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Samantha Maxwell-Reed
10 Ratings
  1. "No other recruitment business like it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expand Executive Search

    Pros

    - Great training - Unrivaled progression - Growing business - Awesome management - Best culture

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of...

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the good work!

    Expand Executive Search2016-07-20
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Looks nice but not great"

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

    I worked at Expand Executive Search for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice perks Generally nice people to work with in the organisation Nice office

    Cons

    Dated brand No real growth and a decent amount of turnover The CEO doesn't know how to "expand" and has an inflated sense of her brand

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to invest in growth

    Expand Executive Search2018-12-14

    Expand Executive Search Response

    January 4, 2019Group MD

    Thank you for your feedback. We are proud of the awards we have won for Flexible working, Unlimited holiday, Learning and Development and Reward and Recognition, Health & Wellbeing. We are proud of the growth we have achieved in new markets, new geographies and the people in ...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Let me clear something up..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expand Executive Search full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at expand is not just a job, you are not just a billing machine, you are valued in every way. Its not boiler room, dungeon recruitment, there are no "lies" to candidates and the management team are open and honest about the company direction to the point that, on many levels, the team is involved in one way or another. You are well looked after with free team lunches, amazing commission structure, fantastic...

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    Cons

    For me personally there aren't any cons and I think its very sad that some people who have left the company have written such fabricated negative reviews. I'm 100% sure that Samantha and the rest of the management team would welcome anyone into the office with open arms to see exactly how things are done here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, asking for feedback constantly, improving what you think can be improved (and to be honest there's not a lot!) Supporting your teams and pushing us forward to be the best we can be, treating your staff like one big family and respecting them.

    Expand Executive Search2019-06-10

    Expand Executive Search Response

    June 12, 2019Group MD

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it's great to hear that you feel valued and supported. It is the fantastic people within expand that make us the team we are.. glad you are enjoying your time with us!

  4. "Found it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consult 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expand Executive Search full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    'The good guys' A human approach to people and to the market. I come from an extremely tough recruiting background and it is a privilege to be part of this company and it's ethos. We have endless benefits that the whole company benefit from and incentives that are shared equally across the year! IPads to Watches to trips abroad for you and your partner or friend...I could go on.....and on. They listen and involve...

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    Cons

    When there is one - I'll post one.....

    Advice to Management

    Keep building an amazing business

    Expand Executive Search2019-01-04
  5. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brighton, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expand Executive Search full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of support to start with particularly if you have little experience. People are very welcoming and as long as you are prepared to work hard you will be given the time to succeed.

    Cons

    you need tenacity in recruitment but that the profession not the company

    Advice to Management

    none i can think of

    Expand Executive Search2019-01-04
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Don't be fooled..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Brighton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Expand Executive Search full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Location - Flexible working used to be good

    Cons

    - Half the management team are unable to adapt and lack any real leadership skills - Haphazard approach to everything - Awful training and development - Absolute favouritism for a chosen few while the rest aren't offered anything like the same amount of opportunity - They have an unfounded arrogance, despite revenue declining for the past few years and numerous people leaving (I believe it was 13 who left in 1 year...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees (including the people who have an opinion that doesn't match yours), or leave and let someone else run the business

    Expand Executive Search2019-01-03

    Expand Executive Search Response

    January 4, 2019Group MD

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you left expand with such a sad opinion. To correct a few factual comments. 4 people left expand at the end of 2017 (who were failing and did not achieve the required standards in terms of performance). We offer every support to see ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "reaching my potential"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expand Executive Search

    Pros

    Real personal growth through Learning and development- I've been promoted sooner than I thought I would

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of. It's not the boiler room that other recruitment companies offer. A real career option.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Expand Executive Search2017-03-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company culture and snack options"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expand Executive Search full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My favourite thing about working at Expand was how valued the management make everyone feel. You never feel ignored or alienated working there; they truly make everyone feel part of the family. The sense of community is so strong there and you really could have a nice conversation with anyone there - no one was unfriendly! In terms of the job itself, the training is so impressive. I was taught so extensively the ins...

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    Cons

    None at all! There are amazing incentives, profit share, incredible commission structure, regular staff lunches and night outs, and you get such an intense first month of training in order to become a reputable recruiter. The company invest so much in everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep up the good work! I've never felt more trusted and valued before; it was such an amazing experience working with everyone there.

    Expand Executive Search2016-09-05

    Expand Executive Search Response

    September 15, 2016MD

    Thank you for the encouraging feedback! Glad to hear you felt valued :)

  9. "Great company and culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expand Executive Search

    Pros

    Great culture with a management team that invest heavily in training and consultants careers. The flexible working benefit instills a level of trust across the business and I throughly enjoyed my time at Expand.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. I am still in contact with many employee's in the business and it seems as though expand is going from strength to strength.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on building the culture. Its the backbone of the business and what makes expand stand out against other companies

    Expand Executive Search2016-05-12

    Expand Executive Search Response

    August 10, 2016MD

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

  10. "Best place to work! Mature environment and big rewards!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expand Executive Search full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good commission structure, no threshold - Mature environment - Your business pipeline is yours and no one elses - Friendly colleagues - Table tennis - Everyone is willing to help out the moment you ask for it - Objectives set per month are discussed and agreed with your line manager - The company is growing, additional office plans to be made - Flexible working hours - Central Brighton location

    Cons

    None at all! Perhaps the internet can be slow sometimes but the company isn't to blame for

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Expand does need to expand though and i look forward to seeing the opening of new offices in the future!

    Expand Executive Search2015-10-25
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