Wowcher Associate Business Consultant Reviews

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  1. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A great place to start a career, but most people don't want to stay

    Mar 9, 2021 - Associate Business Consultant in Manchester, England, England
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    Pros

    Wowcher's biggest asset is its PEOPLE! They have some extremely talented, innovative, hard working and kind staff on their books. The Manchester office was a fun, young and vibrant workplace with some issues (but to be expected with a fast paced sales environment). I do believe lower level management have all the best intentions. It's a great place to start a career- you learn a lot about hospitality, e-commerce, commerciality and business but the pressures are low. It is quite a 'sales-y' environment, without being completely toxic. It can feel like you're self employed at times as you manage your pipeline, your time and your earnings and this doesn't suit everybody as some people need more structure, guidance and drive. If this does suit you and you're willing to put the graft in, the job can be financially very rewarding. There is definitely a 'Wowcher mould' and not everyone fits into it. During the pandemic, Wowcher were good at being flexible with working patterns etc.

    Cons

    Wowcher's biggest downfall is their Silo mentality. There is no/limited cohesion between the head office and regional offices, between the different departments and between senior and lower level staff. It can feel like loads of little start up businesses working for one big multi-million dollar business. It would have been nice to feel part of something bigger than just one very small part of the business. Since the pandemic hit, executive leadership has been poor. Morale between sales staff is extremely low and people are feeling less valued than ever. There is a constant pressure to perform in these difficult times and this is often communicated badly- threatening to take away commission is possibly the worst idea Wowcher has ever had to increase productivity. The senior exec team pile pressure on to managers and hit them hard over revenues and they're so consumed by it that they don't actually have the time to nurture and bring the best out of their staff. This seems a shame when there's so many people within the business that want to be there and want to do well but their line managers don't have the time or resources to actually unlock the potential. There is little opportunity to really progress in the business- they can change your title and your base pay but this is just a facade for most, the responsibilities and job doesn't actually change. I think if there was a more clear path of progression where you got more responsibilities, they would hold on to more talented staff.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    I didn't particularly enjoy my time at Wowcher

    Nov 10, 2020 - Associate Business Consultant in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Young team who are generally nice, affable people.

    Cons

    Cold Sales - I just don't enjoy this so might not necessarily be a con to all. Career Progression is basically non existent A lot of lad culture and general sexism

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