Phaidon International Employee Reviews about "commission structure"

Updated 3 Dec 2020

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  1. "Fantastic graduate job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    High standard of training allows you to build transferable skills Understanding that you get back what you put in - hard work pays off Fun work environment - colleagues will go out of their way to help you out Being part of a company that is growing fast and outperforming rivals Commission structure means that every placement guarantees a bonus

    Cons

    Long hours and pressure to hit KPIs similar to every comparable recruitment firm

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  2. "very encouraging environment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    supportive colleagues, incentive-driven work culture, good client base

    Cons

    commission structure not very attractive, strict on KPI


  3. "Best company I have worked for"

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

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

    Pros

    The socials, the environment and the culture. Te people in general is just amazing, the commission structure is quite nice (even though it can take longer than you expect to start making it) and the progression paths are realistic. Wouldn’t have changed it if I had the chance.

    Cons

    Sometimes your manager will get stressed out because his team is not hitting targets and blame it on you. It feels like a bit of a gossip house but what company doesn’t.

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    Phaidon International Response

    November 11, 2020HR Director

    Thank you for your review, we value your feedback. We are pleased that your experience with us is positive, we work hard at growing a culture that is positive and supportive so that we can remain "the best company" you work for! You are early in your career with us, but we hope you have seen the opportunities available to learn some valuable skills, work with great people and have fun along the way! Not to mention the option to further grow your career in our overseas offices. I would encourage you to utilise the resources and network available to support you throughout your career. Teams like HR and Learning & Development are always there to ensure you have the tools to thrive in your job and your career. Our culture is important to us. You may have noticed various Diversity and Inclusion, CSR and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year, (albeit virtually!) to drive a supportive work environment and make a difference in the wider community. We welcome any suggestions on how we can further improve our workplace, so please get in touch with Our Employee Forum with your ideas or if you would like to participate in any of the mentioned initiatives. Wishing you a successful career at Phaidon!

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    "Work Hard Play Hard"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good commission structure, can make a lot of money if you are good.

    Cons

    Very long days and no work life balance.

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  5. "Very rewarding for anyone willing to work hard"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent commission structure compared to other recs I interviewed with - Very good training in the first year - Quickly can move into management role, even when starting as a grad - Good social scene - Nice offices

    Cons

    - Average base compared to the rest of the market - Training for management could be better - Lack of flexibility around hours worked - could be more after WFH but hours were strict beforehand

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    Phaidon International Response

    July 13, 2020HR Director

    Thank you for your review, we are pleased that your experience with us has been positive. We work hard at building a positive and inclusive culture through initiatives such as personal learning and development and social events. As a growing business, we continually review our work practices and processes to make improvements, therefore your feedback is valued.

  6. "Great industry experience will train you to be a top 360 ercruiter"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Uncapped Commission Structure - competitive - small wins celebrated

    Cons

    low base salary, 8-6 pm working hours

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    Phaidon International Response

    May 12, 2020HR Business Partner

    Thanks for your review, we value feedback from all our employees. We work hard at creating a positive and inclusive culture and so we are pleased that you notice even small wins are celebrated. Working in a sales environment can be fast paced and may feel pressurized, you do however have resources around you to support you every step of the way, whether it is in the form of training or just someone to talk to. Remember your HR and Learning and Development teams are available anytime, so do reach out. We wish you a successful career with us!

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    "Hard work pays off"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phaidon International is a platform that gives its employees great earning potential if you put the hard work in. You are given all the necessary resources and training to succeed, it's all up to the individual employee to then put in the hard work to reap the benefits. Phaidon also gives chances to fresh grads and particular candidates that most companies may not consider due to "lack of experience" Other Pros: - Strong work environment/culture and great leadership - Great earning potential and commission structure - Given all the necessary resources to succeed - Promote events outside of the office to build team rapport - Work/life balance is on par with most other performance/sales driven positions - Rewarding work, getting to help out others find new jobs - Meritocratic culture - Promotions and Raises based on performance meaning you can work your way up the ladder quick

    Cons

    Being honest, this role may not be for everyone, as stated above you are expected to work hard and somewhat aggressively in order to achieve your goals. If that is something you feel you're not prepared for then a role with Phaidon may not be appealing to you.

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    Phaidon International Response

    January 10, 2020HR Business Partner

    Thank you for your review, we value your feedback! It is great to hear that you are enjoying your time at Phaidon. We are very proud of our meritocratic culture and aim to give all our employees the platform they need to succeed within our business.

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    "A genuinely depressing place to work"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It’s a good place for people who don’t want to think big picture and are fine with not thinking analytically about their work ever.

    Cons

    11 hour days, when you break down the base salary by how many hours you work you will realize how little your time is valued. Commission structure is not great.

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    Phaidon International Response

    January 10, 2020HR Business Partner

    Whilst we are saddened to hear that your experience with us was not as we expected, we appreciate your feedback. Across our business, we promote our vision and work to ensure all employees understand the role they have in our vision of solving the number one business challenge: talent. We recognize that our industry can involve long hours at times, however, we do continue to promote work/life balance within our culture – such as our Flexi Hours program which, as you may be aware, was launched following a successful ‘Shark Tank’ idea in our New York office. This is something which we are looking to expand further across our business. We do value the time of all employees and we are disappointed that this is not something that you experienced.

  9. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great company culture. Competitive but supportive within brands - Unrivaled commission structure - Instant exposure to global businesses and senior candidates/ clients in the industry - Great incentive schemes; lunch clubs, summer holidays, vegas trip, rolex and weekly competitions within teams - Easily commutable within London

    Cons

    - Long work hours but if you want a job in the City, that is part of the deal - Starting salary isn't the best so starting out can be tough. Once you are up and running, the commission structure is so good that the base stops being as relevant

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    "It's recruitment - don't expect anything amazing"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent commission structure, fast progression if you are successful. Personally I received support after a slow start. I was able to succeed and achieve personal goals. Pretty good incentives - lunch clubs, early leaves and so on - but almost all are/were focused around a drink culture. If it's not for you and you don't take part then there was no alternatives. Closing a deal is a great feeling.

    Cons

    As many have mentioned, work/life balance is practically impossible. I would come home knackered pretty much every day. There is an expectation to do "busy work", rather than achieve what is needed during the day and be happy with that. It causes burnout. Your experience is highly dependent on your direct management and team. I was lucky in that I had a good manager and team, but of those who started with me (20+ in a month during a growth surge) only two are now there. Make of that what you will. The L&D team were quite chaotic during my time there, but appeared to have got it together now. They were good, but it meant that they only had time for one-to-one sessions with people struggling, rather than putting on training courses for those of us who were seeking management positions.

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