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Clinical Professionals Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • development plans and career progression plans (in 5 reviews)

  • Hard work is recognised even if results aren't achieved yet (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Commission structure is terrible, no room for progression and management is an utter joke (in 8 reviews)

  • If you want to work long hours and be treated like a machine, there are definitely other agencies where you can do that and make more money (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "A real eye opener"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the people (non management) were great to work with.

    Cons

    To enter Clinical Professionals, please leave your ethics at the door. Expectations are unrealistic and lead to poor recruitment practices. Management are pretty useless, if you are looking for support then I suggest buying a sports bra as this would be more useful. How a firm that professes to provide its customers with excellent service can treat its own people so badly is a mystery. Training and promotion are pretty much non-existent, and commission systems are mind boggling in order to essentially rip you off. Hours are long even by recruitment standards and offer no flexibility. You may work through your lunch break thinking you are putting in extra time, but that 5 minutes you were late this morning will be what goes on your record.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice you give to management is disregarded so why waste the time?


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not a great company - do not recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Clinical Professionals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training.
    Good social scene.
    Few good managers.

    Cons

    Poor management structure.
    No real guidance or support.
    Upper management was unprofessional on many levels.
    Poor pay & benefits.
    No progression.
    Management turned a blind eye to unprofessional behaviour in the work-place.
    Poor reputation in the industry.
    Take advantage of young employees/fresh grads.

    Advice to Management

    Both the recruitment and pharmaceutical industries are places where everyone knows everybody - treating your staff with respect usually will help you in the longer term. Unfortunately it might be too late for Clinical Professionals to turn it around with many of their ex-employees now working in-house at the companies who they are trying to get business from.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Clinical Unprofessionals"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clinical Professionals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good marketing. If you look at the company info it makes good impression and you may think this is a quality business... but that's where it ends.

    Cons

    - No training
    - Unprofessional management, bullying of employees and very bad work environment
    - "Zero-level" know how. They do not have a clue about recruitment in Europe and when I worked there hardly anyone was making sales. I really wondered at times where their profit was coming from... and if all these growth figures they quote as 'official' have anything to do with reality.
    - Long working hours with poor remuneration

    Advice to Management

    What kind of adice can you give to people who act unprofessionally and do not understand the business they work in? Try to find another job...?


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Just a disaster..."

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clinical Professionals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice office
    some good people (a pity they are working in such a bad place)

    Cons

    the company does not live up to its promises neither with clients nor with its own employees
    the management have no vision and offer no support or respect for employees
    the business is moving downwards

    Advice to Management

    Please be honest with information about the company at the outset. It may save some people from getting into this mess.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Awful."

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    Former Employee - Recruitment
    Former Employee - Recruitment
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clinical Professionals full-time

    Pros

    Some people in the office are lovely - the finance girls, admin and IT.

    Cons

    Awful place to work. No respect for staff. Management have clear favourites and discriminate accordingly. Hours are long, pay is naff. Commission is awful. it can't subsidize a bad income. Absolutely dreadful. Managers of sub teams are arrogant and the whole place is far too egotistical. Most staff have zilch credibility and zilch experience. Days spent cold calling and releasing fake jobs to rope people in.

    Advice to Management

    Close it down.

    Clinical Professionals Response

    Feb 24, 2016 – Director of Talent

    Hi Reviewer... We're really sorry to hear that you have such strong opinions about Clinical Professionals. Our commission is extremely rewarding and you can earn a lot of money based on your... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clinical Professionals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well; ideal location as right by the train station for commuters. Can't think of any other positives to mention.

    Cons

    Terrible management, you never feel you can approach line managers.
    Saw a mixture of line managers on Facebook and on their mobile phones quite regularly throughout the day.
    Never direct when conversing with you, always by email.
    High staff turnover, typical cutthroat recruitment environment.
    General sense that a lot of people want to leave resulting in people not really being motivated to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't moan about members of staff to other colleagues by email when people can see.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "waste of time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I can only think that it's good first step in industry if one wants to get a bit of experience before transitioning to a reputable organisation
    with the caveat that it might have changed in the last couple of years

    Cons

    too many to mention:
    Short-sighted management
    archaic practices
    full of inexperienced local recruiters who are out of their depth.
    Little to no knowledge of their respective markets
    Draconian management policies.

    Advice to Management

    not worth giving advice as they are probably to self-absorbed to listen. Best to carry on as they are - they wouldn't get a decent position elsewhere.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clinical Professionals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Offices in a good location.

    Cons

    Uncompetitive basic salaries
    Demotivating commission structure
    Long hours
    Heavily KPI driven
    Most of the day is "core hours" where you are permitted to do nothing except behave like a robot
    Directors acting extremely unprofessional and are more concerned with gossiping about staff than actually developing them

    Advice to Management

    Go back to billing!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Horrendous company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Clinical Professionals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Holiday isn't too bad.
    Good location - Reading centre.
    1 hour lunch break.
    Breakfast provided.

    Cons

    No opportunity to progress.
    Terrible commission scheme.
    Most of each day is "core hours" - working like a robot, non stop voicemail messages.
    Told to lie to individuals to get them 'on the books'
    Poor managers with large egos - most are uni/school drop outs who couldn't get a decent job.

    Advice to Management

    Close down


  10. "Worst back-stabbing recruitment company in the industry"

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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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clinical Professionals full-time

    Pros

    Breakfast... that's it
    The internal recruiter who has since left was excellent - most knowledgeable and trustworthy person in the business.
    They will say that there is more of a flexible approach to work blah blah blah but it's all lies because they struggle to hire.

    Cons

    Terrible name in the market place - no-one wants to work here because the culture and staff are so bad.
    Big back-stabbing culture - if your face doesn't fit, you're not in the gang
    Terrible commission structure
    Worst CEO in history
    No such thing as progression or training
    KPI to the roof!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking that you are better than everyone else, be more approachable.
    Change your commission structure
    Sack the CEO - nasty approach to business.


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