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Hillarys Blinds Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Hillarys Blinds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about. Good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    NO-one


  2. "EX ADVISOR"

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    Former Employee - Core Advisor
    Former Employee - Core Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hillarys Blinds full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexibility of being self employed but only in the eyes of the tax man not hillarys,can make decent money if you work 9am till 9pm as hillarys would like you to.i was lucky diary was always fairly full in my area.

    Cons

    you have to sell blinds at highly inflated prices to pay for everyone else wages, up against local companies who are 50% cheaper with same blinds they purchase off hillarys/arena,managment only interested in KPI's to protect their own bonuses which frankly they do little to earn.managment will also not think twice about putting extra advisors into your area basically ruining your business.

    Advice to Management

    get a grip, advisor network is practically DEAD as WEB BLINDS is pushed more and more as management tell advisors to build QUALITY into sales spiel,laughable, oppositions ARENA supplied blinds,WEB BLINDS supplied blinds all same blinds 50% cheaper, the public are getting wise to it all.


  3. "Good product"

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    Former Employee - Local Advisor in Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Local Advisor in Hull, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    No cold calling as they provide the leads.

    Cons

    Expected to meet tricky targets and take a car on a private lease despite being self employed. My patch was Hull so hard to sell whereas be easier if in a better area of the country.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the advisors are self employed and not employees


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bristol Showroom hell"

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    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Advisor in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hillarys Blinds (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hourly wage and no other

    Cons

    incompetent and under qualified management, no communication,trying to price out the average customer, very bad attitude,steals all your ideas and then introduces them as theirs,does not follow procedure, emphasis on money and not the customer, complaint procedure is a joke, be prepared to do all the work and not be recognised for all the effort, when you leave you owe them money because they pay in advance, write down your hours as they skim and flat out don't pay you correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people with a proven track record in retail and not"designers" and when acting always take both sides into account rather than one.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company don't value advisors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent commission if you want to break your back.

    Cons

    Company treat you only as a number. and as a number, they are never satisfied with what you do.
    Out of about 15 KPI's I had thirteen well above the targets yet they only concentrated on the remaining couple. The upper field sales management are out of date and asking advisors to do things that they did over twenty years ago. Customers buying preferences have changed from the early to mid nineties to today, but their methods haven't.

    Advice to Management

    Value your advisors instead of having to replace them every month. Throwing mud at the wall and hoping some sticks is an old outdated method of recruiting and doing business.


  7. "concession worker"

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    Former Employee - Concessions in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Concessions in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the pay, which for me was £9.50 ph.The uniform was nice and there was a huge variety.

    Cons

    I didnt have a manager. i met my boss once in 8 months of me being there. Concession work was boring most of the time and the days went slower. once i had my contracted hours there was no negotiating if i could work any more hours. only half an hour unpaid break. There was also no work for improving to management ect. you were just allowed to do concession work.

    Advice to Management

    communicate more with your staff, and meet them. be there to guide them and answer questions because it feels like the company doesnt have that.


  8. "hillarys"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Colwick, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Colwick, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hillarys Blinds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    canteen for hot food , free car park, early finish on fridays people who work there are real nice genuine people.

    Cons

    minimum wage for the work you do is ridiculous, some managers are just rude and unapproachable, no room for promotion unless your face fits doesnt matter if your'e good at you.re job,

    Advice to Management

    look at the work and realise people aint gonna stop for the minimum wage when you want skilled workers, moral is at an all time low and workers have had enough of being dogged about for the rubbish thats paid


  9. "Thank you.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work for...10 great yrs..

    Cons

    Low Wages.. made me move on, otherwise still would be employed there..

    Advice to Management

    Would go back tomorrow if, They could match what I earn now...


  10. "Becoming a Hillarys advisor was the best thing i did!"

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    Current Employee - In Home Advisor in Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - In Home Advisor in Northampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    No cold calling!!!!!
    Excellent training and support
    Work my own hours in my own area
    Plenty of leads generated from head office
    Training workshops

    Cons

    Sometimes i need to work at the weekend

    Advice to Management

    Further training on specialist products


  11. "Sales and Service Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Middlesbrough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Middlesbrough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hillarys Blinds full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy being part of a successful organisation that cares for its network of people and customers. In my 22 years at Hillarys I have progressed from a shop assistant role, advisor business role, through to Management.

    Cons

    22 years and no regrets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great work.


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