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Bovis Homes Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  1. "Steady but Outdated"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bovis Homes full-time

    Pros

    Privately Sector and secure. Regardless of recent bad press, still desirable to work for and refuses to withdraw perks from employees.

    Cons

    Horribly outdated. New systems due to be introduced but difficult to work with for new employees and tedious and time consuming. Many solus deals making procurement difficult

    Advice to Management

    Less solus deals. Basic materials needed to be tendered for. Too much stress put on one single supplier to service a whole company.


  2. "should be zero star rating"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Plymouth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Plymouth, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bovis Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very few genuinely nice people

    Cons

    line managers, managers lack of procedures. reactive rather than proactive .NOTHING EVER CHANGES DESPITE REPEATED PROMISES

    Advice to Management

    Stop employing people that are related in the same department it causes friction with other team members due to favouritism and tittle tattling. No acceptance of cultural diversity. Hard working people not acknowledged just expected to do more to cover for the family members.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Old boys club with all the perks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheltenham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheltenham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bovis Homes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff benefits are great, free lunches, annual bonuses, good holiday and company cars often given if needed for job

    Cons

    Strong blame culture within business, departments don't cooperate towards common goals. Slightly old fashioned 'old boys club' feel within management

    Advice to Management

    Internal conflict and confrontation is a daily affair for management at bovis.


  4. "Top heavy management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bovis Homes (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated employees, flexible, benefits are average to good. Salaries are reasonable. Annual parties are good!

    Cons

    Staff recognition is inexistant. 2 star builder. Keep promising that they will change the way they work but they never do.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff the way you would like to be treated and you will get there!


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    "It can only get better"

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    Former Employee - Management in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Management in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bovis Homes (More than a year)

    Pros

    In the right market place

    Cons

    Very dysfunctional smug management - if it ain't broke attitude.
    Product down to a price and left behind by competition.
    Poor quality and unachievable growth based model.
    IT - hopeless in house systems.
    6 monthly cost CVR's are unheard of in industry, huge risk of cost control and outturn.
    Amateur approach. Zero drive, passion or engagement.
    Ripe for takeover - but why bother?
    CEO asked to leave, says it all.
    Most business MD's come up through the Finance route - speaks volumes.

    Advice to Management

    Total re think required. Where do you want to be, what do you stand for, how are you going to achieve it.


  6. "Finance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great and add a lot of value to the working environment.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional and sometimes frustrating organisation