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Kevin Freeguard
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  • "All the international markets with Networkers brand are going down(in 8 reviews)

  • "Group Support can someone be under-appreciated compared to sales - but they are improving on this(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fareham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gattaca full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great company culture, training, benefits, opportunities to earn commission and progress in career.

    Cons

    Can be competitive amongst some teams.

    Gattaca2019-02-12

    Gattaca Response

    May 2, 2019Group HR Director

    Thank you for your review. It is great to read you enjoyed working with us. You’ve mentioned all of the things we aspire to with our employment value proposition; Wellbeing (culture and benefits), Develop (training and progression) and Recognition (commission, progression and benefits). ...

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  2. "Group Support"

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    Current Employee - Group Support in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gattaca part-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Flexible, positive environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Progression and pay reviews

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Gattaca2019-04-23

    Gattaca Response

    May 2, 2019Group HR Director

    Thank you for your review. I am pleased to read that you are enjoying a number of elements we offer that makes companies good employers. It’s a shame you don’t recommend us as a place to work and I’d love to know why and ask if you wouldn’t mind reaching out to me directly. Our enhanced ...

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  3. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fareham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gattaca full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Friendly company to work for, there is a good work life balance, the company always provides great company nights out and there is always training available to better ourselves and god career progression.

    Cons

    There is minimal parking, so get in early. Group Support can someone be under-appreciated compared to sales - but they are improving on this.

    Gattaca2019-03-13

    Gattaca Response

    May 2, 2019Group HR Director

    Thank you for taking time to leave a review and providing us with feedback. We are happy to read you enjoy working with us and I hope that continues all through your career. The pro’s you mentioned are all items we are constantly improving with the help from staff feedback. We ...

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  4. "Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Group Support Staff in Whiteley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gattaca full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Good office location

    Cons

    Politics, Parking, Ineffective project management. Sales career progression is swift. Group support progression is slow and relies on senior staff leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit less managers and contractors and engage with the SME's who do the actual work.

    Gattaca2019-01-11

    Gattaca Response

    January 15, 2019Group HR Director

    Thank you for your review. It’s great to get such a balanced view, which is extremely helpful. We are really pleased you enjoy the culture and benefits here at Gattaca as our employees are the centre of our values and purpose. Staff engagement is high on our agenda and as you know ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "The best company I've ever worked for"

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

    I have been working at Gattaca full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    It's a very social company, with a real emphasis on its people - the benefits are great, and everyone is treated with respect. My line manager and also senior management are some of the best managers I've had, and extremely approachable.

    Cons

    The parking is a bit limited

    Gattaca2018-11-12

    Gattaca Response

    January 3, 2019Group HR Director

    Thank you for your review. It is very good to read that you enjoy working for Gattaca and I sincerely hope your experience continues to be positive. You’re absolutely right, the people we have here are great and make working at Gattaca so enjoyable. I will be sure to pass along ...

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  6. "Lots of positives but not the finished article yet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gattaca full-time

    Pros

    Gattaca has changed a huge amount since the acquisition and this has concluded with a number of positives for employees however not all processes have caught up. Gattaca has a brilliant career path, flexibility on billing and managerial duties with the training to support. Gattaca's people are motivated, focused and driven with a clear focus on being part of a team. Although a number of Managers have the 'old...

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    Cons

    Unfortunately there are still a few areas that cause upset amongst teams. The KPI's in use are outdated, with the focus on them resulting in employees feeling de-motivated instead of motivated. Working hours are also scrutinised with a lack of flexibility available and a very clear mentality of 'if you leave on time, you're not busy enough'. Salary's for Recruiters & Group Support are low in comparison...

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    Advice to Management

    Gattaca is a great company and I loved my time there. With a few tweaks it will only get stronger. Instead of looking to competitors to highlight what makes Gattaca great, I would also look at the changes in hours, salaries and targets that have had very positive results.

    Gattaca2018-10-29

    Gattaca Response

    November 1, 2018Group HR Director

    Thank you for your review. It’s great to get such a balanced view, which is extremely helpful. We are really pleased you had a good time at Gattaca and that you valued the emphasis we place on career development. It really is about that two-way relationship here at Gattaca. You make ...

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  7. "Keep looking forward"

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Whiteley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gattaca full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Strong, positive culture. Evolving more and investing in client solutions and helping our clients overcome their real recruitment challenges. Staff engagement is high on the agenda. The Social environment is positive. Good reward if you are good at your role.

    Cons

    Somewhat traditional KPI’s in our traditional recruitment businesses. Some senior and mid level management need to think differently.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the new CEO and look towards the future. Don’t become fixated on past glories!

    Gattaca2018-10-23

    Gattaca Response

    November 1, 2018Group HR Director

    Thanks for leaving your review. A work hard play hard method is an important trait we encourage here at Gattaca and I am glad it is noticed and commended. You’re absolutely right that staff engagement is high on our agenda and we encourage staff ownership when it comes to the ...

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Bromley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gattaca full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I worked for the Networkers brand before it was taken over by Matchtech, and subsequently rebranded to Gattaca. I joined a great company with some fantastic people at management and director level leading the business. It was well established, offered a wealth of data to utilise at the time and an enviable client list, and delivering a number of different recruitment solutions and despite coming from a recruitment background...

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    Cons

    The overall business lacked cohesion at a senior level, someone who could visualise and implement the benefits of a good existing client list and good delivery in different areas. The takeover by Matchtech slowly broke down everything that was good about the business, not investing time or money in the Networkers business they took over. This resulted in good people leaving, sales figures dwindling and an ever-diminishing...

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    Advice to Management

    I suspect this advice is too late, but management should value the people they have inherited through acquisition rather than distance themselves and create this "us and them" situation. I'd also consider modernising their incentives, they felt stuck in the 00s.

    Gattaca2018-10-19

    Gattaca Response

    November 1, 2018Group HR Director

    When a company is acquired then we accept that it isn’t always the case that everyone welcomes the change that comes with this. And, this is fine and agree it’s actually best to part ways. What we have aimed to do is to enhance the employment offering, which we did through reducing ...

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  9. "Great company with fantastic opportunities and room for growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gattaca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, the London office, learning and development, colleagues, location, job.

    Cons

    Not one as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Gattaca2018-09-13

    Gattaca Response

    October 31, 2018Group HR Director

    Thank you for your review. It is very good to read that your first year at Gattaca has started so well and I sincerely hope your experience continues to be positive. We’re investing in our London office presently and soon it will be bustling with more colleagues. It is certainly ...

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Mediocre Recruitment Agency"

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    Former Employee - Contract - Recruiting Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gattaca full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good Company should you be given the opportunity to thrive. Commission is ok. Not unreachable but challenging if your market drops

    Cons

    Kpi are very old school. No flexibility to the working day. Management quick to pass the buck whilst they look up their next holiday Markets aren’t relatable to sector demand. Contract market is by far more “recruitable” compared to permanent roles. Company is more focused on bringing in new “trainees” rather than focusing on existing staff and retaining them.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of competitors are giving the employee more flex in their work. If MTG were less old school and more accommodating for the average working family, staff retention would be better. Senior members of staff seem to think they are “untouchable”. This should be addressed to make all teams feel equal.

    Gattaca2018-09-20

    Gattaca Response

    September 27, 2018Group Director

    Thank you for the comments…..I could not agree more with you that there could be more flexible working within ours and indeed many businesses. For me increased flexibility is intrinsically linked to accountability and focusing on the end result as much, if not more than the steps ...

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