty new people & it just didn't work very well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, listen & act if possible & if not advise why - don't just leave people hanging. Key people were leaving only to rejoins to get that increase in salary that you'd probably turned down previously. Have new starters work CLOSELY with good team members to properly learn the ropes & the way things should be done

    Radley Yeldar Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Thanks for your views, glad you enjoyed your time. A bit embarrassed about “wonderful boss” but thank you.

    On pay, we review everyone’s regularly and believe we’re paying market rate. That said... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great bunch of people and a friendly atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radley Yeldar full-time

    Pros

    Great People
    Nice location (particularly for people on the east side of London)
    Competitive salaries
    Looked after

    Cons

    Workload can be a bit repetitive for some teams
    Long hours can really sap the energy and enthusiasm of the workforce (especially the older we get)

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in youth. Fresh minds and youthful energy help to invigorate the workplace, workforce and the business overall.

    Radley Yeldar Response

    Aug 8, 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Diversity creates an interesting and creative workplace. Thanks for being part of it.
    Carl x

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Disingenuous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Radley Yeldar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent creatives, truly talented individuals.
    Flat structure, some opportunities for development.
    Owner of the business and leadership team mean well.

    Cons

    I worked within a group of individuals who said all the right things but didn't actually do what they were paid to do. It was laced with backstabbing predominantly by those who had been there longest...and this part of the business I later learned was something of an ever revolving door. The notion of 'team' was often referred to but was largely lip service. My immediate boss didn't lead from the front and seemed scared to have an opinion most of the time and offered no clarity. If an individual had a good idea or was particularly successful in their duties the others would actually ignore the colleague. High staff turnover at the time I joined was an immediate worry and at every quarterly review by the leadership team everyone felt vulnerable and there would be some redundancies. It felt unwelcoming despite best intentions from the leadership who are full of ideas but seem detached from the day to day. Also if you openly complimented a director it would mean by default that you would be an enemy of another director...yes this really happens as without knowing it you have chosen a side.

    Advice to Management

    Full of respect for the owner but surprised by inertia in certain parts of the business and how employees parade as busy but seemingly do little.

    Radley Yeldar Response

    Aug 8, 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Thanks for recognising our creative team and for your open review. I do understand most of the points you make and can see how our transitioning business can, unfortunately, create difficulties for... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Entry level positions"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great work-space
    - Very friendly culture
    - Lots of cross-pollination between segments of the company
    - More senior colleagues are always willing to give helpful advice

    Cons

    - In a trendy and expensive neighborhood
    - commuter rush-hour through central London can be hectic

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. The way everyone works together and the camaraderie is what makes this company such a great place to work!

    Radley Yeldar Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Very glad to hear you’re enjoying your time at RY, thank you for spending the time to share your thoughts. When we started RY 30 years ago the area was a bit run down, so personally I am happy it’s... More


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Radley Yeldar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice people
    Excellent benefits
    Great experience on CV

    Cons

    Complacency amongst staff that have been there for a long time
    It's not a meritocracy - what you know and how well you work is not as important as who you are friends with at RY
    Too much politics and individuals with their own agendas in senior positions