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10 English questions out of 10

20 May 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Opus Recruitment?

Pros

- if you can make it 12 months at Opus it will look good on your cv to other recruiters - you won’t be there long

Cons

- contracted hours 38, actual hours minimum of 45 a week - terrible salary compared to other recruiters - they tell you ‘they have the best commission structure’ on the market and this simply isn’t close to being true - they tell you they have a great culture, again this isn’t true. In fact it’s about as far from being true as is possible. Their culture consists of bullying, ridicule and ‘fake fun’. Sure they have the odd team nights or performance lunches but no one goes because they want to. People will go because they’re scared of how it looks if they don’t go. - Opus’ name and reputation is laughable with clients and in the industry. They spam managers’ inboxes to the point of destroying relationships and being barred from working with the client. - they have churned through 40+ consultants in the last 18 months. The culture and atmosphere is toxic, consultants quit or find other jobs on a weekly basis. - their CRM makes life 10x more difficult than it should be - consultants work in fear of not meeting their KPI’s and then being dragged over the coals. This leads to work being done to tick boxes instead of quality work and care being taken. - there is no leadership or people management skills from team leads and especially management. You have what is essentially a handful of consultants that in fairness grew the company but now find themselves in positions of management without having experience or management training. - the tools every recruiter should have as standard are not given to consultants because it would be a waste of money as the risk of consultants leaving before that ‘luxury’ is given is too high - work hours are 8-6 Monday - Friday. Lunch is 1-2. Consultants are treated as children. There is no rook for thought, it’s simply ‘do as we say’. - they take advantage of their ‘corporate might’ when a consultant leaves as they try to scare people into paying back their last 3 months of commission without having any legal grounds to do so. - there is no HR in Sydney. Instead it is located in the UK. Even if it was located in Sydney it would still be useless, they exist solely to stop management and the company being sued.

Advice to Management

Why bother, they’re too arrogant to listen or take anything on board anyway.

there is no leadership or people management skills from team leads and especially management.

20 May 2020

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20 May 2020

How is management perceived at Opus Recruitment?

Pros

- if you can make it 12 months at Opus it will look good on your cv to other recruiters - you won’t be there long

Cons

- contracted hours 38, actual hours minimum of 45 a week - terrible salary compared to other recruiters - they tell you ‘they have the best commission structure’ on the market and this simply isn’t close to being true - they tell you they have a great culture, again this isn’t true. In fact it’s about as far from being true as is possible. Their culture consists of bullying, ridicule and ‘fake fun’. Sure they have the odd team nights or performance lunches but no one goes because they want to. People will go because they’re scared of how it looks if they don’t go. - Opus’ name and reputation is laughable with clients and in the industry. They spam managers’ inboxes to the point of destroying relationships and being barred from working with the client. - they have churned through 40+ consultants in the last 18 months. The culture and atmosphere is toxic, consultants quit or find other jobs on a weekly basis. - their CRM makes life 10x more difficult than it should be - consultants work in fear of not meeting their KPI’s and then being dragged over the coals. This leads to work being done to tick boxes instead of quality work and care being taken. - there is no leadership or people management skills from team leads and especially management. You have what is essentially a handful of consultants that in fairness grew the company but now find themselves in positions of management without having experience or management training. - the tools every recruiter should have as standard are not given to consultants because it would be a waste of money as the risk of consultants leaving before that ‘luxury’ is given is too high - work hours are 8-6 Monday - Friday. Lunch is 1-2. Consultants are treated as children. There is no rook for thought, it’s simply ‘do as we say’. - they take advantage of their ‘corporate might’ when a consultant leaves as they try to scare people into paying back their last 3 months of commission without having any legal grounds to do so. - there is no HR in Sydney. Instead it is located in the UK. Even if it was located in Sydney it would still be useless, they exist solely to stop management and the company being sued.

Advice to Management

Why bother, they’re too arrogant to listen or take anything on board anyway.

Even if it was located in Sydney it would still be useless, they exist solely to stop management and the company being sued.

20 May 2020

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20 May 2020

What is the company culture like at Opus Recruitment?

Pros

- if you can make it 12 months at Opus it will look good on your cv to other recruiters - you won’t be there long

Cons

- contracted hours 38, actual hours minimum of 45 a week - terrible salary compared to other recruiters - they tell you ‘they have the best commission structure’ on the market and this simply isn’t close to being true - they tell you they have a great culture, again this isn’t true. In fact it’s about as far from being true as is possible. Their culture consists of bullying, ridicule and ‘fake fun’. Sure they have the odd team nights or performance lunches but no one goes because they want to. People will go because they’re scared of how it looks if they don’t go. - Opus’ name and reputation is laughable with clients and in the industry. They spam managers’ inboxes to the point of destroying relationships and being barred from working with the client. - they have churned through 40+ consultants in the last 18 months. The culture and atmosphere is toxic, consultants quit or find other jobs on a weekly basis. - their CRM makes life 10x more difficult than it should be - consultants work in fear of not meeting their KPI’s and then being dragged over the coals. This leads to work being done to tick boxes instead of quality work and care being taken. - there is no leadership or people management skills from team leads and especially management. You have what is essentially a handful of consultants that in fairness grew the company but now find themselves in positions of management without having experience or management training. - the tools every recruiter should have as standard are not given to consultants because it would be a waste of money as the risk of consultants leaving before that ‘luxury’ is given is too high - work hours are 8-6 Monday - Friday. Lunch is 1-2. Consultants are treated as children. There is no rook for thought, it’s simply ‘do as we say’. - they take advantage of their ‘corporate might’ when a consultant leaves as they try to scare people into paying back their last 3 months of commission without having any legal grounds to do so. - there is no HR in Sydney. Instead it is located in the UK. Even if it was located in Sydney it would still be useless, they exist solely to stop management and the company being sued.

Advice to Management

Why bother, they’re too arrogant to listen or take anything on board anyway.

Their culture consists of bullying, ridicule and ‘fake fun’.

20 May 2020

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20 May 2020

What are co-workers like at Opus Recruitment?

Pros

- if you can make it 12 months at Opus it will look good on your cv to other recruiters - you won’t be there long

Cons

- contracted hours 38, actual hours minimum of 45 a week - terrible salary compared to other recruiters - they tell you ‘they have the best commission structure’ on the market and this simply isn’t close to being true - they tell you they have a great culture, again this isn’t true. In fact it’s about as far from being true as is possible. Their culture consists of bullying, ridicule and ‘fake fun’. Sure they have the odd team nights or performance lunches but no one goes because they want to. People will go because they’re scared of how it looks if they don’t go. - Opus’ name and reputation is laughable with clients and in the industry. They spam managers’ inboxes to the point of destroying relationships and being barred from working with the client. - they have churned through 40+ consultants in the last 18 months. The culture and atmosphere is toxic, consultants quit or find other jobs on a weekly basis. - their CRM makes life 10x more difficult than it should be - consultants work in fear of not meeting their KPI’s and then being dragged over the coals. This leads to work being done to tick boxes instead of quality work and care being taken. - there is no leadership or people management skills from team leads and especially management. You have what is essentially a handful of consultants that in fairness grew the company but now find themselves in positions of management without having experience or management training. - the tools every recruiter should have as standard are not given to consultants because it would be a waste of money as the risk of consultants leaving before that ‘luxury’ is given is too high - work hours are 8-6 Monday - Friday. Lunch is 1-2. Consultants are treated as children. There is no rook for thought, it’s simply ‘do as we say’. - they take advantage of their ‘corporate might’ when a consultant leaves as they try to scare people into paying back their last 3 months of commission without having any legal grounds to do so. - there is no HR in Sydney. Instead it is located in the UK. Even if it was located in Sydney it would still be useless, they exist solely to stop management and the company being sued.

Advice to Management

Why bother, they’re too arrogant to listen or take anything on board anyway.

Sure they have the odd team nights or performance lunches but no one goes because they want to.

20 May 2020

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20 May 2020

What is the salary like at Opus Recruitment?

Pros

- if you can make it 12 months at Opus it will look good on your cv to other recruiters - you won’t be there long

Cons

- contracted hours 38, actual hours minimum of 45 a week - terrible salary compared to other recruiters - they tell you ‘they have the best commission structure’ on the market and this simply isn’t close to being true - they tell you they have a great culture, again this isn’t true. In fact it’s about as far from being true as is possible. Their culture consists of bullying, ridicule and ‘fake fun’. Sure they have the odd team nights or performance lunches but no one goes because they want to. People will go because they’re scared of how it looks if they don’t go. - Opus’ name and reputation is laughable with clients and in the industry. They spam managers’ inboxes to the point of destroying relationships and being barred from working with the client. - they have churned through 40+ consultants in the last 18 months. The culture and atmosphere is toxic, consultants quit or find other jobs on a weekly basis. - their CRM makes life 10x more difficult than it should be - consultants work in fear of not meeting their KPI’s and then being dragged over the coals. This leads to work being done to tick boxes instead of quality work and care being taken. - there is no leadership or people management skills from team leads and especially management. You have what is essentially a handful of consultants that in fairness grew the company but now find themselves in positions of management without having experience or management training. - the tools every recruiter should have as standard are not given to consultants because it would be a waste of money as the risk of consultants leaving before that ‘luxury’ is given is too high - work hours are 8-6 Monday - Friday. Lunch is 1-2. Consultants are treated as children. There is no rook for thought, it’s simply ‘do as we say’. - they take advantage of their ‘corporate might’ when a consultant leaves as they try to scare people into paying back their last 3 months of commission without having any legal grounds to do so. - there is no HR in Sydney. Instead it is located in the UK. Even if it was located in Sydney it would still be useless, they exist solely to stop management and the company being sued.

Advice to Management

Why bother, they’re too arrogant to listen or take anything on board anyway.

terrible salary compared to other recruiters

20 May 2020

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