- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Direct Line (UK) full-time (more than an year)Pros
Relaxed atmosphere, Clever people, Loyal employeesCons
Old school sometimes as a lot of people have been there for years.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Shake things up a bit and bring in new people and more diversityPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Direct Line (UK) in December 2011.Interview Details
The initial contact was via online application. From that point it involved a 1:1 with the owner-president and then followed by a 1:1 with the VP of sales.
Both meetings took approximately 90 minutes and were followed up with additional interviews that were similar. There were no skills tests or background investigations prior to the offer. I confirmed that information from my previous employer.Interview QuestionsReasons for Declining
Very disorganized. The owner was more interested in wanting to know what others thought about him (in a negative way) and the VP of sales was difficult to get any feedback from (a salesperson, yep, right).
All in all the environment needed major overhauls and the good ol' boy mentality of paying management more rather than spreading pay to improve a structure was in play. They both openly spoke negatively about their entire staff's compentency and the future of the company.
I have sympathy for employees working there and they have no idea......Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
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Direct Line Group is your direct line to a host of insurance products and services. The company was founded in 1985 with a simple idea in mind -- selling car insurance over the phone. It is among the UK's leading private automobile insurers, and has more than 5 million customers across its lines of business. Since its founding, the company has expanded to include commercial, home, pet, and travel insurance. Other products and services include home repair and car breakdown service. Direct Line has also expanded geographically by offering services in Germany and Italy. The...