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Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in Australia in 2003, we currently employ over 180 staff in six global locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Doha.
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    Former Employee - Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Charterhouse Partnership full-time (Less than a year)


    3/5 people you meet in Dubai, have worked at Charterhouse. The turnover is incredibly high so you have a lot in common with most of the Dubai population, it's a great conversation starter.

    I particularly enjoyed the team meetings when the MD brings the office to a complete standstill to rant at someone and humiliate them. It was embarrassing, for her.

    They hire good people it’s just a shame they have no idea how to retain them.

    They relocate you to Dubai. That’s honestly the only positive.


    Charterhouse have the worst reputation in the market, which is why they can only attract talent from the UK as no one in the region would ever work there. I ignored the reviews before moving here and I really wish I didn’t. It’s taken me a year to escape the place and I jumped for joy on my way out!

    Dubai is a slow market and due to this, the MD is ruthless. Even consultants that have billed that month can be fired without any notice, it all depends if you want to befriend the MD and play her awful games. My advice would be not to. She makes out she cares about her staff but I’ve never known a boss to be so fake, rude and manipulative.

    There is more atmosphere in a morgue than there is in that office. The sales floor is silent. If you are used to a busy environment where you speak to your colleagues and celebrate success, this place isn’t for you. Be prepared to do BD calls in silence. They will tell you throughout the interview process it’s not a KPI driven business, but it is. The pipeline meeting at the start of the week only demotivates you and the MD takes it as an opportunity to attack her staff or slate other competitors. She says she doesn’t speak badly of other agencies in the same sentence however that’s her only chat, it’s so boring.

    Advice to Management

    The staff turnaround seriously needs to be looked at. Having over 20 people start and finish in one year is nothing to be proud of. Reputation is everything!

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    Administration Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Charterhouse Partnership (Sydney (Australia)) in June 2015.


    One interview with the Office Manager, met me conveniently before work so I didn't have to take time off from my current job to attend. It was fairly informal and not intimidating at all. From there I was given a phone call to announce of my successful application.

    Interview Questions

    • Can't remember specifically but they covered the standard questions on what systems I had used, strengths and weaknesses and how I handled organisation of tasks etc.   Answer Question
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