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Get the inside buzz from graduates at City Electrical Factors

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2017)
"A great company with fantastic opportunities."
Culture
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.9 / 10
 
Hours
5.4 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.7 / 10
 
 
Training
8.5 / 10
 

Pros

  • The company offers competitive perks, including a company car.
  • Many felt that training was regular and of a high level.
  • Progression in the company is available to everybody who is willing to work hard.
  • Members of management are seen as approachable and helpful in most cases.

Cons

  • There are long hours including Saturdays.
  • While there is a good bonus scheme, some felt the salary could be better.
  • Some see the work given at early stages as being dull and repetitive.
  • Some graduates are required to move around various offices.

What insiders say about...

"Understand why you have applied for the graduate scheme. Think of transferable skills..."

"Everyone in the company wants to help everyone else at both a branch and company..."

"The offices are fit for purpose. They're nothing extravagant but are more than ample..."

"My usual hours are 7.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. However, I am required to..."

"I have found the salaries for business graduate roles are pretty standard. That said,..."

"I've had excellent training and been able to experience different roles within the..."

"I was asked why I wanted to work for this company, what drove me and why I would..."

"The company is a market leader in electrical waste and has its own world-leading..."

"My managers are incredibly busy but they make themselves accessible and are genuinely..."

"Everyone is accepted and given the same opportunities throughout the company."

"As far as I know and have seen, hard work and success pay off within CEF. It is easier..."

"I have developed my skills over my first year and taken on increasing levels of responsibility...."

"You get a company car and good prospects for progression."

"We don't always get lunch breaks and there are long working hours."

"We have 398 branches nationwide."

"Modernising the industry."

"The graduate scheme was very transparent and I found this refreshing and unique...."

"We attend Pinnacle Workshops on things such as customer service, cold calling and..."

"Increase the incentives for sales assistants."

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