Flash Pack FAQ

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7 August 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Flash Pack?

Pros

- Friendly culture with a genuine sense of comradeship. - Office dogs. - Fantastic open door policy. There are no strict office politics. - Great food and monthly pop-us (Mac n Cheese anyone??) - Ambitious and caring ownership. Lee & Radha are extremely inspiring people to work for. There is a genuine care for employees, even amongst rapid growth. - Endless opportunity to develop your career and yourself as a person. I have taken on new projects and learned a variety of new skills. - Office dogs. - Unbelievable office in the center of London with views of the Shard. - Great communication which transcends departments. A fun weekly All-Hands which keeps everyone in the loop and a month coffee buddy system which allows you to connect to people across the company. - Fun monthly work events such as crazy golf, curling, pasta making to name a few. - Company dodgeball team, tennis club, book club. - Office dogs.

Cons

- Dogs are way too cute and they or may not affect my productivity.

Advice to Management

Keep up the focus on employee development as you have an ambitious bunch who thrive off of it.

Endless opportunity to develop your career and yourself as a person.

7 August 2019

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12 November 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Flash Pack?

Pros

- Perks and office dog - Great teammates - Constant stream of new initiatives for team bonding activities

Cons

- Unprofessional senior management - Poorly executed company growth strategy, resulting in many people being forced to leave - Constant feeling of instability and unease - Chaotic internal structure across nearly all teams - Lack of room for professional development, despite falsely advertising the business as being full of opportunity

Advice to Management

Worry less about the time it takes to exit, and more about the team you have in front of you. Throwing money at fun events/activities etc doesn't equal out the stresses of a lack of work/life balance and internal pressures. The two company directors come from a good place, but have become too money motivated, and forgotten the values and morals that they originated with. The senior management team below the directors leave even less to be desired. Unprofessional and winging it spring to mind readily when thinking about many of the head of departments.

Lack of room for professional development, despite falsely advertising the business as being full of opportunity

12 November 2019

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19 November 2019

What is the feeling of job security at Flash Pack?

Pros

- I worked with some really inspiring, intelligent and talented individuals. - Lots of perks (however, some of these were taken away whilst I worked there) - Team building activities and events. - Exposure to a great variety of work experience.

Cons

- Promised many things that were never delivered. - I constantly felt patronised and insecure about my position. - Stressful and competitive culture. - No room for growth despite being sold a plethora of opportunities. - Employees fired without notice and reasons often vague/unprofessional. - Over-ambitious goals for company sales and growth. - CEO's very money-oriented and will not accept criticism of their company.

Advice to Management

- Do not promise things to individuals if you cannot follow through - the side effects of false promises can be very detrimental to an employee's self-esteem and self-worth. - Provide more support to employees rather than taking on too many projects/over-ambitious goals. - Refocus attention on the original core morals/values of the company rather than money.

Employees fired without notice and reasons often vague/unprofessional.

19 November 2019

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27 December 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Flash Pack?

Pros

- Incredible team, not one person I wouldn't vouch for - Inspirational and approachable founders and a senior management team who really care - Lots of opportunity for growth at all levels – if you're the sort of person who will find it and pursue it - You will be pushed out of your comfort zone, ultimately leading to broader and deeper industry experience, on a fast track other companies can't provide - This is a scale-up. It can be a bit intense but if, like me, you thrive off pressure and a band of brothers style camaraderie, you'll like it - The freedom to actually make an idea happen, without red tape, politics or BS - Great office, pet-friendly, free snacks, social events and lots of laughs

Cons

- No serious cons from me, but maybe some advice on things others might list: - Like I said, this is a start-up moving into scale-up – it's fast-paced, intense and sometimes unpredictable. But this comes with the territory of start-up life – and keeps you on your A-game :) - Decisions can be made very last-minute, which might seem unfair or poorly-led, but it always comes with good intention and often because we're reacting fast to new information. You just gotta roll with it sometimes. - Senior management team went through a period of being a bit disconnected from those below – but I've always found the leadership team to be really open to feedback and they were quick to address it. - No business is perfect, things can go wrong and mistakes can be made (and it can feel really crap!) but, when it does hit the fan, the WHOLE business pulls together to find the best solution. Never seen it like that anywhere else.

Advice to Management

This year was turbulent and quite tough at times but we launched lots of big projects and it continues to be the best and most progressive company and set of people I’ve worked for so far in my career. My advice to management is to keep caring deeply about your staff; look after your people and your people will look after you. Secondly, keep pushing people to be better, alongside appropriate support...you did for me this year and it really forced me to step up to some big challenges that I look back on proudly, which is great leadership.

Senior management team went through a period of being a bit disconnected from those below – but I've always found the leadership team to be really open to feedback and they were quick to address it.

27 December 2019

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12 November 2019

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Flash Pack?

Pros

- Perks and office dog - Great teammates - Constant stream of new initiatives for team bonding activities

Cons

- Unprofessional senior management - Poorly executed company growth strategy, resulting in many people being forced to leave - Constant feeling of instability and unease - Chaotic internal structure across nearly all teams - Lack of room for professional development, despite falsely advertising the business as being full of opportunity

Advice to Management

Worry less about the time it takes to exit, and more about the team you have in front of you. Throwing money at fun events/activities etc doesn't equal out the stresses of a lack of work/life balance and internal pressures. The two company directors come from a good place, but have become too money motivated, and forgotten the values and morals that they originated with. The senior management team below the directors leave even less to be desired. Unprofessional and winging it spring to mind readily when thinking about many of the head of departments.

Poorly executed company growth strategy, resulting in many people being forced to leave

12 November 2019

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