Compare Arcadia vs first direct BETA

See how working at Arcadia vs. first direct compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Arcadia vs. first direct. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Arcadia

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first direct

Employee Ratings

  • first direct scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 403 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 64 reviews)
first direct employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.7
Career Opportunities
3.3
first direct employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
first direct employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.3 higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
3.3
first direct employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
4.0
first direct employees rated their Culture & Values 1.1 higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Arcadia Ceo Sir Philip Green
21%
21%Sir Philip Green
CEO Approval
first direct Ceo Joseph Gordon
82%
82%Joseph Gordon
first direct employees rated their CEO Approval 61% higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
49%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
first direct employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
27%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
first direct employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 29% higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • "Sample sales" was the most mentioned Pro at Arcadia.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at first direct.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at Arcadia.
  • "Call centre" was the most mentioned Con at first direct.
Pros
Pros
"Sample sales"(in 39 reviews)
"Staff discount"(in 30 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 6 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 17 reviews)
"Pay rises"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 3 reviews)
"Unsociable hours"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review
"Intern"20 Apr 2018

Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at Arcadia

Pros

A great place to learn

Cons

There is no cons for me

"Staff"5 Sep 2020

Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

I have been working at first direct full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great lively company to work for

Cons

Having to work from home

Advice to Management

N/A

Job Postings

Arcadia has 62 more recently posted open jobs than first direct.