Charterhouse Partnership Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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3.4
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Pros
  • "If you are looking to join an agency where it's 'party, party, party' then go elsewhere - too many recruiters go to Dubai for the party lifestyle(in 18 reviews)

  • "Awesome location, amazing views of Sydney Harbour with a balcony we are actually able to use for internal and external events(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "less than average commission structure(in 11 reviews)

  • "No HR which means no support with personal problems or issues that you may not want to discuss with your manager(in 10 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "Great place to work in the UAE"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Charterhouse Partnership full-time

    Pros

    - Very supportive MD and HR, especially throughout Covid-19 they were on hand day/night to support the team, provide reassurance and very transparent throughout which was appreciated ! - Given freedom to run desk as if it’s own business, doesn’t work for some people but personally I much prefer it to being micro managed. If I need support with anything then the whole team and leadership are always very approachable and happy to offer advice. - There have been some great incentives up for grabs throughout my time with the business. - Very credible brand in the region and experienced team. - Great location

    Cons

    - Parking has been a problem in the past at times as there are a limited number of passes for the building so can just mean having to pay and park a little further. - Recruitment in the region can be really tough even with the strong brand reputation you have to be resilient and willing to put the work in to do well.

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  2. "Avoid. Do Your Research!"

    2.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dubai
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Charterhouse Partnership full-time

    Pros

    You will be supported in your re-location. They have a strong brand name in the market. Office location is good.

    Cons

    Extreme Micromanagement - KPI heavy with negative meetings on a weekly basis, which only demotivate consultants and offer zero constructive feedback - Your figures are constantly being watched & monitored. Regular 1-1 meetings and passive aggressive emails to try and 'motivate you' Very Poor Development - If you have more than one year experience, you will not learn anything new at this agency - Senior consultants (and all consultants for that matter) are treated like children and end up leaving within 6-12 months (just look at the many former employees profiles on LinkedIn) Toxic Office Atmosphere - Nobody dares to discuss anything other than work in fear of upsetting the manager - The clock is always being watched. Lunch time is 1 hour but nobody is brave enough to take it - The kind of office where people hide by the kettle to escape and cry in the toilets - The general culture is just full of lies, secrets, backstabbing, mind games & threats My advice is to do your research and take note of the negative reviews on this website (they are all accurate). The MD posts fake positive reviews on a regular basis.

    Charterhouse Partnership Response

    July 8, 2020Managing Director

    Thank you for your review, feedback is important to the business and to myself, we are not a perfect business nor would we profess to be. Recruitment, which is a sales career, requires dedication, resilience, and drive. Since sales environments can be inhospitable for anyone who does not possess the drive to succeed, relocating to the Middle East, where the market has distinct challenges is not for everyone. When a consultant does not work out, it has a financial impact (so it should), so we do want to see everyone succeed, for them and for ourselves, however the reality is not everyone has what it takes to succeed like any sales role. Whilst we are not a business with strict KPIs, we are a business that does want to earn revenue as does any business, therefore we do ensure that activity is to the levels required to be successful. Charterhouse Middle East do not actively contribute to the Glassdoor website, we do not encourage our staff, managers, etc to write positive reviews nor do we post vacancies on Glassdoor, vacancies that are posted on Glassdoor linked to Charterhouse Middle East are aggregated. I agree that individuals should review Linkedin and other sources before joining a business, ensure you do your research but remember that websites with anonymous reviews are rarely thoroughly vetted and if you review competitors on the same website you will see virtually the same negative reviews. As Charterhouse has not been the right fit for you then hopefully you have secured a new role that will allow you to achieve the success you need

  3. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Charterhouse Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Great vibs, good ppl, a lot of social drinks!

    Cons

    Bad coffee machine and too far up the hill in LKF

  4. "Hong Kong"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Charterhouse Partnership full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Low targets Nice people Long lunchs Off at 4pm in Fridays

    Cons

    No training or help MD has his favourites who he drinks with

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  5. COVID-19

    "Looks after their staff"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Charterhouse Partnership full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Learning and development programme Good commission scheme Great benefits Really looking after their staff during the COVID pandemic

    Cons

    There could be more cross selling across the teams

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Charterhouse Partnership full-time

    Pros

    I can't find a positive of working here.

    Cons

    CEO is just awful. Angry, aggressive, gossips about employees to other employees. They claim to have fantastic culture and care about people but they really couldn't care less. Very transactional company, hire a lot of young recruiters from the UK and burn them out then boot them. Don't believe what they sell you, you can find much better companies to work for.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good working environment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Charterhouse Partnership full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary is always on time. Commission structure is quite good.

    Cons

    Not a healthy working environment.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company to work for if you actually want to work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charterhouse Partnership full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked at the company for nearly 4 years, it is a great company for those who actually want to work and not just take a free ride. We have supportive management We have a lot of education including a whole week training class close to when you have started and also external training available. We have the most lovely HR lady that does a great job and really tries to help on there situations work related or non work related.

    Cons

    Previously the company did go through tough time and it was a little up in the air. Need to weed out the people who would rather go on long lunches and take the Friday drinks to far and just get wasted instead of actually doing there work and meeting there targets.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best business in the UAE"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Charterhouse Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Supportive, team orientated, friendly and fun environment!

    Cons

    Non I just moved back to the UK

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best business I have ever worked for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Charterhouse Partnership full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    OTE, camaradie, best boss in the world!

    Cons

    None I love working for this business

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