Aston Carter

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Aston Carter Reviews in London, England

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  1.  

    A good place to work for recent undergrads (young company culture)

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

    I worked at Aston Carter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Aston Carter works with top Investment Banks and you get to speak to candidates who are at the top of their field. Promotion transparency - you know exactly what you need to do to be promoted from day one.

    Cons

    Low base salary. However, once you become a consultant the variable part is good and depends 100% on your placement achievements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Negative

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

    I have been working at Aston Carter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Their is money to be made.

    Cons

    Presenteeism culture.
    Employee turnover is exceptionally high.
    Poor management, v.aggressive.
    Unwilling to engage with staff. One way of working. Adopt that, or get out.
    Recent merger has caused a once succesful company to lose what made it so great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to earn money and get the opportunity to work the full recruitment life cycle with little cold calling

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

    I have been working at Aston Carter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people / good earning potential / great learning experience

    Cons

    There is only 1 way to work in recruitment - their way. If you can conform to this you will be OK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff to get on with their jobs rather than needlessly pushing every 10 seconds of the day

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    platform to make money

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

    I have been working at Aston Carter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    with so many clients and so many good relationships across London Aston Carter represents an awesome platform to make money for any budding recruiter.
    Excellent career opportunity as all promotions are based on personal performance - no barriers to entry.
    Equity is on the cards from day one and is a big reward at the end of the year.

    Cons

    with such a competative and successful team you have to work hard to succeed - but this isn't any different to any other company I have worked in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ensure all staff understand the opportunity in front of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    My graduate experiance

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

    I have been working at Aston Carter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Continual support and ongoing training provided by a highly skilled team which is enhanced by a mentoring system.

    Cons

    In return for the extensive training, AC expects high levels of commitment and dedication from employees, unfortunately some fall by the wayside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross business area/team interaction could be further enhanced in order to maximise the business opportunities for individual teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Graduates stay away!

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

    I worked at Aston Carter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good potential to earn.
    They let you sleep for 6 hours a day, (but the rest you're expected at work)
    Good banter before management stamp it out.

    Cons

    Hours are ridiculous
    Management are inconsistent and make things up as they go.
    Made to feel guilty for taking holiday and preferably not take it.
    Trying to turn business into a factory with every minute accounted for and standardised, so free thinking not needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People perform better when they don't have someone standing over them every second asking what they are doing.
    KPI's are not the most important thing in the universe
    Good billers don’t necessarily make good managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Positive, before the management became too greedy.

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

    I worked at Aston Carter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent meritocratic structure, with a focus on rewarding excellence. Good salaries and benefits, with an average commission structure. Great working atmosphere with polite and well educated colleagues, and a fun environment within which to work in this pressurised industry.

    Cons

    Aggressive management with a favouritism towards legacy performers. Serious lack of investment in staff. No appreciation for the fact that the staff may actually be brighter than some of the management and have the potential to offer something extra - the problem when dumb people hire bright graduates and money loses its motivating edge...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking outside and see what you had right there in front of you. It just needed a little cultivating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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