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It depends on which position you have. It can be rewarding and frustrating at the same time . It is a massive company so there are lots of opportunities if you are looking for work
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Dodgy and ruthless management in the sales and marketing team. No ethics and monitor your every move albeit you perform the micromanage is on a whole new level. 9 staff members left in the space of 8 months so avoid
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Guaranteed pay
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No comms micromanaged to the hilt
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I worked at Catalyst for over a year and was excited to be joining a great company with a strong reputation. Unfortunately promises at interview did not materialise- no budget and no staff. Director very quickly became a bully which was known throughout the organisation but senior management didn’t do anything until they had no choice and then needed an outside HR rep to review and recommend. No consultation at management level especially in the housing section. However there were some excellent managers and the business partners in HR were great.
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Some great colleagues and quite innovative in many ways
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Poor connection between senior management and middle management
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The ‘business’ comes first - over and above clients and residents it’s about the money. And if you care more about residents and not enough about profit expect to be offloaded. The head of HR focussed first on her reputation over and above being decent to colleagues. Compromise agreements were the order of the day for anyone who was stand out and didn’t have the low-rent suburban culture of the management team
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Poor management form Catalyst but having a great team on site makes it worthwhile. Policies and procedures where all over the place and constantly changing. Don't feel they appreciated the hard work the team had put in to get results which we smashed consistently.
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A good place to work, people are friendly and easy going. It can be a at a fast pace at times but overall good place.
A lot of training is provided for new beginners. The eating area is relaxed and you have marks and spencers come to the office. There is a park next door so you can have a walk around in your lunchtime if you like doing that. There is a café at the park also which have good food at good prices.
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stressful job dealing with customer complaints on the phone. fast passed and not much time between each call. friendly team and great team building. summer and winter conference amazing
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very busy and competitive work environment, real friendly team,. Management was ok but was not very intrested in their temps, they did not offer support or training. They are thrown into chaos, if you are not able to withstand a challenge i would not reccommend. Plus they do not keep temps nor do there contracted employees gain prospects. The housing department is not well run. Community engagement is excellent.
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Helpfully and friendly people, but the organization and management was lacking.
It was a good and interesting experience.

I fairly recommend them. It was okay
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I have worked for Catalyst for over 12 months and in that time I have been welcomed and supported when issues have occurred outside of work that could not be avoided.
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Management are all over the place no morale amongst staff. People leaving every month and no stability in the team.

No recognition or respect or trust for that matter. It needs a whole new overhaul to get things right again
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A yearly evaluation is the perfect time to set clear goals for your professional development. For example, if you want to progress to a higher level, you will need to take on extra tasks and prove that you have what it takes.

Through the two-way discussion with your manager, you’ll be able to identify and set clear goals for the following year. It will also give you something to base your progress on, which will help when it comes to the following year’s review.
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I covered this post for 2 years with excellent feedback from both tenants and external agencies and developed the job in southeast area. Unfortunately management don’t look past the face fitting part and need people to a puppet! Shame as new values of the company as great just not used by all. Get through a little look of staff in tha
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The Unity Centre in the London Borough of Brent runs a range of activities and events for kids and adults including classes, training courses, and cultural celebrations. You can also hire the centre for your workshop, party or any other type of event.
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Non progressive work place for temps.

My team who were all temps, some that had been there up to three years were knocked back following interviews to become a permanent member of staff, despite temping there for so long.


Management within the Customer Services directorate seemed more than happy to consistently get rid of temps
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Non progressive work place for temps
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Don't ever think hard work alone will get you far in this place. There was a clicky atmosphere was working there and your either in or an outcast and no one even notices what work you do!
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People i worked with were great
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No appotunity to progress
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Time to move on and find an opportunity with future career prospects. 80% of the sales team have left over the last 7 months due to a change in directorship.
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Great product to sell
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This was a voluntary role which helped me gain a lot of experience working with young adults and other members of staff.
My main duties involved facilitating sport activities and games for all young children and adults to take part in.
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My experience at Catalyst Housing was one of the best ever. I find the senior team and colleagues to be very respectful and supportive. It is a great place to work and working there helped me to rediscover myself.
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A typical day at work included solving our customer's queries of maintenance and repairs issues. Our team would lessen the tension with a fun environment.
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Catalyst Housing is a truly amazing place to work for. With so much focus on the individual employee themselves, you truly develop your career here.

The people working here are the true stars, with each and every person you meet being incredibly friendly and welcoming.
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Amazing Benefits, Amazing People
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