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  1. "Great working environment, plenty of opportunities"

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

    Pros

    - Meritocratic culture with clear performance review system and fair benefit scheme. Performers are rewarded, yet management don't give up on low performers easily
    - Strong specialisation in Supply Chain gives sales people a clear USP when pitching clients
    - Company values don't allow for people with low-integrity or bad attitudes - the people are the best part about working at Icon
    - Company is small enough that there are still almost unlimited opportunities for growth / promotion
    - Entrepreneurialism is encouraged - freedom to come up with new ideas, pursue business opportunities as you like

    Cons

    - Only offices in Tokyo, competing for some international contracts can be difficult
    - Not suitable for someone who wants to work in a large company atmosphere with big budget etc


  2. "Small, political environment. Big egos."

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

    I worked at Icon Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work life balance can be self managed, as long as you perform
    - Starting base salary is decent for an entry level position
    - Office is clean and good location
    - Bullhorn is a decent recruiting application and they have up-to-date desktop PCs

    Cons

    - Very political environment. Lots of small managers that have their huge egos
    - Payouts for candidate placement commission is very low for a "boutique" recruitment company
    - Company does not pay for basic benefits nor compensate for employees' government taxes
    - High turnover for a very small company. There's a reason it isn't growing past 15 people.

    Advice to Management

    Working at Icon Partners was an eye opener in terms of level of unprofessionalism between coworkers in a small company environment.

    There was very little support for entry level employees to grow and an extreme example of a sink or swim culture. If you can deal with the highly political culture and want to become promoted quickly into a management role, then Icon Partners does allow for quick promotions. Just be prepared for a highly political struggle to rise.


  3. "It was satisfactory."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

    Pros

    Good and talented people,that are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Financial concerns and a difficult economy for development.

    Advice to Management

    no advice


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible work environment with room for growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ability to implement own work style
    Fully accountable for all own responsibilities
    Well rewarded for hard work
    Opportunity to contribute to system and processes within the company

    Cons

    Training and standardization of SOPs a little lacking
    Office environment good but not great.
    Must me very motivated and have entrepreneurial spirit to succeed (also a Positive though)

    Advice to Management

    On the whole Icon Partners has incredible potential for growth with a distinct competitive edge over the competition. Only advise would be to develop a more standardized approach for hiring, to ensure office cohesiveness and increased individual success.