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Updated April 5, 2017
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  • Quite a number of meetings all the time which makes it tiring for employees, and do not expect a work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Morning exercise may be a little too much on some mornings (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (23)

    "Good place to have a fundamental understanding of Headhunting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company used to be a retained searching firm, and most of its senior leaders still works as a typical retained Consultant, you can engage with lots of senior candidates and you can learn a lot from the senior candidates. Moreover, you have quite independency to handle your own cases, as long as you can show the progress or the result after spending your effort and company's money.

    Cons

    No work and life balance, they will brainwash you like "work is life, life is work, so, your work and life balanced!"
    The morning exercise could be quite annoying to some people
    No appreciation and no fun environmental, even you did something good, they will only say "what's the next?"
    Everyday, Every week, Every month, only thing is NUMBER, if you can't cooking the NUMBERS, you will suffer.
    Almost no training.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire a new role, please be realistic and have a proper training process, give them guidance.


  2. "Nice company, but culture different"

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

    I worked at HRnet One full-time

    Pros

    very nice colleagues all around and everyone is very helpful to one another.

    Cons

    Quite a number of meetings all the time which makes it tiring for employees, and do not expect a work life balance.

    Morning exercise may be a little too much on some mornings.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Work like you own the business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HRnet One full-time

    Pros

    Good profit-sharing incentives for high performers and opportunity to be a shareholder

    Cons

    Time may not be a negotiable to get on top of the game, be prepared to clock in the extras to get yourself up to speed


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HRnet One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Senior Consultants are very helpful
    - Good team mates and culture (depending on the team that you've join)
    - The company focus on professionalism. you'll learn to present yourself in a mature and professional manner infront of candidates and clients.
    - Opportunity to engage with Executives as the company is an Executive Search firm
    - Good place (as a starter) to build the skill sets that you need in your career such as: Sales, Business Development, Market Research, Presentation and the basic knowledge of Recruitment/ Talent Acquisition

    Cons

    - Work life balance is a huge concern (coming back on the Saturdays and strict in applying annual leaves)
    - Lack of proper training and guidance (according to the leaders, currently they are not looking for people to train at the moment as the numbers are more critical) however, I do recommend people who wants to choose Sales or Business Development as their career to join instead.
    - Management can be unfair at times, you only get proper training if you are chosen to be the leader's favourite (no guidelines on how to become their favourite) You don't get to choose what you want to do even when you voice out to the management. They want you to do what they want you to become. Good place for people who doesn't know what they want to do in their career but not a place for people who are ambitious and wants growth all the time. Career growth is very stagnant here.
    - You can't be yourself sometimes as they discriminate people who aren't like minded.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to see the best in people and listen to your consultants' needs, don't discriminate but focus on their strength to motivate them.


  6. "Recruitment Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HRnet One full-time

    Pros

    Professional in industry. Friendly environment

    Cons

    No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Work Life balance


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HRnet One Japan - STAY AWAY......unless you've been rejected by every other recruiting firm!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Leaving the office every night at 10pm........

    Cons

    - Very political environment
    - Top-down management - how about you listen to your staff instead of barking orders at everyone
    - Long work hours - including Saturdays - Management's justification "well you didn't hit your weekly targets......"
    - Extremely high staff turnover - check out all the ex employees on LinkedIn!!
    - Morning exercise and chanting.......I mean really.......its 2017!
    - Very dull and boring atmosphere
    - Too many internal meetings - you want to know why we aren't billing? Because we are stuck in meetings all day......
    - Commission structure - initially thought it was good. Current company is much better and fairer

    Advice to Management

    Either bring in new Leaders or shut the place down.
    Current Senior Leaders are insecure and incapable of managing (I'm sorry...."leading") the business.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Do not get tricked by faked reviews!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HRnet One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn how to lie over the phone to get names. Such tactics which work years ago but not anymore. Learn how to 'act' to survive in the competitive environment.

    Cons

    Used to be a retained search firm. Now it just crash into an anything goes (whatever the deal) mass market agency. No niche or clue where they want to focus.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about your branding and niche you want to play. Go open an offshore call center with cheap staff if you just need cold call monkeys to collect names.


  9. "AC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HRnet One full-time

    Pros

    good company with nice leader who really care about you. they have a very systematic training classes and that is very important for the new.

    Cons

    it is common that you are always under big pressure.

    Advice to Management

    not now


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good location at Hibiya.
    Other than that, no other pros because the company lies too much from top to bottom to the point the staff can't even trust their own managers and teammates.

    Cons

    Mandatory weekends - if you don't come, you will be marked, whatever your excuse is
    Lying on the phone - you need to collect names of your job seekers by hook or crook through the phone
    Emotional MD - though the MD looks nice and friendly with a boy studying in high school and a Singaporean husband, she turns out to be a manipulative, underhand, sly and emotional wreck
    Underhand management policies - They will make employees work super long hours but at the end of the month, you will need to fill up time sheets to be submitted to the ministry of labor stating that you knocked off at 6pm. The regional MD is said to try to offer an ex colleague with a "no basic pay" contract and pay 50% commission if they close a deal.
    Mandatory morning exercise - Need to perform exercises no matter what you wear. Sometimes you need to do qigong (a Chinese exercise) which the Chairman in Singapore loves doing
    Mandatory daily affirmation - You need to recite a pledge every morning telling people how you live each day with passion and purpose with your right hand on your chest. Could be good depending on how you look at it.
    Backstabbing culture - The MD approves of such backstabbing culture as she herself does that to make sure she gets the most of her subordinates. People who are more easy-going tend to overlook this and see it as a sincere gesture when the MD asks about "how's your day?"
    MLM type of management - The managers make commission from the subordinates' deals by making them work to the ground. Once the guys on the ground level give up, they will get fired and then new ones get hired to continue all the work such as name-collecting, which experienced heardhunters will not do. The poor fellas who get fired will not get their commission at all.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the backstabbing culture. This has to be communicated top down, assuming that the top management means well.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "One of the worst recruitment firms in the market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HRnet One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn how to make cold calls

    You will know how to do the market mapping.

    You will have chance meet candidates instead of being researcher even you are new to recruitment industry.

    Cons

    Morning exercise is ridiculous.

    You work like a machine. Every day you come to office you just report the number and make the cold calls for all day.

    Don't expect they will provide you training or any encouragement since this company don't treat employees nice and the leader is very mean to their colleagues.

    Micro management and encourage lead by conflicts. Management encourage internal competitions. Working atmosphere is not good.

    High turnover rate. You cannot remember all colleagues name because people leave so quick.

    So many gossip and rumours in the office. No one can be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better.


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