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Installation & Maintenance
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It’s ok pay wise but it’s very clicky felt like the chance to move up was to do with who you were and not what you could do. Some managers in certain areas would already have decided if your face fits
Working in the Finance department was a terrible experience. The role of Finance is to act as a basic tick box exercise, so there is very little job satisfaction or development. The department also has various problems with mental health, communication and Senior Management.
When I first started it was a great place to work, but has people left due to poor wages and staff conditions it became increasingly toxic. Team members were expected to do overtime due to the shortage of staff. At one point on a typical day you would have a Team Leader, a Team Senior and two members of staff, and while the TL and Senior spent the morning looking after the mailbox till two which was hardly taxing the two members of staff were expected to deal with the mountains of calls and long call queues, with just a token thanks and the odd comment of 'I wish we could do more' and 'we couldn't do it without you' without once jumping on the phone and taking calls. Occasionally from Senior Management you would get the odd email about taking care of your mental health while not actually doing anything to help. So I once good place to work is being ruined by poor management, so avoid at all costs.
Too many reorganisations within some departments, hiring of managers who have no understanding of processes on teams, many managers are unskilled in people management and at worse lack basic empathy. When I left the company via voluntary severance moral in the Manchester service centre was at an all time low, it was going that way even before the pandemic started. I was witness to multiple unethical practices. Leaving the company after over 10 years serviced filled my with joy, it was an utter relief and weight of my shoulders
Life in the rail lane of constant change and delivering excellence. However the industry is going through a lot of change and will continue to do so.