Mission: Our objective is to be a long term, trusted partner for each of our clients and each of our candidates. That means getting to know people; their personal needs and ambitions, their business goals and career objectives.
The edinburgh office is small enough that it has that family feel while you have the benefits of working for a larger company
I worked with some of my favourite people here and genuinely had fun/motivating/hilarious times almost every day because of that. You need that in the highs and lows of recruitment.
In my team, we worked really closely without the dog-eat-dog competitiveness you get from other recruitment companies. I think this team spirit is echoed in other offices too.
Great, inspiring leadership from the CEO. There is a real lack of hierarchy in lorien and this comes from the top down
Work life balance is really good, you work hard when there are deadlines and stay late if needs be but you are not working from home or trying to catch up in your downtime. It's also always a team effort.
There are limited paths of progression as there can only be so many 'account managers'. It's something Lorien are at least aware of and tackling though
The kind of money you make can hugely depend on the luck of which account you are put on
Advice to Management
The changes being made along with the rebranding with cultural values are fantastic, keep up the good work in making Lorien a forward thinking recruitment company. make sure this resonates across all regions and create engagement with all employees.
Things may have changed since I left but perhaps widen the scope of your incentives to include treats outside of work and non-drinking activities. It may be more appealing to quiet characters.
Last year, I applied for this position with their client through Lorien and was shortlisted for an interview after a phone interview. Afterwards, I was informed the recruitment process was postponed and would re-commence after Christmas. To my shock, I was told afterwards their client rejected my application! Despite politely asking for some feedback, Lorien refused to respond to me. Shows you how unprofessional, unkind and selfish they are. They wasted precious time preparing for the interview, yet foolishly would never want their time wasted, illustrating their double standards. Avoid these people at all costs.