Safestyle UK
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Awful place to work . Management are purely target driven and dont care about employees at all. Even when my mum passed away all they could do was give me grief about targets not been met
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Exploitative employer

Treat their staff appallingly. 14-hour day, promised a car (no car), promised basic salary (2/3 of that promised), promised 10% commission whereas the reality is nearer 1%
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Avoid!!

Self-employed commission only with no support during lockdown. Work bank holidays as standard with no extra pay, no sick pay or holiday payHead office only care about sales NOT staff

Pros

None

Cons

Unsocial hours, weekends
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Great team work

Great team to work with, very friendly, always available to help and solve problems if u ever come across, provide any training that is required for the job placent that suits you best and also provides further training to help you achive more from your job
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Terrible company

Awful to work for classes as self employed so they can pay you nothing, the managers are psychopaths and threaten physical violence if you complain about no pay

Pros

None

Cons

No pay
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Don’t do it

It’s commission based , due to high prices you have to discount to a level where there is very little or no commission, and management don’t care and if you ask for help you’ll be ignored, managers have a written target and as long as they get it they get paid, so it doesn’t matter about discount

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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A little cliquey

A lot of waiting for a lead call. Good training with visits to HO and manufacturing plant.Local management was a bit cliquey and immature. The hardest part of the job was being ordered to apply hard-sell tactics in inappropriate scenarios. The best parts were self-employment, variety, good earnings.

Pros

Good earnings. One-to-one with the public. Reasonably local area.

Cons

Too much waiting by the phone for a lead call, leads not always of good quality so some wasted travel at your own expense.
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Good for outdoor canvassing, loves the name with this job ,

A well nice job I worked here for like 2 months , was a good go at door too door sales , a friendly young work environment , and I done ok, I needed more scores for myself too carry on tho as I would have never gained any wages so I quit . Would of been great too stay tho .

Pros

Outdoor door too door sales, friendly guys at work

Cons

Commotion based, so wasn't my type of thing
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Nice people to work for, but feel I've been misled.

A day in the life of a Foot Canvasser I post leaflets to home owners.I can choose when I work, and working alone, is low risk during the pandemic It's daily exercise,out in the sunshine. It's far better than being in an office or shop with delegated shifts My manager is a nice guy. The job itself is fantastic, and my friends envy me. But there's things I wasn't told at the interviewI was told that it was weekly pay, one week in hand, guaranteed for the first seven weeks only NO LEAFLETS TO POST FOR 2/3 WEEKS AT TIME EQUALS NO EARNINGS!At the interview I was told that there is the opportunity to progress. IF I HAVEN'T GOT LEAFLETS FOR MYSELF, HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK?This could have been a really good opportunity, and it is such a shame.

Pros

Choose your hours, exercise in the sunshine, nice people to work for

Cons

No leaflets, no earnings, and after the first seven weeks, it's commission only
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Not productive

Working at Safestyle was a bad experience as my payments were always late and Safestyle still owe money to people even after leaving the company. The staff in Safestyle Wolverhampton are rude and unprofessional.

Pros

No pros

Cons

Long hours Delayed payments no payments rude staff unprofessional
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Strange local nanagenent practuces?

Didn't think the branch understood the logistics of North Wakes. Weren't really interested in where you we're expected to get to in time range. Management attitude rip the boxes out of the price to get the sale or I,m sending someone else back next time!

Pros

Mot much to say, as didn"t feel part of a team.

Cons

Money nowhere near what pitched at interview.
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Overworked, underpaid, full of lies, zero diversity

When I first started 4 years ago the company was great it is now just take take take from the new management. If you are a person of colour you have little to no chance of progression. They look for every excuse not to pay bonuses. Pay structure can change weekly. They look to rip off their customers and have no respect for their staff. Avoid Safestyle at all costs!!!!

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours, unreliable pay, racism, homophobia and sexism are rife within the company
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Things are lapse

Not good you are pushed to rush and at times told to turn a blind eye to certain things to just let them finish a job. The managers bend all the rules and take playbacks for decent jobs to be given to fitters
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Aweful place

Horrible place to work unrealistic work load The higher ups are only obsesses down with getting the money don’t care how they treat customers once they have your money they ain’t interested promise the world and training and deliver nothing

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Long hours
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Not enough engineer's for jobs

I worked here for 4 weeks because its all I could cope with the term helpline was not entirely true it should be renamed complaints line .. calls regarding shoddy workmanship constantly and engineers not turning up to jobs and lack of slots to place engineers on was a constant issue with customers rightfully shocked at how long between calling in and having an engineer coming out .. often two or 3 month wait ! With the helpline getting the brunt of the aggression from the public when it was mostly depots not doing their jobs properly...

Pros

Pay

Cons

Aggressive customer's
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Your wage is just as much dependent on someone else's ability to do their job as it is to do yours.

Making telephone calls to existing customers and potential new customers who expressed an interest in having their windows and/or doors replaced or, in some cases, upgrading their conservatory. Learned how to handle occasionally difficult customers, but most have them are OK. Branch management OK if you work hard and perform well, but a bit sulky if you don't get much business in. They are reasonably flexible with hours if you work minimum 6 hours per day, Mon-Fri, and 3 hours per weekend. Head office management poor at times and often find ways to take money off you - no basic wage for canvassers, as it is - commission only, so all your time and effort could result in you getting nothing and paying to go to work.

Pros

Reasonably flexible with hours if you work minimum 6 hours per day, Mon-Fri, and 3 hours per weekend. Free lunches occasionally.

Cons

No basic wage - commission only.
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Worst job ever

Job sounds amazing cause of the amount you "could" be making, but the reality is that you could be walking door to door disturbing everyone to sell a free quote, sounds simple but hard when is Cold.and rainy especially in England , going door to door, for 12 hours!! And if you've havent got a single free quote, then you wont get paid a single penny, this job is all to do with luck, 1 week you could make a good 200-400 but another it could be absolutely nothing! So you could be working for a whole week for FREEEEE
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Wouldn’t recommend it

Worked for them for 6 month first 6 weeks got 100 and then it was commestion only door to door canvasser cold u worked in all weathers and u had to take the abuse I wouldn’t recommend to anyone it’s not worth it

Pros

Pick up and drop off to your door Monday to Saturday

Cons

Long hours and commestion
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Everyone was tax avoid

No one helped eachother it was Commission based and most of the customers didn’t want to be contact because most of the windows and doors had a fault

Pros

Could go on to the shop whenever you wanted

Cons

Customer searing at you
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Terrible

Don’t work for them terrible company they make you pay for your own diesel in they van they want everything done in one day terrible pay and if the customer did not pay you don’t get paid would never work for them again

Pros

No

Cons

Long hours
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Excellent company

Loved the culture, style and continued support especially from the Sittingbourne officeConstant training and honest appraisals Excellent opportunity for sales reps

Pros

Support and culture

Cons

Self employed
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2.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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