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Virtual College Ilkley Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2019

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Virtual College CEO Rod Knox
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  1. "Collaborative, Positive and Grown Up"

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    Current Employee - Head of Sales in Ilkley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Our people and our reason for being. The working environment is unlike other places I have worked for the right reasons. There is an authentic and genuine desire for collective success.

    Cons

    Parking can be challenging for those that commute to work by car.

    Virtual College2019-07-25
  2. "Great place in the heart Ilkley town."

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    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Ilkley, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virtual College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and accommodating work culture. I love the weekly fruit baskets ! :)

    Cons

    Nothing to mention at the moment.

    Virtual College2019-06-28

    Virtual College Response

    July 25, 2019HR Assistant

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Virtual College. We are pleased to hear that you feel Virtual College has a friendly and accommodating work culture. As part of our wellbeing initiative, we provide weekly fruit baskets for all staff and we regularly hear ...

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  3. "Really happy that I took this role"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Ilkley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic, friendly people. Forward looking and embracing change Great location Respect for knowledge and experience, trust to get on with the job, the right sort of interest in what I'm doing and appreciation for my efforts.

    Cons

    Nit picking but initial holiday entitlement could be higher

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.

    Virtual College2019-06-28

    Virtual College Response

    July 25, 2019HR Assistant

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Virtual College. We are pleased to hear that you feel Virtual College has fantastic and friendly people – we agree! It is great that you can recognise that we are forward thinking and embrace change. We agree that the town ...

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  4. "Positive progress is underway"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ilkley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Ambitious organisation which embraces change - Provides staff with opportunities to develop within role - There is scope to voice suggestions for improvement and ways of working across all levels - There is a greater move towards listening to staff and engaging with them to understand feedback for improvement - Fun motivators, e.g. pancake day hampers, international waffle day, company away day - Committed to looking...

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    Cons

    - Poor holiday allowance - Salaries are disproportionate across people with similar responsibilities. The pay rises aren’t really meaningful enough, there is capacity to earn more elsewhere for the same job - is it really market-led? - Invest in training, show that you’re committed to our professional development - Although the people are great it can be cliquey at times which ultimately challenges professionalism...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to staff. Invest in your people - show that you're committed.

    Virtual College2019-07-01

    Virtual College Response

    July 25, 2019HR Assistant

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Virtual College. We are pleased to hear that you feel Virtual College is an ambitious organisation which embraces change. It is also encouraging to hear that you recognise the opportunities we give our people to develop within ...

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  5. "Great Place, Great People!"

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    Current Employee - Learning Technology Adviser in Ilkley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have worked at VC for such a short time so it can be hard to really voice anything. What i can say is that the company do care about you, the line managers and above listen and take into consideration what you say. I have had nothing but support since joining the company and i don't see it easing off. Another thing to state is that every person in the company is genuinely a nice person, and that is hard to find...

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    Cons

    a couple of the processes could do with being ironed out but as changes have been happening to the company (growing) there will always be teething issues.

    Advice to Management

    Always listen to the staff members, this is a company full with extremely talented people, keep encouraging them to voice their opinion!

    Virtual College2019-06-28

    Virtual College Response

    July 25, 2019HR Assistant

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Virtual College. We are pleased to hear that you feel Virtual College has supported you from your first day. As a company, we try to make our onboarding process as helpful and informative as possible. It is true that Virtual ...

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  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Learning Solutions Consultant in Ilkley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virtual College full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Virtual College is a great place to work, really friendly atmosphere. It’s a fast growing industry which brings lots of opportunities to you as an individual at the company.

    Cons

    Sales compensation package needs reviewing

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Virtual College2018-12-10

    Virtual College Response

    December 14, 2018HR Assistant

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Virtual College. It is great to hear that you think Virtual College is a great place to work and that we have a really friendly atmosphere. It is good to know that you recognise we are part of a fast-growing industry, ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    ""There's no place like home""

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Ilkley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtual College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    An absolute sense of identity and a clear vision. The people - despite being a cliche, Virtual College is a success because of the drive, innovation and motivation of it's people. Like anywhere Virtual College has it's challenges but because the leadership team are so clear on the vision people are happy go the extra mile to overcome any frustration. After leaving Virtual College and following an open and honest discussion...

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    Cons

    I can only say this because I've had the luxury of leaving and coming back but it's clear some people don't know what they've got until it's gone - I certainly experienced this. Apart from that and the expected frustration of working in such a rapidly growing organisation there's nothing that springs to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Continue taking the lead from employee suggestions. Encourage colleagues to be 100% accountable for their own success.

    Virtual College2018-09-06

    Virtual College Response

    December 14, 2018HR Assistant

    It is true that some people don’t know what they’ve got until it’s gone, and we are delighted to have you back in the business. Following any restructure, it is inevitable that these changes will result in a period of instability however the company is trying to ensure sustainability ...

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "A lovely, friendly workplace"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Administrative Support in Ilkley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virtual College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely friendly atmosphere Very supportive management Everyone is a team player Good incentives, e.g. away days, early finishes, and even ice creams on sunny days! A very modern and forward thinking employer

    Cons

    In the role I had I wouldn't say there any cons. Any frustrations were the same as in any other workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Virtual College is such a happy workplace with a great team that makes you proud to be an employee.

    Virtual College2018-08-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ilkley, England

    I have been working at Virtual College full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Relaxed Environment -Professional -Great Team Spirit Looks to be going from strength to strength as a company.

    Cons

    No negative comments come to mind.

    Virtual College2018-06-19
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Top company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Ilkley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virtual College full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Virtual College is a really friendly and professional company, working in the content team with great colleagues with lots of skills and innovation producing award winning e-learning content.

    Cons

    No cons to report on whilst I was there

    Virtual College2018-05-03

    Virtual College Response

    May 25, 2018HR Recruitment Assistant

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Virtual College. It is great to hear you have enjoyed your time at Virtual College and it was certainly a shame to see you leave. We take pride in our awards and have received 8 within the last 12 months. Thank you for ...

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