Office Support in Spalding, Lincolnshire
I have enjoyed working for NFU Mutual and during my time at the company, I have developed excellant communication skills via telephone and email and also been part of a great team.
HR Manager in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Great Place to work
I applied and was successful, Its a great place to work, great people, great culture that is driven by the senior management team. A significant amount of change in the business, lots of opportunity for personal development if you want it.
Account Executive in South East
Probably the worst 18 months of my life
Awful organisation, which is a shame as their products and history are strong. Culture all wrong, dictatorial management from the dark ages, generally very hostile to outsiders, not at all supportive.
IT in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Not a great a place to work!
Working colleagues (excluding management) are lovely but despite what anyone tells you it really is NOT a great place to work. Constant micromanagement, endless meetings as no can make a decision and truly awful appraisal process which mangers use to reward their favourites and use to beat with if you they don’t like you. A real prevalence of a bullying culture which people tell you about once they gain your trust. It was like being on the Trueman Show. You know something is wrong but can’t quite put your finger on it.The worst thing of all is management just don’t trust their staff. So this results in getting external companies to pretty much everything, even though their staff could do a better job at a fraction of the cost. Utter madness.When you get there people are running around like headless chickens trying to achieve meaningless tasks set by management. People are genuinely knackered.It’s a shame, few years ago it truly was a great place to work, but no longer... the lovely swimming pool...gone...the amazing canteen... gone and the genuinely nice management... gone I write this not to put you off, but just to aware what you might be getting into... and the above reflections isn’t something I just felt, but a large majority... most rightly waiting for their pension so can take early retirement and escape before it’s too late.If you still decide you want to work their, then keep your head down, and whatever you do say nothing!
Personal Injury Claims Handler in Chester, Cheshire
I should have left years before I did in all honesty
I worked at the Chester office for 10 years before the decision to close rendered me redundant. I stayed for as long as I did due to the people that I was working with and the fact that it appeared to be safe compared to other employers locally based. Overall it was a tough and at times mad environment to work in. Workloads were high and the department was under-resourced in part due to management's unrealistic expectations for new recruits (wanted everyone to have x years of insurance experience in an area where there were no other insurance companies to poach from) coupled with poor paying salaries which served to hinder recruitment. People were treated differently for example of one person getting away with doing something or not doing something and another person committing the same act(s) would be pulled to one side for a meeting about it. Single people were leant on to work overtime and those with families were left alone. It was hard to progress in the department with development opportunities limited. The only way to progress was to get a job in Head Office which was no easy feat and Head Office was based in an expensive part of the country which made a move financially prohibitive for many (especially as relocation assistance was poor). I found a lot of people within the office overall to be old fashioned and living in the past and in some sections this led to more recent recruits moving on.There were too many part timers working there which only put more onto the full time staff. Communications could be poor with certain things kept quiet so you would never know what was going on in other departments. In many cases, I would end up finding out from the Caretaker. On the positive side, the job helped me pay my mortgage for 10 years and build up a nice sum in my pension and it was nice to sign off my time with a trial period in the York office with all expenses paid before finishing with redundancy.