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Lorien Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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  1. "Best of both worlds"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The edinburgh office is small enough that it has that family feel while you have the benefits of working for a larger company

    I worked with some of my favourite people here and genuinely had fun/motivating/hilarious times almost every day because of that. You need that in the highs and lows of recruitment.

    In my team, we worked really closely without the dog-eat-dog competitiveness you get from other recruitment companies. I think this team spirit is echoed in other offices too.

    Great, inspiring leadership from the CEO. There is a real lack of hierarchy in lorien and this comes from the top down

    Work life balance is really good, you work hard when there are deadlines and stay late if needs be but you are not working from home or trying to catch up in your downtime. It's also always a team effort.

    Cons

    There are limited paths of progression as there can only be so many 'account managers'. It's something Lorien are at least aware of and tackling though
    The kind of money you make can hugely depend on the luck of which account you are put on

    Advice to Management

    The changes being made along with the rebranding with cultural values are fantastic, keep up the good work in making Lorien a forward thinking recruitment company. make sure this resonates across all regions and create engagement with all employees.
    Things may have changed since I left but perhaps widen the scope of your incentives to include treats outside of work and non-drinking activities. It may be more appealing to quiet characters.


  2. "Great team ethos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lorien full-time

    Pros

    - Great environment
    - Plenty of support
    - Given time to master your trade
    - Learn on the job and formally
    - Flexible working hours

    Cons

    - Career map not as clear it could be
    - could do with updating the IT systems

    Advice to Management

    If you say you are going do something or implement something ensure that you stick to it and deliver upon it.

  3. "Excellent people and comm opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a real family feel and particularly in the office I worked in its a team atmosphere and the team goal that is important. Very different to other agencies where KPIs or sales targets can be key. Really awesome people that I have stayed in touch with and some great accounts to be working on in the recruitment industry. Great CEO.
    Great comm structure and opportunity, very unique!

    Cons

    Not many - at times you will need to stay late but all in your own self-interest for commission and realistically these late nights don't happen often.
    Incentives did tend to be work/booze based when I was there so if thats not your thing it may not work for you
    I found career opportunities/growth were favourable to me but it can be difficult in a small office give the growth opportunities to all that deserve

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the direction you're going with the company as well as keeping and strengthening the family atmosphere. Seem like an exciting place to be at the moment!


  4. "Professional recruitment company with great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lorien is a great place to work, with competitive basic salaries and strong commission structure. There is a very clear vision for the company and that message is translated from the top down across the business. However what sets Lorien apart is it's people, there are some extremely talented individuals at all levels. Lorien really does feel like a family with everyone willing each other to succeed and be the best they can be.

    Cons

    Long hours are part and parcel of the recruitment business, so additional incentives for early Friday finishes or extra days holiday would be a good recognition of the hard work we all put in

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the business and recognising the great talent in the organisation


  5. "Very good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice location. Good atmosphere. Not your stereotypical cut throat sales place. Drinks on a Friday. Good opportunity to progress with the company. Other offices in other cities. Good training.

    Cons

    Old computer systems. in house application is not fit for 2016. Office is too cold.

    Advice to Management

    Update computer. Update computer systems. Fix the central heating.


  6. "I worked here for 4 years"

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

    I worked at Lorien full-time

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere and incentives

    Cons

    The pay wasn't very good

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  7. "Excellent company"

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

    Pros

    Working at Lorien gave me an excellent grounding in Contracting and was great fun

    Cons

    No pool table in the break out area when I left!

  8. "Great place to Kick off your carreer in recruitment ...."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resourcer in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Resourcer in City of London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lorien is a brilliant place to start your career off in recruitment because they offer an excellent training programme on technologies and recruitment best practise. I was lucky to have a very supportive manager / director who allowed me to take time off when my mother had cancer.
    *Family environment where everyone will try and help you out instead of stab you in your back compared to other agencies .

    Cons

    *It normal takes about for three years to get promoted from Resourcer to Account Manager on the corporate account side depending on your manager.
    *Commission for resourcers on the corporate account side is poor compared to other companies .

    Advice to Management

    You need a clear and Enhanced career path for your employees.


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