Goodman Masson Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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  1. Nobody does it better

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Goodman Masson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, great leadership, fantastic employee benefits and experience, genuinely support entrepreneurial flair. Run like a proper company, rather than a sweat shop like many recruitment firms.

    Cons

    Employee rewards heavily focussed on getting hammered all the time.


  2. Unprofessional and poor management

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

    I worked at Goodman Masson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher basic salaries compared to competitors. 3.30pm Friday finishes are good as is the benefit scheme offering reduced travel card, cycle to work scheme etc.

    Cons

    Extremely unprofessional company with a very poor senior management team. Heavily KPI driven environment with daily/weekly catch up's on why you haven't done 50 sales calls or spent x amount of time on the phone. Massive party culture with the SMT always involved and encouraging this further - as the review below - this goes beyond just after work drinks.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain good staff treat people as individuals and away from the KPI driven environment. Your benefits are great but people are very quickly realising that it isn't all about benefits and basic salary. People want to look up to the SMT as role models which is not what you have at the moment.


  3. Come On!!!!!

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

    I worked at Goodman Masson full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great engagement between owners, leaders and staff. Excellent use of data to help a consultant manage their desk properly and strategically Excellent leaders with very different styles Constant review of an already award-winning benefits package

    Cons

    Is 'work hard, play hard' still what will be the best strategy in 5 years' time?

    Advice to Management

    Training for fresh grads or junior consultants in need of a tighter, standardised approach.


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  5. Great Company to work for!!

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

    I worked at Goodman Masson full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant company to work for, very well managed and strong transfer of the company vision to employees. Very good bonuses on delivery and really reward where due. Thorough training and focus on development Excellent culture and social environment. there is a chill out room with pool table, ping pong, playstation, etc.

    Cons

    nothing major, hours relatively long but standard for recruitment companies in London

    Advice to Management

    na


  6. Helpful (2)

    Extremely good so far

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

    I have been working at Goodman Masson full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good communication and high level of engagement

    Cons

    Too many fatties and not enough fitties

    Advice to Management

    Hire less fatties


  7. Helpful (4)

    Deceitful company. Waste of time.

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

    I have been working at Goodman Masson (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    High starting salary by recruitment standards. Central office location Benefit scheme

    Cons

    Staff are at best unprofessional, recent mistakes including insulting HR managers while the person was still on the other end of the line. Poor management structure with a lack of clarity in objectives. Despite having very clear targets set in place. Staff are expected to stay well past co reacted working hours. This does not apply to the inner circle of employees

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the heavy party culture, lets just say this goes beyond casual drinks. Heavily prevalent in this organisation. Give new starters realistic expectations. Inform them at interview stage that they will be expected to work more than the allotted hours even after completion of active projects



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