I worked at Pearlfinders full-time (More than a year)
- Pearlfinders is very sociable as a company, after work drinks on a Friday is a long-standing tradition and is actively encouraged. Most, if not all, of the office went along, including the MD.
- The office vibe is energetic, vibrant and again very sociable. There's a great atmosphere, particularly in the Sales departments - its competitive, but in a friendly way.
- You're recognised and rewarded for hitting targets and other achievements - something that is sometimes overlooked at other companies
- Fellow colleagues were a pleasure to work with, everyone generally got along. Ant (the MD) is a great character; he's always very positive and willing to help, he really cares about the company and his staff which certainly shows.
- This was my first role out of university and I'd say it was a fantastic springboard in my career. I built solid skills in sales, telephone manner, pitching/presenting and a good knowledge of the marketing world, which has certainly helped me in other areas of my career.
- The is plenty of room for progression, I was promoted to a management position within a year. If you work hard here you will be rewarded.
- Before I left training sessions had started to be introduced, but I did feel that extensive and regular sales training would have been beneficial. Particularly as this is often the first role out of uni for most
Advice to Management
- Sales training if it hasn't already been introduced (I did leave over 2 years ago)
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pearlfinders (London, England) in May 2018.
Applied online and heard back almost instantly. The talent manager was very keen to talk with me and it came across like they were struggling to fill the role, probably due to them marketing the job more like it was a PR/Marketing job than the telesales job it actually was. The interview was fairly easy with no particularly tricky questions and the interviewer was really nice. I was told I would hear back about progressing to the next stage of interview within a week but it's been almost a month now and I've heard nothing, which is a shame as a brief email to tell me I've been unsuccesful takes minutes to compose and send.
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