Good place to work but sadly made redundant due to accounting scandal caused by chief finanancial officer in South Africa. the bed market. reported to sales director with great work culture. hardest part of job nothing really. gaining new accounts and adding to current listings.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – West Yorkshire – November 13, 2019
Regional managers are bullies. Senior management are dinosaurs. How this company is still in business is beyond me. They do not care about staff or their customers. No urgency when there are issues with customers products
Great place to work with managers and it went very well like my time there would not recommend anybody looking for factory work to have a look I work there an agency for a year and I enjoyed it very much
Trunk Driver (Former Employee) – Leicestershire – August 29, 2019
Trunking money is got to be the best by far £31k salary is brilliant for class 1 work. The trunking lorry’s ain’t up to much with regards to being looked after. They’re beat up,pins are bent lights knocked off always running low on coolant. Pods don’t sit right air pressure is always being lost. Management are absolutely stuck up there own arses. Rude,ignorant,arrogant and they all have that no can do attitude. Worked here for nearly 6 months
When working at Steinhoff I found the working environment to be very toxic. Moral was low around the different department in the office due to management not pulling their weight, nor lightening employees work load. I found that work would be forced upon you and expected to be completed within in time frame with no praise on completion. Out of hours work on weekends and nights was expecting without overtime payment sometimes at Midnight onward. I found the working environment unsuitable and un-enjoyable.
Sales targets are everything in store and at regional level. Senior managers and directors just shout louder if you don't hit a target. Flavour of the month one day and the worst human being in the world the next. Don't work here. Really old fashioned poor culture and little, if any HR support.
Voor alle projecten zijn er project-schema's en voortgangsrapportages opgesteld. Iedere ochtend wordt er gestart met het opvragen van de statussen van de acties die die dag verlopen. Om achterstanden pro-actief te kunnen volgen gebeurd dit via e-mail. Tegelijkertijd worden de openstaande e-mails van die ochtend weggewerkt, of wanneer actie vereist is, de acties ingepland voor later die dag of die week. Dan volgt er een (wekelijkse) belronde naar alle projectmanagers om de voortgang en eventuele issues te rapporteren. Hierna worden de actiepunten bijgewerkt en de projectdeelnemers geïnformeerd over de status en de feedback van de projectteams, stuurgroep en/of het management. Ook uit deze feedback worden er actiepunten bijgewerkt en ingepland. Dan loopt het al tegen de middag en worden de laatste -e-mails verzonden. Na de middag wordt er wederom gekeken of er feedback is van de verzonden e-mails van die ochtend. Vervolgens worden de actielijsten opnieuw samengesteld en verzonden naar alle projectdeelnemers. Bij voorkeur heeft ieder project zijn eigen projectdag, om het werk zo goed mogelijk te kunnen voorbereiden. Deze voorbereiding bestaat uit het opstellen van een projectverslag (alle activiteiten hierboven vermeld incl. conclusies en actielijst) Daarna volgt er via een webex-achtige oplossing teamoverleg met de projectgroep. Na het teamoverleg worden de laatste rapportages bijgewerkt en bij het afsluiten van een project worden de projectsheets voorbereid voor de eindpresentatie aan het MT, management of de stuurgroep. Morgen is wordt de hele riedel weer herhaald.more... Wekelijkse meetings vinden plaats met de eigen afdeling en de manager.
De cultuur binnen Steinhoff op de afdelingen is erg positief. Termen als familie-waarden en ondernemerschap stonden daar in hoog aanzien, maar worden vooral door het lokale management gedragen, welke ik hoog heb zitten.
Veel geleerd over management stijlen en omgang met je mede-mens. Ook gemerkt dat een onderneming zo goed is als het management dat dit draagt.
Het leukste van de baan was het reizen en de verschillende ondernemingen waar ik mee te maken kreeg. Maar het vele reizen was ook zwaar: vaak vroeg weg (5:00 uur) naar het vliegveld en dan 's-avonds week laat terug (23:00 uur). De volgende dag wordt wel van je verwacht dat je weer tijdig op kantoor bent.less
Started here a few weeks ago , my first job since leaving collage!! the pay is not the best but it was a job .. yesterday I was waiting for a frame to come down when middle manager came to me with a massive attitude and said I could be cleaning the ‘ leak ‘ over the other side I said I didnt know this and he started shouting so much that I could feel his spit on my face 🤮🤢 should anyone put up with that ? Respect is earned isn’t it ? Well after me challenging his attitude towards me I got the sack , being an agency worker what could I actually do ? They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it !! And maybe middle men should be put on courses of how to treat their staff in situations!! Also the pay grades to agency and staff who are permanent is different!! Isn’t it law to pay the same while doing the same job ? All in all such a horrible place to work , get shouted at and then challenged him to get sacked 😱 So advice to anyone looking to be the dogs body DONT speak up get treated like a nobody and you will be fine
If you want a glum workplace with no progression, full of disgruntled workers and lazy middle management, look no further. If you want to do the bare minimum, mediocre work and shoot off home bang on 5pm then apply now.
The benefits are minimal, and as for the 'culture' of the place - besides the bacteria in the regularly out-of-order toilets - there isn't any. Don't get me wrong, the majority of my colleagues were fantastic as they were in the same situation as me, but most of the middle managers are just self-serving - the company has zero personal development. The concept of people management and development simply doesn't exist here. You're just a number, trapped on a conveyor belt. It's grim and demoralising.
There's also a severe lack of communication and openness around the company. You don't feel a part of the company. You're judged by the lowest common denominator - if one employee does something wrong, the entire company is judged and restricted instead of trying to solve the issue directly, but that obviously takes time and effort. The company is extremely hierarchical with a humongous divide between middle managers and executives/entry level employees - divide in pay, benefits and communication - and you can sense that divide every day.
There's zero encouragement for social activities or wellbeing. For a large company, they still operate with a small company mentality and with disregard for employee wellbeing and development. They seem so obsessed with cost cutting and keeping every penny to themselves. The pay gap between middle/senior management andmore... executives/entry level employees is ridiculous. Plus considering the salaries are so low (allegedly because of their geographical location), you would expect some kind of staff benefits even if its just free fruit or planned team sport activities like football matches. There haven't been any pay rises in the last three years and I can count the number of internal promotions in the last five years on one hand.
Moving on was the best thing I did and it really opened my eyes to what a massive disappointment the company has turned into over the nine years I was there. I don't think they'll ever change but they really need to start looking after people better. I left on good terms with a perfect employment record but I wasn't even given an exit interview (as with most who had left around me - that's how little they value and respect their lower level employees). They don't need to throw money at people; they simply need to start listening, showing some compassion and care about retaining their employees.less