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Everest Reviews

Updated 12 July 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work for, good team spirit (in 6 reviews)

  • If you are hard working and good at what you do, then some great career opportunities (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Head office location is sometimes difficult to get to (in 6 reviews)

  • Car park limited spaces available (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "General from a sales perspective"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Divisional Development Manager in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Divisional Development Manager in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Joined in 2011 believing I wouldn't stay for longer than 3 months, Yet 6 years later still here and in a senior sales management position. Great people to work for, good team spirit.
    If you are hard working and good at what you do, then some great career opportunities
    Company moving from strength to strength, wouldn't work anywhere else in industry

    Cons

    Undergone a lot or recent changes, but things now settling down. Firmly believe we are in a much better position than when I started my journey 6 years ago

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going, its on the right track, ,the recent changes are starting to pay dividends, would like to see simplification in some of our processes and Head office functions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "New Starter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuffley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cuffley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been with Everest for a few weeks now, and it has been a great experience. All my colleagues have been really helpful and friendly and make it easy to settle in. Of course I have had concerns along the way, but the way they have supported me through these has been excellent. The HR team dealt with my application really quick, and kept me updated every step of the way.

    Cons

    It's still early days, but none yet!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add at the moment as the whole process so far has been great and really smooth from start to finish!!


  3. "Good people but upper management completely out of touch. Also... not sure they pay tax!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The general ground level staff are extremely friendly and down to earth and they had an on site kitchen with reasonable cost.

    Cons

    Upper managements are just statisticians. Direct management get very uncomfortable if you have a single conversation with a director at a tea point. Massively over demanding of engineers at the cost of the customer. They released a 'solid stone' window sill- they looked great but they left a sample in a hallway and it is just stone coated polystyrene! Looking at annual accounts on companies house shows a very unhealthy company and then looking at the capital investment company that purchased the company shows another unhealthy company. From memory the ultimate parent of the capital investment company is registered overseas. Pay is also very poor and uncompetitive

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that it is the ground level staff that keep the company going and the tax paying customer that keeps you in business


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Work for free"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Everest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely none , you are self employed when it suits Everest but they Expect you to work for free large company

    Cons

    The leads that I was being sent on were a joke , I got sent to price up a garden fence , fish pond amongst the other rubbish , H/O would tell the customers anything to get an appointment ,
    All the Managers care about was hitting their targets and weren't the slightest bit interested about retention and the welfare of their sales consultants , in most other firms in the glass industry the sales were considered the most important but at everest sales consultants are treat like something that you wiped of your feet . Even in their responses to all the Cristian here all they do is write a generic answer to everything please check

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and perhaps instead of getting your management trans to write reviews you might improve your retention

    Everest Response

    6 Jun 2017

    Hi, we take great care ensuring all of our sales consultants have a fair opportunity to sell. The retention of our sales consultants is also very important to us and we have several reward schemes in... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Service engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Service Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Everest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing. If you want sleep good, dont go to work everest.

    Cons

    Managers always lieing. They dont want to pay your money. What they doing, its completly illegal. New rules is 1 customer 1 pay/year. They dont care, if you have to go back to the same customer with the totally different problem, they didnt pay. When you asking your money the answer is, system cant pay more the 1 time/year. The problem is, they didnt advise you. I dont understand the HMRC why not doing anything?


  7. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People work hard and are very pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Too rigid to change. Just a few people have the ears of the management.
    The systems and processes are archaic and IT is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    The management could be more attentive to what the workforce are saying about the issues and proposed solutions.

    Everest Response

    4 May 2017

    Hi, thank you for leaving your feedback. I’m disappointed you have left feeling this way. However, we are always looking to improve and your feedback will be passed onto the relevant department to... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work for the best forget the rest"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Everest (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for Everest for 21 years in a variety of roles and several different areas of the Country. Having briefly been headhunted to work for a rival, I quickly realised Everest is head and shoulders above any of our rivals especially in looking after it's people.

    Cons

    Getting used to being self employed is often the hardest thing but stick at it and the rewards can be fantastic


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TDM in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - TDM in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Everest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Representing a Brand that is the Best in the industry. Great Career with unrivalled training, rewards and the opportunity to progress. You get out what you put in. Best company I have ever worked for

    Cons

    The temptation to work more to earn more can have an impact on work/life balance if you let it

    Advice to Management

    Never lose the Quality Brand


  10. "Best move i have ever made"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Training Manager in Saint Albans, England
    Current Employee - Technical Training Manager in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Everest full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A company that is prepared to listen to it's employees and change things that are not quite working correctly. Always a chance to climb the promotion ladder. Great support structure and nice people to work with and for The main pro is the potential to earn as much as you like!

    Cons

    Can be unsociable hours as you need to visit people when they are available and you have to be prepared to communicate with varying types of people


  11. "The Best of the Best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Development Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Regional Development Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked in Home Improvements for 18 years and joined Everest 2 years ago. Direct Sales Companies which invest in their people are few and far between but since joining Everest I can sincerely state that my only regret is that I didn't join them decades ago. This is the only company that has a genuine care for its direct sales consultants recognising them as the asset that drives the company forward. It is progressive in its approach and promotes from within. The journey for me has been exceptional and I look forward to developing the business with Everest.

    Cons

    I wish I had joined them previously


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