Compare New Western vs first direct BETA

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New Western

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Employee Ratings

  • New Western 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)
4.7
(based on 192 reviews)
New Western employees rated their Overall Rating 1.5 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 53 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.7
New Western employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.8 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
New Western employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.4
New Western employees rated their Work-life balance 1.5 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.8
New Western employees rated their Senior Management 2.0 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.7
New Western employees rated their Culture & Values 1.4 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
New Western Ceo Stuart Denyer
96%
96%Stuart Denyer
New Western employees rated their CEO Approval 29% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
first direct Ceo Joseph Gordon
67%
67%Joseph Gordon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
92%
New Western employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 39% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
53%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
94%
New Western employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 49% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
45%

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What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at New Western.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at first direct.
  • "100 commission" was the most mentioned Con at New Western.
  • "Call centre" was the most mentioned Con at first direct.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 25 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 12 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 5 reviews)
"Benefits package"(in 3 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"100 commission"(in 21 reviews)
"No cons"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 3 reviews)
"No progression"(in 2 reviews)
Featured Review
"Must Be Driven"11 Jun 2020

Current Contractor - Disposition Agent

I have been working at New Western for less than a year

Pros

No Set schedule, Get to see the entire city you're working in. Great atmosphere

Cons

PayScale does not benefit the newcomer.

"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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