Fawkes & Reece - Hell on Earth | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Hell on Earth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece full-time

    Pros

    I have been sat here for approximately ten minutes trying to think of some. I refuse to waste anymore time.

    Cons

    Where should I start? There is clear favouritism within this company. If you are one of the chosen ones, you will have a reasonably good time. You will get away with sick days, turning up whatever time you fancy, and given a decent list of clients to work with. If you are not one of the sacred members of staff, then I am afraid you will be working on the scraps that no one else wanted, set unrealistic targets,... penalised for not hitting them whilst still being told you have the best desk in the company. If a candidate decides to not take a job, this will be all your fault. You will be criticised for going to meet your candidates and clients as you should be chained to your desk at all times. If you dare to fall sick then this is of course your fault, too. The atmosphere is dreadful. It’s not a buzzing and lively sales floor, it is practically like working in a morgue and it is no surprise why. The company will drain your soul. Whatever you do, it is never good enough. You could lay down your life to make a placement and it still would not be enough. There is no real training structure in place, not even for trainee consultants. If you are lucky, you may have a brief induction on how to use the database and how to structure a very basic phone call. Once again, if these superb and engaging training techniques do not turn you into a top biller, then that is all your fault. There is no real management in place. You will have team leaders, who do not actually lead their teams, they just sign a holiday form if you hand it to them. Other than that you may as well not have a manager. The owner of the company has serious delusions of grandeur. For some reason, he thinks you are all cogs in his money making machine and that is all you are there for. This is highlighted by the way he speaks to even the most senior of his staff. You will not receive credit for anything you personally achieve whilst working here, it will be down to him and Fawkes & Reece being the best company to work for.

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    Advice to Management

    Perhaps there should be some management put in place. However, any ideas or advice you would want to put forward here would be rejected and it will continue to run as the circus it is.

    Fawkes & Reece2018-03-06

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Excellent Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Resourcer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fawkes & Reece full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly people and supportive management, couldn't ask for anything more!

    Cons

    Haven't come across any negatives as of yet!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, love working for F&R!

    Fawkes & Reece2019-06-20
  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - N/A in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fawkes & Reece full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive, Enthusiastic ,Helpful , Kind, Welcoming ,Always edging you on

    Cons

    Feel pressured Too long hours Dont feel secure in the job they can just fire people very easily and quickly biased

    Fawkes & Reece2019-08-09

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