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The Best Connection Reviews

Updated December 4, 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)

  • "The only thing that I didn't like was taking the on-call phone home but that's apart of being a recruitment consaultant" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Head office"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bromsgrove, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bromsgrove, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career opportunities if your face fits and a long term career

    Cons

    Can be a little old school with some of the management

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to ensure they are giving the same message and heading in the same direction


  2. "Fantastic Company Ethos"

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

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

    Pros

    Having worked for a couple of recruitment agencies throughout my career, I can say with some certainty that TBC have the best approach in terms of onboarding their staff.

    They make you feel valued and part of the team very quickly. It is a very positive working environment, with lots of training and development on offer. There is a clear career path with TBC and they are keen to recognise ability and reward hard work.

    It is very refreshing to feel as though I am working for a company who actually value my skills and experience.

    Cons

    Paper-based recruitment, but currently updating systems and processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making your staff feel valued!

  3. "Excellent business for progression if you work hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redditch, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redditch, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Best Connection full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable, fair company willing to invest
    Big business, reputable, well known

    Cons

    Company are in middle of improvements to technology


  4. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best training and development of any company I have ever worked for.
    Staff are valued and congratulated on good work.
    Very reputable company.
    Not too high pressure like a lot of other typical recruitment companies.

    Cons

    Disgraceful pay. It is only just above minimum wage which is terrible considering how much responsibility a consultant has.
    The commission is not inspiring at all and unlike other recruitment and sales jobs I have done I do not get a buzz out of my day to day work or pay packet.
    You are on call a lot and not paid any extra for it which is will take your pay below minimum wage if you add up how many hours you work on call.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to get involved and help more with the on call phone.
    Encourage the directors to reward staff better with the commission scheme.
    Encourage directors to pay people what they deserve for being on call.


  5. "Neutral"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Best Connection full-time

    Pros

    Good team, good manager, good location

    Cons

    Salary quite low for work done


  6. "Neetness"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Best Connection full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best company.job very easily and staff coordinate and time keeping all members for my family and nice maintenance

    Cons

    Very hard working achive for goal(life) and company growth well for all company staffs and future is very safe

    Advice to Management

    Each every staff for strictly to working time watched


  7. "Awesome company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nicole Cisowska in Barnsley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Nicole Cisowska in Barnsley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Best Connection full-time

    Pros

    -Friendly and supportive co-workers
    -Management with great and effective leadership styles
    -Company allows room for progress and development within
    -Positive and tolerant work environment
    -The company provides you with amazing and resourceful training
    -Makes you aware of your responsibilities as you are being given clear goals and targets.

    I finished my work with TBC Barnsley in August 2018, I feel like since the day one the company made me grow and learn, as a new starter you are welcomed in a friendly and supportive environment and once you reveal your potential and commitment you are provided with a lot of development opportunities. Highly recommend work with The Best Connection to everyone.

    Cons

    Not enough working hours, lol.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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


  9. "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.


  10. "Very pleasant and helpful staff,"

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    • Senior Management
    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