Reed Specialist Recruitment

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Reed Specialist Recruitment Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
7 Reviews

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Reed Specialist Recruitment CEO Richard Post
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  1.  

    Full of career opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Welwyn Garden City, England (UK)

    Pros

    There is the opportunity to build a career and work with some great people. Given the UK-wide and now global presence, you really do have an opportunity to go where you want to go, in a family owned business. You can make good money with an uncapped bonus scheme in the operational positions and the investment in training and development is truly excellent. You are supported in order to become successful with a comprehensive three year training programme. There are also numerous reward and recognition schemes in place.

    Cons

    It's a sales and target driven business and that isn't for everyone. If you're good at recruitment, it's obvious and conversely it's also obvious if you're not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication high, messages can get lost in a large company if you're not careful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The more you achieve, the more they expect

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

    Pros

    Bonus potential is pretty good

    Cons

    Man managed and often meetings arranged just to hit KPIs

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A company that's provided a career not just a job.

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

    Pros

    Opportunity, positive environment, great people. The environment is competitive but not at all costs and if you have the right work ethic, you'll be recognised. £1k capital bond vouchers after completing the 3 yr training programme is great.

    Cons

    Can be demanding in terms of hours and the company is quite large, so there is a danger of being a bit anonymous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep thinking about rewarding and recognising, it's so important to value your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Average Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant

    Pros

    Lots of training for new starters, a career development framework - can see benchmarks to hit next step of career ladder. Big brand - normally sells itself on the phone.

    Cons

    Bitchy culture, every man for himself. High staff turnover, unfair promotion of some people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Reed Specialist Recruitment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant  in  Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Doha (Qatar)

    Pros

    Excellent training provided and working in a very professional environment. I have been emplyed in Qatar and Poland offices and very satisfied about both.

    Cons

    In general the company is great to work for, I don't really see any down sides. If you are not a person that can be in a corporation that can be an issue but otherwise no major problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing great job. Maybe less "pushy" approach to the clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A good place to work

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

    Pros

    Bags of opportunity in a well supported corporate environment.
    Enjoyable place if you're target driven.

    Cons

    A big company, so you have to make yourself visible to progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get out of it what you put into it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant

    Pros

    People are nice, a lot of money to be made, option to travel and work oversees, chances to progress within company.

    Cons

    Not very flexible in terms of holiday, promotions seem to be kept to who knows who, hours can sometimes be long, boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes a more flexible style to work is needed. I feel not a lot of attention being paid to the candidates and that they are often ignored.

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