Kirklees Active Leisure Employee Reviews

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Bullying culture is the norm
CSS (Former Employee) –  Head Office18 June 2019
Strong bullying culture throughout the company, particularly from Management in both head office and across the centres. A number of departmental corporate Managers have been on the interview panel for candidates for other Management roles who they have known personally to the point where there is a conflict of interest.

This then feeds further into their bullying culture as the Managers 'gang up' on staff members and try to use intimidation techniques if they dislike someone.

I worked for the company for over 5 years in different roles, some of the Managers are fantastic but a majority are not.
Pros
Staff teams are like family, makes you not want to leave
Cons
Managers are terrible, bullies and most have no idea how to do their job
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Never work here
Customer service specialist (Current Employee) –  Huddersfield, West Yorkshire4 June 2019
The manager is so rude, unbelievable. All sorts of two faced bickering going on. Wouldn't work here again for 30 a hour. By fast worst environment I've worked in.
Pros
Some nice member of staff
Cons
To many to list
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Unpaid
Swim Teacher (Former Employee) –  Dewsbury, West Yorkshire4 June 2019
I worked for KAL for approximately 3 months. I resigned from position as swim teacher due to not receiving any pay for the work carried out during that period. The issue had been raised with the relevant manager and it took a further month after my resignation before I finally received the money I was owed.
Pros
Non
Cons
Untrustworthy for paying
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Varied work, excellent staff
Customer Advisor (Former Employee) –  Huddersfield, West Yorkshire13 May 2019
I worked at KAL for a year as a customer advisor in Huddersfield Leisure Centre. The staff were great and the work was widely varied but relatively simple. I would recommend the workplace to someone looking to start out in leisure or customer service.
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Love my job
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Huddersfield, West Yorkshire27 February 2019
Really enjoy my job at KAL. Progression TBC.
Lots of variation.
Good staff members at certain sites.
Most staff are very helpful.
Most are good locations.
Pros
Training, meet new people.
Cons
Shift worlk, moved to different sites
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Hard
Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Huddersfield, West Yorkshire21 February 2019
Being a lifeguard within kal is not something I would advise for someone with the impression of progressing. It is an easy job if you want to get paid 8 pounds an hour for watching people swim all day but not a job I would advise for a career.
Pros
Laid back
Cons
barely get a social life
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Avoid if you like your sanity
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Huddersfield, West Yorkshire15 January 2019
Horrible working environment. Your slowly bullied for any reason possible. Management are two faced or little kids with keys.
The people who are not like this are few and far between. Staff morale is low and the turn over is fast in there because if your face doesn't fit.. They make sure your made to feel it.
Pros
Very little
Cons
Alot
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Productive and friendly workplace
Self Employed P)ersonal Trainer (Former Employee) –  West Yorkshire23 October 2018
Self-Employed PT and Class Instructor productive & fun workplace the flexibilty to work and cover for colleagues across all the Sites within Kirklees.
Pros
Free use of gym and classes
Cons
No use of Staff Cabnteen
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Management needs improvement
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Huddersfield24 September 2018
Management team are lazy and expect/ rely too much on casual staff.
Staff moral is extremely low due to very little encouragement from management, no rewards and high staff turnover.
Pros
Decent wage.
Cons
Long hours, too much responsibility and little benefits.
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good overall job
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Huddersfield16 August 2018
i have learned allot from the job as you are always working with team of people and always working with public so your people skills develop allot with the job
Pros
good pay
Cons
bad management
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outdoor work
Cleaner/Track attendant/ Maintenance operative (Current Employee) –  Liversedge25 April 2018
I enjoy outdoor work on the athletics track carrying out essential maintenance tasks. Also delivering athletics events for my local athletic club and local charity.
Pros
cheap membership
Cons
unsociable hours
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Management are bullies
Lifeguard/Leisure Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dewsbury, West Yorkshire5 March 2018
Dispicable place to work, bullied by management, threatened with loosing job if you don't work over your hours, disrespectful to staff kids running the site as
" supervisors". That's just leisure attendants, gym staff get treated like they don't exist & aquatics side is laughable how it is managed.
Cons
Where to start
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Good workplace & development
Sports & Activity Lead Activator (Current Employee) –  Dewsbury Sports Centre25 February 2018
Good company to work for with regards to personal development & opportunities throughout the company, Great teams throughout all sites & a can do attitude from most members of staff.
Pros
Great team
Cons
Unsocial Hours
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fun workplace
apprentice lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Huddersfield, West Yorkshire21 January 2018
got along well with other team members but not much access to development within the company
good shift times
lots of cleaning done during the work day, as well as set ups.
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Average place to work.
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Huddersfield, UK22 May 2017
Good at keeping up with training of staff but were not always fair to staff on zero hours contracts in terms of funding the training. The management was ok but missed a few opportunities and have alienated local club which pay for and use there faculties.

The company would usually stand buy an employee if there was legal action ect.
Pros
Provided required training.
Cons
Poor community relations
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Fun Workplace
Play Scheme Worker (Former Employee) –  Huddersfield, West Yorkshire7 April 2017
Fun and exciting play to work. Management was good, looked after and cared about the employees. The staff was very pleasant and a joy to work with, everybody can get along with each other and everybody was very approachable. I learned vital skills in how to teach and help young children in sporting activities and arts and crafts as well as dance. I learned how to be a better role model and a better teacher, in turn being a better person. The most enjoyable part of the job? It was all a blast!
Pros
Time Fly's when you're having fun
Cons
none
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productive and progressive workplace
Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Scissett6 April 2017
During a day at work, I would spend 50% of my time watching pool and preventing any incidents that may occur. the other 50% I am training for reception and dealing with money, customers and phone calls or ensuring the cleanliness and safety of the building for other facility users.
Pros
interacting with customers
Cons
shift work
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Good place to work for young people
Customer Sales Advisor (Former Employee) –  Kirklees, West Yorkshire1 March 2017
This company is a great place to work for young people, it allows great flexibility due to being able to be casual. There are usually enough hours to pick up to suit everyone.
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decent place to work
Sport Activator (Current Employee) –  Dewsbury, West Yorkshire17 January 2017
work life at DSC is ok, they are willing to progress you as an individual. Management is hit and miss there is some good and bad.
Pros
progression
Cons
pay to park
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Not a great company to work for especially aquatics
Aquatics Activator (Former Employee) –  Kirklees, West Yorkshire30 November 2016
The staff are great to work with and are all very welcoming. Management and in particular aquatics are very poor. They only approve annual leave if swimming lessons are covered and if they're not your expected to teach during your annual leave. Progression is non existent as you only get a pay rise if you complete KALs courses which they decide when they get put on and then management decide if you go on it or not which means they decide when you get a pay rise. It is also expected at certain times of the year you have to work your day off but you cannot take this back as you wish. Lieu cannot be taken when you wish.

In terms of training and developing yourself all courses are run 'in house' and therefore means you are unable to take your extra qualifications elsewhere and if you leave within a 2 year period you have to pay for your training.
Pros
Great friendly team
Cons
Poor aquatics management
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