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3.8
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82%
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Harvey Nash Group CEO Albert Ellis
Albert Ellis
84 Ratings
Pros
  • "Commission structure is amazing and they have a better base than any other agency(in 17 reviews)

  • "It is nice to work with genuinely great people(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance (depending on the time of the year)(in 9 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. "Great Organisation to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Self start approach and freedom within role, exceptional commission structure that beats many within the recruitment market

    Cons

    Quite a focus on bringing in large clients and trying to blanket the market, which in one hand is a bonus but I personally found it narrowed down the volume of candidates we could approach.

    Advice to Management

    I personally feel that they need to change the focus away from so many large accounts and balance out there book with more SME business.

    Harvey Nash Group2019-03-05
  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 4 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.

    Advice to Management

    Stop producing PR and surveys and start leading the business

    Harvey Nash Group2019-04-12
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fabulous culture"

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people are fantastic; a supportive & generous culture comes from the top and permeates the business. Brand, and industry surveys / reports are of top quality. Commission scheme is pretty average but is clear and transparent.

    Cons

    The systems could do with an overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive focus on culture

    Harvey Nash Group2018-10-08
  4. "Not bad"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Harvey Nash Group

      Pros

      Great people, great office, reasonable benefits

      Cons

      Old school management, outdated processes.

      Harvey Nash Group2018-10-15
    • "Great company for recruitment professionals who value freedom and variety in their work"

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

      I worked at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      - great people; working at Harvey Nash you will be surrounded by intelligent and professsional people. - investment in people; if you demonstrate the ability and ambition in developing, my experience is that Harvey Nash will invest in you. - transparent and rewarding permanent commission structure. - great events and investment in acitivities such as Diversity & Inclusion.

      Cons

      - nothing major to say, my four year experience at Harvey Nash was all positive and I wouldn’t have left had it not been due to an international move.

      Harvey Nash Group2018-09-25
    • "Decent Company, Not the best for Grads"

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      Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Lots of talented people there

      Cons

      Not the best best learning for grads

      Harvey Nash Group2018-08-16

      Harvey Nash Group Response

      August 21, 2018Head of Talent

      Hi there, really interested to catch up on your experience and how we can adapt and make all our people feel included and get the best from their time here. Despite knowing we have industry leading training and development, we are always looking to see how we can improve. Give ...

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    • "Can’t conplaon"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time

      Pros

      Really relaxed atmosphere, never feel pressured.

      Cons

      Could be a bit better in terms of holidays and amenities in office (areas to sit and relax, table tennis etc) as don’t want to have to be stuck at desk all day.

      Advice to Management

      Cons ^^

      Harvey Nash Group2018-07-30
    • Helpful (6)

      "WORST MANAGEMENT IN RECRUITMENT"

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        Former Employee - Recruitment in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        nice office - that's it (however when you work for this company going into the office everyday turns into hell because you will hate it that much) I had to give 1 star as wouldn't let me submit review otherwise however i would give this company a minus if i could.

        Cons

        commission structure will see you take home less than 5% on overall deal value and they make it so complicated to work out you don't realize how much you are getting ripped off by. They say its "flexible working" however its the most un-flexible structure ever and frowned upon if your 30 seconds late. Management are stuck in the 80's and think you need to be "on the phone" 24/7 and don't understand how recruitment...

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        Advice to Management

        past the point of help, get rid of all senior management especially MD

        Harvey Nash Group2018-08-16

        Harvey Nash Group Response

        August 21, 2018Head of Talent

        Hi, It’s really disappointing that you feel this way and not something that we are happy to see. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this in more detail so that we can address any areas that you are referring to. Please get in touch with me directly on 07702870641 ...

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      • Helpful (3)

        "Great atmosphere, friendly place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        -Friendly colleagues, good atmosphere. -Managers generally not too hierarchical, easy to approach and involved with day to day workings of the business. -good location on the business park, easy access by car from most nearby towns. Not very accessible if you don't drive though. -I can't speak for all managers but mine has always been supported and invested in my career and I have always been encouraged to pursue interests...

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        Cons

        -can be disorganised -lack of any clear progression structure or criteria, you have to make your own path completely and push for what you want there are no established salary bands, promotion ladders, or similar. No two careers are the same, depends on your personality and your manager as to how far you can progress. -gender pay gap, due to lack of females in senior management, no clear plan about how this will be...

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        Advice to Management

        Greater clarity about progression and pay scales for all staff (not just consultants) would benefit all employees, several people choose to leave rather than fight for progression with unclear goal posts.

        Harvey Nash Group2018-05-09
      • "Moving on - have loved the job!"

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        Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Leeds, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Harvey Nash (Leeds) is a great place to work and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The office has all of the benefits of a global corporate business but with the feel of a boutique local to the Yorkshire market. The team is friendly, inclusive and supportive and the directors have been with the business for a number of years and are hugely knowledgeable and professional. This business has many long-term relationships...

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        Cons

        The environment is best suited to someone who is proactive and doesn't need to be told what to do all of the time.

        Advice to Management

        Keep it up you have a really good thing going .

        Harvey Nash Group2018-04-10
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