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Web Applications UK Reviews

Updated 28 May 2019

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Web Applications UK CEO Craig Dean
Craig Dean
19 Ratings
  1. Helpful (167)

    "Beautiful project, poor management staff"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Oldham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Web Applications UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The project I worked on for 3years was a dream one and I'm forever grateful to web applications for making it a reality.

    Cons

    - Working with various levels exposed me to ridiculous management team especially Craig. He is so condescending, arrogant and abusive.

    Advice to Management

    - Craig and the team need to make the environment really an environment. Everyone was literally scared and unable to perform at their optimum.

    Web Applications UK2019-01-30
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Decent place to start as a software engineer with zero experience, provided a strong desire to learn."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oldham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Web Applications UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Real focus on learning and improvement, starting from low-level concepts and old tools. If you show good knowledge in areas specified in the job spec and a real desire to learn, they will take you in. Overlooking experience, background.

    Cons

    -lots of time spent on support duty (with terrible equipment) -extremely rare to use a new tool or framework -felt like no design patterns were ever mentioned apart from OOP -weirdo CEO -located in Oldham -low pay -poor benefits -no flexibility in type of work you do

    Web Applications UK2019-05-28
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Culture of Learning ,Growth and innovation"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Oldham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Web Applications UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic people to work with - feels more like a group of friends than colleagues sometimes! Everyone is always willing to help each other - can happily say no one is toxic or someone who i dislike. Constantly learning new things: as someone who really cares about gaining knowledge - there isn't a day where i don't learn something new. Free food, drinks, gym membership, open bars ( good use is made out of...

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    Cons

    some of the policies seem ridiculous. Employees who have built up a lot of trust and have proven themselves are heavily restricted in what they can/can't do. I understand that certain rules are there to protect us. But i think certain people should be able to earn the right to be able to given more trust/permission It can be stressful sometimes. Especially when doing something high priority. New services that...

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    Advice to Management

    trust your employees - give us more responsibility and stop micromanaging all the mini aspects of our lives.

    Web Applications UK2019-02-27
  4. Helpful (8)

    "A great place to work . . . if you don't any know better."

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    Former Employee - One Job, Many Roles in Oldham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Web Applications UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * They do their best to look after their staff making it a fun and comfortable place to work especially for the younger staff members. Over the last couple of years, multiple benefits and initiatives have been brought in to ensure staff members are well looked after, both physically and mentally. * Friday afternoons are dedicated to Professional Development which often involves training courses run by the more experienced...

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    Cons

    * Salary rates are far behind the industrial average, the flashy benefits they pride themselves on are designed to draw in young, inexperienced engineers on lower than expected salaries. * There’s a lot of micromanagement in the day to day running of the company where the office manager rules with an iron fist. Miss one minute on your timesheet, one step of a process or just generally catch her in a bad mood and you’ll...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate experience an the value it can have within the company rather than being completely focused on hiring cheap engineers.

    Web Applications UK2019-03-04
  5. Helpful (76)

    "I can see nothing has changed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Web Applications UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Nice building * Friendly people (some) * Good training opportunities * Good transport links and some good perks

    Cons

    * Tech stack from the last century * Abusive arbitrary and controlling management * Never seems to gain new customers only loses them * Feels like you have joined a cult * No career opportunities other than leaving

    Advice to Management

    I came here to post this after seeing the Twitter thing about that woman who was abused in an interview. I wanted people to know that everything she said was true. There is one massive elephant in the room and it is a really big elephant - that elephant is the CEO who seems to delight in putting down staff and destroying their aspirations. Sack him and watch your company fly.

    Web Applications UK2019-02-01
  6. Helpful (9)

    "Not a great career start."

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    Former Employee - Developer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Web Applications UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are wonderful people here Free perks Staff outings Office has pool table and nice breakout area Great colleagues with genuine passion for what they do

    Cons

    Micromanagement and control! Old tech still predominant, but changing slowly. As a first job can really alter your perspective about how you expect the industry to be.

    Advice to Management

    It is a strange place to work. Having a new job I can see this now. Your place was the first I worked at and you almost destroyed my confidence enough to make me feel like this was how it was everywhere. It is not. Not everyone here is bad most are amazing and I only hope they will find better things. Consider a new chief exec.

    Web Applications UK2019-03-10
  7. Helpful (61)

    "Pathetic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Web Applications UK full-time

    Pros

    None at all, just none

    Cons

    Everything about the ceo is wrong

    Web Applications UK2019-01-30
  8. Helpful (22)

    "Double edged sword"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oldham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Web Applications UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the staff are very nice to work with and I enjoyed most of my time here. The benefits are reasonable, having free drinks in the office is nice and often understated what such a simple thing can do. The training budget for each employee is also reasonable and can be used on most things as long as it has demonstrable outputs (like certifications). Most people will be more than happy to help you when asked. Social...

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    Cons

    The salary is not particularly competitive. There can be quite a large emphasis placed on time allocation ensuring that all time is logged against something relevant, this can often lead to a feeling amongst staff that they are constantly being scrutinised which is not great for morale. Occasional weekend work whilst communicated before accepting the job is still not always ideal. There are some conflicts of interest...

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    Advice to Management

    Improve your salary offering to attract better staff. Stop the CEO from being a part of the interview process as his interview style is not even close to being appropriate. Ensure that the CEO is placed on some sort of management and sensitivity training course as he appears to be either unaware or simply doesn't care how his actions affect his candidates and subordinates.

    Web Applications UK2019-02-06
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Oldham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Web Applications UK for less than a year

    Pros

    None really, it is a very stressful place to work.

    Cons

    CEO is the absolute nightmare. Condescending, rude, and never approves of anything you say. Worst management I have ever seen. They don't encourage a growth culture. The abundance of legacy code is also hell and hard to maintain. I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemies.

    Web Applications UK2019-01-31
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not enough Help"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oldham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Web Applications UK for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly People/Staff plus a nice working environment

    Cons

    No help for beginners with coding

    Advice to Management

    provide more training

    Web Applications UK2018-05-25
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