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24 English questions out of 24

13 August 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at SThree?

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

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13 August 2019

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at SThree?

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.

While their promotion criteria is a one size fits all across brands, their strategy does not.

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17 February 2019

Does there seem to be diversity at SThree?

Pros

I have worked here for just under a year, and I can honestly say I don’t have a bad comment! The managers are really helpful, even if they are not your direct line manager, the same can be said for the senior consultants. Everybody is there to help the best they can. The training they provide is very thorough also. In terms of the culture/ social office events, there really is something for everybody. A group in the office went axe throwing as an incentive, and day in manly, at the moment there is an incentive to go Byron and kayaking with dolphins - definitely not just a drinking culture (as stated in some of the comments below). It is also very diverse in the office, people from all different places, and mix gender. SThree promotes this with there internal hiring, and events such as ‘woman in STEM’. I really have nothing bad to say! Great place to work for all level recruiters.

Cons

Nothing to say for cons

Advice to Management

Nothing

It is also very diverse in the office, people from all different places, and mix gender.

17 February 2019

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30 November 2020

How is management perceived at SThree?

Pros

Good work environment and growth potential

Cons

Weak management and structure from leadership

Weak management and structure from leadership

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11 April 2019

Are employees at SThree generally happy and/or satisfied?

Pros

I was very fortunate to work for a great manager at SThree in San Francisco who did an incredible job in providing me with recruitment and career skills that will set me up for life. The office was a lot of fun and the people were generally super nice. It is the perfect place to learn new skills right out of college, and despite what I have seen in some other reviews, I would say there is definitely a really decent work/life balance.

Cons

I would not have left my job at SThree if I were paid a reasonable “market rate” salary. Unfortunately I was unable to make the low base salary work.

Advice to Management

Review the salaries of all your employees, and especially those who aren’t in sales roles. Otherwise, I think you all are doing a wonderful job building a great office.

It is the perfect place to learn new skills right out of college, and despite what I have seen in some other reviews, I would say there is definitely a really decent work/life balance.

11 April 2019

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