Our Employee Perks

In case you hadn’t guessed already, we are big on rewarding our team in just about any way we can think of. Whether you are based at our Chester HQ or at our regional offices across Cornwall, Devon, the Lakes or New Zealand, we strive to make sure we give back to our employees for all they do for us!

Our Wellbeing Schemes

We are big on doing more for our team and challenge ourselves to introduce newer and more imaginative wellbeing programmes each year. We also recognise that wellbeing means something different to everyone. That’s why we take pride in offering out programmes that mean something to our team!

We ask, we listen and we take action!

So far we have rolled out a whole host of wellbeing schemes to our Chester team and Regional Brands from circuits to yoga, Pilates to reflexology (and yes you read that correctly, we really do offer massages at work!). By partnering with local gyms, small businesses and wellbeing professionals we aim to support the best possible work-life balance to our employees through a whole host of wellbeing activities, classes and events to engage in.

Supporting our Team Mentally

Simply put, our team’s mental wellbeing matters and we make this crystal clear to our colleagues through our ongoing support!

We understand we have a moral responsibility to our team to ensure they are happy, healthy and stay loving what they do – and we pay far more than just lip service to this pledge. Over the last year especially we have driven considerable focus towards building out a companywide wellbeing programme covering everything from mental health and resilience training, making the most of internal communication channels to share wellbeing strategies and tips and breaking down barriers with monthly workshops to make strides towards fully supporting our team’s wellbeing on a big scale!

We promote a culture of openness at Sykes and understand something the stress gets to all of us, that's why we have an in-house counsellor, readily available to lend a listening ear. We also provide 24/7 wellbeing support through our mental health partners, on hand day or night to provide emotional and physical support to our entire team and additional Regional Brands!

The Little Extras

It goes without saying, we recognise taking care of our team means more than just a company football table and a Christmas card every year and certainly don't take our responsibility to our team's wellbeing lightly!

This doesn't however mean we can't include a few little extra's that have become Sykes tradition alongside our big plans either! If we are honest, we are big softies at heart and love nothing more than spoiling our team as soon as a holiday comes around. Whether it's an Easter egg at Easter, flower from our CEO on Valentine's Day or advent calendar at Christmas, we make sure we make the most of any excuse to spoil our team with even these little gestures throughout the year!

(And if our team can't wait until the next holiday, our bi-monthly, and now infamous, Bring Your Pet to Work Day is on hand to tide us over until then!)

Making it a Family-Affair

We are one big family at Sykes but that doesn’t mean we don’t invite yours along to join in too!

Whether hosting pumpkin carving challenges for our Sykes kiddies, welcoming family, friends and loved ones to our Summer Festival (aptly named ‘SykesStock’) or sending out something for all to enjoy around Christmas, we do our best to make sure our employees wider family have a chance to get in on the action and are made to feel like part of the family too!

Our Employee Perks

Although we work hard, we also believe in rewarding that hard work and in addition we offer a generous benefits package to all our employees.

The Basics
Competitive salary
Company pension plan
Private medical cover
Annual company bonus scheme
Subsidised park and ride scheme
Childcare vouchers
Health & Wellbeing
Weekly onsite reflexology appointments Chester HQ
Weekly exercise classes including Yoga, Pilates and Circuits Chester HQ
Monthly workshops on resilience, stress management, communication
Monthly lunch and learn workshops hosted by colleagues Chester HQ
Monthly lifestyle workshops on saving, mortgages, ‘how to change a tyre’ (yes really)
Onsite counselling appointments available weekly Chester HQ
24/7 access to support and wellbeing counselling
Onsite gym access at our Chester HQ
Fresh fruit delivered daily at our Chester HQ
Free annual flu jabs
Free eye tests and a contribution towards the cost of your glasses
Colleague Recognition
Long service awards at 5, 10, 15 and 20 years
Monthly Values awards nominated by our team
Annual achievement awards nominated by our team
Business-wide recognition and awards at out Christmas Conference
Annual (and now super competitive) desk-decorating Christmas competition
The Little Extras
Flowers on Valentine's Day
Easter eggs at Easter
Advent calendars at Christmas
Celebration lunches each business quarter
Numerous team days-out and social events per department
An extra day off for your Birthday per year
Bi-weekly beer and treats trolley
Opportunities to Celebrate
Annual family Summer Party
Company-wide Christmas conference
Our infamous Christmas Party
Extra Perks
Free international travel insurance (including family members)
Discount on our holiday cottages
Discount at local retailers
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Life assurance cover
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Top 100 Best Companies to work for 2019