7.8

Halo Leisure

What it’s like working at Halo Leisure

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Halo Leisure head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    80% 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 information from 5 job reviews

    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.

Not great
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Halo Leisure 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 5 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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Halo Leisure pay market rates?

    Most people are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    60% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

Good
  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Halo Leisure?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    60% of people say they don’t feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Halo Leisure pay enough to live on?

    Most people are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    60% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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 Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Halo Leisure get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Halo Leisure do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Halo Leisure is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    60% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 5 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.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Halo Leisure managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People are paid minimum wage

    Yes. People are paid above the minimum wage

    How we know this

    80% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Halo Leisure recommend working with their team?

    People recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Halo Leisure?

    People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 20% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 80% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Halo Leisure feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 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.

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How Halo Leisure ranks

Halo Leisure ranks 1st to work for in gym or leisure centre employers

  1. 1 Halo Leisure
    7.8
  2. 2 Life Leisure
    7.1
  3. 3 Places Leisure
    7.0

Halo Leisure job reviews

  • Best thing

    Free membership
    Always overtime available

    Worst thing

    Boring
    Poor pay

    7.9

    Lifeguard, June 2020

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The company as a whole

    6.5

    Customer service manager, July 2020

About

Halo Leisure is a social enterprise. They operate sport and leisure centres in Herefordshire, Bridgend County Borough and Shropshire.

haloleisure.org.uk

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

20%
1 week or less
80%
4+ weeks

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

60%
by the hour
40%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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