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Great international experience in a dynamic environment

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Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Universe Technology full-time (more than a year)

Pros

This company has undergone quite a lot of changes recently. They have hired some great new management, installed the latest systems and embarked on a structured training program for all staff. They have also added several new business development methodologies to their work practices which seem to be working.

It is a very international environment. Most European languages are spoken and most of their business is conducted in Europe. I would say that it is excellent international business experience to work here. They also encourage travel more than previously, and this makes the job more varied.

Under their new regime there is a lot of support from managers and team leaders. This, coupled with an extremely large database (they have been established for 16 years I think), means that there is quite good scope for making serious money.

They share data better than most sales organisations I've seen.

Cons

Recruitment is hard work, and the job here is no different. The rewards are good, but you need to work for them. You are also performance managed quite carefully. This can be helpful (indeed is designed to be) but you need to be ready for that.

It seems that they had a previous management team who neglected some parts of the business, but the culprits have all left now, and the strategy seems far more robust. This actually makes it an exciting place to be as there is a lot of scope for development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

"Stick to your guns" would be my main piece of advice. So often you see people doing things right, making a real effort, and then they lose conviction. That has not happened in this case, and I hope that they keep it that way.

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  1. Unprofessional recruitment agency

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at Universe Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    nothing !! simply nothing positive to say !

    Cons

    Unprofessional management
    they hired young and inexperienced people and they want them to bill after 3 weeks!!!
    they treat the employee who doesn't bill like crap in front of everybody!! you can not talk or pronounce the name of the competitor or see ex-employee. You don't seat comfortably the chair and the computer are so odd! Can not have a discussion with the management as you are always wrong...You have to do long hours !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing everything you might say is WRONG !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Good international recruitment experience - not for the faint-hearted!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant

    I have been working at Universe Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Real international business experience, good support and training.

    Cons

    It's recruitment. Whichever recruitment company you work for, you must be ready for a hard-nosed competitive environment and hard work. Having said this, UT is a supportive environment. Staff help each other, and management are behind every sale you make. It works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not continue down the "party in Vegas" route that other companies seem to be adopting. It is damaging to the industry, and UT has always promoted itself as a more European, professional outfit. The temptation is there: avoid it! Other than that, the training is good and should be promoted more as a selling point to recruits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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