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PSD Group London Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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  1. "Good presence in technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PSD Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive structure, good training, good brand across many markets, on many PSL

    Cons

    Moves slowly. Should invest more in new sourcing techniques and methodologies.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in new sourcing techniques and methodologies


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lets itself down"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSD Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some great people.
    Mature and well respected in the Market place.
    Experienced teams

    Cons

    Shocking IT systems which stifle and hinder
    Slow to change
    Outdated candidate attraction methods

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.......not just those at the top


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PSD Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good central London office. Global Brand, Long established and mostly mature environment. A reasonable number of long serving employees and managers.

    Cons

    Training is not very substantial, technological systems and marketing behind the times. Junior consultants who are taken on aren't trained particularly well and many leave. Probably the case with most mid-tier recruitment consultancies.


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  5. "A great place to work - highly recommended"

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    • 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 PSD Group full-time

    Pros

    - Career progression
    - Great training by experts in both executive search and high-end recruitment
    - Friendly colleagues
    - Very established in markets with a fantastic brand name
    - Positive work environment

    Cons

    - You will need drive and tenacity to succeed


  6. "MD and Head of Technology"

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    Current Employee - MD and Head of Technology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - MD and Head of Technology in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PSD Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Private company with most equity in the hands of staff, debt free and growing
    Experienced management team who are all client facing
    High standards of delivery
    High standards of staff development

    Cons

    Low profile for experience and size of the business

    Advice to Management

    increase specialisation and build progressively on existing teams


  7. Helpful (6)

    "a reasonable stepping stone but not forward thinking enough company"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PSD Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - It's a more relaxed culture than the larger recruitment firms like Hays and you have a bit more freedom to design your days. It is not an aggressive, 'salesy' culture based on the fact they do hire people who will try and focus on building long-term relationships.
    - It is a reasonable stepping stone before joining a search firm that does more retained work and values creativity and entrepreneurial flair

    Cons

    - it is a highly stats and volume based recruitment company, meaning any ambition to be creative/innovative is stifled. You are expected to conform to type and this is completely at odds with any long-term attempts to build long-term relationships
    - it does not seem to evolve as a company, it is stuck doing recruitment the same way it always has, despite the industry changing dramatically - it should be focussed a lot more on developing retained work for example
    - there is a distinct lack of cross-team business development - a cardinal sin for any business. It should be incentivised better
    - managers are generally very poor at actually managing people, partly because they are only incentivised to do well individually and therefore are, in reality, only supervisors.
    - The CEO rules with an iron fist - even fairly minor initiatives have to be passed through her and this is hugely frustrating. Some of her senior management are in their positions because they will be compliant and not challenge her and this creates a somewhat robotic culture


  8. "Okay place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    If you enjoy autonomy and freedom then this is a good place to work. You can open up new opportunities and the sky is the limit. Great client base and sector coverage.

    Cons

    It can become a little bit boring to be doing the same thing every day and offering a limited service to clients. The cap of bonuses seems a little behind the market.

    Advice to Management

    Look into career progression and perhaps broaden the service proposition so that you can retain consultants for the longer term.



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