Hydrogen Group plc Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Hydrogen Group plc Chief Executive Officer Ian Temple
Ian Temple
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Pros
  • Good training and very good Learning and Development team (in 5 reviews)

  • good location in the city, some great people who are very good at what they do, good training (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is appalling relative to other companies (in 8 reviews)

  • Average performance is now an accepted norm which is not very inspiring and people aren't earning very much for the long hours they do (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Happy overall

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    Current Employee - Singapore in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Singapore in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Office at good location Nice office Good staff benefits Wonderful colleagues Supportive management Good training and development opportunities Able to learn and grow Open culture

    Cons

    Difficult to work with some people Lack of proper communication

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the people commented and continue to do better.


  2. Terrible culture

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    Former Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fairly easy to make money.

    Cons

    This is the kind of recruitment company which gives the recruitment sector a bad reputation. The amount of people who got fired in my time there was outrageous and the management was almost no existent. The majority of people working there believe they are high flying traders rather than Recruitment Consultants, it was a painful experience.

    Advice to Management

    Choose your managers with care and make sure they are getting rid of people for the correct reasons. Remind employees that they are a service provider helping clients find employees.


  3. Don't bother..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office and it's location is nice (one of the only positive things I can bring myself to say). Operational set up is great but, sadly they get forgotten about too easily when really, they are the driving support behind the sales teams. But it's OK, they get a diabolical bonus if the spend on the annual 5* trip for top billers is slightly lower than the year before.

    Cons

    Micro management, lack of support, unrealistic targets and KPI's, "cut throat" way of working, childish culture, ops teams aren't looked after nor respected as they should be and poor business decisions are made on a daily basis; apart from pushing that god awful COO out of the door!

    Advice to Management

    Remember a business doesn't function nor is it profitable without good people. Invest in them and concentrate on retaining them.


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  5. Don't mind getting up in the morning....

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company to work for great environment and forward thinking company Benefits are good and career progression is excellent

    Cons

    Bonus money not as high has it should be

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing and keep your employees updated with the company's performance


  6. Helpful (1)

    A company built on empty promises

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc (More than a year)

    Pros

    Modern office - fantastic considering you spend most of your life there

    Cons

    Work life balance is non-existent. An 'every man for himself' environment.


  7. Good company!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    COO in APAC office has a great personality! Energetic. positive and fast paced work environment. Recently there has been more great benefits to be enjoyed by employees. Colleagues are nice and focused on their daily tasks! Good place to be in.

    Cons

    May be abit too statistical when comes to sales and KPIs but understandable as that is the nature of the business!

    Advice to Management

    So far great work!


  8. Good company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work environment, team incentives, good in house training

    Cons

    long working hours, a lot of changes all the time and high turnover

    Advice to Management

    carry on providing good training, look more after the staff that are working hard for the company


  9. A good way to start your career in consulting

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Learning and Development Opportunities, friendly staff, sociable company, good commission structure

    Cons

    Highly pressured environment. Constantly feel like you are being monitored (they monitor call times and number of calls)

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing, it's very motivational. Maybe ease off on analysing call times and number of calls - I used to email candidates and clients a lot and would get a positive response that way but there was always too much of a focus on my call data.


  10. Rec Con

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    Joined early 2013, young,vibrant culture! really driven team, and some very good managers and directors

    Cons

    If all is going well, Senior staff take to much of a step back and miss out some people cruising through the job due to other peoples good work

    Advice to Management

    The biggest billee does not make the best manager


  11. Helpful (2)

    Company full of energy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New CEO Great Offices Brilliant support functions Fun place to work Lots of team events and trips for performers Great energy to the place, very friendly people

    Cons

    Hours are a bit long

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and be clear about the direction of the company



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