Close Brothers Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2021

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3.6
57%
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Close Brothers Chief Executive  Adrian Sainsbury (no image)
Adrian Sainsbury
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance and flexible working options(in 23 reviews)

  • "Big company with a very good benefits package(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor wages and you don't get any support form Senior management(in 13 reviews)

  • "No clear paths for career progression(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company to work for

      Sep 15, 2021 - Sales Manager in Wimbledon, England, England
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      Pros

      excellent culture, good people. Good benefits

      Cons

      pay is gernally poorer than the competitors and there has been a lot of changes recently due to leadership change. Lots of money wasted on projects that do not provide any value. Does not make life easier for their brokers.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Would recc3

      Aug 18, 2021 - Database Administrator in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people and 9to 5 which is rare nowadays so it's a good work home life

      Cons

      Systems are a bit slow but that's the fault of covid

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      CBPF

      Aug 27, 2021 - Sales Manager 
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      Pros

      Good social side of the company.

      Cons

      Poor pay in comparison to market average

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Aug 7, 2021 - Student in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Values customer service Employee benefits

      Cons

      Late finishes Clients sometimes very rude

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company who puts their colleagues first

      Aug 5, 2021 - Sales Support Administrator in Wimbledon, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working Great teams Private healthcare Inclusivity Great people

      Cons

      The salary doesn’t match the workload

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good culture

      Jul 29, 2021 - ALM Risk Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      good culture and values, have flexible working, competitive benefits, encourages networking, active with charities, etc

      Cons

      overall good, but is slow to promote with flat structure

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company culture, but severely understaffed

      Aug 5, 2021 - Talent Acquisition Business Partner in Wimbledon, England, England
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      Pros

      Company culture is strong in certain parts of the business resulting in people staying for a number of years A friendly and welcoming team

      Cons

      Lots of internal politics in reward and promotion Understaffing and poor workforce planning leads to huge workload with little relief Aversion to process change and improvement in most areas of the business Comp sits under market rate Poor communication from senior management

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Heavy focus on support and vba

      Aug 3, 2021 - IT Systems Analyst Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team that are very supportive especially during remote working. Team manager very good and supportive.

      Cons

      Job barely matches the description with a heavy focus on support and no commitment to most of the technologies that are listed in the job spec (Python, power apps etc). When brought up the response has been that "there was a lot of stuff on the job description".

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Jul 7, 2021 - Loan Recovery Specialist in Wimbledon, England, England
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      Pros

      Amazing company who cares for the customer and the employees. Lots of benefits and possibilities to learn.

      Cons

      The salary is not that great considering the amount of work requested.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      Jun 24, 2021 - Assurance Manager in Wimbledon, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company to work for

      Cons

      Nothing to report, all good

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      Close Brothers Response

      HR Business Partner

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, we are grateful for your feedback

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