Why does Home Group get a rating of 8.3?

6 Home Group employees told us the following about their jobs.

6 employees told us the worst thing about this employer…

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Bad
  • People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    17% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 6 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.

Not great
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    How we know this

    33% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 17% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 33% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 50% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 6 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.

Good
  • People aren’t stressed

    How we know this

    33% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 6 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 get sick pay

    How we know this

    67% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 6 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    100% 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.

  • Enough training

    How we know this

    83% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    0% of people say their manager 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 enough to live on

    How we know this

    80% 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    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 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 recommend their team

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 6 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

    How we know this

    83% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    17% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 6 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

    How we know this

    83% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 6 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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About

Home Group are a support service provider and housing association.

homegroup.org.uk

How Home Group ranks

Home Group ranks 1st to work for in Best care companies to work for in the UK

  1. 1 Home Group
    8.3
  2. 2 Marie Curie
    7.5
  3. 3= Greensleeves Care
    7.2

Home Group job reviews

  • Best thing

    Work from home most of time, set own schedule, friendly colleagues. Manage own work load. Set days no calling you on days off. Public holidays off.

    Worst thing

    Looking at computer screen for too long.

    9.5

    Employee, March 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Seeing the progression of the people that we support

    Worst thing

    Personal care and the lockdown restrictions

    7.4

    Employee, November 2020

    • £17,300 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older

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Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

17% report getting one week notice or less
33% report getting four weeks notice or more
50% report having a fixed rota

Based on 6 employees

How are people paid?

50%
by the hour
50%
an annual salary

Based on 6 employees

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