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Venn Group Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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3.7
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Venn Group CEO Deirdra Moynihan
Deirdra Moynihan
92 Ratings
Pros
  • "Team Commission Structure is really great, it gives you invaluable support when creating new business in multiple markets(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great training programme for new starters(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours in office environment(in 37 reviews)

  • "Only allowed 20 minutes lunch break which you’re expected to work through too(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A company that cares"

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

    I have been working at Venn Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -The training and development at Venn is excellent. There are off desk group training sessions which are fun and interactive, lots of practical on desk training where you receieve lots of constructive feedback. The thing that is impressive to me is that fact that the managers gnuinely want you to develop and will take lots of time to help you if there is anything you're struggling with If you want to progress, management...

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    Cons

    like any recruitment job, hours are longer than 9-5. We do 8.30-6 but we are usually out of the office by 6.20 latest

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing,

    Venn Group2019-05-02

    Venn Group Response

    May 7, 2019Senior Manager

    Thank you very much for providing this review. It is great to read that you have benefited from what Venn Group has to offer as an employer. We truly believe that features such as our Pathways & Milestones promotion and commission structure, fantastic training, social working ...

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  2. "Long day"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant 

    I worked at Venn Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people Structured progression Sociable company

    Cons

    Very very long days No lunch break

    Venn Group2019-06-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Venn Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic training. Great way to get yourself into recruitment. Be ready to pick up the phone.

    Cons

    -Rigorously stick to old KPI way of working. - Shared commission, so some underperformers on the team will get a split of your work. -Only hire from junior level. So a real lack of diverse skills and backgrounds.

    Venn Group2019-05-29

    Venn Group Response

    June 6, 2019Senior Manager

    Thank you for writing this review. It's great to read that Venn Group has provided you with such a positive start to a career in recruitment. Our acclaimed training enables people from a variety of backgrounds with no experience to excel in this industry, and hiring only juniors ...

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  4. "Better off Unemployed"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Venn Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There aren't any pros to working here

    Cons

    The management team don't know how to manage, instead they bully you and threaten you into working hard, you don't get a lunch break, or any sort of break. Feels like you are still at school, might want to ask to go to the bathroom just in case. If you thought you were an adult, Venn will make you feel like a naughty school child. They will sell it to you really well but its the opposite to what you expect. They only...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage properly, rather than bully and micro manage, encourage a lunch break- how can anyone be productive if they are worn out. Treat staff like adults, and trust them.

    Venn Group2019-06-05

    Venn Group Response

    June 10, 2019Senior Manager

    I am very disappointed to read your review. All our managers started with Venn Group as consultants and learned how to manage by combining their experience with bespoke development from our training team. This means they fully understand how it feels to start out in recruitment ...

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  5. "Lively, rewarding and a great team based role to work in"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Venn Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Constant support from managers and directors who are approachable and grounded. You are given independence and are not treated like a child-you are expected to work to a certain level and to be proactive which suits how I prefer to work. There is also a great team spirit as there is always someone to help you and assist you with finding clients and candidates-the team based commission is a great idea and motivates each...

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    Cons

    The only thing negative I can think of(which I understand why it happens but maybe the amount of time it takes place could be reviewed) is the fact that you don't earn commission until 3 months into your career at Venn Group. Within a couple of weeks you are doing the same role as your team and finding candidates for them and getting jobs on, however you are not reaping the financial rewards that they are. Some people...

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    Venn Group2019-04-15

    Venn Group Response

    April 25, 2019Senior Manager

    Thank you for providing this review. I agree that our collaborative environment provides consultants with the tools to excel in their careers. By gaining exposure to and support from experienced colleagues, new starters can develop rapidly. As you rightly point out, our team commission ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible. Just Terrible."

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

    I worked at Venn Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great people to get you through the horrible days. You get to leave 30 mins earlier at 5:30pm on Friday. A few decent socials with free alcohol. Nice shiny new office.

    Cons

    Where to start...? Outdated recruitment model of high KPIs and poor culture. Employees are paid to harass people all day for the sake of ridiculous targets. Long hours and you're expected to eat lunch at your desk, making calls in between bites of your food. Managers regularly berate consultants at the desk and directors lurk round the corner making sure you are on the phone. Huge turnover of staff and hiring just...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying your employees until they feel weak and worthless. Create an enjoyable environment that people want to stay in. Train managers how to actually manage instead of just promoting them based on targets. Not everyone is a born leader!

    Venn Group2019-05-19

    Venn Group Response

    May 23, 2019Senior Manager

    I am glad to read that you made some good friends during your time at Venn Group and had the opportunity to attend our great socials. However, I am very disappointed to read that overall you did not enjoy working with us. I would like to take a few of your points and cover them in ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Executive Consultant in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Venn Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent team based commission structure - it is highly beneficial for both new starters (allowing them to increase earnings quickly) and established billers (no longer hitting a ceiling and taking home a small % of their earnings) Progression opportunities are there for those who want them, there are always new teams starting or evolving, and as Venn Group only promotes from within, then the cream tends to rise to...

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    Cons

    As with any recruitment agency, the hours can be long and the work-life balance is often difficult to get right. Starting salary is lower than most of our competitors - this is quickly remedied with team commission structure, and you'll probably make more by the end of Y1 with Venn Group than elsewhere, but this can be difficult to explain to potential talent.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much to change

    Venn Group2019-03-21

    Venn Group Response

    March 25, 2019Senior Manager

    Thank you very much for providing this review. I agree that our team based commission structure offers a great financial incentive for both new starters and established consultants. This is complemented by the opportunities for progression within Venn Group, reinforced by our commitment ...

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Recruitment consultant at Venn Group"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Venn Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In-depth and thorough training when you start Friendly and welcoming team Located in central Birmingham

    Cons

    Hours of work Lack of flexible working possibilities

    Venn Group2019-03-12

    Venn Group Response

    March 18, 2019Senior Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. It is great to read that you have benefitted from what Venn Group has to offer as an employer. We truly believe that our fantastic training, social working environment and team-based ethos make Venn Group unique in the industry ...

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Get out what you put in"

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    Current Employee - Executive Consultant in Manchester, England

    I have been working at Venn Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *Team structure which means that you have support from your first day *Great training processes with dedicated company trainers, joined with on the desk from highly experienced management staff *"Pathways and Milestones" progression path means that you are able to easily track your next goal and income *Sociable office - regular nights out on "Fizzy Fridays", and great billing incentives for meals etc

    Cons

    *Hours are longer than average job *Commission can be difficult to calculate (not regular fluctuations, so not too big a problem!)

    Advice to Management

    *Introduce a mechanism where consultants are able to view/workout their commission before payday

    Venn Group2019-03-04

    Venn Group Response

    March 6, 2019Senior Manager

    Thank you very much for providing this review. I agree that our team structure is invaluable for new starters, as it provides immediate access to a wealth of support and experience from your fellow team members. This also ties in to the social culture at Venn Group, as our focus ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Recruitment Consultancy"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Venn Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn't a lot about how the recruitment world works. Very team orientated, very supportive and encouraging across all offices. Managers don't breath down your neck, a lot of on the job training.

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Less strick on certain attire and appearance

    Venn Group2019-02-27

    Venn Group Response

    March 1, 2019Senior Manager

    Thank you for providing this review. It is great to read that you have enjoyed your time at Venn Group so far. We believe our team ethos and open working environment facilitate a comradery amongst colleagues. It also gives new starters exposure to and support from experienced consultants, ...

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