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Better than 90% of recruitment agencies

Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

ProsCompared 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).

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    More boutique than International...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time for more than a year


    Pros: - Friendly and supportive environment from peers to MDs - loads of banter - Consultants are fair and considerate - no fighting over jobs -… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Take note of Cons to retain talent within the business… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    A good company always be innovative

    Consultant (Current Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time for less than a year


    Pros: You will find a continuous innovation and self-promotion spirit in MMK. It is a comfortable working… Cons: Recruitment consultancy industry is easily affected by economic trends (up &… Advice to Senior Management: Launch more market plans to promote company Brand according to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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