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Very very fast paced

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Extremely fast paced environment. Got retrenched recently as the business moved focus to B2b. Very good environment but working overtime to make targets for comm.
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Shaw Academy also Known as Upskillist

One of the worst Companies to work for no professionalism HR and Sales manager are all in it together if you don't accept their terms with regards to a decision that may affect your livelihood then you are victimized
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Not fun environment

The money is fair but the working environment is toxic. Lost of negativity as you work hard for you commission and once you make it they always finding a way to strip you sales or stuff after weeks of making it

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Over pressured environment
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Challenging yet stimulating

Being part of the education team, which is managed extremely well, collaboration is the key to success. The pace is really fast but with great team work comes amazing results and satisfaction.This company is for you if you:1) strive in a fast-paced work environment2) love collaboration3) are open to learning new skills outside of your scope4) have a passion for technology and innovation 5) have the discipline to work remotely or hybrid6) don't take things too personally and love a corporate work environment7) can handle constant change

Pros

Hard work does not go unnoticed

Cons

Fast-paced and lack of company transparency and uncertainty
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Not Valuing there Staff

At the Company they have developed a culture of not Valuing there staff and treat other like dirt.They have no structure in place,manage use profanity

Pros

Cash incentive

Cons

Work weekends without pay
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Fast Paced and Stressful with Unrealistic targets set

My time at Shaw Academy started off really well. But then things started to change at a quick pace, we were told we had to make certain call and sales targets that were incredibly unrealistic within our "9 hour shift" . Many times I would find myself working without taking any lunches or breaks just to make reach my target set by the Managers and CEO. I would also find myself leaving work an hour or two late at times and then having to find my own way home at 8-9pm. AND LORD HELP YOU if you want to take a Public Holiday off. Even though you do not get double pay or Public Holiday pay.

Pros

None

Cons

Long Hours, Managers who think they are above you, No work-life balance
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Money, growth and pressure

My experience at Shaw had been positive for the most of it. It is a fast pace ever changing company that requires you to give your all and can be stressful but you get paid according to your job difficulty so that's good. Growth has been crazy good. I have seen people promoted about 7 times in the last 7 months all based on how hard you work. Management is hard core but understanding and fair. Over all its a great place to grow fast if you have the right mindset and work ethic. And we get to study for free too so that's nice. Many make it past contract stage but those who don't make it end up a abit angry as it's more for those whit postive mindset rather than those who are not really into sales

Pros

High basic, growth, training and job satisfaction

Cons

Long hours, not for newbies
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from the best job ever to the worst

was great in the beginning and they pay was good and targets where reasonable. but after a few months wit the constant changes the targets become stupid and you had to work 12-14hours a day to reach the target. you ca forget about commission aswell. thay are also are planning to sell the company in a few years so no hopes of having a career so dont think you will eventually get promoted after giving your all

Pros

Basic use to be 12500

Cons

everything else pretty much
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Worst mistake of my life

Poor management every day your job is threatened. The target is absolutely ridiculous. No one achieves it and constant warnings are issued unethical and illigal. You can sign up to 7 warnings in 1 week. Staff are abused emotionally and verbally on a regular basis. All in the name of earning a comfortable basic not worth it don't do it.

Pros

Good basic

Cons

Long hours
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No work - life balance

Not really a normal shifted job. You need to work about 16 hours a day to meet operational required targets. VERY draining and unethical culture. No values.

Pros

Salary

Cons

unethical management
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Horrid workplace.

Absolutely horrible workplace. There is no formal training. We sat around for 7+ working days just revising a script but were expected to make sales as soon as we hit the floor. Management is horrud, couldn't care about your life. Absolutely no regard for COVID protocols, positive cases are swept under the rug. Unattainable KPIs which we then got told was as a result of our "laziness." Unstable environment as a whole. Would definitely not recommend.

Pros

Good salary

Cons

Everything else
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The worst experience of my life

Working at Shaw academy was the most stressful draining environment I have ever been in, there is no professionalism in the work place. No job security . The CEO only cares about making money for the company. There structure is unethical and management has no proper training. Overall a negative experience

Pros

None

Cons

Stress, long hours
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Stressful and No Job security

The worst Job I have ever experienced. The management is pathetic. No job security and absolutely no support from management. You have to work outside your hours of work to reach their insane targets every single day and then you dont even get paid over time. And to top it all off you work extremely hard and when it comes to get paid your commission you have to fight to get paid that commission. What you will also be doing to the students is unethical and immoral. I dont suggest anyone coming to work for this company. They will not acknowledge you and they will treat you extremely badly. There is no pros working for this company at all. The basic salary is high but you are selling your soul for that basic.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Long Hours, Scamming students
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Fun Workplace

Its a very good place to start ur career with and wholesome a great experience if you are a fresher. Job is flexible and its not stressful unlike other companies
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Shaw Academy

Good work culture and great learning opportunities. Growth is slow how ever good benefits and conpensation policies Open door approach. Cabs too and fro available
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Productive and positive place to build a good start to your career

I had a very good experience working at Shaw Academy, considering this was my first job. The work environment was very positive and highly motivating. The initial training provided was very useful to build a successful start. Along with work, a lot of fun activities were organised for the employees.
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Based on 59 reviews

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3,2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3,6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
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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