Drax Executive FAQ

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10 January 2020

How are promotions handled at Drax Executive?

Pros

• Great team, researchers sit with partners/consultants/directors, therefore scope to learn and shadow easily when initially training • Collaborative environment, working as a group with a common goal is emphasised • Sociable and hard-working colleagues, a dynamic and fast-paced office • Clear progression and internal promotion path • I’ve appreciated the time and effort dedicated to my training and understanding of my role. Those that I report to have been engaging, enthusiastic and always had time to train me.

Cons

• No official on boarding programme for new starters so occasional lack of continuity/clarity on expectations, however this is understandable due to the company growing so rapidly

• Clear progression and internal promotion path

10 January 2020

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1 March 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Drax Executive?

Pros

Lots of growth and the change that comes with that. Exciting possibilities. Investing more in the company than ever before. Strong leadership and importantly working on culture and people in the company to drive the external ambitions.

Cons

Communicating the direction of the business that the SLT knows, to the rest of the company in a timely and respectful manner. A lot of historical cons are being worked on by the SLT, like flexible working and the technology to enable high performance. This really is a company that is always looking to improve, at the same time (quite rightly) expects high standards from its employees.

Advice to Management

Keep communicating as early as you can.

Strong leadership and importantly working on culture and people in the company to drive the external ambitions.

1 March 2020

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23 January 2020

How is management perceived at Drax Executive?

Pros

> Professional, fast paced and intellectually stimulating environment. > Direct interaction with senior management, who are all very approachable and challenge you in a constructive manner. > Great people, very sociable and friendly, which in turn creates a great office environment. > It is a meritocracy, you get what you give.

Cons

> On-boarding induction/training process could be more consistent, in terms of what you learn and when. However, this is a minor hurdle to jump over and understandable due to the size of the company. The flip side is that you are given responsibility very quickly, which is rewarding.

> Direct interaction with senior management, who are all very approachable and challenge you in a constructive manner.

23 January 2020

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10 January 2020

Are employees at Drax Executive generally happy and/or satisfied?

Pros

• Great team, researchers sit with partners/consultants/directors, therefore scope to learn and shadow easily when initially training • Collaborative environment, working as a group with a common goal is emphasised • Sociable and hard-working colleagues, a dynamic and fast-paced office • Clear progression and internal promotion path • I’ve appreciated the time and effort dedicated to my training and understanding of my role. Those that I report to have been engaging, enthusiastic and always had time to train me.

Cons

• No official on boarding programme for new starters so occasional lack of continuity/clarity on expectations, however this is understandable due to the company growing so rapidly

• Collaborative environment, working as a group with a common goal is emphasised

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6 April 2020

What is the company culture like at Drax Executive?

Pros

The business is a market leader, innovating constantly to find new ways in which to deliver quality content to its clients and continue to grow. Extensive investments in the company have been made to achieve this; an entire team of Software Engineers / Data Analysts / In house psychologist. Line managers and the senior leadership team are are open an receptive to new ideas. There is a concerted effort to develop and grow the culture of the business and on board new joiners. That said, there is already a great, team oriented, office environment.

Cons

The company is striving for a "high challenge, high support" ethos and at times, could improve on the support side of this philosophy. Additionally, while the on-boarding process has developed extensively, it could be grown further through the provision of a clear personal development pathway.

Advice to Management

Continue to invest in members of the team and uphold the recently enhanced communication of the business.

There is a concerted effort to develop and grow the culture of the business and on board new joiners.

6 April 2020

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