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  1. "This place is for entrepreneurs and not for people who need to be told what to do!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Akasaka, Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Akasaka, Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, relaxed, great colleagues, manage your own desk as you please. This is a job for people who have a lot of work experience under their belt and can manage their own time and work load and don't want to be told by their boss what to do. If you have an entrepreneurial mind-set you will love this place. People who need to be hand-held and constantly supervised, this is not a place wor you. Flat organization. You don't get pressured as much as in other recruitment companies. The place is for self-starters, self-driven, strong willed, strong minded recruiters who know exactly what they want.

    Cons

    Some people here are complaining about the promotion, no career advancement etc. Well, this is head hunting, where you manage your own desk and make your own money. Don't complain about something that it never intended to be or never will. If you want to climb the career ladder you need to look elsewhere.

    Cons:
    Too hands off for less experienced, a bit more training and guidance should be in place for rookie recruiters.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire weak!


  2. "A very good place to recruit (Seriously)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -We have a structure here that allows us to pursue best practices while at the same time receiving an appropriate amount of pressure (that you would face in any sales organization).
    -It's structured enough for you to meet your goal as a recruiter without being forced to hit a contrived number of resume sendouts (which in other firms, in the long-term, leads to burnt bridges).
    -Good group of supportive people (we are here to help, if you ask).

    Cons

    -In the past, we have sucked at organizational development and structured training, this is true. We are in the process of (finally) implementing a more structured, supportive training environment.

    Advice to Management

    -I don't need to post additional advice on a public forum like this, I've already spoken with management and they've taken advice on board in a positive way. Management is management, wherever you work.


  3. "Best recruiting company to work for in Tokyo!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industry Specialist in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Industry Specialist in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Friendly management and colleagues
    - Ethical treatment of employees, clients and candidates
    - Experienced recruiters that are wiling to offer advice, support and teach you everything that you need to succeed in the business
    - Good reputation in the industry

    Cons

    - Culture can some times be to hands off for recruiters that are starting out and are not as self driven

    Advice to Management

    Carry on doing what you are doing!


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  5. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Optia Partners (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to develop own business/industry, flexibility, great colleagues who served as mentors in and out of the office. Also casual office culture, able to interact with colleagues and senior management very easily.

    Cons

    Could do with more initial training/structure for business development and time management, and perhaps more events to bring colleagues together.

    Advice to Management

    See Cons


  6. "Researcher"

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance, good colleagues

    Cons

    boring, no development, promotion, no colleague interaction

    Advice to Management

    communication, more activities, interaction,


  7. "Fun, relax environment BUT management lacks integrity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Some cool colleagues
    - relax environment

    Cons

    Lacks Integrity – they run business without openness, honesty, respect and fairness
    More focused on revenue and less on employees by not developing their skills. Doesn't help its employees to be happy, self-expressed and fulfilled. Doesn't attract, manage, develop and motivate people to fulfill roles and embody organizations perfectly.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone needs to be a superstar, but everyone is empowered when they feel valued, happy, self-expressed and fulfilled. Once you hire people, induct them, support them, pay them and communicate with them -all through best practice systems and processes. Assess your people, up-skill them, train them and help manage their performance and plan their careers. Use innovative perspectives and practices to create an experience and culture in which your people are fully engaged, optimally empowered and fully expressed. So that they are highly productive and so that they perfectly embody your organization.


  8. "Positive"

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

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, located in the heart of Tokyo

    Cons

    Pay could have been higher

    Advice to Management

    More engagement


  9. "No promotion, no salary increase, no opportunity."

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

    I have been working at Optia Partners part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Will be good for out of work, no age limit, no experienced okay.

    Cons

    No structured compliments for long hardworking employee, never been appreciated, naive consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give more chance for those who put effort and hardwork. Salary increase for long-term employee and give more advice and training.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "It was a place to work for a foreigner who no longer wanted to teach English."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -It's better than teaching English.
    -Somewhat flexible hours.
    -After working at Optia, whatever job you choose to do next will feel like a "real" job.
    -If you're one of the "lucky" ones to obtain one of the non-revenue generating positions, you'll have a cushy job and get paid more than the people (consultants) who do generate revenue.

    Cons

    -There isn't any leadership or management.
    -You will never get any support from anyone there.
    -No one notices if you do a good job, but they'll be on your case if you're having a bad run.
    -People seem to be expendable to management.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a structure to your company and go with it, stop being so indecisive, step-up and be REAL managing directors.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Stressfull, political, un-managed."

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

    Pros

    To make money. Everybody is trying to make as much money as they can by competing against eachother and also trying to get people to join clients by saying whatever they need to.

    Cons

    There is no leadership in the business and no vision. The management give 100% independance to consultants which means they can do anything to each other driven by money. They people making the most money can do what they want, other people just have to put up with it with no protection from management so if you are just starting you are more likely to be lead away from success by your manager than shown how to get some.

    Advice to Management

    Show leadership and direction rather than watching "lord of the Flies"



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