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Fawkes & Reece CEO Ray Connolly
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9 Ratings
  1. "Great Start"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, strong management, great location and progressive career structure

    Cons

    None so far, hope this continues.

    Fawkes & Reece2019-05-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't even bother"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice offices in Central London

    Cons

    Management barely have a clue of what is going on. Extremely high turnover off staff due to consultants not being given a chance, also you are given a spec list which probably wont have been touched for over a year. Management don't hit their own targets, which gives no motivation for consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better and improve your staff turnover by investing time to train your consultants.

    Fawkes & Reece2018-12-06

    Fawkes & Reece Response

    December 12, 2018Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your time at Fawkes & Reece. We are sorry your time here didn’t meet your expectations. We are constantly investing in ways to help our teams be more effective and helping our candidates find the right job and our clients ...

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  3. "Well Organised, Construction’s Market Leader for a reason."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fawkes & Reece full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A very well-organised business who offer their employees not only a great career path, but the opportunity to earn a lot of money along the way. Our Directors have all been there and done it, and are very hands-on and supportive to all of their staff, from Trainee right up to Senior Management. Loyalty and hard work are always rewarded, new starters will benefit from a tailored training programme to their individual...

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    Cons

    Directors demand commitment and hard work to maintain the values that the F&R brand stands for, but this is far from a con, those who go do not show the proper commitment will not make it here, no fault of the company, who are always willing to invest in driven people. Hard work always pays off, laziness is not tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Fawkes & Reece2018-05-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good vibe, hard work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I joined the business and it was my first sales job and job in recruitment. I found it too hard and didn’t pass probation. They was fair with me, but I would have liked to have stayed for longer. The Director even sent me an email once I left, which was nice as he didn’t have to. They do have high expectations and I do think it is a great place to work. I wanted to stay I am not bitter as they were right about what they...

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    Cons

    Canvassing is tough when you aren’t confident, I also couldn’t grasp head hunting so I found getting new candidates v difficult. If you are confident on the phone then you will be fine

    Fawkes & Reece2018-04-23
  5. "Difficult but worth it"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There's loads. They give me a voucher on my birthday, you get a proper lunch break, which in sales is unheard of. Best offices ever. Trips abroad although I didn’t secure a place. Early finish on a Friday!! I worked at Fawkes & Reece for under a year, after joining without any recruitment experience. In the time I was there I received excellent training and support throughout the time I was there. The culture...

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    Cons

    You have to work hard and they do expect excellence! If you are lost or struggling you have to ask for assistance, but if you do it is there!

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the opportunity I will stay in touch!

    Fawkes & Reece2018-03-27
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment consultant"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at Fawkes & Reece since April 2017 and it has been the most challenging job I have worked. I came from a sales background and my skills needed transitioning. F&R provided me with training, one to ones and a mentor for me to learn from. I can happily say this has been the most fun I have had at work as well. The office is always buzzing and they always find a way to get you energised for the day ahead. ...

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    Cons

    At first, I felt the hours were long, then I had realised the more hours you put in the more you get out. I believe that to be a little bit of a challenge also. Balancing your time is something that will be a major test for you. However, there are aids and ways to assist you with this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing in your staff. The more time you put in for your staff the harder they will work for your company.

    Fawkes & Reece2018-01-25
  7. Helpful (3)

    "don't bother"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will get to work with some of the senior consultants who have started from the bottom and were loyal to F&R since the start. You become a specialist in your selected field. As with any recruitment firm, there are always opportunities for progression if you perform

    Cons

    The company doesn't welcome diversity and employs straight out of school trainees who don't have any idea what recruitment is all about. Very high employee turnover, most people stay there for less than a year. Lack of management, a lot of drama and internal conflicts happening within the company. no wonder that f&r have the reputation of being a car salesman...

    Advice to Management

    Invest into your employees, take time to understand the culture of your business.

    Fawkes & Reece2018-02-03

    Fawkes & Reece Response

    February 6, 2018Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your comments. Fawkes & Reece is always keen to give people who are looking to start a career in recruitment a chance, if they show the right attitude and aptitude during the interview process. We accept that entry level people at junior and trainee level do not ...

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A couple of good, honest people with a good sense of humour. Even those are mostly fed up and cynical.

    Cons

    Awful environment, poisonous and often bordering bullying. Aggressive management style. Clear hierarchy of favourites who are treated favourably in every way possible. The rest are just cogs in a machine probably not going going anywhere anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at yourselves and how you treat people and maybe stop behind behind the line ‘this is sales’ every time it suits you. Sales week is dated and demoralising. Often used as means to insult people personally through a platform allegedly fun! ask your employees. It isn’t.

    Fawkes & Reece2018-01-30

    Fawkes & Reece Response

    February 6, 2018Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your review. It’s unfortunate you did not find your time at Fawkes & Reece an overall positive one. We are always looking for new ways to reward and motivate our teams and are constantly reviewing what we do in close consultation with our teams. Every part of ...

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Bad Place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some staff have a good sense of humour and hardworking.

    Cons

    All the desks with any good clients are taken by the company favourites. Terrible training. Non existent HR. Aggressive Management style.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back a bit of team spirit

    Fawkes & Reece2017-04-25

    Fawkes & Reece Response

    April 28, 2017Marketing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your comments. We feel training plays a key role in helping our people grow and it is one of our strengths, which is why we have a Training and Development Manager who has been with our company for over 13 years. She is REC qualified and delivers professional ...

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  10. "Driven Sales Company"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece for more than a year

    Pros

    - Infrastructure designed for success - Supportive management designed to get you billing - Great existing client pool - Good resources to attract candidates - Fun environment - Great location

    Cons

    - Long hours - KPI focused

    Fawkes & Reece2016-09-01
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