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13 August 2019

Pros

Good company with flexible hours on offer. Good training academy for new starters. Good location in London. Trying to come into the 21st century slowly but surely. Promotion is possible if you meet their criteria which is the same across all of their brands (Computer Futures, progressive, Huxley, Real) Some good people work here.

Cons

While their promotion criteria is a one size fits all across brands, their strategy does not. Each brand has their own style and markets too, therefore promotion criteria should be aligned to brands too in my opinion. There are some questionable middle managers in the business that should just go or be made redundant, they're holding the company back with their old ways of working which does not align with the attempt to make it a modern company. There is favouritism - there have been occasions where employees that do not hit incentive criteria have been awarded because management would like them on the trip (eye candy......) Some managers are so far removed from what the consultants are doing that the training the consultants get and the expectation from managers just do not gel. They categorically do not give payrise without hitting a revenue target. To the point where some people leave the business, work elsewhere for a while and return to get a 10k -20k payrise. Employees that stay and have committed to the company are stuck on lower salary than those who quit and came back. There are some males (mostly male management) that are stuck in the last century and have a terrible attitude towards women. One director quite literally asked for a male to be assigned to a client because he would prefer "an adult on the account" The new CEO has not met with all employees per office - they play a recording on the office screens with his introduction, it has been on repeat for a month.

Advice to Management

You have good people working in this company. The general morale right now is low and there is an uncertainty in the recruitment industry as a whole. Nothing is stopping people leaving for more forward thinking companies with better privileges and salaries - yet you are doing nothing to retain your good people.

The new CEO has not met with all employees per office

13 August 2019

Reviewed by: Recruiter in London, England (Current Employee)

28 August 2020

Pros

great training program for new employees 90% of senior leadership started from the bottom and worked their way up strong inclusive culture very good commission scheme on contracts management backs you if you put in the hard work

Cons

different brands have very different experiences based on management. contracts vs perm are very different experiences no real option outside of working within Sales. pay structures are built around billing, so any opportunity to work outside of a sales function aren't given as much visibility or don't exist low base salaries in cities like San Francisco and New York

90% of senior leadership started from the bottom and worked their way up

28 August 2020

Reviewed by: Sales Team Manager in New York, NY (Current Employee)

11 March 2019

Pros

Great benefits - start with 22 days of paid vacation +1 every year up to 27. Strong sales culture of celebrating success. Clean open office space, good location Great opportunity to build your own business and really find strong success through hard work. Award-winning (but inconsistent) training programs. Commission structure for contracts recruitment is a solid 1-2% higher than the industry average for a recruiter role at about 12-13%, increasing as your build your contracts book.

Cons

Hard work alone won't get you there. You have to be lucky and connect with the right people. Employees are split into brand based on market specialization. Your working experience, leadership and opportunity will vary greatly by team.

Advice to Management

More consistency is needed. If you start a program like the buddy program or office initiatives, make sure people stay informed and that it happens every week. Running club and 1x per month pizza are the only consistent programs that I can recall happening in the NYC office.

Your working experience, leadership and opportunity will vary greatly by team.

11 March 2019

Reviewed by: Anonymous in New York, NY (Current Employee)

1 July 2019

Pros

- Excellent training and development - Good support from managers and people around you - Family feel - Clear progression - Lots of opportunities and different career paths to take within the business - Amazing incentives

Cons

- Not many cons that i can think of from my time there - Some managers throughout the business can be very numbers focused

Some managers throughout the business can be very numbers focused

1 July 2019

Reviewed by: Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England (Current Employee)

29 October 2018

Pros

-Transparent career path -Great commission scheme -Made great strides to listen to employees and make improvements -Control of your own earnings and opportunity - if you work hard and take the coaching you will make great money and advance

Cons

-Very light at the top end of management structure - light on directors -managers can lack support at times because of the above -Became too worried about what employees wanted, so much that they lost their work hard play hard environment that many of their top performers thrived in, of late this has been improving though -flexibility around work hours but to a detriment of the environment

Advice to Management

-Flexibility in working hours is great, but there needs to be more enforcement around this for under performers. -Continue listening to employee feedback but don't allow it to fundamentally change the company, we can't be the place for 'everyone to love'. We need to focus on the people that love what we are and what we offer

managers can lack support at times because of the above

29 October 2018

Reviewed by: Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL (Current Employee)

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13 English reviews out of 13