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Perfect place if you want to work hard and fast track your career

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I have been with Shaw Academy for nearly 2 years now. It is a fast paced, fun environment that is suited to people who want to work hard and get results. As it is a start up you need to be able to adapt to change and if that doesn't phase you, you're onto a winner. The staff are on average between 25-35 so its a pretty young floor fully of ambitious, lively individuals. Opinions and ideas are welcome on every level which means everyone has a voice. The job had its tough moments also - it can be unpredictable with last minute changes from time to time which can be somewhat frustrating on occasion.


coffee machine, free beer and food every couple of months


hours are a little unsociable
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Encourage innovation and productivity and cool environment

They respect technical people and encourage to take management role too. Very good infrastructure and atmosphere to work. You will get funds to learn new technologies and skills and you can show your caliber. Shaw Academy means systems and process, excellent in that area. good work environment, work culture
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It's good to working with Shaw Academy

Working with GE power since last one year a fantastic work culture, management very supportive ,high safety norms and standard . Good working culture, Excellent learning Distributed workload, balance life style
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Productive work place

Great company to work with ,you get to learn a lot from your collegues Excellent employees benefit Employee friendly work environment and a very friendly seniors Thank you!


Learning opportunity and Career Growth


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Grew a lot at Shaw Academy - its really a life changing experience

I joined Shaw at M level position & faced lot of challenges, instead of considering it as problems I took it as opportunities (failed on some, succeeded on some) but really learnt a lot & growing to be a professional I never imagined I could be. Remember diamonds are made under intense heat & pressure and after that only they are most highly priced stone in the world.
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Excellent Progression

If you have the abilities, they will get recognised and you will advance in your role. Excellent time to be joining Shaw Academy now, with a very strong future ahead being fully funded and growing exponentially month on month. Great place to work.
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Fast paced, exciting with a real higher purpose

My work was focused and had purpose. The projects are very exciting. I work with incredible people who are full on enthusiasm and passion. The mission is higher education at lower cost in a world that badly needs this. My role offers me total job security as people, particularly in a downturn, really need Shaw Academy's services. I strongly recommend this company providing you have drive and ambition.
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Sham Academy

I was one of those who were layed off by this company 2 weeks before Christmas 2017 after being assured 2 weeks beforehand my job was totally secure. Also note that they decided to fire people in glass offices so the rest of the office could see then to be escorted out of the building - very embarrassing. Other than the regular mass firings management was very inconsistent - I won't even begin to speak about the CEO, I wouldn't know where to start, no career progression for women, long hours, a lot expected for the low salary. This company promises a lot, scams their customers and encourages staff to lie on their behalf to both staff and customers. QA involved the whole company (including CEO) listening to calls at random and slating the call. The idea of Shaw Academy is amazing if only it was carried out right. The potential it had at the beginning has long died. Trust me, you don't want to work for this company.


The friends you make along the way


Unstable work environment and job security
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Productive, full of Growth Opportunities

I worked at Shaw Academy for a year, it was an amazing experience for me career wise. I learned a lot and i developed a lot from being in the company. Upper Management had a lot of time for me, they gave me support and helped me to develop into higher positions within the company in a short space of time. The work life at the beginning was amazing and a lot of good perks, the salary package was very good and rewards where great also. The hardest part about the job was remaining focused and motivated on your own tasks, as with any company there are tough times where things are not going your way or you are not happy with certain decisions being made. Overall it was a great place to work, the people i met here were amazing and people who i am blessed to have met. Management was good with the exception of one or two as with any company. The CEO is a good man, he invests in people who work hard, show their talents and brightness. Ask any question and he will help which is a great thing. My only negative is that communication needs to better across the company, projects need to be given more time to be fully successful and clarity will always keep your employee's happy and willing to go to battle for you.


Vouchers, Salary Package, Free Education, Good people


Long Hours sometimes, communication could be better, Respect for employees from upper management could improve.
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Career Development

There's a ton of opportunity to get promote. I've already been moved to Sales after just a few months. I've seen some people get offered team leader and other are moving to customer support


Career development start up vibe
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 – 2 July 2018
Thank you for the review. I'm glad you are having a great time

If you are looking for a job, look somewhere else, if you are looking for a career, you can't find better.

I joined the company just over a year ago in the sales agent role and have been promoted three times since. In that space of time I have received a raise to my pay on 4 separate occasions. My ideas are listened to and I feel a genuine part of the workings of the company. Having worked from the "bottom rung" of sales agent, to now being part of the management team in just over a year, it shows the advancement possibilities in this company. This was not without its costs though. As a start up the nature of the job is that you must wear many caps, take a lot of initiative, and work some long hours. A lot of reviews for the company are people giving out about the hours, work, pay or management. These people want a 9-5 job and a paycheck and no stress. That is fine. This however, is not the place for that. If you are looking for a job, look somewhere else, if you are looking for a career, you can't find better. I feel a lot of professional and personal freedom here and also enjoy the "work hard, play hard" attitude of the firm that pushed people to work their hardest but also takes the time to have "Beer Fridays" or half-days where the whole floor are taking go-karting/bowling. Despite there being plenty of room for improvement having worked for several large multinationals in the past and some other startups I have never been happier at a company than I am here. If you're not afraid of hard work, like a challenge .....and money ......then I couldn't recommend this place more.


Excellent pay, Flexible hours, VERY fast promotional avenues, Great people, Fun atmosphere, A lot of personal freedom.


Very young company not much structure, fast paced environment can overwhelm, IT system not up to speed with Company's requirements
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3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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