Pub Rally - huge annual charity pub crawl with attendance of approx. 1000 people
A little slow paced - lots of red tape and politics
Yearly attempts to stop new new-born ducklings in the office pond being eaten by birds...
They do not have a probationary period, so you can start and feel secure in the job straight away and some people clearly take advantage of this. The cost of training expenses is minimal and is worth taking advantage of.
The pay itself is very poor and the prospect of getting a promotion is grim. The company is defined by it's beureaucracy. I also found the senior management to be underqualified or simply assigned to the wrong area. For example, there was a graduate in psychology tasked with managing the technical areas which is simply a miss match of skills.
Bizarre emails sent to the team which clearly did not reflect the current state of the company.
Excellent training and growth opportunities. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow professionally. Good work life balance, when its possible ( ie on the good days ) The benefits are great. The people are excellent and always fun to interact with. Its a good place to start your career.
The pay is not great. The whole organisation is mired in redtape, nothing ever really moves forward, work can get boring and repetitive. Career progression is not clear. On the days that the work hours are long, it feels like hell.
Nothing unusual, its exactly like every other Finance sector job out there.
Fair pay shouldn't be a benefit!
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