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Ecosurety Overview

Bristol, England
1 to 50 employees
2003
Company - Private
Membership Organisations
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Valpak, Veolia, Biffa
With a fresh and disruptive approach, we ensure our clients meet their legal environmental obligations.

We are committed to making a positive impact by investing in recycling infrastructure, innovation, and consumer awareness campaigns on behalf of our ... Read more

Mission: Change for good

Ecosurety Reviews

  • "Supportive, relaxed and achieving team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Bristol, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ecosurety full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at Ecosurety for nearly five years now and I feel very much valued and part of a team who achieve real success and output high quality work. I am encouraged to continually improve and I'm empowered to take opportunities to do so, such as training of my choice.

    Working hours are flexible and the dress code is relaxed if you are office based and not in external meetings. I personally feel that all managers, the board and the CEO are approachable at any time.

    I have experienced significant highs and lows in my personal life in the last few years and I have always been able to reach out for help from my employer who has gone the extra mile to support me, certainly beyond what I had expected and it has made a real difference.

    Cons

    It is a small company so there are not always opportunities available to progress for everyone when they want, the same as you would expect at any other small company. This could be frustrating for some after a while, having said that opportunities do come up for new roles and there are dedicated staff who have worked here for many years, working their way up.

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Ecosurety Photos

Ecosurety photo of: Team Work
Ecosurety photo of: Waste World Cup 2016
Ecosurety photo of: Travelwest Awards 2016
Ecosurety photo of: Team away day 2017
Ecosurety photo of: New office opening! 2017
Ecosurety photo of: MRW National Recycling Awards 2017
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Ecosurety Interviews

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    Graduate Specialist Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, England
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ecosurety (Bristol, England) in April 2015.

    Interview

    However, the excitement was soon quashed. Upon entering the conference room, I was told that this AC was for a total of 36 candidates across three roles. This made this AC 3x as large as any AC I had ever been to before.

    Now if I had been told this prior to the day - I wouldn’t have bothered to turn up. How a company can practically deduce appropriate employees from 36 candidates in one sitting for a number of varying roles is beyond me. What this portrayed was an attempt to save costs by squeezing in everyone across one day and a lack of time dedicated to their cause in search of new employees. At this point I was out but thought I may as well stick around for the experience.

    So how did the day pan out:

    Well it begins with a 'speed-interview session.’ You have 1 minute to tell those hiring the following:
    Where you are in life - e.g. qualifications, experience, etc
    Why you are suited to the role you applied for
    Something someone would not know by looking at you

    You have to do this with 8 people. I understand this was an attempt to filter out only the best quality answers due to the limited time; but this is just a ridiculous concept. You cannot get to know a person properly in a minute. Plus they were scoring all answers, I think from a scale from 1-4 (not sure). How ridiculous. Quantifying someone before you can even get to know them. Conducting thorough telephone interviews would have been more effective.

    We then moved on to the group exercise. This really depends on the group you get and whether they are good enough to work out the problem. Suffice to say it is a good exercise in which you are given cards and have to work out a route from A to B.

    Unfortunately one of the answer are missing and you have to work this out and ask the facilitator the RIGHT question for he/she to respond with the right answer which will then help you solve the problem.
    The question that needed to be asked in this case was: what is the distance from sec to berylon.

    We then had another group exercise. We were left in the same groups. A bit silly that as they should have changed groups around in order to encourage effective team building. A bit frustrating also if you’re stuck with those that are not that intellectually capable across two whole exercises.

    In this task we were given a brief in regards to preparing a presentation to the council for a grant to invoke an environmental project in schools.
    We had to prepare the presentation and then present it.
    The task was poorly worded, poor instructions were given, and none of the presentations actually matched the brief given. (Because the brief was so poorly worded).

    But apart from the poor tasks - what really killed it for me was the attitude of one of the ecosurety employees. I will not name or shame. But he did not smile once throughout the day, gave blunt answers to all questions, and generally just looked miserable. Now I wouldn’t want to work for a company that had people with such attitudes like that.

    Therefore, I am of the opinion that you should avoid this company unless you are really desperate for a job - just as most of the attendees were.

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Ecosurety Awards & Accolades

  • Investors in People Silver Award, Investors in People, 2014
  • Investors in People Gold, Investors in People, 2016
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