Brand Relations Reviews
36% would recommend to a friend
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Updated 4 Jul 2022
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- 5.04 Jul 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeHammersmith, England
great colleagues, interesting clients and products to develop, such a great process to be a part of, great location and amazing office, so much to do we have lots of projects contently on, Fridays we have meals ordered in by the boss which is nice to sit and eat together. The manager is very flexible and allows us to sometimes work from home or take time off if we need to, grateful to be working here.
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- 1.03 Aug 2021Web DeveloperFormer Freelancer, less than 1 yearLondon, England
None. There's nothing positive to say.
Truly unprofessional, littered with intimidation, threats, and deceptive behaviour. I had to go to court to get paid for a small website. Richard Horwell (CEO, Managing Director) attempted to counter sue for multiple thousands of pounds for his erroneous “loss of business” for alleged website down-time (that never actually happened). Richard Horwell is very entitled, full of self-importance, doesn't seem to have the time to run his business. In the hearing, Richard Horwell barely had any grasp of the events and showed little knowledge of his own business or the projects at the time. He lacked any evidence besides written statements from himself and friends. He even used his own attendance on the day as proof to back up his arguments. This, and every element of his argument was dismissed by the judge. He lost the case against him and his counter-claim. I was awarded the full amount plus interest and costs, his claim was rejected outright. Truly shocking management and work ethics. Do not consider working here, you'll get burnt. If you do find yourself being bullied by your boss or a colleague, or experience sexism or racism at work please report it. Do not leave it otherwise other subsequent employees are also likely to experience this.1
- 2.03 Jul 2022Account ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
It's ok- not a great place to work
High staff turnover and poor payBrand Relations Response2y
You embezzled £15,000 out of me over 3 months, I wouldn't call that poor pay, you were sacked for blatantly telling lies to our customers and damaging our reputation. I pity anyone that hires you in the future
- 1.022 Mar 2021MarketingFormer EmployeeLondon, England
Nothing. Literally nothing!!! Couldn’t wait for 5pm to leave this “work space”.
Worst company to work for! Rude and aggressive MD, no attitude at all! Dirty dishes everywhere, expects you to clean it in the toilet yourself... No respect to others at all!2
- 1.027 Jan 2021Sales ExecutiveFormer Employee, less than 1 yearHammersmith, England
You always get to leave at 5pm on the dot because everyone literally cant wait to get away from the place
The Managing Director is rude and aggressive with all members of staff and clients, creating a toxic work environment with low staff morale. No staff training at all, you are expected to just do the work from the first day and you will get shouted at and belittled when you make mistakes. High staff turnover rate - no one in sales lasts longer than a few months as the MD is impossible to work for. You cant express your opinion or knowledge or you’ll be labelled rude, and he'll say you have a 'bad attitude' if you make suggestions for improvements or have your own ideas. The MD has no design knowledge or experience, but aggressively forces his tacky, outdated ideas onto the designers/clients. This company preys on start-up clients as they don't have the industry knowledge to know better, sets them up to fail and then blames the client when they inevitably run out of money after following the bad advice they were given by Brand Relations.2
- 1.023 Aug 2019DesignerFormer Employee, less than 1 year
You’ll experience and learn how not to run a business.
Extremely rude and aggressive manager. Very high turn over for employees . You’ll be handed your notice out of no where. Constantly surrounded by mess and dirt as manager refuses to get a cleaner. Very small company of 3 people (4 maximum) Expects interns to work for free. Extremely unprofessional and unorganised company. No briefs set at all. You cannot express your opinion or knowledge. You’ll be deemed as rude and as having attitude if you make suggestions to improve work or ask for constructive criticism. Very argumentative management and hostile environment. Using sexist language to address women; Darling, Babe, Sweetheart. Uses very inappropriate language and explicit sexual jokes as-well as telling his own private stories which makes everyone feel extremely uncomfortable (Especially as he is a 63 year old man).8Brand Relations Response3y
I don't know who this is as we turned over quite a few designers in that period and I guess you were one of the poor ones that didn't last the trial period, now all my staff have been here for a minimum of a year and enjoy working at Brand Relations
- 5.013 Dec 2019Graphic DesignerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
As a designer, it was a good experience working at BR, it gives you an insight of how the drinks and food industry works, from ideation to execution. The company is small which allows you to grow as a creative, and experiment with new ideas. This company allows you to learn about product and marketing. I designed e mail newsletters, a water product and helped with product photography. I definitely recommend this job to someone who is curious about product, and wants to push there creative ideas forward.
If you cannot work in a small team then this company is not for you.
- 5.011 Oct 2019Commercial ExecutiveFormer Employee, more than 1 yearHammersmith, England
Please allow me to use this public space to express my thanks to Brand Relations. I worked at Brand Relations for over a year (2018 -2019), within this year I gained first-hand experience of numerous food and drink brands journey from an initial brainstorm of ideas to seeing the product on the shelf for millions of consumers to buy! I gained insight into not only sales but marketing and new product development. I was lucky enough to attend numerous food and drink exhibitions, meetings and conferences. One of these exhibitions was in Paris (SIAL), whereby I got to represent the brand I had seen come to life from just an idea, at this trade show I pitched the brand to international distributors, making connections to export the brand, thus, not only did I gain insight into sales within the UK but also internationally. There is never a dull moment in the office, with numerous projects on the go at once and regular meetings with entrepreneurs who want to make their idea come to life. These meetings are almost a Dragons Den situation, with Brand Relations only agreeing to take on the most innovative of brands! The team is small, but this allows you to support each other and learn about every angle of the products lifecycle. The Brand Relations boss is kind and fair and extremely honest! The hours are incredible, 9-5 (never having to stay after 5). Food and drink is a particularly nice industry, the trade shows allow you to get to know the different start-up brands and share their journey of success. If you are interested in FMCG this is the company for you!
Small team, so if you are looking for a big corporate company, Brand Relations is not the one for you!
- 1.016 Sept 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Any you get after brand relations can not be worse.
Late payments every month, have to ask to be paid. Then get told off for asking for pay. No staff training, expected to just do the work and will get shouted at when make mistakes. Easily fires people with no notice. Gives bad references when promised will be giving out good ones. Unorganised, went to exhibition to meet up with boss who turned up hours late. Ended up wondering around and then getting shouted at for not finding him.6Brand Relations Response3y
That was 3 years ago and I have just seen this so I have no idea who you are, but I pay all my staff exactly on the first of the month or earlier if it falls on a weekend. This must be one of the designers that failed their trial period, I am sorry but you can't of been up to our standard