Circle House - Over-all a fairly interesting company to work for though some parts lagging behind others in terms of professionalism | Glassdoor
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"Over-all a fairly interesting company to work for though some parts lagging behind others in terms of professionalism"

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Former Employee - Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Support Engineer in London, England (UK)

Pros

+flexible working condtions
+fairly gentle treatment of staff
+the mission (affordable housing) is a good one
+some middle managers and execs very good
+lots of kind, compassionate people committed to helpign the community

Cons

+ some execs not so good
+wouldnt want to be a manager as HR will always take the side of the Employee, they need a body and the bullets too, before they agree to let anyone go. (unless you cross the wrong exec)
+pay average for industry

Advice to Management

Execs..Decide whether you are a private company or a public company and sort out the staff with the ex-council attitudes. Bring all the HA's up to the same level before you grow any more.

Other Employee Reviews for Circle House

  1. "Resolution officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resolution Officer in West Malling, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Resolution Officer in West Malling, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great vibe, inspiring atmosphere. Fantastic place to work. There is no pressure as to how much time you spend with tenant on call. Easy going, relaxed office and you are encouraged to take your time on a call with tenants in order to get a first time fix outcome. Daniel Blake head of Centre is very inspiring and has positive energy and a visionary. I absolutely love my Job here😀.

    Cons

    It's a great place to work!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Weak management is undermining and corrupting Circle and its best employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Circle House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many good people working within the business who are undoubtably there for the best interest of Circle's tenants and service users and they can be an absolute joy to work with. However, their best efforts are constantly undermined by the inappropriate overreaction by weak managers to internal and external issues (see below).

    Cons

    Many weak managers have proved themselves as unable to cope since difficult times hit the business as a result of the recently proposed government reforms and Circle's appalling repairs service.

    Backstabbing, nepotism and bad internal communications have become rife which has led to low team morale, job dissatisfaction and employees being made redundant, pigeonholed, or promoted for simply brown nosing the right people.

    Meanwhile, one or two extortionately paid directors and external "consultants" have taken advantage of the weak management and wider instability to rinse the business for whatever they can, demanding much higher salaries and influence than they deserve and corrupting Circle Housing's social purpose in the process.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your best employees, not the already overpaid directors and consultants who are part of the problem.


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