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Emerald Technology Recruitment Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2019

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Mike Jones
11 Ratings
  1. "Embracing change"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerald Technology Recruitment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very hands on Directors that will help win business and help if you ask Everyone in the business embraces change Directors are very open to being challenged and receiving feedback Pretty cool offices BD team have tonnes of potential Lots of potential - some strong minded people in the first 2-3 years of their careers Great opportunity to be successful if someone can work with the Business Development team whilst...

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    Cons

    I could still do more and more internal upskilling & training - guess you can never do enough Emerald and the consultants must encourage & embrace 270/360 recruitment Strong & proven process behind Market mapping ahead of approaches - while I think this is a positive, some "maverick" recruiters may not suit this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening to feedback from the people. Lots of potential big billers and leaders - just need guidance and support Big strides in the last year from what I've seen... keep it up!

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2018-06-12
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Deep lack of trust and belief in employees"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emerald Technology Recruitment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company says the right things in regards to change and improving the business, the office is convenient and you get to work with some good brands.

    Cons

    As listed in my title, the senior leadership team talk a great talk, but when it comes down to the bare bones of it all they struggle to truly empower employees to achieve and grow. They moan that everyone acts like kids, but equally, they talk to you like you're 8 years old and then they are confused as to why there is very little respect for them. You must work there way or no way... They forget that people have their...

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    Advice to Management

    There's no advice, you are soo deep routed in your ways you will never change. You worry and complain that you can only hire kids and not established recruiters. This is the case due to you having a reasonably bad rep in the market, you're just too deluded to know it.

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2019-01-22

    Emerald Technology Recruitment Response

    March 11, 2019Operations Manager

    Thank you for your review - Its a real shame that should you still be working in our Birmingham office that you felt you couldn't talk to me about these rather than turning to glass door. I'm keen to address a few points - Emerald are embarking on an exciting change I feel watching ...

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work - Great Training, Support, Customers and Earning Potential"

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

    I have been working at Emerald Technology Recruitment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked at Emerald Technology for over 3 years and everything that was discussed with me at interview has been delivered. I have been able to build my technical knowledge, a customer base across multiple sectors, as well as have opportunity to progress in my career and increase my earning potential. I have received huge support from Directors, Managers and Team Leaders on projects which has included guidance...

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    Cons

    Whether you have or have not worked in recruitment previously the learning curve can be steep, therefore you must be willing to take on board information and put it into practice. The hours are long, especially at first as you need to embed yourself in the business and learn the internal processes, however this does get easier. If you are willing to put the work and the hours in, you will be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive this organisation to new levels and provide opportunity for progression as well as support to all members throughout the business.

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2017-12-01
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to be."

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

    I have been working at Emerald Technology Recruitment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) You will have access to some of the greatest technology companies in the world. The projects Emerald work are interesting, senior, insightful and actually make real impact for the companies themselves. 2) The company has good incentives, great team day outs and good commission multipliers. 3) Hard work is recognized, respected and appreciated. 4) You are in charge of your own career development and there...

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    Cons

    1) The sales cycles in technology recruitment are typically longer than that of anywhere else. If you understand this and work with it then it won't be an issue. 2) It can be an intense place to work. Our clients expect the best and Emerald expects the best from its people. If you want to be successful, truly successful, then it won't come without hard work and there are probably easier places to work if you deem...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the leadership team to be more hands on.

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2017-12-01
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Delivered on everything!"

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

    I have been working at Emerald Technology Recruitment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I joined Emerald 6 years ago and it amazes me how far the company has come in such a short period of time. Everything I wanted to achieve when asked in my interview has been delivered on. I have progressed my career and earnings exponentially since being a part of this amazing business. The company has a great culture, great business plan and a leader who is inspirational and highly competitive. The other...

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    Cons

    The learning curve is steep, you have to be highly committed to succeed, driven with a strong resilient core. The hours are tough to begin with but once you're career progresses and the earnings skyrocket it is all worth the journey.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are, continue to listen to your employees and we will all see continued success on what will surely be a very exciting journey for years to come.

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2017-09-09
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Full of promises they cant deliver"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerald Technology Recruitment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Had some good people that worked there, most of them have gone now. Select few who have been brainwashed and therefore changed. Good MD

    Cons

    Where to start? Directors bully people into leaving with no concern for peoples welfare or personal lives. I first hand have seen the tactics they use. The fact that I have the ability to smash the phones is the only reason I still have a job. Promise the idea of development but don't deliver. The new learning and development manager is a great add on, but we had someone like this before who was great and again got...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking your the best in the industry - your not

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2017-10-26

    Emerald Technology Recruitment Response

    October 30, 2017Operations Manager

    Thank you for your comment. This review is a little confusing as it mentions you are a current employee but use the wording "had some good people that worked there", an interesting use of past tense. Moving on from this, I would encourage you to speak with our Learning and Development ...

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Where to begin...."

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    Current Employee - Resourcer in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Emerald Technology Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    City centre location is convenient.

    Cons

    Joined the business after being bowled over and blown away by what was said and promised in my interview. After a few months though I realised that a lot of what was said and promised was in fact not true or at least greatly exaggerated. The directors convey no trust in any employee and are so ridiculously concerned with their own reputations and misplaced belief that the company is the best in the world that the staff...

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    Advice to Management

    The company could do great things, however the directors inability to step back and not micro-manage every person creates a bad environment and causes a lot of people to dread coming into work. I hope things improve or I worry that many people will leave.

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2017-09-05

    Emerald Technology Recruitment Response

    September 8, 2017Operations Co-ordinator

    Thank you for your comments and your compliment that the company can do great things. I'm keen to address and re-assure you on each point of your review. Interviewing - We have adjusted our interview process to help people get to know the company. our final interview is time on ...

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emerald Technology Recruitment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastics clients Realistic earnings Exciting account base Good social activies Great office atmosphere Structured Training

    Cons

    Long hours Very busienss workload Could do wirh more training/staff development.

    Advice to Management

    Having spent most of my recruitment life at Emerald Technology, I have realised that they quite different to most other recruiters. What they do they do it very well however I believe that more can be done to develop people to their strenghts and propel people further with continuous development and support. The management team are very credible but probably can do more to bring others through.

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2017-02-15

    Emerald Technology Recruitment Response

    September 8, 2017Operations Co-ordinator

    Thank you for your review and rating We have addressed your concern by appointing a Learning and Development manager. We agree that continuous improvement is important to us and our people. We launch our first training academy this year and everyone will have on-going personal ...

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Emerald Technology Recruitment

    Pros

    Great training offered from day 1. A growing organisation with lots of progression opportunities. Lots of individual, team and company incentives each week. Earning potential is high!

    Cons

    Working with people, whether it be the candidates or the clients can be frustrating, however equally rewarding!

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2016-07-21

    Emerald Technology Recruitment Response

    August 22, 2016Company Director

    Thank you for your review - we're so pleased to hear that you had a good experience with Emerald. We put a great deal of focus on offering progression opportunities and good incentives, as well as good earning potential for our staff. We wish you all the best for your future career.

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Low Base salaries Over egged targets"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emerald Technology Recruitment

    Pros

    Have a really strong opinion of themselves - bordering on arrogance Have a good MD/CEO who is an excellent recruiter Comission Scheme was good

    Cons

    Large targets - not convinced on the realism of them No opportunity to work in big accounts as they are hogged Believe they are superior to other consultancies , but they offer just the same service Low base salary - not good payers at entry level

    Emerald Technology Recruitment2016-07-08

    Emerald Technology Recruitment Response

    July 13, 2016Company Director

    Thank you for your review – we’re pleased to hear that you approve of our MD as an excellent recruiter, and that your feelings on our commission scheme are positive. However, we must stand by our targets, which we believe are realistic and achievable. We also do our utmost to offer ...

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