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Is Frank Hirth a good company to work for?

5 English reviews out of 5

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9 August 2019

Pros

- There is lots of training available for staff to grow professionally. Surrounded by hardworking professionals keen to get things done. - The Graduate scheme is really good - There are some great people that work here - Free fruit and lunch provided for some lunch and learn training sessions

Cons

- There needs to be more 'we' language and less 'us' and 'them' within the firm to create a better corporate environment, while also reminding people that we are on the same team. - There is a deadly silent atmosphere in the office at times it can feel intense like people are silently getting on but there are unspoken things. I can't put my finger on it but something is a bit off.

Advice to Management

Encourage open conversations with staff at all levels to ensure good feedback and points of improvement are heard.

- There are some great people that work here

9 August 2019

Reviewed by: Anonymous Employee in London, England (Current Employee)

9 October 2019

Pros

Working on a contract basis, I found the culture of the business to be inclusive and entrepreneurial. The people were all very welcoming and everyone is willing to help and offer support. The investment that Frank Hirth place on their employees was most definitely refreshing. The flexible working model is also reflective of a modern culture.

Cons

Genuinely there was no cons! It was a thoroughly enjoyable contract and I for sure will continue to promote its reputation in the market place.

Advice to Management

Continue to do as you are with the high value that you place on your employees; you listen, engage, develop, support and train them very well. As the management team, you most definitely lead by example and have promoted a brilliant culture, which goes along way!

It was a thoroughly enjoyable contract and I for sure will continue to promote its reputation in the market place.

9 October 2019

Reviewed by: Human Resources Specialist in London, England (Former Contractor)

8 February 2019

Pros

Free fruit and tea/coffee. Social events- the Christmas Party is usually a lavish affair with free bar. Summer event is a free weekend away where you can bring your partner/ friend and family - last year was a trip to Brighton, previous year horse racing. There are good people that work here. There are some good training courses and they are willing to put you on relevant ones you suggest.

Cons

Backstabbing environment micromanaging- if you do something trivial wrong, rather than talking to you, everyone will be copied in to an email, I think this is a much to cover that persons back as you are not allowed to make mistakes. Bullying – people are made to feel they are not good enough; a lot of school yard stuff, talking behind backs. Cliquey- if your face doesn’t fit you will get no-where no matter how good/hard you work, there is no defined promotional structure, just arbitrary on whether you are friends with the manager. The positive reviews were coerced by the directors from the ‘favourites’ to boast the overall rating, that is why they are so contrasting to the others. A lot of the people at the top have no experience outside of Frank Hirth so think their way is the only way. There is no incentive for working hard, you are expected to work over your hours – sometimes over 20hrs per week, people have left with stress; When staff leave they are often not replaced, the work is just spread amongst the already overworked staff. Staff aren’t valued, if they suggest they are unhappy they are told to leave and no one is irreplaceable (where this may be true, the underlying issues should be addressed). Pay not inline with market value (you may get brought in on this value but your pay will not increase accordingly). If you question this and provide evidence to back it up, you will be told it’s not true, and that you should be grateful to even have a job. HR are given way too much power, their staff turnover is the highest in the company. I could say a lot more....

Advice to Management

Treat staff like adults and trust they can and will do the job without be scrutinised at every step. Have a transparent promotions policy Value your staff, happy employees will do as much work as you need them to without feeling pressured to.

There are good people that work here.

8 February 2019

Reviewed by: Assistant in London, England (Current Employee)

7 August 2019

Pros

I work in the London office. The culture at Frank Hirth is open and transparent. We are given opportunities to thrive and develop as professionals, and the leaders listen to the staff (sometimes too much) and genuinely try to change and adapt to make the firm a better place to work. Every member of staff is valued and it is the people that make me want to come into work every day. The training offered to staff at all levels is amazing. The work-life balance is very good, I'm able to flex my working day to fit around events going on outside of work.

Cons

The office décor is a bit dull

Advice to Management

Be prepared to appraise and challenge each other.

We are given opportunities to thrive and develop as professionals, and the leaders listen to the staff (sometimes too much) and genuinely try to change and adapt to make the firm a better place to work.

7 August 2019

Reviewed by: Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom (Current Employee)

9 October 2019

Pros

Working on a contract basis, I found the culture of the business to be inclusive and entrepreneurial. The people were all very welcoming and everyone is willing to help and offer support. The investment that Frank Hirth place on their employees was most definitely refreshing. The flexible working model is also reflective of a modern culture.

Cons

Genuinely there was no cons! It was a thoroughly enjoyable contract and I for sure will continue to promote its reputation in the market place.

Advice to Management

Continue to do as you are with the high value that you place on your employees; you listen, engage, develop, support and train them very well. As the management team, you most definitely lead by example and have promoted a brilliant culture, which goes along way!

Genuinely there was no cons!

9 October 2019

Reviewed by: Human Resources Specialist in London, England (Former Contractor)

5 English reviews out of 5