Hastings Direct FAQ

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23 English questions out of 23

17 June 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Hastings Direct?

Pros

Loads of benefits and a variety of departments to explore and gain experience in. The salary is decent with a nice office location.

Cons

Within retail the progression is difficult and I was often looked down upon by being a young team leader. Some of the leadership and management in retail is poor and it can be difficult to stand out in this competitive and sometimes toxic work environment.

Advice to Management

Hire team leaders who are competent leaders within the retail department or alternatively provide people with less experience with training to help them perform as expected

Some of the leadership and management in retail is poor and it can be difficult to stand out in this competitive and sometimes toxic work environment.

17 June 2020

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20 December 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Hastings Direct?

Pros

Good pay Good career progression

Cons

Management isn't the best

Good career progression

20 December 2019

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31 May 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Hastings Direct?

Pros

Pay and the other employees

Cons

The company is compiled of 90% student employees, however, team leaders at Hastings, do not remember this, and it is an ordeal for students to get time off for exams If a student needs time off for exams and they have the holiday time available management should not require them to make up the time, they should have the option to use a holiday. The company should not be allowed to deny any student time off for exams. I have been there for three years and I notice the changes; now it is a pressure cooker. The original TL I had recently quit because the direction the company is going in is not about treating employees fairly. The TL's have their favourites and if you are not one of them you will be subjected to bullying. Upper management does nothing to intervene and you are treated like just a number, and your only purpose here is to make as much money for the company as possible and spend less time on the phone trying to help customers. Different information told from coaches so customers are angry. Some TL's have inappropriate relationships with team members. No chance for advancement in the company unless you are friends with TL's Show Less Advice to Management

Advice to Management

.Train TL's better Do not deny students days off for exams Make sure coaches are taught the same information

No chance for advancement in the company unless you are friends with TL's

31 May 2019

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13 May 2018

How is management perceived at Hastings Direct?

Pros

some people from the team were great

Cons

not very good management of the analysts and not many opportunities

not very good management of the analysts and not many opportunities

13 May 2018

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7 August 2019

Is Hastings Direct a good company to work for?

Pros

Great place, nice people, hours good, pay OK, staff welfare good

Cons

If your face doesn't fit is predominant here, they lure you in to a honey trap, promise you this, that don't be fooled, if you don't meet their criteria, learning, you are channelled into the departure lounge at Hastings direct, resign or get sacked via there pip procedure, micromanage attitude, they go all corporate, legal eagles, because you haven't met there goals. Watch your back..

Advice to Management

Listen to your young workforce, 18-25,age group, not many people 40+,work there so we aren't all fast learners, note!!, certain coaches there are very negative, unhelpful attitude, strict adherence, like being at school, form filling also..

Great place, nice people, hours good, pay OK, staff welfare good

7 August 2019

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