I was born in small town in India, ever since I was a child I always performed well, and was one of the top rankers in my school. My parents decided that I would do better in a developed city, so they sent me to live in Mumbai. I completed school and an undergraduate programme (BSc. IT). After graduating, I joined an IT firm developing various automation tools using different technologies. I then worked as a Software Engineer for two years and for another two years as a Cloud Data Developer. I decided to gain more experience in data, so I pursued a Business Analytics course offered by the University of Surrey. I truly believe that if one has to achieve something, one should rather do it wholeheartedly. After graduating, I was offered opportunities from a London based company as well as Hastings Direct. I decided to accept the opportunity at Hastings Direct because I recognised Hastings Direct as a great place after meeting the team.
Bexhill is a seaside town which means that it thrives in the summer. When I was in India I dreamt of having a house in front of the sea. I fulfilled that dream by relocating to Bexhill. I really like Bexhill beach, the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill Museum, the Manor Gardens and Egerton Park. There are lots of events throughout the year like the 1066 Cycling Festival, the Bexhill Festival of Music, Carnival Week and the Festival of the Sea.
Hastings Direct really do care about their customers, colleagues and community. I think moving from Guildford to Bexhill for Hastings Direct was one of the best decisions I have made. The cost of living is relatively low meaning I have almost paid my education loan back from India. I now live in my dream house in front of the sea and I am only ten minutes’ walk from work. I also have more time for my family. Life is quiet, relaxed and most importantly, fun!
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It’s not what life has to offer you but what you make out of your own life. I’ve intricately woven this thought into the fabric of my life at Hastings Direct. It’s a pleasure to work with a great, highly talented supportive and professional family. Hastings Direct has a learning culture giving you the opportunity to develop yourself professionally as well as personally. It’s fabulous to work with a talented and supportive team in a friendly and collaborative manner. People at Hastings follow a fast developing and agile methodology culture to utilise their skills to provide great services. If someone really wants to know how to love what they are doing and wants to work with a team who really cares for each other and their goals then join Hastings Direct family!
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The shifts in customer service teams are quite colleague friendly. There is free tea and coffee in the call centre, and a subsidised Costa Coffee and canteen. There are lots of incentives to earn more, and a decent social life.
It has a really positive environment with everyone who works there being very helpful. The managers really do go out of their way to assist you. There are a lot of benefits and rewards at Hastings Direct which if you are doing well are quite easy to achieve.
There is a well-rounded approach to the wellbeing of all colleagues, including an inclusive approach to wellbeing activities. Hastings Direct aims to roundly develop colleagues and set them up for future careers within the company.
There is a wonderful work environment, with a strong sense of team work which purveys throughout the business. And there is a sense of friendly competition which works to heighten this.
As an employer, Hastings Direct offers a lot of company benefits to all employees which are fantastic and I feel this is quite unique. The company culture is inclusive and encourages everyone to participate in local causes.
All employees are well looked after, respected and recognised for the hard work we do for the company. It is a great experience to be working with such amazing team. It much easier for me to balance my work and personal life.
It’s a great place to work with amazing benefits, support and colleagues. Lots of hands on support. Amazing rewards for achieving targets and also plenty of time to get together as a team outside of work and bond with your colleagues.
The company culture, management structure and general atmosphere is really good. The share scheme and Hastings Direct rewards are also fantastic for staff.