Progressive Recruitment

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Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. I started my recruitment career with this company in 2007 and stayed for 5 years before relocating to London.

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Progressive Recruitment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great training programme for graduates and organic growth model which allows individuals to developer their careers at a quick pace

    Cons

    Brand name not got a great reputation on the market which can sometimes be a barrier to winning new customers

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the heavy KPI focus which can sometimes mean performing taks for the sake of it and upsetting potential customers/contacts

  2. They sell you the dream, but the reality is very different!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progressive Recruitment

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks like incentives abroad to Vegas, Milan and Ibiza
    They encourage you to socialise after work
    A financially stable company
    An elite recruitment company which looks good on your CV
    Award winning training programme

    Cons

    Boiler room mentality
    40-50 hour working weeks are common
    Very cut throat, u either sink or swim and your job security is under threat every month
    All management were successful consultants but don't all make good managers
    Your only as a good as your market
    Pay is lower than market rate, and the commission has been lowered since recession
    Tough interview process, can be 4 stages

    If you're a natural salesperson then its a great move and the rewards are huge, if you just need a job to pay bills then don't bother, the stress won't be worth the basic salary! Recruitment is not a sustainable job long term, except for the chosen few, even then, make your money and get out!

    Advice to Management

    Greed is not good!

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    Promises of a lot, but only for the select few

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant

    I worked at Progressive Recruitment full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment, good benefits, some good people, good training

    Cons

    Most other things, selective environment for the favourites to prosper and the rest to crash

    Advice to Management

    Work to live, don't live to work

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  5. Bad bad times

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at Progressive Recruitment (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun employees to work with, full of energy. Good training.

    Cons

    50 - 60 hr weeks, very very low base pay. Some great managers, but some really really really bad ones. You will either succeed or be dropped like dead wood quickly. I was there one year and only a few were earning decent money, with promises of gold and deliverance of dirt and bullying as a culture.

    Advice to Management

    Control your dogs

  6. Probably the Worst Recruitment Company in the UK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progressive Recruitment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If there was anything good to say, I would tell you. There isn't.

    Cons

    They always paid me late and they always underpaid, it was then the a fight over the telephone to get my money paid into my bank. They always had many excuses for the reason I was underpaid, but I was never overpaid - strange that...........

    Advice to Management

    Resign


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