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  1. "Great Culture!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    - Very welcoming business
    - Supportive
    - Lots of opportunity due to expansion
    - Great culture and friendly atmosphere!
    - Great location

    Cons

    - Office is abit tired and old


  2. "Great company culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Exsurgo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really supportive team, friendly culture and a company that is on the up.

    This company suits an experience entrepreneurial recruiter, or someone looking to take their first steps into recruitment.

    The office is based in the heart of Soho which is easy to get to and provides a fantastic backdrop for team socialising. We are rewarded for good performance and have had some brilliant team nights out recently.

    Cons

    Relatively new database which needs updating. However, this does provide a lot of opportunity for new business development.

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting our consultants.

  3. "Exsurgo Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Director in City of Westminster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Director in City of Westminster, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, superb training and the development and progression opportunities are endless within both Exsurgo and Ignata generally.

    Cons

    Cons are not applicable, thanks.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Very welcoming, great team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Exsurgo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great employees
    Very supportive
    Great office location
    Positive outlook

    Cons

    There have been a few leavers whilst I have been here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring great consultants.


  5. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great client base, location & culture. Clear direction again and exciting plans & incentives

    Cons

    Been lots of change but now on the right path

    Advice to Management

    Don't be dictated by outside interference. If management team run the company, things are much clearer


  6. "A mixed bag"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great culture, with some excellent people. The founders are both great guys and genuinely have the companies best interests at heart - they both deserve the success they have created.

    Cons

    Hamilton Bradshaw. Let's be fair, the James Caan thing is a fraud or a myth if you will. The support that is promised from the guys in Grosvenor Street is far from reality. They expect maximum return, yesterday, without any investment. I would describe investment as financial, and the personal/professional development.

    Advice to Management

    MBO! I say no more.


  7. "Great fun. You'll meet a lot of people. Not all of them will be around for long..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture (starting to shift to a more corporate style)
    Competitive commission scheme (if you know how to work it)
    Flexible management
    Lots of nights out
    Good location
    You'll make genuine friends, not just colleagues
    Relaxed vibe
    Managers are happy to talk to you about anything

    Cons

    Lots of pressure if you aren't making money
    Unstructured
    Backed by private equity firm
    Everyone is super busy all of the time

    Advice to Management

    Give new consultants more than 3 months to prove themselves, you might be surprised what they end up doing
    Watch out for HB :)
    Believe in your staff
    Don't focus all of the benefits on the big guns

  8. "Love It!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Exsurgo full-time

    Pros

    Exsurgo mix the serious and professional, with the fun and friendly. They have a complete people strategy, ranging from full job descriptions for each role, personal development plans, structured training programmes and a defined career path. They have recently reworked the commission scheme so it is one of the most competitive schemes in the industry and the location is as central as it gets in London, which is great for after work drinks - which happen very regularly :-)

    Cons

    Too much temptation to spend all my wages in the shops on Oxford and Regent Street!

    Advice to Management

    We know Exsurgo is moving quickly as it is clearly an ambitious business, make sure the communication on the ongoing projects is regular and consistent, great job so far though!


  9. "Very poorly run business"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong financial backing, good location.

    Cons

    As a senior recruiter I was surprised at the aggressive nature of this business and micro-management of all employees even up to manager level. You feel very scrutinised to hit all of your numbers even when you have reached your target. No thought is put into the fact that if you have just won 5 new jobs, you need to go and fill those not go out and develop further business!

    Exsurgo live off the James Caan reputation, but unfortunately they have inherited the private equity culture. Not an enjoyable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    You need to trust your employees and be more flexible in your style.


  10. "Cut throat, hire and fire culture - definitely not recommended"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Exsurgo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location if you'd like to work in the very centre of London.
    Social office environment.

    Cons

    I have worked in a few recruitment agencies and Exsurgo's hire and fire culture is second to none, they literally treat people like cattle, bringing in high numbers of new graduate/first time recruiters in order to quickly get rid of 8 out of 10. This approach is appalling, as they do not give some of the newbies a chance to learn the trade and then perform up to speed.

    This goes not only to entry level recruits, as during my time there many of the experienced recruiters, who have been working there for anything from 8 months to 2 years, were easily disposed of after a slower month in their billings.

    The company shows no loyalty to their employees and treats them as a quickly disposable element that can be easily exchanged.

    Please be careful if you are considering a career at Exsurgo, as you might be left searching for work again sooner than you might expect it.

    It's better to get involved with an employer who will train you properly and give you the necessary support and confidence which will allow you to succeed.

    In addition to the above Exsurgo has a strict KPI management style and monitors your every move, you will be questioned on every step you make and will have interrogation style one to ones every week.

    Their commission structure is also below their competitors and doesn't offer great earnings.

    Advice to Management

    Change your management style, believe in your employees, hire and fire is not a good approach.