Newest Review: ... good and generous. The annual bonus is excellent and unlike a lot of employers, Halifax pay all their new starters the same wage and don'... more
Halifax - Giving You Extra
Member Name: ajs336842
Advantages: Good staff benefits, share options,, cheap loans etc.
Disadvantages: Sales targets, awkward customers, can be offered products you wouldn't normally qualify for.
I started working for the Halifax as a part time cashier when I left sixth form. There were actually two jobs going, one full time temporary and the one I applied for. I took the view that it was a foot in the door at the end of the day.
My starting salary was £4.74 an hour which rose to £5.66 after 6 months service. After that pay rises were awarded yearly in May.
My duties involved serving customers and generating leads from them. I was also trained in maintaining the ATM machines.
After about 6 months I was made a full time cashier and was expected to do pretty much the same as I had been, only my sales targets were increased.
After a couple of years I became a Banking Advisor and this is where things really took off. My pay increased due to the promotion but I was responsible for hitting my own personal targets in 13 different product areas ranging from selling insurance on credit cards, to generating leads for the Mortgage Advisor. After 6 years I left the Halifax. I left due to having been there for 6 years and was feeling like I was starting to stagnate and aslo due to the fact that I was a member of staff I found myself with products that i wouldn't normally qualify for. For instance how many 24 year olds would you give a credit card with a £10k credit limit to? I know, it's my fault for spending, but when you're young and are trying to impress the ladies you don't think about the long term do you?
Summary: A brief guide to working for the UK's newest "Big Bank".