Barrington James

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Barrington James Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
2 Reviews
3.6
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  1.  

    A great recruitment company (run like a sales firm)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kay Account Consultant  in  Horley, Surrey, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Kay Account Consultant in Horley, Surrey, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Barrington James full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    OK, this company may not be for everyone, but if you're able to work torwards targets and are naturally competitive, then you'll fit in well.

    The managers all bill and run their own desks. The office is relatively young but that's a good thing IMO. The commission is great (assuming you make placements). The career paths are really good and the company seems to be expanding quite quickly.

    Cons

    The basics are OK. Hours can be long but that's recruitment for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of CST

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Barrington James Response

    Aug 14, 2014Global Internal Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for your review of Barrington James. It sounds like you fully understand our current business model and appreciate the thought process behind many of our current produces.

    If you'd like
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  2.  

    Okay to start recruitment career - not a long term thing though

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Horley, Surrey, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Horley, Surrey, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Barrington James full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mostly good people
    Great Commission scheme
    If you act like a puppet, you will go places

    Cons

    Poor base salaries
    extremely highly pressured (I know it;s recruitment, there will always be pressure, but trust me, it's ridiculous!)
    Far too much office politics
    Senior management spend far too much time out of the office
    The directors do not bill - lead by example!
    Meetings about meetings about meetings
    Loads of silly rules and procedures that make no sense
    Full of very very young people, some of which are straight out of school - Can be more like a nursery at times rather than a professional recruitment firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time in the office. Focus on the people in the HQ and get it to the point that it can run without your presence. THEN focus on the global expansion
    Scrap some of your out of date rules and regulations - they do not work and cause people to put their tolls down far too much
    Focus on the quality of the work that people are doing again, rather than cracking the whip to get KPI's up. People are just throwing mud against the wall and hoping that it sticks!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Barrington James Response

    Aug 14, 2014Global Internal Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for your review of Barrington James. Everybody that leaves the business is offered an exit interview. This gives our employees a chance to discuss their frustrations and will help our ... More

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