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Mark Humphries
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  • Data Gatherer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Huntswood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The money - if you ever see it! The actual data gatherers on the floor are very supportive and they will help console you when a manager or the head of data gathering starts picking on you. It will happen. Just accept it!

    Cons

    Where to start - The management The hours The targets The constant threat of being 'Walked off the floor' (fired) (This is my fourth week by the way!) Huntswood lied to me in my interview, first and foremost, making it sound like it was a doddle, the hours were 9 - 5 and the targets were VERY manageable. In reality its nothing like that and I can honestly say I really regret ever coming to work here. I will be handing in my notice within the fortnight. I'm having to stick it out until then just so they don't take half my pay packet to cover training costs, which is hilarious because the training didn't teach me a thing about the job and I was totally clueless on my first proper day on the floor. Honestly, if you value seeing friends, family and your own health and well being then this place won't be for you. Don't be fooled by the 140 a day wadge because once you have spent two weeks coming in at 7am and leaving at 9pm that money doesn't seem so good after all. Not when you could go to places in London to data gather and its 300 a day with NO TARGETS. Please think twice before committing yourself to this role as it really isn't all it seems when you first go for an interview and start your training.

    Advice to Management

    TL's - support your teams and stop threatening to fire them! In my team alone everyone, and I mean everyone, is going to leave. We apply for new jobs at lunch! As for upper management, you need to stop walking around glaring at people and actually look into why the job is taking so long. Its not the workers, its the process. You can't flog a dead donkey and expect it to pick up speed! I honestly believe if you carry on this way the bank that is giving you this business is going to get wind of the terrible job you're doing and take the work away. Its either that or get another 100 million pound fine! I really cannot say this enough, if you put that amount of stress on workers you will get negative results. Red files, and people leaving left, right and centre. Its a shame that you feel that treating people this way is acceptable but to me and to all the people that are secretly leaving too, it isn't.


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    Complaints Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Huntswood in February 2012.

    Interview

    I submitted my C.V for review on an attached link on the Company's website. A few days later, I received a call from requesting that I attend an assessment day. The assessment day consisted of a basic literacy/numerical test in a business suit alongside other hopeful applicants. It was then , followed by a 1 on 1 interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were quite generic, nothing to overly tasking.   Answer Question

Huntswood Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Small Companies to Work For , The Sunday Times (UK), 2015
100 Best Small Companies to Work For , The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
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Recent Updates
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    30+ days ago

    We're currently recruiting for a Junior Creative and Digital Content Executive for our Marketing Team! More info and to apply: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIWqA

    Careers at Huntswood

    We are always nurturing talent within Huntswood and we pride ourselves on our talented workforce. We are always looking for opportunities to increase our pool of experience and expertise to meet the demands of our impressive client base and support our strong pipeline of projects.

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Additional Info

Website www.huntswood.com
Headquarters Reading, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Huntswood is the UK's leading specialist resourcing and consultancy firm in the areas of governance, compliance and complaints. We provide resource to help firms solve their regulatory issues, and expert advice to help them govern responsibly and better manage ongoing regulation. Our core capabilities include complaints management, claims handling and remediation ... More

Mission: Our ambition is to enhance the reputation of our clients with their customers, people and regulators. Our key differentiators include our technical knowledge, agility, operational excellence, integrity and relationships with our clients and people.

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