Morgan McKinley

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Better than 90% of recruitment agencies

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

I worked at Morgan McKinley full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Compared to most recruitment agencies where meaningless KPIs (i.e. time spent on the phone per week) are obsessed over, Morgan McKinley is definitely more relaxed as a work environment and occasionally sees value in things other than numbers..
Also, they generally hire amenable and dynamic people, so the company culture is fun and vibrant.
They are also very encouraging when it comes to training up staff and giving them a clear internal career development path (despite it being 95% based on billings).

Cons

The upper management tend to be quite short-sighted and have had issues with prioritisation.. On a micro-level, if you bill a lot in a short time you are basically given a pass for a while.. Macro: when times are good they get quixotic, hiring like mad and upgrading/opening new offices.. This bites the whole company back when revenue inevitably goes down..
Also, on certain teams it's more valuable to be a robot than to actually know what you're talking about.. They pay a lot of lip service to the model solid consultant being one who knows their subject matter and having long-standing relationships with their clients based on professional respect, but this all flies out the window if you bill and will not save you if you're not billing.. Again, take that with a grain of salt because at other recruitment agencies they'd be much more brutal..
Finally: the bonus structure.. It's shockingly unfair.. I won't go into details, but you have to bill quite a lot before you stand to make a bonus, and if you're under your targets for two consecutive quarters, you basically find yourself in a hole that you'll only dig your way out of with a couple recruitment miracles.. This gives employees the choice to either stay without hope of getting a bonus, or just start to look for new jobs while surviving off the basic salary.. The bonus structure is by and large the reason for the high turnover of staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the bonus structure and be more cautious when investing in new staff, locations, and renovations..

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    More boutique than International...

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Friendly and supportive environment from peers to MDs - loads of banter
    - Consultants are fair and considerate - no fighting over jobs
    - Training provided online or hands on from both MDs
    - You set your own quarterly targets (within reason) and productive weekly stats ie visits, candidate meeting, floats etc instead of monitoring call minutes
    - Measured against your peers weekly regionally, monthly across Asiapac
    - Innovation and Thought leadership - excellent marketing material and hosted seminars

    Cons

    - Hours are normal to other agencies but you get the feeling it's noted when you leave on time
    - No company mobile or reimbursements on mobile usage
    - Be expected to be available to check emails /make calls etc out of hours
    - Communication could be better in terms of new starters / client account allocation etc
    - Top heavy of Managers and all different in terms of style - your experience depends on who is your manager
    - Lack of social activities and not grandeur compared to our global offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take note of Cons to retain talent within the business - apart from that keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A good company always be innovative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will find a continuous innovation and self-promotion spirit in MMK. It is a comfortable working place that you can adapt yourself into no matter what kind of value and nationality you are.

    Cons

    Recruitment consultancy industry is easily affected by economic trends (up & down). You many feel high pressure when you face the target number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Launch more market plans to promote company Brand according to localization requirement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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