Compare Close Brothers vs Octopus BETA

See how working at Close Brothers vs. Octopus compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Close Brothers vs. Octopus. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Close Brothers

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Octopus

Employee Ratings

  • Close Brothers scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Octopus scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 152 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 165 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.7
Octopus employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Close Brothers employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Octopus employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Close Brothers employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.6
Octopus employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Close Brothers employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.0
Octopus employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Close Brothers employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Close Brothers Ceo Preben Prebensen
88%
88%Preben Prebensen
Close Brothers employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Octopus employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Octopus Ceo Simon Rogerson
84%
84%Simon Rogerson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
55%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Octopus employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than Close Brothers employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
37%
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Octopus employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 31% higher than Close Brothers employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Close Brothers.
  • "Flexible working" was the most mentioned Pro at Octopus.
  • Close Brothers had 4 more reviews than Octopus that mentioned "Senior management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 22 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 11 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 12 reviews)
"Social events"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 13 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 9 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 8 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - PMO Manager

I worked at Close Brothers full-time

Pros

Large organisation with good career progression opportunities

Cons

Large company which treats employees as a number rather than a person. Victim of its success that the company is too fragmented and has no real cohesion.

Advice to Management

Practice what is being preached from the top.

"Manager"2 May 2017

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Octopus full-time

Pros

Lovely modern and bright offices in a good area, many very friendly and helpful people and a great deal of opportunity to work in a variety of up-and-coming sectors. Generous salary and benefits.

Cons

Personally I didn't like the Octopus culture - although I think it varied depending on what part of the company you worked for and many others loved it. Very few women in senior positions and bad... decision making processes.

Advice to Management

Give department managers the ability to make decisions and stick to them.

Job Postings

Close Brothers has 77 more recently posted open jobs than Octopus.