Flashbay

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Flashbay Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience in young and dynamic company

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great sales role, uncapped earning potential

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the commissions and prizes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good start of your career in sales and business development

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work for Flashbay, and read the other reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice tables, clean environment, some lovely people.

    Cons

    If you want a job where your input is heard, valued and taken on board then this is clearly not the place for you. No matter what you level you come into – whether it’s low, mid or senior management, you will always be undermined by the founders who believe they know your role better than you.

    In my time at Flashbay I was constantly shocked at how most people worked subserviently in fear of losing their job. I even saw the reviews on this site and chose to ignore them, feeling I would be immune to this, assuming that the negative comments were made by negative people, but really, after being in this company, I can now vouch for them.

    The founders were lucky with their idea at the time of launch, and having made their money they now feel they can control everyone, this really is big brother. The fact that they care more about the colour of their plant pots (yes, really) than staff morale should be a huge indicator that you should steer well away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work for another company for a few weeks and then you'll understand how to treat others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great brand and service, but not a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Flashbay in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Flashbay in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is doing well, but largely due to cornering a niche in the market. Some good people. Salaries can be good.

    Cons

    Bizarre directors who spend their time getting involved in mundane pointless tasks.

    Company wide emails get sent out listing the amount of pens people are allowed on their desks or what food can be cooked in the microwave. There's no respect for staff and they are treated as mindless idiots by the directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better and create a proper structure to allow the company to be run. Empower staff with trust and responsibility and you'll get a harder working company which respects you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Simple job, easy money, bad management, not suitable for ambitious people!

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company operates in a almost not competitive sector, only few companies are today a real competitor and this helps quite a while with sales and commissions. The Job is easy (maybe too much), 8-5, no worries, no stress. Colleagues are young, friendly and dynamic.

    Cons

    Like every company there is big room for improvements, here I found a controversial way to manage human resources which could be the real turnaround of the company with a empowerment mindset. Unluckily I found in the management childish behaviors and an incredible set of mistakes within the HR management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company grew based on a brilliant idea of the founders, today these people should leave or at least helped by professional to develop further the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent experience at Flashbay

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are many ways to earn money if you assert yourself through commission, monthly sales prizes and trustpilot bonus scheme. I liked working in Fulham too.

    Cons

    Not enough company culture. The company has grown quickly and is playing catch up on a few things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate more. There are a lot of capable employees that you're not making the most of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Flashbay? Not anymore, thanks

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to sell products, very good quality, young environment, reasonably good salaries

    Cons

    Managers like bullying people, no collaboration at all , no training, strictness about silly things. The Managers choose the Line down (team managers) apparently without any good reason, otherwise some of them i.e. in the Italian team would not be there! One of them, a very rude and arrogant girl, get the position straight away after the probation and having very poor results in Sales before and after! And was not the only case. Promote who deserve it and not who you like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to care more about if your people are happy and you might be surprise they will start to make more money! Managers need to listening and meeting the Account Managers directly time to time and choose the Team leader not because they looks nice but because they deserve it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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