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Waterstons Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. "They really do put people first"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Waterstons full-time

    Pros

    I feel trusted and empowered in my role to make decisions
    There is good progression
    I'm valued and looked after as an employee
    Work is really interesting
    I can genuinely count colleagues as friends

    Cons

    Rapid growth means people are very busy, but recruitment is on-going.


  2. "Well managed and considerate company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wide range of exciting clients means the work is always varied
    Scope for growth and movement within technologies or sectors
    The company is very considerate with it's approach towards clients, projects and staff
    The working hours are flexible wherever possible
    Strong focus on business and project outcomes which is rare from IT providers
    Competitive salary and overall package

    Cons

    Lots of responsibilities (usually a positive as well as a negative)

  3. "Don't even think about it - you will get shafted in the end."

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

    Pros

    There are none - it is all smoke and mirrors.

    Cons

    Smoke and mirrors again - do not be taken in by the so called relaxed culture as it does not really exist.


  4. "Good values, high aspirations and expectations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Waterstons full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to do what you enjoy.
    Encourage self-growth and learning.
    Don't watch the hours your work.
    Bend over backwards to help when you need it either professionally or personally.

    Cons

    Freedom = responsibility for you. They expect a lot from you in return.
    You will struggle to survive if you aren't intellectually bright.
    No company car - unless you're a director.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your values and look after your employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for people are always first"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Waterstons full-time

    Pros

    No Micromanagement of staff, people are trusted and empowered.
    Built on the culture and principals of the founders to care for the staff, and the families
    Family days, rewards, no problems to work from home, Holidays as many as you like, IT is a real privilege to work for Waterstons.
    People are always willing to help

    Cons

    None that i can think a breath of fresh air in the business world

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


  6. "A caring company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waterstons full-time

    Pros

    Supportive, challenging, willing to assist with whatever direction I wish to take that benefits the business.

    Cons

    None! , trying to remember everyone's name , so many new ones..


  7. "Plenty of opportunity to be challenged and enjoy working in a small business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Durham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Durham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for challenge. Rapid progression to larger and larger projects. Ability to work with muliple customers across multiple sectors. A fantastic culture of collaboartion and a brilliant feeling of being in a family.

    Cons

    In a small business resourcing (i.e. having the right amount of work to do every month) was often tricky. In a small IT consultancy you are expected to be both a specialist and a generalist. Booking holiday was hard work and usually led to taking less than 5 weeks holiday each year.