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ISL Recruitment Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "World's apart from other Recruitment Companies!!!"

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

    I have been working at ISL Recruitment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been working at ISL Recruitment for nearly a year now and they have by far exceeding my expectations of what I look for in a great employer. I have worked in 2 other recruitment companies which were ok, but ISL manage to live and breathe their core values, not just preach them! We are genuinely left alone to manage our own workload and as long as we are performing it stays that way!
    As and when you need help, you get coaching and support, rather than being beaten with a stick like in other companies. Also, the perks and incentives are constant, and not just for top billers, they make sure everyone has a chance by keeping the criteria varied each time.
    The salary structure/commission structure is also definitely the best I have heard of, especially in Bristol.
    They have recently introduced flexible working so not only can you leave at 5.30 with most of the office (again, unheard of in recruitment), but you can leave at 5pm everyday if you've hit your targets!
    If the office hit's it's overall target for the week (which is pretty much every week), we leave at 4.30pm.
    We get Friska breakfasts delivered to the office every Friday :-)
    I'm not sure there is much else to say!! #Dreamjob

    Cons

    It would be nice to have ISL own toilets rather than shared with other companies (not the end of the world).
    It would be good if performing consultants, not just Principles, could work from home 1 day a week.
    A Nutribullet in the kitchen would be good
    I literally cannot think of anything else!


  2. "Great People, Great Atmosphere, Great Company"

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

    Pros

    ISL is the perfect atmosphere for a recruiter to be successful in. The company allows you to work with your clients the way that will best suit you and them. You are not strictly monitored by KPIs for the sake of hitting numbers that worked to a predetermined "formula".
    They also support you and help nurture your growth as a consultant. Great tools to aid you in doing your job.

    Great place to be.

    Cons

    The Database although very good, can crash at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Good place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Briston, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Briston, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ISL Recruitment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice bunch of guys with a good commission scheme and some good incentives. Teh offices oare really nice and it's not a KPI driven

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career advancement but that's so be expected with a company this size. The autonomy can make it difficult to keep motivated at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on and don't let it turn in to S3 type environment. Not sure how much more to say!


  4. "Best recruitment company I have worked for!"

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

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

    Pros

    *great autonomy
    *great basic + commission (almost double to most agencies)
    *monthly incentives, holiday trips, company perks and discounts
    *great work life balance - everyone leaves at 5:30 and its not a crime
    *support from managers (very open door approach)
    *good resources (training online, training sessions in house, all the job boards with plenty of allowance).
    *early finish on a Friday
    *open space - Kitchen and huge dining table, table tennis, wii, TV etc, beer fridge
    * company zipcars to attend meetings (always available)
    * 40% girls so a good mix in the office
    *monthly reviews
    *Not too KPI driven (off course you have to get interviews and do placements).
    * incentives to win an ipad or new suit
    *Training programme for graduates

    Cons

    * lack of parking (1 space is shared out a month)

    And off course we would all like to finish earlier and go to Ibiza every month but genuinely this is a great company and I am not aware of any other recruitment business where you can actually get a great basic + commission and not have to work 20 hours a day!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and treat us all to holiday vouchers!


  5. "fair, open and honest mature environment with great perks and commission"

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

    Pros

    - Open door management
    - Free to manage own desk and make decisions with guidance
    - No office politics
    - Great culture
    - Lots of incentive (In last 6 months: Algarve, Wakeboarding, Rockclimbing & Abseiling, Go-Karting)
    - Transparent commission scheme
    - High basic salary
    - Table tennis table in office
    - Plenty or Filter Coffee / Fruit / Booze (for Fridays) in the office
    - Good atmosphere in office between everyone

    Cons

    - Nothing I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep everything the same and I'm more than happy!


  6. "Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment/Offices with dfruit delivered twice a week, table tennis, dartsboard and a fully stocked fridge for Friday drinks
    Supportive team
    A wealth of experience to learn from
    No hesitation in supporting your endeavours to grow your market
    Clear structure in place for career progression
    All of the best advertising and IT systems in place in order to work at full efficiency
    AND the incentives are great!!

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons of the company, everyone is supportive and caring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing!!


  7. "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at ISL Recruitment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best commission scheme in Bristol
    Directors are flexible and accommodating to your needs
    Nice offices with good facilities like beer fridge, table tennis, large kitchen space
    Defined and achievable career progression
    Able to dictate your own market and take on non core jobs if you see fit
    True autonomy over how you approach your desk

    Cons

    Meetings held for the sake of the worst performers in the room

  8. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team & great working environment! Recruitment without micromanagement and ridiculous KPIs... a breath of fresh air!! The directors are very supportive and approachable. High basic salaries, and excellent commission, with a really straight forward, transparent commission scheme.

    Cons

    None to report so far!


  9. "One of the highest paid Consultant Salaries in Bristol"

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

    I have been working at ISL Recruitment part-time

    Pros

    Competitive, if not one of the best salaries in the Bristol Market.
    Up to 35% commission on all billings.
    No strict KPIs, relaxed working envrionment, great incentives

    Cons

    No cons of the company

    Advice to Management

    2 Managers with over 30 years experience in the Recruitment Industry on hand to help at any time needed.