Huxley Associates

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3 people found this helpful  

Laughing stalk of the industry, and just plain annoying!

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Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

I have been working at Huxley Associates

Pros

Nice offices, Good place to learn about what you should NOT do in recruitment..

Cons

First off it’s THEFT! What you are paid compared to what competitors pay is a joke. Forget about the minimal base pay, which works out to $6.00 an hour after all the hours you end up working. Sure as in any sales job you are there to earn sales commission, but at Huxley you earn on average 15 – 20 % if you’re really lucky. The industry norm is 35 to 50%. It is all worked out for Huxley to take the maximum of your billings. Do not buy into the BS stories they tell you about how much money they have made, trust me it’s not true.

Management treats you like you are in the third grade. No eating on your desk, everyone goes to lunch at 1 pm – 2pm with no other breaks. You cannot even go to the bathroom with out being questioned. Plus they are really weird; they would make us wear Halloween costumes to work for sales competitions every month. This was mandatory and if you did not comply you would have to answer the phones during your lunch break.

You are constantly forced to hang out with your colleagues after work and they expect people who have been there longer to pay for everyone. They say this is being a role model or something?!?

This place is not a recruitment firm it’s a telemarketing / internet marketing business at best. Management are very happy when you report to them how many resumes you emailed out randomly and how many names you add to the database. They don’t really care if most people make money; they really just want you to grow the database. You are literally harassed to do data entry constantly. So when people leave senior management can benefit from what you built out.

People in the industry see Huxley as someone who constantly sends them Spam email and, most company’s refuse to work with Huxley Associates.

If you’re a good sales person you can make money anywhere, so I would skip this place and go where you are treated like an adult!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are a JOKE! No one respects you in the office. nor do the clients you deal with. Why do you think everyone who is good leaves after a couple years!!

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    How do you feel about slavery?

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Huxley Associates

    Pros

    - generous days off package
    - nice company events (i.e. nights out, Christmas party, etc.)
    - solid database of candidates and employers makes a recruiter's job much easier at Huxley Associates
    - strong training from SThree
    - on Fridays from 5:30 on the office provides beer ... but if you don't drink beer don't think you can leave early ...

    Cons

    - If you're even 30 seconds late past their 8:30/9:00am start time, don't expect to take a lunch break for three days (NOTE: your lunch break is the only hour you are allowed to be away from your desk all day) ... it doesn't matter if your train was late or your taxi was in a car crash the director will tell you should have been prepared for the things for which you could never have reasonably anticipated
    - If you're late from lunch expect the same treatment I've noted above
    - you can never leave work even a minute early, even for one night if say you have a special event that starts at 6pm or you need to catch a flight for a weekend away ... 6pm is the earliest you can leave without taking a half day off (and the days you will be able to leave at 6 will be few and far between as some teams expect their members to stay and work til 8, 9 sometimes 10pm ... and again don't expect on using that as an excuse for being a few minutes late the next day)
    - There is no privacy ... don't ever think you'll be able to receive a personal phone call at work (it just won't ever happen)
    - The office is incredibly noisy
    - Sexist/racist remarks are flung around quite freely ... if you're sensitive to such discrimination think about working elsewhere
    - The promotion structure does not ensure you get the best managers
    - Management is often woefully prepared to deal with anything outside of their comfort zone and thus often resorts to anger and fear mongering to bring employees down to size and assert their superiority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The model for Huxley Associates may work in a European culture, however, you may want to think about serious changes to your business if you want to see it thrive stateside. Relax a little with regards to punctuality, rethink your compensation/promotion structure, and treat your employees better. You do have a service to offer and you do have some merits, but your merits as an organization are vastly outweighed by your detractors.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    No room to breath

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huxley Associates

    Pros

    - Good training to start with
    - Make friends with co-workers
    - Good location for lunch

    Cons

    I cannot begin to describe the type of regime this company has put into place.

    -NOT a professional environment at all – inappropriate comments/ yelling/ vulgarity from upper management.
    -Upper management SWEARS and SCOLDS you in front of the entire office.
    -You cannot even be 1 minute late. 9:01 arrival and you are punished.
    -They only allow one break (1PM-2PM). NO coffee or snack BREAKS.
    -The day starts at 9AM and should end at 6PM, but they expect you to stay later.
    -Doctor’s appointments, home emergencies means you have to take a day off out of your holiday.
    -There are office rotations on who has to cover the phones at night and at lunch.
    -Management uses a patronizing tone in any situation they feel they are right.
    -Upper management BAD MOUTHS other employees.
    -Awful pay – they sell you a dream that you will have an above average salary but you have to work for years to get there.
    -Bad client relationships because you are forced to SPAM your clients.
    -No room to speak, breathe, or even live your life.
    -The list will go on……………………………….

    If you don’t have a problem with any of the above things I listed and love being micro-managed, disrespected, and scrutinized by upper management, then this is the place to work.

    Otherwise, my advice is to use their training program for the first few months and learn how to do things quickly THEN leave to another company. I do not recommend anyone to work in this environment for any longer than 4 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the $ signs out of your eyes - stop viewing your employees as your year's bonus check.

    Doesn't Recommend
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