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Black Sun (UK) Benefits

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  • 15 Mar 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    Pretty good benefits package overall: good holiday package (once you've accumulated the full amount), great perks (like breakfast, treats, drinks, great coffee), fun socials, remote working, team development budget, cycle to work, childcare vouchers, bonus scheme!

    Black Sun (UK) Response

    Thanks very much for your feedback on our benefits package. We work hard to provide an engaging and rewarding work environment here at Black Sun and also to have some fun along the way with a varied and extensive social programme.
    This year we have worked hard to further invest into our business as well as our people through a significant investment into refurbishing and transforming our home, Fulham Palace as well as by starting the journey of transforming our internal training and career development programme. We believe in never standing still and there is still much work to be done to further develop our plans however I'm pleased with our progress so far and the positive feedback we've received from the business.
    Thank you again for your review and please keep the feedback coming.
    David Christopherson

  • 28 May 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in London, England

    Good compensation but not much apart from this.

  • 13 May 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    Poor benefits compared to other agencies. No medical insurance; long contractual hours (9-6); excessive unpaid overtime demanded; few holidays (22 including Xmas); statutory minimum pension; Friday breakfasts are decent as is the coffee.

    Black Sun (UK) Response

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback on our benefits package. There are a couple of points I wanted to clarify and I’d encourage you to come to have a chat with either myself or the Talent team to ensure you’re aware of the benefits currently on offer at Black Sun.

    With regards to the holiday, I wanted to clarify that you are entitled to 22 days, plus Bank Holidays – and we also have a loyalty programme where you receive an additional day’s holiday up to 5 extra days, therefore the total holiday package ends up as 27 days.

    Our contractual working hours are 9am-6pm, however, we also offer an early finish on Fridays where employees can head off for the weekend early to help offset the busier times of the year. You are correct that our pension is in line with the current government regulations, however, we also have a cycle to work scheme, offer life assurance and comprehensive support through an Employee Assistance Programme. There is also a very active social calendar and we provide great training and career development opportunities through our Full Circle Talent Development Programme.

    In addition to all the above, our Talent team are currently undertaking a review of our benefits programme to ensure we remain competitive and our teams fairly rewarded for all their handwork and effort.

    Thanks again for your feedback,

    David

  • 14 Apr 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    Bare minimum benefits: statutory pension; statutory sick leave; 22 days holiday + 1 day per year after 1 year's service up to a max of 5 days; small bonus which doesn't reflect the vast amount of unpaid effort/overtime expected. No formal time off in lieu. Free coffee/tea and Friday breakfasts. Long core working hours (9-6). Friday finish at 4.30 but not possible for everyone. Long hours culture with a little remote working tolerated rather than embraced. No medical insurance. No culture of supporting volunteering/giving back.

    Black Sun (UK) Response

    Thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback on our benefits. Our talent team are currently undertaking a market review of our benefits to ensure that we remain competitive and show our appreciation to our employees. I’d welcome the opportunity to speak to you in more detail about your feedback, as while you are correct on some points, there are a few that I could provide more clarity around.

    Additionally, we have increased our focus on and commitment to talent development over the past 18 months, with increased investment in coaching, training and professional development – all of which we feel adds to the overall package available to all employees at Black Sun. We're very optimistic that we're making great progress and we hope you will stay with us to witness the changes that are taking place.

    This is obviously something which is on your mind so please come and find me and let’s chat it through. I would really interested to hear your thoughts on how we could do things better.

    Best
    David

  • 22 Feb 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in London, England

    Only 22 days annual leave (office is open between Christmas and NY). A discretionary bonus but you'll have to wait long to qualify, after 1 year (excluding probation period) and it's only paid in March so it can be 2 years before you see it (most people don't last that long). Pension - company contributes 1%

    Black Sun (UK) Response

    Thanks very much for your review and feedback. I really wish you had spoken to us at the time when you were with us as we could have clarified a few things with you. Some of your comments aren’t quite right, but I do appreciate your feedback.
    Yes, you are right in that our statutory holiday package is 22 days (excluding Bank holidays) however we also have a loyalty programme where you receive an additional day’s holiday up to 5 extra days, therefore the total holiday package ends up as 28 days. I am delighted to say that many enjoy this benefit.
    Yes, our pension contribution is 1% in line with the current government regulations, however we also have a cycle to work scheme, provide childcare vouchers, have a very active social calendar, provide many staff perks (such as breakfast every Friday) and provide great training and fast career development opportunities.
    Also, through everyone’s hard work and contributions we have managed to pay a bonus and provide annual pay reviews for the past 10 years despite some tough market conditions, which I’m very proud of.
    Thank you again for your feedback and I wish you all the best.
    David

  • 27 Mar 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    Fair package for most of the employees

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Income Protection
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Death in Service
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • SIPP
  • Corporate ISA
  • Save as You Earn
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options

Family & Parenting

  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Work From Home
  • Flexible Working
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Dependent Care
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Benefits

  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Discount
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Gym Membership
  • Car Allowance
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Company Car

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Apprenticeship Programme
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development

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