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Aspire Reviews

Updated 10 August 2017
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  • Can sometimes feel pulled in too many directions (in 2 reviews)

  • recruitment as an industry can be tough; you can't control people, just have to stay positive (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Company Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspire full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very clear career path.
    You feel valued as an employee
    A lot of added extras to make you feel valued, such as free breakfast and flexible working hours.
    Great working environment.
    Clear KPI's and goals.
    Brilliant staff events and parties.
    Very central offices

    Cons

    I have not experienced anything major since starting there.


  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and locations

    Cons

    very set in their ways, takes a while to be heard

    Advice to Management

    More communication and less cliques

    Aspire Response

    21 Jun 2017 – Chairman

    Thanks for your comment, be good to understand what more communication to provide. Cliques are created by people, and difficult to manage as people gravitate towards people they share interests with


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Average - little support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aspire full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good office location, they try to keep a good company culture, flexible working hours. One of the best managers I have ever had and still consider to be a friend.

    Cons

    Pretty bad vibe overall, some pretty nasty people to be honest - which is sad.

    Aspire Response

    23 Aug 2016 – Chairman

    Very sorry to read about the vibe and nasty people, it is sad and we will look to solve that problem which I suspect is in one particular team


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aspire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic training and development, even during the interview process they really helped me improve as a recruiter. Not only that but the people genuinely want to help you do well, very collaborative culture and support structures in place.

    Cons

    Commission structure is not the best

    Aspire Response

    21 Jun 2017 – Chairman

    Thanks for the review. I am sure our commission structure may not be the best as I don't know what the best is. What we do have as you will know is a reconciliation so your minimum take is 30% rising... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many awards - Investors in people, Sunday times top 100 etc.
    I wonder how many £50 notes they had to stuff in peoples pocket to get those.
    Terrible company to work for, very micro managed by rude and arrogant directors and employees.
    Glad im leaving this company behind.

    Cons

    Poor management and structure, typical recruitment agency treating people like nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Please liquidate your business

    Aspire Response

    14 Jun 2016 – Chairman

    Unsure why you have been with us for more than a year if you hate it so much. If you are or were a genuine employee then you will have taken the Sunday Times Best Companies Survey and wouldn't have... More


  7. "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent recruiting service, they really try to help you out in regard to finding a job. Not like other recruitment agencies that put you out to dry.

    Cons

    No Cons to share about it.


  8. "Great benefits, lovely people but behind the times and very micro managing!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspire (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office is great, up to date technology and great benefits and team feel. Progression really encouraged and salaries fair. Great commission offering.

    Cons

    Very kpi focused sometimes to the detriment of quality client relationships. Micro management style which csn hinder individual freedom and growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people. Love the culture and support but trust people to perform without so many check ins. Encourage more team nights out.


  9. "Great company to work if you are looking for an agency side career"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspire full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company offers a great and structured training program for graduates and experienced consultants. The environment is non-corporate and friendly. Good Benefits and flexible hours.

    Cons

    The KPI's are strict and the management style is micromanagement, however the managers are always willing to help you to achieve your goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing on your workforce!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Executive Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Brilliant Company to work for, they are innovative, forward thinking! The chairman and board really care about their staff and are constantly looking to make the employees lives more enjoyable and easier to make money. Would highly recommend Aspire!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Kepp doing what you are doing


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Overall good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent training and management, overall very supportive of staff

    Cons

    Can be a little too KPI driven at times with people focusing more on activity rather than quality of output.

    Advice to Management

    Really listen to people's motivations/interests to ensure you are placing them in the right team and give more opportunities to move into other specialisms.


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