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Kinex Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2019

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Kinex CEO Chris Earle
Chris Earle
120 Ratings
  1. "Great fun work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kinex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, people in the workplace and really friendly and make time fly, working off paper means you don’t clockwatch. Ample breaks, great management, Wellington house is a great location as it’s in the town centre.

    Cons

    Sick days are a no go

    Advice to Management

    Explain channel bonus in more detail and how targets can be reached.

    Kinex2019-04-16

    Kinex Response

    April 18, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review! We are really pleased to hear you are enjoying you time here with us at Kinex - keep up the great work! Kind regards, Kinex Team

  2. "Worker review"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telesales Agent in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kinex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The manager, Jason, at Wellington House is amazingly motivational and is constantly available to help with any issue both in and outside of work. He does a personalised one on one with us each week to assess where we are and how we can improve. We are always prized with incentives such as TVs, shopping vouchers etc. for an extra motivational boost. At Kinex you can truly be your best self.

    Cons

    They are a stickler for sick days.

    Kinex2019-04-16

    Kinex Response

    May 10, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a positive review! It is fantastic to hear of the positive working relationship you have with your manager! Keep up the great work :)

  3. "Nothing"

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

    I worked at Kinex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People breaks play games kettle

    Cons

    Pay hours place phones chairs

    Kinex2019-05-16

    Kinex Response

    May 22, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, although we are disappointed to hear of your negative experience as a Sales Assistant, as we endeavour to ensure all our representatives have a positive experience when working at Kinex. We would like to take this opportunity ...

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  4. "Lying Managers"

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    Former Employee - Former Sales Representative in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kinex full-time

    Pros

    If you are recruited as a self employed sales rep you don't have to go in the office daily to deal with all the fake BS pleasantries. You work according to your scheduled appointments. That's about the only positive.

    Cons

    Managers lie to you from day one at the interview. Hostile environment. I was a self employed sales rep with Kinex for two weeks. They promised 5 appointments daily, but the first day I got only one. The next two days had no appointments, then was lucky if I got two in a day. The in-house sales staff always looked stressed and terrified whenever I went in to drop off contracts because they had a daily quota for appointments...

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    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and speak the truth.

    Kinex2019-05-08

    Kinex Response

    May 10, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are disappointed to hear of your negative experience whilst working with Kinex, as we endeavour to ensure all of our representatives have a positive experience selling our products. We would like to confirm all of our ...

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  5. "Telesales Executive - Ipswich"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kinex full-time

    Pros

    Nothing good about it.

    Cons

    The worst job I have ever had. Never saw any of the commission I was promised when targets were reached, managers were unprofessional and derogatory at the best of times and the hours were long. Only gave it a 1 star rating cause I couldn't give it 0. Do not waste your time.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and treat your employees with respect.

    Kinex2019-05-01

    Kinex Response

    May 8, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are disappointed to hear of your negative experience whilst working with us. We are always looking at way to improve. As such, we invite you to email our HR department (HR@Kinex.co.uk) to provide further details on the ...

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  6. "Perfect Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kinex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I’ve worked as a Sales Representative for over two years. By far the most enjoyable job I have had. The management team are unbelievable at what they do. I get at least 5 qualified appointments a day. As long as I follow the steps to the sale I sell to every customer. The support and continuous on the job train is the best I’ve seen in any organisation. There is no limit to what you can earn and achieve in this role.

    Cons

    You need to be self motivated but I wouldn’t class this as a Con

    Advice to Management

    Michael, Joe and Matt keep doing what you are doing.

    Kinex2019-03-20

    Kinex Response

    April 9, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a positive review! Keep up the great work :)

  7. "Just don't"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Newcastle, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kinex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lovely people to work with Nice atmosphere

    Cons

    No security whatsoever They make you write positive reviews If you're ill they wont let you call in sick and fire you if you dont come in Outbound cold calling to businesses tjat have been spam called for years by them I was meant to receive 12 days notice and was fired on the spot. When i mentioned this to the branch manager i was told "no, thats notice you need to give us, not that we need to give you". I went...

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    Advice to Management

    Give your staff more chances rather than expecting them to be exceptional sales people after a day and a half training. Update your system, using paper sheets that you buy from a 3rd party with people's numbers on them and using a phone is no where near what should be being done in 2019 Stop rehiring people 2-3 weeks after they have been fired. It shows that you need everyone you can get. Dont have an area manager...

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    Kinex2019-04-13

    Kinex Response

    May 10, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are disappointed to hear of your negative experience as a Sales Advisor, as we endeavour to ensure all our representatives have a positive experience when working at Kinex. We are always looking at ways to improve for ...

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  8. "Do not work here"

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    Current Employee - Telesales Agent in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kinex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Home time and nice people working there

    Cons

    Long hours 8:45-6, low pay, terrible old fashioned way of operating with just phones and data sheets, cold calling same old data that has been called over and over again, no hot drinks allowed, the list just goes on

    Advice to Management

    Don’t get young inexperienced cowboy managers that have not got a clue how to manage staff.

    Kinex2019-04-06

    Kinex Response

    April 9, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are pleased you are enjoying working with your colleagues. We are disappointed to hear of your negative experience whilst working with us. Regarding working hours, we appreciate the feedback regarding the working ...

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  9. "Worst company I've ever worked for."

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

    I have been working at Kinex full-time

    Pros

    Not many other than you'll get employed fast.

    Cons

    High staff turn over. I started along side 3 people by my second week they were all gone. Soon as new people start on your team, you'll get sacked. Unless your mates with management or family you will be sacked and every little thing you do willbe picked up on. Don't book hospital appointments or you will be sacked. Even with the letters to prove it. If you don't hit your first target by the time they tell you...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep what you want knowing you won't get sacked.

    Kinex2019-03-22

    Kinex Response

    April 9, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, although we are disappointed to hear of your negative experience. We are always looking at ways to improve for both current and existing staff. Therefore, we would like to look into the issues you have raised, if you could ...

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  10. "Is it the 1970s??"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kinex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Met some great customers on the road

    Cons

    Poor management. Long hours. High mileage. Poor customer service. High pressure sales tactics. Foul language from managers. Bad quality appointments.

    Advice to Management

    Rip it up and start again.

    Kinex2019-03-19

    Kinex Response

    April 9, 2019Human Resources Manager

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are disappointed to hear of your negative experience whilst working with us. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work and wish you every success in the future

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