Octopus Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2022

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3.9
72%
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Simon Rogerson
146 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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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing place to work

      Jan 18, 2022 - Internal Auditor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Freedom Flexibility Scope for promotion into different areas of the business

      Cons

      Could pay slightly more to align them with other Investment companies.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Jan 14, 2022 - Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Super Culture - loved my time

      Cons

      Nothing significant - best employer I had

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Exciting place to work

      Jan 12, 2022 - Fund Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Varied work, mid level staff empowered, good employee beneifts

      Cons

      Occasional disconnect between senior staff and junior staff.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great wellness initiatives and Parental leave

      Jan 11, 2022 - Assistant Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - full wellness programme to support both health and lifestyle -option of shared parental leave

      Cons

      - recognition isn’t given for all levels - same people being praised continually

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok

      Jan 1, 2022 - Technical Leader in Tel Aviv-Yafo
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people, Friendly atmosphere, non stressful environment

      Cons

      Lousy pay, no bonuses, office needs redo

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      Octopus Response

      Octopus Team

      Hi. Thanks for your review. Are you sure you got the right Octopus? Just wondering as we don't have offices in Tel-Aviv.

    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good for CV

      Jan 1, 2022 - Head of Finance in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company is very successful and the experience is great for your CV

      Cons

      Volume of work is too large, very difficult to concentrate on value added activities as constantly picking up extra work.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Busy

      Dec 22, 2021 - Fund Accountant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of responsibility, a lot of opportunity to learn

      Cons

      High pressure, insufficient resources and therefore long hours and high stress

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Best company I’ve worked at.

      Dec 7, 2021 - Sales BDM 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Fantastic training Great rewards Dealt with problems well when they arose Ethical business with good team of competent individuals Fantastic client relations/sales support Not afraid to try new things Octopus Springboard is an exception concept that is actively encouraged. Very inspiring founders

      Cons

      Middle management can be quite political Basic rate pay is below market rate and very slow to increase basic salary - Total package for high performers is very strong however

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Dec 1, 2021 - Tech Leader in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible schedule, great work life balance, very aware and active regarding our environmental impact

      Cons

      Not the best salaries compared to top payers

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Big no

      Dec 9, 2021 - Software Engineer in Ramat Gan
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Flexible hours after a year of working

      Cons

      Not high tech place feeling like old school company

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      Octopus Response

      Octopus Team

      Hello. Thank you for posting your review. As Octopus is in the heart of London, UK, are you sure you posted your review against the right company?

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