Austin Fraser FAQ

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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Austin Fraser.

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26 English questions out of 26

20 July 2021

Does Austin Fraser offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

I worked as a Business Development Consultant at AF for about a year. I have absolutely loved my time working here. From day one, you get a sense that you matter to this company. There are not too many places that do the same. Austin Fraser is such a great place to make a career. 401k matching, unlimited PTO, Flexible working (work at home or Hawaii or the office, your choice). They also have great work events and gatherings which I always enjoyed. One of the other important aspects of Austin Fraser is reputation. This is not some other recruiting agency with 50 mediocre recruiters and BD's that are sloppy and upset key players. Our clients came back to us over and over again because of the service we provided and that comes from the people you are working with. Businesses and people knew who we were and that really does make your job a lot easier. Management is great James Lafferty, Zachary Tickle and Kelly Kohn- my manager. They only want you to succeed and they take the extra step to make sure you get to where you want to be. I would say one of the best parts about my role was that they were not cramming numbers down your throat. I came from a background with very unrealistic metrics and terrible management, and this is the complete opposite. They understand it takes time to build a client base. I mean, you're building a book of business. All in all, I can't say enough good things about this place, I'm serious. If I was reading this I would think this was some fake review by the company, but it's not. This is really a great place to be for all levels of experience.

Cons

There are only a few things I would change about Austin Fraser. #1. The base salary -- I think the base salary is good, hear me out. Could it be better? I would say so. It does take some time to build a good book of business on the BD side of things. That being said, the base salary is something you can live off of and not stress about bills each night - I just think you could raise it up a tad. #2 Expand. I love the Austin-based business/talent approach, but I feel you are missing out on a ton of business and candidates. Other than that, I would say you have an amazing place to work.

Advice to Management

Not much I can think of. Think about expanding into new territories maybe? More candidates on deck more options to showcase? Just my opinion. I would for sure give the base salary a bump. Other than that I think this is a great place and it was really hard to leave. I wish nothing but the best for this organization.

401k matching, unlimited PTO, Flexible working (work at home or Hawaii or the office, your choice).

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17 June 2021

What is the retirement plan like at Austin Fraser?

Pros

*Great office views and a team of fun-loving people.

Cons

This is not a place you join to grow your career. This is a place where you work with great people and suffer together in silence. They have no forum to air your grievances without fear of retaliation. The positive reviews on the culture here are completely overblown and written by people who have just started. While they LOVE posting about the culture, diversity and work-life balance, do your due diligence before joining. Posting how great and diverse it is at Austin Fraser 3-4 times per week on LinkedIn doesn't make it great or diverse, and the employee turnover was over 70% when i was there. You'll LOVE Austin Fraser if: *You want to be shamed for leaving work early M-Th (Friday everyone is asked to be available for an awkward virtual happy hour). *You want a career path that you couldn't possibly achieve, but are told "our best consultants are easily promoted in 12 months." *Want a salary/commission structure that is WAY BELOW the averages in most cities. *Want to be micromanaged daily by all levels of leadership, but are given little to no direction by anyone other than the sales trainer (who is AMAZING, until he left too). *You want absolutely horrendous benefits, and no 401K match. *Want to work on several Federal Holidays (UK-based companies don't honor several US Holidays) You finding a sales job is easier than you think. Be yourself

Advice to Management

Come out of from behind the walls of your Strategy Sessions and Senior Leadership Meetings and seek to understand the the actual challenges the teams face in your offices. The things that matter to most salespeople are Professional Growth, Fair Compensation and Meaningful Work. Three things at Austin Fraser that are only given a select few. Try to remember that new ideas fuel growth, not old habits that worked for recruiters 10+ years ago.

You want absolutely horrendous benefits, and no 401K match.

17 June 2021

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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.

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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

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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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