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Virgin Group Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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  1. "Great Company Culture, Limited Growth Oportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    I love the company image and culture, and working with international guests.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth, ad the economy has effected salaries too

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to feedback and ideas from employees, and reward the good ones you have!


  2. "Executives failing upwards"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun place to work, good people

    Cons

    Completely incompetent management, spendthrifts, idiots, fools.

    Advice to Management

    You are not Movie producers, live with it. Don't spend money like drunken sailors.

  3. "Virgin's a mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's an incredibly hip place to work - definitely fun.

    Cons

    Work like a dog - not great oversight from Virgin Board.

    Advice to Management

    Know what goes on in all the areas - senior mgmt just a lot of bs.


  4. "Virgin Charter is an amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial environment, smart and humble people, and relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Start-up company so did not have the same name recognition. Bonus that it is a Virgin Group company.

    Advice to Management

    Very understanding and respectful


  5. "Virgin Review"

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

    I have been working at Virgin Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Very friendly

    Cons

    Sretched with too much to do and too little time and resource


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No diversity"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager in Paddington, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager in Paddington, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with AMAZING BENEFITS!

    Cons

    There is no diversity in upper or lower management. HR are prejudice in people team management which doesn't help

    Advice to Management

    HR - people team. We need some diversity in teams and offer training courses.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people - creative, fun and very smart

    Cons

    Very profit driven but it is an investment company so only to be expected

  8. "Sales associate at Virgin Megastore"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Enjoyed learning about new music
    Pretty low stress
    Good coworkers
    Relatively easy job
    Liked being able to read the books and magazines

    Cons

    Low pay, with few raises (.25 cents after a year)
    Frequently understaffed
    Management is non very hands-on
    Annoying customers
    Too many closing tasks

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the stores are well staffed enough - I was sometimes one of two people in the entire store working the floor and registers (and the store was huge)
    Increase the pay and raises