Global Savings Group Bewertung
Potential to be great, but narrowly misses the mark
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- The most notable benefit and perhaps redeeming quality of this company is its employees and culture. The majority are young, international, driven, skilled and welcoming. Ideal if you are starting a career or want to make friends in a new city.
- Depending on your team, you can gain a lot of insight into various topics and learn from knowledgeable colleagues and managers.
- Mostly flat hierarchies in daily business if everything is going well.
- A lot of effort is put into bringing the company across as a cool and fun place to work. Beer o'clock, team events, office space, casual clothes, etc.
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- Some employees are treated as a replaceable resource.
- Regular unpaid overtime and the option to make up hours is only given after lengthy discussions.
- Often negative feedback or suggestions for improvement are ignored and instead topics are tackled that aren't as pressing. E.g. salaries have been an issue for years, while great team spirit has been praised even in reviews on platforms such as this. Instead of effectively tackling the salary problem, HR worked on defining company culture.
- Some managers/team leads are inexperienced, preoccupied or overworked, resulting in bad management and a general lack of leadership in some teams.
- HR is distrusted by many employees, due to their lack of sincerity, direction and honesty.
- Using young employees' inexperience against them and/or utilizing basic bullying tactics, especially when it comes to promotions and overtime.
- Encouraging employees to submit reviews on platforms such as this for a chance to win a team event. Seems like an attempt to get good reviews.
Ensure the best qualities of GSG are present and felt in every team. Experiences differ greatly between teams and it would be beneficial to find ways in which to promote a good baseline across ALL teams.
The atmosphere among employees is always welcoming and open.
Good at company level, but communication between managers and teams can be slow, lacking or non-existent.
Home office days and flexible hours are great, but the need for overtime can sometimes be too high and there is often no option provided to make up those hours.
Some managers and team leads don't handle problems well. They sometimes ignore employees, bully or make excuses in difficult situations. Top management handled some situations very poorly in the past months, by taking action before fully understanding the problem.
Very diverse, however some inequalities are present below the surface. E.g. some juniors have a 1 month notice period, others get 3 months. Foreign employees sometimes get short notice periods, presumably to put them under pressure, since their visa is linked to the contract.
Salary generally isn't very competitive, especially in relation to workload and responsibility, but there is potential to quickly advance within the company.
Employees always speak well of their colleagues and work, but comments about management can be negative.
Ability to learn a lot from colleagues in different teams and internal basic trainings, but external courses or other benefits are rarely offered.