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Harvey Nash Group Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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4.1
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Harvey Nash Group CEO Albert Ellis
Albert Ellis
91 Ratings
Pros
  • "transparent and rewarding permanent commission structure(in 17 reviews)

  • "Collaborative, friendly environment, some great people, some less so, but that’s no different to anywhere else(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance - long working hours (but better than most competitors)(in 8 reviews)

  • "You need to be flexible and dedicated, there are long hours but once you manage your time well and figure out what works for you it's great(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people. Good flexibility. Great support and development.

    Cons

    Pay could be slightly better.

    Harvey Nash Group2019-11-01
  2. "Not enough structure"

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

    I worked at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely capable colleagues Good brand Good commission scheme Good basic salaries

    Cons

    No structure No appetite for aggressive growth Many people coasting in the business

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    Harvey Nash Group2019-11-12
  3. "Good Outfit"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team environment, good bonuses, colleagues friendly, nice vibe

    Cons

    bit corporate for me, sometimes felt like a small cog in a big wheel

    Harvey Nash Group2019-10-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Working Culture"

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great business to work for, with the ability to progress and grow within the company, their strong appreciation for work-life balance and offering flexible working arrangements. The 'family feel' of the office always makes it a welcoming environment to work in.

    Cons

    Traffic around the business park can get quite busy in the evenings.

    Harvey Nash Group2019-10-02
  5. "Trust, flexibility, unparalleled progression and a true care for wellbeing"

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Birmingham office is one of the most successful in the Group and has a reputation for maturity and flexibility. Leadership care and want you to do well - plenty of opportunity for progression and great commission structure. They care about wellbeing - home working is an option, plenty of flexibility, free weekly yoga, nutrition and mindfulness seminars etc. Sparkly new office looks like a Shoreditch coffee shop!

    Cons

    Out on a business park, not in the town centre - but you save money and can enjoy a lovely lunchtime walk around the lake.

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    Harvey Nash Group2019-10-02
  6. "Not your typical Recruitment Business"

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Autonomy and Flexibility to allow you to set how you wan't to work to be successful - Fantastic new office with the office culture to match

    Cons

    Traffic around the area but that's hardly their fault and they're more than happy to offer flexibility

    Harvey Nash Group2019-10-02
  7. "Great company with mature culture and top class leadership"

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    Current Employee - Head of Recruitment Delivery in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    *Awesome Leadership - extremely mature and fair management * Very inclusive and supportive culture - everyone's views are heard *Plenty of career opportunities for those who really want it *Amazing office - newly refurbished

    Cons

    * Office is not accessible by public transport - must have a car + driving licence *No pub within walking distance of the office to celebrate success

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    Harvey Nash Group2019-10-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Old school management and culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, fun nights out.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are really old school which made it hard to do anything innovative

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    Harvey Nash Group2019-09-13
  9. "Fast paced and exciting business - something is always happening"

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    Former Employee - Group Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Collaborative, friendly environment, some great people, some less so, but that’s no different to anywhere else. Fantastic working environment, doesn’t come any better than the Heron Tower. Marketing is absolutely top drawer.

    Cons

    Lots of ambiguity, a fair few competing interests. Leadership is generally good and enthusiastic, though some can appear remote and inert

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    Harvey Nash Group2019-08-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Confused company"

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well known brand in the market. Externally credible but known best for leadership and executive recruitment, which is actually the smallest part of what we do.

    Cons

    A messy and confused brand identity in the UK. They don't seem to have a clear vision and yet keep restructuring, costing people their jobs. The exec and senior management team on the whole are accountants and don't understand the recruitment sector. The systems and tools given to the recruiters are from the 80's! There is no business strategy articulated so it feels like the business has no direction.

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    Harvey Nash Group2019-04-12
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