Austin Fraser Career Development FAQ

Read what Austin Fraser employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Austin Fraser has a career opportunities rating of 4.3.

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5 English questions out of 5

9 July 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Austin Fraser?

Pros

Continuous support. Gorgeous office. Fun/collaborative work environment. Not like most agencies that are more cutthroat- you own your desk and your business. The harder you work, the more you earn. That simple. Put in the effort and you WILL reap the rewards. No better place to be if you're just getting started in recruitment or ready to take it to the next level with their uncapped commission structure and clear career paths. There were things I wanted to see/have when I started working and I voiced my concerns.. within a couple of months those things happened or are in progress towards coming to fruition.

Cons

Not much I can say for Cons. Any complaints or concerns I had have all been heard and resolved. They really listen to their employees.

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

No better place to be if you're just getting started in recruitment or ready to take it to the next level with their uncapped commission structure and clear career paths.

9 July 2019

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5 July 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Austin Fraser?

Pros

-An amazing Team; everyone is super friendly and always ready to help - Very thorough L&D / Onboarding; great personal / professional development opportunities - A leader in IT & Tech recruitment - a great opportunity to learn from the best - Leadership actually cares about their people - Employee Wellbeing is a priority! -Flexible working ( can work from anywhere) - Unlimited Holidays -Fast pace and exciting environment

Cons

- Working in Sales can be stressful

a great opportunity to learn from the best

5 July 2021

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19 September 2019

Does Austin Fraser have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

- The training and development from both L&D and line managers is fantastic! Having worked in a high volume sales environment for 3 years previously I thought that I was at a good level in Salesmanship but Austin Fraser has improved my skillset greatly all thanks to the proactive training approach. - There is no limit to what you can achieve in this business and they will give you the tools to do so. - Success is celebrated globally - The businesses culture is amazing and somehow with nearly 200 staff still manages to keep the family feel

Cons

- Sometimes the job can become a bit monotonous BUT eventually, the rewards will come and make it all worth it

Advice to Management

Management tends to be really approachable and always responds positively to feedback, keep doing that! Thank you

The training and development from both L&D and line managers is fantastic!

19 September 2019

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26 January 2021

How are promotions handled at Austin Fraser?

Pros

- Good basic salary/ commission/ incentives etc - For anyone brand new to recruitment, the training here provides a great overview of how to work in recruitment - You do become like a family with your colleagues (can be both good and bad) - A flexible working approach, but trust wasn't fully established across the business - Central office location - If you are looking for career progression there is a clear path of how to reach targets and achieve promotions

Cons

- Depending on your team, there is still a micromanaged environment - A business still heavily focused on KPI's, very high expectations - If you pull an account you might have to fight tooth and nail for it if they decide to move your focus, you can expect your colleagues to earn all the commission whilst you need to find new accounts and you seem to just have to accept that. - A recent restructure has seen many highly experienced consultants let go and lower paid grads employed

Advice to Management

Management were starting to be more hands on towards the back end of my time here picking back up the phone and working with clients. Prior to this it seemed there was an unnecessary amount of time spent in irrelevant meetings. It would be good to have management work with their employees to open and grow accounts for the whole team.

If you are looking for career progression there is a clear path of how to reach targets and achieve promotions

26 January 2021

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2 January 2020

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Austin Fraser?

Pros

I worked at AF for the best part of 6 years, it was my first "proper" job after bumbling around the retail sector once I left school. I had no idea what recruitment was or what it involved. There is no other company out there that gives everyone the platform to build their own career. No matter your background or experience this is the place to get real life experience. Not just in sales but in, communication, stake holder management, business management, team building, working with people you don't like, overcoming personal challenges, the list goes on. One thing AF does exceptional is invest in its people and they truly believe in everyone that walks through the door. The training program and self development courses are what has made the business grow and be better. This inst just training for new people, they train management and directors to be better and stronger. I learnt more there in my 6 years than I would have done anywhere else, and what I learnt has made sure I will be successful in the future. For me the one thing I loved was and will always be the people and culture. I made some friends for life in that office and when you work with people you can call friends and not just colleagues the job is a lot easier. Everybody celebrates the WINS, big or small everyone wants everyone to be successful and share that.

Cons

Look. Recruitment is hard and it takes a lot of commitment and drive to be successful. When it is bad it can feel like there is no way out and you want to quit, but when it is good you will love it AF are not perfect and there has been mistakes along the way, but no organisation is perfect. AF will be the first to admit that they have not always done things the best way but this has made them better in the long run.

The training program and self development courses are what has made the business grow and be better.

2 January 2020

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