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Samantha Maxwell-Reed
15 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do what you love!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expand Executive Search

    Pros

    Such a positive and fun environment. The leadership dedicates time on you with training and coaching so that you're setup for success from day one. You really feel like you're part of a team and one that you want to work hard for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Expand Executive Search2016-08-10
  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 2 years

    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. "No other recruitment business like it!"

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    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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "awful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Expand Executive Search full-time

    Pros

    one or two of the people there were nice. The others were central casting pointy shoe, cheap suit recruitment

    Cons

    as above - most colleagues were snakes. Quite a feat to assemble such a group of people. Old school IT recruitment of the worst kind. Putting fake ads up on the job boards, calling candidates to find out the names of hiring managers. Then call up those hiring manager to pitch in your candidates. Seriously - it's 2019!

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so sharky!

    Expand Executive Search2019-04-23

    Expand Executive Search Response

    May 1, 2019Group MD

    We value glass door here at expand, it gives prospective candidates and people who are interested in our business the opportunity to peer through the window at the good and the not so good. We know that our clients value our services as they continue to return to us time after ...

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  5. "Found it!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consult 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expand Executive Search full-time for more than 4 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
  6. "Senior Consultant"

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    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 6 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
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Absolute shower"

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

    I worked at Expand Executive Search full-time

    Pros

    5:30pm at least you're not down the pit

    Cons

    sharky old school recruitment lying to candidates all day long

    Advice to Management

    leave

    Expand Executive Search2019-01-06

    Expand Executive Search Response

    January 7, 2019Group MD

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comment about ethics is a major concern, as Integrity is something we pride ourselves on, I would welcome opportunity to understand what you refer to in order to, please contact me to elaborate.

  8. 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 4 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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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Expand Executive Search

      Pros

      - Fantastic, supportive management team - Lee who heads up the Digital team is the best manager I have ever had, he is extremely talented and has a fantastic ability to bring out the best in all that work for him - The management team really care about every person who works there

      Cons

      - Base salary is low, however, this is to be expected as the main driver is commission

      Expand Executive Search2018-11-08

      Expand Executive Search Response

      January 4, 2019Group MD

      Thank you for your feedback- good to hear that you enjoyed working for Lee!

    • Helpful (1)

      "Outstanding employer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Expand Executive Search full-time

      Pros

      - I feel fully supported in my career path and I am given every opportunity to succeed, personally and professionally - I always feel supported by my colleagues, from all areas of the business. - Great perks, including flexible working and unlimited holiday. I feel I have a healthy work-life balance!

      Cons

      -Too close to many good shops- makes for an expensive lunch break!

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

      Expand Executive Search2017-07-06
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