Harvey Nash Group

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Harvey Nash Group Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the most human staffing firms I have encountered

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Out of all the staffing firms I have worked with in the past, Harvey Nash is far and away the most understanding and human of them all. When my father came down with an illness, they were very sympathetic, and worked with me to take some time to address family and then return to the job that I very much enjoyed. This rarely happens and it's something that gives me the utmost respect for their business practices

    Cons

    None that I can think of offhand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My recruiter, Matthew Leva, provided me with very frequent updates and kept in touch even when I was not working. He proved that he went above and beyond for his clients, and stands out to me as one of the best in the business. I would highly recommend anyone in my field to work with him in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Development Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - commissions
    - work life balance
    - team support
    - culture

    Cons

    - no upward mobility
    - a lot of inexperienced recruiters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career growth and training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Project manager at major bank handling marketing data integration.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group

    Pros

    Freedom to do your work

    Cons

    No subject matter knowledge sharing or support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put up an internal web site - let people share ideas

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly, full of opportunity and busy

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    So much work on that never a dull moment
    new starter training program
    BGB incentives and rewards

    Cons

    almost too busy to get any time for my own business development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on keeping the culture professional

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK, but they weren't very clear at first

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Harvey Nash works closely with some big tech companies, that's cool. Maybe you can have a cool opportunity somewhere.

    Cons

    Being unfamiliar with the outsourcing reality not all the contract details (benefits, contract renewal, etc) were made clear for me at the very beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being unfamiliar with the outsourcing reality not all the contract details (benefits, contract renewal, etc) were made clear for me at the very beginning. You should work on that, lay everything down to the employee so he/she doesn't feel frustrated when he gets to the company he/she will be working at.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company - Great ethos -Great people

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for - This is a company where no idea is stupid; where innovation is embraced and hardwork rewarded. You get great training, a huge amount of support and the opportunity to work with some brilliant clients from day one. Commission is uncapped, the opportunities to grow personally are offered as well as the chance to specialise in areas that are of particular interest.
    There is flexibility and a grown up attitude, you are expected to hit your targets and work hard to support the team - but then you are supported in return and have the opportunities to go on incentive trips and other cool fun stuff!
    They hold true to their values and support the development of women leaders not only within the business but also championing this externally.

    Cons

    Yes you work long hours but you make the money to go with it and if you want to be successful in any job it's never 9-5..Steve jobs certainly didn't worry about clocking off at 5!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and only employ the brightest and the best!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Groomed for success or left to rot?

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Brand name looks good on CV.

    Charasmatic CEO and European MD.

    Recognisable brand name, especially in leadership.

    Cons

    - No training whatsoever.
    - Clear favourtism of staff members by directors and senior staff - Junior staff are either groomed for success if their face fits, or left to rot then turfed out at the earliest possible opportunity.
    - Systems crash leaving staff unable to work at least one day a week.
    - No Direction from senior staff.
    - (some) Regional managers sit and watch youtube instead of billing and contributing to the office.
    - People who handed in resignations were refered to as 'judas'.
    - No verticles at all - everybody scraping around for roles and candidates.
    - Database is a MINIMUM 5 years out of date.
    - High staff turnover.
    - Very low staff worth.
    - Director's is a 'friend's club' - people are promoted on the basis of how much the management team like them and time served rather than ability.
    - Very slow salaries.
    - Resourcers and junior consultants are exploited by senior staff as a way to get the senior staff more commission whilst rewarding the resourcers or junior consultants with next-to-nothing.
    - Regional Directors unable to answer any questions or make any decisions without consulting their boss.
    - Commission not paid when staff leave the company.
    - No Market Intelligence is collected.
    - Very poor work / life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Companies are not run as boys clubs. Directors should be there based on ability, not who they know.

    There's a difference between 'on the job training' and 'we actually have no training to offer'.

    Albert Ellis - you need to get an idea of what is actually happening in your business instead of relying on what you're told.

    Start treating your staff as though they are worth something, not with the attitude of 'get them in for 6 months, give no training and if it doesn't work out then there's 10 other candidates waiting to take their place'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An organisaiton that helps you reach your potencial, supporting you through

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere.
    Greatly rewarding; incentives; trips; commission.
    Global branded name standing behind you.
    A chance to build your own person-brand in areas you want!

    Cons

    Long hours (but they're worthwhile and rewarding)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep supporting junior and old consultants!
    Listen to new consultants as they can have great fresh new ideas.
    Keep introducing yourselvs and what you do in your role to joiner consultancts so they get more of rounded idea about what we do and how we work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working for Harvey Nash has been amazing, everyone works collaberativley and you feel part of something! The company is very relationship driven (which is unusual for a recruitment organisation) and holds alot of exciting Events which are always a great networking opportunity and alot of fun.

    Cons

    i have no cons :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good global company looking to the future

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

    I have been working at Harvey Nash Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great head office and location
    Great colleagues and a very stable team with a helpful and positive manager
    Good benefits
    Entrepreneurial
    Collaborative environment
    Opportunity for training and travel between offices

    Cons

    Lack of desk space and storage around the office
    Don't always feel that support staff are recognised for the work they do behind the scenes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the company is not just made up of recruitment consultants, and they couldn't do their job without the support of others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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