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Major Players Reviews

Updated March 9, 2018
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic welcoming atmosphere and top quality training for new employees

    Awesome, super sociable culture - I don't know of another company that has such an inclusive atmosphere and in which everyone is genuinely mates with each other

    A bar which is fully stocked with booze that opens every Friday at 4.30

    Very strong brand within the creative industries

    Consultants have, and are encouraged to develop , deep understanding of their markets

    Senior Management engage with and really value every single member of the organisation, no matter what level

    State of the art IT infrastructure

    Unlimited holiday

    Great location bang in the middle of Covent Garden (not so great for the wallet!)

    Cons

    Difficult to please everyone in terms of music so it's constantly being changed

    Lack of natural light

    Running out of space!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and keep learning and evolving even as the company continues to grow


  2. "5 glorious years at this most wonderful of agencies"

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

    I worked at Major Players full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Specialist consultants who genuinely care about their clients, their candidates, their colleagues and the wider business.
    Top notch marketing and social media offering.
    Investment in the people working for them is 2nd to none.
    Superb social scene with amazing bar, great events and many a fun night!
    Healthy commission with the ability to hit the heights for those who drive to excel.
    The leadership team respond to suggestions and feedback, and whilst maintaining a consistent drive for excellence are flexible enough to try new things.

    Cons

    Ermm..... more Roxy Music on the radio??
    Maybe more industry experts to come in and speak to teams about their disciplines - upskilling by those in the industry, which won't feel like classroom learning.
    Genuinely struggling to think of any, as very little room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, keep doing what you're doing, keep hiring people who will make a difference and do all you can to retain those who don't just work hard but add something a little special to the place. And keep that bar nicely stocked ;-)

  3. "Fantastic and innovative place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, forward thinking, Flexible, Diverse,

    Cons

    None, it is all working well

    Advice to Management

    Keep employing a cross section of the workforce eg working parents (like you already do)


  4. "Just wow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Major Players full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location
    Some good looking members of staff
    Good database

    Cons

    Too many people that think they are better than the person next to them

    Low salaries and poor commission

    High staff turnover

    No windows, can get clostraphobic

    Advice to Management

    Help develop more junior consultants

    Pay better


  5. "Consultant"

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

    I worked at Major Players full-time

    Pros

    Gorgeous office, amazing location in Covent Garden

    Cons

    Horrifying leadership, shockingly high turnover of staff

    Major Players Response

    Dec 13, 2017 – chairman

    Wow, it is so disappointing to read this. MP clearly didn't work out for this ex-employee!
    Just on a point of fact, our staff turnover in 2017 is actually 30% which is well below the industry... More


  6. "The best company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Such a welcoming and supportive environment, friendly atmosphere. There is of course hard work but there is a lot of team work.
    Next to Covent Garden, packed full of restaurants and shops
    Nice benefits scheme
    Support and development

    Cons

    No windows but you can always step outside for some fresh air
    Would love more fruit/food options
    Wifi for personal phones could be better

    Major Players Response

    Dec 6, 2017 – chairman

    Thanks for your comments. They reflect what we are trying to achieve so big tick there! Many people talk about trying to achieve a" family" feel to their businesses but that scares me! Families fight... More


  7. "Working at MP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and development, fantastic clients, and a working culture that is hard to beat. Forward thinking and open to change.

    Cons

    No options for flexible working at consultant level

    Major Players Response

    Nov 23, 2017 – chairman

    Great review thank you. MP is such a collaborative environment that flexible working is difficult to offer to everyone. We do however offer it on a case by case basis where we are supporting a... More

  8. "Big in the game"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The team are great to work with. Everyone at Major Players are very welcoming and supportive and help push people to reach their full potential. A very refreshing environment instead of the normal corporate one!

    Cons

    Very social environment. May not be to everybody's liking!

    Major Players Response

    Apr 7, 2017 – chairman

    Thanks for the feedback. I like it!
    Getting the right balance between being sociable and commercial is always a challenge but I would like to think that those who don't want to pull "all-nighters... More


  9. "Challenging but rewarding business"

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

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

    Pros

    A business that is built around autonomy and progression. Major Players have grown and gone through, as any business does, changes. However, this business is what you make it. You want to develop a desk, do it. You want to manage, do it. The concept of glass ceilings are quite frankly shattered within an organisation like this.
    The cultural is young and vibrant (which may not be to everyone's taste), however like all businesses we are built on being commercial and successful. We tend to reflect our clients and the social / cultural aspect of the business is testament to that.
    We are fortunate to have a wide range of backgrounds in the business from ex industry, different recruitment businesses to completely different industries all together which makes for a diverse working space.
    Strong senior and consistent leadership team too.

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work if you want to be successful, as this business is based around building something that is your own - shouldn't be a surprise in a sales environment though.
    Quite a young team - which some people may not want.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Major Players Response

    Apr 7, 2017 – chairman

    Great feedback thank you. A good reflection on what I feel we are about.
    Jx


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Major players"

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

    I have been working at Major Players full-time

    Pros

    Very well known agency, good reputation and as a result very much live clients/candidates. A head above the competition in terms of marketing and the extra support provided for consultants ie support staff

    Cons

    Very stats led, with fairly rigid daily structure which can feel slightly restricting. The monthly verses quarterly based targets can make it more stressful than other environments I've worked in.

    The windowless environment... An office move would be great!

    Advice to Management

    I'd really like to see it becoming more of a quaterly targeted environment verses monthly - I meant his regarding monetary stats not overall stats

    Major Players Response

    Mar 16, 2017 – chairman

    Thanks for your review, I think it was generally positive! I guess on the office front, the pay off of being in a fantastic Covent Garden location is that we don't have that much natural light. Our... More


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