Phaidon International Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 2 Aug 2020

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179 Ratings
Pros
  • "Uncapped Commission Structure - competitive - small wins celebrated(in 29 reviews)

  • "Great culture with good incentives - work hard play hard environment(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours sometimes over 50 hours(in 64 reviews)

  • "If that is something you feel you're not prepared for then a role with Phaidon may not be appealing to you(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Rewarded for hard work - Good benefits package

    Cons

    - Can be very long hours

  2. "Mixed Review"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good social environment - Decent training and support

    Cons

    - High micro management environment - Long hours, high KPI and too much pressure on quantity rather than quality - Massively high turn over - Hire and fire situation. - Intense management


  3. "Good"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vibe. Earn decent money

    Cons

    Long hours and expected to work outside of those

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  4. "Unrivaled Progression"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is few if any roles out there where by 26 Years of age you can earn the money you can earn here and get given the responsibility you can. 5 Years in the business and I have a team of 15+ with a view to grow this to double

    Cons

    Naturally long hours which means you may have to sacrifice other commitments, but that's part and parcel of recruitment.

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    Phaidon International Response

    HR Director

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased to read that you are thriving in your career with us! We are immensely proud of our employees who go from graduates to leaders within the business and are excited to see this continue in the future.

  5. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuous Learning Great Client Base Good pay Great Incentives Cool office Great location International opportunities Support to succeed from people across the business

    Cons

    Long hours... but that's recruitment and that's why we get paid so well.

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    Phaidon International Response

    HR Director

    Thank you for your review, we value your feedback! We are pleased to hear that your time with us is positive and we hope that this continues as you grow and progress in the business. We continue to develop our culture and work environment so that all our employees are supported to achieve their full potential.

  6. "Great company, great opportunities and great progression"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal 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

    My time at Phaidon International over the last two years have been excellent. I started as a graduate straight out of university and now lead a team and responsibility for profitability. I have the opportunity to go on business trips, have my own clients and earning potential that former peers of mine at university have not and will not achieve for a long-time on traditional graduate schemes. The training is unparalleled and I still frequently have training 2 years in! I work in a meritocratic environment, where hard work and talent are compensated fairly and everyone gets the same treatment. Yes, things could be more modern, but the important things for a recruitment role (commission, rewards, and growth) are all where they should be. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a Sales based role and want to get excellent training in an enjoyable environment.

    Cons

    No major cons, with the exception of: 1. IT - infrastructure could be massively improved (which is something that is happening now). Sometimes it holds back productivity 2. Working hours are long (but this isn't a problem you can do anything about) 3. Modernizing the workplace - for example, allow people to work from home on a Friday or when they need to - many recruitment companies do this already.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good atmosphere-"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, management and training- strong career progression and earning potential

    Cons

    Long hours and have to be really money motivated else it gets tedious

    Phaidon International Response

    HR Director

    Thank you for your feedback! You've highlighted areas that are very important to us, we strive to create an environment where every employee has the opportunity to be developed, be part of a growing company and build successful careers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Good opportunities if you are willing to give it everything

    Cons

    Long hours - expected to come in at 7:45am and stay until at least 6:15pm Mentally draining

    Phaidon International Response

    Group Marketing Director

    Thank you for your review and comments. We encourage you to get in touch with your local HR team to discuss how to access our support network. Your wellbeing is our priority and we hope that you get in touch for a face to face meeting or call. Our email is HR@phaidoninternational.com

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work - have to be prepare to hit it hard though"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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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 Phaidon International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great support and training, really knowledgable managers and just generally a fun environment to work in where hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    Long hours - but it is standard

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great assessment experience"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    money. the people were lovely. The office was lovely.

    Cons

    The first 12 months is very hard work it would seem but they were honest about that. The hours are long.

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