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13 January 2021

Does Gist Ltd. have a pension plan?

Pros

Recent step changes amongst management (notably new CEO) have led to a more streamlined head office function. Good remuneration, company car, private health, pension, etc. Everything you'd expect (but nothing you wouldn't...) Employees have worked so hard this year to get through the pandemic.

Cons

Changes perhaps coming too thick and fast for some. If you're not on board, it seems like you're coldly jettisoned. HR not good - the function is so far behind the times - no active diversity and inclusion manager or scheme. Painfully slow to react to real-life issues. Stale leadership resting on laurels and doing things the same old way. No REAL mental health scheme - just palmed off to external phone number. This isn't what people want anymore. People want (and need) more. The company is behind the times and too cheap to make solid infrastructure improvements.

Advice to Management

Look outside the Gist bubble. Research what other companies are doing. Some of the best people are leaving because this is slow and old-fashioned. Listen to new ideas and be open to them. Implement things quickly, not three or four years later. It's honestly painful.

Good remuneration, company car, private health, pension, etc. Everything you'd expect (but nothing you wouldn't...)

13 January 2021

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23 December 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Gist Ltd.?

Pros

I have been with this organisation for over 17 years and am happy to stay. The companies ethos on treating people and each other in the right way is something I firmly believe in. I work within a team and for a manager who cares about our welfare and our progression. If you have the right manager and you put the work in then you can fly and build a career for yourself. The organisation offers a lot of support to their employees such as access to free confidential advice and counselling services. Flexible working for all parents has become a big thing over the years and something that Gist does look to adopt where feasible.

Cons

Some teams and managers may be more inclined to be operationally focused and can overlook employee welfare and opportunities to develop their people. It can depend on which style of manager you get as to how well you will be treated. The graduate programme offers quick career progression but sometimes at the expense of non-graduates who are sometimes more qualified and capable of doing the job.

Advice to Management

The company ethos on looking after its people, treating them fairly and developing people is an excellent one to have. The way in which Managers deliver upon this though is inconsistent and requires some work. The operation is a high priority as it should be as without a profitable business we would not be here. However it should not be THE highest priority, allowing other standards to fall.

The graduate programme offers quick career progression but sometimes at the expense of non

23 December 2019

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12 September 2018

How are promotions handled at Gist Ltd.?

Pros

Salary, staff in offices and shop floor.

Cons

No focus on accuracy, all focus on productivity. No chance of promotion as you back fill with Graduates who if being honest have no chance of running are team in a warehouse.

Advice to Management

Look at how this company was run 10 & 20 years ago and go back to basics. Less agency and more contracts. Promote from within and have a team of managers with experience and knowledge of the job instead of just qualifications that won't help get a pallet picked safely, accurately and delivered on time. Listen to staff ideas and complaints and act on these.

No chance of promotion as you back fill with Graduates who if being honest have no chance of running are team in a warehouse.

12 September 2018

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13 January 2021

Does there seem to be diversity at Gist Ltd.?

Pros

Recent step changes amongst management (notably new CEO) have led to a more streamlined head office function. Good remuneration, company car, private health, pension, etc. Everything you'd expect (but nothing you wouldn't...) Employees have worked so hard this year to get through the pandemic.

Cons

Changes perhaps coming too thick and fast for some. If you're not on board, it seems like you're coldly jettisoned. HR not good - the function is so far behind the times - no active diversity and inclusion manager or scheme. Painfully slow to react to real-life issues. Stale leadership resting on laurels and doing things the same old way. No REAL mental health scheme - just palmed off to external phone number. This isn't what people want anymore. People want (and need) more. The company is behind the times and too cheap to make solid infrastructure improvements.

Advice to Management

Look outside the Gist bubble. Research what other companies are doing. Some of the best people are leaving because this is slow and old-fashioned. Listen to new ideas and be open to them. Implement things quickly, not three or four years later. It's honestly painful.

no active diversity and inclusion manager or scheme.

13 January 2021

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13 January 2021

How are senior leaders perceived at Gist Ltd.?

Pros

Recent step changes amongst management (notably new CEO) have led to a more streamlined head office function. Good remuneration, company car, private health, pension, etc. Everything you'd expect (but nothing you wouldn't...) Employees have worked so hard this year to get through the pandemic.

Cons

Changes perhaps coming too thick and fast for some. If you're not on board, it seems like you're coldly jettisoned. HR not good - the function is so far behind the times - no active diversity and inclusion manager or scheme. Painfully slow to react to real-life issues. Stale leadership resting on laurels and doing things the same old way. No REAL mental health scheme - just palmed off to external phone number. This isn't what people want anymore. People want (and need) more. The company is behind the times and too cheap to make solid infrastructure improvements.

Advice to Management

Look outside the Gist bubble. Research what other companies are doing. Some of the best people are leaving because this is slow and old-fashioned. Listen to new ideas and be open to them. Implement things quickly, not three or four years later. It's honestly painful.

Stale leadership resting on laurels and doing things the same old way.

13 January 2021

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