6.9

Hills

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Hills 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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Hills get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    80% 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.

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  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does Hills pay sick pay?

    Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    60% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Hills?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

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

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People are paid market rates

    Does Hills pay market rates?

    Most people are paid market rates

    How we know this

    60% of people are paid average or more than 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.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Hills?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got 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.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Hills recommend working with their team?

    People recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    80% 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.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Hills feel treated by 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 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.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Hills is doing?

    People feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    100% 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.

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How Hills ranks

Hills ranks 3rd to work for in recycling and waste provider employers

  1. 2 Wilson James
    7.0
  2. 3 Hills
    6.9
  3. 4 Lancaster City Council
    6.7

Hills job reviews

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Management

    8.3

    Loader, December 2019

About

Hills is a waste management company in Wiltshire and Central Southern England.

hills-waste.co.uk

Handy to know

How are people paid?

60%
by the hour
40%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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