Halifax

Halifax is a bank. They provide personal and business financial services.

halifax.co.uk

Based on responses from 10 employees at Halifax.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Halifax?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    60% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Halifax get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Halifax recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Halifax?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    90% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Halifax?

    People are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 80% of people report 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 information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • People get sick pay

    Do Halifax pay sick pay?

    Yes. People get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    100% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Halifax feel treated with respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    100% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Halifax is doing?

    People feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    80% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

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How Halifax ranks

Halifax ranks 3rd to work for out of banks.

  1. 2 Starling Bank
    8.8
  2. 3 Halifax
    8.5
  3. 4 Nationwide Building Society
    8.4

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 19 May, 2022.

Halifax job reviews

  • Best thing

    Some colleagues pull their weight and get on well
    Line manager

    Worst thing

    Ongoing issues with management.
    Very little support/training
    Terrible IT
    Taken advantage of

    2.3

    Halifax Employee, December 2021

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How are people paid?

20%
by the hour
80%
an annual salary

Based on 10 Halifax employees

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