Selby Jennings

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excellent career, pay and experiences

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

I have been working at Selby Jennings full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

excellent training
great exposure to all aspects of the role early in your career
good culture and incentives
strong commission scheme
plenty of support and guidance
clear path to progress career and earnings

Cons

hours can be long, but is the nature of the industry

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep pushing and growing
keep listening to your staff
keep telling people where we are going and why - is a great story

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    This place comes across being fraudulent or some type of job mill.

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Selby Jennings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Their advertisements, where they always advertise 100,000+ salary jobs.

    Cons

    They are not honest, bottom-line. A typical tactic is that they will say something like "$150,000.00+" per year in cities X,Y,Z, and add the typical line, "This bank is competitive and performing well in the industry and therefore can offer a high rate of pay compared to others" or something like that, so you send your resume, and if they like it, they'll call you back. Now, when they call you back, they say, we only have an opportunity in city "A" or city "W", which is not what was advertised, and NOT what you applied for. Once they get you on the phone, they start phishing for information, they want to know everything about you, where you've worked, and are most interested in if you have interviewed for others companies in the financial industry. If so, they want to know who, what the questions were, how much pay was being offered, and then they never call you back.

    The majority of their time is used in phishing for information from unknowing candidates who think the purpose of Selby Jennings is to land you a job, they couldn't be further from the truth. Truly, it is a scam designed to get as much inside information from the candidates as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying and misrepresenting the job opportunities in your advertisements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Recruiter: good benefits, if you can last.

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

    I worked at Selby Jennings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work right out of college, everyone is young likes to go out together have a good time. Culture fit is a huge things since you have to be there 11-12 hours a day sitting right next to the people on your team, they do a great job of hiring people to fit with the particular team to maximize performance.
    The uncapped commission structure is great. You really do have the potential to make 90-100k in your first year. They also have fun things like the summer & winter holiday that you can either be one of the top performers or hit certain goals and win free trips, lunch clubs where you leave the office early and get treated to an amazing meal and drinks at noon.

    Cons

    You may be able to make a lot of money, but it comes at a cost.
    There is very little work/life balance, the people in your office become your really good friends (a good and bad thing), you can forget about meetings your other friends for happy hour after work because you get off work when happy hour ends.
    There are clear favorites in the office, most typically are the ones that are billing the most each month or overall, and unfortunately if you aren't in that category they do not pay too much attention to you other than to call out the negative things. Once you get past the "honeymoon stage" of the first couple months, the pressure is there to make deals and it will be coming from every direction. If you can't handle a high pressure job this is not for you!
    Money is the bottom line (which is to be expected in this industry) and they will do/say what ever it takes to get someone to take a job or convince a manager to hire someone. Sometimes that is needed to push the process along, but some times it also crosses an ethical line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more concentration on training people all the way through the process, not just after the first couple of months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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