HOW TO GET AHEAD: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK FOR ... FISH4 - At Fish4 it’s normal to join Culture Club and chill out in a decompression tank

What does it do? Fish4 has a sales team of six, headed by national sales director Chantal Burns. It sells across Fish4’s three main websites - Fish4Cars, Fish4Homes and Fish4Jobs - as well as their associated pages.

What does it do? Fish4 has a sales team of six, headed by national

sales director Chantal Burns. It sells across Fish4’s three main

websites - Fish4Cars, Fish4Homes and Fish4Jobs - as well as their

associated pages.



Good office? On Hammersmith Broadway. ’It’s open-plan and decked out in

the company colours of orange and blue,’ says marketing manager Nora

Sakaan. ’It has an aquatic theme and is full of big, smiley fish. The

rooms have names like Atlantic, Pond and Shark Tank.’ Employees assure

us the last is not the sales office.



What’s it like? ’Loud and busy. But when things get too hectic you can

go into the Decompression Tank, which is a sort of chill-out room with

table football, a pool table, a telly and a beer fridge.’



What about perks? Fish4 has a team called Culture Club - not a reference

to karma chameleonic shenanigans, but a group of staff with

responsibility for organising team-bonding events including karaoke and

’pub olympics’.



Is it good at training? ’Training is one of our greatest strengths,’says

Sakaan. ’External consultants come in to give our sales people

comprehensive training tailored to individual needs. For example, two

sales people did an HTML course because it helped them grasp how the

company worked as a whole, even though it wasn’t relevant to their

jobs.’



How does it recruit? ’A lot of people are recommended by existing staff.

We also use recruitment consultants and advertise on our sites. We get a

fair amount of unsolicited approaches.’



How do you get ahead? ’First, focus on your own job and make a success

of it. But that alone isn’t going to cut it. You must also understand

the big picture of how the company works and be able to work with your

colleagues towards a common goal.’



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