GDS Group Reviews

Updated 25 Feb 2021

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3.3
59%
Recommend to a Friend
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56 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are great people to learn from(in 23 reviews)

  • "Yes you need to work hard to be successful, but the career development, progression and earning potential are second to none(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "I’ve seen "Boiler Room" written in some reviews(in 13 reviews)

  • "Inconsistent and mixed message from supervisors, senior management and onboarding leaders(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "A fantastic place to work"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delegate Sales Executive in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GDS Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked at GDS Group, Bristol for roughly 3.5 years in various roles. Over these years, I have learnt a fantastic skill set to speak to senior executives from top global organisations. With training and support continuously each week, I am now able to sell on different product GDS Group offer. By learning these skill sets, I am able to take advantage of the great commission structure offered on top of my basic wage. It’s a great group of talented people around me every day with great rewards that happen for the team to have once goals are achieved. Would really recommend GDS Group as not only the opportunity to earn great money, but the opportunity to be apart of a close group of team mates and leadership who support you in every way possible.

    Cons

    With the current climate, working remotely is a struggle however managers are always on hand to give advice and continuous support.

  2. "A good place to learn stuff"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Bristol, England
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GDS Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    lively workplace, supportive management and colleagues, working closely with executives from top brands

    Cons

    long working hour and you need to be very organised and have excellent time management skills


  3. "Plenty of opportunity to grow, develop & earn good money"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSE Director in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GDS Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Development, Support, Earning potential, Good team

    Cons

    pivot fast, so if you struggle to do the same it may not be the right place for you.

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  4. "good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GDS Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good office location and free coffee

    Cons

    sometimes you really want to punch someone

  5. COVID-19

    "Constant developments"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GDS Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Almost daily training International travel Opportunities for in-experienced people to thrive in sales Regular events While there, very good commission

    Cons

    Closed the Cardiff office Boiler room legacy but was changing Basic salary Ruthlessness in cutting people that wouldn't work in their style

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  6. "Great team"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Delegate Acquisition Executive 

    I have been working at GDS Group full-time

    Pros

    Great team, Fast-paced environment, Location, Communication

    Cons

    The commission & career progression opportunities

  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "You Deserve Better"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delegate Sales Executive in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GDS Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pro of GDS is due to there very high turnover they hire 10 new starters every week.

    Cons

    The whole company is rotton from the core, They have got lucky and grown due to covid and now think they are unstoppable. 1, Management - there is only one person who pulls the strings for meet the boss and she is ruthless and spiteful and lacks any human emtion, She will be the one who interviews you and welcomes you onboard with fake promises of a lavish lifestyle, She came from working in a hotel to bullying staff just for the fun of it. 2, The job itself - You will be lied to and told they are a major tech company providng a space for big companies to network and solve issues. This is a lie and don't be fooled this is telesales in its rawest form, They pay staff offshore in Kosovo to get around gdpr rules and then ask you to hound executives all day and night to get them to join there "Virtual Round Table" then they will spend 90 minutes being pitched to by the sponsor and at the end be hounded again to be sold too. 3, Targets they seem easy but they change weekly and you will be reminded how badly you are doing with 3 meetings a day from a unexperienced pod leader who will tell you "No Excuses" this is the company ethos. 4, Commission - Lack of it, if you perform well they will find a way to not pay you and even if you hit target and book delegates there is still loop holes to get out of paying you and the structure has decreased from £100 a delegate to as little as £20 orZero if a feedback call falls through the gap. 5, Bullying is rife in this place and is not hidden but rather encouraged by the female boss, The people who do well are paraded weekly while the rest are bullied and made to feel guilty they failed to live upto the companies standards. 6, Mental Health - Going back to no excuses this is another one ignored by management and if you haven't had issues before you will by the end of this jon, you will be ridiculed,bullied and they will threaten to sack you if you don't fall in line. 7, Job Security - There is none no matter how long you are there the notice period is "One Week" this is becuase they hire and fire on a daily basis and this protects them, also no one passes probation period and if they reach 6 months they are left go or it is extended. 8, HR - If you have a issue or need help they won't help you as told by the "female Boss" i can't name they work for gds so protect gds, if you have childcare issues remember "No Excuses" Health " No Excuses" Need time off " No Excuses" They turn a blind eye to bullying and harrassment on a daily basis and if you question them you will be fired. Conclusion If none of this has put you off then please read the other reviews to fully understand just how bad this place really is and how terrible the inexperienced managers who have no clue. *There may be a reply on here from a guy who again i can't name saying the comapny is dynamic and fast paced blah blah, He is part of HR but apart from taking a photo copy of your I.D his full time job is managing the bad reviews on here as they get a lot and making fake positive ones.

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  8. "Starting out, everything seems good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Executive in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GDS Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great policy, so far so good, people seem really nice.

    Cons

    Nothing so far i believe so.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Give this one a miss"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GDS Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pre-virus travel Commission (if they give you a structure in writing)

    Cons

    Terrible communication from management Aggressive company culture Cutting corner mentality

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "STAY AWAY"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delegate Sales Executive in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GDS Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you hate yourself and want to be punished I imagine this is a great place to be

    Cons

    Bullying Weak management Constant change in strategy Sexism Homophobia Drug use

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