Harvey Nash Group

www.harveynash.co.uk
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Great company - Great ethos -Great people

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great company to work for - This is a company where no idea is stupid; where innovation is embraced and hardwork rewarded. You get great training, a huge amount of support and the opportunity to work with some brilliant clients from day one. Commission is uncapped, the opportunities to grow personally are offered as well as the chance to specialise in areas that are of particular interest.
There is flexibility and a grown up attitude, you are expected to hit your targets and work hard to support the team - but then you are supported in return and have the opportunities to go on incentive trips and other cool fun stuff!
They hold true to their values and support the development of women leaders not only within the business but also championing this externally.

Cons

Yes you work long hours but you make the money to go with it and if you want to be successful in any job it's never 9-5..Steve jobs certainly didn't worry about clocking off at 5!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing and only employ the brightest and the best!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Good global company looking to the future

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great head office and location
    Great colleagues and a very stable team with a helpful and positive manager
    Good benefits
    Entrepreneurial
    Collaborative environment
    Opportunity for training and travel between offices

    Cons

    Lack of desk space and storage around the office
    Don't always feel that support staff are recognised for the work they do behind the scenes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the company is not just made up of recruitment consultants, and they couldn't do their job without the support of others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Groomed for success or left to rot?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Brand name looks good on CV.

    Charasmatic CEO and European MD.

    Recognisable brand name, especially in leadership.

    Cons

    - No training whatsoever.
    - Clear favourtism of staff members by directors and senior staff - Junior staff are either groomed for success if their face fits, or left to rot then turfed out at the earliest possible opportunity.
    - Systems crash leaving staff unable to work at least one day a week.
    - No Direction from senior staff.
    - (some) Regional managers sit and watch youtube instead of billing and contributing to the office.
    - People who handed in resignations were refered to as 'judas'.
    - No verticles at all - everybody scraping around for roles and candidates.
    - Database is a MINIMUM 5 years out of date.
    - High staff turnover.
    - Very low staff worth.
    - Director's is a 'friend's club' - people are promoted on the basis of how much the management team like them and time served rather than ability.
    - Very slow salaries.
    - Resourcers and junior consultants are exploited by senior staff as a way to get the senior staff more commission whilst rewarding the resourcers or junior consultants with next-to-nothing.
    - Regional Directors unable to answer any questions or make any decisions without consulting their boss.
    - Commission not paid when staff leave the company.
    - No Market Intelligence is collected.
    - Very poor work / life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Companies are not run as boys clubs. Directors should be there based on ability, not who they know.

    There's a difference between 'on the job training' and 'we actually have no training to offer'.

    Albert Ellis - you need to get an idea of what is actually happening in your business instead of relying on what you're told.

    Start treating your staff as though they are worth something, not with the attitude of 'get them in for 6 months, give no training and if it doesn't work out then there's 10 other candidates waiting to take their place'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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