NonStop Recruitment

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6 people found this helpful  

Interesting experience for graduates but shocking salary for long hours

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

I worked at NonStop Recruitment full-time for less than a year

Pros

If you are a recent graduate looking interested in trying recruitment then they are worth contacting Great stepping stone for progressing on to roles with other companies
Training was of a respectable standard.
Requirement for all new starters to learn about their industry which is very helpful for when discussing with candidates/clients
Chance to experience living in a new country
Friendly environment with helpful colleagues
Good social life
Some of the senior management were extremely helpful
The company finds accommodation for new starters

Cons

Very target driven role, with unrealistic targets which no one in the company ever achieved
Guidance on how you were meant to achieve these targets generally consisted of a combination put downs and an instruction to "make more calls" even though the calling list had been called through numerous times
Location is essentially a small city in the middle of nowhere, if you're not willing to travel then it will feel like you are living a very isolated existence
Salary is so poor it is unreal, I actually lost money with this job
Many promises were broken
Promotion 1. takes too long (for the salary you start off with you need to be promoted within a few months to start earning commission, otherwise you will not have enough money to afford food)
2. is almost impossible to achieve, a small number of people were lucky enough to be promoted but the promotions only started happening after unhappy staff started leaving
Staff retention is awful, of the people who were there when I was, approximately half have left for other roles, some even leaving with no future role lined up.
Favouritism between the teams, the team which had the hardest roles to fill NEVER received any rewards/extra incentive, however those who worked on much easier roles were often taken out for company paid meals by their line manager despite not achieving their targets
You were EXPECTED to work additional hours with no reward or recompense. Staff were pressured to work from 8am - 8pm every day & to work the weekends / bank holidays with no breaks / lunches - if you did decide to eat then you were expected to do so at your desk whilst working
Atmosphere of do as we say, not as we do from senior staff who regularly would disappear for extended lunch meetings, arrived just before the day started and left as soon as they could most days
The company charges staff a high rent for the accommodation they set up for new starters in comparison to properties offered by private landlords in the area

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your staff a reasonable wage, don't lie when recruiting new employees, be fair with rewards

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

5 Other Employee Reviews for NonStop Recruitment (View Most Recent)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, excellent training with a awesome company culture and social life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant  in  Pardubice (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in Pardubice (Czech Republic)

    I worked at NonStop Recruitment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training, People, Career Progression, Company Culture, rewarding

    Cons

    Away from family, lots of pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After working at NonStop the training I received I can say that this as not only enhanced my working knowledge of how the recruitment cycle works but also my social skills. The first week I was unsure what to make of the training and thought I knew quite a lot already but I was clearly wrong. I learnt more in the first 6 weeks about recruitment than I had in the previous 18 months. Furthermore I then had the daunting task of learning about the Software Development Life Cycle which I must admit had me petrified. However this was invaluable as it gave me a 100% more understanding of the IT market than 8 months did whilst I was working in the same market in Sydney. This also made me feel much more natural on the phone to candidates. The fact that it took me 7 months to get my first placement in Australia and a little less than 7 weeks at NonStop is a testament to the training that you provided.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great training, great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant  in  Pardubice (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in Pardubice (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at NonStop Recruitment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Award winning training
    Dedicated training manager (not just thown in at the deep end)
    Regular feedback
    Good working environment (great offices with gym and restaurant on site)

    Cons

    If you are not driven then you will struggle
    It can get very hot in the summer
    You need to have some external activities - not just going down the pub

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team building events would be good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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