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Lee Sansum
8 Ratings
  1. "Amazing chance to progress very quickly."

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swan Global Direct full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They offer a fast track programme that allows you to progress to management very quickly! Everyone is so friendly and always willing to help each other! The business gives you so many opportunities such as travel opportunities; around the UK and abroad. Regarding the salary, nowhere else will you make as much money as you do in this business it all depends on how hard you work, the harder you work the more you make. As...

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    Cons

    There isn't any real cons just one for myself, the isn't many places to park without having to trek to the office.

    Advice to Management

    Build car park in front of the office! Just kidding... Continue doing what your doing. Number one in the country!

    Swan Global Direct2016-08-07

    Swan Global Direct Response

    August 30, 2016Director

    Thank you for sharing your review of Swan Global Direct! We are so proud of the community created here, so hearing feedback on how friendly and supportive everyone is means a great deal to us. It's also amazing to hear that you are doing so well here, and making the most of ...

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  2. "Pyramid Scheme. False Advertisement."

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      Former Employee - Sales in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Swan Global Direct full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      None, at all. Don't do it.

      Cons

      Literally all cons. Nothing good. Earned no money. Houry salary is a lie. Made commission sales, didn't get paid for them. You will lose money on travel. You will be standing outside all day from 9 til 5, I did this in the winter and ended up very ill. The staff are unapproachable, I'll mannered and unpolite. The staff room is like a pack of kids in suits.

      Advice to Management

      Instead of getting people hopes up with false promises, stop this pyramid scheme and be decent human beings. Not hard.

      Swan Global Direct2018-11-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "Fake Reviews Laughable"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Newcastle, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Swan Global Direct full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Easy to apply to (CV only) because they don't care who they employ

      Cons

      Positive reviews for this company have skyrocketed recently... the truth: sleazy management at this company push a time-wasting pyramid scheme. I suggest nobody bother attending the screening interview, however desperate for a role. You may cringe when you see the loud cramped office, the cheap suits, the greasy hair gel...

      Swan Global Direct2017-10-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Commission only"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Swan Global Direct

      Pros

      Will teach you how to do sales well, other than that there's nothing else good to say about it.

      Cons

      Bad hours Cult-like environment Commission only

      Advice to Management

      find a better job.

      Swan Global Direct2017-01-15
    • "Not for everyone"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Swan Global Direct full-time

      Pros

      The people who work there are all very friendly, ambitious and like minded people. All willing to help you learn more about being successful in the business. If you enjoy being outside whilst at work, then its worth a shot. Again, if you enjoy talking to people/customers, send them an application. Commission rates are decent, 32-42 per sale on the non-charity campaign

      Cons

      Totally commission based expected to be at office for 7:30 despite not starting work until 9 and often expected to stay past 6. not help with travel/expenses expectations don't match up to self-employed claims.

      Advice to Management

      Don't insist on classing workers as self-employed then put pressure on them to work around you're 7:30-19:00 working day.

      Swan Global Direct2016-09-17
    • "Mixed impression"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Swan Global Direct

        Pros

        good job with progression for SALES ppl, as you only get your pay in commission, no hourly rates

        Cons

        no basic salary - only commissions

        Swan Global Direct2016-08-16

        Swan Global Direct Response

        August 30, 2016Director

        Thank you for your review of Swan Global Direct, Whilst we do only offer commission based earnings, we are always careful to outline this in our job adverts so that applicants fully understand what they are applying for. We are happy to see you did recognise the progression ...

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      • Helpful (4)

        "Stay away from these scammers"

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        Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Swan Global Direct full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        None. No, really, there are none

        Cons

        All this company does is lie lie lie. It is a door to door pyramid scheme, nothing else. Thousands of people have been duped into applying and even working for these thieving time-wasters because they spam job boards and promise salaries anywhere between £14k to £30k PA when your REAL earnings will be "commission-only", AKA a small percentage on a sale. The jobs they advertise for range between Customer Service, Finance,...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop lying.

        Swan Global Direct2016-06-27

        Swan Global Direct Response

        August 30, 2016Director

        Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to share your views. We're sorry you found the experience to be negative, however I would love to take this opportunity to clear up some of the concerns you have raised. We take extra care to state on all our job ...

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      • "Good chance to grow"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Swan Global Direct

          Pros

          I joined Swan Global Direct as an ambitious 18 year old with no experience of the business world. During my time here I have been coached and developed from a niave kid into a striving successful entrepreneur. Everyone is friendly and keen to help which is why I have learned so much in such a short period of time.

          Cons

          There is no real cons to this company except that the fact that some people come into the business and pre-judge the working environment before really giving it a go, which ends in them wasting the opportunity of a lifetime.

          Swan Global Direct2016-03-04

          Swan Global Direct Response

          August 30, 2016Director

          Thank you for your review of Swan Global Direct It's great to hear that you found the environment friendly, and that you really are making the most of what we offer. Thanks again!

        • "Amazing place to be"

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          Former Employee - Distributor in Newcastle, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Swan Global Direct

          Pros

          I was given an amazing opportunity to be part of the team. Went in to the role and was given so much support, help and advice. People around me made it like I could do anything, which I will never forget. Everyone was pretty amazing right from CEO to team members. They supported me through my personal problems and accommodated me through it all.

          Cons

          None that I can think off. Only reason I left was due to my personal life being overly complicated and didn't want to mess the company around.

          Advice to Management

          Nothing. Amazing team and very supportive. Everyone doing a fantastic job.

          Swan Global Direct2016-01-15

          Swan Global Direct Response

          August 30, 2016Director

          Thank you for your lovely review, We are so happy that you were able to access advice and support during your time with us. All the best for the future, and we'd always love to welcome you back!

        • Helpful (1)

          "INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!"

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          Former Employee - Sales in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Swan Global Direct

          Pros

          A genuine opportunity to progress in a career that allows you to be in full control of your own future. It teaches you the foundations to success that can be applied to any business. It gives you the confidence to believe in your own ability and thrive towards setting and achieving goals. Lee was an amazing person to work around; his motivated and driven attitude only pushed you to work harder and in turn reap the reward...

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          Cons

          There really isn't any! :D

          Advice to Management

          TAKE OVER GUYS :) Keep growing and keep pushing harder; good luck for the future you all deserve the success.. Massive thank you for everything!

          Swan Global Direct2015-12-17

          Swan Global Direct Response

          August 30, 2016Director

          Thank you for your feedback, it's really great to hear from people who are committed to growing professionally and have made the most of what we offer. we're so happy that you found some close friends here as we feel it is vital to create a friendly and supportive environment. ...

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