Portland Resourcing

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Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
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  1.  

    Great Company with The best people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Portland Resourcing full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Earning potential
    Friendly Inviting work atmosphere
    Training and support every step of the way
    Good promotion prospects
    Supportive and friendly environment
    C level staff stop to ask how your getting on and congratulate you on your accomplishments.

    Cons

    They don't have an office where I want to move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open an office in Chicago for me!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Ability to make great money and gain quick promotion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portland Resourcing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Egalitarian way of promoting - if you are a top biller and lead by example you can become a manager very quickly - you are not held back because someone else has been at the company longer.

    All Managers are promoted from within - experienced recruiters and managers are not hired in.

    Flat easy to understand commission structure. No overrides so you are paid the same commission for your first deal as you are for your last.

    Great reputation on the market - Portland are not a huge company but because they have remained independent and have not grown too quickly or diversified, they have been able to keep standards high and excel in the SAP recruitment market place.

    Ability to make very good money - I can't think of any other area where I could be making even half the money I am right now.

    Cons

    Long hours - as with any recruitment job!

    Slight lack of flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company to join for a first time recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Portland Resourcing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Privately owned with management who have a hands on approach
    Uncapped commission including regular achievable bonuses & incentives schemes, there are no minimum billing targets to achieve before you earn commission!
    Established company in the market which makes business development / sales easier and access to a large database of candidates
    Opportunity to work with major international companies
    Thorough training provided for entry level recruiters
    Actively encouraged to network in the market (UK or Internationally)
    Central London location

    Cons

    Low initial starting wage which makes the first months tough
    Limited benefits package
    As with most recruitment jobs .. Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Recruitment Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Portland Resourcing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training scheme, they provide you with all the tools and information to progress and flourish in this Industry.
    Opportunity to earn very good commission.
    Good support structure.
    Excellent reputation in the Market.
    Very good set up for career promotion and progression.
    If you work hard you will be successful at this company.

    Cons

    Low starting salary, but is offset by commission structure.
    Long hours, but that is the nature of the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Portland Resourcing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For me it was my first proper job after business school and I can honestly say that it was a great experience. You get a lot of training, can travel a lot and you are basically running your own business. I benefited highly of the excellent brand reputation of the company and the great database of candidates. In my opinion the commission structure is fair and you can really earn a lot of money. The management is working in the company for a long long time and you can profit highly of the experience of the management. What I also very much liked was the trust they give you: when I started I was 20 and they already sent me to Germany to see clients etc.
    Additionally (and probably most importantly) I have met over the almost 3 years a very great bunch of people, made many friends and truly enjoyed the plenty of activities off work.

    Cons

    As already previously written, the hours are long. But for me it wasn’t really the long hours which were the problem. In my job now I work easily the same, if not more. The problem for me was more the lack of flexible working times, e.g. you need to be there at 8, leave at 6 etc. (at least it was like this when I was working there, maybe its different now, but I assume its still the same) maybe it’s just a cultural thing but at least in the country I come from this is not usual and I had to get used to that:-) On the other side I can understand it to a point because now I am in project work and here it is probably easier to work flexible as we are not so much dependant on the “market”. Probably always different in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring in flexible working times:-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portland Resourcing

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to run your own desk
    No restriction in the geographical area you target for business
    Quick career progression if you are successful

    Cons

    Overall package not as attractive as other competitors

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Recuitment Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SAP Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Portland Resourcing full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I get the opportunity to work with a great degree of autonomy, running my own desk with an opportunity to make a lot of money.

    Cons

    Work long hours which makes a work life balance tougher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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