Cons HR department is not concerned with employee happiness. Postive reinforcements are uplifting to the employees, I'm excited to see what the future brings !
Not enough holiday time and you're expected to work a lot of overtime with no compensation - especially in the creative department. Waiting to the last minute, which leads to mistakes, which leads to more hours with no extra pay. Trend setters, always evolving not only with the merchandise but within the Company. Cons Please stop speaking to the employees like they are children. Advice to Management Mangements needs to be a little bit more involved with their staff. Pros Two's company is fairly large and started out as a small family business.
Privacy is a watchword — Mr Phelan pointing out that many adults looking to meet partners don’t want to be seen openly searching for their prospective partner online.
But, two other aspects also set Two’s Company aside from competitors — it is the only agency with a 50%-50% male/female ratio amongst its members.
The considered average is 60% female/40% male, but the reality is suspected to be nearer 70%/30%.
The equality offered by Two’s Company is seen by its female members —a mix of company executives, divorcees, widows, and singletons aged anything between 30 and 80 — as a huge attraction, as they’re more likely to meet a reliable match without sifting through too many non-starters, as it were.
The amount of hard work one puts in never goes unrecognized and is followed by endless rewards! We strongly believe the investment in our new operating platform as well as the added staff to various departments will provide process and operational efficiencies to support our mission to create loyal Two’s fans, respecting and valuing everyone’s time.
Mr Phelan admits to having got into the dating game out of curiosity.“When people sign up with us and we take their money, we also take responsibility for trying to match them with their ideal long-term partner.That’s a big responsibility, because you’re dealing with people’s emotions and feelings,” he explains. Two’s Company — which is based in Dún Laoghaire, but has agents in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Belfast — is different in many ways than online dating sites.As with gym memberships soaring in the new year, thanks to people’s eagerness to turn over a new leaf fitness wise; the first few months of any year see many sign up for matchmaking services in a bid to shed their single status.An estimated bn (€14.5bn) was spent on Valentine’s Day gifts and celebrations globally, this year.The company will also, shortly, become the first regulated business of its kind in Ireland, signing up with the Association of British Introduction Agencies, as there is no similar body here.Mr Phelan claims not to be in this game to get rich, but there’s real money to be made nonetheless.And consolidation is growing amongst service providers — US industry leader, is a particularly keen acquirer of smaller enterprises.Indeed, Two’s Company has been approached, by UK-based agency Berkeley International to act as its Irish-based franchisee, although it has turned down the approach.Pros This company truly understands that the most important part of an organization is its people.Everyone is treated with respect regardless of their hierarchical position.No cleaning crew so you are expected to clean yourselves. Pros Family owned busines, family enviroment, love it! Acknowlege those you are FULLY dedicated and go above and beyond on a daily basis. I witness some jave a tendency to turn the other cheek. They have grown so much over the 40 years and like to have their employees feel like they are part of the family.The Owner and CEO are both in the main offices with us and greet you with a smile and good morning, most of the time by your name.It’s quite sobering to hear the head of one of the country’s leading dating agencies downplay Valentine’s Day as a money-making ploy and denigrate (some of) the plethora of online players as cynical money machines that care little for their members’ feelings.