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SThree Reviews in London, England

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
36 Reviews

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  1.  

    dba

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    good work ethics, felxible work hours

    Cons

    low salary, odd work timings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great training ground above and beyond any other recruitment company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Training, incentives, likeminded people, everyone is motivated, work ethic, work trips, unleashing your potential. Great company all round for a graduate. International mobility is encouraged. Great for a management career

    Cons

    Not the best pay, also management bonuses are low. Also its a PLC so you wont get rich as they have already had their IPO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the best staff before their heads get turned and they join a competitor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Really excellent employer, best training!

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    Current Employee - IT Recruiter  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great support across all levels, Directors are happy to help with issues and give training on a regular basis. As with all sales environments, there are targets but they are achievable with an organised work load. Have been here for less than 6 months and already qualified for three incentives, without prior experience in my team.

    Cons

    None really - can be noisy but what do you expect from a sales floor?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to learn the ropes

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Incentives, resources, training and atmosphere. Also office locations.

    Cons

    Having your voice heard. Not sure this place is a genuine meritocracy. Senior management is clicky and old school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to what you promise and reward those who give their all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, boys club management.

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    Former Employee - Part of Internal IT Team  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part of Internal IT Team in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    -) There are some amazing people.
    -) Support services team are professional, well organised and very customer focused.
    -) Not afraid of change.
    -) Work hard, play hard mentality.
    -) High profit margin market sector.

    Cons

    -) If you are "in" with the management, you are sorted. Pay is demonstrably linked to being a chum rather than because you have done great work.
    -) Some serious Ego's are flying about in the senior management.
    -) Some of the highest level seniors readily take the very public credit rather than passing it on to the great teams who made it happen.
    -) Most of the best people have now left or are looking to leave.
    -) Recent change of CEO considered by many as a real demotivating step. He has a solid reputation of being verbally aggressive towards staff and not willing to listen to others. When the email announcing that he was taking up the role there was a wave of sighs, groans and exclamations from across the office floor.
    -) Prehistoric technologies being used.
    -) Employ people who specialise in technologies/areas then management appear to completely ignore and disregard their advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -) When things go well share the credit.
    -) When things go badly, don't immediately look to farm out blame on to others, especially in your own group. Succeed as a team, fail as a team.
    -) Learn to recognise when something is going wrong and don't be afraid to make the tough decisions, rather than simply trying to blag it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great...whilst it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Definitely a work, rest and play hard company. A meritocracy that rewards hard work with great treats like Friday beers, nights out & trips away.

    Cons

    Support services staff are not always treated with equity compared to those in front office ysales. Tend to put emphasis on costs over value. Lots of egos in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great intro into the recruitment world

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The offer you significant support and training in your first year
    It's a plc, and very successful - you will feel part of a huge corporate, that offers security and career growth
    Due to their size, they offer you significant resources - advertising budget, huge database, advanced CRM software
    Good earning potential, especially for graduates

    Cons

    For such a successful firm, the senior management are not good role models
    Very micro-managed sales processes, very KPI driven
    One size fits all approach (certainly in my office)
    Hyper competitive - one on one, teams, offices, brands. Very little team work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more creative where possible and set targets that are based on achievability.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    SThree (support services): Many good colleagues but not a fair place of work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    They seem to pick good and interesting staff ..

    Cons

    ..and then they treat them badly. Instead of valuing people, they are micro-managed and treated like children. Managers are cliquish with each other but would not associate with other staff in an honest manner. All the good people are trying to leave. Managers monopolise the best tasks and do not share them in order to develop their team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as you would like to be treated.
    Notice people's hard work and give them credit for it.
    Don't persist in disregarding some and privileging others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Suffering from all big corporate problems, support staff is overlooked

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    Former Employee - Part of Internal IT Team  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part of Internal IT Team in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    - Decent package, good work/life balance
    - Some nice people to work with
    - If you work as an agent, your possibilities are endless (if you have the skills and the guts)
    - There are some good initiatives in the company, like encouraging and supporting more women in management
    - Stable place, expectations are clear

    Cons

    - Very conservative and risk averse, especially in IT (upgraded from IE6 to 7 in 2012!)
    - Very formal, no flexibility (Shirt and tie, even if you never meet client or business)
    - Slow moving, marketing is a bit behind
    - Old systems and solutions everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay attention and reward support staff
    - Work smarter, not harder
    - Adapt new technology, because you're loosing money because of the old systems
    - Make sure that feedback works both ways, some members of the middle management are horrible
    - Corporate values are something you do, not something you talk about

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    experience at sthree

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    great learning and development, great incentive trips

    Cons

    commision not so good, no owrk life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reconsider commision structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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