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17 English questions out of 17

16 February 2020

Does ghd offer employee discounts?

Pros

amazing company benefits. 50% discount on products, ghd scheme which offers discount on gym, cycle schemes days out etc. health cover and pension. great opportunity to progress with company.

Cons

none that i can think of some people might find the work quite demanding around peak season e.g. Christmas

50% discount on products, ghd scheme which offers discount on gym, cycle schemes days out etc. health cover and pension.

16 February 2020

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6 April 2020

How are the career development opportunities at ghd?

Pros

From a perspective of an engineer ghd is an excellent company to work for. The work is fast paced as you would expect in consumer product development environment. This creates good opportunities to learn new skills and technologies as you can expect to work on more than 1 project at the same time, which are usually at different stages of development. Apart from pure engineering there are opportunities to expand on soft skills while working with vendors, suppliers and other third parties. The major projects tend to be complex and highly integrated which creates an interesting challenge for everyone. Work is interesting, mentally engaging and objectives are clear. As the development teams tend not to be very large, everyone is expected to have a meaningful and valued contribution. This is important at any stages of career but especially for young engineers as it allows to gain crucial experience. *The company will provide you, within reason, with any tools, software, equipment, training or support you need to do your job. *Ability to gain in-depth knowledge about full life cycle of product development. All the way from supporting feasibility work to mass manufacturing and support post release. *Supportive management *Friendly and inclusive work environment

Cons

The company is on its way to modernize itself and since I have joined there have been major improvements. However, it could certainly go further in the following areas: *Flexible working, working from home policies (both are present in some capacity). *Better, more inclusive bonus structure for all employees *Pay and career progression policy should be more clear

Advice to Management

You are doing a great job in supporting your employees and ensuring the well being of staff. There is a very high level of trust towards line managers and vice versa. There are structures in place to support career and pay growth. However, this process is not very clear. Increasing visibility of this combined with improved bonus structure would go a long way in ensuring employees are not worried about their progression within the company.

Apart from pure engineering there are opportunities to expand on soft skills while working with vendors, suppliers and other third parties.

6 April 2020

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29 April 2020

How are promotions handled at ghd?

Pros

None what so ever. Awful company to work for

Cons

Where do I start.. Management are disgraceful, senior management and line managers often heard speaking ill of employees, making fun of people’s health conditions and weaknesses in an open planned office. All management work on a do as I say not as I do attitude. Unable to approach line managers with problems as there is no professionalism at all. HR is awful also, very cliquey with management. If you raise an issue with them they will always try and manipulate your way of thinking to bring the problem back to you. Have no faith in HR as they like to discuss personal problems with other employees, nothing is confidential what so ever. It is known that higher levels of HR have inappropriate relationships with employees who then find out other employees problems over a drink at the pub. HR and management are also very good at pushing people out of the company, if your face don’t fit or you ask for too much help they will find a way of getting rid of you. No training received, you are very much self taught with no support. Management have no respect and don’t appreciate the effort and hrs that you put in. Bark orders and micromanage you, not allowing you to use your own brain to approach tasks. I feel the company hasn’t moved with the times, their management style is very outdated. Promotions are rare, and the only way you will get promoted is being within the “clique” management are often inexperienced and are unable to manage people, they want mouldable people who won’t question morale. Employees are constantly under review and management aren’t. Higher management and line managers need to be reviewed alongside their morale, ethics and how they treat people. The staff turnover is ridiculously high and higher management need to ask themselves why so many people leave, it’s not the company it’s the management. They think everyone is replaceable, they’re not...

Advice to Management

Employees are constantly under review and management aren’t. I think you need to review their morale, ethics and how they treat people. Ask yourself why your staff turnover is ridiculously high and why so many people leave, it’s not the company it’s the management. You think everyone is replaceable, they’re not...

Promotions are rare, and the only way you will get promoted is being within the “clique” management are often inexperienced and are unable to manage people, they want mouldable people who won’t question morale.

29 April 2020

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7 January 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at ghd?

Pros

The managers are great and friendly, good discounts too

Cons

6 month probation period

The managers are great and friendly, good discounts too

7 January 2020

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29 April 2020

How is management perceived at ghd?

Pros

None what so ever. Awful company to work for

Cons

Where do I start.. Management are disgraceful, senior management and line managers often heard speaking ill of employees, making fun of people’s health conditions and weaknesses in an open planned office. All management work on a do as I say not as I do attitude. Unable to approach line managers with problems as there is no professionalism at all. HR is awful also, very cliquey with management. If you raise an issue with them they will always try and manipulate your way of thinking to bring the problem back to you. Have no faith in HR as they like to discuss personal problems with other employees, nothing is confidential what so ever. It is known that higher levels of HR have inappropriate relationships with employees who then find out other employees problems over a drink at the pub. HR and management are also very good at pushing people out of the company, if your face don’t fit or you ask for too much help they will find a way of getting rid of you. No training received, you are very much self taught with no support. Management have no respect and don’t appreciate the effort and hrs that you put in. Bark orders and micromanage you, not allowing you to use your own brain to approach tasks. I feel the company hasn’t moved with the times, their management style is very outdated. Promotions are rare, and the only way you will get promoted is being within the “clique” management are often inexperienced and are unable to manage people, they want mouldable people who won’t question morale. Employees are constantly under review and management aren’t. Higher management and line managers need to be reviewed alongside their morale, ethics and how they treat people. The staff turnover is ridiculously high and higher management need to ask themselves why so many people leave, it’s not the company it’s the management. They think everyone is replaceable, they’re not...

Advice to Management

Employees are constantly under review and management aren’t. I think you need to review their morale, ethics and how they treat people. Ask yourself why your staff turnover is ridiculously high and why so many people leave, it’s not the company it’s the management. You think everyone is replaceable, they’re not...

Where do I start.. Management are disgraceful, senior management and line managers often heard speaking ill of employees, making fun of people’s health conditions and weaknesses in an open planned office.

29 April 2020

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