Ambition Reviews

Updated 10 Jun 2020

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3.7
70%
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73%
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Ambition CEO Nick Waterworth
Nick Waterworth
36 Ratings
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  • "average commission structure and long hours(in 4 reviews)

  • "Very KPI focus with no clear outline, no training(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Ambition"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hong Kong

    I have been working at Ambition full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly and welcoming

    Cons

    Sales driven environment and intense competition

  2. "Excellent Career Progression on Offer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambition full-time

    Pros

    -Relaxed working culture, not typical agency environment

    Cons

    -Office isn't the best, but there are plans to move


  3. "Awful, Awful, Awful!! Stay away!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ambition full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Provides you with the motivation to chase your dreams and reach your potential, otherwise you will fester within a company that cares about nothing but dollar signs!

    Cons

    The worst place I've ever worked, staff are all fed up and looking for a way out. A company that promotes bullying and is motivated by profit.

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  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Divisional Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ambition full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are nice, very collaborative, results orientated environment

    Cons

    You will need to work with a high level of independence because you won't be micro managed

  5. "The worst place I have every worked."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ambition full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The consultants are genuinely nice and good people but everyone is absolutely miserable there so no form of culture.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no good management whatsoever, managers are either fired or leave at an alarming rate, consultants are literally fending for themselves. There are barely any senior consultants left, all the good ones with any sense have left. Turnover in recruitment is always high but ambition is on another level, everyone there is miserable but a lot of people are trapped with visas. Ambition is literally on 2 panels now and a shocking amount of company’s won’t work with them for a number of reasons so you will fight for every single role you work on. You can’t treat clients so good luck trying to win business. Absolutely no flexibility to work from home AT ALL. Different teams barely even talk to each other and the office is basically in silence all day. The CEO doesn’t have a clue and has ridiculous and out dated views of recruitment. I would recommend that everybody run a mile, unless you want to dread going to work every day.

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  6. "Poor senior leadership"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ambition full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generous perks, receive birthday off

    Cons

    Soft business always trying to reinvent the wheel, CEO is out of touch, CEO and key directors aren't client facing

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  7. "nice people"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at Ambition full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great teams, good social events, flexibility

    Cons

    long hours, could be more diverse

  8. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambition full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really nice, friendly culture, and a fun place to work. Incredibly supportive managers who want to help you grow your career.

    Cons

    None, it's a really nice place to work.

  9. "The Scars stay with you long after you've left!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ambition full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have some very talented, but very oppressed, consultants. You appreciate Friday a lot more.

    Cons

    They lure you in with a "no KPI" environment, then quicker than you can login for the first time they have slapped every KPI under the sun on your head. Very old school Michael-Page-20-Years-Ago CEO, who shoots down any creative ideas Lots of people seemed to be crying in the toilets on the regular Don't you dare be 1 minute over your hour break or you will know about it Poor Leadership Stingy awards for hard work Toxic environment

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  10. "Great Family Feel"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambition full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really supportive with giving a good all round training package - will train you on anything you feel you need extra help with. Great supportive family feel and really nice environment to work in

    Cons

    Not any I can think of

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