Bluestone Group Reviews

Updated 15 May 2020

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2.7
42%
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7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fast-moving, great people, great culture!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bluestone Group full-time

    Pros

    I feel like my work & opinion is valued at Bluestone. Everything is fast-moving and nimble, meaning you can conjure a project idea up and run with it within the day! The management team are logical and make decisions based on what makes sense, and they don't act as if they're all high and mighty. They treat everyone equally and take you seriously. This is a good change from being in a huge multinational in my previous job where the senior leadership team were untouchable and didn't even care about who you were. The people at Bluestone are good, smart people, and are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Being a small company in Australia (about 70 people), everyone knows everyone. Meaning you always have to be on your best behaviour!

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  2. "Current and happy employee"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lending Team in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bluestone Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been here 2+ years and it's still the best decision I made. Great team, caring culture and you are informed of change! I enjoy coming to work each day.

    Cons

    I haven't come across any.

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  3. "Sales"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bluestone Group full-time

    Pros

    Paid work, city location and

    Cons

    Lack of culture, bad pay

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place to work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bluestone Group

    Pros

    Coffee machine. Food in the kitchen and beer in the fridge. That's about it.

    Cons

    The company is run by incompetent ego-driven and childish leaders.....38 out of a company of 50-60 have resigned since January 16. The company pays 20-30% below market salary and even though everyone keeps leaving they won't increase salaries. Horrible place to work. The horrible CEO is the root of all the problems but he won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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  5. "Bluestone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bluestone Group full-time

    Pros

    BMFI service a niche untapped sector of the industry

    Cons

    Lack of training and development.

  6. "Fun fast paced environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bluestone Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere Great team Senior management team that respect you if you work hard Modern office Great London location

    Cons

    Reduction in standard working hours is needed

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  7. "Transparent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bluestone Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Active collaboration across each business area. Modern offices and technology,Strong support available across the business

    Cons

    A handful of processes could be less manual although I would imagine this will soon be the case

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pathological work environment. Pathological Leadership. Avoid."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bluestone Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High salaries for the Cambridge, nice office in a nice location for lunchtime walks.

    Cons

    Honestly the worst year of my life. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place at all costs. Management intent on using a software provider that over and over proved they couldn't deliver. I was made responsible for babysitting them (they were based in Australia so lots of 7am/6pm calls). Regular recommendations to drop the company were ignored. I was sent to Australia on a mercy mission to try and get the thing live . The project was over a year late when I left. I later found out that it never went live and the business relied on a PDF form instead.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun workforce, fast-paced, modern offices"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Officer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bluestone Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Professional colleagues who are fun to work with + Competitive basic salary + Annual remuneration review based on performance (salary increases, bonus, shares in company) + Scope to make an impact and contribute to moving the company forward + Fast-paced environment, never bored + Modern offices with free tea/coffee/biscuits/fruit + Paid study if relevant to job/business requirements (pending business approval)

    Cons

    - Minimal pension contributions in line with legislation which could be increased to be more competitive with other financial companies

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "It isn't a bad place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bluestone Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed Atmosphere, Work dos paid for by the company on a bi-monthly basis. Small to medium size company so lots of possibilities to get different sort of work experience very quickly. Possibility to grow and develop. Free breakfast every day, fresh fruits on a daily basis. Allowed a drink at the desk after 5pm on a Friday. Office Location is perfect. Some great people working at Bluestone. Laid back attitude in the office, obviously as long as the work is done.

    Cons

    Salary package isn't great. Usually this is below market rate. Level of responsibilities and duties are not reflected in the salary. Employees are often not rewarded as they should. There are still no health benefits in place. Very little or no room for work-life balance opportunities, and dependant on the team. Working from home is not a part of Bluestone's culture unless you are a BDM. Which is the wrong attitude to have. Organisational structure chaotic but improving.

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