Flashbay Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. decent place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    quite good work'life balance in comparison to other sales position still quite easy to sell products, all inbound generated sales

    Cons

    arrogant and bully management, friends of the owner owner is paranoid, over controlling and sometimes bully and offensive towards people which reflects on the very tense climate

    Advice to Management

    be managers, no ...military commanders!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    My time in Flashbay as

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -You can get a good salary if you work hard, there are uncapped commissions -Colleagues and management are nice, good environment in general -Office is nice

    Cons

    -Lack of opportunities to get promoted as the structure is quite flat -The daily routines may be monotonous for some people

    Advice to Management

    -Training more often would be a good idea -Listen to the sales team by using surveys could help to increase the business


  3. Helpful (2)

    I'm afraid it's not Google!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time

    Pros

    Good ambient among sales account managers International ambient - every languages spoken in Europe are represented Good school if you have no experience

    Cons

    Incompetent executives at every levels: They don't lead they order! Team leaders and other managers are just there to ensure you respect the rules of the Company. They are the Police of the company. Team leaders check all what you do, managers check what you do, and special services check what you do. There is no trust. Overwhelming atmosphere. And nobody take responsibility, they hide behind the person above them: "you know it's not me, it's the management... it's the executives... it's the company policy... I don't have the choice" Demanding rules: 32 calls per day minimum, more than 25 sec, and be careful to not leave a message on the voice mail of your customer or you'll have troubles! 45 emails per day minimum, everything has to be written. For you it's a good reminder but for the company it's mainly a way to control if you do your customers' following well. If you make a mistake in the sale process it will provide evidences and justify the removal of your commission and the profit you've generated in your monthly amount as a punishment. Incentive scheme ineffective: There are only a few months per year when you can earn a bonus if you hit your target. The main incentive scheme is a challenge among all the sales account managers. It means the ones with the best customers will win the challenge and the others will get nothing even though they did very well. Of course it's always the same guys who win the challenges not because they are better sales representatives but because they have the most important customers and leads. In the other hand if you generate the best turnover ever for 2 consecutive months you'll get a ham sandwich or a pastry... Massive turnover: People are being fired or leave very often No career plan

    Advice to Management

    Change management staff to charismatic, clever, sensible leaders Trust your staff, they are doing very well. They do not need to be threatened they need to be leaded and motivated Maintain every months a proper individual incentive scheme


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  5. Great Company to work for with a very hardworking attitude

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Earning potential - Positive environment - Easy product to sell

    Cons

    - To be honest there are none in my opinion


  6. High staff turnover, good only if you want to gain some experience in sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    can be good only as a first job in sales, multicultural environment, rewardind commission scheme, nice office location near the Thames

    Cons

    very high staff turnover, limited career opportunities


  7. One of the best companies I've ever worked for!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time

    Pros

    It’s one of the best companies I have ever worked for! The people are great, friendly and supportive. The management is very easily approachable and will always listen and discuss your ideas so there are opportunities to really put stamp on things, very entrepreneurial and inspiring! All your hard work is acknowledged and well rewarded by excellent compensation packages. Great office, fun and quality social events, company’s breakfast / lunches to celebrate success are only some of the perks that come with the job. Fantastic work / life balance here that you won’t find in many companies these days. Overall great working environment, strong values and relaxed atmosphere!

    Cons

    There are no major cons worth mentioning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great experience in young and dynamic company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The commission scheme is very fair, transparent and rewarding. You get to work in small teams and will receive constant training and a very good introduction and mentoring by experienced staff. It is very easy even with little sales experience to step up and make fast progress.

    Cons

    No opportunities to experience other branches as the company has a very narrow portfolio.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great sales role, uncapped earning potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was by far the best sales job I have had. The role was telesales based and was pretty straight forward – especially considering the high earning potential. Customers call or email in expressing interest in buying USB sticks, my role was to convert the lead into a sale. Excellent commission Great monthly prizes

    Cons

    I was unable to progress into a field sales role as the company only has telesales roles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the commissions and prizes


  10. Helpful (3)

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You'll get the job easily Lots of sociable people in the office Nice location in Fulham Colleagues are from all over Europe so a great mix of people

    Cons

    Leadership: morons who will shout at you in the office if you send a personal e-mail Leadership: got lucky getting into a market at stage when it was just evolving, bought some good domain names, but have no idea how to scale a business Leadership: they don't lead. They dictate Compensation: don't expect it for the first 3 months. They don't pay it for new starters regardless of how many sales you make. Company values: There are none. I walked out after 6 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    This is a true reflection of your business. You won't grow until you learn to lead and how to build and scale a company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good start of your career in sales and business development

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    +Great bunch of young and energetic people; +good sales and product training; +team nights out were always fun

    Cons

    - control freaks (everything had to be under control of the CEO) - low chance to grow within the structure as it's very flat - big rotation of sales people

    Advice to Management

    - be more relaxed on time keeping and cigarette breaks as people will still make your GP - don't let the best people go only because you personally don't like them



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