SThree Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you have to constantly sell your staff on why it's a great place to work then it isn't one

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at SThree full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and advance.. if you enjoy micromanagement.
    Incentives can be very rewarding
    Nice office locations

    Cons

    They make you post excellent reviews (lie) on the company to glassdoor
    Micromanagement
    No creative thinking
    One set of rules for one and another for others
    YOU HAVE TO QUIT TO GET AHEAD OR WHAT YOU WANT IN THE COMPANY
    NO WORK/LIFE BALANCE
    Lack of professionalism
    Poor management
    They churn and burn staff. People usually leave within the first year.
    Drugs are openly talked about the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is so much potential here. Employee some people with experience and create a professional and constructive environment. Stop encouraging people to live pay-check to pay-check. PLEASE STOP TRYING TO SELL EMPLOYEES ON HOW GREAT IT IS THERE. USE THIS ENERGY AND TIME AND MAKE IT GREAT INSTEAD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I felt kidded

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Hamburg (Germany)

    I have been working at SThree full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have met some really great colleagues and build some friendships that overlast my employment.

    Cons

    Bad management, promisses over promisses but nothing of them came true. I felt kidded!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the end-of-line Consultants!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning ground, but work culture might not suit everyone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SThree

    Pros

    Great learning ground - especially for recruiters who are new to the trade, highly developed recruitment system/tools, you can't help but get better/develop quickly in a highly competitive environment

    Cons

    Micro-management culture, management lack emphathy, low base salary and unrewarding commission scheme, work-life balance is almost non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to be successful in Asia, you need to first understand the culture and way people do business here.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great experience, terrible management

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

    I worked at SThree full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The training here is exceptional. Many of the people I worked with were lots of fun, and the atmosphere that created was evidently youthful. The experience gained from this job, is invaluable, on many levels, and will take you far in your next role - given you stick with it for long enough to be able to use it usefully.

    Cons

    Along with a youthful atmosphere, came pettiness and unsavoury, childish behaviour. Work-life balance was non-existent, and any attempt to have some was often looked upon with disdain by senior management. The management structure meant that people who were good billers, often automatically became managers - the two do not necessarily go hand in hand. The career pathways are limited and stringent. Be prepared to go into a full dog-eat-dog environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Company should endeavor to value their human capital and embrace diversity and fair employment practices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SThree full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International career opportunities, great pay and perks for high performers. Leadership and work culture that believed in working hard and play even harder

    Cons

    Promoting the best sales person that may not necessarily be cut out to be a good leader. Some what disturbing employment practices in compensation and rewards that may be deemed discriminatory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace diversity. Walk the talk. Stop with discretionary practices which are often being viewed as being discriminating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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)

    I worked at SThree full-time

    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn the trade and then leave while your soul is still intact

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at SThree full-time

    Pros

    -Excellent training ground for people new to recruitment.
    -Provides you with strong structure, discipline and understanding of business
    -Good database
    -Very profitable company

    Cons

    -Inconsistent approach by management.
    -Managers lack empathy and can be very manipulative of staff.
    -Lacks work-life balance.
    -Business Ethic is often overlooked ("Boiler Room" attitude)
    -Limited career growth if you're not British (especially in offices based in Asia)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward, Rapport, Energy, Respect.
    Practice the above values rather than just talking about them OR change the values to just a Big Dollar sign.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Suffering from all big corporate problems, support staff is overlooked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part of Internal IT Team  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part of Internal IT Team in London, England (UK)

    I worked at SThree full-time for more than a year

    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
  10.  

    Long

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at SThree

    Pros

    There is excellent training at Sthree

    Cons

    The pay on commisson and base is not high enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is needs to be more clarity on the international growth and more money on offer for consultants.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Absolutely abysmal place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at SThree

    Pros

    - nice office
    - incentives/commission
    - great training system, weeks 1-6
    - advanced online system

    Cons

    Dis office is totally KPI and micro-managed, managers expect u to be on da phone 3-5 hours a day cold calling clients, if not that then ur basically spamming those managers with mailshots and CVs. after that u spend ur time stripping cvs and bullcrapping candidates to get manager names. NO respect, even tho it is part of their "core values." never get any call-in business........ start from scratch n' hope that ppl want to hear from u bc otherwise it is sink or swim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    crap, they admit themselves that what dis business is about.... totally bs, if u'll sell out ur own family to make a deal then you'd be right at home here!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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