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Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Can be challenging to achieve a work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • slow software, slow promotion (no clear goal), high turnover in researcher team (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Large enough to know, Small enough to care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Morgan McKinley has global presence, but it is not one of the largest recruitment firm around.
    The aim is not to become the largest, but provide the best service to the area we are operating.
    I believe our Banking & Financial Service recruiters are the best in the Tokyo Market.

    Some of the factors which makes us different is ;
    Long Term Strategy ( Discussing our business plan for 2020 currently )
    Flat culture ( easy access to senior management, including our CEO )
    Consultative approach ( Not CV factory )
    Team based culture ( No candidate ownership policy )
    Great Training ( Junior level to even MD level )
    Diversity ( Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Bangladesh, American in the same team )
    CSR Commitment ( participate FIT for Charity Run every year etc )

    And Morgan McKinley Tokyo offers great social life.
    Monthly Free Friday, BBQ in the roof top garden in the office, Incentive trips to enjoy Surf ( beach at Guam ) & Turf ( ski at Nozawa Oncen, Nagano ) etc.

    We know each other well, and we go out a lot together.
    We work hard, we party harder.

    Cons

    As Tokyo team grew, the office space is limited for everyone.
    But, I am aware the senior management team are discussing the plan to solve.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the great vision and values we have.

    Morgan McKinley Response

    Aug 22, 2016 – People Director

    Thank you very much for your feedback. Its great to hear how positively you rate the strategy, diversity, culture and social elements that you’ve experienced whilst working at Morgan McKinley. Our ... More


  2. "Great People, Poor Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Morgan McKinley full-time

    Pros

    great people and culture, knows how to have fun and great experience

    Cons

    senior management ideas sometimes does not align with employees

    Morgan McKinley Response

    Jan 27, 2017 – People Director

    Thank you for your feedback. I would be interested to learn more about your views on senior management - please feel free to contact me directly and confidentially at awebb@morganmckinley.com


  3. "Good boutique recruitment firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan McKinley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good company culture, no emphasis on KPIs, good work-life balance

    Cons

    slow software, slow promotion (no clear goal), high turnover in researcher team

    Advice to Management

    Set clear goals for researchers, consultants and senior consultants. Actively recruit fresh grad or interns as researchers or get rid of the researcher level


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  5. "Great place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing is the great working environment that is encouraged by senior management a truly great place to work.

    Cons

    Stressful work where an awful lot is expected of you but I relish this so it makes working life easy. Pay for performance could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion and performance pay should be reviewed as it is not always appropriately dispersed I feel.

    Morgan McKinley Response

    Mar 23, 2017 – HR Manager

    Many thanks for your review - I am pleased to hear you feel we have a great working environment and this is driven by leadership. I'd be keen to understand more about your feedback in relation to ... More


  6. "Morgan McKinley a great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company culture
    Lots of company events and lunches
    High performance culture
    Very high calibre of consultants

    Cons

    Small office for the number of consultants however this is being addressed and we are moving to new offices in the coming months.

    Morgan McKinley Response

    Mar 22, 2017 – Global Marketing Executive

    We appreciate your feedback. It's great to hear about your positive experience working at Morgan McKinley ... long may it continue! Our management team are always available should you have any ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Morgan McKinley"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time

    Pros

    Great support from Leadership team. Competition starts outside these four walls mantra. Excellent support for working mums, great package and a very friendly place to work. Family type atmosphere, great work being done with CSR and a real sense that we're all in this together. Excellent ongoing training, open door policy, very approachable Senior Leadership, great incentives and big billers are really well rewarded. Excellent career pathway and visible progression at your fingertips. There's a no overtime culture which is refreshing in agency recruitment and when people are struggling, there's a very supportive group of people to help.

    Cons

    Communication can be somewhat haphazard and not filtered down through the business. Maternity leave policy could be much better.

    Advice to Management

    In such a competitive market, it would be great if the overall package apart from salary/commission could be rewarded.

    Morgan McKinley Response

    Mar 22, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thanks for your review - as a working mum myself I am delighted to hear that you feel supported in our organisation. We are always looking for ways to enhance our overall employee offering so I ... More


  8. "Great place to start a career in Recruitment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan McKinley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Uncapped commission
    Great social scene
    Very good leadership team
    Always trying to improve the brand
    Extensive training provided
    Lots of office banter even with management
    They give newbies a chance but pressure does come after a few months
    Very strong job flow and great clients on their books which really helps
    Great history and tradition
    Christmas parties are great

    Cons

    Very rigid working day hours
    Having worked at other agencies since I've come to the conclusion that it's very unfair to have thresholds each month on commissionable revenue. The company is very successful and not short of a bob or two, this kind of penny pinching is completely unnecessary
    The big billers get great commission but starting off on a contract desk or even a perm desk it's quite hard to meet quarterly targets to get the big quarterly bonuses. It does come in the end though
    Salary is very poor. Thresholds increase with higher salary too which is madness
    No company benefits that are worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    Increase base salaries
    More flexibility
    Get rid of thresholds they are unnecessary
    Put more faith in employees - stay away from the micro management
    Keep marketing the brand the way you have been it's great to see

    Morgan McKinley Response

    Mar 22, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased to hear you had a largely positive experience during your time with us. I would be interested to learn more about your views in relation to our reward ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive Management"

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. They provide thorough training and support when you join. There is a great working environment and access to further training if you need it. Morgan McKinley are a strong and immediately recognised brand in the market.

    Cons

    The base salary is not the highest. However, there is ample opportunity to make commission if you are motivated.

    Morgan McKinley Response

    Feb 17, 2017 – Global Marketing Executive

    Thanks for your review - it's great to hear about your positive experience working at Morgan McKinley. Long may it continue!


  10. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time

    Pros

    Care for their staff, best recruitment agency

    Cons

    There are too many not needed KPI's

    Morgan McKinley Response

    Mar 22, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thanks for your review - it's great to hear that you feel we are the best recruitment agency! Your opinions are really valued so please feel free to contact me if you would like to provide any ... More


  11. "TA specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan McKinley full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    this is indeed a openly-communicated ,well-supported company to work for. i love the feedback culture here , people always share and communicate.

    Cons

    we may need a more organized process for TA cooperating with desk representatives.

    Advice to Management

    I dont have much advice to management so far, i am happy with the leadership, and they are really engaging.

    Morgan McKinley Response

    Feb 8, 2017 – People Director

    Thanks for your review. It's great to hear that you've had a positive start to your career at Morgan McKinley - long may this continue! Our leadership team, including myself, are always available ... More



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