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F10 Search & Selection Reviews

Updated November 9, 2016
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  1. "Small but talented - Needs to discover their identity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F10 Search & Selection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Staff who are experts in their chosen fields.
    - this can be taken 2 ways, but it is not a typical sales office. dedicated, long-term recruiters who play a longer game
    - Good basic pay and commission potential
    - Excellent tools - internal database, linkedin recruiter etc
    - good parking facilities close to supermarkets and a park. has its own kitchen

    Cons

    - slightly outdated views on recruitment. currently work to a 30 year old procedure of how to recruit
    - too much reliance on long-term major accounts, rather than bringing in new clients to swelll opportunities
    - long standard hours of 08.30 - 18.00
    - no natural leaders

    Advice to Management

    look to bring in more accounts, and try new methods rather than expecting reference checking to solve this.
    That aside, team fit is key and the right group could flourish.


  2. "Small But Mighty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at F10 Search & Selection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great colleagues with a generally positive and friendly work atmosphere and a fun but not enforced or excessive social culture outside of work as well.
    - Skilled and knowledgeable employees, some of the best I've worked with in the industry.
    - Company may be small but is able to deliver way beyond expectation and out compete companies many times their size due to the calibre of their staff and quality of their systems and processes an innovation.
    - One of the most honest, trustworthy and moral recruitment organisations I have worked for.
    - Usually pragmatic approach from the management team to solving issues of any kind.
    - Approachable mid and senior level management.
    - Not micro managed unless people were struggling.
    - Commission structure is good and fair.
    - Relative freedom to operate and innovate in ways you see fit with active encouragement to be a thought leader and expert in an area of your choice.
    - They invest in new technology where they think it will help and are open to discussions on process improvement.
    - Opportunities to do more than just 'hit the phones' with chance to get involved in internal process improvement, industry exhibitions, innovative sourcing, industry presentations and anything else justifiably beneficial if you are willing to seek it out.
    - They recognise that whilst the bottom line is the end goal and people need to be profitable, their staff's worth and skill is measured in more than just the figures they are bringing in.

    Cons

    - Sometimes felt like there were as many managers as there were other staff which could feel a bit strange at times, particularly when sensitive information was communicated to the management team in a weekly meeting meaning half the staff knew already and could make you feel a bit left out.
    - Small company so can sometimes feel a little unstable if the business is going through a bit of a rough patch but this is the same with any small business, just be aware of this if you are joining.
    - As with a lot of recruitment businesses there feels like there is an unspoken pressure to stay late, particularly if people are struggling performance wise. Whilst this is no where near as bad as in some recruitment businesses and does work for some people I personally think this should be something that is an individual choice rather than part of a business culture with management pressure behind it as it can lead to greater stress, poorer work/life balance and affect/worry others in the office even if it isn't aimed at them.

    Advice to Management

    - Carry on with the good work.
    - Keep communications to staff as simple as possible rather than filtering it down through the managers unless it is really required.
    - Get rid of the last vestiges of the pressure to work late by discouraging the occasional sarcastic comments when people leave the office and by stressing that it is one of many potential options rather than an obligation when people are struggling.

    F10 Search & Selection Response

    Sep 12, 2014 – Director

    This is a well balanced and fair appraisal. Thank you. In regards to the pressure to stay late, I think that this has to be encouraged (It has never been compulsory BTW) or it simply wouldn't ... More


  3. "Having worked for F10 Recruitment for a number of years, I believe it is one of the best companies I have worked for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account Director in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Major Account Director in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F10 Search & Selection full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very approachable and honest leadership team
    Nice working environment
    Hard working staff who believe in helping eachother
    Strong client base
    Strong reputation with our clients
    Always busy with lots of roles to fill
    Good training for new starters and ongoing support to junior staff from experienced team members
    Investment in technology and tools

    Cons

    My only negative is that the comany are 30 miles from where I live. However I have continued to do this trip for nearly 8 years, so wouldn't do it unless the company was a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure that you only bring in hard working employees with a track record of success in the recruitment industry.

    We have to guard against negative people who give up too easilly, aren't prepared to take on critism, aren't prepared for the fight that you have to show to be successful and those that tend to bring others down.

    F10 Search & Selection Response

    Aug 17, 2014 – Director

    Recruiting the right people is always a challenge in any business, but for a recruitment company in MK its particularly hard to find the right caliber of people. We usually recruit where we see ... More


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  5. "Innovative and forward thinking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at F10 Search & Selection full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is constantly challenging itself and the people that work here to improve the working conditions that we have with our clients. They have invested in a new facility in the North East and new technology and have a unique proposition that we are just starting to take to market.

    Cons

    Its a very work focused environment. Expectations on individuals are high.

    Advice to Management

    Mix up the incentives on offer. Its not all about the commissions.

    F10 Search & Selection Response

    May 26, 2014 – Director

    Its good to see that recent initiatives are appreciated and that Management feel positive about the future. We have more than 20 major accounts where we are the number 1 supplier and we intend to ... More


  6. "Blame culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at F10 Search & Selection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good incentives when honoured, free hot drinks and parking. Nice location and friendly employees.

    Cons

    High turn over of staff, inconsistent management style, no support given when consultants are struggling. Everyone else's fault but the management team.

    Advice to Management

    Good management leads to retention of staff and successful results.

    F10 Search & Selection Response

    Jul 1, 2014 – Director

    Its a shame that people who have failed to deliver within a company and yet who have been supported by that organisation for an extended period of time and were kept in a job by their work colleagues ... More


  7. "Inconsistent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at F10 Search & Selection full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful team spirit
    Nice offices with free parking

    Cons

    Poor and inconsistent management decisions
    Struggling financially
    Poor commission plan for Consultants

    Advice to Management

    Need for better employee/management communications

    F10 Search & Selection Response

    May 26, 2014 – Director

    It's difficult when people are not meeting targets and struggling to do the job to get employees to see that it is them that needs to change. I discovered early on in my management career that ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely perfect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist Resourcer in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist Resourcer in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at F10 Search & Selection full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people
    Open office
    Range of ages
    Apprentice academy
    Growing company
    Free parking
    Benefit scheme is wonderful
    Fantastic support from the directors

    Cons

    Sometimes very quiet due to the small office and people popping out to lunch which can sometimes make it hard to have a call with a candidate due to embarrassment.
    Technically in the office there are three companies running, it would be nice if there was a little more division

    Advice to Management

    More people, bigger offices

    F10 Search & Selection Response

    May 26, 2014 – Director

    Lots of positives in here and since this review was written I believe I believe that the office has become far more vibrant. The staff themselves are responsible for generating an atmosphere, through ... More