PSD Group

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PSD Group

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Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England

I have been working at PSD Group full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Work life
Open company to speak with
Will look after you
No micro management
Strong reputation in the markets they operate in

Cons

Salary
How the commission is paid
Lack of career advancement

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

8 Other Employee Reviews for PSD Group (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    a reasonable stepping stone but not forward thinking enough company

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England

    I worked at PSD Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - It's a more relaxed culture than the larger recruitment firms like Hays and you have a bit more freedom to design your days. It is not an aggressive, 'salesy' culture based on the fact they do hire people who will try and focus on building long-term relationships.
    - It is a reasonable stepping stone before joining a search firm that does more retained work and values creativity and entrepreneurial flair

    Cons

    - it is a highly stats and volume based recruitment company, meaning any ambition to be creative/innovative is stifled. You are expected to conform to type and this is completely at odds with any long-term attempts to build long-term relationships
    - it does not seem to evolve as a company, it is stuck doing recruitment the same way it always has, despite the industry changing dramatically - it should be focussed a lot more on developing retained work for example
    - there is a distinct lack of cross-team business development - a cardinal sin for any business. It should be incentivised better
    - managers are generally very poor at actually managing people, partly because they are only incentivised to do well individually and therefore are, in reality, only supervisors.
    - The CEO rules with an iron fist - even fairly minor initiatives have to be passed through her and this is hugely frustrating. Some of her senior management are in their positions because they will be compliant and not challenge her and this creates a somewhat robotic culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The petty politics, bureaucracy & red tape killed a great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Haywards Heath, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Haywards Heath, England

    I worked at PSD Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training
    Earnings (OTE) can be good if you are successful
    Long track record in the markets they operate in
    Excellent training ground for people who want to leave to set up their own firms!

    Cons

    Petty politics - your progression seemed to depend more upon who you lunched/drank with than your actual skills and NFI billings.
    Red tape & bureaucracy stifled entrepreneurialism
    The company was locked in the past and wouldn't / couldn't update itself
    Nepotism & favouritism from management for their pet employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the skills & abilities of your people, not just whose face "fits"......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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