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SThree Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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SThree CEO Gary Elden
Gary Elden
31 Ratings

Pros
  • Definitely a work, rest and play hard company (in 5 reviews)

  • Career progression; training; work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance was non-existent, and any attempt to have some was often looked upon with disdain by senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • Some serious Ego's are flying about in the senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Business Development Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at SThree as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for - fun, energetic, celebrate everyone's success, met some great people during my internship, a lot of opportunities, work hard play hard

    Cons

    Sometimes the internship lacked structure

  2. A great insight into the marketing industry which has better prepared me for my future career

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at SThree as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incentives to increase productivity in the office (Lunch Clubs, Early finishes, Miami Trips)

    Young, vibrant office that is always really motivated and energetic

    Cons

    Lack of structure sometimes within individual teams which can leave people feeling confused and a little worried about their work situation

    Advice to Management

    Ensure people feel as though they are part of a team. Being moved from team to team frequently can be a little disheartening and make you feel a bit worried about the work you are doing.

  3. Love working for SThree, great company to work for and enjoy all aspects of the business.

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    Current Employee - Support Services in London, England
    Current Employee - Support Services in London, England

    I have been working at SThree full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Been with the company for 5 years nearly and I've made some great friends here as well as the below:

    Excellent people to work with
    Great management
    Ability to travel
    Friendly staff
    Great set of values
    An energetic company who thrives on success 100%
    Always learning something new
    Making some life long friends
    Line manager and senior management listen to your concerns.

    Cons

    They can work you into the ground and there is no equality in pay between male and female within a team, despite having more experience than other team members.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at the salary balances in your support services section of the business. Ensure that people who are experienced get compensated with what they deserve.
    Create new roles so that there is room for career progression from any role you come from.
    Ensure no team is understaffed so that there is no unneeded pressure on particular members of staff.

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  5. Senior consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at SThree full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting atmosphere, the floor is buzzing as in consultants don't work. If you Don't like one office you can go to another, great benefits. CEO has allot to say and his changes for the company make sence

    Cons

    No career development. Pay is very low. Management are all very loose and hardly know what they talking about. Allot of gossip and particular managers argue with employees and treat them very disrespectfully. Massive retention rate in couple of brands due to poor healthy work atmosphere and bullying. HR don't seem to actually do there job properly. Many conflict in the office with staff arguing and very childish culture . Failure of many client relationship due to unprofesionalism. Management don't take CEOs values to practice. Forced to work long hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and get the best out of them. Listen to the CEO he knows what his talking about

  6. Lots of opportunity

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at SThree full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, opportunities available if you work hard.

    Cons

    A lot of old school management - command and control style.

    Advice to Management

    See above!

  7. Great company and rewards if you get the right market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SThree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Superb training program which is industry leading
    Amazing incentives
    Very efficient candidate database system
    Well respected in the recruitment industry for developing good consultants
    Amazing Christmas party

    Cons

    Very cut throat
    Commission structure like many agencies is rubbish nowadays
    Lack of ethics when dealing with customers and clients
    Smash & grab mentality
    Ridiculous amount of cold calling
    The best consultants are nurtured and promoted quickly, the rest are hung out to dry
    Bad reputation in the market due to nuisance sales calls
    Lots of arrogant managers/ egos
    Struggle to adapt to changes in the market
    Too many top billers turned managers can't manage

    Advice to Management

    3-5 hour call times won't work in this day and age, adapt and focus on smarter working and embrace social media and other business development channels

  8. - worked here for 7 years in support services; made some lifelong friendships, had some great, unforgettable experiences

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at SThree full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - decent salary for back office
    - nice, down to earth people (ignore that there will always be a few idiots in any bunch)
    - excellent work life balance (people leave on time everyday! very rare for companies these days!)
    - very sociable group
    - very loyal staff with several serving more than 10 years to the company

    Cons

    - little to no career progression in back office
    - outdated technology - taking a long time to upgrade!
    - sometimes cliques can cause friction (eg software teams vs infrastructure teams)
    - getting better dealing with flexi time but still stuck in old 9-5.30 mindset
    - back office benefits have slowly reduced over the years especially when compared to front office

    Advice to Management

    - discourage the cliques - one team, same goal
    - get the projects more aligned with each other

  9. Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at SThree full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    International exposure.
    Salary competitive.
    Nice office.
    Get to see how not to do something.

    Cons

    Lack of structure.
    Don't understand change management.
    Lost their core values in trying to uphold international brand.

    Advice to Management

    You can't have everything, what made the company what it is shouldn't have been undone to appear as an employer of choice.

  10. Tale of two sides

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SThree full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great ambition, willingness to try new things, broadminded

    Cons

    Lots of jobs for the boys and it's not what you know but who you know

    Advice to Management

    Don't just focus on the people that shout the loudest. Look at those that don't shout but do a great job none-the-less.

  11. My time at Sthree

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Director in London, England

    I worked at SThree full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, if you work hard you are well rewarded

    Cons

    AT times an inconsistent approach to management

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