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  1. "A good company for recruitment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good incentives, fun office/social,

    Cons

    Its recruitment: cut throat, long hours, cold calling

    Penguin Recruitment2018-05-16

    Penguin Recruitment Response

    May 30, 2018Owner

    Many thanks for your review and I am delighted you consider us a “A good company for recruitment!” From your brief comments - I don’t believe you left this calendar year but if you had been here I think you would have found our social events have hit a new high with The Charity ...

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "A great company to work for. I'm into my third year and still enjoying it..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penguin Recruitment full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -The company offer internal and external training to develop us -I feel the commission scheme is strong. I like that it increases with time in employment and performance -Pay rises based on performance and merit -The staff. We have a great team and lots of fun -Promotions on performance/merit -Excellent incentives. I have won a Michelin star meal, spa retreat, an Ipad, champagne, GoPro and more -The company...

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    Cons

    -Recruitment can be long hours, but that's the nature of recruitment -Lack of parking on site -The roller-coaster of sales can be tough but you learn to develop thick skin quickly

    Advice to Management

    Overall a great place to work in my opinion. I'm in my third year and am still enjoying it. The incentives are great and keep me interested to push each month.

    Penguin Recruitment2017-10-03
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Ok"

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

    I worked at Penguin Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    Good people (members of staff) and a good working environment. Some of the incentives are good, others are not so. The managers within the business are fair

    Cons

    The commission structure is not all as it seems and is evidently not that great. Sometimes you are treated like children with the lack of autonomy

    Penguin Recruitment2017-07-12
  4. Helpful (8)

    "An experience..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penguin Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    The staff- resilient despite the madness and always offering support to each other, had some great times with them in the office and outside. The 'pod skippers' - calling these people managers would lead you to thinking they actually manage, but this is done from the top. However, the managers I had the pleasure of working with were superb characters and a big help day-to-day. Some incentives worth praising, notably...

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    Cons

    Micromanagement from the top - the managers have little influence, you know everything comes from above them and the frequent 'business updates' leave you little time to recruit. Being called Penguins repeatedly. Lack of career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your managers to actually manage and the teams might grow.

    Penguin Recruitment2017-07-17

    Penguin Recruitment Response

    July 20, 2017Owner

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We would of course prefer all our employees to build a long career at Penguin, but I fully accept the reality of the competitive, commercial world we live in and that a percentage of people come and go in every organisation. We do ...

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  5. Helpful (10)

    "A decent place to learn the 360 recruitment ropes"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Penguin Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    Due to the 360 nature of the job Penguin is actually a great place to cut your recruitment teeth - you have to do everything bar chasing payments - so you learn quickly how to do advertising campaigns, searches, the interview process, offer management, Canvassing for business etc... It sets you up well for your next job in recruitment. There are decent team incentives - days out, sporting events, Lavish Meals, go-karting...

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    Cons

    There was a culture of checking / micromanagement which came from the very top. Regular 'business updates', internal emails being monitored etc Being a smallish firm it's a very flat structure and with a settled management team in place it is hard to progress beyond being a good billing consultant. I was often distracted by petty battles amongst management as to which radio station was playing, whether doors windows...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat people like adults. Referring to consultants as 'Penguins' and running interview countdowns based on e.g. 'your favourite Disney character' just gave the impression sometimes that we were working in a school rather than a professional sales office.

    Penguin Recruitment2017-07-18

    Penguin Recruitment Response

    July 20, 2017Owner

    Thank you for the review. My colleagues and I appreciate the positive comments around the manner in which we both train and develop our new consultants to enhance their recruitment skills and knowledge. This is important to us. It’s also pleasing to see that you enjoyed the incentives ...

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penguin Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Penguin are good fun Some managers were good. Although most were not managers Some incentives were good

    Cons

    Often treated like a child Micromanaged from the top down No career progression. Financially only benefits the two directors. Even those next on the ladder seem to be a million miles away. What is there to aim for?

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what motivates people Stop micromanaging and let the managers manage Give your staff something to aim for

    Penguin Recruitment2017-07-19

    Penguin Recruitment Response

    July 24, 2017Owner

    Thank you for the review. Again I find myself wondering why we have suddenly been subjected to an influx of negative reviews, having received almost none in the previous 13 years of our existence. To all job seekers out there, I again ask that you contact us directly at Penguin to ...

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  7. Helpful (8)

    "Good in parts, bad in others"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penguin Recruitment

    Pros

    Good summer and winter incentives

    Cons

    Going to play on a trampoline or bowling doesnt provide motivation for an adult billing in access of £100k. Can be treated quite childlike at times. No reason to want to become a team leader / manager.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what motivates staff

    Penguin Recruitment2017-06-12

    Penguin Recruitment Response

    June 28, 2017Owner

    What can I say – You can’t please all of the people all of the time. Incentives and team building activities are part of our DNA. In the last 2 months we have been surfing, paddleboarding and Go Ape as well as all expenses paid trips to Ascot Races and Alton Towers. So we do try ...

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  8. "Going from strength to strength...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Penguin Recruitment full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great earning potential with generous rewards. They say a workplace is nothing without good people and this place certainly has some of the best people I've had the pleasure of working with. Also the directors have made a big push forward to grow individual's career prospects as well as business through continual money and time investment!

    Cons

    Long working hours, however this is made better by the early finishes, end of month incentives and late starts we are regularly rewarded with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work...

    Penguin Recruitment2017-03-28
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Incentives and a fun office environment!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Penguin Recruitment full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Penguin offer exciting team building activities, substantial bonus scheme and great incentives! Most recently team building activities have included trampolining, white water rafting and climbing. Penguin also offer monthly incentives which really pushes you to hit targets! This weekend I am going to watch an Autumn International Rugby Game in the Millennium Stadium courtesy of Penguin Recruitment and I have previous...

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    Cons

    Sales targets do not appeal to everyone but I love a challenge!!

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the incentives they are fun and push me to exceed targets.

    Penguin Recruitment2016-11-11
  10. Helpful (14)

    "Worst employer award goes to...."

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Penguin Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    Playing the radio, nice in the summer, wireless headsets.

    Cons

    Very male-dominated, incentives are lies, insensitive towards family bereavements, intrusive about personal situations whether that be medical, emotional etc. hire and fire company, don't pay employees money correctly, unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Don't offer incentives just to take them away once they are hit.

    Penguin Recruitment2015-04-09

    Penguin Recruitment Response

    July 21, 2017Owner

    Thank you for the review although I am of course disappointed with the content. Apologies for not responding sooner but it has only recently been brought to my attention. As this is a site that potential employees might read I feel it is only fair that I take the opportunity to address ...

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