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ID Medical Reviews

Updated 19 January 2019
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Pros
  • "I worked for ID Medical for many years" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Career Progression occurs on a meritocratic basis and top performing individuals are always rewarded and recognised for positive contributions" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but you reap the rewards soon after" (in 23 reviews)

  • "never saw anything like that until ID Medical" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great career prospects and culture"

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

    I have been working at ID Medical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Career plans are available so sales people can see what their next job is and how to work towards it
    -Managers are approachable
    -Director spend time on the floor
    -Hours have been improved - finish at 1730 and if you hit your targets you don't have to work Saturdays (one in four, 0900-1400)
    -Good training team - knowledgable

    Cons

    -Benefits could be better. Cars avalable to some levels and not others. Holidays are only 4 weeks + bank holidays
    -Very complicated systems which take up a lot of time
    -Commission takes a long time to earn - not made clear in interview
    -inconsistent management - some people get away with being late every day, others don't

    Advice to Management

    -Stick to the policies and treat everyone the same
    -Spend more time on the floor talking to staff
    -Improve holiday allocation - maybe for those of us who have been here 5 years +


  2. Helpful (1)

    "recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ID Medical full-time

    Pros

    There aren't any benefits to working there

    Cons

    poor hours, managers lie about commission, depressing not being able to pay candidates due to many internal pay processing issues, other recruiters only care about stealing your candidates and making money as a result candidates suffer

    Advice to Management

    re-think you model

  3. "Principal Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ID Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career development, Great earning potential

    Cons

    Very long work hours and poor work-life balance


  4. "Great training"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ID Medical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - very good training structure, especially for young people with no previous experience of recruitment
    - opportunities for good earnings
    - nice atmosphere, great colleagues
    -very good senior managers, they really want you to succeed

    Cons

    - long working hours including working on Saturdays. no work/life balance
    - senior consultants who are trying to be promoted to trainee managers are often micromanaging junior staff,
    -bad commission structure, 10k threshold before any bonus is given


  5. "Amazing job once u grasp it"

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

    I have been working at ID Medical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of guidance and help friendly environment

    Cons

    Little training on important aspects of medical recruitment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior RC in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Senior RC in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ID Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Few weeks of initial training is provided before properly starting - rather than straight on a desk w/ computer + phone.
    - Canteen’s food is generally good
    - Really can't think of any?

    Cons

    The hours are extremely long, you realistically work around 50 hours a week, + 1 in 4 Saturdays on top (some team members don’t turn up despite them being on the rota, and don’t get disciplined).

    - 180 recruitment system – I found many members of different teams, such as business support, rather incompetent and found myself doing their job myself. As its 180 recruitment, success is pretty much determined by your relationship with members of the client team (the ones who book your doctors). There were well known (and overlooked) instances where recruitment consultants were sleeping with members of the client team, who in turn book their doctors over others. Some hospitals were a complete no go as you knew your doctors wouldn’t get booked over others, despite the quality of the candidate being far better in many cases.

    - Big pressure on KPI’s – Okay it’s the nature of the beast, sales right? But I’m talking constant pressure to make X number of calls per hour, X number of minutes talk time – these are checked and sent out via email pretty much hourly. Every day you get told off like you’re at school if you don’t hit these (despite the job sometimes involving other responsibilities as a result of other people’s incompetence)

    - Commission structure is unfair for new starters and not made clear in the interview. For someone without previous connections in the industry - you are realistically not going to make commission in the first 12-18 months (probably longer -, despite working really hard and billing 3 or 4 times your basic salary year 1.

    - Overheard things like Principle Consultant’s being asked by managers to following certain team members into the toilets to see if they are really going – never saw anything like that until ID Medical.

    Advice to Management

    Pretty toxic atmosphere. I have no doubt Managers/Directors really do believe that people enjoy working there, the loud trap/rap music played constantly (when you're suppose to be on the phone) motivates people + that it's a good place to work based off a times 100 rating (really have no idea how they got that). But just look at the staff turnover + comments on here. Please don't be fooled, worst job experience so far. Avoid at all costs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "RUN FOR THIS HILLS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ID Medical full-time

    Pros

    There is on-site parking that is free but it is either first-come first serve or reserved for the "important" people.

    Cons

    Bullying culture perpetuated by senior leadership. People were fired every single week, to the point that there is an email circulated every Monday outlining who has "left the business".
    If you are not a Consultant, you are deemed as unimportant by senior management and this is then fed down to the Consultants, who go on to treat support staff (e.g. admin etc.) awfully i.e. shouting in their faces.
    Slowly everything is being outsourced to India so the operation based in the UK will soon cease to exist.
    Right at the beginning of employment every employee is forced to sign a declaration confirming that they are willing to work over the allowed amount per week. There is no flexibility.
    It is a glorified call centre - this terminology is specifically not allowed.
    There are American-style huddles every morning n which macho-testosterone based chating, grunting and shouting is encouraged. There are more men than women that work there, and almost all of the senior roles are taken by men.
    The office appears to operate like a night club in that there is loud house music playing (that can be heard on calls) in order to "motivate" the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human beings and stop taking advantage of school-leavers by paying them barely anything and forcing them to work ridiculous hours.

  8. "Dr"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Locum Doctor in London, England
    Former Employee - Locum Doctor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ID Medical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good job opportunity for getting jobs friendly staffs

    Cons

    slight problem in payroll sometimes not punctual


  9. Helpful (1)

    "credit controller"

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

    I have been working at ID Medical part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    best team , really loving environment all round

    Cons

    none so far at id

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "RC"

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

    I have been working at ID Medical full-time

    Pros

    Very vibrant environment, gives you the opportunity to acquire new set of skills. Hard work pays off

    Cons

    Hard work sometimes means long hours too

    Advice to Management

    The management in generally listening to their employees and are proactive