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Arrows Group Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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  1. "Good company to work for !"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lot of opportunities provided to an individual to explore and carve their own
       niche within the organization.
    - Open-door environment, management is easily reachable and open to
       discussion.
    - Monday Blues & Friday fun snacks
    - Open and accepting to new ideas and changes.
    - Lucrative incentive structure.
    - Company actively invests in employee training.
    - Good relationship with the clients and very interesting range of projects to
       work upon.

    Cons

    - Targets can be bit challenging at times .


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrows Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Install good discipline to start your career especially good for Grads
    Great Incentives
    Good People
    Support the IT community by sponsoring and running events

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility which stunts any out of the box thinking
    Playground environment at times
    New ideas or divisions not really supported

    Advice to Management

    Look at businesses outside of recruitment, and how they motivate, incentivise and succeed, and try and install these approaches, lots of good but some major changes required.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to have a long time career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrows Group full-time

    Pros

    Monday Blues & Friday fun snacks

    Cons

    Niche roles
    Lots of pressure to cover roles
    Very choosy clients

    Advice to Management

    Get some good clients with good roles


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Dont even think for working here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arrows Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None left these days - it used to be a place for rewarding without bias, transparent leadership and a culture of fearless apolitical support.

    Cons

    Compared to the previous leader, the current manager is extremely bossy and biased. She gives preference to people who carry her stuff around and refer to her as boss. Her puppies get a lot of benefits while the hardworking not only go unnoticed, but also are treated with humiliation.

    This place had such a bright future, it's all gone thanks to blind leaders, till the top, who prefer artificial relationship based biased leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Please revisit the objective you set out for the company, although I have the doubt for you to be intellectual enough it do so. If you were, this day would not have come at all.


  5. "Top Tech Recruitment Company in India"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrows Group full-time

    Pros

    Flat organization; Not too much of the hierarchical processes
    Excellent growth cycle
    Earning opportunities are unlimited
    Well paid employee offers

    Cons

    No Cons as of now

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Good Work


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Boys Club!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Some well paid people
    -Friday beers
    -Relaxed atmosphere
    -Some 360 recruitment

    Cons

    -Lots of strategy changes
    -Promotion based on strange criteria decided at the top
    -Not much clarity on job responsibility
    -Not much clarity on vision
    -Big ego's

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision on what to do and stick with it. ALL staff are important and need equal opportunities whatever level or type of person


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stay clear!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrows Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Was a great company a couple of years ago with a clear vision but has lost this
    * The people, but most have left already

    Cons

    * All senior management left or were fired & not replaced
    * Recruiters with poor track records allowed to become senior management
    * Have overhauled the company at least 3 times in less than a year - constantly changing their proposition & expecting staff to be able to re-adjust with no explanation
    * CEO is a nice guy. but left the company in the hands of people that dont know what they're doing
    * Next to no training
    * Underpaid, poor commission, long hours expected to work 8-6:45pm ish
    * Bad culture

    Advice to Management

    * Stop pretending to be a consultancy & embrace 360 recruitment
    * Hire senior management & experienced recruiters
    * Train junior staff if you bring them on
    * Address culture

    Arrows Group Response

    Jun 9, 2017 – CEO

    I'm really sorry to hear this feedback. We work hard to manage any change and if we have left any staff in doubt about the direction or reasons for changes we will look at ways to improve and ensure... More

  8. "Senior Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company to work with

    Cons

    None as of now. Very good place to work in


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Do your due diligence before working here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrows Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and good client list

    Cons

    VERY low pay (way below market average)
    Very poor commission structure
    Don't consult anyone internally about wider plans to the business that may affect staff

    Advice to Management

    Consult your STAFF, as they are the people making money for you all. Maybe take a pay cut and pay them a little bit more. They're undervalued, under trained, and oversold dreams which don't happen.


  10. "An excellent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrows Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The owners are inspirational, great management team, fun culture, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many changes in a short space of time.


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