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PSD Group Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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  1. "Associate Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Good presence in technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "PSD - Sleeping giant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "nothing changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSD Group full-time

    Pros

    Autonomous environment, able to run your own desk freely. Lots of very experienced consultants to learn from.

    Cons

    Over cautious when it comes to growing the business. Tend to stick to its team structure and not commit to new markets.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work. Need to some times move a little more with the times, eg. systems and website


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    • 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


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Management aren't very good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PSD Group full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation in the markets they work in, reasonable commission structure, decent social aspects.

    Cons

    Refuse to pay for LinkedIn accounts, don't like spending money on marketing, no real career development on offer, strongly against home working (which is crazy), poor at offering pay rises, very high staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    No point giving any as they don't listen.



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