Aston Carter

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Tiring- Slave drive

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Recruiter in City of London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Recruiter in City of London, England (UK)

I worked at Aston Carter

Pros

Great potential to make a lot of money

Cons

Get worked like a dog. Must work at least 11 hours a day and some weekends without overtime pay or you will get treated bad or fired.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat staff like people and not robots

Doesn't Recommend

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    Great place to start your sales career

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Utrecht (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Excellent induction period, well structured L&D department, many opportunities to grow your career and salary, teams are committed and very supportive to each other, sales targets are within reach. You are expected to work hard and long hours, but it pays of if you commit. Great place to build your sales foundation over every discipline (account managent, recruitment and business development) This is a sales job, so pushing yourself to the max is what is expected and what you sign up for. If you are not up for this, then don't go for it.

    Cons

    HR department is receptive to pressure from management, secrets will not be kept. After Allegis acquired Aston Carter many of the values and work methodologies which made the company great disappeared. Local management is underdeveloped. They acquire these position due to sales targets being met, their commitment and work ethic, but not because of their social, management or leadership capabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to maintain Aston Carter's values!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great for those who are ambitious and want to make money, but be prepared to give up your personal life and opinions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Great place to earn money. The POTENTIAL for making good money fast is there for those who want it.
    - The banter in the office can be quite good, until it is stomped out by management.
    - You are encouraged to go out and meet people as much as possible
    - Career progression is very much in your own hands, up to a certain point
    - If you are liked by senior management, you are well looked after and can be accelerated in the business

    Cons

    - Very poor work/life balance - Arriving any later than 7.45am and leaving any earlier than 7pm results in a full blown inquest
    - Independent thought is discouraged.
    - Fresh ideas and suggestions on alternative ways of approaching things are described as "being resistant" and are dismissed
    - Sales floor run through fear, rather than through trust
    - Spoken to like children by management
    - If you are not favoured by senior management, then life can be hell. Seen impact on colleagues who have all since left the business
    - High turnover of staff
    - Highest billers become management irrespective of their ability to manage and no training put in place to make them managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff and treat them with respect or you will continue to see good people leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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