Venquis London Reviews

Updated 31 Jul 2020

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13 Ratings
  1. "Free to perform"

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

    I have been working at Venquis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really supportive culture, support & admin is excellent, being a well respected brand lends me an edge. It feels innovative and different.

    Cons

    I'm looking forward to the ongoing sales training - the coach is really impressive.

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, flexible working, good work/life balance, friendly staff

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  3. COVID-19

    "We are heading into a new era!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Venquis acted quickly during the pandemic. Decisions were made that may not have suited everyone, but we have made positive changes and continued work consistently. The hard work is paying off and now we are heading into a new era. The "new" Venquis will be a fully digital business. We are no longer office based but still get to use our great locations for training/ development, social events and meet ups. This means a lot to me personally, because I can now move closer to my family in a different country. It also gives me the opportunity to get on a plane and work from ANYWHERE!

    Cons

    Nothing to complain so far!

  4. "Nothing is as it seems!"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dress down Friday's. Everyone is given a laptop

    Cons

    No guidance No real training No career path the role was not the same to the one I applied for. Culture is toxic. Management have their favourites this is obvious. low retention rate. Read some of the HONEST reviews on here (don't believe all the positive reviews. 80% of these are written by marketing) most of the best consultants have left and never looked back. Don't blame them. No real clients - most you were bidding for or portal work very below par. Was sold on the "client base" they had and the fact I was going to a "warm desk". what a complete lie.

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    Venquis Response

    July 6, 2020

    Thanks for your review. Change and adaption in teams is inevitable as we grow on our digital journey, but it comes with clear support and development opportunities. Our successful client solutions consultants are continually building out our client base across Europe as well as strengthening existing relationships.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Venquis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fruit basket on a weekly basis

    Cons

    Absolutely loved these 5 star reviews made up by the marketing team. You can easily find out the truth though if you filter for "lowest rating"- that this a terrible company. Toxic culture, favoritism, no real leadership with a flavor of discrimination. (just to mention a few) Terrible commission structure. Most of the good consultants left already, the only thing that is high there is the stuff turn over. Completely agree with one of the previous reviews: " If you take pride in your work and yourself - do not even consider this place".

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    Venquis Response

    May 27, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time at Venquis. We know that we won't always get it right for everyone but feedback helps us understand what we need to address. Please be assured that marketing don't write reviews, we believe that everyone should have a chance to speak for themselves. We aim to make our commission structures as competitive and fair as possible and review them on a regular basis to ensure our consultants are justly rewarded for all the hard work they put in. To say that all the good consultants have left is unfair to those who are doing amazing things in the business in these challenging times. We have a dedicated team, who are working above and beyond at the moment, many of whom are working in totally different ways to what they are used to. What they are managing to achieve is testament to the strength of our consultants and the operations staff that support them.

  6. "The year has flown by!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and environment to be in. Rewarded for good work. Always busy!

    Cons

    Long hours (any recruitment job), commute for me as I'm outside of London but there is an option to work from home

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  7. "Great collaborative working environment"

    5.0
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    • 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 Venquis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great 12 week academy done by James giving you the best opportunity to start your career in recruitment. - Fun working culture, everyone in the office is more than happy to answer any questions. - Regular meetings or 'catch ups' to help personal development and solve any challenges.

    Cons

    - Long working hours, but that is typical of the industry. - With rapid growth there are a lot of change and improvement which takes time to adapt to.

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  8. "Refreshingly different place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Solutions Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With the newly introduced split model of delivery and sales this gives you the opportunity as a recruiter to truly become an expert at your role with the full backing of experienced colleagues and in house training. You may hear about the hours needed to work, but advice to anyone coming into recruitment would be that is standard in the industry to achieve the highest level of reward from the role.

    Cons

    I am in my early stages here so truly for now not much I could say in regards to this, which sounds cliche.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Truly collaborative workplace environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great working culture everyone gives 100%. - Great Training and Mentoring system. - Opportunities to grow internally - Company wide trips - Supportive of goals and ambitions - Convenient location - Supportive environment. Everyone works together!

    Cons

    Long working hours, though is to be expected in an industry where persistence is key. Work hard and you will reap rewards!

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  10. "An amazing restructure with a unique proposition - Sales & Delivery"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Solution Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Venquis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The UK Sales Director who bleeds positivity into his sales/delivery teams by really "leading by example" and constantly coaching and developing staff. - Personally speaking, having been here for almost 4.5 years I've seen the evolution of the Venquis "transformation" really positioning ourselves as not just a recruiter but a top partner across Change and Transformation and I (as have others) have learnt a lot during this change. - New restructure which allows us to target ourselves on being focused on either two directions "Sales" or "Delivery" with a clear 180 specialised vision in providing our customers with the best possible service. Having seen the model gradually mature I'm noticing careers develop not just professionally but also financially. - if your looking for a company with a wealth of accounts and a proven model which allows you to target your career then look no further.

    Cons

    Change can be hard to achieve so be patient with some people

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    Venquis Response

    September 17, 2019

    It's good to hear that you are already seeing the benefits of the new model. We're convinced that the new 180 structure will allow everyone to focus on their strengths, creating a better experience to clients and candidates alike and helping individuals develop their careers quickly and successfully. We're sure that this is the right direction so we're prepared to give it the time it needs to succeed.

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