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Opus Talent Solutions Reviews

Updated 20 Sep 2019

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4.1
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Opus Talent Solutions CEO Amy Golding (no image)
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16 Ratings
Pros
  • "The commission structure was also the best around and no thresholds(in 23 reviews)

  • "Excellent Training (From trainee right through to management level)(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and constant pressure to meet targets - but that's the normality in recruitment isn't it(in 38 reviews)

  • "The hard work is not for everyone, without organisation and day planning you will burn out(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "A company willing to listen and change"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people really are great and there is always a good rapport between teams/offices etc. They are willing to listen to the employees, take on board what they say and make positive changes. Since starting here the business has changed so much (for the better!) in a short space of time, which is a testament to the senior management team. Recruitment always has a bad rep and disgruntled employees will always leave... negative reviews (they are fickle people!), but from my experience Opus is a fantastic employer, with genuinely great people who are supportive and care about you.

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    Cons

    The holiday could be better

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-09-20
  2. "A Company going places!"

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

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Progression and reward, so many advantages of working for a large well known market player, great client and candidate base and the chance to earn a hell of a lot of money.

    Cons

    Yet to find a con of working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding those in the business who do a great job.

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-09-18
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Poor business practices and operates in an unethical way. Standard UK Cowboy IT recruitment firm."

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

    I worked at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Commission scheme - make sure you have everything logged correctly because they will try every way possible to get out of paying commission. Especially if you were to leave. They will try to claw back commission that was paid months ago even though the candidate is still happily working with your client.

    Cons

    - The way the business perceives itself on social media is nothing like the way it operates on a day to day basis. - Good luck seeing a Manager pick up the phone and do a business development call. It’s a race to get as hands off as possible and dictate orders of how much activity you should be doing rather then showing how it is done. - High KPI’s with no understanding of why. No awareness that business trends... have changed in the last 20 years. There is a mentality of “keep doing it the way we do it because this is the way we have always done it”. - Consultants are encouraged to perform duties in an unethical way to get the deal done. Management don’t care about clients or candidates, they only care about making placements. - I heard on several occasions by several managers and directors that they could not care less about clients. If you are a Consultant that wants to treat clients right... don’t join Opus. You won’t have the opportunity to do that here.

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    Advice to Management

    - Advice that’s given to children... treat people the way that you would like to be treated. - Business ethics 101 - Just because it’s legal does not make it right.

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-07-09
  4. Helpful (2)

    "The grass is greener elsewhere!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some really great people have been hired in the past...

    Cons

    All those good people left the business and what is left of the business is a sharky, bullish environment. Who they portray themselves to be on the outside couldn't be further from the truth internally.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a bit more respect. Show them their value to you (and not just about how much cash you can squeeze out of them), if you don't it really might come back to bite.

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-07-09
  5. "Fresh approach to recruitment"

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

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture, leadership and offices are all top notch. They pay a competitive base and commission structure for top talent and have many other financial incentives. I have never come across another business that provides everyone with a linkedIn recruiter licence.

    Cons

    They have high expectations of their staff and it isn't a place to coast. This isn't a con as much as it is a warning to anyone who is looking for an easy ride.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and keep growing. Internally promoting the chance to relocate internationally more would be great.

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-05-29
  6. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management and opportunities all round

    Cons

    Long hours and clique culture

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-05-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions

    Pros

    Great training and work environment

    Cons

    no cons as of yet

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-04-02
  8. "Great teams and people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very supportive of career goals and personal progression - Lots of opportunities to learn - Great benefits - Fun company culture

    Cons

    - Lack of benefits for non-sales staff - Minimum holiday day's (20 days)

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-03-26
  9. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong training and commission scheme

    Cons

    With targeting sales, comes pressure. I dont mind it, but it can be a tad grinding on some people.

    Advice to Management

    nil

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-03-26
  10. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opus Talent Solutions full-time

    Pros

    a strong direction was given to everyone for the entire group, company events were awesome, good teams and people in the business

    Cons

    very stressful environment with somewhat 'blanket' KPIs.

    Opus Talent Solutions2019-03-28
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