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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good team, bad management."

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

    I worked at Aston Carter full-time

    Pros

    Great comradery, can potentially earn good money if you're allowed to progress.

    Cons

    Not enough holiday leave (20 days) for the hours that you put in. (contracted 50 hours / week - 8am-6pm, yes you do often work through lunch as there is no canteen so you eat at your desk and the phone will ring during your break!)
    If standard hours weren't long enough you are expected to work overtime - arriving 30 mins to 1 hour early and leave 30 mins to 1 hour late - especially in more junior positions.
    Management is poor, dependent on what team you work in. Sales managers have little responsibility but to 'drive the team' which means taking you out of office for 45mins-1hour a day to discuss/bollock you for not hitting KPI's and targets which are twice as high as competitors, meanwhile you fall further behind in meeting said KPI's and sales targets.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the favouritism


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too much to put up with for the renumeration"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aston Carter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reward top earners after a few years, you get perks such as one annual trip to Cancun / Miami and bonuses.

    Cons

    Your opinion is not really valid until you've been there a few years -

    Expenses - they get funny with you if you put all your expenses through

    Face-timing culture - you arrive around 7.30/7.40am at the latest, you dont leave until 6.30/7/7.30pm depending on your desk

    Low pay - base salary is below the industry standard so, expect to earn less than 30k in year 1 and around 30k-50k in year 2 year, year 3 is more ambiguous but around 50k-70k if you´re good enough. Other recruitment companies pay more.

    Advice to Management

    Bring your culture into the 21st century, give people more freedom and space to succeed. Increase the base salary.


  3. "Not for a first employment. Maybe for someone more experienced in the heads-hunting job market"

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

    Pros

    Sorry, could not find any. It's on the average of this kind of recruiting agency. Not the worst, far away from the best. If you are experienced and you negotiate then it might be a good deal. You can use it as filling-the-holes employment, or to make the first experience. If the client you work at has a good reputation you can benefit for your CV. If the client you work at meets the expectations of its reputation, then you will gain experience. After that just move somewhere else to grow for real.

    Cons

    No attention for any need of the employees, no help in burocracy, no guarantee of a commitment for you to get any government advantage (bare in mind that in some countries your employer applies for these benefits). They drastically change the contract upon (late coming) renovation. Payslip not clear.

    Advice to Management

    There are employees before (or at least same level) money


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "good pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payer in Illi (Armenia)
    Former Employee - Payer in Illi (Armenia)

    I worked at Aston Carter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice people of staff they work really well together

    Cons

    none it really is a great environment

    Advice to Management

    people are funny


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Market you well, too many commitments, less benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Aston Carter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Market you well, Contract will be good credit goes to the third party agency (Innoware) will do on behalf of aston carter

    Cons

    Too many false commitments (Normally any body shopping agency does that, but as per my experience these people are least professional), Benefits are less, No sick leaves, No medical cards where the other consultants in the same team have more benefits, this is in an investment bank where all the benefits should be identical, so any one who got an offer from these people should negotiate and get what they are eligible for. They don't have any standards.


  7. "Tiring- Slave drive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in City of London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great potential to make a lot of money

    Cons

    Get worked like a dog. Must work at least 11 hours a day and some weekends without overtime pay or you will get treated bad or fired.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff like people and not robots



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