Compare Hastings Direct vs United Carpets BETA

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Hastings Direct

United Carpets

Employee Ratings

  • Hastings Direct scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 249 reviews)
Hastings Direct employees rated their Overall Rating 2.3 higher than United Carpets employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
1.3
(based on 5 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Hastings Direct employees rated their Career Opportunities 2.2 higher than United Carpets employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
1.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Hastings Direct employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 2.6 higher than United Carpets employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
1.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Hastings Direct employees rated their Work-life balance 2.6 higher than United Carpets employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
1.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Hastings Direct employees rated their Senior Management 2.0 higher than United Carpets employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
1.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Hastings Direct employees rated their Culture & Values 2.5 higher than United Carpets employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
1.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hastings Direct Ceo Toby van der Meer
91%
91%Toby van der Meer
CEO Approval
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N/A0 Ratings
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
% Recommend to a friend
N/A
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Hastings Direct employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 30% higher than United Carpets employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
24%

Salaries

Hastings Direct has 235 more total submitted salaries than United Carpets.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Training Advisor3 Salaries
£22,525/yr
Sales Representative2 Salaries
£17,419/yr
Customer Representative10 Salaries
£17,459/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
IT Manager1 Salaries
£40,149/yr
Sales Consultant1 Salaries
£13,912/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Hastings Direct.
  • "Team leaders" was the most mentioned Con at Hastings Direct.
Pros
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 13 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 12 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Team leaders"(in 12 reviews)
"Call centre"(in 9 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good"21 Oct 2020

Former Employee - Customer Representative

I worked at Hastings Direct part-time

Pros

Good manager, meeting new people

Cons

pressured targets, lead to anxiety

Advice to Management

Be better

Former Employee - Sales Consultant

I worked at United Carpets full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Met some great friends who I talk to frequently

Cons

Everything else. Some major issues to point out- 1. They pay you minimum wage or just above but offer commission to bump your pay packet up. But if your store is in a run down area, which most are.... You'll end up discounting to get the sale which kills your commission. 2015/16 I was earning £12k a year plus £200 per month commission (average). So when you take tax off and outgoings, leaves you with not much. Bare in mind you are worked like an animal for this. 2. I was expecting to dress smartly in a shirt and tie etc but also do warehouse work. Like cutting up carpets etc. Which after 2 hours or so makes you look rough. I was taking in deliveries nearly everyday. Oil stains were a common thing. I was then expected to bring a 2nd t shirt in for deliveries, yeah wreck my own clothes. 3. I worked under 3 franchisees. 1st was great, 2nd was OK, he was flexible but had no support from head office so he failed, the 3rd was awful. An absolute control freak. Spoke to me like I was a mug, shouted at me on the internal phone to the point my colleague could hear them from 6ft away, just awful.

Advice to Management

Respect your franchisees, respect your workers. Stop putting out misleading sales adverts. Trade like an ethical company. Not a cowboy company

Job Postings

Hastings Direct has 35 more recently posted open jobs than United Carpets.