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Avenues Group

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the Avenues Group

Reviewed by 11 employees.

4.5

the Avenues Group score a rating of 4.5 at Breakroom.
Here’s a breakdown of all our findings about the Avenues Group.

Pay
    Okay
  • People aren’t paid minimum wage

    Do the Avenues Group pay minimum wage?

    Not always. Only some people are paid above the minimum wage.

    How we know this

    36% of people say they are paid below the legal minimum wage.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

  • Okay
  • Only some people are paid a living wage

    Do the Avenues Group pay a living wage?

    Some people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do the Avenues Group pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Hours and flexibility
    Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at the Avenues Group?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    91% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at the Avenues Group?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    36% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace
    Bad
  • Most people don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at the Avenues Group get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at the Avenues Group?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at the Avenues Group recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    36% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at the Avenues Group?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    36% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at the Avenues Group?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 36% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think the Avenues Group head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

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