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"Great international experience in a dynamic environment"

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Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at Universe Technology full-time (More than a year)

Pros

This company has undergone quite a lot of changes recently. They have hired some great new management, installed the latest systems and embarked on a structured training program for all staff. They have also added several new business development methodologies to their work practices which seem to be working.

It is a very international environment. Most European languages are spoken and most of their business is conducted in Europe. I would say that it is excellent international business experience to work here. They also encourage travel more than previously, and this makes the job more varied.

Under their new regime there is a lot of support from managers and team leaders. This, coupled with an extremely large database (they have been established for 16 years I think), means that there is quite good scope for making serious money.

They share data better than most sales organisations I've seen.

Cons

Recruitment is hard work, and the job here is no different. The rewards are good, but you need to work for them. You are also performance managed quite carefully. This can be helpful (indeed is designed to be) but you need to be ready for that.

It seems that they had a previous management team who neglected some parts of the business, but the culprits have all left now, and the strategy seems far more robust. This actually makes it an exciting place to be as there is a lot of scope for development.

Advice to Management

"Stick to your guns" would be my main piece of advice. So often you see people doing things right, making a real effort, and then they lose conviction. That has not happened in this case, and I hope that they keep it that way.

Other Employee Reviews for Universe Technology

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Unprofessional recruitment agency"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Universe Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nothing !! simply nothing positive to say !

    Cons

    Unprofessional management
    they hired young and inexperienced people and they want them to bill after 3 weeks!!!
    they treat the employee who doesn't bill like crap in front of everybody!! you can not talk or pronounce the name of the competitor or see ex-employee. You don't seat comfortably the chair and the computer are so odd! Can not have a discussion with the management as you are always wrong...You have to do long hours !

    Advice to Management

    nothing everything you might say is WRONG !!!

    Universe Technology Response

    Oct 20, 2015 – Director

    This is an old reference. Universe Technology is now located in Canary Wharf. All chairs are ergonomically designed, and the computers are all less than 1 year old. The new team structures ensures... More


  2. "Good career progression and a friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universe Technology full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at Universe Technology for around 9 months and i can honestly say its a good company to work for.

    I have come from one of the biggest recruitment companies in the UK and i can honestly say Universe Technology has been an amazing company to work for for many reasons.

    The best thing about this company is both Directors believe in passing on their knowledge to help people progress. They do not set unrealistic targets for recruitment consultants to make their first deal, they have always stressed the importance of understanding your role before rushing in to make a sale and learning to walk before you can run.

    They offer incentives which have a realistic target of reaching and they recognize hard work. The incentives are generous and there's always something to celebrate here.

    The directors work closely with you to ensure you are receiving the best training and if someone is struggling they are always happy to provide more training and have one to ones to ensure you are reaching your own personal goal.

    The commission structure is very generous. More generous than most recruitment companies. It comes down to the work you put in.

    Cons

    To be realistic, no company is perfect. Yes, there will be days that are not the best however these few days cannot reflect on the overall experience of working for UT.

    The team used to be a lot smaller however they've expanded now which means the atmosphere is more fun and there's more social events happening.

    Some people may not enjoy working for a smaller company however this can be one of the pros of working here as you get more attention from management to grow.

    The hours are long - as most recruitment hours are.

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