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Frank Recruitment Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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Frank Recruitment Group CEO James Lloyd Townshend
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  • "Hard work results in the rewards that you deserve(in 90 reviews)

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  1. "Current Employee- TRC in Tampa, FL"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At FRG, they specialize in making everyone feel at home. Not only does FRG offer an amazing work culture to be part of, but there is so much opportunity for growth! This is not your typical sales job, which is what makes FRG so unique. I joined the company having no background knowledge of what recruiting was, but thanks to their extensive training program, I was given the proper education to excel. FRG offers you the...

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    Cons

    FRG is not your typical 9-5 job. The hours run before, during, and after business hours to ensure the very best customer service, but this can sometimes be difficult to find a work-life balance. This is not an easy role to take on, and patience is key in this industry, but if you are looking for a career where you are rewarded for your hard work and the time you put in, this...

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    Advice to Management

    Your employees opinions are extremely crucial to the success of your company! Continue to create change based on feedback, and you will continue to have lots of happy employees :)

    Frank Recruitment Group2018-12-17

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    January 16, 2019Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for your brilliant review! We work hard to develop our employees and offer plenty of training and support to ensure they can excel. We also strongly believe in having a work-life balance and are responsive to employee suggestions. It's great to hear you are enjoying working ...

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frank Recruitment Group

    Pros

    great commission structure, fun sales day, first thursday parties, fun culture

    Cons

    underpaid for the long hours, no work life balance, if you don't meet high standards management is not as "willing to work with you" as they claim

    Frank Recruitment Group2018-12-04

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    December 14, 2018Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. The recruitment industry requires consultants to often work additional hours in order to speak with candidates and clients outside of core hours when they are available. We wish you every success in your future role.

  3. "A good start"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment Management and corporate are very interactive Potential to make great money Fun activities (sales day, first Thursday, holiday party) Incentive trips for top producers Excellent training (and I do mean excellent)

    Cons

    Managers while interactive have so many things to focus on and questions or candidates can get lost in the mix The base pay is well below the national average (but let's face it, its sales and its not about the base pay its about the commission) The core hours of work are 830 to 530 but with it being sales people are encouraged to stay late into the night which can make work/life...

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    Advice to Management

    Try to stay sane with all that you guys have to do, but also don't forget that people's money rests in your hands. Great job all around though.

    Frank Recruitment Group2018-12-04

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    December 14, 2018Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for finding the time to give your feedback. We offer some of the best training within the industry and strongly believe in rewarding hard work. We have noted your comments and appreciate your feedback.

  4. Helpful (6)

    "The only good reviews come from Internal Recruiters. If you have a degree, don't waste your time here."

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

    I worked at Frank Recruitment Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    To make up for giving you a low compensation package they will take you out once a month to a bar.

    Cons

    - immature leadership, low compensation package, terrible work-life balance

    Frank Recruitment Group2018-04-24

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    May 18, 2018Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your time with Nigel Frank International. We wish you the best of luck for the future.

  5. Helpful (16)

    "Just don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frank Recruitment Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - cool people on your teams so you have other people to complain to - you will get free drinks once a month on a Thursday night (but be careful because you still need to work on Friday) - you will lose all sense of dignity, so at least in your next job it will seem amazing even if it isn't

    Cons

    Disclaimer - I'm only writing this because I don't want recent college grads that want to go into Sales to fall into this trap/nightmare... the best case scenario with this company is you work here for a couple of years, get a couple of "promotions" and land on your butt when (not if, when) you leave. All of this is in my opinion, so proceed as you wish but this was my experience. - you will probably end up not making...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't even have advice. Anything I say I KNOW you've heard before. Maybe listen?

    Frank Recruitment Group2018-03-08

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    March 13, 2018Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us here at Frank Recruitment Group. The recruitment industry requires consultants to often work additional hours in order to speak with candidates and clients when they are available. We wish ...

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  6. "Great opportunity to work for one of the Fastest Growing and Dominant Recruitment Firms in the Game"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You have the potential to earn more money at a young age then you would anywhere else. This is a job for hard workers and Positive people. Negativity will not work here. There are great people and amazing incentives for those who perform well and the hard work gets recognized. There are some really amazing people here which creates a great friendly and active environment. This job is hard to get started but once...

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    Cons

    Very poor communication from upper management. A lot of times we feel left in the dark or that decisions are made before our opinions are actually considered or heard. Targets for promotions are not always clear which causes a lot of drama about certain people being promoted over others. Some people say the cons are not enough money or work life balance, which is just not...

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    Advice to Management

    Better communication especially to your BMs/Managers/Team Leaders. Not everything needs to be a secret. Get our opinion on big decisions, most of us have a great grasp of the business and what it might need. Be careful with expansion and jumping the gun so quickly. It often causes a lot of issues.

    Frank Recruitment Group2017-12-19

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    April 24, 2019Employee Brand Assistant

    Thank you for your review. We cannot make improvements without honest feedback. We have taken your comments on board and will use them to better Frank Recruitment Group in the future.

  7. Helpful (14)

    "Recruitment Consultant - Wall Street - 1 year"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frank Recruitment Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -FRG does a really good job of hiring employees who have a certain type of personality (fraternity/sorority type individuals), so if that's your thing you have the opportunity to meet a lot of great people and begin life long friendships in a city that you may have just stepped into. -Monthly happy hours and quarterly sales days are a blast (once again, if that's your thing.) They are unofficially mandatory so if it's...

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    Cons

    -I was told that 25% of employees make 100k in their first year and average earnings annually are 80-90k after commission. This is certainly not the case. -Super long hours. If you leave anytime before 6:30 you need to justify why you're leaving. If you're not hitting your number, they ask why you're not staying even later. It's definitely frustrating working so many hours and worrying for your job if you walk into the...

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    Advice to Management

    -Do not use outdated statistics around compensation. This is starting off on a bad foot with new hires when they figure it out. -Spend less money on "First Thursday" and "Lunch Club" and lavish trips for top-performers and put more money towards your employees' base salary which directly relates to their well-being. -Don't be so hard on people who aren't doing well and offer more support. They don't want to be collecting...

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    Frank Recruitment Group2017-11-11

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    November 13, 2017Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We place great emphasis on team building at FRG so it’s rewarding to hear that you have bonded so well with your colleagues. It’s also excellent that you find First Thursday and our Sales Days so fun and rewarding. We ...

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible Opportunity in a New Office!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing office in an established business - Strong incentive program including international trips, lunch club to various US cities, 1st Thursday and a un capped commission - Incredible long-term earning potential - Expedited career growth into leadership and management roles - Clear career path for those who do not want to go into management ...

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    Cons

    - Growing pains of a new office but also a chance to make a positive impact with the right attitude - Work life balance will not be the same as other opportunities due to the nature of recruitment. - Outdated CRM system at the moment but currently implementing a world-class system

    Advice to Management

    - Continue making the changes your making and putting your employees and customers first. The business gone through a transformation over the past 12 months for the better, keep it going! - Have better internal communication on changes

    Frank Recruitment Group2017-09-21

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    September 22, 2017Chief Operating Officer

    Our Dallas office may be our newest addition to Frank Recruitment Group’s presence worldwide, but it’s great to hear that our team members are already feeling part of our global family – thank you for your feedback. It’s excellent that you feel that your career path is clearly ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work - Amazing Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Progression, opportunity and training - FRG has allowed me to go from a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to a Team Leader within 3 years, whilst re-locating to the US in the process. This company is simple, if you commit to the company long-term, stick to the process and work hard whilst taking on-board the amazing training here, you will be rewarded and will be successful. Commission - Our commission structure here...

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    Cons

    Work life balance. It's a demanding job that can take over your life at times. If you're looking for a 9-5 job where you leave your job at the door on the way out, this isn't for you. The first 6 months are the toughest and you need to put the work in to get the results, you need to stay resilient as it will be a challenging start, but everything is in place to be successful...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent with employees at all levels and constantly update any changes in the business.

    Frank Recruitment Group2017-09-21

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    September 22, 2017Chief Operating Officer

    Thank you for this great feedback – it’s excellent to hear from members of our team who have achieved so much in their careers and who are thriving with us. The opportunities you outline, such as relocation to our global offices and the chance to travel the world on our all-expenses-paid ...

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  10. Helpful (9)

    "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frank Recruitment Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met some great people and a fun office vibe with games and events OK for a first job

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance- you are expected to stay in the office until 7pm for no real reason Pitiful base salary- even if you are making a few deals that just gets you up to a living salary 90% of the job is cold calling Shaky ethics Extreme micromanagement Employees are treated like numbers and not people- if you are not performing, even due to bad luck, you will be...

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    Advice to Management

    Pick and choose your battles and don't sweat the small stuff as long as people are delivering quality work, not just numbers. Care more about your employees as PEOPLE not just a machine to crank out money. Learn to at least try and hide clear favoritism. The culture and fun environment is good but you can't force it by making employees to go to drinking events out outside of work events if they do not want to. PLEASE...

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    Frank Recruitment Group2017-09-12

    Frank Recruitment Group Response

    September 20, 2017Chief Operating Officer

    We’re glad that you enjoyed our fun office environment at Nigel Frank, and that the games and events we have on offer were a great motivator for you. Working around the busy schedules of our clients and candidates is the best way to provide a world-class service, and as such it ...

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