Jonathan Lee Recruitment Reviews

Updated 3 Jan 2021

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3.2
61%
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76%
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Jonathan Lee Recruitment Managing Director David Hale (no image)
David Hale
4 Ratings
  1. "Excellente agency"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Web Content Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for less than a year

    Pros

    They contracted me out with a great company to work in something I'm specialized. I will always be very grateful to them.

    Cons

    None I can think of. They are lovely: Sarah, Kat, Lyndsey.

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  2. "Good agency"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities in automotive industry

    Cons

    More regular catch-up and pay reviews with the candidates would be better


  3. "Old fashioned business"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jonathan Lee Recruitment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great people work there!

    Cons

    Old fashioned, high staff turnover, poor senior management

  4. "Research Engineer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Coventry, England

    I worked at Jonathan Lee Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good and helpful customer support

    Cons

    Contracting is always risky and rates differed person to person

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company I’ve ever worked for"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Stourbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jonathan Lee Recruitment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good CRM system and the building is quite nice.

    Cons

    Senior management is extremely poor and goes against company structure when it suits. The company is filled with backstabbing and internal politics, that creates a very unpleasant working atmosphere. The consultants sit on heritage clients and do no active business development themselves with a very counterintuitive working environment. The teams within the company are all against each other, with often teams having roles and clients that belong elsewhere in the business yet management turns a blind eye when it suits.

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  6. "Great Business"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Stourbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jonathan Lee Recruitment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very professional, ethical and really understand technical skill sets.

    Cons

    Not very sales driven as a business, almost too relaxed.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Read before considering career with this company"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jonathan Lee Recruitment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can get a higher basic than most other companies

    Cons

    Will be offered no training or support. Had no prior experience in that industry and they literally sat me in the corner of a room and told to just call new clients from google and work on roles given to me from consultants who didn’t want to work on the roles they couldn’t fill. A lot of experience is around and no one is helpful. You have two offices that don’t communicate and that reflects. The commission structure is worked out ( Eg : £24,000, then divide by 12, (£2000) and then times by 3 (£6000) and then 10% of anything over, confusing? Yes, consultants always were. Would recommend Joinging if you know industry well and can crack on. You will be left to rot and then be judged on results, but how can you achieve them if you’re offered no help? CEO is bothered only about numbers and has no understanding about individuals and as expected he doesn’t spend time with his own staff, but will happily jet off to Dubai once a month.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Recruitment Company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Jonathan Lee Recruitment part-time

    Pros

    decent reputation, well paid basic and car allowance

    Cons

    Poor structure for promotion, too many layers of management

  9. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engine Calibration Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jonathan Lee Recruitment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and work environment

    Cons

    I would like more training opportunities

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good overall - culture is a bit dated"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jonathan Lee Recruitment full-time

    Pros

    Great team, not as highly targeted as other agencies on business development, good basic package.

    Cons

    Very old school, the environment can make you lazy and demotivated, poor middle-management, commission structure is not competitive with others.

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