Computer Futures Solutions Employee Reviews about "recruitment"

Updated Jul 23, 2021

To filter reviews, or .

Found 10 of over 140 reviews

3.3
59%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
Approve of CEO
Computer Futures Solutions CEO, SThree Gary Elden
Gary Elden
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "First recruitment job I had, really positive experience, the people are great and its a really clear promotion path(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great people in the office with a lot of energy - a really enjoyable group to work with(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "really low base salary pay, pretty much unlivable if you're not making commission(in 4 reviews)

  • "However, the commission structure more than makes up for this(in 4 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

    Choose a different language and keep reading other reviews.

    The latest conversations about Tech

    Join the conversation on

    Tech

    1y

    a 

    Technical Account Manager

    Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

    403

    60 Comments

    Tech

    236K Members 

    Ask candid career questions

    -1 - https://www.fishbowlapp.com/bowl/technology/posts?cf=gd&utm_medium=Glassdoor&utm_source=glassdoor.co.uk&utm_campaign=Reviews&utm_content=Industry-content-prominent-Reviews&utm_term=Computer Futures Solutions~253279
    Join the conversation on

    Reviews about "recruitment"

    Return to all Reviews
    1. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      You could do better

      Mar 6, 2017 - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Senior Consultant

      Dec 13, 2015 - Senior Consultant in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Good team atmosphere - Hardworking - Old school recruitment approach - Good place to learn the trade

      Cons

      - Deals being poached by other consultants (not good for morale) - Not an entrepreneurial business anymore - Restrictive KPIS (KPI's for KPI's sake not for business growth)

      Continue reading
      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A firm that operates off of manipulating people

      Jul 23, 2021 - Recruitment Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      If you're really someone who is in for the recruitment game, and unafraid to get dirty, then this is not a bad place to be - you will make money

      Cons

      if you feel uncomfortable playing games with people and their livelihoods - this is not the place (or profession) for you.

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Mar 10, 2021 - Recruitment Consultant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      First recruitment job I had, really positive experience, the people are great and its a really clear promotion path.

      Cons

      Business development is quite difficult as they do not have many clients they work with consistently. Also base pay is quite low

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent L&D, compensation opportunities and management

      Oct 19, 2019 - Recruitment Consultant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent training program and support from peers and management from day one. The opportunity to earn serious money is great, the base salary is not the highest within the Bay Area but with Uncapped commission, there's the genuine opportunity to earn a lot of money only a year or two out of colleage. Recruitment and onboarding process is also good and the culture of the office is competitive but not cut-through sales.

      Cons

      Not really many cons, some people leave the company for a higher base salary elsewhere but if stick at it then you'll earn more money here than elsewhere.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Recruitment Consultant

      Feb 3, 2018 - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Actual opportunity here vs other recruitment shops. Strong markets and great culture

      Cons

      Company confuses "entrepreneurial with hard working" a bit behind in the times when it comes to lead gen and support. Your success will depend on the market you are in.

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to grow a career in recruitment

      Aug 31, 2017 - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Computer Futures is a great place to grow a career in recruitment - it's up to the individual to make it happen Strong training programme both on the job and classroom focused training Excellent prospects to make good money - if you work hard and smart and build up a good client base you can definitely make good money Great people in the office with a lot of energy - a really enjoyable group to work with Plenty of work being done to always improve the environment and culture in the office Good mix of work hard play hard approach - individual and team incentives, end of year christmas party in London, good holiday structure, office closed over Christmas period Flexible working hours - flexitime (within timeframe) to start and finish work each day High expectations which can mean staying late or working after hours - some people find it frustrating or unnecessary but it will help in succeeding. Have continued to improve over time to be a more qualitative approach rather than quantitive Career growth is clear and defined in terms of where you can get to - the process is flexible but the stages are clearly defined

      Cons

      In a highly driven environment, decisions can sometimes be made to benefit the company more than the customer At times, there can be an almost school-like approach/attitude to processes and people Lack of flexibility on KPIs as the market changes. There is some, but focusing too much on numbers can lead to a lack of quality. Quite hierarchical - your level dictates a lot and it's something which can be improved

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee

      If hell had a company name it would be Computer Futures

      May 3, 2017 - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Mark Kelly is the an absolute god send to the office. He genuinely cares about everybody in there, and is super passionate about recruitment and growing out companies. He is the best thing to happen to SThree, and puts a smile on everyones face in the morning. Holiday incentives are good

      Cons

      Majority of the staff in there are unbelievably miserable and itching to get out of there but are stuck in a cycle of manipulation by management. You are made feel guilty if you aren't working the 12-14 hour days. Management are completely immoral, use bullying tactics, making their team feel undervalued, hopeless and unbelievably small infront of colleagues. You're every move is watched and noted, if you go to the bathroom frequently it gets brought up, if you check your phone really quickly, it's mentioned later in a meeting (you will have one to one meetings about everything, like you are back in school and put into a "Special" class) , you literally can't breathe without management having something negative to say about it. No encouragement to their staff other than YOU CAN MAKE LOTS OF MONEY..... if you work 80 hours a week and do incredibly unethical things to get there. Yes the potential is there to make a decent living, however if you work out how many hours you are putting in, you are barely making minimum wage. You burn out from the stress, and they just don't care, so the churn in there is disgraceful and doing nothing to combat it. Management and "top billers" into that wolf of wall street "party" culture, and if you don't part take in that kind of partying , you're not going to get very far within the company. You have to lie to candidates and clients alot, and have to feel comfortable doing so. You will regularly get pulled up on stuff your doing wrong, issues infront of the whole floor, which is ultimately mortifying. Being forced to stay late to man the phones, during your lunch break too....

      Continue reading
      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Talent Acquisition Specialist

      Jan 12, 2016 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Supportive team, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, realistic targets, friendly customers and well-known recruitment brand globally.

      Cons

      Located near the LUAS line, so the noise of tram passing by sometimes distracts.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best Place I've Ever Worked

      Jan 11, 2016 - Candidate Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work environment Great location; centre of Dublin Friendly, hard-working, fantastic colleagues. Honestly some of the nicest people I've worked with. Constantly encouraged to upskill yourself. Since joining I've attended 100's of training sessions, earned a certification in recruitment, went on 2 2 day long recruitment courses They are willing to invest massively to training, alone they've probably spent 1000's on training me. Really great incentives to perform - Trips to Ibiza, Prague, Amsterdam, Las Vegas. Best Christmas party - Rollon Battersea 2016! Management that cares

      Cons

      I will say is that there is a big commitment required to work here. You have to be ambitious and willing to put in the hours and effort to succeed.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 10 English Reviews

    Popular Careers with Computer Futures Solutions Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Computer Futures Solutions? Share Your Experiences

    or