Anglian Home Improvements

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Anglian Home Improvements Reviews

Updated 2 December, 2014
Updated 2 December, 2014
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  1.  

    Third time's a charm - In my third stint working for Anglian and loving it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Digital in Norwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Digital in Norwich, England (UK)

    I have been working at Anglian Home Improvements full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, challenging, rewarding when you get things done, autonomy to achieve and thrive if a self starter. Recognises talent and hard work regardless of what role you do.

    Cons

    Can be a bit slow to get wider cultural change in the business, typical large organisation issues with communications and silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with commitments to improving Anglian for all, employees, self employed representatives, customers and shareholders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Its a job for sales people. End of.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Norwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Norwich, England (UK)

    I worked at Anglian Home Improvements full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great and supportive sales managers who teach you how to sell, your success is literally there's too.
    Amazing financial opportunities if your willing to put the work in
    Rewarding

    Cons

    Commission-based
    Can be hard and deflating if you don't get a sale in a week.
    Hard sales tactics take a while for you to feel comfortable using
    Some unflattering individuals work there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Self Employed Anglian Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Self Employed Salesman in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Self Employed Salesman in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Anglian Home Improvements full-time

    Pros

    Not a good company to do any work for. Managers keep the best leads for them and their friends. Have heard of cases where managers have actually cancelled sales made by salesmen and then re did contract for themselves, so that they earned the comission.

    Cons

    Very corrupt company to work for on a self employed basis, and you may as well send a cheque for £2000 than waste your time, because that is what it will cost you over 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out your corrupt self employed sales management teams before you even consider listing the business on the stock market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Rubbish product cheep and nasty worst ive ever installed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Installations in Bar Hill, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Installations in Bar Hill, England (UK)

    I have been working at Anglian Home Improvements full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely none should be called rip off home improvements

    Cons

    If you buy anglian you have been . I work for anglian as an installer and can honestly say you really can buy anything worse . Bad quality composit doors faid and peel .most windows and doors are damage in one way or another we bodge them with silicone so you dont notice till after you've paid . Sorry but pls buy off you local small company fror a fraction of the price and far better quality , anglian are appalling you have been WARNED

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do you seep at night

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Not a good a company as it is made out to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Southampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Anglian Home Improvements full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are your own boss

    Cons

    Not a very good insentive to do sales as money in return is not very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should give more incentives to there employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Evil company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TELESALES Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - TELESALES Representative in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Anglian Home Improvements part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good hours, only 3 hour shifts, paid hourly + commission.

    Cons

    Targets are unreasonable, records are kept on paper, they push for sales on OAP's and the disabled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring scum bags

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Misleading

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anglian Home Improvements (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the people within the company are really nice to work with

    Cons

    The protocols around payment make it extremely difficult to actually get the money you've spent your time earning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to ask people to go out canvassing, at least be upfront about the fact they are unlikely to get much/any money. Alternatively, change your protocols.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    referance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salesman in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Salesman in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Anglian Home Improvements full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    efficient made from own materials , made to measure , fast professional, rich clients, top ranges and choice great guaranteeing

    Cons

    expensive for the average customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good keep goingx

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Anglian offers a wealth of experience, however in a company with a short-term mind-set.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Norwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Norwich, England (UK)

    I have been working at Anglian Home Improvements

    Pros

    Because of the short-term mind-set of Anglian and the demand for quick results, as an employee you have much exposure to all inter-related functions surrounding your job role. There are few barriers in place to inhibit your develop and Anglian does offer considerable training support in comparison to rival and local companies.

    Cons

    Communication amongst departments is weak and although a controversial point, top management in areas of the company appears to have been awarded their positions based on who they know rather than on merit. If you're not in the right social circles, opportunities for promotion could be non-existent. There are large salary gaps between employee levels and the short-term approach adopted by senior management raises concerns over long term viability of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a seriously hard look at top management and recognise the voices within that crowd that talk good business sense and those that are disguising a lack of ability. A modern approach to business management is required to utilise concepts that enable effective strategic planning as opposed to short-term wins.

  11.  

    Ok for an office job - entering data and answering the phone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temping In the Purchasing Department in Norwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Temping In the Purchasing Department in Norwich, England (UK)

    I worked at Anglian Home Improvements

    Pros

    Not too stressfull.
    No one really cared if I ate a snack or drank at my desk (not drank as in alcohol obviously!)
    Always something to do.
    The work was fairly easy.

    Cons

    The office could have been cleaner.
    The people were mainly very boring and unsociable.
    Was expected to pick it up quite quickly, couldn't quite manage at first.
    I only got feedback and told what they were not happy with as I was being sacked / moved on (it was a temp job) - when I could no longer do anything to change it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tell someone how they should have been better when they are about to leave. My particular boss was also very distant and barely spoke to me; could have been friendlier.

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