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Cobalt Recruitment Reviews

Updated 11 September 2017
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  1. "Market leader"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cobalt Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    Reputation - provides an excellent foundation for you to build a successful career in Real Estate recruitment
    Staff - great team with varied characteristics across the UK, great team bond and friendships in the offices
    Remuneration - competitive salary and bonus structure compared to others
    Management - recent changes to structure seem to have improved the business and the managers, collectively, are accessible and a great help
    Career progression - always felt my career is moving forward
    An annual survey of staff thoughts seems to bring about change - most recently allowing casual Friday's

    Cons

    More creative incentives would be welcome

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more competition via incentives and keep communicating with staff


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cobalt Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    Not too salesy or sharky in the office.. Everyone gets along well

    Cons

    Quite a corporate feel no music in the office playing unlike some other recruiters


  3. "Excellent"

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

    Pros

    - Great working culture/team spirit
    - Lots of training and development opportunities.
    - Extensive client base across Real Estate.
    - Good incentives and team events.

    Cons

    So far so good, can't think of anything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. "Lovely place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are lovely and all genuinely get on.
    There is scope for progression and if you are unhappy in an area they are willing to let you try something new.
    They reward you if you work hard and are successful; incentive trips, vouchers, days off etc.

    Cons

    Don't allow flexi-hours.
    Could spend a bit more on tools that will help us do our job i.e advert slots and other marketing tools .
    Could participate in more events across all areas, not just in GP.


  6. "Good starting role"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very welcoming
    Strong training programme
    International travel opportunities
    Niche and focussed sector

    Cons

    Typical recruitment atmosphere very KPI driven over personal progression and development
    Not much room for growth in role
    Flexibility for employees is low

    Advice to Management

    Management in some teams seems old fashioned and fear driven
    Can tend towards a micromanagement strategy


  7. "Great team, fun office, by far the best recruitment firm out there"

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

    I have been working at Cobalt Recruitment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cobalt is a great team of people who know their stuff about Real Estate, everyone works hard but has fun whilst doing so. They take a mature approach to recruitment allowing anyone to progress their careers should they want to, but also reward those who don't with a progressive bonus structure. KPI's are not the most important factor here, everyone runs their own business and are encouraged to build lasting relationships with their clients rather than achieving the highest number of statistics.

    Great office in the heart of the West End, huge market presence, international trips, excellent training options.

    Cons

    Not many cons here at Cobalt on a personal development level. The only couple of points to mention would be; Flexible working not enforced and they can tend to hold onto staff for too long.

    Nit picking;
    Lack of toilets
    No WiFi

    Advice to Management

    Consistency across teams.


  8. "Senior Consultant"

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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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment where everyone is keen to help each other

    Strong market knowledge and reputation

    Cons

    No additional benefits above basic salary / bonus


  9. "Best Recruitment Consultancy in the Real Estate and Property Market"

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

    I have been working at Cobalt Recruitment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cobalt is an excellent place to work.
    I have been trained up from a graduate and have developed over the years to Senior Consultant and now managing two individuals.
    They have provided both internal hands on training and external training plus I get the opportunity to learn from industry qualified individuals that work within the business.
    Cobalt also has a family friendly feel and there are plenty of social events to be involved in whether it's running a 10km for charity or being rewarded by a top billers lunch.

    Cons

    No con's at all - it is a lovely place to work.


  10. "Senior Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Unlimited earnings
    Great Work environment - work/life balance
    Fantastic training
    Great senior management
    Excellent intensives, trips abroad and fun events

    Cons

    None, only that it is high pressure sometimes!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  11. "Employee Review"

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

    I have been working at Cobalt Recruitment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Market leader - strong platform to succeed
    Social - external events, company events/drinks etc
    Strong collaborative atmosphere
    Open to discussing new ideas/ways of doing things
    Supportive of hard working employees
    Meritocratic promotion rather than length of service.

    Cons

    Somewhat conservative attitude to flexible working habits, very much on an ad hoc basis rather than being built into the business itself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep/encourage the hard-working, social atmosphere in the office as much as possible, keep looking at ways to improve the support given to employees to ensure they stay invigorated and hungry.


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