I SAW IT FIRST Reviews

Updated 8 Apr 2020

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3.3
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I SAW IT FIRST Founder Jalal Kamani (no image)
Jalal Kamani
8 Ratings
  1. "Amazing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Events - Creativity - Nice people - Fun

    Cons

    - Too many line managers

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "THE GHETTO"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. You make some real friends here. 2. The money is good considering all your doing is emails, social or admin. 3. Mr VEGGIESSS! 4. You get to play music but not loud because of courier calls. 5. We occasionally got donuts and cookies. 6. Got praises once in a while but had to start the chain of ourselves.

    Cons

    1. The amount of people who have quit or been fired should be a sign not to work here. - People leaving for here for their mental health. - To get a better job. - People have been fired for having illnesses and taking time off to get better and NEVER RETURN for example being in a serious accident or having pneumonia?? You HAVE TO sign a form to say you won't have a day off till months later but if you don't you'll get fired so you're TRAPPED. (fyi when you leave you can't say bye to anyone) I worked here for months and honestly lost count of the amount of people who got fired or left :/ 2. You need to hit certain counts an hour and if you don't they'll pull you up on it and might even dash a notice of improvement for you :) Consider the fact people might be having an off day or just slow? Maybe re train them or offer them help, don't fire them <3 3. Social media makes you believe working at I SAW IT FIRST is amazing but that's just Manchester HQ. The Leicester office is completely different trust me :) 4. Management is honestly appalling like there's not much really to say, other than they need a new one, who actually knows if we ship to the Netherlands or not. 5. They don't praise you enough for your hard work. 6. Your probation could be extended if they don't think it was "busy enough". If you decided after reading this you want to work here, ask the manager how they dealt with COVID-19 then ask one of the staff who was here and that will change your decision real quick <3

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  3. "Enjoy working here"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is a pleasant place to work. Staff are friendly and enthusiastic, management team care about staff as well as motivating us to achieve our potential. Overall a nice fun place to work. The business is growing fast so hopefully there will be more room for career progressions and benefits.

    Cons

    Need better heating systems. Better toilets facilities.

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    "Requires Improvement"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Professional in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Handful of other staff members were pleasant

    Cons

    -no parking -uneducated management -plenty of bullying not taken seriously -literally have to beg for holiday -no incentives -team leaders think they rule the world -facilities need looking at, toilets are a state and you have to pay for toilet roll out of your own money

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    "Basic 9-5 Job with workplace drama"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Professional in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Some employee perks - Co-workers and managers were friendly - Job opportunities within the company -

    Cons

    - A lot of pressure to hit targets - Not the best working environment

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  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being Part of a brand that you can grow with as they are expanding , a lovely close family feel with the employees and management, exciting place to work as the business is growing , I am lucky to be a part of this journey

    Cons

    None I am really happy here

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  7. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lovely team of employees - a real family feel. Spacious, fresh, open plan office. Nice staff perks such as free lunches, monthly work parties and regular yoga classes

    Cons

    long working hours but this is common place in this industry

  8. "Cool Quirky Start Up, Friendly"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    low chain of command, easy to put ideas over to senior staff. Everyone is easy to talk to and relay feedback. Free for design choices and trial new product. Great environment for a critical or creative thinker. Free food, free holiday, free parking; great perks

    Cons

    working hours are long but im used to it

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  9. "Amazing place to work, Lovely atmosphere, the most friendliest of people."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working here for over 1 year. It feels like we are a family here all working together towards the same goal. Of course its hard work, we have been working to achieve some amazing successes. You are free to get involved in many different areas given where we are as a business which isnt possible in other companies. if you want to work hard, progress real quickly in your career, you can really shine here as nothing goes unnoticed. its really an exciting time to join the company.

    Cons

    there is a lack of structure and process, however you can see this as a pro if you have drive and initiative as it means you can put your own stamp on your depts and set the processes you feel best to achieve your targets. flexibility is limited at the moment, however i'm positive this will improve as the company evolves.

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    "Horrendous place to work!!! AVOID!!!!"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England

    I have been working at I SAW IT FIRST full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch if you can run fast!! The staff at the front of the line will fill their plates with food and throw half of it away whilst the staff at the end of the line don’t get anything and go without dinner

    Cons

    No where to parking often get parking tickets! The staff are all up themselves and talk to no one as they are too busy on their phones taking selfies. The management are disgraceful, promise you the world and don’t deliver, never take any responsibility, the management all call the directors behind their backs and are so two faced , management will tell you to do one thing and when it goes wrong deny any knowledge of it! And then blame you,Directors swear and intimidate you, make you work weekends when it’s not in your contract, no one helps anyone, the clothing quality is poor

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