Safestyle UK
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Everyone’s easy to get along with, don’t ask much of you and basically make your own hours, can be stressful at times, need to be good with meeting and talking to new people, be good with getting out on the spot

Pros

Shorts hours

Cons

Commission based
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Fun workplace

Good place to work if you have a lot of drive and determination, great group of people to work with who are all very supportive, only downside is no Gaurenteed pay

Pros

Good staff

Cons

No gaurenteed pay
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Absolute nightmare as well as false guide lines

I worked for this company at the end of 2017 and i was under the impression that i would have a good wage evrry week. Unfortunately i ended up having 2 or 3 weeks of getting nothing. I was promised a team leader role at which point i found out was rubbish. The office staff didn't do the jobs properly. You are basically going out and about knocking on doors unexpectedly and advertising the company without getting paid for it. You walk around for miles as well as days and dont get any recognition for it. One if the most unpleasant and disgusting jobs for them to advertise.

Pros

Free car

Cons

No wages e.g. working for absolutely nothing
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Good place to work

I found it a great place to work.teams very productive and cheerful the only problem is that it is comission based.branch manager was very friendly and very approchable.

Pros

Flexible

Cons

Comission
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Varied Experience

I can only comment on my experience as a canvasser within my own branch, other branches will most likely differ greatly. In this role you are expected to follow installation teams around your branches area and speak to the neighbors in the local area about potentially getting a quote for their windows/doors to be upgraded also. You do not sell the windows, just book appointments. The training you receive for this role is basically a day or two speaking about the products and how to pitch them, then a few weeks with a mentor, who will take you out with them and show you in great detail how the job works, you will know if this job is for you after about a week with your mentor. The job itself can either be a struggle or very rewarding, depending on how you perform. The money is there, you just need to find it, if you cant, this isn't the job for you. The mentor I worked with was very encouraging, patient and attentive and was a great help, the manager was more of the same, always congratulating us when we did a good job. Travel is fully provided, you are picked up by your driver and dropped off on your area and then back home at the end of the day. Food in the morning is also provided, but you are expected to provide or buy your own as the day goes on. The commission is great, but no basic means you have to do well to earn money and during training you could be at half minimum wage if anything at all If you are a driver, you will most likely get a company car

Pros

free travel, excellent management and training

Cons

no basic, long distance walking, no financial security
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It's good, but could be better

I really like the job but there is no guarantee of income which can be a pain, you can get a lot of money if you are good at it but it requires a lot of work and determination, I personally don't have much time to be effective at it but its definitely something I am going to stick with and make it full time when I'm better at telecanvassing.

Pros

choose your own hours, twice a week the company buys lunch for its workers

Cons

no guaranteed income
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Market research/Sales

As part of this role, I was responsible for finding and booking new customers. I was able to use my initiative in offering discounts, as well as my excellent communication skills to secure many new sales. I took a particular interest in learning about the business model and marketing strategies which make this company successful.

Pros

very good commission

Cons

none
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Fun and energetic workplace

Knocking at customers doors taking details to talk about possible home improvements which may be needed in the future, also leaving them with a quote which is valid for 12 months. While working at Safestyle UK I have been working as a part of a team alongside 4 others while we're out, the hardest part of the job is the long walking regardless of the weather conditions. The most enjoyable part of working with Safestyle UK is travelling to different cities, towns and interacting with lots of different people on a day to day basis, which is what I like most of all. The management team are very positive, helpful and always willing to help those who need it.

Pros

Free Cafe on thursdays

Cons

Long Hours
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very good

it was a very good work place but no long time jobs calling and doors my most enjoyable part off the job was the customers and sales the team was ok

Pros

frendly people

Cons

no long time jobs
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nice place

a typical day included going out with your team to a selected location and knocking on doors trying to convince people to buy windows.
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happy, friendly work place

nice place to work he people are friendly, good monthly work bonus. have learn a lot about sales. the hardest part of the job are the long hours and the travel.

Pros

monthly work bonus

Cons

long hours
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Fun working environment and productive

A typical day would consist of hours from 10am till 6pm. Arrivng in the office for around 10.30 am and from there learning our pitches and handling new objections. From 11-12 the team would leave to go to a specific location, from here go door to door and start to get the bookings. During this period our boss would phone us and try to persuade and motivate us to get additional bookings depending upon how we was doing.

Pros

Free lunches on specific days and nice working environment

Cons

Lots of rejection and low wages
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Fun

I learnt to develop my social skills, as well as learned to sell a product, I get on well with management and co workers but I cant live on a commission based salary.

Pros

Breakfast, Bonuses & Lunch.

Cons

Long hours & commission based.
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Productive, fun place to work.

I learnt a lot and it made my communication skills with strangers a lot better.

Pros

Earn as much as you can

Cons

Long hours, commission based.
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Hard working but very upbeat and fun place to work

A typical day at work was both fun but very hard at the same time, walking around a lot and knocking on peoples doors only to get turned down was very hard and sometimes it would knock down your confidence. I learned a lot whilst working at SafeStyle, i used to think that having a full time job would just be a stroll in the park but it is most certainly the opposite. My co-workers were very helpful to me, i learned a lot off them and they were always polite. The hardest part of the job was actually getting the people to sign up for a quote, not many people where interested in having new windows so it was very hard. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people, experiencing full time work and making new friends.

Pros

Free lunches, all the staff were very friendly

Cons

commission, not much pay
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it was my first job

i had a lots of fun there i gained c a lot a confidents from working there
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A good starting point for my chosen career in sales

I go to different areas across the south west canvassing at home owners properties. In my time at Safestyle I have learnt at the sharp end of sales and how to approach a customer in their own territory, when the client may of never even considered buying my company's product. I have also developed skills in; - Legal and ethical responsibilities including consumer protection regulations. - Customer service standards,and dealing with customers queries and complaints. I believe the company is managed very well and my colleagues are great peers to work with. The most challenging aspect of my job would have to be the fact that I am out doors all day in all weather conditions. The fact my job has no set place of work can also be daunting as from one day to the next I don't know were I am going to be based. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Safestyle as I meet new customers everyday. The time I have spent with my team members has been a pleasure and enabled me to create my skill base.

Pros

supportive and friendly colleagues

Cons

long hours and weather dependant
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everyone there is good to work and hard working

since being there i think ive picked up a bit off confidence with talking to people, i find it enjoyable how no door is the same every day brings you different things. though i do think the hardest part is people not wanting to hear you out.
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Mis-sold but worth it if you can do it

The job is very badly mis-sold after you get past the sales pitch of an interview, promised big money and easy money too you are sent out with experienced employee's who are used to this and are more realisitic and down to earth.The job itself isn't bad to be honest, hours are good, the commission isn't too bad either. But before you take a market research job with them don't listen to what they say in the 'interview' you won't make money straight away but if you work at it, keep going there is money to be made. But more in the £100-250 bracket rather than the £400-600 they sell in the interview.Good luck. :-)

Pros

good hours

Cons

mis-sold
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fun work place little wage for such long hours

id get into work at 9am have my breakfast then go straight out in different areas to knock door for to pitch the componey 12 hours i would do that to earn £10 pound a day

Pros

free breackfast

Cons

long hours little wage
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