Aston Carter

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Aston Carter Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    platform to make money

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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
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    Hard work but great career opportunity and rewards

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, great support structure, excellent compensation and clear career path. Genuine equity opportunity for top performers, with many people having already benefited. Really sociable company and team approach to work.

    Cons

    The working hours are long but the hard work pays off quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more frequently with staff at all levels

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent place to start your career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent training and the opportunity to learn the job from some of the best consultants in the city. Generally speaking, perm team consists of some very bright people who are very capable. Good approach to recruitment, quality driven and research focused.

    Cons

    Ridiculous work/life balance that needs to be addressed. Hours for perm team are officially 8-6, but expect to be at your desk for 07:30 and in the office until 20:00. Nothing productive happens after half 6, it's just a case of waiting out management. Inter-team politics and favoritism from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address work life balance as it is the reason for staff turnover.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great place to start your career as a recruitment consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Aston Carter full-time

    Pros

    Excellent learning environment for getting to grips with recruitment, great people work there, good culture, springboard for bigger and better things

    Cons

    Poor commission, glass ceiling, needless paperwork

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
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  10.  

    good pay

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    Former Employee - Payer  in  Illi (Armenia)
    Former Employee - Payer in Illi (Armenia)

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

    Pros

    nice people of staff they work really well together

    Cons

    none it really is a great environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people are funny

  11.  

    Market you well, too many commitments, less benefits

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Market you well, Contract will be good credit goes to the third party agency (Innoware) will do on behalf of aston carter

    Cons

    Too many false commitments (Normally any body shopping agency does that, but as per my experience these people are least professional), Benefits are less, No sick leaves, No medical cards where the other consultants in the same team have more benefits, this is in an investment bank where all the benefits should be identical, so any one who got an offer from these people should negotiate and get what they are eligible for. They don't have any standards.

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