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Updated June 30, 2017
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Pros
  • The daily rate is good if you can hit target otherwise you are not paid (in 4 reviews)

  • Nice people willing to help, location, met funny characters-that's it and team leaders nice too (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, unsure of how late you would stay in the office although you could control it to some extent (in 5 reviews)

  • Frustrating managers, no career progression at all, repeative work, only get promoted if you are mates with bosses (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Compliance Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary. Very Flexible working hours, opportunities to work over-production

    Cons

    High pressured and target driven


  2. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huntswood full-time

    Pros

    Professional financial contract supplier, good for entry level.

    Cons

    Little progression framework and no focus on developing talent. Nepotism apparent when opportunities for progression became available.

  3. "Compliance Audit Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can offer a good start for someone looking to get a foot in the door within the financial industry

    Cons

    Possibilities of progression are few unless one knows people higher up in the ranks. Contracting projects with Huntswood are highly mis-managed- would not recommend to anyone- unless with a thick skin


  4. "Case handler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people willing to help, location, met funny characters-that's it and team leaders nice too

    Cons

    Silly targets, long hours, too much pressure, complex cases which are not covered in training

    Advice to Management

    Take employees feedback into consideration as systems can be slow, be more understanding


  5. "Consultant: Compliance and Risk Management"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, Challenges, Opportunities, Pay, Rewards (Incentives)

    Cons

    None which I can rememeber

    Advice to Management

    Dont change anything !!!


  6. "Complaint Handler Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, yep none, and still none.

    Cons

    Forced to work extra hours to meet target or advised to you would not be paid. Advised to lie to Risk Management that this is not the case.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure you can change stripes.

    Huntswood Response

    Jun 2, 2017 – HR Director

    Thank you for your feedback which is concerning, we would really like to understand your experience and ask that you email us directly at tellus@huntswood.com so that we can investigate in more... More


  7. "Consulting Role"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good daily rate, easy work

    Cons

    Poor holidays and lack of on site presence

    Advice to Management

    More on site interaction and better communication

  8. "Best Company, staff and associates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been with Huntswood for over two years now and have found them to be a very good employer with excellent staff and associates. The role is challenging and does enable you to reach your full potential. I have worked at several other companies and the culture here is the best so far.

    Cons

    Avoid if you are work shy!

    Advice to Management

    Carry on listening and improving


  9. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntswood full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very approachable senior leadership team and enjoyable and fun company to work for

    Cons

    Immature in its approach to expanding and increasing headcount.

    Focussing on a lot of different initiatives and so struggling to really define its offering to clients.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of things the business is developing and focus on doing a smaller number of things better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Just Dreadful"

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    Current Employee - PPI Case Handler in Speke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PPI Case Handler in Speke, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of.

    Cons

    First and Second Line Huntswood Management is a mates club. They are generally contractors themselves who manage to ensure they and their roles are protected, with no concern or interest in what that approach does to those actually doing the work. They are entirely client-facing but not necessarily focused, they'll happily do what the client says even if they know it isn't the best approach. After all, every bad decision by the client means more remedial work and a longer contract.

    Advice to Management

    Get a back bone and be more open with all contractors, not just your mates.


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