SThree
3.6 of 5 22 reviews
www.sthreecareers.com London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

SThree Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.6 22 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

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Gary Elden

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84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great...whilst it lasted

Anonymous (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at SThree full-time for more than 8 years

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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Great intro into the recruitment world

Senior Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

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

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at SThree full-time

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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Awesome place, great people and management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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)

I have been working at SThree full-time

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

I worked at SThree full-time for more than a year

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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experience at sthree

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at SThree full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat learning and development, great incentive trips

Conscommision not so good, no owrk life balance.

Advice to Senior Managementreconsider commision structure

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Vibrant, dynamic, exciting work environment

IT Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsClear corporate strategy and vision
Solid leadership
Growing company, great opportunities
Committed to investment in people and technology, training and tools are first class
Approachable senior executives
Fantastic team spirit and camaderie

ConsCorporate communication can be hit and miss.
Not really a con but the majority of staff are sales people who can be flaky and suffer from the propensity to think short term.
Salary and benefits lagging behind peers

Advice to Senior ManagementBe fearless, take more risks and accelerate.

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

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Very good place to work and a strong team dynamic

Learning Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at SThree full-time for more than a year

ProsBenefits, location, Colleagues, Good office environment

ConsLack of opportunities for progression

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove delegation process

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 start your career but limited in terms of professional growth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at SThree

ProsFantastic working environment, excellent initial training given and good rewards on offer if successful at your job

ConsNo real direction of where company is going. Limited in what yo are doing each day. Almost feels like a cult, vey much controlled at the top.

Advice to Senior ManagementStructured training for senior team members, be more innovative with launching new products. Don't turn corporate

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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