Huxley Associates Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Unethical to the core

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant

    I worked at Huxley Associates full-time

    Pros

    good incentive programs (team dinners, happy hours etc...not $$)
    happy hours
    introductory sales training

    Cons

    cookie cutter approach to success
    "culture" is all surface level
    standard operating procedures produce animosity among colleagues
    extremely unethical way to go about headhunting
    transaction based recruiting rather than true business development with a focus on longevity
    micro management
    Little room for growth into management- they bring over people from the UK to sit on management teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    success is in billing #s, not data entry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Telecom concultancy

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    Former Contractor - Telecom Design Engineer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Contractor - Telecom Design Engineer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Huxley Associates as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice client, approriate help with documentation, visas, introduction, communication

    Cons

    They do not provide fallow up projects as they are too small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent and try to continue with the consultant with providing him a next project/oportunity in time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great place to work and learn the recruitment business

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Huxley Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great and fun environment where everyone starts at trainee level and work his/her way up. How successful you are determines how fast you grow. They will teach you all the tips and tricks you'll need to be a good recruiter. It is up to yourself to be great.

    Cons

    Competitive sales environment where you might have to make long hours to close a deal. Base pay is low, but bonuses are high. Growth towards management is limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great start to a recruitment career

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Team Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Huxley Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training, great systems, good crowd of people and team atmosphere, regular incentives, and career path should keep you going a while...

    Cons

    Pay is better elsewhere, and certainly not strong enough to attract seasoned recruiters. I guess this reinforces the organic growth model rule and the huge grad intake.

    The London office in particular is lacking dynamic top management, which does affect your work as you progress up the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look ahead more than next months billing figures. There are some good eggs but many top managers have made their buck already so seem to chillax too much. Taking the foot of the gas at the top loses business to competition and disengages staff below.

    Also, some managers only see their staff as numbers and need to be a bit more human- in an industry which, at the end of the day, is about people.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Money earning potential is no joke!

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huxley Associates full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The money potential is no joke! Of course not everyone is seeing the huge pay checks but if you put in the time and give it your all you will see them at some point. The learning curve is different for everyone; I've seen people go from struggling to do a single deal to being a top biller less than a year later. If you are resilient, open to learning new things, and somewhat optimistic you will be in a good spot! Also it seems like the most successful people have a good mix of intelligence and sales capabilities. I never thought I'd be making the money I am this early jn my career, and I can truly see a career here!
    Also, this recruitment agency is a good size (not too big not too small) which allows a solid client base along with your own personal growth.
    Good perks too, especially if you enjoy having a drink (or a few)

    Cons

    - not flexible with work hours (the structure I believe is overall a good thing, but it is not ok to show up even a minute after 8 so that can be unfortunate)
    - somewhat harsh culture (don't join if easily offended)
    - strategy can come across as unorganized at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you follow through with the plans you are working on for the future, than I am very excited!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. WORST THAN A PRISON..

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Huxley Associates full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Training
    - Nice office

    Cons

    - Working Hours
    - Dis-honest People
    - Coward Recruitment
    - False Promises
    - Sell you the dream to make you come on board
    - Money hungry (For the wrong reasons)
    - Poor managers
    - Drug culture
    - Say bye to your social life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Was du einbringst, das bekommst du auch raus. Gutes Geld, aber nicht einfach. what you put in, is what you get. Good money, but not easy.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at Huxley Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Man bekommt tolle Belohnung für Erfolg. Reisen ins Ausland, gute Provisionsregelung und Karrierechancen. Es herrscht eine gute Atmosphäre und es kann Spaß machen, dort zu arbeiten. Anerkennung vom Management, wenn man etwas leistet.

    You get great rewards for being successful. Trips abroad, good commission scheme and career opportunities. There is a good atmosphere and it can be a fun place to work. Recognition form management if you perform.

    Cons

    Kurzfristige Ergebnisse stehen zu sehr im Mittelpunkt. Raue Kultur, wenn man nichts leistet. Nicht man selbst entscheidet, auf welchem Markt man arbeitet, also kann man auf einem langsamen Markt enden.

    Too much emphasis on short term output. Harsh culture when not performing. It is not you that chooses what market you will be working on, so you could end up working on a slow market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Versuchen Sie den Fokus auf langfristige Ziele zu legen und es sollte weniger um Telefonverkäufe gehen

    Try to keep a long term focus and make it less about telesales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Huxley Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Incentives
    Good Training
    Good People
    Fun!
    An experience...

    Cons

    Very long hours
    Transactional
    Too Aggressive at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more accommodating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. High earning Potential, Great Sales Training

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huxley Associates full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Training. This is a sales company and you are trained in every aspect of sales from lead generation, to business development, to contract negotiation. Many people make a 6 figure salary in less than 2 years. Office plans to double in size this year, then double again next year, and all growth is from within. Every manager came in as a consultant and you don't have to wait until the person above you is promoted in order to get promoted. If you hit the numbers you get the promotion. Fun culture, team atmosphere. Excellent sales training program, consultants learn a lot about the financial domain as well. Lots of team incentive trips, nights out on the company to cubs games and local events.

    Cons

    None. If you are a hard worker looking for career success there won't be any cons. People have to have a bit of patience, you don't get the 20K paycheck your first month, but if you put in the work there is so much potential to grow and earn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. New starter, first impression

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Huxley Associates full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My experience, having been with the company for a few weeks now, has been a very positive one. The company is well established and has a huge amount of infrastructure, support, and training available. The staff have all been extremely welcoming, as well as showing that they are highly competent in their respective markets. There is a great atmosphere in the office, which creates a fun working environment in which there is a definitely a work hard, play hard approach to recruitment. There are significant perks to the job which include annual incentives, with trips to Vegas and Miami this year for example, as well as the opportunity to visit some of the most exclusive restaurants in Chicago via the 'Lunch Club' incentive scheme. The thing I like the most is the fact this is a shining example of a meritocracy. Staff can join and get multiple promotions within months depending entirely on said person's performance. There aren't many companies out there that can provide a clear path to six figure salaries/significant management responsibility in such a short space of time. I've worked for other recruitment companies in the past, but this is far and away the best I have experienced.

    Cons

    None as of yet, fingers crossed there aren't any!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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