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24 English questions out of 24

15 December 2019

What are sales commissions like at SThree?

Pros

Fast paced, uncapped commission, and great training structure to learn the basics of being a great recruiter. Business casual dress, early leave on Fridays, and nice flexible working hours.

Cons

A lot of turnover at times, which creates ever-shifting leadership structure. As with any sales-type role, commission is purely based off of performance, so if you go awhile without making a deal the low base salary can be tough. But if you perform well, you are rewarded richly, and they are currently working on changing the base salary to be competitive.

type role, commission is purely based off of performance, so if you go awhile without making a deal the low base salary can be tough.

15 December 2019

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16 September 2020

What are meetings like at SThree?

Pros

None that I can think of

Cons

Too many meetings, ageism, strange office culture of cuddling

Advice to Management

Ageism is rife here, if you are experienced for a role then there are no opportunities to progress as these are aimed at the younger inexperienced staff, there are inexperience younger staff in more senior roles than those who are older and have much more experience. There are also a ludicrous amount of meetings at SThree, I would say that I had more meetings in my 2 and half years at SThree than I did in all of my other jobs put together, so much work time is lost because of these meetings, and there were also the unnecessary monthly Performance Review meetings, preparation for these alone took up so much time away from your work itself. There is also a very strange office culture between certain managers and staff of cuddling each other when something positive happens, I find this very uneasy and this is something one would not expect to see in an office environment. When I started at SThree, the visions laid out by the then CEO Gary Eldon made it seem like an exciting opportunity, but since he resigned the place went downhill rapidly.

Too many meetings, ageism, strange office culture of cuddling

16 September 2020

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22 May 2019

What is it like working with clients or customers at SThree?

Pros

Great crowd and a supportive environment

Cons

Less clients than similar sized competitors

Advice to Management

Get involved in Business Development

Less clients than similar sized competitors

22 May 2019

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30 November 2020

What is the work environment like at SThree?

Pros

Good work environment and growth potential

Cons

Weak management and structure from leadership

Good work environment and growth potential

30 November 2020

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23 January 2021

What are working conditions like at SThree?

Pros

- nice open plan office space - good city centre location - some nice people within organisation

Cons

- extremely poor processes and procedures (migrated from London) - sky high attrition across several teams and within Finance in particular - senior managers in my team could be unapproachable and obnoxious at time and also treated you well if your 'face fits' otherwise your treated appallingly (these said managers were promoted - this kind of says it all really) - pay is on the lower banding compared to other companies and other benefits such as pension are statutory min (not entirely a surprise given the office is a shared service environment). It is also not a surprise to learn that the CEO and other senior managers can make their rather large salaries all over again in the form of bonuses - a clear disparity

Advice to Management

- treat all staff equal, get rid of toxic managers who are rude to staff unless they are their 'favourites, or at least don't promote them - address low pay & benefits package particularly when senior management cream very disproportionate salaries in comparison

pay is on the lower banding compared to other companies and other benefits such as pension are statutory min (not entirely a surprise given the office is a shared service environment).

23 January 2021

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