1. Helpful (9)

    "PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER - CEO is a narcissist"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Manager - Webanywhere in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Webanywhere full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Met some great people and got promotion rapidly whilst people were being fired and leaving at a high rate. I did gain substantial technical knowledge from competent colleagues.

    Cons

    CEO is delusional and a narcissist. I tried to channel a constructive request that he needed to go see a doctor but not sure if that happened. He treats people abominably and seems oblivious to any kind of healthy working culture. He jumps on various things like a kid in a playground but his constant ridiculous expostulations make him impossible to work with. Staff turnover presents as much instability as it does opportunity. There are some good initiatives but they quickly become too cynical.

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  1. Helpful (16)

    "Not Ready To Be In the US"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Webanywhere

    Pros

    Friendly Fun environment. The co-workers like to have a good time.

    Cons

    Disorganized and No tools available for you to be successful

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  2. Helpful (23)

    "The worst job I've ever had"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Webanywhere full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Great colleagues and customers. + Good to start and learn many new things. + Flexible hours, depending on the office.

    Cons

    - Leadership non-existent. - 100% turnover. - No on-boarding/training—a baptism by fire learning environment. - If you speak honestly about issues or where we should be utilizing our efforts, you will be made redundant. - Barely any growth opportunities. - Won't make the investment in important tools (e.g. project management software, CRM) and you're expected to do more with less. - Purposely unachievable targets. - No organization or structure. (You're flying by the seat of your pants here) - Extremely poor international communication and collaboration. - No accountability. - Poor customer service. By far the worst con is the founder/CEO, Sean Gilligan, bottlenecking and micromanaging every aspect of the business. No matter what your role is or what country you work in, you're at his whim day-to-day of ridiculous requests and his deeply unpleasant, self-aggrandizing, restive and inappropriate management style, which he likes to call "unconventional." Instead of focusing on areas that are generating interest and profit (e.g. eLearning content creation, LMS development), the CEO pulled the company's best developers off big, important projects to develop a free, useless voice messaging app called Soundbranch with no market research. The Sales team are forced to push it, confusing and alienating loads of prospects. The app is a micromanagement tool for the CEO, who forces team members record "debriefs" for him on a daily basis. The work environment is dysfunctional and chaotic... it's a sinking ship. You're lured into a facade of a promising, high-growth international business only to find out that isn't true and the company is an absolute mess. All the negative reviews (two stars and under) here are 100% genuine and true, please read them all before considering a job here. (Just like past reviews have stated, the positive reviews on here are fake). Cheers and good luck.

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