6.4

Vertas

What it’s like working at Vertas

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Vertas 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.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Vertas?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    80% of people say they often 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.

Not great
  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Vertas recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    57% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Vertas is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    60% of people feel that they aren’t 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.

Good
  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Vertas pay enough to live on?

    Most people are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    71% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 7 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 sick pay

    Does Vertas pay sick pay?

    Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    57% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at Vertas worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    57% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Vertas?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    86% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Vertas?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    100% 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.

  • Good for parents

    Is working at Vertas good if you have caring responsibilities?

    People say this is a good place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    100% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Vertas managers change shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    86% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

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

    People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 14% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 86% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 7 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.

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How Vertas ranks

Vertas ranks joint 9th to work for in facilities management firm employers

  1. 9= Churchill Group
    6.4
  2. 9= Vertas
    6.4
  3. 11= Gov Facility Services Ltd
    6.3

Vertas job reviews

  • Best thing

    That I work alone and at my own pace

    Worst thing

    Travel

    8.1

    Employee, January 2021

About

Vertas is a facilities management company.

vertas.co.uk

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Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

Fixed rota 86% report having a fixed rota

Based on 7 employees

What contracts are people on?

14% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
57% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
29% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 7 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 7 employees

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