La Fosse Associates Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
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Simon La Fosse
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  1. The awards make it sound like an enjoyable place to work, but ultimately not a productive or supportive work culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at La Fosse Associates

    Pros

    If you're highly competitive, tough, and totally money-driven you'll enjoy it here.
    La Fosse also let's employees go to the gym or leave the office at lunch, and it's nice to have that autonomy, but I also did work 12+ hour days and this seemed to be the norm.
    There are some lovely, driven, smart and energetic people working there.
    End of week meetings always have an ample supply of wine, beer and soft drinks.
    Annual ski trip and christmas party is pretty good fun and well organised.

    Cons

    It seems that it is getting increasingly difficult to take annual or sick leave (unless you give a great deal of notice and it's not during "peak season") and most people seem to work absurd hours.
    It's generally quite an unsupportive culture without a clear point of contact if you want to talk about anything HR/Personnel related.
    The commission structure is good so long as you can consistently bill a lot every single month consistently. There is a relatively high threshold which seems to be a deliberate tactic to force people out who are in 'deficit' after not billing enough in 1+ months.
    Poor career advancement and rules keep changing on what needs to be achieved to be promoted.
    Almost everyone appears to be stressed and exhausted.
    Lots of people leaving and restructuring has affected morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Busy

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at La Fosse Associates full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Inspiring Leadership, but not middle management

    Cons

    No Training or development plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce a Training Scheme

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good but not great

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at La Fosse Associates full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    fast growing business
    dynamic sales force
    backed by a well known and well respected individual

    Cons

    structure of business is heavy on the outward facing, lead generation, job flow activity
    not enough consultants placing the opportunities that are coming in to the business
    too many graduates being hired as resourcers for roles instead of existing industry experts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more senior level experienced players within a technical recruitment field, instead of just pushing people through at a junior level. A danger is creating a production line of individuals who are all trained the same way, with the same thought, same strengths but equally the same weaknesses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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