Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Communications Agency
  • Year established:
    1956
  • Website:
    http://golin.com/uk
  • UK locations:
    London
  • Contact
    • 2 Waterhouse Square, 140 Holborn, London, EC1N 2AE

About Golin/Virgo Health


What is it like to work for Golin/Virgo Health

Leadership
Leadership
Golin and Virgo are led by President Matt (Golin) and two CEOs/MDs Sarah and Angie (Virgo). All three are all very well respected in the communications industry and this is a definite draw for employees who choose to join Golin/Virgo. They are all very hands on and accessible, encouraging team members to come and pick their brains about any challenges they may be facing as well as actively mentoring junior members in order to nurture their raw talents. They all bring the values to life setting an example to the team and perpetuate an environment where hard work and outstanding performance is rewarded and success is celebrated on a regular basis. The senior leadership has high visibility at team meetings in both office locations, presenting, sharing and demonstrating excellence and best practice across the company.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Employee development is of utmost importance to Golin/Virgo. As well as clear succession planning with the leaders of the business to ensure timely and fair promotions, they run an internal/external training scheme for people at all levels across the business. This scheme covers on the job training, such as ‘Managing for Excellence’, client servicing and selling in training, plus policy and regulations training which look at the external environment. They recognise that employee development is strongly linked to the line manager, so as part of the package, they also issue employees with journals and note books which are taken along to 121 meetings and are used solely for people’s learning and development.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Golin/Virgo have ‘G4 Superhero’ and the ‘Veritable Virgo’ awards. These awards are announced publicly at team meetings and the winners are chosen from a short-list of peer-nominated candidates which are reviewed by the leadership team to find the winner. The awards recognise and reward individuals who model the company values and behaviours to achieve exceptional results. The winner receives a bottle of champagne, and the choice of an experience, either dinner in a top London restaurant, a spa day, a trip to see a west end show, a flight in a hot air balloon or a chance to drive a top sports car. The overall winner at the end of the year gets the opportunity to travel to one of their global offices - recent winners have travelled to New York and Chicago for a week of cross-office/cultural learning.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    20% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    197

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    29

  • Male : Female:

    35% / 65%

  • Staff Turnover:

    39%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    52%

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