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Mears Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Pros
  • good working hours,friendly serviceusers and staff (in 3 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours, zero hour contract so able to work when you want, good bit of extra money, easy to pick up shifts (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • same staff going sick when don't get hols or time off they want- dont care about colleagues who have to cover for them or service users who get upset (in 5 reviews)

  • blaming office staff for rotas- its constantly covering for same wasters that causes problems (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "it was a very friendly place with friendly co-workers and managers. i really loved the environment and helping others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mears full-time

    Pros

    i am a people person, i get along with everyone, energetic, friendly, dependable, intelligent, clean cut, problem solver, and looking for a great place to work

    Cons

    sometimes i can be to friendly


  2. "scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work hour, flexible project, nothing else to say

    Cons

    salary and benefit went down a lot over years

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire goo

  3. "I'm not entirely unhappy here but I'm not happy either."

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

    Pros

    It's a good company for starting out and you can make a little money when you need it.

    Cons

    There is no consideration for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Having a revolving door company does not breed quality.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place ever!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mears full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed $550 every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    Everything from management to CEO.


  5. "Application Support Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Colchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team work and good work environment

    Cons

    communication is lacking to the pit face

    Advice to Management

    Work on better communication of strategy


  6. "Work Hard, Get Rewarded, Fall out of favour? Leave before you're pushed"

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

    I worked at Mears full-time

    Pros

    Mostly great people that you work with

    Cons

    Zero empathy for anything other than what drives the profit and share price.

    Advice to Management

    Stop, Breathe, Consider your staff from their position, not yours.


  7. "Excellent!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist Recruiter in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist Recruiter in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mears full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a recruiter covering maternity, I love the fact that the group HR director is as approachable as a carer, coordinator, branch manager. The company is customer service focussed and puts the carers first. Always a forum available to put your questions and concerns. Best company I've ever worked

    Cons

    Nothing really, except perhaps Workday could have had a little more resources in implementation stage

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!!!! Had to give at least 1 star or wouldn't of given any."

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    Current Employee - Care Worker in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Care Worker in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mears full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sorry I can't think of any!!

    Cons

    Stoke branch office make up rules as they go along. No communication, couldn't run a bath!!
    Also so much favoutism, One rule for one...
    People skills lead a lot to be desired!
    Expectation to go from one end of the city to the other, half hour travelling with no travel time expenses and 'fuel allowance' on job advertisement is a lie, spoken to like dirt if you even begin to disagree that the cost of travelling is more than the actual call.
    Big pay differences from one staff member to the next, one gets more, one gets less. Some get travel allowance for going out of their area others don't.
    Job advertisements are totally wrong ie pay is a lie so be warned what you see advertised on job sites will not be true (been confirmed by team leader), plus they advertise for fuel allowance which is also a lie.
    Worst company I have ever worked for, even nearly all service users I cared for have a very low opinion of Mears.
    Be careful!!

    Advice to Management

    No advice as management do not listen!!


  9. "Horrible residents. Deceitful management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mears full-time

    Pros

    None what so ever unfortunately

    Cons

    Management are liars and the residents are horrible due to the associated housing association mismanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Actually hire decent people and treat them with more respect.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mears IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with colleagues who are technically very talented. Flexible working hours. Large company so job security is good.

    Cons

    Can be a very high pressure environment. Management can be inflexible in some respects and are definitely rather moody! Depends greatly on what team you are in.


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