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Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. "AM - best company I have ever worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astbury Marsden full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant leadership - collaborative and diverse. Ben Rawson was everything I look for in a manager, supportive and approachable; big into personal development and creating opportunities.

    Cons

    No real down sides; it is a work hard-play hard culture.


  2. "Great Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Astbury Marsden full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Over the years I have worked at Astbury Marsden, the leadership has enthused me to progress me in my career. In particular Ben Rawson. Who treats everyone as an equal and always drives each member of staff to succeed.

    Cons

    As with any recruitment firm the hours and targets are tough to reach but that is expected

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astbury Marsden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Interesting work. Opportunities to progress and explore different areas.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Professional outfit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Astbury Marsden full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation in the market, generally hired good people and for the most part treated like a grown up

    Cons

    Could get a little obsessed with KPIs from time to time dependant on management style at any given time. Systems were very up and down.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Revamped and looking forward to 2016..."

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

    I have been working at Astbury Marsden full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    We have been through a lot of change within the business over the last few years but there is now a solid grounding, sensible leadership and a real desire to push on and be successful. A number of new perks and incentives have been introduced for 2016, including flexible working, improved commission schemes and a market leading top biller prize. The brand is very strong with clients and the entrepreneurial environment means your ideas are listened to and you have freedom to explore new areas.

    Cons

    The changes over the last few years have been a downside, it created an environment of uncertainty and coasting which is not conducive to a sales environment.

    Advice to Management

    The changes had to be made and have been - now is the time to push on. The improved incentives and office environment will help. No more uncertainty and clear communication to employees is key!


  6. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Astbury Marsden (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of people, working together to achieve excellent results.
    Supportive and fun environment.

    Cons

    Recruitment has long working hours, you have to be happy to talk and meet with candidates very late and very early any day of the week.

    Advice to Management

    Would be great to be able to work from home one day a week


  7. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astbury Marsden full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone has the opportunity to make real changes to the business
    - Strong client base
    - Supportive culture where everyone wants each other to do well
    - Investment in training
    - Great office environment
    - Sociable and no backstabbing
    - Experienced back office team

    Cons

    - The hours are quite long, but no more than most other recruitment businesses (8.30am - 6pm)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Change can be a GOOD thing..If done correctly"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Astbury Marsden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with Astbury Marsden for over 6 months and the future is definitely looking bright. Before I joined (like with everyone joining a new company) read the reviews, did my research and fully understood there were some challenges ahead. During my interview, the senior management team were very honest about the recent changes and how it had affected the business but explained they were passionately determined to hire wisely and smartly to positively influence the future of the business. What a difference 6 months can make...New office, great hires (about 6 in the London office and all have already contributed to fees and helped to create a buzzing sales environment), great sense of direction, fun weekly and achievable incentives, togetherness and genuine desire for everyone to succeed. Long may this continue and excited about the times ahead.

    Cons

    Need to improve on communications between the global offices

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  9. "Such a shame"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Astbury Marsden full-time

    Pros

    There are/were some quite amazing and talented people who worked at this organisation, and as is the same at other businesses, people who are in it for themselves only. This was once, a wonderful organisation with real passion at the core. Taking care to have a quality approach to both employees, candidates and client alike.

    Cons

    As with all businesses (I suppose), going through continuous change, making changes in direction at (seemingly a drop of a hat), affects morale, people's sense of belonging to something that's trying to achieve something (whatever that might be currently), and mostly the brand's portrayal to the 'outside world'. I wish them luck, because they'll need it

    Advice to Management

    It's a shame you don't recognise a good thing when you see it.


  10. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Astbury Marsden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - excellent talent within the company, consultants are knowledgeable and offer a consultative rather than "sales" service
    - strong client base within FS and growing within oil and gas
    - good brand name to clients within financial services
    - good incentives if you do perform well and no threshold for commission

    Cons

    - high turn over in the last year but this has largely removed the less talented/underperforming consultants
    - communication from the board down could be better
    - need more training opportunities


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