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Optimus Search Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2019

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3.7
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Nigel Livingston
24 Ratings
  1. "One of the best in the business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optimus Search full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enable their consultants to be the best in their respective markets Teach them skills that are not obtainable at other recruitment companies Working alongside consultants with high ambitions and knowledge Friendly competition which enables consultants to push that little bit extra but also the help is available from anyone when needed. Great atmosphere and family like environment. Fast growing with top of the market...

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    Cons

    I genuinely cannot think of any bad experiences I personally went through at Optimus.

    Optimus Search 2019-07-08
  2. "Great office, great people, hard industry and market"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optimus Search full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - the most of the people which work there are second to none and great to have - i never felt that a day was long because there is always somebody to have a quick chat or laugh with - they have really switched on people which can give you good advice in on and off the desk - there data and client base is good to work with - overall i really enjoyed my time, i was just looking for a different career path - if you...

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    Cons

    - long hours in recruitment - cultural difference makes the work harder since there are far to less german speaking people for the markets they work in - i was missing a bit of an outlook what´s the next step some day

    Optimus Search 2019-06-25
  3. "I do like the money"

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

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

    Pros

    The Progression is great, I know people to get to A senior level in 18 months 6 month trips to Ibiza, Skiing trip, Boat Party & Royal Ascot Team Building events Monthly Lunch clubs at expensive places Office is in a brilliant location Open Plan office, so its easy to get involved with everyone Finish early on a Friday Fifa at break Table Tennis at break Weekly Training to all staff Some people have earned...

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    Cons

    Long Hours with markets that will take time to understand Unacceptable to be late High Expectations A lot of phone work

    Advice to Management

    Overall really good. Not all recruitment is done over the phone – let people use the tools you’ve paid for like LinkedIn There are the odd people who spoil it for the others.

    Optimus Search 2019-06-24
  4. "My First 6 Months"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimus Search full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The People - I am around an amazing group of people who I would actually define as a TEAM. But its not just my desk...all the staff are close and friendly. You can seek advice and support anywhere. The tools and resources are leading. The owners put money back into the business constantly. An amazing office on the Thames and all technologies/training to help you bill.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but the hours are a drain. Luckily the people get you through it. You either make the job your life during the week or you will struggle to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in all areas. I think that weekly one to ones could be a useful implementation for all levels of consultant.

    Optimus Search 2019-05-28
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    "Great rewards for hard work"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimus Search full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great managerial structure, great commission structure, great people. Very open and welcoming company.

    Cons

    Long hours but for the right kind of person, you'll end up working even more for the rewards the job can bring. If you don't want to work hard, however, this job may not be for you.

    Advice to Management

    No advice here. The company is clearly doing very well - it has a lively environment and a very positive culture.

    Optimus Search 2019-05-15
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Associate Consultant"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimus Search full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment. Healthy competition filled with a lot of transparency.

    Cons

    Can be draining, in terms of energy exhaust, but that all comes with the hard work that is produced here.

    Optimus Search 2019-05-07
  7. "Best Environment"

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      Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      People and environment are the best, everyone to work with is great and everyone truly gets on It's a lot of hard work and long hours so it's really important the social side is really good which it definitely is everyone is easy to work with and most Fridays (and too many weekdays...) most people are out for drinks Money is good and strong commission structure, and its very clear on how to grow and get promoted -...

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      Cons

      Sometimes certain directions or incentives are not so transparent but this is something you can see management are working on Sometimes certain recognition's or incentives have to be chased to get them - always given in the end but would be nice to not have to chase it

      Advice to Management

      Keep the old culture and atmosphere going - Besides the money, the old culture is what made it enjoyable to come to work

      Optimus Search 2019-05-15
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      "Poor Communication"

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

      I worked at Optimus Search full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great company who have achieved so much. They are all such hard workers there and it is an extremely motivating environment. The owners are on the front line with every one else, powering through and coaching effectively. The head of training & development is also very inspirational and a great teacher who produces good results. He is an extremely unique character who you literally can't find anywhere else.

      Cons

      It's a real shame because I really can't think of many except for one which just counters so much of the pros - poor communication between employers & employees. Optimus seems to hide quite a lot from their staff, there seems to be a lot of behind-the-scenes 'business' that doesn't get communicated effectively to the necessary bodies. This lack of communication can quite literally harm the lifestyle's of their employees,...

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      Advice to Management

      Be more open & 'transparent' with your employees. They deserve your absolute honest opinions and honest feedback, including any action you think is necessary. What's the point of hiring people if you're nearly 80% sure that you're gonna get rid of them. You're just gonna harm their careers but more importantly their lifestyles. Business will always be business, and yes, there is no time to mess about. But you are...

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      Optimus Search 2019-05-22
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      "Bullying is true"

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

      I worked at Optimus Search full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Not a lot, company has no real structure or training, the only positive thing is the head of training Alex Gilbert who is a lovely guy

      Cons

      I saw a review on here claiming that there was internal bullying in which the company got very offended about. So I thought I would state that the comments are true, I saw atleast 2 counts of bullying while I worked at Optimus Search so for them to try and deny it is very false

      Advice to Management

      Look past your long term employees, they aren’t perfect, and some treat their staff very bad and don’t do a very good job as a leader

      Optimus Search 2019-05-03

      Optimus Search Response

      May 8, 2019Marketing Manager

      Whilst traditionally ALL employee feedback (past and present) is both valued and appreciated, as an organisation we feel it is important to provide an accurate and timely account of the company's work culture in response to social media attacks, especially regarding accusations of ...

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      "The Review"

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      Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Optimus Search full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Best thing about working at optimus would most definitely be the people who work at the company everyone is lovely nice group of people who push each other forward.

      Cons

      I'd have to say the cons would be things like working hours but that's what you expect from a job in recruitment. Id say there is no real parth is followed when you enter the company they said your own market and location all I found was many many people working the same areas and multiple markets. Which is your is very stressful if you are only working one. the management need to work on this in there "business model"...

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      Advice to Management

      Very nice people but what they say and what happens doesn't happen. Don't say what's wrong till it's too late. Offers random advise with out asking or trying to understand if there's an issue ? Repeats the same sayings over and over again like a broken record but I guess that works for him.

      Optimus Search 2019-04-09

      Optimus Search Response

      May 8, 2019Marketing Manager

      Thank you for the appreciative words about the management and staff and we're truly sorry that your time at Optimus Search didn't work out, However, we genuinely value all suggestions on potential improvements and takeaways from reviews such as this will always be considered by the ...

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