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PSD Group London Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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London, England (UK)

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  1. "Professional , experienced, empathetic, personal."

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

    I have been working at PSD Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Modern and well laid out offices, no micro management, adult enviroment. A good place to work .

    Cons

    Sometimes a little slow to pick up on innovation but aren't we all

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open and transparent


  2. "A real grown up culture with strong leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    Great resources, strong leadership, excellent offices and work space, superb reputation and client base

    Cons

    Could do with a dress down Friday!

  3. "A good career move"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, established firm with good clients and contacts.

    Cons

    Could do more social events on a regular basis.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Established but outdated company lacking strategy for real growth"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, plenty of natural light
    Glossy training programme with profiling
    Strong in Property and Hotels sectors
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Unscalable delivery - one consultant per sector per discipline
    Limited or no account management
    Inflexible management unaware of the dramatic changes in the recruitment business
    Team culture is competitive rather than collaborative
    Disparate teams, at all levels
    Legal bare minimum pension contribution

    Advice to Management

    Build on your strong sectors through account management and collaboration
    Value and listen to your new employees - they can bring some new ideas from your competitors


  5. "Inflexible culture. Poor Management. Fear of tech."

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The PSD brand name is established in several sectors.
    Impressive London offices and location.

    Cons

    Most of the top talent has left.
    Lack of use of modern recruitment technology.
    Management have their favourites and ignore the rest.
    Poor training for younger consultants leads to negative culture and high turnover.
    Constant conflict between consultants and offices over who should recruit which roles.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and adapt to change.
    Invest in your staff as individuals.
    Concentrate on retaining experienced consultants.
    Train junior consultants in the sectors they work in, don't just throw them in at the deep end and expect them to be successful.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lets itself down"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Good presence in technology"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. 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.


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

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    • 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 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


  10. "MD and Head of Technology"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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