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Updated Jul 23, 2020

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PeopleSearch Managing Director Lorencz Tay Yuh Shiuan
Lorencz Tay Yuh Shiuan
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice working environment, good mentors(in 6 reviews)

  • "Database is one of the best I’ve used so far, very user friendly(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "lack of work life balance - long working hours(in 17 reviews)

  • "Long working hours as its really time is money for a sales job(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Only survivable if you're a Top Performer

      Jul 23, 2020 - Specialist Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1. Colleagues were why i stayed for so long 2. Database is one of the best I’ve used so far, very user friendly 3. Training is well thought out and structured - best way for newbies to learn

      Cons

      Where do I begin? 1. Lowballing is the name of the game - you are lowballed dramatically, you start off anywhere from mid to high 2s depending on whether you’re a degree holder or not - you reach MARKET RATE of mid 3s AFTER your 1st promotion - you are trained to lowball the candidates, getting them to move from great companies to ones that are notorious in reputation on anywhere from -10% to 10% increment —> ask yourself if you would personally move on these kind of numbers 2. Our leader berated our foreign colleague during a company wide meeting - “eh xxx, i thought you wanted to do well? i don’t think you will be successful” when in actual fact said colleague had already closed 2 cases. 3. Here’s the kicker: This leader told us “we’re in a crisis!” and proceeded to buy a brand new Sports Car still. 4. This leader also mocked another colleague who wore a Daniel Wellington watch, saying that the fabric strap was cheapskate. 5. This leader also invites the selected top performers for exclusive expensive lunches and events - an open bias to others who are not on his radar. 6. It’s perfectly normal for training to be scheduled based on the leaders’ calendars, but it is unacceptable that this leader doesn’t respect anyone’s time but his own. He notifies us at the last minute that he will be late or doesn’t show up at all. 7. This leader is also always late for client meetings, a reputation he has built in his market. 8. The meetings and trainings scheduled by this leader are at 7.30am or 8am, during lunch time (so no rest back to work straightaway), or his favourite times: Friday evenings and Saturday mornings - which eat into our personal time. 9. This leader has also indirectly coerced our colleagues to stay back late until 11pm/12am, come back on weekends, to complete tasks that were given to them at the last minute. 10. One of our colleagues even slept overnight in the office to complete his work. 11. This leader also has anger management issues and will not hesitate to shout at you in a room full of people. He doesn’t seem to understand that that affects employee morale tremendously. 12. Our leaders abuse their power: - One leader in particular will touch you inappropriately even though it is obvious that this person’s advances aren’t welcome - They promise you a certain percentage of a deal, but go back on their word - leading to failure of confirmation and eventual departure of these consultants - They threaten to make you leave the company - They speak bad about you when you leave and even start rumours that you have joined competitors - which aren’t true - They decide when it’s convenient to abandon you in deals gone wrong and shift the blame on you when acted on their advice 13. Our leaders also have “the right” to reject your leave if you are not hitting your targets - this is not stated in the contract. Our leaves have been rejected for: - death of loved ones overseas - wedding planned months before joining, which was shared with HR, but was not conveyed to the leaders 14. During the demise of loved ones, there were: - requests to work on the “less important” days of the wake - questions about sales funnel during the wake But no one from office sent flowers or came by to pay their respects at the wakes 15. I also question the purpose of exit interviews conducted by HR. Such behaviour is condoned or rather “can’t be helped, they are like that” In summary, you have been warned - join at your own risk.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Must say nice things to the MD

      Mar 25, 2016 - Senior Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      A brand name that the market knows so when you make cold calls, it is easy. Established database makes it easy to get candidates.

      Cons

      By just doing well is not good enough. Have to learn to say nice things to the MD and flatter him. Best if you know cars well to talk to him about his Porsches and Ferraris. If you are not a Christian, then please learn to bear with the attempts to convert you to Christianity.l because you are not 'family'?!?! Judgmental comments are always made on public platforms. Discouraging and humiliating. Even for those with good sales before, when you are down the next quarter, you will be 'condemned'. Sad. The rest is about slave driving that all other ex-colleagues have written.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      You work like a machine. Low basic pay.

      Jan 16, 2016 - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Transparent commission scheme. Helpful people. Central location at Taka. Strong database with many contacts in it.

      Cons

      No work life balance. Minimal cheap office supplies for you: cheap or used pens. No headset provided for making lots of calls. Lots of meetings and reports, so quite irritating to sales folks. New people don’t do BD. But if you don't manage clients (companies), you only got half sales by finding the right people. If the position is passed from another BD guy, you need to give some to the BD buy and cut some to the client facing guy. Culture is tough to survive, as in, it's very stressful and demanding for top management. You got a set of targets which won't allow you rest. People who don’t meet targets have to work on Saturday. Also, you do a boring morning exercise everyday. High turnover rate.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Very competitive environment with result driven culture.

      Oct 12, 2015 - Consultant in Taipei
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People here are having fun and work very hard. Reward system is very transparent. Strong client base and candidate database. Good learning environment for someone who want to be a good recruiter.

      Cons

      Very result driven same with other recruiting firms. Sometimes you will feel very stressful in chasing target. However, this is a sales environment and need to close the assignments otherwise the clients will just walk away.

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      10 people found this review helpful
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