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  1. Hilfreich (1)

    „So much good, with a little bad”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Graphic Designer
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Graphic Designer
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei UNiDAYS gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    The people here are the best part about UNiDAYS. Everyone is so talented and you would make friends for life here. They offer a lot of flexibility in terms of working hours and holidays. They have lots of benefits that many companies don't offer. I enjoyed my time working here and so glad I got the opportunity to gain so much experience from my role. There is a lot of bad reviews on here but I would take them with a pinch of salt, you learn a lot here and gain valuable experience.

    Kontras

    Progression is difficult, you gain all the right experience to be able to progress and gain so much knowledge but that is where it stops. You almost get to the top of your level and then it is very difficult to make it any further, even if you are technically doing the job role above you. Poor management. I feel that a lot of employees feel like they are fighting against each other and can sometimes feel like it's everyone for themselves. Sometimes feel underappreciated by other employees, management and departments.

    Rat an das Management

    To keep all the great people you employ you need to start offering better progression paths and give better training to managers so they can actually help.


  2. Hilfreich (16)

    „Great people, terrible company”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei UNiDAYS (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    The people at UNiDAYS are great, very easy to make friends and used to have a great social side
    Lots of opportunity to learn new skills

    Kontras

    Where to start, a big one obviously being the large amount of layoffs- the review previous to this blames people being inexperienced in the workplace but I would disagree- senior management lied and misled. Once the process started there was also no reassurance, communication or thanks from existing and new management to those that were leaving.
    There are constant battles to get anything done even if it’s a small decision, having to go to management to get approval on anything (despite being told we have autonomy), it’s always a debate to get anything done for the commercial team by non-commercial positions which is so frustrating.
    The advertising and products that we sell to partners are overpriced and often unsuccessful due to marketing only focusing on the top brands.
    Very much a golden boys club, once you’re in you can get away with pretty much anything whilst the rest of us work all hours for no recognition.

    Rat an das Management

    Stop promoting the wrong people just because they’re in relationships with the right people or they seem qualified when in fact they are just gobby.
    Iron out the creases in internal processes, this will make a huge difference in the ability to do our jobs.

  3. Hilfreich (14)

    „Great people. Terrible ...”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei UNiDAYS gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Without a shadow of a doubt, the best thing about working at UNiDAYS is the people you will be working with on a day to day basis. I was fortunate to work with a supportive and experienced team. Most are intelligent and they all have a fantastic attitude towards work

    In addition to the above, the flexibility in working is another positive. Employees are generally trusted to do their job effectively and, providing targets are met, there was a high degree of flexibility in my role

    Kontras

    Sadly the positives end there.

    To echo the sentiment of previous reviews, UNiDAYS works in mysterious ways. UNiDAYS has the potential to be a great company however, there is so much that needs to be done to get there

    There is no clear strategy that changes from month to month and the bi-weekly all hands don’t fool anyone (I do have a second favourite all hands but I’ll come back to this one later)

    The inexperience of the management is evident to see. SLAs commonly breached, commercial proposals vetoed by an overworked Finance Team, new projects rolled out without any forethought and little accountability on any level.

    The CEO’s Mum floats around like the she owns the place (she does) but I struggle to think who she shows respect to. Come to think of it, she shows respect to no one. Admittedly just prior to leaving UNiDAYS she wasn’t such a common sight in the office – maybe she got the memo?

    Now, the bit you’ve been waiting for. My second favourite all hands. Prior to leaving, time sheets had to be filled in and there were murmurs of a redundancy on the horizon under the guise of an ‘Operation’. This filling of unease continued for weeks until there was a leak (a leak! People’s jobs are at risk and this information was leaked!) and most were pretty sure there was a clear-out on the way.

    Low and behold, many weeks ago, we were all treated to a 9 minute wonder from the CEO and CPO. They both put on acts worthy of an Oscar stating how they didn’t expect the cut of 1/3 of the staff to come and it was going to be a difficult time but the future was bright. Anyone with a GCSE in Business would know that hiring 100 people in a matter of weeks globally when the foundations aren't stable isn't the best of ideas.
    To this day, I’m still certain the CEO expected a rapturous applause at the end of his short soliloquy. Instead, he was met with a deafening silence. Something he most certainly is not used to.

    There is so much that could be written on the internal goings on in UNiDAYs however, to sum it up, poor management has led this company to where it is now and I sincerely hope it is turned around – it is the least that can be done for a workforce that has ridden more waves than Shamu.

    Rat an das Management

    Hire management with more experience


  4. Hilfreich (12)

    „Horrible environment and management. Worst job I've EVER had.”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Pros

    There are clearly a lot of skilful individuals that have been recruited to work for Unidays, however this talent is sadly diminishing (being made redundant, leaving because of despising the culture)

    Kontras

    Poor, dictatorial management. A senior manager in particular is rude, obnoxious and has the backing of his parents that constantly wander around for no reason ... The culture is aggressive, belittling and they make you work incredibly hard with little encouragement, praise, direction or substantive financial reward.
    Also, there are intermittently positive reviews, in my opinion these are by no means representative of what employees think ...

    Rat an das Management

    Step aside and recruit a management team that is non-exploitative, passionate, kind and are not bully's!


  5. Hilfreich (11)

    „Disappointing lack of job security”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Nottingham, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Nottingham, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei UNiDAYS gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    The most positive thing about UNiDAYS are the people working there, it was a great team to work with full of talented people. The Nottingham office is also a nice environment to work in.

    Vitality health insurance was also a good bonus, rewarding exercise and offering discounts for gyms etc.

    The flexible work hours are welcome, meaning you can adjust your time in and out of the office to fit your life and work from home when needed.

    Kontras

    I was made redundant with the large layoffs that happened recently. Up until the announcement near the end of October every company-wide meeting up until that point was positive, even though it is apparent that the senior management team knew some time before that this was going to happen. Seeing though the company values include 'No BS' and 'Everyone is important' this comes across as being very disrespectful to the employees who have helped make UNiDAYS successful.

    I feel like my department in particular was unfairly targeted with redundancies. The senior management don't appear to have a decent level of understanding of what each employees role is and how they contribute to the company.

    Although redundancies are sometimes necessary in businesses the process was confusing and frustrating and could have been handled much better. Hopefully there won't be further rounds of job cuts but judging by the way the management has acted I wouldn't feel too safe If I was still working there.

    I wouldn't recommend accepting a job at UNiDAYS for these reasons.

    Rat an das Management

    Be more honest with your staff. Get to know people and get a deeper understanding of how the business works at various levels. Hire in management with more experience of a company of this size to avoid more issues in the future.


  6. Hilfreich (22)

    „Avoid”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei UNiDAYS gearbeitet

    Pros

    Some lovely people
    Student Discounts
    Flexible Working

    Kontras

    Too many to list. Working here is my single biggest career regret. If you are considering working here, Don't.
    I thought I was joining a buzzy, exciting and growing organisation when in reality I joined a family company run by an inexperienced SMT who manages through fear and intimidation. The company culture is compounded by having an inexperienced people and finance team who make some of the most unbelievable decisions. Experienced people were employed but then were ignored and managed out of the business when they had opinions the SMT did not approve of.

    Rat an das Management

    Step aside and let an experienced team run the business before it is run into the ground.


  7. Hilfreich (17)

    „Slowly sinking......”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei UNiDAYS

    Pros

    You will unlikely work with a better group or people in any other organisation. They are what keep people sane.

    Kontras

    Where to start....

    A business that is run in a cloud of secrecy, with the company direction forever changing at whim of the its senior leadership team. It speaks to the inexperience of those at the top and even more sinister than that; their individual agendas as to how/why the company is managed the way it is. It’s so disheartening to be part of a company with so much potential, only to see it slowly disintegrating before our eyes with little we can do to prevent it.

    In recent months, the business has taken action, and whilst you'd expect that a leadership team would take that opportunity to really dig into the route cause of systemic issues within it’s culture, such as fear, disloyalty and apathy, it instead chose to carelessly paste over these problems with a large scale restructure, in an attempt to cut costs and shamelessly manage out a number of well liked, respected and experienced individuals under the guise of a redundancy process. All of this to suit the company’s ulterior motive; to look more attractive for future investors.

    Those of us who remain don’t feel safe or secure. I speak for a lot of people when I say we now spend the majority of our time looking over our shoulders to see who’s coming for us next.

    Rat an das Management

    Be honest with your employees and share with them your unedited vision for the company. Give us the respect to know what’s coming and allow us to prepare ourselves for more changes on the horizon.

  8. Hilfreich (14)

    „Believe what you read... a storm is headed this way”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei UNiDAYS gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    There are some incredibly passionate and smart people working for this business. If half their ideas were involved in growing it, they wouldn't be in this situation

    Kontras

    Where do I start..... Before being hired at UNiDAYS you are given a spiel about what a great place to work it is, how it has a tech start up mentality, how its a really fun atmosphere and so on. The irony of one of their values being "No Bs, No Jerks" is that they broke that value the minute you walked through the door, if you had been given this pitch.

    In reality this business is run by an SMT who really don't have a direction and certainly not a fast moving tech one. They talk a big game and the external brand is amazing but thats really where it ends.

    The values of "everyone is important" and "No Bs, No Jerks" are a constant joke within the office because so many high ranking managers and SMT do not follow these at all. The values should be "don't speak unless spoken to" and "if you disagree, you might get sacked"

    The scary way in which the business has a zero tolerance policy on mistakes for employees, however constantly makes them itself astounds me. This is summed by the 100 people made redundant this year after hiring 85 people last year. As you can imagine, people weren't expecting that.

    To be fair they did me a favour, if I hadn't have been made redundant, it wouldn't have mattered as I was looking for a new job anyway.

    Rat an das Management

    Remove the high ranking family members who control the business and replace with people who understand tech and culture within a business.


  9. Hilfreich (19)

    „Insidiously seductive, but don't be fooled!”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Nottingham, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Nottingham, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei UNiDAYS gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    If you're a fan of cake you can get your fix every Thursday by joining the cake club, and in the summer you'll finish working an hr early.

    You'll work with some intelligent people.

    Kontras

    Management. They've hired some senior members with more experience, but it doesn't touch the sides. Honestly, I've never worked at a company that has such an insidious surface of charm and 'saying the right thing' but amounts to nothing.

    Management gives no direction, disappointing or no responses to issues raised, and simply patronises and placates until the energy to care is lost.

    Rat an das Management

    Listen to your team members who are trying to contribute. Arrogance does not fuel a healthy company. Pretending to be light-hearted and fun in the regular all-hands meetings only fools half of the crowd.


  10. Hilfreich (24)

    „1/3 of company laid off..mismanagement!”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei UNiDAYS gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    New York office:
    - positive, fun place to work
    - good benefits
    - employees are great people
    - HR team
    - access to promotional offers for students

    (Overall, I did enjoy my time with the company)

    Kontras

    - Layoffs:
    The New York office grew from ~20 employees to ~70 employees within a year, then 24 employees were laid off in October 2018 (along with many in the UK, a total of about 100 employees). Many of those laid-off were quite new to the company, as many people were being hired throughout the summer.

    The senior management team had been updating the employees with the new strategy throughout the summer/early fall; it seemed that UNiDAYS would be growing more in the states. Then in October, there was a company-wide video meeting, where we were informed that 1/3 of the company would be laid off. Definitely came as a surprise to most.

    Managers then met with HR and senior management to be informed which employees would be let go that day. The rest of the employees had to continue their day, waiting to receive a google calendar notification to meet with HR and their manager. Did they really expect people to work until they found out if they were being laid off that day? Employees were left waiting for ~1-3 hours to find out.

    (Sidenote- a review on September 6th revealed that mass redundancies would be occurring..why were people being hired throughout August then?)

    Was disappointed to not hear from any employees from my team in the UK, including my boss, after the layoff (layoffs were not performance based). Disconnected from gmail/slack immediately, so no time for anyone to reach out if they wanted to anyway.

    - The company doesn't actually know enough about Gen Z...they don't even know how to market to them because their data is a mess.

    - CEO is nice but doesn't have any experience.. so he doesn't know what he's doing.

    - UNiDAYS has potential to be something great, but there isn't much value in its current offerings

    Rat an das Management

    A new, experienced management team/CEO will help the company move forward.