Direct Line (UK)

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Direct Line (UK) Reviews

19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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Paul Geddes
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    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Portfolio Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Strategic Portfolio Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Direct Line (UK) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, Clever people, Loyal employees

    Cons

    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 diversity

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Direct Line (UK) Interviews

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Dickson, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Dickson, TN
    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 Questions
    • How will you ensure the sales staff stays on target with production?   Answer Question
    • You'll be essentially a project manager for our largest customer who's onsite. How comfortable are you with external management and daily, high, customer demands?   Answer Question
    Reasons 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 Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.directline.com
Headquarters Bromley, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Insurance
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

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... More

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