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SThree Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
A career within the SThree Group can take you anywhere. We are a global leader in recruitment with a unique portfolio of ten renowned specialist brands working across IT, Banking, Engineering & Energy, Life Sciences and Accountancy & ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to bring skilled people together to build the future!

Company Updates

  • What makes a successful recruiter include possessing qualities of competitiveness, resilience and ambition.

    Hear what Stuart Clark, Sales Director for SThree Singapore, has to share in the latest feature of the Recruitment International Magazine!

  • At SThree, we believe that all of our people should have a career with no limits. Hear from Haruko Yamajo as she shares her career growth from a rookie with no recruitment experience, to an Associate Sales Team Manager in the Tokyo Office.

    At SThree we set clear progression paths for all our employees

    As a company, we believe all of our people should have a career with no limits. That's why we provide the training and skills required to progress with us. When Haruko Yamajo joined the company in Tokyo, she had no recruitment experience. Now, she's a Associate Sales Team Manager.

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SThree – Why Work For Us?

 SThree in the USA - Known as Specialist Staffing Group

Specialist Staffing Group is the US division of SThree plc UK and specializes in STEM markets, delivering its service through six brands in the USA: Real Staffing (Life Sciences), Huxley (Banking and Finance), Progressive Global Energy (Energy), Computer Futures (Tech), Newington International (Specialist Exec Search) and Madison Black (Creative and Digital Marketing).

There is no better time to be joining our US business. There are opportunities for employees to join both top performing teams as well as start-up businesses in new territories and for managers to drive growth in an enormous marketplace.

We have significant expansion plans for the region and are investing heavily in our teams with plans to open several more offices on the horizon. Our current locations are Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego and San Francisco.

This is an incredible environment in which to take your career to the next level.

If you're interested in learning more about the SThree Group and our worldwide presence, visit our main global profile.

 Why work for Specialist Staffing Group

We care about our people; they are what make us so successful. Our values of Respect, Rapport, Reward and Energy really matter to us and we work hard to ensure that we uphold them.

Offering 22 days PTO (with an extra day for every year of service) as well as remote and flexible working options, we aim to ensure a work-life balance is achieved. We’re big on personal development both in and out of the workplace and encourage employees to take advantage of their two volunteer days a year. We also encourage participation in our global mentoring program.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to recognize and celebrate success with quarterly incentive trips to locations such as Miami, LA and Mexico. We top the year off with our AGM held in Las Vegas where every single employee comes together to reflect on performance, celebrate hard work and strategize for the year ahead.

 Our Learning & Development Program

We take your career as seriously as you do. That’s why we invest in all of our employees through our comprehensive Learning & Development programs.

undefinedFrom day one, you’ll be immersed in our RecruitFit program, which will teach you everything you need to know to be successful in your new job. After that we will continue to provide programs to hone your skills as a Recruiting Consultant.

Once you have decided to take the leap to become a manager, we’ll continue your development with a comprehensive management development program which will teach you leading practices in people management.

From a Consultant on day one to our Managing Directors and Regional CEO with many years of experience, Specialist Staffing Group will provide you the necessary development at every phase of your career.

Specialist Staffing Group offers exciting career paths for ambitious individuals while giving them a supportive management team that is heavily involved in their development every single day.

If you are looking for an environment where you can make a difference to someone’s life while using your strong business acumen we have an environment where you can excel and have fun while you are doing it.

 Joining us straight from university?

Specialist Staffing Group is a fantastic place to start your career, something reflected in the fact that 60% of our employees joined us straight out of college.

undefinedWe have hired high-calibre undergraduates and interns with a variety of majors from 80 universities and colleges across the USA. Some hadn’t previously considered a career in sales, others had always wanted one. Regardless of the category you fit into, unparalleled career opportunities await.

 Learning & Development

We invest heavily in the development of our people and offer exciting and varied career paths for motivated individuals. We offer a comprehensive and interactive sales training program which means that you can start generating revenue within weeks of starting in the business.

Our team members make a lasting impact on the lives of so many people by helping them to secure exciting and rewarding career moves. All our staff have access to a dedicated Learning and Development team as well as highly talented and supportive management.

 Career Development / Diversity

We believe in treating each employee as an individual. We want to help you develop the skills that will allow you to continue to grow both personally and professionally. Our structured career development program means that there are a variety of specialist roles and career paths that you can progress into with our help, guidance and support. This diversity of opportunity is what makes us a company people want to stay with.

We promote based on merit and that means that you are in control of how quickly you achieve your next promotion and the options for your career are endless. You may choose to follow the management route or you may prefer to become a specialist in a client-facing role. You may be looking to enhance your skills by experiencing life in a different city or country. We have offices all over the world and encourage our staff to consider opportunities throughout the Specialist Staffing Group to fulfil their career ambitions.

 Insight into our Culture

We work hard to ensure that Specialist Staffing group is a fun and rewarding place to work. While you will have the independence to control how fast you progress within the company, we have a collaborative culture where you will enjoy the camaraderie of your team mates.

We celebrate success and ensure that there are plenty of social events on the company calendar to do just that. If you are relocating to a new city to join Specialist Staffing Group, you can be sure that you will be welcomed by like-minded individuals who will show you around, help you settle in and often become good friends.

In addition to regular social events like sailing trips, marathon races and weekends away to places like Los Cabos and Las Vegas, we spend our time giving back to our local communities. We are partnered with SOS Children's Villages which provides foster care and housing for orphaned and abandoned children in 125 countries. Recently, a group of 6 staff cycled from San Francisco to Los Angeles and raised $32,000 for the charity.

If you are looking for a dynamic company that can help you carve out a fulfilling career in sales and have fun while you are doing it, Specialist Staffing Group is the place for you.

SThree Reviews

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    "Great Company - Fantastic people"

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
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    I worked at SThree full-time (More than a year)


    I enjoyed the 1 and a half years I worked with the company. The training program was always changing and adapting to the need in the office. The people in the company really made my experience as there was a diverse group and they were extremely inclusive and you always would have someone to grab lunch with, a coffee, a beer or someone for some friendly advice. The management was great as all of the managers had started as fresh graduates and had built the business up. My personal situation meant I needed flexibility for some time off and my management worked with me for that without questions. Anyone looking for a successful career should consider Sthree. Also the office views are out of this world!


    I never really experienced any down sides when I worked there

    Advice to Management

    Keep the diversity going! Be known for hiring out the box and this will give you the edge over other companies!

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SThree Photos

SThree photo of: Alice, one of our Talent Acquisition Consultants attending the University of Bolton Careers Fair
SThree photo of: 'Our European Life Science Management Team trying to #escapetheroom in Amsterdam!
SThree photo of: Our London IT Contract team from SThree brand Computer Futures, enjoying an incentive trip to Paris!
SThree photo of: Our Dublin office pre-workout!
SThree photo of: Our team from SThree brand, Real Staffing in Singapore.
SThree photo of: At SThree brand Real we have a great welcome pack for every new starter to have the goodies needed to be the best consultant ever! #inspiredbyyou
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SThree Interviews



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    Senior Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SThree (Houston, TX) in January 2017.


    The interview process is designed in a way to give you a true depiction of your potential colleagues, working environment and daily routine. As a result, it's more detailed and lengthy than other companies. First step, apply online and you'll be emailed for a personality and intelligence assessment. Afterwards, phone interview with HR contact. Next, face to face interview with lead of the division you're intending to work with and higher level manager. Last, you'll come in for a final interview with another high level manager and two others (probably the same two you interviewed with previously). During the last interview, you'll also do a work sample and a presentation. All in all, you have an opportunity to show your investment in your new career and be able to evaluate the company as a whole (aka you can formulate your own opinions instead of only seeing these reviews). My HR contact was awesome and she was always available to answer any questions I had during the process. Everyone I encountered was transparent and candid. There may be some negative reviews on here, but I encourage anyone who is reading this to take it with a grain of salt and not prevent these reviews (good or bad) to curb your decision to interview and find out for yourself.

    Interview Questions

    • The majority of the questions are in a behavioral-based format. If you're familiar and prepared, it'll be an easy interview. "Describe a time when [insert situation to uncover applicable qualities for the job]"   Answer Question
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SThree Awards & Accolades

  • APSCo Award for Excellence Diversity and Inclusion, APSCo Awards for Excellence, 2016
  • Supplier Excellence Award from KellyOCG, Kelly OCG, 2017
  • Silver Stevie Award, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2017
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine 2017, Training Magazine, 2017
  • Best Companies to Work - New York 2016, Best Companies Group, 2016
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