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Finlay James Reviews

Updated 4 December 2018
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time

    Pros

    training & development, clear progression opportunities

    Cons

    none at this stage


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I started working at Finlay James and the training was second to none. It’s such a nice, friendly atmosphere and a really great place to work. Absolutely love it!

    Cons

    No cons of the company at all!

    Finlay James Response

    22 Oct 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you so much for submitting this review. We are really pleased that you enjoy working here and that you feel the training was invaluable.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work at!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Consultant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Talent Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I joined FJ about 2 months ago and it couldn't go better! Great culture and atmosphere, the management team is here to support you at all times but gives you great autonomy as well. They are also very flexible and respect you personal life. Salary wise, your efforts are really rewarded!

    Cons

    To be honest, none so far!

    Finlay James Response

    22 Oct 2018 – HR Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. We try hard to strike the right balance between offering support and allowing for autonomy. We also value people's work-life... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The best in the business!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Having recently joined the Company I can honestly say I have never been made to feel more welcome into an organisation!
    Finlay James really does have that ‘family feel’ and business owners, John and Sara genuinely care about their teams and value their contribution to the business.
    There is an open and friendly culture and a real sense of pride and teamwork among the workforce.
    If you are looking to join a hugely successful organisation with a great Vision for the future, look no further than Finlay James, I guarantee you won’t regret it!

    Cons

    None that I have found so far! The teams are genuinely happy in their work and the Company find the best talent in the business.

    Advice to Management

    You have built up an award winning Business, which can only go from strength to strength. You recognise the value of people and create an environment where people love to work and clients and candidates want to join.
    You are constantly looking for ways to make the experience even better and have discovered the winning formula to be a hugely successful global organisation.
    Keep up the fantastic work!

    Finlay James Response

    22 Oct 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you so much for this detailed review. It is great to hear that as we grow we are creating the sort of environment where people are genuinely happy to come to work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "You will struggle to find a more supportive employer within this sector"

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

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive environment, will provide ongoing training and encouragement for you to succeed. Not like other recruiters who hire and fire, there is very low churn and a high number of employees whose average tenure is 5+ years. You have a CEO who is available to every employee pretty much any time of the day or night to offer advice and briefs every single candidate at final stage interviews. They provide great options for flexible working following maternity leave. You are treated like an adult and there is the option of working from home which is very unusual in the recruitment sector. Culture is ever evolving and they are constantly thinking of new ideas to benefit employees.

    Cons

    Recruitment is tough because it can be very financially rewarding! But it is actually the best environment for any recruiter to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Finlay James Response

    22 Oct 2018 – HR Manager

    Thanks for this valuable feedback. We are keen to be innovative and try to introduce ideas that will benefit both the business and our people. It is great to hear that you value this so highly.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - supportive
    - entreprenurial thinking is encouraged
    - laid back atmosphere
    - substantial investment into training and exposure

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional progression routes - recognised success"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team at Finlay James across all offices are genuinely friendly and happy people to work with and be around. Each day is different and often a lot of fun! FJ has a strong culture of collaboration between colleagues who are happy to help and share successes.

    Cons

    Recruitment (in any sector) can have its trials and tribulations. It takes a resilient and tenacious person to make it a success. This industry isn't for anyone who struggles to manage their time efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to bigger and bolder expansions internationally. We have the skill set and infrastructure to make this happen.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Clear, Achievable Progression!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Amazing progression opportunites
    Great Culture
    Rewarding
    Loads of incentives
    Real enjoyment of the job
    FJ really care about you and look to invest time in improving individuals
    Willing to invest time to train people effectively unlike some agencies

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in staff and promoting people who work hard and deserve it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company with a strong future"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time

    Pros

    • Clear career development structure where all staff know what is required to get promoted to the next level. This is based on competencies, behaviours and billings
    • Flat structure where you can assess senior managers and directors whenever required
    • Supportive environment including regular 1-2-1 appraisals
    • Environment where you can learn from more experienced consultants. Each team is includes a variety of experience levels
    • Culture of transparency and open feedback
    • Great incentives throughout the year – from team nights outs through to high value holidays
    • Truly provide added value to both client and candidate experience
    • Dedicated training manager
    • International trips for top performers – Berlin, Barcelona, Marbella and Miami this year
    • Flexible working
    • It’s a fun place to work

    Cons

    Working in recruitment does have challenges but if you are resilient, driven, persuasive and positive you can be very successful!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unbeatable team and management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finlay James full-time

    Pros

    - Couldn't ask for a better team
    - Best management ever
    - Amazing culture and values

    Cons

    - Can't really think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!