Anglian Home Improvements
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I worked as Self Employed Sales Representative for just under 2 years. Let me say, I had little prior experience and may not have been the best Salesman. It dawned on me that I had made quite a lot of sales and I was making money for the company...but I was making no money for myself. The culture was simple...if a sale wasn't made, it was the sales rep's fault. Had nothing to do with the quality of the leads, pressure from the area manager or manager or the work detail. Very macho culture...where dispassion could often be the name of the game. One manager I had (I worked under 3...2 were decent) and the Area Manager had big big egos, were unsupportive and made the work extremely unpleasant. In the end, I wanted to leave.. and did so. A seasoned sales person might make a good living. Some did...especially those who worked in affluent areas and those who choose the better leads!
Pros
You have a degree of freedom to decide your working patterns, You'll be on the road long periods, You wont be office based
Cons
No reliable income, if you don't sell, not only wont you get paid, you'll be paying the company. If you earn small commissions, it will barely pay your petrol fare. If you're not a high flyer, you might well be treated like a nobody. Area manager has a lot of power. If s/he is a pig, then the job is unbearable!
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they dont not pay hourly rate , theysay they will pay you abasic but if are someone who cannot get to grips with canvassing they will tell you after few days it isnt going to work out and you have wasted your time for no pay..they care about is managers hitting targets ,they promise you incentives which you need to be in top 10 in the company to achieve .really avoid unless you can deal with 99.5% rejection and customers they have failed in the past giving you a hard time .If you dont believe me look them up on WHICH .i really hopes this helps.
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none
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constant stress as boss gets it so do you
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Working for a company who will do anything they can to not pay you what your owed. They constantly move the goal posts. If you hit targets they raise the targets and not the pay. Change your hours without consulting you. They are a terrible company to work for and I would avoid if you can!
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Good staff
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Poor H/O management, Treat you like they own you, if you do well will just raise targets to stop you earning
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I worked for them for a lot of years down south and was treated excellent and made good money but you have to work hard for it you don't have to pay for your fuel they supply you with a overdrive card
Cons
Work as many as you want to finish the job quicker
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Worked for anglian for 10 years was based at stockport.im a joiner was a good company to work for n product is good.good name in the industry.i only left due to an accident i had was well looked after during period of sick nothing but good experiences about anglian would still of been there .
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Good work /life balance.good pay .good hours rewarding work.
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None
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Self employed sub contractor fitting rooftrim, the company is a joke. They try to treat you like employees the area manager dougie is a complete idiot who has no respect for any of his sub contractors. Turn up to jobs after sending us on 150 mile round trips at our own expense to find the scaffolding hasn't been erected or the surveyor hasn't done his job correctly which again results in us Fitters loosing out on money. Nothings ever any body's falt other than the fitters, u will spend more time working for Anglian at your own expense rather than Anglian expense. Place is a joke and I would avoid at all costs
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Non
Cons
Long hours, poor pay, disraspectful management, unskilled surveyors that couldn't count how many fingers they have on there own hands
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Anglian are a good company I worked as a canvaser & a team leader flexable working hours manger at my branch was good to work for you can promote there products at the door with confidence good products you work on a self employed basis and the more you canvass you will achieve more leads which means you will earn more ultimately they pay weekly
Pros
flexibility in working hours
Cons
Not a guaranteed salary no sick pay
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Great people to work with enjoyed every minute of it shame my position was relocated to bristol otherwise i would still be there can be stressful at busy times learned alot about administration some of the top managers are rubbish and do not know how to treat people
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Great place to work
Cons
Can be very busy and stressful on occasions
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Rubbish wagesRubbish management Travel all over east anglia for no extra money Jobs are badly surveyed, most of the time you can’t finish your job as information on surveys was wrong
Pros
None
Cons
Lack of work Travel to site
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I work part time at the moment, I do enjoy my job, but it’s too much stress when clients don’t come in, and then it looks bad on me.I enjoy talking to new people, Selling and promoting the courses. I just want to change jobs and earn more salary.
Pros
Free lunches, breaks
Cons
Long hours and too much stress
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Joined as sales person, had to shell out £250 for laptop they wanted me to use and that was meant to cover a brand new sales kit when completed full weeks training. Meant to be paid for training week but still waiting for that, some got paid some didn’t. Training is really good on the course, yet once on the field they try to get you to pressure sell using illegal and immoral tactics that could see you in jail. Nothing they promised was delivered from the sales kit to the pay, they owe me money still but ignore me! I quit because I wasn’t happy with the way the sales team were told to break the law, the lies I was told, the lack of sales kit and not being paid when I’d worked for and earned the money.
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None
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Thieves, overpriced product
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I worked with anglian for a few months, ote of ÂŁ50 plus and could be 100k. Complete lies, it actually cost me money to work for them using my car, petrol and time. The product is so overpriced and unless your ok with praying on the vulnerable then your likely to get ÂŁ25 a deal and you will be charged if you make a single mistake on the order form. the call centres are paid to get you in regardless of how interested the customer is. They make you go on regular training which is just another waste of time and money,
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absolutly none. Avoid avoid avoid
Cons
they rip you off for computer and expect you to spend all your money to sell over priced products
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This job was commission based which was very low paid and I couldn’t live on the money so had to leave but the positives were I learnt for new skills.
Pros
Learnt a new skill
Cons
Bad rate at pay
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Terrible, useless. After a week af training put out on the streets knocking people doors trying to get a booking. The most common reply to me was "if we want windows we will go online I find them are self.
Pros
Good money if you can make a sale
Cons
You wont get a penny for the day if you cant het any bookings, even if you get a booking you could still miss out if they cancel the appointment.
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I was doing two jobs at the same time. This was not wearing many hats or multitasking. I was doing two jobs. People took time of for stress on a consistent basis, raising stress and workload. My direct managers did a great job and possessed a strong work ethic. All problems could be traced back to head office who enacted flawed strategies and policies.
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Decent managers. money was good.
Cons
Poor head office, lack of coherent direction. stress
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I enjoyed the job but the app didn’t work most Of the time i was able to do the hours I was comfortable with and it was the area i was local to also the staff were friendly and helpful
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I have worked there for a long time and and they are very good at rewarding the high achievers - only downfall I would say that the sales and marketing roles are self employed so this is a corridor of uncertainty, however if you are driven you will do very well there.
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I really enjoyed working for this company. My job as a salesman was very rewarding and enjoyable. I actually first started with the company back in 2004 and the company have been very good to me...
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I believe this is a place to work that will push you as a sales person and as a person in general. Commitment and persistence is key and this will have a direct affect to your income. A great place to work and a great reward if worked well.
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The company is good to work for very customer service orientated they expect you to be presentable and punctual they also expect a high standard of work
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due to the nature of the job you didn't know where you would be that day or when you'd get home. lots of miles in the car. they kept me busy and plenty of opportunities to make money but not family friendly
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