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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Futurestep full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great colleagues and lots of opportunity

Cons

More Pros than Cons working here

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company... in theory.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

    I have been working at Futurestep full-time for more than 3 years

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need to learn to walk the talk

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Futurestep full-time for more than 3 years

    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
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