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Serco Group Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Best place to learn the process and an awesome environment to work with professional and friendly people (in 30 reviews)

  • work life balance is good in company (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management never fulfilled their promise about hikes and such (in 26 reviews)

  • no,work life balance is little bit issue in Serco (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Sad deterioration of a great company."

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    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Northampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Northampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serco Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people and teamwork at sharp end of operations

    Cons

    Too many chiefs with ego
    Lack of investment
    Serco values preached but not a reality
    Lack of operational knowledge in middle managers

    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder than words. Look after your workforce and clear out the greedy, egotistical middle managers only interested in their own career and bonuses.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serco Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, good work hours

    Cons

    Not much room for movement within the company

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Serco Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance is good in company

    Cons

    bad management in company need improvement


  4. "Only stayed a few months"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serco Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My co-workers in my team were friendly

    Cons

    The role was not what it was sold to me as. Highly understaffed and overstretched with no ability for me to provide a good level of customer service. I expressed concerns about staffing levels (as did the rest of the team) but nothing was done. I would never work there again. I felt like I was treading water everyday and not progressing. At one point I was the only person in our team there for a week and was expected to keep on top of my own and my co-workers workload. It was far too stressful with the promises being too different from the reality. There was no training plan and I was expected to run with a bespoke IT system with no user guide. Absolute shambles!

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic in what you can offer to the clients and stop understaffing to save money.


  5. "Downward spiral"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, good atmosphere and teamwork

    Cons

    Shocking management, lack of investment and impetus to improve the business

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time looking around the world looking for work and build some products worth buying


  6. "Child Support Agency contract"

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    Former Employee - Finance Caseworker in Bolton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance Caseworker in Bolton, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Serco Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay ok for admin/clerical based work.
    On the whole, as long as you get on with the job your paid for, should have no problems.
    Training much improved over the last couple of years, so better equipped when new on floor.
    Chance for people to move up the ladder if they want to.
    All staff kept up to date with redundancy information, so there were no surprises.

    Cons

    Very pressurised with sometimes difficult targets depending on which work flow was currently being dealt with .
    As with all companies, managers not always working to the same standard with staff. During personal emergencies, can be shown little empathy or be fully supported depending on which manager.
    Contract ending, little effort seems to have been put in to gain new work for the area, and provide stability for the workers. Disappointing considering the commitment they claim to have had to the people working for them, and employment in the area.

    Advice to Management

    As above. No opinion on CEO as no idea what impact he had on the closure of the site.


  7. "business analyst in India"

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

    I worked at Serco Group part-time

    Pros

    excellent. I wrked in Inida not in USA

    Cons

    Not too much growth. Again in Inida not in USA

  8. "Deteriorating workplace"

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serco Group full-time

    Pros

    Casual/Dress down days on Fridays
    Large parking space for staff

    Cons

    Self centred management
    Micromanagement
    Relentless and highly pressurised working environment
    Average salary
    Lack of development and training opportunities


  9. "Serco and its good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serco Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good holiday allowance, follow procedures to a T

    Cons

    Average salaries, too much 'management'


  10. "It's the biggest small company I have worked for !"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serco Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very dependent on the contract you are on but it's very diverse and so if you are able to be flexible on location there are loads of different career alternatives. Not as political as many company's I've worked for.

    Generally good people to work with

    The explanation of the above title is that as it's very contract centric many decisions are made locally and there is the opportunity to be creative.

    Cons

    It's a services company and so budgets are very tight and financial achievement is a constant priority. As such salaries are on the low side but you can overcome this by working hard and getting promoted.

    You are working on contracts and as such you can only be relatively certain of your job security for the length of the contract.

    Advice to Management

    Spend as much time looking at your people as you do your revenue and margin lines


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