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Frank Recruitment Group Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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Pros
  • "I have worked in different departments and have been given opportunities to take on more responsibilities throughout my time at Frank Recruitment Group" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Work hard play hard environment" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, but that's expected" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Work life balance will not be the same as other opportunities due to the nature of recruitment" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Amazing career opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time

    Pros

    The various FRG brands are leaders in the niche IT recruitment markets they operate in so whichever team you're in you have access to the huge candidate database and ready-made clients. The company's brand, advertising spend and big presence at tech conferences helps massively when building your market.

    The offices in Newcastle are great. They moved into the new office in Summer 17 and they are huge, have big breakout areas, kitchens, free fruit and they're really central. They've just taken another two floors so there's now around 300 people in the Newcastle office.

    The company puts on free sports activities on Monday and Wednesday evenings (football, netball, yoga, running club, boxing etc).

    FRG has a very defined culture; it's a sales environment where everyone is expected to work hard and contribute. There's lots of targets and this certainly isn't for everyone, but if you're ambitious and want to progress your sales / recruitment career quickly, I don't believe there's anywhere like it in Newcastle. Consultants who hit their targets progress to Senior Consultant within 12-18 months, and you can be in a leadership position within three years. 99% of the management team started as trainees and have progressed through the ranks by working hard and hitting their targets.

    There's loads of incentives so if you hit your targets you're rewarded really well. There's individual rewards as well as team and office incentives. Everyone is invited to the monthly First Thursday event, and the top 20 consultants every month are invited to Lunch Club where you enjoy fine dining on a Friday afternoon at one of the cities best restaurants.

    In 2017 FRG took on 15 Placement Students from local universities. They've been a great addition to the Newcastle office and the programme is being repeated in 2018/19.

    The social side is great. Lots of people at FRG have met really good friends here and the team culture is really strong.

    The training is excellent. They have an in-house training team and every week there's training on recruitment process, the CRM system, your tech product, business development & sales etc.

    Overall, FRG is a great company to work for with an excellent culture where everyone has the same opportunity to be successful, progress their career and earn a strong salary.

    Cons

    In recruitment you get out what you put in. At FRG if you give 100% you will get loads back. If you're not looking to join a fast-growing company with high expectations then this isn't the place for you.

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    29 Mar 2018 – Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for your review and your loyalty and commitment to Frank Recruitment Group. It's great to hear your feedback. We are very privileged to have you on the FRG team. Keep up the great work.... More


  2. "The best recruitment company on the market"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This organisation will allow you to reach levels that you were unable to reach in previous companies also the training you receive is second to none.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours, but they will pay off.

  3. "My Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time

    Pros

    - Good Training to get you up to date.
    - Fun Working environment.
    - Great Social and progression aspects.

    Cons

    - Long working hours. (get in what you put out)


  4. "Frank Recruitment Group Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Never been in a more positive working environment. Everybody is extremely friendly and there is never a dull day at work. It is challenging and can be tough but so far it has been rewarding.

    Also, plenty of opportunities to make serious money.

    Cons

    Working hours can be long sometimes meaning a social life through the week day can be hard to balance. This is made clear to you before you start.

    Advice to Management

    Managers and trainers are absolutely fantastic so far, keep it up!


  5. "A great workplace for those willing to work hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time

    Pros

    - Thorough in-house training
    - Fun working environment
    - Possibility for progression

    Cons

    - Long working hours that can be tiring


  6. "Recruitment Consultant Review"

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

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    clear career progression pathway. expanding successful company, sharing the success with employees that work hard. weekends off. potential of large financial reward for success.

    Cons

    Long Hours (through the week) takes time to build up connections and start earning "good" money.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work. great mixture of work hard - play hard culture, rewarding the successful and helping the newer employees that are struggling.


  7. "Great Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and team on the sales floor. Learned a lot from my manager and team leader and always willing to help. Generally down to earth people here wanting to grow. Training is intense but rewarding. Definitely need to be hardworking and an achiever to make it but rewarding by the end of the day.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about. Keep it up.

  8. "Trainee Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training program is industry leading
    Fun and professional work culture
    Fantastic office facilities and location
    Work with industry leaders
    Staff benefits and remuneration (*UNCAPPED COMMISSION*)
    Top of the range software

    Cons

    This job will not be for you if you are not willing to put in hard work and go above and beyond in order to achieve!


  9. "Trainee Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good commission structure, uncapped
    - Good incentives
    - Good training course for people who are new to recruitment and sale
    - Motivation from management and other members of the team

    Cons

    - Hours can be quite long
    - Lunch breaks are set


  10. "Talk to Frank"

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

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities, great atmosphere, commission structure

    Cons

    long hours, there is some really good looking bald people in the office and its distracting