Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1995
  • Website:
    http://www.zen.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Zen Internet Ltd, Sandbrook Park, Sandbrook Way, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, OL11 1RY

About Zen

Zen's owner and founder started the business in 1995 at a local pub with his brother and ever since he has been committed to creating a working environment where people can flourish and fulfil their potential.

Zen provide a full range of data, voice, hosting and infrastructure services to homes and businesses across the UK, as well as providing business-grade broadband, Ethernet and data services for a wide range of large business and corporate customers.

They’re the UK’s leading independent telecommunications, cloud and connectivity provider, an award-winning business that puts their people first. Through exceptional infrastructure and services, they provide customers with the tools and support they need to communicate, collaborate and enjoy the best the internet has to offer.

The culture is open, empowering and supportive and they believe that the long term measurement of their success is reflected in the levels of happiness they provide to their people. They’re driven by their most fundamental objective: 'Happy Staff, Happy Customers, Happy Suppliers.'


What is it like to work for Zen

My Manager
My Manager
All managers at Zen are enrolled onto a Living Leader programme. The programme is very different to other programmes, it looks at the individual as a whole, rather than the person in work. It explores empowerment, responsibility, appreciation and communication – all qualities for helping people to build powerful relationships with everyone they meet and speak to, both inside and outside work. Due to the huge success and feedback, this is now being rolled out company wide.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
At Zen head office in Rochdale they have an onsite nursery which is subsidised by Zen giving their people 20% towards child care cost, this is coupled with the tax benefits. This provides a huge contribution to parents, balancing work and parenthood and trying to juggle the cost of full time nursery. 
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Zen pride themselves on the positive impact they have on their local community. They actively get involved in projects aimed at supporting and developing the local community. This includes sponsoring individuals and events and working with local charities, schools and educational authorities. 

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Earning £35,000+:

    41%

  • Staff:

    548

  • Male : Female:

    73% / 27%

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