Phaidon International Employee Reviews about "hard play hard"

Updated 31 May 2020

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  1. "Amazing company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, work hard & play hard. Place to make a lot of money.

    Cons

    Nothing much to change, keep going north.

  2. "Competitive Culture and Great Opportunities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work Hard / Play Hard Culture - Days can get stressful but being friends with co-workers makes it easy - Ability to build your own business - Opportunities to make great money and progress quickly

    Cons

    (All have to be expected to succeed in a sales environment) - Long hours - Results driven - Be prepared to have your numbers compared and critiqued - You won't make crazy money in the early stages - It takes time to build your practice - No 401k but it's in the works

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  3. Helpful (16)

    "Great company"

    5.0
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    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

    Fantastic culture, hard working, meritocratic, true work hard play hard. You will gain life skills and professional skills that reach far beyond recruiting alone. The company offers great benefits, PTO, and the ability to earn money. By no means is the job easy, but you can achieve a lot in a short amount of time if you work hard.

    Cons

    Sometimes work becomes your life, but that is like a lot of jobs. Definitely, a stressful job but comes with the territory!

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    "Recruitment Consultant - SG Office"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    International company, up to 10 different nationalities, very open culture. Work hard, play hard culture. Can dress down and finish early on Fridays. Highest base salary in addition to uncapped commissions. Can earn 5-digit on good months. KPI driven - but not hire and fire culture. Managers will try to help.

    Cons

    Longer working hours, but normal in the recruitment industry. Steep learning curve. Involve some cold calling for business development

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    "Consultant"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard play hard environment. Great earnings potential and overall career path! Not to mention that the time off and benefits package is phenomenal!

    Cons

    None. Like many other jobs, you'll get out what you put in.

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    "Chicago Office"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In Chicago there is a lot of room for growth within the company. The people within the company have a fun culture both inside/outside of work. Everyone truly supports each other and it's a work hard play hard environment. Being in a smaller office within a growing company you have easy access to managers across other locations. They want everyone to succeed.

    Cons

    Long hours but that's normal in the industry

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    "Phaidon Chicago - GREAT NEW OFFICE - Lots of Upside"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phaidon's newest office - so a lot of growth potential. Continuous expansion meaning fast track to management Great culture with good incentives - work hard play hard environment Good access to senior management - hands on Work environment - driven and ambitious people to work alongside Having worked in London, NYC and now Chicago - given me good insight into how to grow office. Journey has been an excellent one, with opportunity for people who join to do the same.

    Cons

    Due to a new office - extra hours needed - will be beneficial once the first year is complete.

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    "Great opportunity"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, great team feel, lots of incentives, serious work hard play hard mentality. I became part of "the team" instantly. Also they offer incredible health insurance.

    Cons

    Hours are long-but we signed up knowing this! Base pay is also low-but the money you make if you just do the work makes up for it.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Recruitment consultant"

    5.0
     in New York, NY

    I worked at Phaidon International

    Pros

    awesome culture, great people, work hard play hard atmosphere. Absolutely freakin loved it

    Cons

    the usual for any sales role, long hours, high pressure on yourself to hit targets if you really want to go far.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    ""Never settle""

    5.0
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     in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Phaidon is an international business, less than 12 years young, which is growing. Growth provides massive opportunities in a meritocratic environment. Upper quartile reward, management opportunities in a work hard play hard culture

    Cons

    If you expect success to drop in your lap effortlessly without doing the hard yards this place is not for you.

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