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Flashbay UK Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • best work/life balance I have had in any job so far (in 7 reviews)

  • Product is very easy to sell on each market (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No career advancement as Management don't listen (in 3 reviews)

  • management and overall ambiance could be better, better integration of new people to reduce turnover (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Young Global Startup exciting to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Opportunities to learn & grow in a young high tech oriented global B2B startup

    Cons

    Communication flow across teams can be improved


  2. "Useless company"

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

    I worked at Flashbay (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros. Nothing positive for me to say about this company

    Cons

    Useless company of people. I'm glad I didn't stay long not a friendly environment to work.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to learn and grow"

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    • 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

    Pros

    Quite some nice and social people.
    Easy getting-started guide.
    Comprehensive system to help with daily sales work.
    Flat management & direct communication.

    Cons

    Maybe number of KPIs is a bit excessive.

    Advice to Management

    Less emphasis on KPIs that don't contribute as much as others.


  4. "Run by bullies and same every day duties! Would not recommend if you have any ambition."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only thing I can say is your team mates are nice but even they can be too competitive by taking deals away from you.

    Cons

    Awful bullying management, listen into lots of calls, mundane/repetitive job and operate a 'hire-fire' policy!

    Advice to Management

    Put more trust into your employees and let them develop and turn into decent sales guys.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would recommend Flashbay as a company.
    Whole Flashbay team is really good. I met so many nice people there.
    Office is new and fresh. All work stations are professionally prepared.
    Salaries are good too.

    Cons

    Can't find any. I was always happy to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it as it is! Flashbay will become only better and better.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Very decent company, great team"

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

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm really surprised about negative reviews! This is a really decent company, making always things right, come payment, treatment of employees, etc.
    They have big, nice office in a great location, we have parties a few times a year, always fresh fruits. Salary is above average for admin and I know sales people have good benefits as well.
    Majority of employees are below 35, so it's a young, friendly and energetic environment

    Cons

    Nothing in particular comes to my mind. Even if I could think of some tiny details, then in every work there will be "something".
    Perhaps lack of free parking space, but it's good connected with public transport


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start and learn"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don´t need any experience.
    Friendly colleagues
    Good money depending to the market

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow.
    Not the best management.
    Lack of internal comunication

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fine job, Good Package & Zero overtime"

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

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

    Pros

    I wouldn't usually bother with spending time to write reviews, I honestly have better things to do. But I have read these reviews below and they are - simply put - totally unfair to Flashbay, its management and all my guys in the team. I have been here for 16 months and they have been treating me and my colleagues extremely well - financially and professionally. They have a highly capable HR Manager with a full team here - I dont know what these negative reviews are on about. I start at 9:00AM and can finish at 18:00PM on the dot - which allows me to see my baby boy and my wife every evening. In my previous job I got home at 20:00 to 20:15 very often and got over 10k GBP less. From what I can see Sales figures are growing by around 25% year on year and they have put dozens of new products into the line up for which they are currently paying a 10% commission - which is time limited for trial. I won over 4.5k in sales prizes this year in addition to commission, bonuses for positive customer feedback, no cold calling etc. I have even put forward a former colleague of mine to work here but they decided not to hire her. All in all a really good deal and a solid working environment.

    Cons

    I think some of us would benefit from more training on negotiation skills, would be great to have free parking.....come on guys

    Advice to Management

    We need bigger offices since its getting a bit packed around where I am sitting, keep the course on these new products, we are really feeling the growth here.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    There is no pros, I have to write something

    Cons

    Avoid it, it's the worst company to work for in the UK
    Owners are bullies
    Team Leaders are pathetic
    No HR

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  10. Helpful (2)

    "STOP POSTING FAKE REVIEWS!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - nice offices
    - nice team mates
    - occasional free lunches and summer/ christmas events
    - free tea and coffee
    - relatively easy sell as there is no cold calling

    Cons

    - false advertising of OTE
    - poor base salary
    - look for ways to not pay commission
    - micro management
    - big brother feel (emails being read and calls being listened to, then being scrutinised for EVERYTHING)
    - make a mountain out of a molehill. Small mistakes are blown way out of proportion
    - ZERO progression opportunity
    - negative attitude all through the company
    - extremely high staff turnover
    - KPIs don't take into consideration that a call could take a long time or you could have a constant long email conversation with a client, so you end up sending pointless emails or calls to automated numbers to make sure you don't get taken off new leads.

    The list goes on and on for cons for Flashbay

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to post anymore fake reviews, avoid using the word "dynamic". Nobody who reviews a company, regardless of what it is, would say that.
    Give your staff more credit.
    Think about targets and bonus incentives per country. Some markets are stronger than others and a lot of hardworkers miss out.
    Don't jump on a staff member for making a mistake, even more so, when something goes wrong that is out of their control.


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