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Search Consultancy CEO Grahame Caswell
Grahame Caswell
84 Ratings
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  • "It's hard work, stressful and not for everyone(in 7 reviews)

  • "Commission structure is extremely confusing, and not even senior management properly understand it(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Exciting times ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Search Consultancy full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Search is a great company to work for, They are ambitions and have some amazing ambitions and goal for the business so its really exciting time to be a part of the company

    Cons

    None really other than can be a little overly complicated when it comes to procedures but its like that for a reason and ultimately to safeguard you and the business.

    Search Consultancy2019-04-18
  2. "Training"

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    Current Employee - Recrutiment consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Search Consultancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly informative and very Knowledgeable. Also executed in a way that was clearly absorbed by all

    Cons

    I truly cannot say a bad word about Search. I have come from a new career and have been more than welcomed. They really are great people

    Advice to Management

    Keep going the way you are as it is a very approachable way to the day.

    Search Consultancy2019-04-12

    Search Consultancy Response

    April 17, 2019Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. I'm delighted that you've highlighted the training you have received as such a big 'pro'. Our training programmes are something we take great pride in to ensure we provide an exceptional level of service for our customers. ...

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  3. "Good for company training."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company that invests a lot in your training. You will be shown how to do recruitment start to finish with no expense spared.

    Cons

    Nice company training is done the individual department managers aren’t always capable of coaching and supporting you, in this case Construction dept. House rules also make it impossible to gather a good prospect list as long term team members make sure they make contact with the bulk of big companies at least once within their 3 month time limit. Even if they aren’t actively selling to that company. It’s postcode led...

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    Advice to Management

    Overall the company is on the right track, however, look at individual departments. Who’s running what? Are they doing a good job? Not all dept managers and area managers have people skills to do the job and some managers sail along without actively trying to increase what they already have. New team members need to see managers lead by example. A manager cannot be selfish. They need to lead and inspire. They need to...

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    Search Consultancy2019-04-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Recommend"

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

    I have been working at Search Consultancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training and development, support from managers and peers, accessibilty to information, clear progression

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Due to relocating to America, today marks my last day at Search Consultancy and it really has been amazing! I feel so fortunate to have worked for such a great company, it’s clear to see why Search is recognised as one of UK100 Best Companies to Work for. From my induction and training to moving on to our Office Services Division and later our Call and Contact Sales and Service Division, the support and guidance I...

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    Search Consultancy2019-03-15

    Search Consultancy Response

    April 3, 2019Marketing Manager

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review! I'm delighted that you've highlighted the training provided and the rewards and awards program. Employee recognition is something we put a great deal of emphasis on and that's great you've been fortunate enough ...

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  5. "Good place to start out"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to start out your career within recruitment as the training is very thorough and is designed to help anyone, regardless of your background

    Cons

    Not very accommodating for work life balance / flexible working

    Search Consultancy2019-04-02

    Search Consultancy Response

    April 3, 2019Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your experience working here at Search. I'm really encouraged that you recognise Search's commitment to training which is indeed something that we invest heavily in to ensure we provide an exceptional service to our candidates ...

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  6. "Amazing people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Search Consultancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My role allows me to travel to all the different branches of Search across the UK and I can honestly say that in every office the people are happy, friendly and so incredibly welcoming and helpful. Recruitment can be a tough industry but I you can see that the staff genuinely care about their candidates and clients. They also really know how to celebrate their staff's successes, not just with large awards nights and high...

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    Cons

    The company is growing all the time and new teams are sprouting up across the UK, it can be hard to remember everyones names.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing :)

    Search Consultancy2019-03-14

    Search Consultancy Response

    March 15, 2019Marketing Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review. Rewarding and recognising our people for a job well done is something that Search has always excelled in - and with so many exceptional consultants, we're celebrating on a regular basis. We think it's a great place ...

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  7. "Just a nice place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Search Consultancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Having started a couple of months ago in the Leeds office. Having previously working for 2 small agencies, it's refreshing to come to a recruiter that does things properly! Everything has a proper structure and process, staff are looked after and properly trained from the get-go, put up in hotels with food payed for etc. Since I've started I've had 3 separate training courses, (4 day, 3 day and 2 day) plus multiple webinars...

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    Cons

    It's still early days so I've not really experienced any. Staff turnover is a little high but that just recruitment. It's hard work, stressful and not for everyone!

    Advice to Management

    I have heard one or two people mentioned (in Leeds) their annual targets are a little unfair/achievable, despite having huge growth year on year. I've heard that some people are looking to leave based on the fact they have not been fairly rewarded for their yearly growth as they narrowly missed their target. There needs to be a fair financial reward for peoples hard work or they'll simply go to a competitor. Everyone...

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    Search Consultancy2019-03-14

    Search Consultancy Response

    April 17, 2019Marketing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. I'm really pleased you've highlighted the extensive training programme that Search delivers to all new recruits - as you can imagine this is a significant investment in our people and something we take great pride in. Thanks ...

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  8. "Fantastic support for no - experience recruiters"

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

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

    Pros

    The Training really is top notch; it gave me the best possible start for someone with absolutely no experience in sales or recruitment and was definitely not based on 'tickbox' training In my 12 months here I have seen significant changes come from what employees asked for and wanted - slightly shorter working hours, dress down every Friday etc - shows the higher powers really do listen to what we want Great working...

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    Cons

    Nothing to do with Search but the job can be stressful!

    Search Consultancy2019-03-13

    Search Consultancy Response

    April 3, 2019Marketing Manager

    Thanks for the review - much appreciated! I'm so delighted that you've highlighted our commitment to training, and that we really listen to our employees and make improvements based on their feedback. We aim to please! That's why we've been recognised once again in the Sunday Times ...

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  9. "Financial Services Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Consultant in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Search Consultancy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. In-depth training, they hirer tenacious and competent people with similar attributes that work well together. Exceptional Management team that strive for your success and give you the right tools and opportunities to help you and the company to reach their ultimate goals

    Cons

    The only downside is that the staff are good at what they do that it creates less opportunities for everyone else outside the business.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for your support and guidance in my career with Search

    Search Consultancy2019-03-11
  10. "A career maker"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Search Consultancy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, great training from Day 1. The values that the company work to are truly integrated into our business

    Cons

    none that I can see having grown my career from within Search

    Search Consultancy2019-03-05
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