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Fawkes & Reece Reviews

Updated 19 Aug 2019

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Fawkes & Reece CEO Ray Connolly
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Had to be a consultant"

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

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece

    Pros

    None at all, I wouldn’t bother

    Cons

    Awful place to work and high turnover of staff

    Fawkes & Reece2018-05-23
  2. "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
  3. Helpful (8)

    "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...

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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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. "You couldn't get a better career opportunity and great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Executive Search and Talent Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The culture - it's professional, fun, dynamic and inspiring - Great incentives - bonus scheme, commission structure and incentives - Support from Director Level is second to none - Career path is very structured and clear

    Cons

    None - except people that do not apply themselves/work hard will stand out in this environment.

    Fawkes & Reece2017-11-28
  8. "The facts of working for Fawkes and Reece"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fawkes & Reece full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Honest hard graft will bring you reward Excellent training and experience Great Client Relationships and PSL agreements Excellent Opportunity to earn money Good people and great fun Good incentives Strong Database

    Cons

    Not the most Modern offices - however we are moving to brand new offices in the new year of 2018

    Advice to Management

    Update the IT systems in the new offices and keep up the good work.

    Fawkes & Reece2017-11-22
  9. Helpful (4)

    "A joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Fawkes & Reece full-time

    Pros

    Nothing, was the worst place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    Just a joke of place.

    Fawkes & Reece2017-12-11
  10. "Number 1 in Construction recruitment for a reason"

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

    I have been working at Fawkes & Reece full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the most established recruitment companies in the Construction sector with excellent hands-on management from the highly experienced leadership team. As a result of the strong F&R brand the list of established clients relationships is unrivalled in London providing consultants with the best possible chance of carving a successful career within the business. This is clearly demonstrated by the large number of high-achieving...

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    Cons

    There quite simply are no cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work and helping to create real careers for your staff

    Fawkes & Reece2017-04-27
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