Greythorn Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
10 Reviews
4.1
10 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Ben Weber
2 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credentialed Trainer  in  Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Credentialed Trainer in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Greythorn as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people who follow up and respond to requests and. Inquires. Pay on time and accurate. Client cut expense per diem Greythorn stepped up and paid us difference in hourly wage.....Kudos to them thatscwhy I stayed

    Cons

    No future work available thought they had more work turned out to be wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and get more contracts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    True Believers In Recruiting Through Networking/Leg Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Greythorn gives you the ability and support to really dig into a vertical you are passionate about. They definitely are believers in hard work and hard-core recruiting by meeting the candidates, meeting with clients, meeting with industry professionals just to network, going to meetups/events, creating a reputation in your field--just getting out from behind LinkedIn to build a brand and drive work your way simply through reputation.

    -Everyone is passionate and wants to be here and loves recruiting
    -Leadership supports its recruiters/AEs, has the resources available to ensure they succeed, and offers a flexible environment that supports their varied work styles
    -The more you dedicate, the more success you will see. It's well worth the effort to build your business.
    -We are work hard, play hard, and honestly have fun together. Company sponsors many events to give us an opportunity to blow off steam and recharge.
    -Definite advantages to working for an international company
    -Leagues better than the last firm I worked for which was all heads down job board search, no personal connections, plug and place environment with no concern for quality--all bottom line with no benefit to you. Greythorn is the exact opposite and approaches recruiting exactly how it should be done to achieve the most success.

    Cons

    -Really direct and open bunch of people, everything in good jest, lots of respect (pro). Great for the outgoing types; might not be great for those who offend easily.
    -If you need to be micromanaged or would hate being out late occasionally having dinner with the best of the best in your vertical, it's probably not a great fit for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Doing a really good job creating an environment where employees want to stay and supporting those who do in any way possible. Keep it up.
    -Obviously weekly company happy hours are a must and should be scheduled immediately

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The recruitment firm you want to work with...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter - Big Data and Cloud  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter - Big Data and Cloud in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Greythorn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    True vertical specialization, solid team, strong company culture, honest and ethical.
    I love that I’m able to manage my desk like my own personal business. I can come up with new ideas and ways to impact the industry.
    Ideas are allowed to become reality – we truly have all the control in the world to create a space that is “ours”

    Cons

    Not as well known as they need to be yet. We need to get our name out there more outside of the Seattle market. We are starting to make a dent in the San Francisco market, we just need to keep building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solid management team - really beginning to understand the importance of flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Entrepreneur based business model with the ability to be creative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    New Director of Technology comes with amazing industry experience and connection. You are encouraged to develop your own business and manage your own time. Newly remodeled office with lounging are and lots of employee perks and insentives

    Cons

    Office can be a bit on the cold side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! Great partnership with your team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Educational, ethical, smart, fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Desk Recruit/Account Development  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Full Desk Recruit/Account Development in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Greythorn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team (minus a bad egg or two)

    Cons

    Remote management not seeing the big picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont try to box everyone into mgmt roles. Build on the skills each individual has.

    Recommends
  7.  

    It is a placement firm only

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Developer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Developer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Greythorn as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They have some very good Information Technology clients. The field representative works with high energy and will get feedback to you quickly after client site interviews. The paperwork process is fast and easy.

    Cons

    Poor benefits plan and if you decide you want it, it will cost way too much compared to other placement firms. The field representative tends to forget names (for example, who you are) after you have been placed. When your assignment ends, there is little urgency to get you redeployed--you are basically on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay more in touch with the consultants and their hiring managers at client sites so you know what's coming up. When an assignment ends, put more effort into a redeployment plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Greythorn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very specialist, great understanding of the IT sector across all verticals

    Cons

    none I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hands off management style.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greythorn

    Pros

    I was given complete autonomy. Very hands off management style. Part of the larger five ten group which allowed for cross penetration into clients. Could be quite difficult to get access to other clients.

    Cons

    Far too much autonomy and not enough adherence to kpi's. Very little in the way of incentives outside of commission. Slightly disorganised management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be tougher on your employees. Get them to stick to targets.

  10.  

    A great place to jump start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greythorn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Internal staff are able to run their own mini-business also known as a "vertical market" - they choose a niche area and learn the ins and outs of that market. Although Greythorn has been in the US for over 10 years, the acquisition by the FiveTen Group definitely opened the door for greater opportunity. In the last two years, they have climbed the ranks of all of their vertical markets, including Healthcare IT, with an unparalleled appetite to succeed.

    Cons

    There are still some kinks to work out as the business grows and roles change, but that comes with any business. As a global company, sometimes work/life balance is impacted due to the difference in time zones. If you know how to manage that, it's no problem at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize communication channels to the fullest- consult your direct reports when working on projects and understand your role within the business. Many recruiters, sales people, managers, etc. are quick to adopt a "survival of the fittest" mentality, but with the right coaching - everyone can be successful and collaborative. Win, win!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Was once a great company

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

    I worked at Greythorn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent culture before take over
    Staff felt valued
    Collaborative approach
    Good Commission

    Cons

    Private equity company took over and all the good people left
    Poor Management
    Reduction in pay structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers, your staff are the people the make a company – We are not in school and the “boys club” culture is not acceptable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

Worked for Greythorn? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.