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Conrad Ford
14 Ratings
  1. "Helping the small walk tall"

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

    I worked at Funding Options full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Everyone works towards the mission of helping small businesses get the capital they need to grow Very knowledgeable and passionate sales team. Good opportunity for the team to contribute to the direction of the business. You will be pushed hard by your manager - Those in the leadership team are given significant responsibility and opportunity.

    Cons

    It's a rapidly scaling business and with that the priorities can change Q to Q.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to protect the culture. In trying to build a high performance team, make sure you don't overlook those that are a little slower to get off the mark.

  2. Helpful (6)

    "A mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Funding Options full-time

    Pros

    - Developing tremendous connections. - Enhancing your profile within the industry. - Fun colleagues.

    Cons

    - Top heavy structure whereby half the firm are management. - Culture of haves & have nots. If you are one of the old timers you are treated akin to Jesus Christ, if you are new you're categorically NOT TRUSTED. - Some individuals are not held responsible for their mistakes & continually blame others rather than acknowledge their shortcomings. This creates a culture which continually perpetuates the same...

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    Advice to Management

    - Hire management who are finance professionals, not sales people who intellectually are not up to the task, have never read a set of accounts & don't know what a Debenture is. - Change the business model - It does not work.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Stay away from this toxic place"

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

    I worked at Funding Options full-time

    Pros

    fruit and some kind of breakfast

    Cons

    - Toxic Managing Director - Anything told in confidence to HR probably will be used against you at some point - Unprofessional senior management - Unhealthy amount of politics leaking out from senior management - If you speak up about something that is wrong, it's ignored or shot down - Managing Director talks a big game in the interview, which turns out to be lies (I was promised share options, which never happened)...

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    Advice to Management

    Hand on heart I can say this was the worst experience in startup I've had. I've never worked somewhere where senior management is so unprofessional and disrespectful to some staff. - Do not take people after hours to a bar to talk about something as serious as a review - Do not lie to people - Do not set your staff up to fail - Do not disregard HR processes that are normal in any business - Do not manipulate your...

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "Avoid....Dont be fooled employees are told to write good reviews on here"

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    Current Employee - Business Finance Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Options full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Free cereal and fruits everyday Helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Intensely pressurised sales environment, you will wonder if it's worth it. Very stressful place to be if you are a not meeting sales targets. If you are it's great , you will be treated like the belle of the ball. If you are not then be expected to be pulled aside for a stern put down by your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Employees matter. They are the bread and butter of your business. Sales is important but your employees health should matter more. This kind of environment is not good for anyone.

  5. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Options full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great company for those looking to excel in both sales and finance. The job role provides a great platform for those starting their financial services careers. Culture is great with fun, friendly and welcoming staff. There is a clear progression and promotion plan laid out from day one, along with a competitive commission structure that is achievable from the outset. Would recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    No real downsides, as far as jobs go you can do a lot worse than working at funding options

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - hiring the right ambitious people that fit in with the company culture.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "The best company I have ever worked for"

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

    I have been working at Funding Options full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing culture everyone is driven and wants to succeed together but we also have so much fun on a day to day basis and everyone genuinely loves what they do! The opportunity to earn is incredible Senior management are extremely supportive and will help you develop and pursue the career you want Flexible working hours Great banter Rewarding job Great team nights out Diverse work force

    Cons

    No cons at the minute and can’t foresee any in the future! Just really important to keep the culture as it is.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring awesome people

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best company to grow your skills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Options

    Pros

    Funding Options is the best workplace to grow your skills - a lot of responsibility very quickly - constructive feedback to help you develop in your profession - great opportunity to explore your talents and take on other challenges withing the company - fantastic team, easy to work with, everyone is highly skilled - you can work autonomously, but help is there if needed - great vibes, occasional drinks, parties...

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    Cons

    Since the company is growing quickly, the office is getting too small. Just waiting to move into bigger office space. But that's the only thing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any yet

  8. Helpful (7)

    "We were asked to write positive things on Glassdoor"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Funding Options full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There were some positive things

    Cons

    They have high employee turnover

  9. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Finance Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Funding Options full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Genuinely the best cultural experience I've had at a company. Everybody enjoys each other's company and there's absolutely no office politics! Funding Options is very quickly stamping their position in the FinTech boom we're currently experiencing and I'm so glad to be a part of that att such an early sage of it's journey.

    Cons

    The occasional lack of cutlery...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing more of the same! It's clearly working. P.s. Maybe purchase some more cutlery 😉

  10. "Great Company and Great Culture"

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

    I have been working at Funding Options

    Pros

    - Fantastic work environment and positive culture - Open plan vibrant office - Very supportive management - Staff are incredibly valued - Clear and transparent communication within the business - Opportunities for growth and promotion - Constant training and development

    Cons

    Honestly nothing to report, possibly more sales focused training could be beneficial

    Advice to Management

    Please continue the great work

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