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Decorative Panels manufacture decorative panels and flatpack furniture.

decorativepanels.co.uk
5.0

Based on responses from 11 employees at Decorative Panels.

About jobs at Decorative Panels

Pay

    Bad
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do Decorative Panels pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

    The new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom Rating will be updated to reflect this.

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

  • Good
  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Decorative Panels get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    91% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Decorative Panels pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Decorative Panels do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Decorative Panels worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    73% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get any choice of shifts

    Do Decorative Panels workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    73% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Decorative Panels?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    90% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Decorative Panels managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Decorative Panels?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    73% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    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 feel treated with respect

    Do people at Decorative Panels feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Decorative Panels get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Decorative Panels?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Decorative Panels recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    82% 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 July 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

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

    Do people think Decorative Panels 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

    70% 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 July 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Decorative Panels is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    70% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and January 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Decorative Panels job reviews

  • Best thing

    Weekly pay

    Worst thing

    Early mornings, stressful days and short nights. Managers treat you how they please

    2.0

    Decorative Panels Forklift driver, October 2022

  • Best thing

    finishing on Thursday for a long weekend

    Worst thing

    all of it except finishing on Thursday

    4.5

    Decorative Panels Machine operator, December 2020

Handy to know

What contracts are people on?

Full time 91% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 11 Decorative Panels employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 11 Decorative Panels employees