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Huxley Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Hypothetically - if you are a top performer - you could relocate offices/countries and earn a lot of money (in 4 reviews)

  • Good people, training very good, definitely a good business to join for those looking for sales training (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, unpredictable (just like any sales role) (in 8 reviews)

  • This can involve very stretching targets and long working hours (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Huxley full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great training programs. Everyone is friends within and outside the office which leads to a fun atmosphere

    Cons

    The pay is not great. Commission is structured so that one big month is more lucrative then consistency throughout the year. This leads to recruiters playing puppeteer with potential start dates for their candidates.


  2. "Not the best not the worst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Huxley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    opportunity - established clients - brand name

    Cons

    Certain individuals - lack of learning and leadership

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people better. Reward them without them asking to be rewarded

  3. "Snr Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huxley full-time

    Pros

    good place to learn the basics

    Cons

    Rubbish pay, empty promises, not looked after on an individual basis - seen as tesco shelf stackers at all levels up to 10 years in the business

    Advice to Management

    Sort it out - apparently all management came from within and then you just scrapped that and started hiring senior people - stop changing the structure and move the goal posts all the time


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huxley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people
    Very social environment
    Great promotion opportunities if you want to be a recruiter
    Nice Offices

    Cons

    Very much a "do things as we have always done" culture which in my opinion held back great ideas that would have made the environment much better
    Long Hours (but you should already know that going in)
    Sales environment - (again should be obvious)
    Low base salary

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more forward thinking and don't just think about the money


  5. "Solid starting point"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training
    Experienced Recruiters
    Solid platform to learn

    Cons

    Management has no idea about the current market
    Bad team chemistry
    Double standards

    Advice to Management

    Be on the same page as other managers


  6. "Forward Thinking and Supportive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A really positive and supportive company with very approachable and visible leadership. If you have an idea and they buy into it they will back you to the hilt.
    Enjoyable environment where you have the opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Alot of change over the last couple of years has led to people not necessarily 'playing for the shirt'.

    Advice to Management

    Try to re-instill what it means to be 'Huxley' in new recruits.


  7. "Worst Experience of my life"

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

    I worked at Huxley full-time

    Pros

    I would never recommend this company to anyone or ever dream of having any contact with them again.

    Cons

    Ridiculous FORCED AND UNPAID working hours - 8:30am until 9,10 or 11pm

    Complete disregard for contract terms

    Unlawful and unfair dismissal because of personal and ridiculous reasons - not a single reason given regarding work.

    Will be taking legal action regarding the multitude of broken laws regarding my employment and dismissal

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as humans and do not expect them to let your repeated disregard employment law go unreported.

  8. "Huxley Associate Recruitment Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone in the office is super friendly, funny, and welcoming. Training is top notch. You get to be in the buddy program and they take you out to lunches. Its an international company and you are allowed to travel between offices occasionally. Awesome benefits and PTO.

    Cons

    Training is a bit slow.

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone LinkedIn Recruiter & other resources.


  9. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent incentives
    Excellent training scheme
    excellent Systems

    Cons

    Hard selling high rates for customers

    Advice to Management

    Data lead KPI setting reduces the face value to customers


  10. "Candidate Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many organised events. Great company atmosphere.

    Cons

    Day to day activities are very similar. Lacked intellectual challenge (cold calling, similar approach to all prospects)

    Advice to Management

    Give lower employees more responsibilities and empowerment


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