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"Great palace to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant Manager Assistant in Gothenburg (Sweden)
Former Employee - Consultant Manager Assistant in Gothenburg (Sweden)
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Positive Outlook

I worked at Academic Work part-time (More than a year)

Pros

There are many pros with working within Academic Work. As a consultant manager assistant you get to try on a various of tasks and really get to work with the whole recruitment process. As a student I thought it was very valuable to see "the real" world and practice the things I learnd in school at work. Academic Work also has a strong culture, and reward you if you do good things.

Cons

The culture , I guess, can be perceived as too strong. Either you love it or you don´t.

Other Employee Reviews for Academic Work

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting and dynamic company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Academic Work full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with amazing opportunity’s and a fantastic culture!
    There is a strong (almost obsessed) focus on development and growth combined with a very dedicated staff.
    The executive management team has identified that Academic Work is in an unique position to fill the void between traditional consulting companies and staffing companies and the outlook for the next decade is extremely positive.

    Cons

    Sometimes the tremendous focus on growth can create problems when things are moving too fast.
    The ratio of inexperienced managers also presents a problem in certain situations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting young talent from within to new management positions but don’t forget to sprinkle in a “silver fox” every now and then.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The dreadfulness of Academic Work, hidden behind a "success story""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you want someone to constantly tell you that you are doing a good job, and that the company is doing great (despite people quitting left and right) this is a great company to work.
    The main benefit is that you are given a lot of responsibility, with little or no oversight. You have a lot of freedom to do what you want when you want.
    If you are a person driven by the idea of working for a successfull company and build up income over a long, long time; then this is a great company.
    It is also a great company if you like to have fun at work. If half the effort of having fun was put into gaining knowledge the company would dubble in 6 months.

    Cons

    The list is long. So I will keep it to some bulletpoints;
     - Poor management with little or no communication skills
     - A long, long list of inter-office relationships (not personal, but management is eager to promote their friends without any skills)
     - Low focus on competence within sales and recruitment
     - High focus on getting sales in, low focus on filling orders according to highest profit or client relationship
     - High focus on filling the orders of the best sales reps, regardless of profit of the order
     - Low focus on filling the companies goal
     - Long, long, long hours expected (12-15 hour days the first 6 months are expected, and you're considered slacking if you are not keeping 10 hour days after 6 months)
     - High turnover due to lack of appreciation of competence and experience

    Advice to Management

    The main thing to consider is to pay the competente people the right amounts to keep them.
     - Value experience over hunger.
     - Keep in mind that there is a difference between loyalty and criticism
     - Create an annomonus forum for criticism to come forth without making the criticts stand with bulls-eyes on their chests

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