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I suspect the business has moved on a lot since I was there, and this site was a one off. Direct management were very supportive (which in sales can be hit or miss). Required an experienced self starter as the product was non-standard, high end.
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Good working relationships with senior management and good
Sub contractor are extremely important

and also team work to obtain targets

at all times
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turnover of staff high and out of date systems - no one liked working there, a totally miserable place to work. Quality of housebuilding is extremely poor
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Invoicing
Accounting

Taxes

VAT

Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable activities

Invoicing

Match supplier invoices with Purchase Orders

Purchase Ledger

To assist the Finance Manager with adhoc project
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Hard working company, working to a higher standard, always something to do never left with nothing, friendly staff and friendly management, everyone works together
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A company which has seem many changes over the past few years and is still going through a period of change. Great people to work with. Nothing more to add.
Pros
Colleagues
Cons
Long hours
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Look after their staff and give them opportunities to progress within the industry.. there are merging and becoming one of the largest companies. there will be many opportunities
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Bovis homes is a fantastic company to work for, really friendly and helpful.
They are a volume builder and the odd weekend is to be expected to meet your targets
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Don't work for Bovis. They expect to much. The HR department is non existent and there is no support system whatsoever for an employee in need. I worked hard while I was there and was tossed to the dirt when I left.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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I agreed with the way that Bovis operated and their product design increased in quality just before I left for a step up. I would go back. The then new CEO Greg F also wanted to be market leader payers for good site managers.
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• To ensure that all reported defects are dealt with promptly, economically and to the total satisfaction of the purchaser.
• To respond to purchasers’ complaints/queries, assessing the necessary remedial works and organising resources

• To liaise with sub-contractors/suppliers etc., in all customer care matters

• To attend NHBC inspections for properties over two years old when required.

• Work with Procurement Groups to try and ensure specified products have warranties comparable with the Company’s liabilities

• To monitor and evaluate problems and report to the build department

• To monitor summary sheets regularly to ensure that all defects are completed within an acceptable timescale

• To prepare reports for regional board meetings regarding customer care issues and cost against budget comparisons

• To ensure that the profile of “Quality” high at site level with site staff operatives and sub-contractors.

• To seek solutions problems and communicate directly with area customer care/quality managers, site staff and sub-contractors

• To report to the regional build director/managers and attend quality action groups

• Budget in excess of £10 million

• Regularly required to provide Site management cover to the 20+ sites in the region
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Varied role.
Management excellent - recognise good employees.

Can be long working hours, but if you enjoy the job you can sustain it.

Good salary and benefits.
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No assurance of work from day to day, heavy labouring days, variety of work, not friendly workplace. No opportunities for getting long term work with any of the tradesmen.
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Team was really good, but the manager was awful, unreasonable and as the job is constantly advertised by both Bovis directly and Page Personnel I assume the situation hasn't changed
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Good company to work for would recommened working for them depending on the region.
A typical day at work would be walk plots then daily activity briefing withh all contractor supervisors then managing programme and procurement also advising and tending to design and management meetings
Pros
always looking to grow as a company
Cons
trying to hard at times overloading productivity
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I am a dedicated customer service coordinator for a House Builder. I have excellent time keeping and always willing to learn new things.
I am currently working towards a first impressions certificate with the institute of customer service.
Pros
Options to progress
Cons
Long hours
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Data clearance and up dating system information.
Using Emails, spreadsheets and project management information.

Very friendly place to work.

Parking an issue on busy days.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Parking
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2 weeks holiday cover very easy to get on with people on site,excellent health and safety,easy to find the site.very well presented site free lunches and breakfast
Pros
free lunches
Cons
none
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I found the bovis homes central milton keynes office to be a very unprofessional place to work. On several occasions I could not hear customers on the phone or concentrate on my work due to the ammount of noise being made by a few other staff members having private and inappropriate conversations. The manager did not seem bothered by this and she never once asked the noisy staff member to stop shouting across people on the phone and using rude language. I even spoke with the manager regarding the situation several times yet nothing was ever done about it. The staff in general were not very welcoming and i felt very out of place which eventually led to me leaving the role. The location of the office is brilliant as its within walking distance to several resteraunts and shops which is good for your hour lunch break. The pay is good, training was very limited for the role and could have maybe been extended by a day or two instead of throwing you straight into the deep end. It is a good role and i would recomend it as a stepping stone for getting back into work. The systems are easy to use and the role overall is a very interesting one.
Pros
Pay, location
Cons
Unprofessional - Poor Training - Poor Management
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Busy place to work the department I worked in had an excellent manager, the team worked well together and other departments were friendly and efficient. Parking on site, with a good canteen and easy to find.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Can't think of any
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Very long hours if you are driving any distance so the danger is falling asleep at the wheel is a possibility, Working at too fast a rate all day every day is expected !! you cannot enjoy the trade /job any more due to required production rate!!!! being so demanding as it is a profit focused business so very very high! turn over of staff!!
Drug use on site is common probably due to long hours and tensions are high, i have experienced drug use from site managers & staff who tend to be bad tempered due to work load and working up to 14 to 16+ hrs a day with driving on paye contract second in command £37,000 per year sounds good until you do the maths on a 65/75 hrs a week work it out per hour £?
Pros
Non
Cons
Very Long Hours works out to be poor pay aggressive sites
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