Portafina Reviews

Updated 21 Dec 2020

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4.2
79%
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71%
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Portafina Managing Director Jamie Smith-Thompson (no image)
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11 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Portafina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is supportive Rewarded for good work with bonuses, quarterly incentives, progression within. Charity events Birthday day off Seasonal gifts from work Continuous training and development. Friendly staff

    Cons

    Not so much a con because it’s good for the company but the company is always changing to grow bigger and better so you have to be able to adapt quickly to new changes that are implemented.

  2. "Process focussed business"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Portafina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some ideas are welcome and developed Brand ambassador nominees reinforce brand values

    Cons

    Process led business that doesn’t realise it and thinks it values it’s people Lots of meetings with little outcome No communication from senior managers to everyone else on things like business growth and meeting corporate goals

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Case Liaison Officer in Rochester, South East England, England

    I worked at Portafina full-time

    Pros

    Good pay For starting salary

    Cons

    Cliquey culture, difficult to fit in

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Low paying customer service role"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Officer in Rochester, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Portafina full-time

    Pros

    Ok for a first job

    Cons

    not much room for progression

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good money, bad culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Liaison Officer in Rochester, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Portafina full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay for an entry level job. Can also earn bonuses after probation. Pay for qualifications if you want to become a financial adviser.

    Cons

    Very repetitive work. Punished for any small mistake that you make. 90% of the staff are female so it can get very cliquey and gossipy.

  6. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Portafina full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Portafina really is a great place to work. Everyone is friendly and helpful and will be rewarded for hard work. Training and support is provided for every employee and there are many perks such as generous payments into our pension plan, private medical insurance, life cover, rewards for people showing the company values, all expenses paid Christmas parties, food treats, and we even get a day off for our birthday. I have worked here for many many years and see myself being here for many more years to come, as I really do thoroughly enjoy my job and the support I receive.

    Cons

    The main car park gets busy. The 8am shift start however does help staff to have the choice of spaces.

  7. "Fun Family Feel Company"

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

    I have been working at Portafina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are many pros to working for Portafina, such as; 2 company parties a year Fun charity events Company awards (resulting in holidays or gift vouchers) Extra day annual leave on birthdays & birthday gift from work Private health insurance Great bonus structure Overtime option Season perks i.e. Easter eggs Work with lots of lovely people Close bond with team mates Relaxed office environment

    Cons

    When there's a local accident sometimes traffic can be quite bad getting off the estate, however we have been told this is being looked into.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Portafina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The company values create a positive and friendly work environment. - No day is ever the same; there's always new challenges and ideas. - My voice and ideas are heard and acknowledged. - Training is not only provided to newcomers - it is also provided to those that need refreshers. - If you're not sure on something, there is always multiple people around to explain it in a way that will make sense to you. - Full support is provided to all employees and management. - There are always avenues available to be able to progress within the company. - All managers/team leaders and senior management will go the extra mile to make you feel valued as an individual, and achievements are always recognised and celebrated. - Portafina has a great company culture, with opportunities to socialise and relax outside of work.

    Cons

    - In order for the company itself to grow and develop, you have to be able to adapt changes quickly. - To work at Portafina, you also need to be able to work efficiently under pressure, as there are deadlines to meet in target-based roles.

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  9. "A company that is always trying to get better"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Financial Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portafina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really flexible in work life balance Always trying to develop you along with the business Good Culture You don’t feel like a number with little gestures like Christmas and Birthday vouchers, a day off for your birthday, celebrating an exam being passed with a bottle of champagne that sort of thing Good support throughout the departments

    Cons

    With giving a voice sometimes to many opinions get involved when its not necessary

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  10. "Working at Portafina"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Liaison Officer in Rochester, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portafina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyable, helpful, understanding, growth, family

    Cons

    the traffic on the estate

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