I have worked at Hastings Direct for nearly three years and in February 2017 I had my little boy.
Throughout my maternity leave my Team Leader and I kept in close contact so I could keep up to speed with the team and what was going on in the business. ‘Keep in touch’ days are also offered to people on maternity leave and this meant I was able to come into the office, attend team meetings and stay in touch with my friends and colleagues. All of this helped me return to my role feeling informed and up-to-date with what was going on at work.
Hastings Direct were really supportive when I returned and moved from full-time to part-time shifts. The new shifts worked around my family really well and I now feel that I have a great work/- life balance. I have valuable time with my son and I don’t feel as though I am constantly at work which is important to me as I don’t want to miss out on seeing him grow up.
I love the flexibility Hastings Direct part-time hours offer me. The support Hastings Direct has given me throughout my journey of becoming a mum has made being a working mum a lot easier for me as well as my family.
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.