Harvey Nash Group
3.9 of 5 11 reviews
www.harveynash.com London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Harvey Nash Group Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2014
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3.9 11 reviews

                             

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Harvey Nash Group CEO Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    One of the most human staffing firms I have encountered

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsOut 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

    ConsNone that I can think of offhand

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy 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.

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

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    Business Development Manager (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Pros- commissions
    - work life balance
    - team support
    - culture

    Cons- no upward mobility
    - a lot of inexperienced recruiters

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore career growth and training.

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

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    Project manager at major bank handling marketing data integration.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFreedom to do your work

    ConsNo subject matter knowledge sharing or support

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut up an internal web site - let people share ideas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Munich (Germany)

    ProsOverall experience is good. Nice coordination

    ConsBenefits are less, Should give minimum 1 week accommodation people who are coming from outside of the country

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bullyish, Horrible Workplace even for Recruitment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice office (yet horrible work environment) and good database/network. No other redeeming features to mention unfortunately and I had very realistic expectations of recruitment and the role but nobody should have to work in this kind of environment when so much is spent on the infrastructure but nothing done about the aggressive culture.

    Cons-Sexist, an office full of 'lads' (including managers) with some incredibly crude and crass comments expected to be taken as banter such as the comment 'well she was only hired because xxxx manager wanted to sh*g her, you've just got to ask yourself who wanted to sh*g you'
    -You'd be shocked how different managers are in reality compared to the interview stage, it's worth remembering they interview people every day and their friendly demeanor tends to end once someone's placed-including you!
    -I had to leave because the senior manager's bully-boy atitude and daily shouting sessions just made work unbearable
    -Phones monitored constantly (call-times sent around every morning to the point where half the office have to spend their lunch breaks calling their own mobiles to meet the unrealistic targets) and lots of cold-calling
    -Managers often use the 'snug' in the office to take members of staff and scream at them for (often minor) mistakes meaning the rest of the office can hear
    -Bully tactics employed and promoted
    -High staff-turnover and very very low staff worth
    -Managers take the majority of your commission and you get very little for at least a full year (probation period is also 6 months within which time the standard commission structure doesn't apply to you)
    -I saw someone who placed a contractor threatened with not receiving his hard earned commission (and thus it going to his manager...) for having low call times-surely the result is sometimes more important than the method?

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow your staff some respect and work to get rid of the disgusting sexist language that is bandied around. Training for line managers should be standard to give them advise to encourage staff not just scream when targets aren't met. Also, set realistic targets if you expect them to be met as opposed to forcing half the office to cheat.

    Albert, you need to get on the ground more and see if your idealistic culture promoted at the kick-off is being conveyed or the next generation of consultants will not be one to be proud of.

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    Harvey Nash Group Talent Consultant responded to this review Jul 11, 2014 EditDelete
    Hi there,

    We are really sorry you feel this way about your experience at Harvey Nash.

    As a people business we set high standards for ourselves and our 4,000 staff, so when we read remarks of
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    Exciting times ahead for this company

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros- supportive & fun work environment
    - great leadership
    - collaborative
    - open & honest

    Cons- long hours (but the hard work is rewarded)

    Advice to Senior Management- prioritise innovation and encourage everyone at all levels to submit ideas

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

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    Excellent employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for

    ConsBenefits package not fully comp

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

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    Boileroom - Avoid at all costs

    Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsNone
    (20 word minimum but no positives)

    Cons- Call times analysed daily
    - Aggressive and negative culture
    - Awful values
    - No work life balance
    - Wrong people promoted
    - Senior Managers use junior staff (resourcer's) to get rich by paying them very very little and keeping the commission for themselves

    Advice to Senior Management- Lose the old school recruitment tactics
    - Stop turning a blind eye to the Senior Managers taking advantage of Junior/New staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Global Brand

    Executive Search Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsGlobal Presence and well respected brand

    ConsCity based so travel is not great for me

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

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    professional environment

    Senior Quality Control Engineer (Current Employee)
    Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    ProsColleagues are friendly and ready to share theirs own experiences to those ones who are newcomers

    Consrequiring staffs always updating the latest technology and English skill is a must every staff should be mastered and improved

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