deVere Group Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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deVere Group CEO Nigel Green
Nigel Green
385 Ratings
  1. "Excellent training, great company."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    The training really does put you on a pedestal to other companies. The progression opportunities are endless. The earning potential is like no other businesses I’ve come across. Lots of great colleagues that make it there mission to help you progress.

    Cons

    You will have to devote all your time and attention to your work and your future. You must be strong willed if you’re not you will struggle to battle through the pressures of this job. It takes a lot to get off the mark!

  2. "A great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing energy. You are expected to succeed and are compensated well if you do succeed. Everyone is lovely and will help you do well if you ask. The office atmosphere that I have is amazing and you truly feel like you're left to your own devices to do well (which I love). No one breathing down your neck. You are your own boss in this sense. The Training Academy in Malta is amazing also

    Cons

    Long hours. You have to put them in if you want to do well here. You also need a passion for sales because ultimately, you are selling this business and generating business for deVere. Don't do this job if you can't put the work in

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "The working environment was not the best. Managers need to improve on their ability to motivate employees."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Lusaka, Lusaka
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at deVere Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Helped me improve on my communication skills

    Cons

    Management was to harsh, and the pay was too low

  4. "deVere Training Academy"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Financial Coordinator in Auckland, Auckland

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training, intense but sets you up for the job

    Cons

    Long hours expected, you get out what you put in

  5. "Unqualified Sales"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wealth Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at deVere Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good earning potential, some decent products / structured notes

    Cons

    Sole focus on sales and not necessarily client outcome. Unqualified managers & generally grossly under qualified advisors which in some instances borders on dangerous.

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  6. "deVere"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Associate in Marbella
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment, Good Management

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

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  7. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDM in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at deVere Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have loved every minute of working at deVere and I am looking forward to a long career here. I feel very proud to be part of such a great company.

    Cons

    I have no issues at all

  8. Helpful (7)

    "It's a sales role disguised as "business development""

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at deVere Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Few nice and welcoming employees at the London offices, but otherwise, it's not a nice place to work.

    Cons

    The BDA promises “huge money opportunity”: insane earnings growth after 12 month-ish, but at the expense of soul-crushing hamster wheel of doing same thing every day yet not having freedom to try new things (limited creativity). Role is tough in the beginning yet you are not expected or even encouraged to stay after 12 months on BDA position. The BDA (Business development associate) role is the hardest role they have and is all about KPIs and doing Cii exams for R01-R06. Most people at the company hate this role . I had an impression that this is sales role with nothing but cold calling and emailing. Manager said “we don't do cold calling any more” but ex-employees as well as employees sitting right in the office said that they indeed do cold calls. After the first day it was clear that the role is quite boring and is “on-the-rails”, i.e. you do as they say as creativity or doings differently is essentially not encouraged at all. I am assuming some people got bored after a while, tried some other approach to their tasks and company did not like that, as all they care about is KPIs and “stick to what works and don’k questions” mentality. It's very number-based, if you cannot do what they ask in first 3 months, you are out. Just do simple googling and you will find tons of news stories about devere and after decide if you want to join them. I would not recommend.

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  9. "Great place"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Sandton
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at deVere Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work Excitiong place to work You learn

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company

  10. Helpful (1)

    "1/10 - Do not recommend"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Dubai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at deVere Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    none at all to be honest

    Cons

    Dishonest with employees, no job security.

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