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PSD Group Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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  1. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Open culture. Great people to work with. People are treated as individuals. High number of long serving staff. Supportive management.

    Cons

    Need to expand the business and strengthen management teams.


  2. "New joiner - great business"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really solid collection of professional and 'human' staff coupled with a great brand, really good environment.

    Many of the staff have been here for over 15/20 years which is excellent in this industry.

    Cons

    None as of yet, there will always be something I guess in recruitment but hard to see where at this stage.

    Advice to Management

    Too new to advise but on face value they have developed a great balance here - a rare quality these days.

  3. "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.


  4. 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


  5. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A mature business with super career support and processes. There is continuous opportunity to learn with formal training and through the ongoing ambition the company has to innovate and keep ahead of the market and client expectation.

    Cons

    At times there can be over management and review forms to be completed - all with the end goal of identifying areas for development however.


  6. "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


  7. 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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    "PSD - Sleeping giant"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My boss was very well respected within their niche which meant I could use their weight to break into a new market for myself.

    Strong training
    Good culture

    Cons

    Too focused on their markets and miss other opportunities
    Poor and complex commission structure

    Advice to Management

    Let your people lead you. You manage them, not the markets.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "nothing changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location, although salaries don't seem to reflect this.

    Cons

    Highly political and hierarchical. The CEO decides and the rest have to follow. She hasn't moved on with the times and her old-fashioned and inflexible way of operating puts PSD at the bottom.

    Advice to Management

    challenge the CEO


  10. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, autonomous environment, some good managers to work for, rewarding environment for good performers, office is in a good location.

    Cons

    Limited resources, don't have a strong client and candidate base as they don't have a strong track record in certain core verticals. Management can be overly cautious to expand the business.

    Advice to Management

    Some good managers to work for. Charismatic CEO for Asia who has a strong passion for the business.


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