Places for People FAQ

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17 English questions out of 17

31 May 2019

Does Places for People pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Free gym membership Good atmosphere

Cons

Very low salaries Not much room to progress

Free gym membership

31 May 2019

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28 December 2019

Does Places for People offer employee discounts?

Pros

Some friendly people, lunch discount

Cons

Bad management, some colleagues were rude and poor training

Advice to Management

Improve organisation

Some friendly people, lunch discount

28 December 2019

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20 July 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Places for People?

Pros

With the right manager, opportunities are vast, career progression is excellent and there is a real sense of family in some teams. There is some really strong, inspiring leaders who will willingly support staff to grow and succeed. Flexible working

Cons

Business processes are not clear, Toxic, incompetent managers are allowef to lead by fear and intimation, quite a contradiction to the the companies SPIRIT values, some senior staff do not apply these values and it would appear, a blind eye is turned in these instances. Pay isn't great and whether your experience here is good one or bad one very much depends which manager you end up sitting under.

Advice to Management

Take a more active role in speaking to front line staff and investigating concerns around poor processes or poor leadership . Overall PfP can be a fantastic place to work and there is some outstanding senior leaders but some teams would benefit from an open and transparent conversation with those in senior positions and senior staff would benefit from a better understanding of how their front line staff really feel in their day to day role.

With the right manager, opportunities are vast, career progression is excellent and there is a real sense of family in some teams.

20 July 2020

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20 July 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Places for People?

Pros

With the right manager, opportunities are vast, career progression is excellent and there is a real sense of family in some teams. There is some really strong, inspiring leaders who will willingly support staff to grow and succeed. Flexible working

Cons

Business processes are not clear, Toxic, incompetent managers are allowef to lead by fear and intimation, quite a contradiction to the the companies SPIRIT values, some senior staff do not apply these values and it would appear, a blind eye is turned in these instances. Pay isn't great and whether your experience here is good one or bad one very much depends which manager you end up sitting under.

Advice to Management

Take a more active role in speaking to front line staff and investigating concerns around poor processes or poor leadership . Overall PfP can be a fantastic place to work and there is some outstanding senior leaders but some teams would benefit from an open and transparent conversation with those in senior positions and senior staff would benefit from a better understanding of how their front line staff really feel in their day to day role.

There is some really strong, inspiring leaders who will willingly support staff to grow and succeed.

20 July 2020

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13 February 2019

How is management perceived at Places for People?

Pros

Salary and company car not much else.

Cons

Very poor management structure, no clear organisational processes. Trying to be a big player without the right amount of staff or experience.

Advice to Management

Appreciate the skills and experience of your staff, embrace and evolve with them, not despite them. Challenging your staff is not about pressurising until breaking point it’s about supporting them. Aggressive management breeds fear and resentment not motivation

Very poor management structure, no clear organisational processes.

13 February 2019

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