Catalyst Housing Employee Reviews
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I enjoyed my time at Catalyst, It was well structured and organised.I did not like the hotdesking, but all other aspects were good.Management style was very open and time was not wasted in unnecessary meetings.I left because of the travelling, had it not been for that I would still be wotking for the Organisation.
Great wellbeing activities
travelling and hotdesking
Dodgy and ruthless management in the sales and marketing team. No ethics and monitor your every move albeit you perform the micromanage is on a whole new level. 9 staff members left in the space of 8 months so avoid
No comms micromanaged to the hilt
I worked at Catalyst for over a year and was excited to be joining a great company with a strong reputation. Unfortunately promises at interview did not materialise- no budget and no staff. Director very quickly became a bully which was known throughout the organisation but senior management didn’t do anything until they had no choice and then needed an outside HR rep to review and recommend. No consultation at management level especially in the housing section. However there were some excellent managers and the business partners in HR were great.
Some great colleagues and quite innovative in many ways
Poor connection between senior management and middle management
The ‘business’ comes first - over and above clients and residents it’s about the money. And if you care more about residents and not enough about profit expect to be offloaded. The head of HR focussed first on her reputation over and above being decent to colleagues. Compromise agreements were the order of the day for anyone who was stand out and didn’t have the low-rent suburban culture of the management team
Poor management form Catalyst but having a great team on site makes it worthwhile. Policies and procedures where all over the place and constantly changing. Don't feel they appreciated the hard work the team had put in to get results which we smashed consistently.
A good place to work, people are friendly and easy going. It can be a at a fast pace at times but overall good place. A lot of training is provided for new beginners. The eating area is relaxed and you have marks and spencers come to the office. There is a park next door so you can have a walk around in your lunchtime if you like doing that. There is a café at the park also which have good food at good prices.
very busy and competitive work environment, real friendly team,. Management was ok but was not very intrested in their temps, they did not offer support or training. They are thrown into chaos, if you are not able to withstand a challenge i would not reccommend. Plus they do not keep temps nor do there contracted employees gain prospects. The housing department is not well run. Community engagement is excellent.
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I covered this post for 2 years with excellent feedback from both tenants and external agencies and developed the job in southeast area. Unfortunately management don’t look past the face fitting part and need people to a puppet! Shame as new values of the company as great just not used by all. Get through a little look of staff in tha
Non progressive work place for temps. My team who were all temps, some that had been there up to three years were knocked back following interviews to become a permanent member of staff, despite temping there for so long. Management within the Customer Services directorate seemed more than happy to consistently get rid of temps
Non progressive work place for temps