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Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.8 33 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

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Gary Elden

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77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great training ground above and beyond any other recruitment company

    Sales Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsTraining, incentives, likeminded people, everyone is motivated, work ethic, work trips, unleashing your potential. Great company all round for a graduate. International mobility is encouraged. Great for a management career

    ConsNot the best pay, also management bonuses are low. Also its a PLC so you wont get rich as they have already had their IPO

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward the best staff before their heads get turned and they join a competitor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really excellent employer, best training!

    IT Recruiter (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat support across all levels, Directors are happy to help with issues and give training on a regular basis. As with all sales environments, there are targets but they are achievable with an organised work load. Have been here for less than 6 months and already qualified for three incentives, without prior experience in my team.

    ConsNone really - can be noisy but what do you expect from a sales floor?

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn the ropes

    Senior Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsIncentives, resources, training and atmosphere. Also office locations.

    ConsHaving your voice heard. Not sure this place is a genuine meritocracy. Senior management is clicky and old school

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to what you promise and reward those who give their all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, boys club management.

    Part of Internal IT Team (Former Employee) London, England

    Pros-) There are some amazing people.
    -) Support services team are professional, well organised and very customer focused.
    -) Not afraid of change.
    -) Work hard, play hard mentality.
    -) High profit margin market sector.

    Cons-) If you are "in" with the management, you are sorted. Pay is demonstrably linked to being a chum rather than because you have done great work.
    -) Some serious Ego's are flying about in the senior management.
    -) Some of the highest level seniors readily take the very public credit rather than passing it on to the great teams who made it happen.
    -) Most of the best people have now left or are looking to leave.
    -) Recent change of CEO considered by many as a real demotivating step. He has a solid reputation of being verbally aggressive towards staff and not willing to listen to others. When the email announcing that he was taking up the role there was a wave of sighs, groans and exclamations from across the office floor.
    -) Prehistoric technologies being used.
    -) Employ people who specialise in technologies/areas then management appear to completely ignore and disregard their advice.

    Advice to Senior Management-) When things go well share the credit.
    -) When things go badly, don't immediately look to farm out blame on to others, especially in your own group. Succeed as a team, fail as a team.
    -) Learn to recognise when something is going wrong and don't be afraid to make the tough decisions, rather than simply trying to blag it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great...whilst it lasted

    Anonymous (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsDefinitely a work, rest and play hard company. A meritocracy that rewards hard work with great treats like Friday beers, nights out & trips away.

    ConsSupport services staff are not always treated with equity compared to those in front office ysales. Tend to put emphasis on costs over value. Lots of egos in management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about your staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SThree (support services): Many good colleagues but not a fair place of work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsThey seem to pick good and interesting staff ..

    Cons..and then they treat them badly. Instead of valuing people, they are micro-managed and treated like children. Managers are cliquish with each other but would not associate with other staff in an honest manner. All the good people are trying to leave. Managers monopolise the best tasks and do not share them in order to develop their team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people as you would like to be treated.
    Notice people's hard work and give them credit for it.
    Don't persist in disregarding some and privileging others.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great intro into the recruitment world

    Senior Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsThe offer you significant support and training in your first year
    It's a plc, and very successful - you will feel part of a huge corporate, that offers security and career growth
    Due to their size, they offer you significant resources - advertising budget, huge database, advanced CRM software
    Good earning potential, especially for graduates

    ConsFor such a successful firm, the senior management are not good role models
    Very micro-managed sales processes, very KPI driven
    One size fits all approach (certainly in my office)
    Hyper competitive - one on one, teams, offices, brands. Very little team work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more creative where possible and set targets that are based on achievability.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place, great people and management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCareer progression; training; work/life balance

    ConsUp and down sales environment can be challenging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunities and atmosphere!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- clear career path
    - international environment
    - great work environment
    - accessible management

    Conscant see any really, it's a fast pace environment but it makes it more interesting and exciting

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep on listening to your employee's and implement taylor made solutions, benefits...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Suffering from all big corporate problems, support staff is overlooked

    Part of Internal IT Team (Former Employee) London, England

    Pros- Decent package, good work/life balance
    - Some nice people to work with
    - If you work as an agent, your possibilities are endless (if you have the skills and the guts)
    - There are some good initiatives in the company, like encouraging and supporting more women in management
    - Stable place, expectations are clear

    Cons- Very conservative and risk averse, especially in IT (upgraded from IE6 to 7 in 2012!)
    - Very formal, no flexibility (Shirt and tie, even if you never meet client or business)
    - Slow moving, marketing is a bit behind
    - Old systems and solutions everywhere

    Advice to Senior Management- Pay attention and reward support staff
    - Work smarter, not harder
    - Adapt new technology, because you're loosing money because of the old systems
    - Make sure that feedback works both ways, some members of the middle management are horrible
    - Corporate values are something you do, not something you talk about

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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