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Found 46 of over 51 reviews
4.8
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ALISON CEO Mike Feerick
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ALISON CEO Mike Feerick
Mike Feerick
10 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Flexible and Roomy for Growth

    16 Nov 2022 - Email Marketing Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The remote working culture at Alison provides for a very flexible environment and helps us all to maintain a better work/life balance, as well as meaning we get to work with team members all across the world. There is also plenty of room and opportunity to move up in your role.

    Cons

    A regular process for annual salary reviews might help motivate employees throughout the year.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Stay away

    22 Jan 2022 - SEO Manager in Galway
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Nothing really. Salary can be decent if you are lucky enough to stay long term.

    Cons

    The organizational structure changes frequently and is not well thought out. End up having to report to random department heads who have no clear understanding of your roles. Objectives changes frequently and valuable employees get fired often and random positions get created and filled with no clear plans, resulting in more issues. Most of the issues stem from CEO who has no clue what he is doing. I would recommend to stay away.

    3 people found this review helpful
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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Never again!

    15 Oct 2021 - Management 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some might find uncertainty ‘exciting’’?

    Cons

    No clear structure Objectives change daily at whim of owner Could be dismissed for no reason

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Lots of potential

    19 Mar 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission to be a part of and lots of great potential opportunities for the company to grow

    Cons

    Gap between the ideas to realise opportunities and what is needed to deliver on the expectations from them creates a level of unnrealistic pressure

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Amazing place to work

    1 Dec 2020 - B2B Account Manager in Galway
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The team make all the difference and also the Ceo working hard for our common goal "Affordable learning for everyone". Allowing me to work Remotely

    Cons

    No cons for Alison that I have found

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good Company

    5 Nov 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Galway
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The concept of Alison is inspiring, CEO truly believes in the idea and is approachable. Found the employees friendly.

    Cons

    Parking is ridiculous in Parkmore.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Look elsewhere

    9 Sep 2020 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Micro management disguised as autonomy Lack of experienced leaders No direction, goals are constantly changing

    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Change is needed

    17 Sep 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Good place to start a career - Alison's idea of free education for all is an admirable goal. - Most of the staff are lovely. - Decent starting salary.

    Cons

    - Work can become very repetitive and monotonous. - No salary reviews after the initial six months. - No room for career development. - Often given work that had nothing to do with my job or area of expertise. - The CEO gets a new idea for a project, asks you to start working on it, then changes his mind when the work is almost completed - six weeks of work down the drain. I have seen this happen numerous times. - Inconsistency among teams. If one team is allowed to change their working hours, these hours should be offered to other staff members if it doesn't affect the running of the business. - An employee working from home full-time should have the same workload as their fellow employees working in the office. If they cannot access the work, they shouldn't be working from home. There’s a terrible sense of “out of sight, out of mind” when it comes to allocating tasks. - Serious issues are ignored. An incident occurred where a staff member was verbally aggressive towards other employees, the manager didn't step in to diffuse the situation and when it was reported to HR, nothing was done about it. This created an uncomfortable working environment. - Employees working on the same team should get the same opportunities; one employee was given a licence to work with some new software tools to enhance their work. This gave off a sense of favouritism as it was not offered to fellow employees despite them working there longer. - To outsiders, the CEO made out that the company was thriving – in reality, a third of staff were let go. This happened as they were updating the Alison website, it wasn’t ready for external audiences but despite concerns from staff testing the website, the CEO decided to let the website go live. They lost hundreds of learners because the site didn’t work, there was no pick-up after six months, and in turn, staff were let go.

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    9 people found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Good as a starting point in career

    20 Aug 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    -Good starting salary (after first 6 months, for which you are on a reduced salary) -Good exposure to different types of e-learning content -Staff are lovely and easy to work with

    Cons

    -No room for upward movement -No salary increases from starting wage -Work can get repetitive after a while -Serious problems can be brushed under the carpet, even when continuously reported. While I worked here there was a staff member who was confrontational and bullied quieter staff members. Not only was he never reprimanded, he was given extra privileges despite being reported.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  11. 1.0
    Former Employee

    CEO Knows Desperate People Need a Job - You Might Last 3 Months Then Get Fired!!

    6 Jun 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you like a 'crazy' work environment with a CEO who has a different idea every 5 minutes, this is perfect for you!

    Cons

    High staff turnover. CEO has a 'chosen few' staff who are 'untouchable'! He encourages staff to gossip about one another as a pretext to firing. Total lack of job security. Lack of organisation.

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    3 people found this review helpful
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ALISON has an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5, based on over 51 reviews left anonymously by employees. 98% of employees would recommend working at ALISON to a friend and 93% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 90% over the last 12 months.

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