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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.

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    Tiring- Slave drive

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    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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    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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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