Compare Hastings Direct vs First Central BETA

See how First Central vs. Hastings Direct compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 201 reviews)
3.8
(based on 78 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.2
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
3.7
Work-life balance
3.6
4.1
Senior Management
2.9
3.4
Culture & Values
3.6
3.6
CEO Approval
Hastings Direct Ceo Toby van der Meer
92%Toby van der Meer
First Central Ceo Michael Lee
N/AMichael Lee
% Recommend to a friend
64%
74%
Positive Business Outlook
52%
52%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Service Representative20 Salaries
£17,503/yr
Senior Systems Engineer1 Salaries
£50,798/yr
Team Leader9 Salaries
£28,420/yr
Customer Service Advisor1 Salaries
£17,455/yr
IT Support Supervisor11 Salaries
£29,060/yr
Manager1 Salaries
£41,816/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Flexible working"(in 11 reviews)
"Great place"(in 11 reviews)
"People good"(in 8 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 9 reviews)
"Team leaders"(in 8 reviews)
"Haywards heath"(in 6 reviews)
"Manchester"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

I have been working at Hastings Direct part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Pay Treatment by managers Ba good work life balance

Cons

Progression is very limited Weekends are a must for part timers

Current Employee - Senior Recruiter

I have been working at First Central part-time for more than 8 years

Pros

I've worked at the company for 9 years within various departments coming from a shop based sales role ,I quickly was taught about insurance from a professional,engaging learning team ! After three... years in the business I wanted to try something new and was encouraged and supported by management - I took a role in HR with no experience! Was totally supported with various exams and on the job training from experienced HR professionals ! My department are like my family and this is the general feel across the business ! We have Fun and passionate events planners who arrange a range of team building events outside and Inside of work which also raises large amounts of money for local charity ! I'm a part time employee now and the company completely supports me with my recent new job as a Mum! We currently have some new leaders on the senior leadership team who have brought a wealth of knowledge to 1st central so very exciting times !!

Cons

Would be great to have a onsite baby creche

Advice to Management

Keep doing what your doing always remember the people !

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