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Toxic senior people. I cannot speak for the rest of the organization, but in my vertical, I found several managers and senior analysts tainted by an inadequate understanding of statistics and an inadequate (or sometimes a complete lack of) technical expertise, the two core skills for the job. A belief of own intrinsic superiority, unwillingness to help, and caring more about how their work looks in the eyes of their superiors rather than what it actually is, are common. Inverted reporting pyramid. Making progress can get hard when simultaneously reporting to the line manager, their manager, and at least one stakeholder (some of whom behave as if they were my manager), all of whom have a different opinion on how/whether something should be done. Again this might not be true of the whole organization, only my bubble. Coordination. Coordination across teams that my team need to work with happens, but is not very efficient. Any larger cross team meeting is dominated by the same 2-3 of loud and opienated people, who often push for suboptimal solutions or carry the discussion away form the efficient path. It is commonly asserted that alternative opinions/solutions do not exist and that consensus is not necessary. The office. The office is modern, but nothing too fancy. People hang their coats on their chairs, desks do not raise, only engineering can get highres screens, and you don't get a mac if your boss thinks that a pc is better for you. The third floor is reasonably quiet, toilets are clean, and there are close-to-soundproof cabins with desks (albeit without screens - more...
If you value yourself do not join the sales department here. Poor leadership, even worse managers. A lot of graduates that think they know what they are doing when in fact they haven’t a clue. Senior management is controlling, manipulative and a lot of favouritism. Management like yes people and do not help to develop. All they care about, is their bonus. Overall one of the worst job experiences of my life.
People promoted internally very easily without any experience of how to manage, failure to set goals or get teams performing, and generally just winging it - very poor leadership. Needs to bring in external management to make more effective, even senior management moved through the ranks without having to perform - still not entirely sure exactly what this senior management really did. Far too many people full of their own self importance, unwilling to listen and think they know best.
Culture, management, lack of direction, attitude.
A typical day was different with lots of challenges to keep one busy. There was great opportunity to learn something new however this has been reduced and a path is being created rather than allowing individuals to create their own career path as was done before. Great workplace culture although I feels it's changing with hints of corporateness surrounding the current environment.
Flexible Hours, free breakfast and tea's and coffee
Funding Circle have an incredible culture and there are huge opportunities for young professionals to grow their career. There is a positive environment and you are actively encouraged to question process and procedure to improve the business.
Funding circle was a fun place to work, and provided flexibility in working hours, thus allowing tor a good work life balance for the staff. however it lacked experienced management direction, and could do with more long term direction by the management team
subsidised lunches and TGIF
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I can to set up reconciliation team. I join as a contractor on 6 months fix contract. I did implement procedures and control for the team. I did write procedures for daily reconciliation. I did training of daily reconciliation for new starters.I delivered my project.Great place to work, lots of fun but also long hours and hard work. Being contractor is the way you learn a lot you delivery lots of tasks,projects.But you are never part of permanent staff. You always is out of circle.
Free lunches, events, pool, table tenis
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