Taylor Wimpey Reviews

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates and apprentices working at Taylor Wimpey to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

6.4
3.2/5
Date added: 04th April 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
- Well-structured Graduate Scheme with central support and training. - Varied scheme with breadth of experience across departments and business regions. - Opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects.- The need to be geographically mobile every 6 months for the first 2 years may be an issue for some candidates.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Management Trainee
Team:
Graduate Scheme
Voted Useful by 7 People
8.7
4.4/5
Date added: 31st March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Rotations throughout the UK - great opportunity to get exposure to a wide market and see the differences in the industry in different regions of the UK. Not many companies have this in the fundamental outset of a graduate scheme, it is a great feature and one that should definitely be embraced by graduates. Rotations throughout business functions - many Taylor Wimpey employees advised myself and my fellow group of graduates to really take advantage of the opportunity to see all areas of the business. It allows you to see the links between departments, even where you may not have expected them. This element of the graduate scheme also allows you to see which department you like best and areas where your strengths lie, which I think is the best way to discover which area you are most likely to go into. Guidance and support - all of the directors and MD within the business units I have been to, provide a great support network and really want you to strive within the business. They will challenge you and give you responsibility if you are proactive and want to learn the most from your 6 months within the business unit. The schedule of the graduate scheme is predominantly controlled by the HR function of the business which is good to give individual's structure. However, it would be more useful if we were given a flexible structure and each business unit adapted the graduate's programme dependent on the current business needs and projects going on within that business unit.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Management Trainee
Team:
Rotational Business
Voted Useful by 11 People
8.5
4.3/5
Date added: 31st March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Friendly and helpful colleagues. Colleagues who are passionate about personal development. Some people do not have time for the graduates.
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Employer:
Career: Planning
Job Title::
Graduate Management Trainee
Team:
Leicester
Voted Useful by 8 People
8.3
4.2/5
Date added: 30th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
As graduates spend around 2 months in each department, you are given full exposure to the entire company's operations. Furthermore, the company are flexible and open to providing graduates with opportunities over and above the structured programme (e.g. time spent in head office, industry training courses). Having to move to a new business unit every 6 months.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Management Trainee
Team:
All departments
Voted Useful by 6 People
6.7
3.4/5
Date added: 30th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The best thing about the company is that they are 'quality' focussed and have high standards. You often feel valued and appreciated from the highest members of the company. The best thing about the job is the exposure to a variety of different roles and departments to give you the ability to choose what is best suited for you. The worst thing about the job is that the management of the graduate scheme from head office is a little chaotic and unorganised; HR are getting better but there is still great room for improvement. Although I agree with rotational movements across offices around the country, it does prohibit you to get fully involved within a project and take full responsibility as you will constantly be focused on where you are going next.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Management Trainee
Voted Useful by 6 People
8.1
4.1/5
Date added: 30th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Responsibility. Opportunity. Variety of tasks. Different geographical locations in terms of market and culture. Too much time on certain departments for training. Need more formal training built into the programme.
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Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate
Team:
Land
Voted Useful by 14 People
8.9
4.5/5
Date added: 30th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The two year programme gives you exposure to all the different departments within the company and you gain a real understanding of how they all work together to create the finished product. You spend your first year rotating around the different departments, before deciding which department you would like to specialise in. It gives you the chance to see what you like/ enjoy doing and where your strengths lie before deciding what you want to do going forward. During the two years, you will rotate four times into different Business Units around the country. This is a really good aspect of the programme, as each Business Unit operates autonomously so you can get a real understanding of the different ways they work which will help you later on in your career. It is also an excellent way to to build your network of contacts around the company. There are regular 'Skills Camps' where all the graduates in a year get together to develop their skills. These have been really beneficial.Whilst the pros of rotating around the different Business Units outweigh the cons - moving location every six months can be a little unsettling. Taylor Wimpey do support you by providing hotel accommodation for the first two weeks of your new rotation if necessary. In your first year, you spend roughly two months in each department, which isn't really enough time to get given your own projects and see them through to completion.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Management Trainee
Voted Useful by 7 People
7.3
3.7/5
Date added: 30th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The Company has a friendly workforce who believe in developing young talents and giving them the experiences to learn and grow. The directors within the business are keen to see young talent come into the company and grow. Everything about the business is great apart from the salary.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Management Trainee
Voted Useful by 11 People
7.2
3.6/5
Date added: 30th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Flexibility and freedom to rotate around different departments to learn as much about the business as possible. Logistics of finding accommodation for 6 months at different rotations.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Voted Useful by 7 People
6
3/5
Date added: 29th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The best thing about the company is its desire to be the best in all aspects of the customer journey. I get to travel around the country, and work in various offices, site offices and production office, all within 2 years which gives you a great sense of how the business genuinely operates. I get to work and network with a wide range of people, with different industry experiences who also have vast knowledge of different processes and advice that I have taken. Some aspects that may need revision within this company, more particularly in relation to the graduate management scheme, is the organisation of how the schedule is delivered and carried out within the different Business units. Although the company is putting a lot of effort into its relationship with its customers and staff, there are still some process that do need attention to strengthen the work force and install a real sense of pride amongst some of its people.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Management Trainee
Team:
Land
Voted Useful by 7 People