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Goodman Masson Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Senior management team are great (in 19 reviews)

  • Management team are really nice to work with (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • No option to work from home for more senior employees (in 4 reviews)

  • For me there are genuinely no cons (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    great support and management- really understanding manager.
    Loads of support to hit your KPIs

    Cons

    there aren't really any... stock more ciders in the COZ?


  2. "Recruitment not for me but this is a good place to start your recruitment career"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goodman Masson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people that work there, encouraged to socialise with and have fun team and company socials
    Management team are great, good experience and knowledgable
    Was supported well and given great training

    Cons

    At times too focussed on KPIs rather than quality of the work that you're doing. 121s can become purely about this

    Advice to Management

    Don't focus too much on numbers

  3. "An amazing place to work that breaks the typical recruitment stereotypes"

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management- A supportive management structure with weekly 1:1s and a dedicated mentor there to guide you.

    Brand- Very strong brand within the market

    Team- We have market leaders working for us, people that have 20+ years experience in their market- think of recruitment as a career.

    Dashboard- Great tools to keep on top of your client base and personal performance

    Experience- Always something to get involved in from the ski trip to wine tasting there is something for everyone.

    Working Hours: 3:30 finish on a Friday and short standard days too! Free breakfast every day.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind- having joined from a competitor recruitment agency I realise how lucky we are!

    Advice to Management

    Keep showing other agencies how it is done with employee engagement and retention! You have created a great place to work.


  4. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Senior Management Team
    + Salary
    + Team Events

    Cons

    - IT Infrastructure
    - Training
    - Hard for graduates


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Take positive reviews with a pinch of salt.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package on offer
    Can be a lot of fun for your first role
    If you really 'get your head down' there are some great clients with PSLs signed and the support staff (client services, administrative, technical teams) are excellent

    Cons

    A lot of issues are hidden beneath the surface i.e. 'party culture'.
    You are encouraged to make your work life your social life and there is a lot of questionable behavior, which leads to hysterical gossiping and lack of concentration on the work at hand.
    Carefully organised employee reviews to increase positive responses

    Advice to Management

    Allow more reviews to be generated organically; they will be more convincing than the constant gushing 5* and then the occasional miffed consultant posting a 1*!


  6. "World class benefits and incredible people"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company really goes above and beyond in making you feel like this is really is a limitless career that you can build and a company that you can grow with for years to come. My experience so far has been great. I was coached on everything I needed to tackle my job head on for the first month when I arrived, and you can expect honest feedback on what you can do to improve and earn the kind of money you have your eyes set on.

    From a social standpoint, there's always something happening during the week or weekend, whether it be trips to food markets throughout the city, football/cricket matches, musicals in Covent Garden, ski trips, summer BBQ's, rooftop baseball, weekly brunches, or after-work beers down the road.

    As well, Guy Hayward, the CEO, and the senior management team just recently introduced two new office perks to whats already available to the team. The first is a smart dress code, giving consultants the ability to be more creative with what they show up to the office in, and second are reduced working hours, now 9-5:30 from Mon-Thurs (from 8:30-6:30), and 9-3:30 on Fridays... Recruitment is notorious for 10 hours working days so gives us the chance to spend more time with family/friends outside the company.

    Overall, looking forward to many more years working here. It's in a different league of it's own compared to the other recruitment agencies across London. Would highly recommend getting in touch to ask a few questions about how/where you could fit in.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.


  7. "It just keeps getting better!"

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

    I have been working at Goodman Masson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I already thought GM was a great place to work but with the introduction of new working hours, the option to work from home for senior consultants, and the new relaxed dress code this place just keeps getting better.

    There are many positives about working at Goodman Masson. Having worked in recruitment for a few years now, I can say that GM pay fairly and there is a good bonus structure in place.

    The Experience is awesome and really well organised. You can do things you never thought about before.

    Cons

    Only thing that could be better is the air conditioning in the office. But if that is the only con then you can see why people love working here.

    Advice to Management

    None - just keep doing what you are doing

  8. "By far the best recruitment company in the market"

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

    I have been working at Goodman Masson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company Culture, Approach to recruitment, work environment

    Cons

    No office shower, Barbican isn't a glam city location

    Advice to Management

    Carry on doing what you are doing, but if we could please get a shower that would be amazing!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "What a great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    I've been working at Goodman Masson for just over a year and the way they treat their staff is second to none. They have incredible benefits, such as the exotic loan scheme which is allowing me to travel around California in September - something I wouldn't have been able to do without their help!

    Management really listen to staff on how they can improve the business, senior staff can now work from home, new working hours and a relaxed dress code have all been implemented in the last couple of months.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Truly a Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great bonus structure
    - The Experience is brilliant, you get the opportunity to do things you wouldn't normally even think about
    - Brilliant people, real team atmosphere
    - Always feel supported by management team
    - Great environment

    Cons

    For me there are genuinely no cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! One of the reasons Goodman Masson is such a great place to work is the transparency of the senior team. So approachable, I've never worked in an environment quite like it.


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