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The Best Connection Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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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
  • "So if you are from a different country do not waste your time applying here" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Commission structure and benefits are laughable unless your a manager" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Best Connection full-time

    Pros

    Easy money
    Good training
    Low pressure

    Cons

    Poor pay
    On call a lot
    Management do as little as possible

    Advice to Management

    Chip in


  2. "No Computers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the start they induct you on an extensive training program

    Cons

    Very old school board of directors, no computers, so everything was hand written and contacts kept on paper cards.

    Advice to Management

    Update your technology, modernise your culture.

  3. "Very pleasant and helpful staff,"

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    Former Employee - FLT Reach Driver in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - FLT Reach Driver in Kingston upon Hull, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good amount of work offered and good rates of pay

    Cons

    No real cons, it's sometimes the company's they send you to that are the problem not the agency it's self


  4. "Warehouse operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enjoy my job with other people

    Cons

    Hard work motivated good Customer good customer service and understanding

    Advice to Management

    Motivation hard work reliably


  5. "Intresting but ultumately rather good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Confidence booster and carreer focus. Youll know what is it tgat you like srraight away working for TBC!

    Cons

    People will try and take advantage of your goodwill all the time! Within branch and fron other branches

    Advice to Management

    Start oaying yiur administrative Staff more if you want them to stay!


  6. "Good for summer money, but restricting on social/family life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The Best Connection part-time

    Pros

    Get paid very well for my age group. Frequent breaks.

    Cons

    Long 12 hour shifts. Restricted to doing 60hr week for the summer period which allows no flexibility outside of work.


  7. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Best Connection full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Started as a trainee here with no real sales experience. Their training program is actually very good and they do try to nurture and develop people rather than throwing them in at the deep end.

    Good management in place although the structure seems a bit random. They do put some pressure on sales figures but in my experience were very patient and fair.

    Progression through the ranks is very achievable and within 12 month I was earning a decent living with basic salary + full commission.

    Cons

    Can put too much emphasis on new sales rather than looking after existing clients.
    Quite long hours and and an on call phone that can put restrictions on spare time.

    Dated card system. Although it has some benefits I thin kit needs a digital update.

    Advice to Management

    Update to decent CRM system

  8. "picker, cleaner and drivers mate"

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    Current Employee - Picker Cleaning and Drivers Mate in Chepstow, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Picker Cleaning and Drivers Mate in Chepstow, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    was quite easy to adapt to the different roles obviously as it is an agency there are many different jobs that they offer just so you do not feel like you are stuck doing the same thing everyday which i really enjoy.

    Cons

    Apart from injuring myself due too heavy lifting and have been off on sick leave for a few months everything else is completely good and i enjoy the work that they set me up with.


  9. "Industrial Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Assistant in Dartford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Industrial Assistant in Dartford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Best Connection (More than a year)

    Pros

    Consistent, Great, Reliable, Good, Versatile

    Cons

    Long Commute, Early Hours also jobs can just be cancelled very quickly


  10. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Best Connection part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and good pay was generally earning over 8.50 an hour and most jobs tipped extremely well

    Cons

    There are periods when there is little work available usually just after Christmas’s when you need it the most also shots can get cancelled

    Advice to Management

    Stop calling us at 4am for 6 am starts near enough impossible or I’ll be extremely tired for wrok


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