Employee Review

  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    bishops

    Feb 19, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Secure job future if required

    Cons

    Lack of respect to floor staff

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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Outdated business principles, unpleasant experience

    Feb 21, 2021 - Sales in Portsmouth, South East England, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    No delays with pay Some experience gained in print by nature of the company’s industry position

    Cons

    The company insists on preserving an outdated work culture. When I was there in 2020 there was no sick pay, only the legal minimum holiday allowance was given, and there was a strict dress code even for non-client facing roles. Mistakes were punished with a £200 deduction to bonus, which led to a toxic culture of blame and blame avoidance rather than a supportive culture. I witnessed management (both upper and middle) talking down to employees (in front of everyone) in an extremely condescending (and arguably downright abusive) manner. Several of my colleagues were reduced to tears on a regular basis. Coffee was charged for. Eating at one’s desk was forbidden. Management refused any flexibility at all with lunch hours (medical appointments mean one must book holiday). Sales staff were sent a tally of the number of calls everyone in the department had made that day. If you hadn’t made enough your line manager would shout across the table at you to step it up. The genuinely quality employees tend to leave fairly quickly. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to take a job at this company, I’d suggest you use it as a stepping stone and be aware that the company will be trying to squeeze everything it can out of you with no regard for your well-being or career prospects. Colleagues who worked on the “shop floor” reported to me that taking any lunch break was frowned upon.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Unfulfilled Potential.

    Feb 3, 2021 - Sales in Portsmouth, South East England, England, England
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    Pros

    You are employed and have a salary.

    Cons

    It is only through leaving and working somewhere else that I realise what a negative effect this company had on me. Staff turnover was incredibly high, morale with staff was always at a low and there is a LOT of office politics. What benefits there were to working for this company were, to me, far outweighed by the negative aspects. I had been spoken to like a child, left work every night scared of being reprimanded if I made the smallest error, unable to shut off, and communication interdepartmentally and between staff and management left a lot to be desired. Overall I saw a lot of toxicity on a near-daily basis. I felt anything but appreciated and valued as an employee and I know that I wasn't the only one to feel such a way. It has taken me a long time to write this review as I don't want to come off in any kind of over the top manner but I would not wish for anyone I know and care about to work here. They may well say that things have improved but I know of people that would argue differently.

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