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2 days ago

Flow Credit Sales, London, Associate/VP Level – new

Selby Jennings London, England

for: • Strong relationships with asset managers, hedge funds, prop desks, loan books, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, correlation… Glassdoor

17 days ago

Business Developer With Fundraising Experience

Selby Jennings London, England

- Preparing compliant marketing materials, presentations and literature. - An element of travel will be involved in order to attend client… Glassdoor

14 days ago

Futures and Options Sales, Fixed Income

Selby Jennings London, England

for: Sell Futures and/or Options Understanding clients' requirements and adapting coverage to suit. Maintain and develop relationships with… Glassdoor

9 days ago

Head of Strategy - Transaction banking

Selby Jennings London, England

- Consulting with internal and external customers and the sales network, you will be required to utilize the banks strong corporate relationships and… Glassdoor

7 days ago

Quantitative Market Maker, Hedge fund

Selby Jennings London, England

This is the opportunity for someone who is currently on the sell-side or buy-side in market making to move to a leading desk in this field… Glassdoor

9 days ago

VP/ Director Leveraged Finance

Selby Jennings London, England

- Essential to speak either Dutch or a Nordic language. The ability to speak some German as well would be… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior FPGA Engineer London High Speed Trading

Selby Jennings London, England

For all their clients speed is of critical importance, especially in trading. But so is reliability. Their products are engineered to exceptionally… Glassdoor

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    Strong rewards packages, Good and exciting company holidays but little else...

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

    I worked at Selby Jennings full-time (more than an year)


    The commission is very good at Selby with 15, 20 or 25% of a deal size and these rise by 5% if you hit certain targets. Realistically you can double your base salary by having a half decent year (Base is £18-20k).

    This is also on an individual basis so you are accountable for your own performance on not relying on others before you can get commission, which often happens at other recruiters.

    The social life around work on Thursday and bi-monthly Lunch Clubs on a bi-annual basis are also available for top performers and are enjoyable to go on.


    Very target driven right down to calls per day, interviews, deals etc. although that said this is consistent with any recruitment company.

    Hours are significantly longer than contracted (working 8-7 rather than contracted hours of 8:30-6:30). Furthermore, unpaid overtime is always expected regardless of what you're achieving (usually an extra 1-2 hours a day on average).

    Promotions are at a set level of business done in a financial year. However, you effectively do the same job as before but just on slightly increased commission rates and you may get a junior to manage. However, this person often isn't interviewed by you and so mismatches often occur.

    Holiday isn't an option (I had circa 8 days in 2 years) and any that is approved is subject to your performance. This is something you have to realistically understand before working here.

    The basic salary isn't enough to live in London other than rent and food. Therefore if you want to go to the social events, you need to ensure you're regularly performing. Not so much a negative as it motivates you to work hard but worth highlighting to anyone considering a job at Selby.

    Staff turnover is extremely high (one year I was there they hired 62 new people in a year but also fired 58). Expect the pressure to be on all the time once you've completed your probationary period.

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    Investment in talent for the long term and be consistent with targets/incentives that are set. It can also be highly de-motivating to hear that you're not doing well but offer no new ideas on why this may be happening other than your own laziness.

    It would also be worth trying to understand the issues that de-motivated employees are having and this way, it would help to turns things around more effectively for the current employee, saving significant investment in new staff that have to come in and learn a new market.

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