PSD Group Reviews

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  1. a reasonable stepping stone but not forward thinking enough company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at PSD Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - It's a more relaxed culture than the larger recruitment firms like Hays and you have a bit more freedom to design your days. It is not an aggressive, 'salesy' culture based on the fact they do hire people who will try and focus on building long-term relationships.
    - It is a reasonable stepping stone before joining a search firm that does more retained work and values creativity and entrepreneurial flair

    Cons

    - it is a highly stats and volume based recruitment company, meaning any ambition to be creative/innovative is stifled. You are expected to conform to type and this is completely at odds with any long-term attempts to build long-term relationships
    - it does not seem to evolve as a company, it is stuck doing recruitment the same way it always has, despite the industry changing dramatically - it should be focussed a lot more on developing retained work for example
    - there is a distinct lack of cross-team business development - a cardinal sin for any business. It should be incentivised better
    - managers are generally very poor at actually managing people, partly because they are only incentivised to do well individually and therefore are, in reality, only supervisors.
    - The CEO rules with an iron fist - even fairly minor initiatives have to be passed through her and this is hugely frustrating. Some of her senior management are in their positions because they will be compliant and not challenge her and this creates a somewhat robotic culture

  2. Okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at PSD Group

    Pros

    If you enjoy autonomy and freedom then this is a good place to work. You can open up new opportunities and the sky is the limit. Great client base and sector coverage.

    Cons

    It can become a little bit boring to be doing the same thing every day and offering a limited service to clients. The cap of bonuses seems a little behind the market.

    Advice to Management

    Look into career progression and perhaps broaden the service proposition so that you can retain consultants for the longer term.

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