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Computer Futures Solutions Reviews

Updated 6 October 2017
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Computer Futures Solutions CEO, SThree Gary Elden
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Pros
  • Great people in the office with a lot of energy - a really enjoyable group to work with (in 6 reviews)

  • Good commission, clear progression, great training, good atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It is very long hours and the commisison structure isn't that great (in 6 reviews)

  • No flexibility in working hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Recruitment consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can grow really fast to higher positions
    You get rewarded for your (hard) work

    Cons

    Improve work and life balance


  2. "Great place to learn!"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training
    Achievable incentives
    Clear structure for progression

    Cons

    Commission isn't great compared to other agencies


  3. "Recruitment consultant"

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

    Pros

    Great training, great people.

    A great place to learn your trade and really try to push you to do well.

    Cons

    Micromanagement

    I had an amazing manager when i first started in the team. Things where going fantastically until one of the business managers from another office returned from a sabbatical. He is power mad. Dont get me wrong hes a fantastic recruiter and deserves to be in the position he is in, but he does not know how to get the best out of people. Great socially but in work hes just a nightmare. Constantly questioning where you are up to, asking if you have done the basics, and degrading your work.

    Alot of office politics:-

    Someone is always getting someone in trouble, backstabbing and name calling is all part of the environment.

    Drugs. They have a huge drug problem. Consultants and manager take drugs all the time. After leaving work on a wednesday evening they would go for a few drinks and before you know they would all be off their faces on drugs.

    Negative environment. Constantly having meetings to lift the moral of the team, trying to change the way the office is, offering incentives. it usually last 24 hours before its back to how it was.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect, it's not about the dark art of recruitment anymore. It needs to be more service driven. Micromanagement has to stop.


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  5. "Recruitment Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding and challenging working environment
    Fun, fast-paced
    Training and development the best in the industry

    Cons

    Won't suit everyone's lifestyle as long hours required at times

    Advice to Management

    Regular feedback sessions and focus groups with staff to look after well-being of employees


  6. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Real collobarative and supportive teams
    'Family' culture
    Flexible working
    Great incentives
    Computer futures never say a bad word about a competitior (hear a lot of other agencies try to slate competitors)
    Diverse workforce

    Cons

    The pay structure could be a little better, but all the pro's make up for this :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep continuing to support and listen to everyone


  7. "Great place for honest & hardworking people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to be if you have an honest approach & understand the importance of hard work. Career development, supportive management, meritocracy

    Cons

    To get the most out of it you must put the hours in, direction from the top & enduring there is reinvestment in teams.


  8. "You could do better"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package, they offer big holiday incentives, it's a great stepping stone to get an education in recruitment

    Cons

    Problem with bullying atmosphere, a lot of favouritism and boys club mentality, poor salaries.
    You're very much a number here and it's all a bit superficial so my advice, look around there's far better companies out there.


  9. "Poor performance"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Computer Futures Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of anything good to say about Computer Futures Birmingham.
    Awful environment to work in .

    I would advise people to avoid it like the plague

    Cons

    Bad office environment
    No support
    False promises
    Talked about behind your back
    Swearing and shouting in the office
    No team playing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company - looks after its employees"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is very invested in your success, they work very hard from the highest levels of the business, to ensure you have the training and tools to achieve your goals. There is a really good culture in the office, and there are lots of incentives to reward good performance such as holiday incentives, lunch clubs, company cars, and the velocity programme which provides a clear progression path outlining your targets to achieve promotion. SThree really values its staff, and this makes it a very good company to work for

    Cons

    Recruitment is a difficult business, and although the company can train you and provide you with the tools to succeed, this will only happen if you are willing to put in the work and the hours. There are tough days, it isn't an easy job, but it is a job in which you will be rewarded if you work hard and smart

    Advice to Management

    Ensure new starts get one to one mentoring, in order to get them off to the best possible start - getting your head around the basics early is essential


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Bullying, sexist and racist environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I became extremely thick skinned and learn to multitask within an inch of my life.

    Cons

    Too many to mention. But main points...

    - lying to candidates about jobs and fake ads, then being told this is how its done, no room to question their methods or offer alternatives.

    - management shouting swear words and vulgar names across the office, to other consultants and other management members (this behaviour magically changes once senior staff members are in office).

    - long looong hours.

    - high school bullying / cliquey environment.

    - phycopathic culture from management, find it ok to lie and expect others to do the same, will hire and fire at will.

    -  If you are ok with deceiving the public through fake ads, being micro-managed within an inch of your life, witnessing office bullying and having management talking behind your back then this is the job for you. 

    - Most mentally challenging role Ive ever had. Constantly questioning myself, feeling paranoid that management are talking about me (which turned out to be true).

    - Everything is about money. Service comes a distant second.

    - The high flyers are obnoxious and able to swear and shout across the office, saying racist, sexist and homophobic comments, picking on other colleagues - thats the culture.

    - Even though you are contracted to certain hours they want you to start earlier and finish later.


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