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  1. Helpful (8)

    Poor company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eden Scott full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Some decent employees that are supportive Free fruit a couple of days a week Reasonable management depending on the team you’re in

    Cons

    No training structure Teams very secluded in different rooms in the office Poor atmosphere Leadership only speak if you’re smashing targets or in their pockets Poor induction process No benefits - extremely poor pension, no insurances, gym membership etc. not up to industry standard Ancient systems/technology Poor overall work ethic - office sometimes empty before 6pm

  2. Great company, some improvements needed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eden Scott full-time

    Pros

    Great office location and working culture. No strict KPIs or micromanagement. Everyone left to get on and do the job they are there to do. Good development and training provided for all staff. Very social office with nice people working there!

    Cons

    IT systems & database starting to date and offices looking quite tired and shabby, showing their age.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the working culture. Improve the working environment with some decorating/furniture/revamp as offices are looking and feeling dated and old compared to a lot of companies these days.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Happy here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eden Scott full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Supportive environment, encouraged to continually learn & develop, travel opportunities to events & conferences etc, great commission & perks, no KPI environment -focus on letting the quality of our work drive the quantity, great central office locations, great people!

    Cons

    Beautiful building but would prefer a more open plan, modern office in Edinburgh. Would be good to see the whole team every day! Perhaps something for the future..

  4. Helpful (2)

    Could be so much better.

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eden Scott full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a good reputation when it comes to clients and their candidate management is reasonable too. Staff are friendly for the most part.

    Cons

    - Messy and under utilized Systems. - A large number of their key staff who made this business a success have left over the past 2 years which is a testament to this degrading business. - When someone leaves they start bad mouthing them which is very unprofessional - Lack of overall company vision and collaboration across Eden Scott's different divisions

  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Company and Good People

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eden Scott full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time with Eden Scott. I worked there for almost 3 years after a former colleague from another agency moved across and told me some good things. The people I worked with are / were some of the best I have worked with in my entire career. I am still friends with a number of them to this day and often miss the team camaraderie and fun we shared in the Glasgow office. Lets have it right, this is...

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    Cons

    As with all companies, there are going to be some gripes. I know a few that were shared by a few colleagues such as - 1) Payroll function always delegated chasing PO numbers and invoices to the consultants as well as only letting you know last thing on a Friday if your temp was being paid which could really stress you out if you were already busy. However they may have addressed this now. 2) Sometimes felt like...

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    Advice to Management

    Take on board some of the critical comments others have made but also take most of it with a pinch of salt. When people leave on bad terms they tend to vent. There are a lot of things Eden Scott do very well and the company is doing well in what is now a far more competitive market for recruitment agencies. If it hasn't already happened, perhaps look into updating the IT systems, adding some internal support to the...

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  6. Helpful (10)

    No, Just No.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eden Scott full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I chose Eden Scott over several other agencies as I truly believed that they were different. They have a good reputation when it comes to clients and their candidate management is reasonable too. Salaries and benefits are good and for the most part, the staff are OK. Luke warm wine is served in the last Friday of every month. Oh and the lads all go golfing on a regular basis.

    Cons

    It's very much a 'face fits' environment. You'll learn very quickly if yours doesn't. There's no support structure in place or real training so you have to learn quickly and pretty much on a trial and error basis (as no one has time to answer your questions) ! There are lots of cliques within departments and with the exception of a few, no 'genuine' people (especially directors). There's no real leadership from Directors...

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    Advice to Management

    Directors should take a real interest in new starts - invest a bit of time - invite them out to play golf? It's slightly embarrassing for a 'reputable' recruitment company to have failed repeatedly with their own recruitment......

    Eden Scott Response

    July 12, 2017Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide Eden Scott with a review, we value your feedback. Thank you for highlighting our good reputation in the market with our clients and candidates, it is certainly where we are aiming to differentiate ourselves from the competition. Also thank ...

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid Avoid Avoid"

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      Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Eden Scott full-time

      Pros

      Eden Scott grab you with talks of summer boat parties, incentives and being your own boss however as soon as you start you will begin to realise it is a bunch of consultants only looking out for themselves and will back-stab you, steal your clients and ignore you to become no.1!

      Cons

      Directors don't take kindly to glassdoor reviews and recently sent an email labelling people that have left reviews as 'a couple of crazies (or the same person)' and they 'don't want to give this site or a few randoms too much oxygen'!! Basically telling everyone to get on glassdoor and write positive reviews! Hence why you will see an influx of positive reviews every so often. No sense of loyalty at Eden Scott and...

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      Advice to Management

      Directors take the time to get to know consultants, maybe it should be you that takes a few new consultants out for lunch and make them feel part of Eden Scott.

      Eden Scott Response

      July 12, 2017Marketing Manager

      We’re sorry we didn’t get back to you quicker on your original review, we were getting to work on your suggestions. But thank you again for re-posting. Thank you for your review, we very much appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Recruitment is a competitive world ...

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    • Helpful (8)

      Consultant

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      Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Eden Scott

      Pros

      Its based City Centre and handy when interviewing candidates and client visits

      Cons

      Poor leadership from the owners of Eden Scott Lack of Training or any type of support You need to be part of the boys club in Edinburgh to get promoted It would be more fun to work in a grave yard than for this organisation

      Eden Scott Response

      July 13, 2017Marketing Manager

      Thank you for your review, we very much appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on our business. Our leadership team have built the business from a small start-up in 2003 to a thriving profitable recruitment business with a turnover of £15m and four offices across the ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      Avoid Avoid Avoid

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Eden Scott

        Pros

        Eden Scott grab you with talks of summer boat parties, incentives and being your own boss however as soon as you start you will begin to realise it is a bunch of consultants only looking out for themselves and will back-stab you, steal your clients and ignore you to become no.1!

        Cons

        Directors don't take kindly to glassdoor reviews and recently sent an email labelling people that have left reviews as 'a couple of crazies (or the same person)' and they 'don't want to give this site or a few randoms too much oxygen'!! Basically telling everyone to get on glassdoor and write positive reviews! Hence why you will see an influx of positive reviews every so often. No sense of loyalty at Eden Scott and...

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        Advice to Management

        Directors take the time to get to know consultants, maybe it should be you that takes a few new consultants out for lunch and make them feel part of Eden Scott.

        Eden Scott Response

        July 12, 2017Marketing Manager

        Thank you for your review, we very much appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Recruitment is a competitive world but we have always been very proud of the teamwork here at Eden Scott and actively encourage it be rewarding all consultants involved. As a business we ...

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      • Helpful (2)

        This is a great business!

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Eden Scott full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        One of the best in the business and a great place to learn, develop and bill well. Any really great folks here that ever leave go on to big jobs in-house or start their own firms. Many others like me choose to stay here and help continue to build something special. Great life/work balance, supportive top team and just a fun place all round.

        Cons

        We should continue to explore options to connect all our teams and functions a little tighter to help max out of shared market opportunities. Maybe time to look at what we can do outside of largely just our Scottish markets?

        Advice to Management

        Keep on keeping on. Burst of a few poor hires recently but thankfully that's over and we crack on as ever. There's some angry folks out there! After the big push into energy it's now a case of what's the next big thing for us; overseas offices maybe?

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