Platform Housing FAQ

Have questions about working at Platform Housing? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Platform Housing.

All answers shown come directly from Platform Housing Reviews and are not edited or altered.

10 English questions out of 10

22 May 2021

Does Platform Housing offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Supportive, educational, work from home

Cons

Nothing to think of about the cons

Supportive, educational, work from home

22 May 2021

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7 February 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Platform Housing?

Pros

Most of the upper management are so unbelievably incompetent they have no idea what their staff are doing, so you could probably just surf by doing absolutely nothing as long as you had some good excuses. Also no one understands any of the systems so it doesn't matter of you aren't qualified or even literate, no one is going to notice

Cons

Platform recently announced they were moving to a banded salary system, to great rejoicing from staff who had been trapped under a glass ceiling for years. We were told all jobs would be assessed and we would then be assigned to bands. It wasn't until after this had taken place we were told that A. This wasn't pay bands, it was a salary restructuring and bands would never move again, even if you worked there forever. This was raised at our laughably powerless employee forum (where we're invited to air our grievances and then get told to shut up and like it because otherwise they can replace us) and the response was "well, we can always find someone else to do your job just as well - loyalty and hard work is meaningless, you're a wage slave to us and nothing more. We don't care if you die in this place." I'm paraphrasing slightly but regardless... Of course, extremely senior management walked away with massive pay rises as a result of this exercise, while everyone below them paid for it. I cannot think of a more offensively money grabbing, vile, self centred, incompetent, hateful pit of a place to work. Don't expect it to be Platform long though - every time they get some bad press they merge and pretend the old organisation doesn't exist, just check the reviews on here for Waterloo Housing if you don't believe me

Advice to Management

Beware the guillotine

Most of the upper management are so unbelievably incompetent they have no idea what their staff are doing, so you could probably just surf by doing absolutely nothing as long as you had some good excuses.

7 February 2020

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7 February 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Platform Housing?

Pros

Most of the upper management are so unbelievably incompetent they have no idea what their staff are doing, so you could probably just surf by doing absolutely nothing as long as you had some good excuses. Also no one understands any of the systems so it doesn't matter of you aren't qualified or even literate, no one is going to notice

Cons

Platform recently announced they were moving to a banded salary system, to great rejoicing from staff who had been trapped under a glass ceiling for years. We were told all jobs would be assessed and we would then be assigned to bands. It wasn't until after this had taken place we were told that A. This wasn't pay bands, it was a salary restructuring and bands would never move again, even if you worked there forever. This was raised at our laughably powerless employee forum (where we're invited to air our grievances and then get told to shut up and like it because otherwise they can replace us) and the response was "well, we can always find someone else to do your job just as well - loyalty and hard work is meaningless, you're a wage slave to us and nothing more. We don't care if you die in this place." I'm paraphrasing slightly but regardless... Of course, extremely senior management walked away with massive pay rises as a result of this exercise, while everyone below them paid for it. I cannot think of a more offensively money grabbing, vile, self centred, incompetent, hateful pit of a place to work. Don't expect it to be Platform long though - every time they get some bad press they merge and pretend the old organisation doesn't exist, just check the reviews on here for Waterloo Housing if you don't believe me

Advice to Management

Beware the guillotine

We were told all jobs would be assessed and we would then be assigned to bands.

7 February 2020

See answer

5 November 2020

How is management perceived at Platform Housing?

Pros

Lovely people, management team keep everyone updated and informed, very caring atmosphere. Genuinely care about the employees' wellbeing.

Cons

Salaries should be reviewed more often

Advice to Management

Focus more on diversity and inclusion

Lovely people, management team keep everyone updated and informed, very caring atmosphere.

5 November 2020

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7 February 2020

What is the company culture like at Platform Housing?

Pros

Most of the upper management are so unbelievably incompetent they have no idea what their staff are doing, so you could probably just surf by doing absolutely nothing as long as you had some good excuses. Also no one understands any of the systems so it doesn't matter of you aren't qualified or even literate, no one is going to notice

Cons

Platform recently announced they were moving to a banded salary system, to great rejoicing from staff who had been trapped under a glass ceiling for years. We were told all jobs would be assessed and we would then be assigned to bands. It wasn't until after this had taken place we were told that A. This wasn't pay bands, it was a salary restructuring and bands would never move again, even if you worked there forever. This was raised at our laughably powerless employee forum (where we're invited to air our grievances and then get told to shut up and like it because otherwise they can replace us) and the response was "well, we can always find someone else to do your job just as well - loyalty and hard work is meaningless, you're a wage slave to us and nothing more. We don't care if you die in this place." I'm paraphrasing slightly but regardless... Of course, extremely senior management walked away with massive pay rises as a result of this exercise, while everyone below them paid for it. I cannot think of a more offensively money grabbing, vile, self centred, incompetent, hateful pit of a place to work. Don't expect it to be Platform long though - every time they get some bad press they merge and pretend the old organisation doesn't exist, just check the reviews on here for Waterloo Housing if you don't believe me

Advice to Management

Beware the guillotine

loyalty and hard work is meaningless, you're a wage slave to us and nothing more.

7 February 2020

See answer
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