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WYG Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and wide-ranging benefits package especially private medical insurance

    Cons

    Disorganised incompetent senior management driven by Shareholder interests and not employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff ...... they are all you got!


  2. "Not the best employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to commute to the office

    Cons

    Compensation poor, willingness to listen to staff poor

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff

  3. "Internal working"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of different disciplines to get advice from internally. WYG covers many aspects of engineering and asset management with project management.

    Cons

    Acts more like lots of different companies under 1 banner than as a cohesive company. This can cause internal rivalries.

    Advice to Management

    Improve team to team working. Increase training opportunities and budget. Be more open and available to normal staff and visit local offices more.


  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WYG full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of large projects to get involved in
    - Multi-disciplinary element of the company allows you to gain understanding of lots of different fields of work

    Cons

    - Not flexible working hours
    - Large company means there are a lot of people you will never get the chance to know/work with properly

    Advice to Management

    - Regional away days across the different disciplines could be a good idea as well as the whole discipline away days which happen each year


  5. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Benefits, laid back approach

    Cons

    Usually below average paid salaries

    Advice to Management

    Better salaries to keep top engineers


  6. "Still here...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WYG full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, hard work pays off

    Cons

    Long hours especially with tough growth targets


  7. "Administration at WYG"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Secretary in Cockermouth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee Secretary in Cockermouth, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WYG part-time

    Pros

    The team in Cockermouth are all a pleasure to work with. Very friendly and accepting. I was part of the administration staff during my time at WYG. Which was split between office administration, and administration for the building surveying team in my later months. The work was straightforward, I was managed well, and it was encouraged for me to progress and hone my skills during my time there.

    Cons

    We often had IT and printer issues at WYG. As the office is in a secluded area, there is a lack of engineers to visit to fix the problems. Often we had to wait a day or two before our equipment was working again, which became problematic when we had to adhere to deadlines like tenders etc.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management team would be to go paperless. A lot of valuable time was spent printing documents and posting them to various clients. Going paperless can save space, time and the environment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at WYG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a good level of salary, pension, benefits and leave in comparison with comparable consultancies. They have some good framework contracts with interesting work.

    Cons

    The company appears to lack any kind of direction or strategy or at least does not pass this information to the employees. Everything is focussed on monthly earnings which seem even more important than profit. Redundancy is the first solution to any drop off in the almighty earnings report with no view taken on how the remaining resources can manage workload when it comes in. As a result staff are leaving regularly and not being replaced adding to the pressure on those remaining to the extent that the work cannot be delivered.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a medium to long term strategy and ensure sufficient resources are made available to deliver the work even if that means short term earnings targets aren't met. Take an overall view of things rather than looking month to month and appreciate that future earning forecasts are just predictions. Also, carry out more due diligence before acquiring other businesses. Communicate more with the minions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "very poor working culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WYG (More than a year)

    Pros

    With ridiculously high staff turnover, there are many opportunities to learn from various people who stop by for few months before departing to their dream job. Most of their offices are modern.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy as per any other corporation, related to HR, IT, contact with senior management. Lack of transparency in the decisions. Lack of opportunities to progress, for some at least, which comes down to transparency.

    Ridiculous staff turnover, I stopped counting people who I worked with within only 2 years there. Their business model is such, that they do not care about retaining talent, which makes their motto "creative minds safe hands" ironic.

    Low pay (below market value), unpaid overtime required on regular basis by direct managers. At the same time shortage of projects, no progress on attracting new clients.

    Advice to Management

    Manage you staff with carrot not stick, there is many other places that will respect them if you don't.


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Planner in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Planner in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WYG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good senior team and work ethos. Enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Still going through 5 year restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and positive direction.


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