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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Employee Ratings

  • Arcadia scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • first direct scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, 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)
3.1
(based on 367 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 53 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.5
Career Opportunities
2.9
first direct employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
first direct employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.3 higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.7
Culture & Values
3.3
first direct employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Arcadia Ceo Sir Philip Green
18%
18%Sir Philip Green
CEO Approval
first direct Ceo Joseph Gordon
67%
67%Joseph Gordon
first direct employees rated their CEO Approval 49% higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
50%
% Recommend to a friend
53%
first direct employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
31%
Positive Business Outlook
45%
first direct employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Arcadia employees rated theirs.

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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 35 reviews)
"Staff discount"(in 29 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 5 reviews)
"Benefits package"(in 3 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 16 reviews)
"Pay rises"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 3 reviews)
"No progression"(in 2 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

"Great"17 May 2020

Current Employee - Collections

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

Pros

Good place to work great staff

Cons

No issues to really say

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