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Bexhill-on-Sea, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Private
Insurance Agencies & Brokerages
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
Competitors

Admiral Insurance, Swinton Insurance, LV=

Founded in 1996 in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, we’re one of the UK’s fastest growing general insurance providers, offering a full range of car, van, bike and home insurance products. We’re built for the way that customers buy insurance, and with ... Read more

Mission: Our mission statement is: "Protecting 1 in 10 by 2020.

Hastings Direct Reviews

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    I worked at Hastings Direct part-time

    Pros

    - Good part-time job whilst being a student
    - Good benefits
    - Flexible hours if you were part-time
    - Good overtime rates
    - Hot and cold food served
    - Opportunity to progress
    -Invest in your development if you're active about it too

    Cons

    - Can get very busy
    - KPI focused sometimes too much, lose focus of context of calls you take
    - Sorting annual leave out was tricky
    - Lack of parking

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Hastings Direct Interviews

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    Senior Data Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leeds, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Hastings Direct (Leeds, England (UK)) in June 2020.

    Interview

    Had a Interview process for almost 35 days from July 2020. Cleared all the technical rounds and the last round before the official offer letter was from cross platform Senior head(informed to me that it would be an informal chat). In-spite of clearing all the Technical rounds and spending 35 days of time for preparing Case-study presentation and the interview, HR informed me that am not fit for the role. And not convinced with the explanation given by them. Even though being more potential and applied for the right job profile, being rejected for different reasons at the last round makes more depressed mentally. The whole process took more than 35 days from the initial discussion. I can clearly see that there were some miscommunication happened in the whole process.

    If the process planned to have structure in place for particular job role. It would great, if the complete structure of the interview has been explained to the candidate at-least before the start of each round. In my case, the information given and the reality was completely different.

    Technical Interviewers were extremely good. Senior People are more friendly to the candidates.

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