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Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership, Company Values, Promotions, Compensation

    Cons

    Compensation, Perks, Personal Growth, Training


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Media Sales Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Sales Executive in Holborn, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Media Sales Executive in Holborn, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at reed.co.uk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I received excellent training. It was well structured and ultimately provided me with a detailed platform to excel in the role.

    Positive and enthusiastic environment to work in.

    There are plenty of career opportunities to progress in the role as well as move into other departments.

    Objectives are clearly laid out across the company.

    I couldn't have asked for a better location in London, 5 minute walk from Covent Garden.

    Cons

    There are no obvious cons however there were sometimes moments when I wanted more autonomy at work. However this became less of an issue throughout my time at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your staff and help them succeed.


  3. "Reed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at reed.co.uk full-time

    Pros

    The people
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Undervalue market pay
    Repetitive, extremely long probation period - 9 months


  4. "Great people but awful leaders"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at reed.co.uk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, love what we do, and people up to management level really care. It's a good, fun place, great location.

    Cons

    KPI and micro-management culture would go as far as to describe it as bullying culture in sales and that comes right from the top. This destroys morale and destroys all the good things. Some people get favourable treatment and there's an inner clique which again comes right from the top.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the freedom to do their jobs and stop being so controlling in every aspect. Senior sales management need to let their teams do their jobs.

    reed.co.uk Response

    Jun 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for highlighting the people, fun and enjoyment of what we do. We are, of course, concerned at the issues you have raised as we want all of our colleagues to feel empowered to be their best ... More


  5. "Terrible Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at reed.co.uk full-time

    Pros

    Great initial training
    nice location with a great sandwich shop outside

    Cons

    extremely regimented,
    new staff aren't made to feel welcome,
    is very much an entry level sales position they offer,
    too much middle management that leads to being micro managed
    unprofessional management (vaping in the office)

    reed.co.uk Response

    May 23, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your review and feedback which we read with interest. It was most disappointing to read that new staff aren’t made welcome. In our most recent co-member survey 85% said our colleagues ... More


  6. "Great atmosphere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really good sales atmosphere to work in also some great incentives to hit call time and dials.

    Cons

    -C all time
    - school teacher management style.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Focus on the important things"

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

    Pros

    Likelihood is that you will work in a great team with lovely people. They all seem to be on the same wavelength - however this could be worrying for the company

    Good social aspects with paid-for parties and activities

    Nice location near Covent Garden

    Cons

    Excessive tracking of the famous call time KPI - this is very outdated and doesn't actually result in any better monetary results. If you have such a great product, sell it intelligently and this will resonate with your customers

    'Inner circle' of team leaders - this leads to the sense of you are always being criticised/moaned about and even laughed at

    Military time-scheduling - to the extent of making up 3 minutes of time at lunch due to public transport issues

    School-like feel

    Inconsiderate approach for work/life balance

    They are very clever to perceive themselves in a way that they are a great company to work for which really cares about the integrity and happiness about their employees - it's all a front

    Advice to Management

    Pull the wool back from your eyes.

    You have a 'Love Mondays' campaign every week - you give away free massages, yoga and you STILL have an incredibly high staff turnover.

    Focus on what is really best for your employees. If they are treated like they are valued as people, you will not need to spend so much money in trying to keep them stay.

    Your Chairman, James Reed says that your sales team are the 'drummers' of your 'circus'. Pay them more!

    Stop treating people like they are a part of a circus.


  8. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at reed.co.uk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People
    Some managers are very supportive

    Cons

    Boiler room sales departments run by a boys club
    From top level management down, an obsessive focus on call time as a KPI and ignorance towards other more effective behaviours
    Low salaries
    Management have a 'do as I say, not as I do' mentality
    Senior management are afraid of change

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote unqualified people just because they've been there a long time
    Progression has other forms, not just making someone an arbitrary manager

    reed.co.uk Response

    May 23, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your review and feedback which we read with interest. We were pleased to hear that you felt the people and some managers were pros to the organisation. At reed.co.uk our mission is ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work - We Love Mondays"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 reed.co.uk (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. I have worked here for a number of years I have been given some great opportunities to develop my career and own personal development which I may not have been given elsewhere. If you a grad looking for your first step into the world of work this is a great place for ambitious and hard working individuals.

    Cons

    I would not say there are any cons here, if you are hard working and ambitious you will really enjoy working here. reed.co.uk is also a great place to gather further experience across many departments.

    Advice to Management

    The management team here are really supportive and help to further develop your career best they can. I have always felt supported since starting work here.


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at reed.co.uk full-time

    Pros

    reed.co.uk have a great working environment, and the people make this a great place to work. I have met many a friend through working here, and the diversity of the company make it both a fun and enjoyable place to work. In all the time I have worked here, I can truly say, that I have never woke up in the morning and though, Oh, I have to go to work.

    Cons

    Sometime information sharing can be a little light, but this is definitely been an area that they have improved on. We have some good facilities here, but could do with some more, that work!!


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