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The Best Connection Reviews

Updated 12 Jun 2019

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3.8
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The Best Connection CEO Andrew Sweeney
Andrew Sweeney
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good training if (especially if you have no recruitment or sales experience)(in 4 reviews)

  • "The work I have received has been as advertised so far in that it has been consistent, full time hours and ongoing work(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "most phone calls you make are usually ended as quickly as possible(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Onsite Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Best Connection full-time

    Pros

    -Great support from the hard working project managers and etc. -Great pay -Day 1 exposure

    Cons

    -Long working hours -Way too much commitment -Under stress all the time

    Advice to Management

    -Improve the starting salaries, it's not 2016 anymore.

    The Best Connection2019-03-18
  2. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Best Connection full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good holiday allowance, workings hours are ok

    Cons

    Not forward thinking, modern or highly tech focused

    Advice to Management

    IT improvements

    The Best Connection2019-06-03
  3. "Order picker/Warehouse operator"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker/Warehouse Operator in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Best Connection full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HOMEBASE 1 st April 2019 to present Picking order/ warehouse operator • Picking of different types of plants and flowers . • Working on RF Scanner. • Moving with Trolley according to the location from the RF scanner • Ensuring to achieve the target as required • Able to understand all health and safety requirements for the job. • Maintain clean and organized work area in step with 5S standards.

    Cons

    Only money is not good and no proper pay

    Advice to Management

    Management is very good..and to work

    The Best Connection2019-05-15
  4. "Not a good place to work for recruitment consultants if you value work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Best Connection

    Pros

    - It's low targets so a pretty safe job.

    Cons

    - On call process needs reviewing. You could be woken up at 4 in the morning with an angry client moaning that a temp hasn't shown up and expecting a replacement. You then have your shift 8-5 and the work whilst being on call doesn't necessarily stop there. You can be hounded by clients and temps whilst you are at home until 11 o clock at night. If that is the case then you have just worked a 19 hour day. This is what...

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    Advice to Management

    Change the on call process. It is not fair to expect someone to work 15+ hour days when they are on call at no extra pay and just causes staff to be stressed and effects family life. Full time staff should not be made to be on call. You should have separate out of hours staff for that and if you insist on keeping the on call process then you absolutely need to pay that person extra when they are on call so that they still...

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    The Best Connection2019-06-12
  5. "Huge potential, but holds it's employees back to meet an old structure"

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

    I worked at The Best Connection full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Huge national presence, good induction and training, some very good staff, management and Directors but not across the board.

    Cons

    Just emerging from 1992 with a technology push, but the time it's done they will be firmly in 1999

    Advice to Management

    Theres a lot of talent in the business, you need to modernise too and stop holding people back based on existing structures.

    The Best Connection2019-04-18
  6. "Don't work for them"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Operative/Picker in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Best Connection full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff are helpful too

    Cons

    All they care about is that you are they on time and don't want to if you have any problems at work

    The Best Connection2019-05-07
  7. "Only care about money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Best Connection full-time

    Pros

    The holiday allowance, company car

    Cons

    They don't really care about their employees, and their job satisfaction, they only care about money.

    Advice to Management

    Better training and development

    The Best Connection2019-04-16
  8. "Picker"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Best Connection full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for them more times and all was oki they serious still comunicate with me they really best

    Cons

    Salary can be more but i was happy

    The Best Connection2019-03-01
  9. "Excellent place to work. Ambitious. Financially very sound"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Best Connection full-time

    Pros

    Invests back into it's employees. Fair to work for

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing in your vision and staff

    The Best Connection2019-02-02
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Do you enjoy paying for your own water?"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Best Connection full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can think of nothing meaningful in all seriousness.

    Cons

    Was honestly charged for drinking water in the office for nearly a year. Offices are old and dilapidated. If you're a rec consultant looking for a company LOOK ELSEWHERE. You will not get your own computer and will be micro-managed and treated like a child. Working here was painful, 90% of staff were miserable and complained constantly. If you enjoy forcing temps to be paid by sketchy third parties, having them...

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    Advice to Management

    Its 2019. Act like it. Stop acting like your gods gift to recruitment.

    The Best Connection2019-02-21
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