Hillarys Blinds
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Hillarys Blinds Careers and Employment

About the company

  • Founded
    1971
  • Company size
    1001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £100m to £500m
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Salaries

Salary estimated from 415 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

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Sales Advisor
£50,000 per year
Fitter
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 101 reviews and is evolving.

3.4020173.0020183.3320192.6020203.002021

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Reviews

Production Operative in Washington
on 28 February 2021
Productive
Heavy work, good benefits for staff on permanent contract but nothing for temps, disheartening when temp contracts get extended but with no promise of permanent just maybes so no security or benefits
Specialist products fitter in South West
on 7 January 2021
Low bar to entry
I spent 18 months working as a SP fitter. I took the job between careers while I was worked out what I wanted to do with my life. Its a very low bar to entry meaning anyone of any ability can rock up with their £2k and be trained as a specialist fitter. The implications of this is that your working area can have many fitters and the limited jobs are shared amongst you all. The area I covered seemed to have loads of fitters which meant that there were lots of days with no work at all or 1 or 2 jobs a day. This is no where near enough to make a living wage. Especially as you take the cost of running the business, vehicle, fuel, tools etc.You are also very much at the mercy of Hillary's aggressive and many money-off sales. Your commission is based on the sale price and some of the BOGOF offers Hillary's double your work for a given cost/commission. It really is a race to the bottom as H has to compete against its competition.Other fitters in different areas will have financial success stories but you need to know that you never know how saturated your area is with fitters. I enjoyed the work but there just wasn't enough of it available to make a living. I barely covered running costs. This would be a good 2nd income if you do shift work eg fireman but if you want to feed your family then it's a big gamble.
Hoist Operator in Washington, Tyne and Wear
on 30 September 2020
Not what was promised
When you start working here they will promise you anything, but sharply take it away.Cell leaders don't lead by example. No progression. Favoritism
Office staff in Nottingham
on 13 August 2020
If your looking to develop, you are in the wrong place
Whilst the benefits and flexibility is good, the management is poor and the development of even day to day activity. You could have great ideas and look at implementing change but they will not be ready for you. The atmosphere is too relaxed
Sales Assistant in Livingston
on 10 July 2020
Very long hours
Sitting at the same stall all day. It’s not a hard job just very very long hours and customers can be so harsh and judgmental. I personally didn’t have enough hours but I was on a contract that fit at the time.
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Interview insights

Insights from 49 Indeed users who have interviewed with Hillarys Blinds within the last 5 years.

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Interview is easy
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Interview questions

They don't. They are selling hillarys, they don't care what you do or say, why would they as you are paying to work there.

Shared on 14 August 2018

Can you afford to buy a franchise? Would you like us to arrange a personal loan for you so you can afford to buy a franchise?

Shared on 1 July 2018
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