On the Beach Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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4.3
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62 Ratings
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  • "Can't think of any, wish it was closer to the city centre but that's all(in 3 reviews)

  • " culture no (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Decent 1yr stepping stone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at On the Beach full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice office, no real deadlines, generally ok at code craftmanship

    Cons

    Lied about the existence of legacy software at interview Sacked > 10 graduate engineers because of covid and told them it was down to their own performance. These grads were all excellent. Siloed teams. Big silo between ruby and dotnet teams! One monitor per Dev! Clear desk policy but no desk drawers because of aEsTeTiCs..

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  2. "NA"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at On the Beach full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive work environment

    Cons

    slow career growth and advancements


  3. "Friendly and enjoyable company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aeroworks Office 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at On the Beach full-time

    Pros

    Bright modern office with lots of creative working spaces. Autonomy of work load.

    Cons

    Salary review processes can be inconsistent year to year

  4. "Great people, good for starting your career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytics Executive in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at On the Beach full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn and get stuck in

    Cons

    No progression for development of salary or skills. You need to be a self starter / learn outside of work

  5. "Laidback but political"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Writer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at On the Beach full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed and laidback daily atmosphere Flexible hours Cool office

    Cons

    Working environment has a political air to it Micromanaged on work projects

  6. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Didsbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at On the Beach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent training progams, staff incentives, excellent human resources, great office environment

    Cons

    Can be very competative not for everybody

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  7. "Great company, great work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tester/Senior Tester in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at On the Beach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere and staff. Relaxed style. Interesting work. Fast paced. Innovative. Always pushing forward in system development and growing the company. Nice offices. Management were some of the best experienced.

    Cons

    In some sections, not enough staff for the projects and ideas. Demanding workloads.

    On the Beach Response

    February 5, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. We'll make sure to take your feedback on board for future improvements. Fantastic to hear that you were happy with the management!

  8. "Great working place !"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at On the Beach full-time

    Pros

    - Great team - Agile envrionment

    Cons

    I didn't notice any cons

    On the Beach Response

    January 27, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thanks for taking to time leave feedback. It's great to hear that you've enjoyed working with us :)

  9. "Fantastic Working Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at On the Beach full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Generous Salary. * Great work culture that doesn't punish mistakes as long as they're used to learn and grow. * Work/Life balance is very reasonable and we're encouraged to make the most of our time away from our desks (be it at lunch or in our free time). * Friendly and encouraging environment. * Management are very approachable and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    * No problems encountered thus far.

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    On the Beach Response

    October 22, 2019Talent Acquisition Manager

    Hi, fantastic to hear you are enjoying your time with us :) Thanks a lot for your feedback.

  10. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Customer Service in Didsbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at On the Beach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A friendly atmosphere, flexible working patterns.

    Cons

    Weekend and late night working

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    On the Beach Response

    October 15, 2019Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you so much for taking time to leave feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed our company culture and working patterns :) We will continue to review our pay structure periodically to make sure we are consistent and aligned with the market.

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