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Austin Fraser Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2019

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Peter Hart
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "I have been working for company Austin Fraser for over 4 years now(in 14 reviews)

  • "As far as work / life balance - you're a respected member of the team(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Yup, welcome to 2019 at Austin Fraser(in 9 reviews)

  • "No cons found so far since starting(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "FUN!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - interview process was quick. They knew what they were looking for. They let me check it was also for me - that was important to them and I liked that. - serious opportunities for personal career growth. Show them you are willing and capable and they will help you fly! - the whole place is chilled and fun. Doesn't matter what office you are in its the same vibe - work hard but enjoy it! - opportunities to live overseas....

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    Cons

    - you get out what you put in. If you're not willing to learn, graft and laugh then this isn't the place for you. - things move at pace! If you like to take things nice and steady then this isn't for you either.

    Advice to Management

    - keep doing what you are doing is a cliche but it's working! - more frequent forums for ideas to come up through the business

    Austin Fraser2018-09-28

    Austin Fraser Response

    October 3, 2018

    Glad you appreciate the culture we're trying to create. Hard graft is in our nature, Earn it, Own it, Love it are what we're all about. We agree with you on the forum idea. We run something in each country right now called the AF: Sounding board. It's a place to share all the ...

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  2. "Amazing place to work..."

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    Current Employee - Employee Communications & Engagement Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing set of company values, which are visible in all the leadership team do. Open and honest culture, which drives collaboration and personal development.

    Cons

    We're growing (a massive plus) and as you'd expect that sometimes means the odd growing pain as we make changes and develop.

    Austin Fraser2019-07-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Can not recommend enough!!!"

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

    I have been working at Austin Fraser full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Austin Fraser has some of the best training in the industry. Managers have well over 100 years of combined sales & recruitment experience that anyone can learn from. The management is flexible and really appreciate that people work to live and not live to work. I have worked here for over 5 years, and even though there will always be bad days in work, Austin Fraser will be there to support and help.

    Cons

    Austin Fraser is committed to taking on peoples feedback and the doors are always open for anyone who is struggling and needs advice. No cons here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!!

    Austin Fraser2019-03-26
  4. "Great Place"

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

    I have been working at Austin Fraser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everything, just a great place to be

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment to improve on

    Austin Fraser2019-03-28
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Please do not work here! EVER! LIES, DECEIT, BULLYING, BOYS CLUB, STAY AWAY!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Fraser full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros? You’re joking right? These are very few and far between! I literally cannot think of any! -The coffee machine.......maybe?

    Cons

    Where does one start? The place needs a complete overhaul! Stop living in the 90s, recruitment, sales etc has changed! Please allow your staff an open forum to share honest feedback without the fear of being sacked! They lie about their retention rate. They have people live on a monthly if not daily basis. BEWARE! This job is nothing like you think it will be! I worked here for years and I can honestly say - I do...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop claiming to be a great company....... you’re not!

    Austin Fraser2019-04-05

    Austin Fraser Response

    May 13, 2019

    I appreciate all the feedback we receive, it's the only way we can continue to learn and grow and is exactly why we have a profile page on Glassdoor. There is always room for improvement, but I feel the feedback you’ve given is not wholly justified. The reference to the 90's is ...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "I genuinely look forward to going to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Fraser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, open and inclusive culture with a great atmosphere and a really engaged workforce. Austin Fraser is an amazing business with teams of super talented people both within Sales and the Support functions. We celebrate success, have fun but we also work hard and really care about providing a great service both externally and internally.

    Cons

    There is still a slight hangover from the days of 'old school' recruitment but we are changing and now offer flexible working. We do have KPI's but these are definitely used in a positive way and not as a stick to beat you with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! We have a great management team who are happy to get stuck in on desk when required. We are growing and it is definitely an exciting time to join AF!

    Austin Fraser2018-09-27

    Austin Fraser Response

    October 3, 2018

    Thanks for telling us what you think. Glad there's lots you're happy we're doing. You're right we love success and you guys are at the heart of that. We are making some changes based our teams feedback and we know flexibility has been important to lots of our people. We're ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "AF made me successful"

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    Current Employee - Account Management in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture, the work environment, the perks, the training and continuous support from managers and colleagues. There's so many things that are appealing about AF. If you want to build a successful career in recruitment, I can't imagine anywhere doing it better than AF.

    Cons

    Cons? AF will provide everything you need to succeed. If you find any cons, then AF just isn't for you.

    Austin Fraser2018-09-28

    Austin Fraser Response

    October 3, 2018

    Thanks for the feedback, its great knowing we're hitting the mark and you're loving life. Lets us know if there's anything we can do to make life even greater. Alice - Head of People & Culture

  8. "UK Talent Partner"

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    Current Employee - UK Talent Partner in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Fraser full-time

    Pros

    The people are lovely. The company and culture is fun and incredibly motivating. There are lots of benefits and incentives as well as office perks! The company values. The companies determination to ensure you have the appropriate coaching and development. The offices are stunning, which even has yoga and various fitness classes available to us! My list could go on!!

    Cons

    Parking can be difficult. Its better to get the train / bus if this is available to you.

    Austin Fraser2018-09-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A year later"

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

    I have been working at Austin Fraser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The social side The support structure for work The support and shoulder for personal

    Cons

    Losing some of the culture that have made them great

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to stay the same as much as you need to change

    Austin Fraser2018-09-11
  10. "Hard work pays off!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Fraser full-time

    Pros

    Full backing from all management, put the hard work and you really do see the rewards! All the tools you need to be a success

    Cons

    Could do with a PlayStation! Fifa sessions

    Austin Fraser2018-08-22
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