Mission: Success Is When Reality Exceeds Expectations To be the number one partner for all candidates and clients in our specialised markets. We aim to maintain our honest and honourable approach to business upholding our core values while attracting high quality talent to work with ...
I left, and it made me appreciate my next role a lot, lot, lot more.
It is a truly absurd, embarrassing little company to work for. I am quite ashamed at myself, frankly. For the people that write the positive reviews (clearly most are fake, but some seem potentially genuine), they seem to have been indoctrinated into the small-fish bubble of Montash, thinking they are doing well/big shots/actual 'businessmen' without realising how much better other organisations actually are (whether it be within recruitment or otherwise). When you boil it down, recruitment is a pretty low and undesirable industry, and Montash is the kicking along quite happily at the bottom, whilst believing they're at the top. The childish antics, the aesthetic incentives and rewards, the wannabe-macho culture... It all stews and simmers into a soup of a cringey, bottom-of-the-ladder telesales role, with limited prospects (if you are remotely intelligent) and even less work-life balance. It is something you feel when you're there, and only notice fully when you leave. Popping the Montash bubble was the best thing I ever did, but also the worst mistake I ever made. Why is this review so negative? Good question. Mainly: 1. Their treatment of candidates and clients is awful. Recruitment is sales, I get that, but Montash lie and deceive their stakeholders constantly. For example, 'preclosing candidates' - telling them a completely wrong offer to align their expectations in a certain direction, knowing full well they have a different (more desirable) offer from the client. They then make a second phone call to give the 'revised' offer. They do the same to clients too - falsifying candidates etc. Lies were prevalent in every aspect of the job, both internally and externally, and my moral compass couldn't take it. 2. The culture. It is just dire. Little fish in a big pond, genuinely thinking they are credible Executives and 'partners' of the organisations they recruit for. It is actually laughable and not something I could be a part of. The hire and fire culture is also poor - people just disappear with a worthless two line email sent after they've been booted to say it was a mutual decision. Lucky people for getting out, I say! Also, the hours are long and thankless. 3. The lack of career potential. Management spin a good story - New York office coming, you're going to make a least one billion pounds each by Christmas etc (first bit real, second bit exaggerated - the only thing Montash will ever have a billion of is unhappy candidates). However, it just isn't there. It isn't exciting, it isn't difficult. If you want a career, please do not join. You will waste a year then go elsewhere, promise. The people that do well aren't exactly bright either, telesales calibre, so not exactly the sort of people you want to work with 'til you're 65 anyway... 4. The management. What annoys me mot is the fact they just don't listen. Read through these reviews. Taking out the clearly fake positive reviews, there are clearly genuine negative reviews, all spouting the same issues, all sharing the same negatives. Oddly, I quite like the connection to my unknown, long-gone predecessors who have foolishly fallen for the same trick as me, only to realise the (external) light and move on (then slap themselves in the face for ever joining). However, the question has to be posted: if you want to run a credible business with longevity, why do you not take on board advice, both positive and negative? So, as my review comes to an end, my feelings boil down to simply this: I wasn't willing to tell little lies anymore, in every aspect of my job, and felt my dignity diminished for every second I was there. If you are reading this and are remotely intelligent - heed this advice, do not join. If you do, I look forward to reading your Glassdoor review in 9-14 months ;-)
Advice to Management
Listen to advice. Wear less aftershave. Give better incentives, and two sausages with 'free' breakfast.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Montash (London, England (UK)) in September 2015.
The interview the person below had was so similar to my experience that it makes me shudder. I felt insulted, I was so prepared but it was almost an interrogation rather than a chance to highlight my skills. So unprofessional, kept me waiting for 20 mins, made to fill a behavioural test of 80 questions. The interview room was next to a lift so everyone could see and hear you get interrogated in a glass looking room that amplified your voice so much you couldn't even hear yourself speak. The interviewer seemed more interested in getting to lunch than actually giving me a chance. Questions where too personal and nothing to do with actually recruitment or the company. The questions I asked her where answered in 2-5 word answers! After having waited for 20+ mins interview lasted 10 mins and I was told to leave and would be contacted to see if they would invite me for the second round. On that day so I should not go home! Absolutely awful. If you going to treat someone who has invested time and money to see you then, please have the courtesy to actually want to hear them. Worst interview ever. I left thinking, what a waste of time.