5.5

Headlam

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Headlam 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

    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 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
  • Not enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Headlam?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Headlam 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.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at Headlam?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% 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 information from 5 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 don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Headlam recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they wouldn’t 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.

Good
  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Headlam 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.

Excellent
  • People are paid minimum wage

    Does Headlam pay minimum wage?

    Yes. People are paid above the minimum wage

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

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How Headlam ranks

Headlam ranks joint 67th to work for in logistics provider employers

  1. 67= Eddie Stobart
    5.5
  2. 67= Headlam
    5.5
  3. 67= Menzies Aviation
    5.5

Headlam job reviews

  • Best thing

    Job and finish

    Worst thing

    Lots of heavy lifting

    5.5

    HGV driver, April 2021

  • Best thing

    No weekend or Bank Holiday working

    Worst thing

    Youre just a number, work is heavy and under appreciated

    2.5

    HGV driver, April 2021

About

Headlam is a floor covering distributor. They specialise in carpet, vinyl, wood, laminate and commercial flooring.

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Handy to know

How are people paid?

40%
by the hour
60%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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