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  1. "Passionate people leaders and FUN central"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Haywards Heath, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Central part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I've worked at the company for 9 years within various departments coming from a shop based sales role ,I quickly was taught about insurance from a professional,engaging learning team ! After three years in the business I wanted to try something new and was encouraged and supported by management - I took a role in HR with no experience! Was totally supported with various exams and on the job training from experienced... HR professionals ! My department are like my family and this is the general feel across the business ! We have Fun and passionate events planners who arrange a range of team building events outside and Inside of work which also raises large amounts of money for local charity ! I'm a part time employee now and the company completely supports me with my recent new job as a Mum! We currently have some new leaders on the senior leadership team who have brought a wealth of knowledge to 1st central so very exciting times !!

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    Cons

    Would be great to have a onsite baby creche

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing always remember the people !

    First Central2019-10-07

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Good employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Haywards Heath, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Central part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefit package Great team work

    Cons

    Quick growing company and systems and processes not geared up to deal with growth.

    First Central2019-11-16
  2. "Needs stability and a clear vision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Central full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Has a committee that organises social activities but feels a bit forced (sorry) Some good employee perks (medical / some flexi working / birthday off)

    Cons

    Changes senior leadership very regularly Gone through some big redundancy programmes and cutting back in areas which most forward thinking companies are investing in No real long term strategy (probably because they change leaders so regularly) Not very innovative although they talk about it a lot Don't do agile / incremental change so be patient No real career progression

    Advice to Management

    Recruit your senior team more carefully so that you can settle on a strategy and have a chance of delivering it before making complete u-turns. Create a culture for your staff where they can deliver on your values. You use buzzwords like innovate, empowerment etc but think about how you truly allow that to happen.

    First Central2019-11-05

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