XLN Business Services
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The best thing at XLN from my experiance was the people you worked with exculding the managment there was one manager that it is unclear how he still has a job and the training I would say is below par for all the main systems that were required to use on a daily basis I was sat to next one of the colleguge and he wasnt a trainer but he was expected to show me how to use the systems, explain it and do his job all at the same time which is a poor training system and took me a while to get hold of them, also at no point was it explained to me if there were still calls in the que at 8pm when it was closing time I would have to stay until the que was cleared.The operation manager would often be buzzing around saying you had sent a reminder on system to check it and it was showing no action and demand an time for when you would be checking it overall I found it stressful and when going into a different company doing the same role but for domestic instead of business like XLN is you can see just how poor the training and overall process for reporting a fault is
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people
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no real training
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They got rid of me whilst I was pregnant as I left on my shift finish time and didn’t get a sale.Pressure was horrendous in regards to constantly making you feel rubbish if you didn’t get a sale and not enough praise when you was smashing targets
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None
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Everything
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Management terrible not a clue what they are doing and very abusive.work culture very much a boys club (racism & Sexism) hardest part of the job liaising with HR and poor management.
Pros
Working hours, free fruit & coffee
Cons
Poor management, No progession, Abuse from management
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From the initial interview and even the training I felt this was going to be the place for me. My area manager seemed great at first, the department I was in was a male dominated department and this wasn't a problem until problems started to arise and clearly being vocal to the correct managers was not something they like or agree with. I'll keep it brief but the pay was pretty dull for what this department is made to do, with a slim pickings chance of commission. By the end of the 6 months I couldn't wait to leave and not be apart of such a toxic department, this let my view of the company completely drop.
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Breakfast Fridays, Pool Table, Playstation In Lunch Room
Cons
Management, Some colleagues and Pay
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I've worked here just over a year, I've been in a couple of departments and what I've found is that management don't care about the agents at all. They've even threatened is during the lockdown to state if we got furloughed we probably would never get hired again.
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Worst working experience in my life, as team leaders and area sales managers are in field and hence senior staff in the two head offices can't watch them they think they are entitled to belittle and bull new field staff. Senior staff and area sales managers constantly threatening you of being fired. The basic salary is a joke, commission is unreachable as prospects are either using cheap providers or had a bad experience with XLN before. CEO at the moment too arrogant to realize cost is an issue and hence why they are losing too many clients at the point of renewal.
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The job wasn't worth the pay at all, ÂŁ15,000 per year for 9 hour days. Most of the time you're being shouted at, being pushed to upsell to customers who you can tell don't want it, the days drag and some of the people in the office aren't very nice. I cannot fault management at all, they were always friendly and gave you all the advice that you needed whenever you needed it. The offices were really nice and you got free fruit on certain days of the week.
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Management were okay, nice offices, free fruit and hot drinks.
Cons
Long hours, rubbish pay, the job isn't worth the pay at all.
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Good place to work friendly staff fun benefits to the job, not to early mornings easy to access Sheffield city center a nice place to work if you want to excel
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Job itself is good but sometimes is overwhelming. If you are low of heart then this job is not for you. The company offers rewards only to those that work hard. If you are getting the job and you think that you are there as sand in a bottle then you are mistaking. They can offer more money for staff, but not posibille. Overall a good job if you know your priorities.
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Very bossy money money incentives Meeting in london once a month Get treated like sh- - t Very full of his self the boss Sweet talks with money and prize incentives Call centre is a joke lots of mistakes always made
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As a sales manager i would never recommend this company to anyone, they sell this job on the culture, they will look after you if you do well, no support structure in place for under achieving Colleagues(they will just get rid of you) they tell you you will be prompted in months of been there (lie) long hours for rubbish money, the reason you have such a long probation period is because they will get rid of you as quick as the interview process takes which in my experience was 5 mins, if you have any type of disability they will judge and not employ you. STAY CLEAR OF THIS COMPANY Senior Management appalling
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Ok beginner job, they lure you in with 'fun' people but stressful job and management are rude and self serving. Not very efficient and only look at the numbers.
Pros
Free breakfast every friday
Cons
Long hours, poor management and stressful
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If you like meeting new people and can close a sale on the spot, this is the job for you. It's fast paced, travelling from town to town calling on high street retailers. It's a fun and exciting job but one hour conference call at the end of a long day is what put me off. Money is average and management are helpful. Workbalance
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Honestly, don’t even waste your time. Managers are garbage and I’m pretty sure within 6 months-1 year there will be no more XLN Pay. They sell you a massive dream in interview
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Vile place to work!! Head manager has a stick up where the sun doesn’t shine and all the other managers hate her and so do all the other staff. Do not go there
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Low salary, long hours, lots of responsibility, high turnover, considered senior at a few months, difficult progression, lots of targets even within customer service, toxic environment.
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Official response from XLN Business Services
13 November 2019
Hi there,Thanks for providing feedback - we welcome all responses.We're sorry to hear about your experience here. Would you be interested in discussing all this over the phone, completely confidentially?Many of the points you raise are issues we are really passionate about, and that many XLNers actually praise us for. So it would be invaluable to us to hear your views in greater detail and to try to address them.If you are willing to chat, please email us at HR@xlntelecom.co.uk and we can arrange a suitable time to talk.Best wishesXLN
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Worked here 5 weeks, saw no pay and paid for my own travel. Never returned in Jan and average 14 sales a week. Chased the money for months but was given the usual pass around. Avoid.
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None
Cons
Waste of time
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Official response from XLN Business Services
26 July 2019
Hi there,Please get in touch by emailing HR@xlntelecom.co.uk, then we can investigate this matter properly.Best wishes,XLN
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Can't comment on every department but I've enjoyed working in mine. Good management, genuine progression if you get your head down. Pay slightly better than competitors, and a decent amount of shift flexibility. And lovely colleagues.
Pros
Bacon sandwiches!
Cons
Stressful somettimes
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Official response from XLN Business Services
26 July 2019
Hi there,Thanks for your feedback. Glad XLN is working out well so far. We're growing at the moment so it can be stressful, but thanks for your hard work.Best wishes,XLN
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Can't say anything bad about XLN, I have really enjoyed my time working here. Great teams, supportive management and great breakfast Fridays. I would definitely recommend working here. Such a great experience. If you get the opportunity to work here, TAKE IT!
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Free Breakfast and fruit
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Official response from XLN Business Services
26 July 2019
Hi there,Thanks so much for the feedback! So glad you;re enjoying things so far.All the best,XLN
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It changes department from department, but in my experience the company has been extremely hard to work with. I had to leave for the level of pressure and anxiety that day by day was growing within my environment. Management is not supportive as should be, they only know how to shout to team members without doing anything. Work-life balance doesn't exist as most of the time you have been asked to stay overtime and if you don't means that you are not working enough, even if you were at the office at 8.30 am when you should start at 9 am. The situation has degenerated and I am happy to not go there anymore.
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the people (team members)
Cons
long hours, no work-life balance
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Official response from XLN Business Services
26 July 2019
Hi there,Thanks for your feedback.Disappointed to hear that you had a difficult time with us, but we're grateful for your honesty. We're a sales business and at times it can be a fast-paced environment. That can sometimes mean pressure and long hours in return for big rewards, and that isn't for everyone.However, we do strive to find a balance for all employees, and are dedicated to making sure employees always feel supported.We'd really welcome any more specific feedback you could offer to help us learn and improve, so if you have time please get in touch at HR@xlntelecom.co.uk.Best wishes for the future,XLN
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I have no idea how this place is still going, I did field sales for this place in which you travel to a different area every day (has to be way outside of London because the whole area has been covered 100000 times) you’re walking in to business that have no idea who you are. With my experience 8/10 customers that were with XLN were asking to complain and cancel with us. You pay at least 3x more I’m travel expenses for then the money they give you for travel. Also the whole team are just dodgey, don’t even get me started on the crazy childish management. AVOID!!!!!
Pros
Absolutely none
Cons
Expected to work sometimes until 9pm and weekends with no extra pay, everything is bad
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Official response from XLN Business Services
26 July 2019
Hi there,Thanks for your feedback.We hold very high standards at XLN, having helped more than 500,000 businesses since 2002 and with more than 400 employees. So a lot of what you're saying comes as a real surprise.If possible, it would be great if you could get in touch with us at HR@xlntelecom.co.uk so we can discuss everything in detail. We'll handle it completely confidentially.Best wishes,XLN