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Hydrogen Group London, England

As one of the leading global banks, this is a fantastic opportunity for any ambitious litigation lawyer looking to further their career in-house in… Adzuna

27 days ago

In-House Commercial IT Counsel

Hydrogen Group London, England

To be considered for this role you will ideally have an excellent commercial mind-set and be willing to ingrate quickly into the business as part of… Adzuna

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Hydrogen Group London, England

This US firm is looking to grow its Regulatory team with the addition of an ambitious NQ. On offer is a market leading brand with superb longer term… Adzuna

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Senior restructuring associate - good prospects – new

Hydrogen Group London, England

A firm in the City well rated for its banking and restructuring work is on the hunt for a quality senior restructuring associate with realistic… Adzuna

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Hydrogen Group London, England

This is an extremely rare opportunity for an ambitious junior private equity associate to join one of the best and growing firms for Private Equity… Adzuna

21 days ago

Retail Giant - NQ - 2PQE commercial/IT lawyer

Hydrogen Group London, England

My client is household name in the technology, telecoms and retail sector. They have a well established in-house legal team and are looking to expand… Adzuna

19 days ago

Mid Level Real Estate- Elite firm

Hydrogen Group London, England

One of the City's leading Real Estate practices, famed for its investment and development work, has been exceptionally busy of late and winning many… Adzuna

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Securitisation Lawyer - Leading Global Bank

Hydrogen Group London, England

We have been instructed by a top tier global bank to search for a securitisation lawyer to join their London based legal team. The work will include… Adzuna

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Hydrogen Group London, England

Are you a qualified lawyer with trade finance experience and looking to change jobs in 2015? If so, we are working on opportunities within private… Adzuna

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Corporate Insurance- Elite City Practice – new

Hydrogen Group London, England

My client, one of the city's leading corporate insurance practices renowned for undertaking the highest profile and most complex corporate deals in… Adzuna

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    Was a good company back in the day........

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

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (more than 3 years)


    - Track records in their core markets
    - Good database
    - Global company
    - Supports charities


    - NO work-life balance
    - Low salaries; much lower than most
    - NO benefits at all
    - Management by fear
    - 'One size fits all' metrics
    - Immature Team Leaders (A good recruiter isn't necessarily a good leader by definition)
    - Sterile offices with a Clean Desk policy (you have to pack your desk every single day)
    - Cheesy training (but their Workshops are good)

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    It had a good environment back in the day but the atmosphere deteriorated over time. It was a competent team of recruiters and that's why I joined them.

    I felt overwhelmed to make a move out of the company due to some poor decisions the management team made. One was about the commission structure which was poorly handled. They changed it and told us about it 20 days after they implemented it. If anything, it should have been announced 3 months BEFORE the implementation. Then we had a massive exodus of Perm Consultants- no surprises there. They changed it back eventually, but the point is that if that has changed the way it did, ANYTHING else could change overnight in that company.

    My main advice to the management is to start looking after the staff and stop lying to yourselves with your "Best companies to work for" accolades. It means nothing and can be easily fabricated/manipulated.

    Another advice I wanted to give is for Mr Smeaton as he's been applying a lot of pressure on teams and consultants to make money at all costs and we can't even take your full 1hr lunch break sometimes. All that stress and fear so he can boast about his helicopter and mansion.. Not cool!

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