Octopus Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2022

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3.6
66%
Recommend to a Friend
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Simon Rogerson
159 Ratings
Pros
  • "Octopus really is about the 'People' and if I could work for them again in the future, I would(in 38 reviews)

  • "Great flexible working policies(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Only interested in raising capital (& Octopus Energy) rather than actually hitting return targets and doing their best for investors(in 31 reviews)

  • "Long hours and confusing structure(in 10 reviews)

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    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worse company to work at

      Feb 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can't think of one at all

      Cons

      Owner micro manage and interrupt planning

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Really fun

      Jun 20, 2022 - Software Engineer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great culture and values good opportunities for movement in company company liquidity event

      Cons

      lower salaries Holborn is not the most exciting

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      So many cracks it octopus' pretty exterior.

      May 31, 2022 - Senior Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good benefits and incentives (including shares scheme).

      Cons

      It's just a mess of an organisation. Outdated systems make your job more hassle than it needs to be. They have an issue with developing new processes & software which often makes you wonder why you're doing something when there is almost always a more efficient way for it to be done. People are MASSIVELY overworked. It's clear in some departments that there is a need for more people instead of spreading people so thinly and being mad at them when they are unable to produce work within a deadline or to an expected standard. This is honestly the worst place I've ever worked for so many reasons. The hours are often unduly long because they simply refuse to run the organisation properly by hiring more staff and improving systems. Certain managers are just straight up rude and inconsiderate with no interpersonal skills. Feels like a poorly run factory that cuts as many corners as possible rather than a successful corporation. Also, talk of flexible working is simply just talk. Don't expect to be given the option of when to come into the office or how to manage your workload. Also It's very likely that you will be aggressively micro-managed.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people

      Apr 28, 2022 - Internal Business Development Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and always something going on!

      Cons

      I struggle to find anything negative

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      BD

      Apr 21, 2022 - Business Development Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong financial rewards and company benefits.

      Cons

      Long hours and lack of flexibility.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Visionary company. Tight payers

      Apr 13, 2022 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Leadership, elite products, B Corp, SIP

      Cons

      Pay is not market rate for roles.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Productive team environment

      Apr 7, 2022 - Senior IT Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people on the ground

      Cons

      Mid level management do not seem as engaged in their teams as they should be

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to learn in an early career

      Mar 25, 2022 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gives you lots of training and support to learn new skills, especially in your early career

      Cons

      Pay never seems to match up with rest of market

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Very poor job security

      Apr 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helpful and great colleagues Free mental health coach sessions (because you'll likely need them)

      Cons

      Saw too many great people leaving either they wanted or had to do so. Very poor job security. Reducing team size happened too often. Never felt safe being in the team cause you'll feel like you might be the next target.

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a tech company

      Mar 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are amazing. office is great

      Cons

      Not a tech company, salaries below market rate, culture isnt great as it used to be. no career progreassion

      1 person found this review helpful
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    Octopus has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 250 reviews left anonymously by employees. 66% of employees would recommend working at Octopus to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Octopus employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Octopus. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

    66% of Octopus employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Octopus 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

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