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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thor Companies full-time

    Pros

    I have only been at the company for a couple of months, however, the good impression I had from the start has only increased. I have been welcomed into the company by my colleagues and managers, and have been invited to take part in the benefits of working here from day one. The culture is friendly and approachable, and your managers give you substantial support from day one. Whether you join as a junior or senior,...

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    Cons

    You get out what you put in. If you have a good attitude, wish to achieve and contribute positively, you will fit in and do well.

    Thor Companies2019-01-08

    Thor Companies Response

    January 10, 2019Operations & HR Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback! We are glad your first few months have been so positive; we work really hard to support people at all levels and will continue to run training sessions for all.

  2. "Good place to start but take it with a pinch of salt."

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

    I worked at Thor Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Manageable KPI’s at times, which are reviewed weekly and given advice how to improve them - Great office location - Good access to nearby tube stations - Directors are at hand on the sales floor giving you valuable tips and advice - Social setting in is good and majority of the employees were very friendly people - Work life balance is good too - Flexible career progression, whether that would specialise going...

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    Cons

    - More emphasis on training and development. 1 week hands on training isn’t enough for some and not everyone is capable of hitting the ground running perfectly. If the company is as market niche as it claims to be, then more training should be emphasised on how to attract the best candidates and clients in the assigned market/industry as much and as early as possible instead of 1 weeks training (very fresh in the role...

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    Advice to Management

    - As mentioned, more training and development for people entering the company. - More emphasis on job security (i.e notice periods). You truly have a very talented bunch of recruiters and do your upmost in keeping them and motivating them. -Managers and team leaders need to communicate more between themselves which makes it easier for people under them to understand their targets and objectives.

    Thor Companies2019-05-09

    Thor Companies Response

    May 10, 2019Operations & HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback – you have clearly put a lot of thought in to this and we welcome it. I wanted to take some time to answer the concerns you raised; Firstly, we absolutely agree with you that training and development is of the upmost importance. It can be very difficult ...

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  3. "Recuiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Thor Companies full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nicer then other agencies and nice people working there

    Cons

    Lack of structure and non flexible

    Thor Companies2018-12-08

    Thor Companies Response

    December 10, 2018Operations & HR Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! We agree that we've managed to hire a nice group of people that we are incredibly proud of! As you will know, we have recently conducted 6 small group discussions where we looked at hours, flexibility, trust and our incentives. The ...

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  4. "New thinking company with great culture"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thor Companies full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -We're all a big family. I entered Thor a year ago and I've never felt more at home when I'm at work. Everyone's there for each other and even though the company is growing, that personal touch will probably never disappear. -You get loads of incentives and competitions to motivate you in your day to day job. You've got big targets like the summer holiday or the ski trip, but also the smaller ones like breakfasts,...

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    Cons

    -The office can be a bit cold so it's good to bring a jumper

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, hold on to the personal approach to your employees and don't lose the Scandinavian touch.

    Thor Companies2018-09-17

    Thor Companies Response

    November 21, 2018Operations & HR Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! Your opinions do matter and that is why we have so many ways in which you can give us feedback, both anonymously and in person.

  5. "Truly Inclusive Meritocracy with Amazing Vision and International Scope"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thor Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My first meeting with Thor took place on a day when I had many interviews stacked up by my Recruiter. The first thing that hit me when I walked in was the view. The office is in Westminster Tower and has a full view of the Thames. Wherever you sit in the office you can see Parliament Westminster Abbey, Lambeth Palace, Vauxhall Tower, Battersea Power Station, and numerous other landmarks in the London skyline. Mixed with...

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    Cons

    -It can be difficult to fit in at first to this highly mixed culture As a Brit, I struggled at first to understand and appreciate the way my Scandinavian colleagues approached work and play, but the pay off has been massive. -London can be a really difficult city to live in. its hard to adjust to and can be expensive. However, loads of help is available and everyone is willing to show you the city and teach you how...

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    Advice to Management

    I sat next to manager over my first six moths and got intense training from him and the D's all the time. Please don't lose this as you grow! People really appreciate seeing you around the desk and find the training really useful. Continue to encourage the amazing and unique culture that you have built here.

    Thor Companies2018-09-14

    Thor Companies Response

    November 21, 2018Operations & HR Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to provide such an in-depth review! We're happy to hear that we are demonstrating our different approach to recruitment in the interview stages and that it is attracting the right talent for us. London can certainly be an expensive city to live in but we're ...

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  6. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thor Companies full-time

    Pros

    - Fun, lively culture where everyone gets along and respects one another. - Well thought out first week and training schedule which eases you into the role. - Experienced colleagues who don't mind you asking them questions and use their own time to help you out - Fast paced, competitive environment that inspires you to push yourself but doesn't compromise your well being. - My managers great at what he does...

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    Cons

    - Office location (it's beautiful) but for me a bit of a pain to get to/from - At times it can be challenging to be new in a company where there are clear high achievers, can feel a bit useless. - Love the early start but if you want to get all your stuff done properly early finish doesn't happen too often

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add at this stage in my career. So far, so good!

    Thor Companies2018-06-09

    Thor Companies Response

    November 21, 2018Operations & HR Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! We are very glad to hear the positive comments around the training schedule - as you know from the AGM this is one of our key objectives for the year. We are currently reviewing how we can streamline the admin side of the role to ensure ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unbelievably Refreshing (& the view!!!)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thor Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, autonomy, international travel promoted, inclusive incentives for the entire company (not just to top 2% like in my previous), the best 180 degree view of the Thames in London. I actually do not know where to start. I was successful in my old company in London but i felt like i was in a work house working 12hr days. Thor has shown me the light and I can only thank their persistence - although I was unhappy...

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    Cons

    I agree with the previous post in that the only thing I can say needs improving is more perhaps slightly more investment into the back office. The Directors are great at moving the business forwards and achieving their visions but make sure it's not at the determent of the support functions. As I write this i know it is high on their agenda so I'm not really that concerned to be honest. Plus Thors commission schemes...

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    Advice to Management

    The Directors are pretty young but they have vision. I love the culture, we all do and our so we need to keep that going Keep the one team one dream ethos Love early start, early finish

    Thor Companies2018-02-13

    Thor Companies Response

    November 21, 2018Operations & HR Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! In the last year we have put a lot of investment in to our back office and will continue to do so to support our consultants and allow them to focus on the important aspects of their jobs!

  8. "A Fresh Outlook on Recruitment"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thor Companies full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Thor is a company in it's 5th year boasting an excellent record of never having a employee resign to go to a competitor. Recruitment in London has a reputation for being very cut throat and pressurised environment; driven by KPIs and fast results. Thor Companies is a place where we nurture our employees into the job, paying close attention in the early phases of a young consultant's career to make sure their work is...

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    Cons

    The reasons Thor Companies is able to reward staff so highly is because of the lack of overheads. We are responsible for all of our invoicing, administration and ordering office equipment etc. and do not have a huge support function. This can make for some tedious tasks outside of the buzz of selling. Typically, recruitment takes an investment of time and effort during the week so the expectation to "put a shift in"...

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    Advice to Management

    Stick to your mentality of valuing all of your staff and developing people with raw drive and talent. The way you reward the employees is much appreciated and the recognition you give people goes a long way to making for such a positive environment. Developing the internal systems and recording of information still needs some investment, however, the steps you are taking with this very much feels like the wheels are...

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    Thor Companies2017-09-06
  9. "Friendly, Inclusive and Supportive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thor Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The first thing you notice when you join Thor is how much everyone genuinely gets on with each other; Thor have retained their start up "family feel" as they have grown and upon joining everyone is friendly and inclusive making you feel at home quickly. Consultants have daily interaction with the company directors including regular training sessions and are supported and invested in fully. Employees are able to...

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    Cons

    I am yet to find a con for working here; we are treated with respect and offered responsibility, autonomy and the chance to influence the direction of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees

    Thor Companies2017-06-26
  10. "Thor Companies - "Brilliant culture""

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thor Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Having been at Thor for just over three months now, I am one of the newer members of the team and also one of the youngest. This wasn't an issue thanks to the brilliant culture that has been adopted by everyone here. There is an equal level of respect from top to bottom and this is one of the main aspects that makes Thor special and a great place to work. The opportunities are there to progress and grow within...

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    Cons

    Difficult hours if you aren't based in London. Not a problem once you move in though!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - we all appreciate it.

    Thor Companies2017-05-30
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