Quick facts

About Perkbox


What is it like to work for Perkbox

My Manager
My Manager
Perkbox University, the in-house training program, encompasses management training courses. They ask senior managers to present to managers along the lines of how to motivate staff, how to generate the best results, conflict resolution, empathy, workload management, reward and recognition etc. These happen every couple of months. Every manager is mentored by a senior manager. They always try to promote from within and so new managers will be well versed in Perkbox’s management training, having been on the receiving end themselves. A good example is the sales team, those demonstrating aptitude for increased responsibilities are eased into a management role by making them senior managers, who are still doing front line selling but have mentoring responsibilities. Senior Managers will shadow team leaders to prepare them for the more analytical aspects of the role and are afforded the opportunity to learn on the job. Regularly there are weekly, monthly and quarterly reviews. The weekly and monthly reviews are held between the manager and their line manager and are used to discuss how the managers team have responded to the established KPI's and address any incumbent issues. Quarterly reviews are held with the HR Manager present and minutes are taken for the managers to refer to at any time subsequently.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The company started the Perkbox University a couple of months ago, which is used as a repository for learning. All members of staff are sent a form asking them what they would like to learn more about and Perkbox arrange courses and training accordingly. So far they have had Management Training, Copywriting Workshop, Sales Techniques, and next month will be having Time Management and an external Developer talking to the tech team. Perkbox are subscribing to Safari which means that all of our employees can read unlimited books online and are also trialling Lynda for online video tutorials.
My Team
My Team
Perkbox have free drinks every Friday in the office at 5pm. The way they are distributed is quite unique - given that they have new starters on a regular basis, they push a beer trolley which affords them the opportunity to meet a lot of new faces in a more relaxed setting than the induction tour they are given on their first day. The trolley is also pushed by someone who might have blundered in some way that week, and is accompanied by an irreverent, tongue in cheek email outlining their plight sent by the HR Manager. It’s a fun end to the week and nominations come thick and fast and are always hotly contested. Perkbox have a dedicated break out area which has arcade machines, table tennis, table football and a Playstation 4, people eat lunch there and socialize in the evening. The company also has fortnightly yoga and football matches which give everyone something to talk about! Culture is very important to Perkbox. They made a Culture Book with stories of those who joined the team and give it to all new starters. They also made a video for Seedrs recently, a crowd funding company, and have raised £1.4m in a week, becoming the fastest funded company on their platform in history.

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Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    25

  • Earning £35,000+:

    49%

  • Male : Female:

    66% / 34%

  • Staff:

    97

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