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Updated Dec 4, 2019

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2.6
35%
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Regus CEO Mark Dixon
Mark Dixon
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  1. "Enjoyed Regis"

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

    I worked at Regus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    London weighing and christmas bonuses, 1 hour lunch break

    Cons

    i don’t have any

    Regus2019-11-13
  2. "Not Bad Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Community Associate in London, England

    I worked at Regus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility lots to learn room for growth

    Cons

    The pay is too low.So much focus on cost cut .

    Regus2019-11-21
  3. "Not great"

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

    I worked at Regus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hard working, knowledgeable co-workers. Opportunity to work on multiple projects

    Cons

    Cost-cutting was taken to the extreme - with the customer experience impacted. Employees do not feel valued in any way, knowing that at the drop of the hat their jobs could be shipped off to a low-cost offshore location.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing i say here will make any difference.

    Regus2019-11-30
  4. Helpful (3)

    "A short-term stepping stone"

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

    I worked at Regus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coming from the Hospitality industry, you get the luxury of Mon-Fri, colleagues and clients make the experience and as a centre manager, the work-life balance is pretty good, you are not expected to be in the centre past 5:30pm unless you absolutely have to be. Clients are also sympathetic to the fact that their is no real structure in place so they do not personally blame the Centre Manager's when things go wrong.

    Cons

    Lack of HR, reward, benefits and training etc. I was with the business over two years and didn't get a payrise, even 1-2% is company standard surely. The CEO belittles and bullies Centre Managers for the lack of wider business support. I was actually reduced to tears by him once in the middle of the centre, which was quite embarrassing as my team and clients witnessed this. The back office and department... structure is just shocking. Accounts/Billing/IT based in Philippines, can takes weeks/months to get things resolved. Centre managers are then scrutinised for your clients not wanting to stay or even pay their incorrect bills! There seems to be a lack of departments within this business, customer service team closed down, no means of escalation for team or clients.

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    Advice to Management

    Retain your staff! Knowledge is power and you are giving them the tools to go and work for your competitors who treat them much better! The saddest thing is that your own employee’s are even saying that you don’t care about them. Mortifying. Develop a Company Culture where you will retain your own people, so that they retain your customers.

    Regus2019-11-04
  5. Helpful (4)

    "You're suddenly in 1989"

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

    I worked at Regus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good bonuses during my time Monday to Friday A few nice spots to work from if you are in a city centre location Some nice clients Peers who 'get it' and are generally good people Inspiring to be around start up businesses and successful people - met some cool people.

    Cons

    Sadly, time travel doesn't exist. However, Regus/IWG will offer you a fairly unique experience should you decide to work for them, where, dependant on your line manager, you are transported back in to 1989. The sales system that they use, is functional, sure - but it looks like something Bill Gates was working on when he was 32. The CEO of the company, despite being a billionaire and an incredibly successful... entrepreneur, still decides to get involved at ground level, working on and developing sales collateral himself. This itself demonstrates the lack of management structure and the inherent lack of trust that courses throughout the veins of this company. Sadly, the end user is often the one feeling the brunt of IWG's shortcomings, leading to zero consistency within or across any of the brands that they operate in terms of 'benefits'. The billing system, which is systematically set up to extract maximum funds as quickly as possible, is utilised within ALL brands, naturally. Which brings me nicely to their growth strategy, which is often utilising their aggressive and relentless tactics of making huge additional revenue from offering extra services to clients, that to all tense and purposes, should be included within their offering. This enables them to acquire other, smaller serviced office providers who are very customer centric and reputable, ethical companies. Naturally, as soon as they are purchased, the name above the door remains the same, but the back of house mechanics of woeful billing platforms and the systematical erosion of their clients bottom line kick in with 3-4 months rent required upfront for new customers. Leaving customers bewildered, frustrated and out of pocket. It is not uncommon to find customers having to pay for tea and coffee at £20 a per person per month. This is managed with an iron fist, with centre staff often having formal action being taken for not adhering to this process. Clients expectation is that this is included, as it is with every single other serviced provider. It makes it harder to sell an office when for a '10 person' office, it would be a further £200 per month on the rent for tea and coffee...customers often think you are joking when you mention this. They would be wrong. Prior to my time in the company, there was a £3 charge for Carbon Levy, a pre-requisite and surely something you would not have to pay in addition for? Wrong. Think again. Ultimately, if you enjoy giving customers a great service and you would like to sleep well at the end of the night, knowing that you had offered any form of value for money in terms of service - do not consider working here. You would anticipate in a company of this size, that there would be a strong and exciting sales structure? Wrong. For a good while, the sales side of the business was ran by an accountant with the charm and persona of Jacob Rees Mogg. More boil you face, than boiler room. Regardless, he would run conference calls on a monthly basis to relay information around how the business had been underperforming, despite record months of revenue and growth. For 3-4 months I attended as I quite enjoy satire. That wore thin after a while so I gave up attending as did many. Nobody noticed or cared. No human element required here. You might be thinking, 'well, the company might not be great to work for, but maybe the line management or my peers would make it rewarding and worthwhile?' - and you'd be right, partly. Some peers use each other almost like a whistleblower hotline, which is useful and supportive. However, the management offer a very unique approach to leadership in 2019. It is not unusual for these guys to wear the absolute finest of watches, suits and drive expensive cars. The kinda guys who's favourite films are Boiler Room and/or Glengarry Glenn Ross, possibly bullied at school and out for revenge. Got an image in your mind? Good, you are probably on the money. These guys and/or girls will have you on twice daily conference calls, talk to you as though you are 5 years old and implement different rules dependant on who you are. When you get this wonderful concoction of ineptitude, ignorance and a total lack of emotional intelligence you are often left with a Senior Manager here. There are one or two exceptions, but you might need to move departments to unearth these people. Think carefully, if you get the right line manager, it could be bearable and okay, if not, it is a job for 12 months to make some good money, sell your soul and sleep a little less than you have done previously. Just think, whilst you have been reading this review, somebody somewhere in the world is resigning from the job you are about to apply to with here...

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    Advice to Management

    Make every decision as if you were a customer/staff member Think about how you make customer/staff members feel Demonstrate empathy Get proper, robust departments in place to increase consistency across branding and service levels. Give service - too many tyre kickers who's go to response is 'we can't do this' - they are on the front line, unhappy and won't look after your customers. Train people - properly.... Manage behaviour not just results. Build a brand - You are the biggest, not the best - much better options out there. Your USP is only scale and locations, this is fine for now but WeWork proved that you are lazy and if another firm even slightly goes toe to toe on locations, you lose. Smile.

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    Regus2019-10-23
  6. "Great if you push yourself"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Regus full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexibility and great teams

    Cons

    Red tape and boundaries to run your business

    Regus2019-10-05
  7. "Basepoint Crowborough"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Crowborough, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely, newly furbished environment. Well managed company.

    Cons

    Basepoint Crowborough is owned by Regus, so there is some inconsistencies and confusion between the two brands

    Regus2019-09-27
  8. "Great local team"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager 

    I worked at Regus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Local team was awesome. We had so much fun

    Cons

    Senior management was so terrible.

    Regus2019-08-08
  9. "N/a"

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    Current Employee - Community Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    High pressure, multiple jobs, required flexibility

    Cons

    Low wage, does not care about staff

    Regus2019-08-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent Management"

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

    I worked at Regus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    friendly staff, networking opportunities and flexible hours

    Cons

    incompetent management, lack of training

    Advice to Management

    get an education and basic people skills

    Regus2019-09-01
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