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Need to learn to walk the talk

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Recruiter  in  South Houston, TX
Former Employee - Recruiter in South Houston, TX

Pros

- Good place to learn to recruit for different jobs and industries.
- Opportunity to learn to work for managers who may not know enough about recruiting to provide competent management of projects/ searches/ RPOs and/or people.
- Opportunity to work with virtual teams.
- Opportunity to learn to work in an ever changing environment.
- Global exposure via affiliation to Korn/Ferry.
- Definitely the place to work to build tolerance for instability.

Cons

- HR creates and tries to implement staff development tools that could be effective if they were taken seriously and used company-wide.
- HR too often is not involved in employment decisions.
- As with many companies, incompetent employees can work at Futurestep ad infinitum if they have friends in high places.
- Sells solutions and advertises concepts that are not applied in-house.
- Sales team brings in business that is approved by management regardless of the company's capacity to deliver.
- Workforce planning and change management is done on the fly.
- Inadequate tools that compete with each other instead of complementing each other.
- Sourcers have insufficient and/or inadequate tools.
- Very high turnover.
- Departments compete against each other.
- Employees are obviously dispensable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Listen to lower ranks.
- Examine why turn over is so high.
- Evaluate managers' response to their employees' concerns.
- Ensure the company walks the talk.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Futurestep

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company... in theory.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

    Pros

    • Excellent reputation as a top-flight recruiting firm.
    • Very nimble organization that can change direction on a dime… and usually does.
    • Working virtually allows for flexibility and accommodation.
    • When you have access to senior leaders, you will find a WEALTH of knowledge and competence.

    Cons

    • Inconsistency in project implementation. (to their credit, they have hired a team that is now overseeing implementation and that seems to be going well)
    • Frenetic management with very little oversight; underperformers can coast and get by leaving all the hard work to top-performers.
    • ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NO EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT! You will walk in with what you know and stay at that level if you do not take the initiative to learn on your own.
    • This company does not encourage it’s employees to be better at their jobs.
    • Bonuses are promised in your offer, but never paid.
    • You will NEVER be provided a merit increase no matter what your performance level is, so why bother is most people’s attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a more cohesive team structure so that recruiters feel like they are actually a part of a team. Currently no one is really aligned to anyone.
    PAY BONUSES and provide merit increases; unless you really could care less how long people stay with your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is like 'doing time' behind bars.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Some really nice people have been here - a few remain because the job market is tough.

    Cons

    No work/life balance - work, work, work.,,with no reward.
    Company under-staffs projects so the execs can get their big bonus checks
    Poor management style and incompetence is rewarded - while the people who deliver - work nights, weekends, holidays and cannot take vacation.
    This is a company who does not care about people. If you want to be a number that is easily replaced by another number, you'd like it here.
    No raises
    Promise of a bonus is vaporware. If you do get a fraction of your bonus, you're supposed to feel special, after working 60 - 80 hour weeks.
    This is a sweat shop with a high profile name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dare to care about people who actually do the work at your company. Take the advice you give to other companies about how important people are. A majority of your employees are very unhappy, feel undervalued, unappreciated and are too afraid to open their mouth. The ones that do say something are black-balled and fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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