Opus Recruitment Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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  1. "good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Recruiter/Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Opus Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    good training at the start

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  2. "Awesome place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Bristol, England

    I have been working at Opus Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant atmosphere, everyone is helpful and director is ‘class’

    Cons

    You’ll have no time for Fifa


  3. "Recruitment done badly."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Opus Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - if you can make it 12 months at Opus it will look good on your cv to other recruiters - you won’t be there long

    Cons

    - contracted hours 38, actual hours minimum of 45 a week - terrible salary compared to other recruiters - they tell you ‘they have the best commission structure’ on the market and this simply isn’t close to being true - they tell you they have a great culture, again this isn’t true. In fact it’s about as far from being true as is possible. Their culture consists of bullying, ridicule and ‘fake fun’. Sure they have the odd team nights or performance lunches but no one goes because they want to. People will go because they’re scared of how it looks if they don’t go. - Opus’ name and reputation is laughable with clients and in the industry. They spam managers’ inboxes to the point of destroying relationships and being barred from working with the client. - they have churned through 40+ consultants in the last 18 months. The culture and atmosphere is toxic, consultants quit or find other jobs on a weekly basis. - their CRM makes life 10x more difficult than it should be - consultants work in fear of not meeting their KPI’s and then being dragged over the coals. This leads to work being done to tick boxes instead of quality work and care being taken. - there is no leadership or people management skills from team leads and especially management. You have what is essentially a handful of consultants that in fairness grew the company but now find themselves in positions of management without having experience or management training. - the tools every recruiter should have as standard are not given to consultants because it would be a waste of money as the risk of consultants leaving before that ‘luxury’ is given is too high - work hours are 8-6 Monday - Friday. Lunch is 1-2. Consultants are treated as children. There is no rook for thought, it’s simply ‘do as we say’. - they take advantage of their ‘corporate might’ when a consultant leaves as they try to scare people into paying back their last 3 months of commission without having any legal grounds to do so. - there is no HR in Sydney. Instead it is located in the UK. Even if it was located in Sydney it would still be useless, they exist solely to stop management and the company being sued.

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  4. "Advise against"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Opus Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very good training nice people thats it

    Cons

    long hours bad benefits counterproductive management bad commission

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  5. "Great Ethos"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Staff, The Managers, Benefits

    Cons

    The Working Hours and Stress

  6. "PHP Developer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    PHP, Laravel, Symfony, Magento, Drupal

    Cons

    there are absolutely no negatives

  7. "recruitment agency"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney

    I worked at Opus Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    - great culture - good incentives - high earning potential

    Cons

    - extremely long hours - very micro-managed - no WLB

  8. "Opus Sydney - Money vs Life"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Opus Recruitment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good intensive training program for first 2 weeks and follow up session first 6 months to ensure it sticks - Experienced recruiters to help when stuck, split between permanent and contract means you will have a counter in the same market - Good commission structure - Great location - Plenty of incentives - Realistic expectations for new members in terms of placements

    Cons

    -Shocking work life balance. 8-6pm days, staying late is expected so read 8-7pm days - Team leads based on length of employment not leadership aptitude - Very 'tightly knit' office. Read if you were not a founding member of the office or a British national you will not be included or welcomed easily. - Cut throat work practice, especially between the perm and contracts teams but also towards anyone external that cant make money for the company. Dehumanising -No KPI structure. Seems good until you realise there are KPI's but decided day to day by team leads. Very hard to develop a work rhythm -British recruiting strategies and mentality in an Australian market. Needlessly aggressive strategies

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  9. "very good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Opus Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    Commission, culture, management and incentives all top notch

    Cons

    Long hours but thats recruitment

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