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Hydrogen Group plc Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  • Commission structure isn't great (in 8 reviews)

  • Very immature working environment from 'Digital Researchers' to the 'Senior Management' (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Gender & Diversity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    Great facilities and a good chance to make money if you're hungry for it

    Cons

    Issues with gender and diversity needed to be acknowledged and improved


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good opportunity to grow in the business within operations
    -Working with a great team and have a good manager
    -Location
    - Exposure
    -Opportunity to learn
    -Great benefits! Free breakfast! 50% gym membership and discount card
    - Nicest CEO I have met

    Cons

    - Really need to focus on the sales department and the arising issues, making sure that they are being dealt with so it does not affect the business as a whole
    - Needs to be more motivation and ways to encourage others especially in sales

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to people and focus less on results.

    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – CEO

    Thanks for your feedback. It’s fantastic to hear that you’re getting good exposure and opportunities to learn and develop in your role. Long may that continue!
    Ian.

  3. "Great place to work - Operations"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great location
    - Get along with a lot of people
    - Great experience in my field and lots of things to work on
    - Free breakfast ! and also the new discount card
    - You can see that even though there had been a big change last year, people are trying their best to improve daily.
    - The CEO is really friendly unlike in other companies
    - Working in operations here is great as I learn a lot of things and there is room for progression and ideas which most companies don't actually allow.

    Cons

    - More attention and work needed in certain departments especially in Sales.
    - Some senior staff make a massive impact on their employees experience so they don't last long there
    - Feedback needs to be taken more seriously

    Advice to Management

    They need to take feedback from their employees more seriously especially those who work in Sales.

    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – CEO

    I’m delighted that you feel there’s room for you to grow your career here, and that you get exposure to great experiences in your field of work. Helping our people to reach their highest ambitions is... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Probably Not Again"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly (most of them)
    Office situated in a great location (just off Monuments/Bank stations)
    Good experience for future sales position
    New flexible hours make life/work balance better

    Cons

    Very cut throat with constant rumours of rifts between teams
    Quite a childish workforce, with the majority of people being in their early 20's (admittedly including myself)
    Pay is below industry average and the bonus/incentive scheme(s) for many is no incentive, as it is the usual people taking all the glory
    'Open discussions' regarding change/ new processes, yet management has already made up their minds

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and take their opinions and ideas on board. They are the ones working in the field, so they are the best people to listen to when new processes/plans are being made. You don't always know best!


  5. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    Really friendly people and a fun place to work.

    Cons

    -Hours
    - Commission structure
    - Training/ Ongoing support

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into training


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    Its a great place to start your career, they have a good training scheme (UK only). They also work with some great clients (UK). There are some good leaders and people that really believe in the brand.
    Good commission structure

    Cons

    - Not much support to international offices
    - International offices need more senior leadership
    - Very competitive environment
    - Salaries could be better
    - The culture has changed significantly over the past few years


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good grad Job"

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

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    Fun, good training
    Good starter training for anyone entering sales.
    OK benefits package.
    Good location.

    Cons

    Long hours with average days 8am to 7pm
    Target driven, with a lot of micro management
    Management heavy, not always needed.

    Advice to Management

    Probably do not need quite so many management layers.
    Micro management can be burdensome and actually curtail good performance.
    Should probably cncentrate more on major accounts and delivering for those than constantly starting new business teams.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant - Finance Practice"

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

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started as a graduate in the finance practice. As a few contributors have said, at the graduate level, a lot of pressure is put on you to perform. By it's nature recruitment is always going to be sink or swim by nature, I think Hydrogen gave me adequate training and good support from management in order to succeed.

    I gained a lot of valuable experience at Hydrogen which I know will be dividends in my further career.

    Cons

    Very KPI heavy, sometimes to the companies detriment. Whilst it's important that you show that your activity is high I don't always feel that KPIs should be used alone. I'm sure the company would argue that overall performance is taken into account, in actuality statistics are constantly being analysed and questioned. As a well performing consulting I found that my phone times were raised frequently as being too low, a trivial matter when you are billing consistently. Personally I'd rather send out 5 targeted CVs I know will be strong contenders for a role than waste time spraying further CVs and hoping they stick. I think the KPI models suits junior consultants but as you become more experienced the model becomes less relevant.


  9. "Rec Con"

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

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    Joined early 2013, young,vibrant culture! really driven team, and some very good managers and directors

    Cons

    If all is going well, Senior staff take to much of a step back and miss out some people cruising through the job due to other peoples good work

    Advice to Management

    The biggest billee does not make the best manager


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of long standing consultants and some very successful teams. Good atmosphere and commitment and a very mature environment when it comes to working attitude. Management seem to care a lot about success of individuals and the company.

    Cons

    Working hours are longer than most companies. A 10 hour day as standard means any chance to have a social life after work is very limited. One of the pros of the company is the mature attitude to work. This means that people will and do stay late when required but when your hours are already to 6.30pm staying late can easily mean eating dinner at 9.30-10pm. It will lead to burnout and it's an easy sell for our competitors looking to poach good consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the working hours by an hour per day and trust that the people you have hired want to be successful and will put the work in that is necessary. This will reward people with the freedom to enjoy a work like life balance and not feel like they live in the office when the work is mounting up.


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