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- "Amazing Culture" (in 5 reviews)
- "An amazing organisation led with pragmatic and generous Senior Management which instills an ethos of self" (in 4 reviews)
- "Great working environment" (in 4 reviews)
- "Always deliver consistent training to help develop their people and offer sound & knowledgeable support where required." (in 3 reviews)
- "They have a fantastic team environment with all sections working together." (in 3 reviews)
- "Bad management, no support at all." (in 3 reviews)
- 5.06 Dec 2022Recruitment ConsultantCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearManchester, England
I joined in the summer and my first few months have been great. The people are really welcoming and the training is second to none. Really looking forward to what’s in store for my future here.
No flaws found so far
- 1.012 Jul 2023Senior ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearManchester, England
There were opportunities to collaborate and work alongside dedicated individuals within FJR. These interactions allowed for professional growth and fostered valuable connections but all the individuals have now left!!
Lack of Transparency: One of the primary concerns is the apparent lack of transparency demonstrated by the owner. Important information regarding the company's financial health and stability is seemingly withheld from staff members, creating an environment of uncertainty and unease. Financial Instability: Suppliers not receiving consistent and timely payments, as highlighted by persistent calls to the office, has become an embarrassing issue. This situation was further exacerbated when a third party openly named and criticised the owner and FJR on a professional platform for failing to settle invoices. Think we all saw the recent post on LinkedIn when a rec 2 rec named and shamed FJR for not paying their invoice!! These financial struggles raise questions about the company's viability and the potential impact on regular employee remuneration. Neglected Investment and Mismanagement: It has come to light that the owner has consistently prioritised personal monetary gain over reinvesting in the company. This long-standing practice has now led to a substantial accumulation of debts, which has put the future stability of the organisation in question. Concerns are raised about the ability to meet payroll obligations, with contractors already facing difficulties in receiving timely payments. Lack of Accountability: Certain members of the staff appear to be disengaged, often choosing personal indulgences over fulfilling their work responsibilities. This includes frequent mid-morning Greggs runs, extended lunches, and shopping excursions during work hours. The owners apparent indifference to this behaviour suggests a lack of oversight and accountability within the organisation.3FJR Group Response5mo
Thanks for the review, a lot has changed since you have moved on. As alluded to there was a danger of a toxic culture / boys club which had been reference last year, taking over thankfully most of those individuals including the "Greggs Crew" have left. There is a however a narrative much of which is in the above that is not correct and has been embellished, then enhanced and repeated. We are getting back to what the business was for the best part of 12 / 13 years one with an open spirit of adventure. A clear decline which started in early 2022 as we changed the management structure which can be evidenced in the glassdoor trends. Again this leadership group has changed and whilst we cant undo the last 15 months moving forward we can focus on a positive collective culture with genuine desire to grow a positive inclusive business.
- 1.021 Jun 2023Recruitment ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearManchester, England
Some good personalities but these people have now left too since seeing the true colours of the business.
The Managing Partner in the tech division "Mr. Deceptive" has perfected the art of manipulating others by presenting a façade of charisma and goodwill. He skillfully establishes trust and deceptively manages to pacify clients and won business as his own. However, his true intentions lie in exploiting these assets solely for personal gain and advancement. The Previous CEO/MD. Although he comes across well in person, has a tendency to evade responsibility by consistently passing the buck whenever any dubious or questionable activities within the company are brought to his attention. Despite occupying the highest position of authority, he conveniently claims ignorance when confronted with matters that demand his attention and accountability. JD - Founder - How John is still allowed to trade, is an absolute mystery. His unethical ways of working and flagrant disregard for legal and moral obligations are a cause for grave concern. How a person can deduct pension contributions from employees' salaries and intentionally fail to remit those funds to the appropriate pension schemes. This dishonest practice is a blatant breach of trust and a serious violation of financial regulations, leaving employees at risk of losing their rightful retirement savings. Whenever approached about this will deny knowledge and indicate the matter is resolved but there are people still left at bay who have exited the business without knowing this had happened until after the fact.2
- 1.08 Jun 2023ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearManchester, England
No consequences for not billing because they can’t afford to lose anymore people.
The owner needs to get a grip and take some accountability. Rather than bad mouthing people for leaving, give staff a strategy, direction & honesty, none of this is happening. Clearly have no cash, not paying bills as RectoRecs are posting online about invoices, calls coming into the office asking for payments to be made. It’s embarrassing. Some good people are going to be caught in this mess because of lie after lie.2
- 1.016 Jun 2023Recruitment ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Some good people who are unfortunately going to get caught up.
Well, where to begin? Apparently I’ve already done a Glassdoor review previously according to the owner whilst he was slagging off myself and other former staff members publicly in the office but to his surprise I haven’t. But I am doing one now… I enjoyed some good times and worked with some great people. Sadly these people are now going to be caught in the burning mess that is being created by the owner. I grafted whilst working for that business and to hear that I’ve been slagged off publicly is quite frankly disgusting. The owner has no perception of what is going on around and the place is finished all because of his greedy ways. Wonder why taxes are so high in the UK? It’s because crooks like this guy who don’t fancy paying HMRC… AGAIN. This is why he’s no longer allowed to be a director on companies house and has had to run to Daddy to ask him to be one instead. All because he couldn’t keep his hand out the cookie jar. This company has 0 cash which is mental considering the amount some of the top performers have billed over the years. Where has it all gone? Oh and did I mention that contractors are now not being paid. The constant hiring of rookie consultants via rec to recs is embarrassing and what’s more embarrassing is the companies inability to pay the rec to rec fees. I can see now why the turnover of this business has been so high. The whole company is built on lies which come right from the owner.2
- 2.012 Jun 2023Recruitment ConsultantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearManchester, England
Hybrid working No others that come to mine
KPI driven Unsupportive High turnover Extremely difficult to earn commission Poor management2
- 1.04 Aug 2022Recruitment AssociateFormer Employee, less than 1 yearEdinburgh, Scotland
Decent-ish basic pay although not matched up with cost of living in my opinion. Great company mentality around your wins and where you do well.
The worst training I have ever had in my career after 8 years of working I’ve had minimum wage jobs with better training. No clear direction for new starts. No expectations set (poor training again)1FJR Group Response2y
Thank you for the review and the honesty of how you felt. I am sorry you feel we fell short of training and development it is an area we are constantly working on as we grow. As a start up office some of the support that we have in the established offices may not be as detailed and consistent. However the pioneer mentality of time, grit, resilience and hard work required to make those start up operations a success is critical. In hindsight maybe we were not clear enough about our expectation of you against those key behaviours / traits and the personal development you would need to do personally versus the training support you would receive in the office. Wishing you all the best in the future. JD
- 3.07 Apr 2023Recruitment ConsultantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearManchester, England
Seems a clear progression at the beginning Friendly people
A lot of false promises They highlight it's not KPI driven place but definitely it is3
- 1.022 Jan 2023Recruitment ConsultantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Top billers are rewarded with an annual ski trip and decent bonus scheme, however not as good as other companies.
- High staff turnover due to poor management and lack of training opportunities, which led to the London branch not performing for months and making expectations very high for new joiners. - A challenging office culture - micromanagement and continued getting denied training when asked. Perhaps this manager could also do with some training too!4
- 1.01 Apr 2023ConsultantFormer Employee
Get to work from home on a Monday and Friday.
Highest turnover of staff I have ever witnessed. Manchester office is given every resource. Juniors left on their own and expected to bill high.1
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FJR Group has an overall rating of 3.0 out of 5, based on over 77 reviews left anonymously by employees. 54% of employees would recommend working at FJR Group to a friend and 48% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -33% over the last 12 months.
54% of FJR Group employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated FJR Group 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.