Safestyle UK
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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.
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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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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...
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Pay
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Aggressive customer's
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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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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
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Pick up and drop off to your door Monday to Saturday
Cons
Long hours and commestion
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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
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Long hours
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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
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Self employed
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We used to get £150 a week basic when I joined safe style 17 years ago.its cut down to £ 130 a week and my fuel ,wear n tear has gone up 4 times. I have no security ,no pension etc. People who worked many years for the company should be given a choice to become permanent. Also when I sell a job on list price,company should not take a share from it .21% plus rest should be given to a rep.
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Since lockdown was lifted ive been earning more money a week here as a canvasser than a lot of ppl earn a month. It's not easy work but if you work hard you can go far and have a lot of laughs and banter along the way. Now just been promoted to aca
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£700-£1500+ a week. Great banter
Cons
The weather
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Fabulous place with long time served people, Target driven environment. If you have the ability to talk with customers and a passion for learning this is a great place to begin your sales career.
Pros
Always someone on hand to educate you.
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It’s commission only, if you can sell, don’t bend with pressure and are prepared to work odd hours there’s money to be made. You’re on your own a lot which is good as not micro managed. Good training.
Pros
Money
Cons
If you get a bad manager
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Do not work here if you have any degree of self respect! Leads are stoken from you and seniors earn more from your hard work than you do! Avoid at all costs
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none
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everything
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Anyone joining Safestyle can enjoy high rewards and be part of a team dedicated to hitting targets. The harder you work the more you earn and is perfect for dynamic self motivated individuals
Pros
No upper limits of achievement
Cons
Not routine hours
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decent job commission only. Long hours. Always issues with pay and have to fight to get your wages. Have to work in all weathers if not you don't get payed
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Have helped me build my sales experience whilst working with all sorts of people from different countries backgrounds and deal with problems there and then
Pros
Good money to be eart
Cons
Very stressful
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You need to be a able to work on your own all the time, and love driving. It can be a ruthless environnment sometimes, you need to have a very strong personality to do this job, someone who doesn't take no for an answer. A typical day is, you get a call to sell windows or doors to a customer anywhere in a 3 county area depending on where you live, If you get a great manager you could get upto 3 jobs a day (if you perfrom well) This job can be very lucrative if you sell....
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Good company ,if you have a good work ethic you can earn a good living, but you have to be able to put the hours in and work until you have earned your money.
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Pay
Cons
Not for everyone
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Fun and comfortable environment, however gave no notice of when workers were to be dismissed. I was dismissed on the day. Manager called me into office in morning at around 9.30 to inform me they are looking at removing people from the staff, starting with the newst, but was also told manager would fight for me and was reassured i would be okay. Came lunch time manager called me into office and told me that today was my last day. Funny part was i was told by 2 other managers before my own manager. Would not recommend as very difficult to progress, current staff dont like new people unless you really get on their level which can be some really weird levels. I was told by staff who has been there for 15-20 years to find another job instead of staying here only 1 month into the job and i was there for 9 months.
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Was in barnsley for a week and then shadowing a sales rep. You dont get paid after 7 weeks and have to earn through commissions. All this about £2000+ per week is just an illusion....they changed my working hours to work from 10am-8pm and not 10-4 as agreed at the interview. I would never recommend this company to anyone.
Pros
nothing
Cons
bad in everyway
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Safestyle literally has nothing to offer, not even a good advert anymore. I am not angry or bitter at them, I left the job I was not sacked. just thought i'd put that there before you assume its a bitter review haha. NO ONE NEEDS WINDOWS AND DOORS EVERYDAY so to offer workers only 1% commission on doors they are selling for £2-3,000+ is absolutely disgusting. They make you ring from these folders (which is fine, that is literally the job) but with these they expect you to: cross out and block anybody with an indian last name. they literally call it the NO PAKI POLICY because they believe people of such ethnicity want, and I quote, "everything for nothing" which I believe to be absolutely absurd for a company selling windows and doors at such ridiculous prices. when people ask for their numbers to be blocked, we had to highlight their name and copy their details into a NEW folder so that when we ran out of clients to ring we would literally just ring up and harass them again. we'd always give the people a complaints number but that number literally hasn't worked for years. resulting in LOTS of angry customers. 9-5 every single day for 1% commission.
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a fast paced competitive work environment, formal dress required and commission based pay. could have done with a more personal touch for employees...
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Would never work there again their work ethic is terrible. Their HR department does not have the employees best interests the whole company is breaking gdpr regulations
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