Hydrogen Group plc
2.9 of 5 10 reviews
www.hydrogengroup.com London, United Kingdom 150 to 499 Employees

Hydrogen Group plc Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014

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Hydrogen Group plc CEO Tim Smeaton

Tim Smeaton

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company, great vision

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

I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for more than a year

Pros- Great training, and they pride themselves on it
- Management understand where the company's heading, and consequently, what they want out of their team
- Good atmosphere
- Incentives clearly spelled out so you know exactly what you have to do to achieve in the job

Cons- Little work/life balance, but that's pretty common in that industry
- Management sometimes do not listen to idea's from lower levels as much as they could do

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

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Different environment, energetic!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc

ProsCulture is different and everyone is helpful

Consnone at the moment, everything is still good

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Good Company ... but lots of pressure

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

I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for more than a year

Pros- Young, dynamic environment
- Buzzing atmosphere
- Good incentives
- Strong social aspects
- Great training
- Good team spirit
- Some excellent managers & directors who keep you motivated in the right way and are keen to see you develop your skills

Cons- Work-life balance is poor
- Long hours, expected to come in early, work late AND work through luch
- Office conditions weren't great: cramped, untidy, really hot or really cold, bit bleak in general
- Some of the management team could be improved - i.e. some are far too pushy & don't listen to you
- Salary and benefits aren't great
- Not open to you having time off for sickness (I took 1 day during my year there and got shamed in front of the team!)

Advice to Senior ManagementHydrogen have a really good foundation and many positive aspects. You strive to be competitive which is essential in the recruitment industry, but sometimes this pushes your employees slightly too far. Management need to listen to their teams a bit more and understand that working 24/7 with intense pressure is going to push people to the edge.
I would recommend Hydrogen to others.

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

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Good graduate opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hydrogen Group plc

ProsFriendly team, good pay, quick start

ConsEntry not so competitive, but a good start

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Excellent place to learn the trade, earn good wedge, but dont drink the cool aid for too long!

Recruiter (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTraining, pay is competitive, speed at which you can progress

ConsThey are good at dangling the carrot of progression and keeping you just wanting more. If you are young you can stay a little too long.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing as you are doing, but like all recruiters you need to keep the senior management happy, also there is a lot of low hanging fruit in more senior placements if some the TL's/Managers were braver to call an MD or SVP.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Training, not a place you want to stay too long

Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for more than a year

ProsTraining is excellent with 1 full week given to sales skills
Good location in the City of London
Young employees, great social culture after work

ConsSome Managers leave a lot to be desired
Constant threats that someone in the team is going to be sacked
Very long hours and shocking base salary, especially when compared to competition
Lots of broken promises

Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example rather than just by time spent at the company. Support junior consultants in a better manner.

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

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Trainee Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee)

I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

ProsIn the city, nice restaurants around

ConsVery non chalet approach to employee needs

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees more

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Nice people and good training.

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

I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for more than a year

ProsTraining is thorough and well coordinated.

ConsHigh turnover of staff, disappointing commission structure and some team leaders are poor.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc

ProsGood office location in the City

ConsPolitical structure, in-experienced consultants, poor inter-personal skills of senior management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Shocking Management Thinking, and Confusing Messaging

Trainee Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for less than a year

Pros- Some good colleagues
- Central work location

Cons- Half an hour job induction
- No proper training even after 2 weeks in the job. You learn from handouts.
- Very process oriented. Risk of getting sacked even after you bring in a new client after 2 weeks in the job without proper training, just because you don't make enough calls.
- Singapore office generates a lot of negative vibes.
- Long work hours with poor base salary.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should be more clear on what is important. Making deals or making calls.

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

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