Acorn Recruitment Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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10 Ratings
  1. "Good company, very supportive"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist Consultant in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acorn Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun, rewarding and help you develop

    Cons

    complex internal structures that are confusing

  2. "The agency found me many part time opportunities during my degree"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Botley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Acorn Recruitment part-time

    Pros

    The agency found me fast paced interactive and dynamic part time work to do alongside my degree.

    Cons

    No real cons. The work was temp work and I would rather work for one organization for a longer period of time.


  3. "Very good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acorn Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good bonus structure, very nice people

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

  4. "good for the select few"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Factory Worker 

    I worked at Acorn Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    They were very nice and easy to take to.

    Cons

    the company I was stationed at didn't look after their workers

  5. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Newport, Newport, Wales

    I have been working at Acorn Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    No cons to working here

  6. "Experience very dependant on which agent you speak to."

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Acorn Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managed to place me in a role that was along the right kind of line for me

    Cons

    The agents aren't very enthusiastic about getting you a job that you really want or would be perfect for you. As long as the role is slightly related to what you've done previously and the employer is happy they're not fussed!

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  7. "Excellent company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Shift Operator in Barnstaple, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, good senior management,

    Cons

    Not guaranteed permanent work as an agency

  8. "good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford Haven, Wales

    I worked at Acorn Recruitment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    none their where no cons

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  9. "Bland and uninspiring. Living in the past."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acorn Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some people were nice. Some managers weren't horrible. Perm CRM was decent. They care about compliance at head office.

    Cons

    A certain type of person 'fits in' and they'll hire that person again and again. Basically yes people who aren't deep thinkers. If you don't fit that persona you'll feel detached and lonely before long. Rumours of their 'academy training program' are greatly exaggerated. It's just a way to sell and manage the constant churn of rookies. Penny pinching, dated ideas that they'll solve problems of shrinking margins, the decline of industry in the UK, Brexit and the automation of low level roles which have been their bread and butter historically by outsourcing recruiter jobs to countries that don't pay real salaries. It's quite sad to see, really. Basically, not keen.

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  10. "Fantastic company and great people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acorn Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The training academy was fantastic! I went from not knowing a thing about recruitment to running a desk in a specialist market.

    Cons

    Not a bad word to say, its led to me securing a big promotion in my career with a client.

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