Verastar - Honest review | Glassdoor.co.uk
Pros
  • "The company has recently introduced 'pizza Fridays' which is also a nice touch" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Quarterly bonus worth 10% of salary" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "No sick pay, clocking-in/out system gives the impression of lack of trust" (in 8 reviews)

  • "long hours that are not flexible" (in 14 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

"Honest review"

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Former Employee - Advisor in Manchester City Centre, England
Former Employee - Advisor in Manchester City Centre, England
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Verastar full-time

Pros

other sales advisers are great to work with

Cons

Management
Backstabbing
Military culture, cant speak about anything else

Advice to Management

relax with how you treat people, we are all adults NOT kids, its like being in the army.

Verastar Response

9 Apr 2019 – Human Resources Manager

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed working with your colleagues.

We are however disappointed to hear of your negative experience with... More

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Horrendous"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Administrator in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Customer Care Administrator in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verastar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The days we were allowed dish clothes

    Cons

    I left this company under constructive dismissal after almost 4 years service. I have Tourette’s.

    Just to sum up in a nut shell what this company is actually like.... I went to OH in December 2016 and they recommended a DSE. I chased over & over again and received this a week before I left the company in February 2019! The excuse they used..... we have been in back log.
    This is just a tiny fraction of what goes on at this company. I could write for days!

    I am astonished that this company are winning awards....

    I was asked by senior management to make animal noises for there entertainment despite my disability being involuntary.

    My mental and physical health suffered working for this company.

    No sick pay & then get penalised on bonus for being off sick.

    Advice to Management

    HR don’t bother with the please contact us it’s confidential and we’re concerned - been there done that. It’s not confidential, you are not concerned. I have all the paperwork to back that up.


  2. "AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Ipswich, England
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Ipswich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verastar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I couldn't give less than 1 star unfortunately

    Cons

    After being made to drive around most of East Anglia in my own car at my own expense I quickly realised that I wasn't getting paid for the majority of the sales I completed due to 'cancellations'. I ended up quitting and was asked to work a months notice. I agreed until they started sending me on wild goose chases. And then refused to pay me for anything as 'agreed in their terms and conditions' signed when I started (TIP: READ THE 'CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT CAREFULLY!). This company cares nothing about it's sales people. There are far better propositions than this shower out there. Please don't become another sucker!

    Advice to Management

    PAY WHAT YOU OWE!

    Verastar Response

    19 Mar 2019 – Human Resources Manager

    Hi,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are disappointed to hear of your negative experience as a Field Sales Representative, as we endeavour to ensure all of our... More

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