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Blue Pelican Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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  1. "Fantastic Consultantcy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blue Pelican full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Directors are very personable
    Genuinely interested in developing and growing you as a recruitment consultant if they can see you have potential and that you are willing to put in the work
    Great commission structure and incentives
    Strong relationships with the companies they recruit for
    Good senior/management level consultants with genuine market expertise
    Genuine 'consultative' approach

    Cons

    Could do with a clearer direction and strategy for the separate functions if they want to take the company to the next level
    Middle management need to manage and drive their reports better

    Advice to Management

    As above


  2. "A business with great values and potential to build upon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Pelican full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good work/life balance
    Great feeling of family
    Really wants to be perceived as a consultancy, not a CV factory. So tries to hire people who want to be real specialists and bring value to clients
    Not a hard sell environment
    Wide boys are not tolerated
    Being ethical is a key principal value of the business
    Really nice place to work where you can make a decent income (given you're not in London) and other rewards can be good too

    Cons

    A bit stuck in the past at times. There isn't enough investment in ensuring the business is at the forefront of industry and can be skeptical of new things and ideas
    In danger of becoming out of date compared to our competitors
    Leadership can be slow to respond at times. Both to consultant issues and outside threats
    Can be quite old skool in approach - e.g. phone, desk, computer, crack on.

    Advice to Management

    Look at changes in the external market and react quicker
    Need to invest more in opportunities for mobile and online
    Turn projects, which will push the business forward, faster.
    Invest in better systems for consultants to use. The current ones feel, look and act old and does cause a lot of anguish
    Do more things which can build the company name, rather than relying on old skool 'person and phone' approach. Other businesses have entered the same markets, built their name quicker and have overtaken us by doing other things.

  3. "I've worked for Blue Pelican in marketing recruitment for over 7 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Pelican full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding, fun, relaxed and sociable.

    Cons

    As Blue Pelican were a growing business, some naive decisions have been made by the management in the past, but all mistakes and issues have (eventually been recognised and addressed or improved over time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward those who work hard and consistently perform, continue to swiftly address under performance and continue to hire appropriate consultants with a strong cultural fit for the business, rather than just looking for ability to bill.