Places for People
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The company I worked for was great until they merged with Places for people once they came in everything was changed management dont care about staff or customers its all about money only people who benefit at this company are hierarchy management. More work piled on everyday low salary no appreciation for staff.

Pros

Good people on the team

Cons

Rubbish management
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Good to work for

The company was good to work for the staff were great but it could have done with better communication between management and staff apart from that it was all good.

Pros

Fixed hours

Cons

bad communication from management to staff
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Awful experience

Terrible experience working for places for people. Met with a micro manager with a chip on her shoulder and made everything far worse than it should have been. Seriously affected my mental health and others working there! Be warned…… the culture is incompatible to good health!!!!
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worst company I had the misfortune to work for

no support unreasonable work load no respect for the employees or residents.Senior management not supportive of staff and hypocritical of spirit values they preach.
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I wouldn't recommend Places For People

I've worked with Places for People for over 10 months. I enjoyed it at first but soon found that the manager was rubbish at their job and would use me as a scape goat for her mistakes. No support from the manager, never available when needed and ignored emails daily. The pay is rubbish for the work you have to do. Bonus you get a company vehicle. But if you are looking to be a valuable employee by this company I wouldn't bother. They treat you like a number.
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Shocking management and toxic environment!

A corrupt and toxic workplace, with exceptionally poor management who really don't care. Massively high turn over of staff and not a place that is professional nor caring. Pay is never correct and then when anything is raised i.e pay or working hours you are seen as causing trouble. People in management that really should not be in their jobs. If there was a minus one star that would be more appropriate! Do not work there! On average most people leave after 4 weeks.
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Unbelievable bad

The most incompetent company I've ever had the misfortune to work for the lads seem to thi k there the best in the business but I've worked with better monkeys. Unbelievably bad 👎 lasted 2 weeks
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Supportive Team and Management

Great place to work. Supportive culture throughout the organisation. Flexible working. Good opportunities to progress. Hours can be long but you do get the time back.
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Not very good

Has a culture of work place bullying it’s ok if your face fits and you like to kiss **** it’s about time they got in the real world and paid operatives wot they deserve a company of this size paying minimum wage for operatives with qualifications machines and equipment that belong in a museum go work for them at your peril not a good place to work
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Great place to work

Management really encourage you and are there for you whenever you need them. Very approachable and understanding. If I have any concerns they listen and help. One of the best places I have worked. Great team spirit. Can be hard work but it's is very rewarding.Would recommend it to anyone. Get your own van and if I need anything, I just ask and they will do their best to get it.It's great to have a manager that listens and cares
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To much work in a day. Not enough equipment to do the work, have to problem solve your issue as management don't listen.

Poor pay for the work. To many sights to visit as they are miles away from each other. Lack of communication from senior staff. Equipment required to do the job not supplied. Some sites do not feel safe to visit on your own. Frustrating how individuals are treated so differently by management.
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Love pfp

Great company with superb leadership really like working here. Best company I’ve worked for. Some old moaning dinosaurs can’t make it abit neg but they are leaving over time
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Could be better

Same old thing,managers who don't want to listen. Not enough equipment to do the job properly. No appreciation towards the work you put in. Would be nice to be thought of more. Having to give senior managers ideas to help you in your job. Then say it was their ideas.All in all poor communications wiv management

Pros

Company van wiv fuel card

Cons

Lack of equipment
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Toxic company - avoid!!

Management is a joke - expect you to go above and beyond but nothing is appreciated. It’s like the world has ended when you make a mistake and everyone points the finger. Staff don’t help each other either and not collaborative. There is also a “click” with certain departments. You also feel like you are being checked on all the time with working from home and there is no trust there. Toxic company to work for and the best thing i ever did was leave. No job is worth the stress

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Respectful and fair

I worked the Huntington area and loved it, the company benefits are great, they pay what you're owned, on time. The management, office staff and other engineers are helpful and approachable, there's a real team effort to get the job done and help each other out, if you get the chance to work here take it with both hands (I left because I fell out of love with gas engineering but it was a very hard decision to leave)

Pros

Perks, team, respect.

Cons

Call out (but it pays well)
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Good all round

Excellent all round can’t ever complain easy job easy pay very easy going management and staff were always happy to help hard work payed off would go back
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Not bad place to work but not the best

Worked here 10 years just left due to utter mess off the whole group management not prepared to listen constant changing off systems and having to do more than your job role only good thing was the schedulers and the lads that worked there other than that the place is on its way down last 3 years utter garbage

Pros

Van and fuel

Cons

Constantly been watched on the tracker by supervisors
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Avoid!

Useless management. No help or support. No uniform. Shifts all over the place. Impossible to get annual leave. Don't provide the right tools to do the job properly.

Pros

None.

Cons

Everything.
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avoid working there

Management is a joke, they don't care about staff and always are and will be short-staffed.Very poor work experience.You are required to do your regular jobs everyday which mostly involves cleaning. so you are a Cleaner rather then a lifeguard.Although you don't get paid enough for the responsibilities you have and what you are required to do .

Pros

nope

Cons

very long
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Top heavy management

Four managers in four years due to unrealistic unachievable workload. No progression, no pay increases with inconsistent pay scale old employees paid 28,000 new paid 19,500 with no way of achieving a higher pay scale. Expectations to upskill yourself in your own time. No acknowledgement of the extra mile staff voluntarily went to during Covid. Told by management, if you don't like it leave. Extremely high staff turnover and management don't care

Pros

Love the people I work with

Cons

Undervalued, poor pay, no progression
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Interesting, good communication amongst team.

I liked the post, I had a great manager who listened. It was a busy post with varied tasks. The company encouraged the staff to keep up to date with current legislation and a training course to teach the latest was insisted upon.

Pros

My manager encouraged good communication within the team.

Cons

Staff development could be better.
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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture
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