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Pulse (UK) Reviews

Updated 21 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Clear career progression, which is mapped out in a career pathway" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Management team have strong values and are always approachable" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "But this is something that could be done with career progression" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Too Target driven - some targets that are not always achievable, ie" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Fantastic recruitment company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broxbourne, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broxbourne, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent career progression, great benefits, real family feel, open and honest management, first class training, allows autonomy in role, forward thinking and encourages innovation.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to measure performance if profits aren’t moving forward - this is generally the nature of recruitment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to staff and moving forward with new ideas.

    Pulse (UK) Response

    17 Aug 2018 – Group HR Director

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We've worked hard to ensure we create career progression opportunities for everyone so it great to hear this is having a positive impact. It also... More


  2. "Business Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for with lots of support. Great opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    There isn’t anything to mention

    Advice to Management

    Promote staff figures to the branch

  3. "Excellent environment to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King's Cross, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King's Cross, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great on boarding
    Clear career progression
    Compared to other recruitment companies great work life balance
    Always looking for feedback from staff
    Investment in staff and technology to support business performance rather than cost cutting

    Cons

    Sometimes can be demotivating when you see others who don't put as much effort in as yourself be allowed to get away with it

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the one or two bad eggs and environment will further improve


  4. "Lovely place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Broxbourne, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Broxbourne, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pulse has a great training programme for new starters and continues to support you throughout your career with regular training & upsklling on market changes. Great incentives in place to keep us motivated whether it be the ability to win a £10 voucher or a trip away! There is always opportunity for you to grow with a clear career pathway. Enjoyable office with a great buzz! Overall a great place to work!!

    Cons

    Nothing significant that I need to share!!


  5. "Pulse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Clear view of how to progress within your career, which is outlined in the career pathway
    - Amazing training offered from day one with the on-boarding programme for both new starters and employees of longer service.
    -Many opportunities available and always encouraged to reach your highest potential
    - Friendly and social team - a variety of ways to win days out, prizes and awards. Quarterly trips out for great performance/achievements
    - Supported many charity's and puts a great effort in to raising money for a different charity each year, also employees can nominate and vote for a charity close to them.
    - An overall fun and friendly environment to work in, there is always team morale and fun incentives to work towards.

    Cons

    -Work load can sometimes become stressful, but this is always supported by management
    -Parking can sometimes be an issue


  6. "Pulse"

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

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Clear Career Progression including pay rise's
    - Lots of supporting sales functions to make your role as stress free as possible
    - Managing Director for AHP is amazingly supportive and gets so involved
    - Training and support always offered
    - Uncapped commission, with a huge window to earn extra money/attend trips with quarterly and yearly incentives
    - Realistic KPIs

    Cons

    Recruitment can be stressful, i think everyone in the industry would agree that you need to put in what you want to get out. Pulse give everyone the tools to be able to thrive in a buzzy, fast paced, stressful environment should they be willing to put the work in. Pulse will do what they can to support you and relieve any stress where possible.


  7. "Working at Pulse"

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

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    • Great work/life balance
    • Excellent pay & commission scheme
    • Clear career progression, which is mapped out in a career pathway
    • Amazing benefits - holiday incentives, quarterly outings for high performance members of staff, discount vouchers, private healthcare option, pension scheme, 25 days holiday and much more
    • In depth training programme – a 12-week training programme that gives you the opportunity to learn from the Director, senior consultants and learning and development team.
    • Opportunities to further your education with support in the Certificate of Recruitment & many other courses for management and more.

    Cons

    Working for Pulse and in any sales environment can be extremely high pressured and demanding, this can often result in a stressful work environment. However, Pulse have always been very understanding of this and have always supported my stresses.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Great place to build your career as you are given free reign to essentially run your own business within a business, with the help of management.

    Cons

    Some processes are outdated that may need to be re looked at


  9. "Pulse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Broxbourne, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Broxbourne, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pulse provide some of the best training and support that I have ever seen in a company. This has been echoed by a number of new recruits, as well as existing staff who have developed under the organisation. There are also fantastic opportunities for progression, as well as being able to develop a career within a reputable, stable and most importantly ethical company. Almost all of the management team have grown organically within the company which is proof of the career development available, as well as ensuring that the company maintains the same ethics and vision.

    Cons

    Given the scale of the organisation, decisions can sometimes take a while to be made or authorised. There can also be delays in implementing changes as they may need to be mirrored or approved company wide.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to question and listen to staff feedback. The recent changes made have shown immediate return for employee morale and development and serve as proof for acting on feedback. To also be transparent where possible, even if staff disagree with decisions, they are more likely to understand and support if they have been provided with the rationale behind certain decisions made.


  10. "Build a fantastic career in recruitment!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Process Manager in Broxbourne, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Business Process Manager in Broxbourne, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having worked for Pulse myself for nearly 15 years, it is clear that there is encouragement to develop our own management internally, instead of employing managers from outside the business, which gives us a key USP against competitors. Career development is so important and the pathway is visible from day one. There are a number of benefits including good basic annual leave, opportunity to buy/sell holiday, online discounts portal, health insurance to cover you/partner/family, as well as a pension scheme. Pulse is also invested in giving something back, so there are regular charity events and functions happening throughout the year, which the majority of people get involved in. I have and will continue to recommend anyone to work here, whether you want a career in recruitment, admin, HR, marketing, finance. The opportunities are endless!

    Cons

    Parking onsite at our office is a bit of a nightmare!

    Advice to Management

    Continue getting feedback from all employees and implementing/embracing change. This is something we do really well!