First Point Group
3.5 of 5 4 reviews
www.firstpointgroup.com London, United Kingdom 50 to 149 Employees

First Point Group Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
First Point Group – “First Point Group”

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3.5 4 reviews

                             

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First Point Group Director & Co-Founder David Taylor

David Taylor

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Unique, refreshing approach to recruitment and exciting plans for international growth

    Sales Support (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThe people and the management. Things like having a casual dress policy, opportunity to take a paid 1 month sabbatical every 3 years and the independence managers give you to get on with your own job make FPG a really enjoyable place to work. Great office located in Soho too!

    ConsVery few challenges to working at FPG. It isn't your typical recruitment company so the internal structure and focus of people and values isn't what a lot of recruiters will be used to. But generally work hard and you will be rewarded with a really good commission structure and it's the kind of place where everyone celebrates your successes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop, nurture and incentivise talent at all levels. Everyone appreciates the current level of investment in training and incentives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Forward thinking company who have focused on developing a real solution within the global Telecoms recruitment arena.

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat, collaborative working environment across the network of offices, very team driven. I only worked on-site part-time but was immediately made to feel part of the team in the London office. Very sociable office to work in and everyone very approachable and helpful, with the senior management working with the team, on the 'shop floor' so to speak. Having worked in a variety of recruitment companies - this is definitely one of the best!

    ConsOnly the one common con within all recruitment companies. As its a sales focused sector any support function, including marketing, needs to really engage with the recruitment consultants once activity is agreed with senior management, to ensure the consultants understand the benefits/value in embracing marketing activities. This is always a challenge. In terms of general cons - none that I could identify.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good starting Experience, however not great for Long term Employment

    Administration and Finance (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsEntrepreneural Culture
    Challenging environment
    Generally Nice Colleagues

    ConsCEO's are very stingy in giving pay rises for Support Staff
    Very stringent about work hours- despite work being done
    Too Sales focused!- not enough incentives for other staff who are not in Sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have more flexibility and trust your employees!
    Provide Proper Monetary/Equivalent Incentives for Support Staff, eg quarterly bonuses based on quarterly performance...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Senior Management - not a very good recruitment company to work for

    Sales - Client Team (Former Employee)

    ProsDonuts
    Biscuits
    Occasional Karaoke night out
    A few nice employees

    ConsEgotistical, Hypocritical and very Opinionated senior Management
    CEO''s and MD's are very tight with money and count every last penny
    Lots of smoke and mirrors and employees are told only what the management think you need to know
    Unethical behavior by Senior Management toward employees
    Very political environment
    No recognition for achievements
    Highly pressurized sales environment
    High turnover of staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are not very pleasant people to work for.
    You should try treating your staff with respect, dignity and remember your employees are adults not children. All employees that have left the company in the last 4 years do not have a good thing to say about the CEO's / senior management so understand that this is a link here to the way employees are treated. Don't only offer pay rises as a very last resort when an employee gives their resignation. Stop penny pinching and being consumed by profits and greed and try sharing some of the profits with your employees. Please address your people management and human interaction skills or even more of your valuable employees will be walking out the door.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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