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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Where hard work pays off"

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

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to have fun, work with smart people and strong financial rewards Very few companies genuinely offer the opportunity to travel with work at a young age

    Cons

    A strong work ethic is required to succeed. If you want to do the minimum amount necessary to get by Phaidon is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    as you grow at +30% keep the culture a strong as you can

    Phaidon International2018-08-12
  2. "Exciting hyper-growth and unique recruitment business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    Great people, an exciting place to be where change and growth is palatable. Diverse group of people in London.

    Cons

    With the hyper-growth there is room for improved processes and website.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the direction!

    Phaidon International2019-03-26
  3. "Hard work and smart work = results. But prepare to be stressed out sometimes!"

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

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun and young working environment. Great people (probably the reason I have stayed for so long). If you listen, take advice and work SMART (not just hard, there are so many people that get annoyed when results don't come but don't use their brains) you will be rewarded. I made triple what my friends made 2 years out of university and it's nice being able to spend money on whatever I want without thinking about it really.

    Cons

    It can be super stressful sometimes, there are targets to hit. But you should really know that you will be scrutinised on targets in a sales environment. People that leave the business are usually the people that don't seem to understand that in a sales job, you need to make sales and if you're not making sales, you're going to be pushed to hit the targets. It's pretty simple.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for excellent performance. There are too many people that get away with being poor at the job. The reason the business has been so successful is that we push people to be the best, don't stop doing that.

    Phaidon International2019-03-08
  4. "Associate Recruitment Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of training Great company culture Friendly colleagues and superiors Huge commission potential

    Cons

    I am not aware of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Phaidon International2019-02-07
  5. "Good Overall"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the career ladder is very clear

    Cons

    not enough freedom in your market

    Phaidon International2019-01-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people. Horrible hours."

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training was great and the people in general were really nice.

    Cons

    Hours are a joke. Expectation to do around 13 hours a day. My work life balance ceased to exsist for a woeful starting salary.

    Advice to Management

    Change the base salary and be more flexible with the hours, maybe allow some home based days.

    Phaidon International2019-02-03
  7. Helpful (2)

    "great place to work if you have no morals"

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

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the chance to make lots of money and to make people feel worthless !!!!

    Cons

    none if you are a pathological liar who likes to destroy the hopes of candidates

    Advice to Management

    keep going .. you are doing a great job .. who cares about ethics or morals

    Phaidon International2019-01-17
  8. "Great place to work -"

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

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture, business model, opportunities, training and learning, personal earnings based on performance and success. Work with people with lots of character and high energy and standards. Such a great feeling when you place someone into a great job and literally change the candidates life, and fill the clients role and they thank you your work. You get immense real world business skills in every area you can imagine.

    Cons

    Hours you put in will create a work-life imbalance. But building and starting a career and generating success needs this commitment initially, so be prepared to work hard to support your customers. Competition is fierce in this industry, be prepared to get very competitive. (hence the long hours required sometimes). Horrible feeling when you dont fill your clients vacancy after all that hard work. Its a steep learning...

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    Advice to Management

    Better Coffee machines pls. Healthier vending machines. More consistent focus on happiness and well being given the hours spent in a chair at a desk....

    Phaidon International2019-01-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "No life in the work balance"

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

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good commission structure and training plan.

    Cons

    Hours are incredibly long, not allowed to communicate with peers in core hours of calling.

    Phaidon International2019-02-04
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good training. Lovely, friendly and sociable people.

    Cons

    Hours of work are long.

    Phaidon International2018-11-25
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