Shaw Academy Reviews

Updated Apr 27, 2022

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3.2
51%
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274 Ratings
Pros
  • "Shaw Academy truly cares of its employees(in 44 reviews)

  • "Strong focus on employees and work culture(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Shaw Academy is a high stress environment that leaves you exhausted(in 21 reviews)

  • "There's no work-life balance because all you'll be able to do in your life is to work(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Apr 27, 2022 - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      none that i can think of

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun but slightly traumatic

      Mar 2, 2022 - Educator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really nice staff, made some good friends. Good experience for anyone looking to gain experience teaching online. Pay decent ish

      Cons

      Seemed to have rounds of hiring and mass firing of staff, high turnover , which was disruptive and inefficient use of time having to train new people over and over and was quite upsetting for some people. Heavy sales based agenda, more so than education. May have changed since I was there...

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place

      Jan 27, 2022 - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      nice team and good atmosphere

      Cons

      bad coffee and no lunch allowance

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bad experience as a worker

      Dec 23, 2021 - Instructor in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some bonuses at the end of campaigns

      Cons

      Bad environment, unhealthy competition among workers. Lack of trust in the company

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good opportunities for a while

      Dec 13, 2021 - Sales in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportuunity to grow once you were willing to put the hours and work in

      Cons

      no work life balance, and very high expectations

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Avoid at all costs

      Nov 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Genuinely there are none to speak about.

      Cons

      Terrible work life balance, Underqualified educators and unqualified management.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      forget

      Nov 9, 2021 - Translator in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      not a place for work

      Cons

      it’s really a bad place for work

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good business idea but all the rest is wrong

      Aug 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Possibility to learn, great colleagues, and nice location. It can be a stepping stone for a new job, to fill gaps in a CV if you really need it.

      Cons

      This company will leave you exhausted not only physically but also spiritually speaking. They don´t care about their employees at all. The targets are not only unachievable but also they don't care which ones they are as long as you give more and more every month. There is no plan/strategy. They talk about customer-centric approaches, but this is only an excuse to get more money from these customers without taking into consideration their actual needs. Everything is a disaster. The fast pace and customer-centric cultures have been poorly interpreted by Shaw's upper management.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst company to work for - no plan/strategy

      Jul 22, 2021 - Digital Marketing Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Since all the tasks assigned to you against time, you learn how to work under pressure and prioritise

      Cons

      Unreachable WEEKLY targets Poor management from the top No strategy Lack of empathy You will be just a number, not a person working for a company

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worst decision of my life

      Jun 30, 2021 - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No pros in that company

      Cons

      Just awful. Felt tricked and used for an experiment for the position. After 1 month in the job, our job title, targets and position changed. Just went down hill from there. Horror Show of a company

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    Shaw Academy has an overall rating of 3.2 out of 5, based on over 345 reviews left anonymously by employees. 51% of employees would recommend working at Shaw Academy to a friend and 51% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -19% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Shaw Academy employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Shaw Academy. This rating has decreased by -20% over the last 12 months.

    51% of Shaw Academy employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Shaw Academy 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

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