GCS Recruitment Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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GCS Recruitment Managing Director David Bloxham
David Bloxham
92 Ratings
Pros
  • "work hard play(in 13 reviews)

  • "Incredibly quick career progression(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "very long hours but that is the nature of the industry(in 23 reviews)

  • "Fairly regimented working hours, not much working flexibility until at a more senior level(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice team, hard work

      Jan 15, 2021 - Recruitment Consultant 
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      Pros

      The office was fun, generally speaking, and very social

      Cons

      Long hours, very hard work, extremely KPI driven. CEO not a nice person.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun place, hard work.

      Jan 14, 2021 - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very social, great team, good fun.

      Cons

      intense KPI's, long hours, bad pay, bad commision, no progression, and no budgets for anything fun such as xmas partys or lunch clubs

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Recruitment Consultant

      Oct 22, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Great people, environment and opportunities

      Cons

      Long hours but that’s the recruitment game

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place

      Mar 10, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Welcoming, family atmosphere in the office. People offer help if you ask for it and sometimes if you don't.

      Cons

      Long hours, but to be expected in recruitment

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    5. 4.0
      Current Freelancer, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Oct 24, 2019 - Delivery Consultant in Reading, England, England
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      Pros

      - Friendly, welcoming staff - Great management - Clear progression plan from the start - Great incentives - Regular training to help reach goals - Team events on a regular basis

      Cons

      - Can be long working hours, which is the norm for recruitment

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Negative Experience

      Oct 31, 2019 - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Potential to make money but must be willing to work hard.

      Cons

      - Non ethical UK business attempting to make it in America. - The business doesn't prioritize benefits. - Benefits such as healthcare, flexibility, PTO, are all very minimal and expensive. 401k is not offered - The environment in the office is very toxic. You are expected to work long hours arrive early stay late. -Talking to your peers during work hours is strongly discouraged. - No flexibility. You have an hour break that is very strict from 1-2pm and you are expected to be back at your desk on time. - All incentives are based on your billings and not on your work ethic or the work you put in everyday. - Training is very minimal and never structured. You rarely receive feedback or words of encouragement. -Management is made up of top billers who haven't received the leadership training they need in order to run a successful business in a different country. On the contrary they find it difficult to see junior succeed and often train to benefit themselves first. - Feedback is not shared with the team in a constructive manner to ensure confidentiality. - Resources & tools needed in order to succeed were taken away to save the business money but you are still expected to continue to bill just as much. - There is no room to grow your skills but only to grow in earnings. - The commission structure is changed often and not communicated with the team. Communication is very poor overall in the business. -Expectations are unrealistic and not achievable with the training in place. - The salary and commission structure is too low and realistically you will not make enough to survive in New York your first year as a junior consultant.

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      GCS Recruitment Response

      We are so sorry that your time with GCS was not a wholly positive one. We are always striving to improve our workplace so we would be love to discuss your experience in more detail anonymously so we can act on your comments to make the experience better for the many GCS employees that are building successful careers within our company. Please email hr@gcsrecruitment.com. Good luck for the future.

    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      You Get Out What You Put In

      Jul 18, 2019 - Senior Recruiting Consultant in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - great place to start out a career in recruitment - good environment for someone who is dedicated and will work hard

      Cons

      - very long hours but that is the nature of the industry - base salaries are not in line with market value

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Okay place to work - long hours & pressure

      Mar 26, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Once you begin billing the senior management will love you. The London office also has a really good group of people, there was rarely a dull moment. Once you do start billing you can make a good amount of money.

      Cons

      The cons are more general recruitment cons to be honest, really long hours (8:30am-6pm - however you are expected to stay late most if not all evenings), KPI's, high pressure. If you don't bill fairly quickly the sack won't be too far away.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent company

      Nov 30, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great work environment Great work ethic

      Cons

      Long working hours Difficult work life balanc

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Solid Company

      Nov 15, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Offers outstanding training and continued guidance for those who are new to recruitment -Has a clear and enticing path of progression -Great work environment: It is great to enjoy your job but even better to enjoy the people you work with. GCS covers both

      Cons

      -Long working hours, but that is the life of a recruiter

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