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PeopleSearch Managing Director Lorencz Tay Yuh Shiuan
Lorencz Tay Yuh Shiuan
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice working environment, good mentors(in 7 reviews)

  • "My experience working with Peoplesearch (PSS) for close to three months has been an eye-opening and wonderful learning experience(in 7 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 12 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Above all else, it's about the People making a difference.

      Feb 2, 2021 - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - One of the best training grounds in recruitment, or even sales, for anybody who is willing to learn and grind. - Excellent CRM system as compared to others I've used before. And... that's about it.

      Cons

      - Constantly in a toxic environment, and treated with no respect if you are not doing well, or rather not making money for them. Managers / Team Leads bark, snap, scream, shout at you, both privately and publicly in meetings. - Value long working hours, skipping meals as a virtue. - Text messages, emails literally in the middle of the night, demanding for work done. - Poor Time management even for Directors, who only regards his own time as valuable, and others' time as garbage. Late for literally every single meeting, even client meetings. - Meetings over lunch, meetings over dinner, meetings over Friday nights, meeting over Saturday mornings, and they do it shamelessly, as if its completely normal, and the most depressing part about all these, is that people (including me) come to terms with it. - Every morning, first thing in the day, before you even start working, there will be an email sent to every single person in the office, a list of every consultant's "results" the previous day. Comparing how many cold calls, how much information obtained, how many interviews arranged. Letting you start your day feeling motivated.. or depressed. - But fret not, there is a daily cult exercise / workout that you will be forced to participate, from calming your nerves by swinging your arms and hips, or by pressing certain acupuncture points to feel relaxed and happy, and ready for the awesome day ahead of skipping lunch and missing family dinners. - After all that's said and done, to be honest, if you do well and close deals. You'll be alright, in fact, you can even be as obnoxious and lecherous, and you will be protected, just like how certain managers. - Commission structure is not the worst, however, the worst is when your already miserable cut gets even lesser when vultures can swoop in and take a cut in the name of help. Oh and directors will also take a cut out of your payouts if you aren't following certain rules or Standard Operating Procedures. Did I mention that these said rules are not even official company's roles, but customized rules and SOPs for certain groups under this director's management. -You will also be paying for their share of employer CPF contribution from your commission cut, so that's that. - If you resign during your probation period, they will also charge you 7 working days as your training fees, regardless whether you closed any deals (I did, and it was more than enough to cover these measly 7 days of pay) Left an extremely bitter taste in my mouth. If you're looking to join PeopleSearch, Have a good read at all of the existing glassdoor reviews (Non 4-5 stars only, if you know what I mean). Factors not included in my list of cons just means it did not happen to me personally, but most definitely happened to consultants around me. Be prepared to see dignity trampled, experienced salesmen being mocked, shouted at. Consultants being humiliated in front of everybody by the CEO for something he did not verify. Consultants being judged for what watch piece they don. In summary, PeopleSearch is the worst company I've ever set foot in, but I do not regret this decision as there has never been an instance where I feel unhappy at a workplace since I left, because I've experienced the very worst.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Toxic, morally corrupt, Propaganda-cultured, cult-like Company- DO NOT JOIN!

      Oct 13, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This company sets the bar so low for an atrocious working environment, it actually benefits consultants who strive for more and believe that they deserve more. I would give this company a negative rating if I could as their existence does not benefit anyone. - The toxicity from management sets a good example of what to avoid if or for when a consultant eventually get to a managerial position - The inefficiency in communication and management sets a very good example of what to avoid being a human being generally, including how NOT to be morally corrupted and how you DONT want to ever live your life because it is all pathetic. There is NO silver lining to this company, it might seem they have a good training programme, but you can get that basic level of training anywhere else.

      Cons

      1. Toxic environment (Cut-throat)- One manager will harass you over text messages day and night, there were also loads of yelling and scolding over video conferences early in the morning and late at work. No respect was shown to employees or their afterwork time or private lives, as if employees aren't human beings. These managers will send out very lengthy aggressive emails on weekends just to talk down to you over something extremely small and to prove a point. In general, the text messages and emails you get from managers are extremely rude and coarse, showing how unprofessional this workplace is. This one manager also will never take responsibilities for his wrong doings, and when challenged by colleagues on company calls, this manager will try every way to deflect and avoid all responsibilities. There are some serious cowardly elements in this person. 2. Old-school thinking- You will be seen as "challenging management" if you have a slightly different opinion to what was proposed by management. There is no critical thinking allowed, or even free speech. Voicing an opinion calmly was always met by very aggressive and condescending ways of oppressing. Being in this company feels like living under a totalitarian government everyday. 3. Poor time management- Manager will turn up extremely late to work with no visibility of their whereabouts, which eventually leads to them working late into the evening and expecting their employees to be reachable and still working till late. One manager always has an excuse (private yet inexcusable reasons) for coming into work late. Some managers are notorious in the market for being late to client/ candidate meetings, one never actually showed up once. It is as if this manager's team is precious and everyone else's time means nothing. 4. Unrealistic expectation/ poor communication- One manager particularly has extremely poor written and verbal communication skill. If one consultant gets confused with what's being said, that is the consultant's issue. If all consultants in a team collectively get confused by directions provided by this manager, the manager is the issue. Expectations set by this manager changes all the time, what's being set as an expectation today, could be completely different when revamping next morning, directions are extremely hard to follow, yet apparently consultants are at fault. 5. Sexist/ ill-intentioned comments: Sexist questions were asked during the interview process, particularly sexist towards female interviewees. One manager openly said that males are better leaders than females. 6. Unclear/ scamming profit sharing scheme- There is a hidden profit sharing scheme that is only shared to consultants during orientation. None of it will be mentioned during the interview process, and what that means is that basically consultants won't make much commission from their deals, if any at all. The company also has at least several consultants working on one job, creating internal conflicts with limited rewards if the deal was closed. You can bring in a deal by yourself but will be forced to share that with numerous people, which again, sabotages your chances of getting paid good commission. 7. Bad client relationship- When asked about whether the company has a good client base, they would be extremely vague during the interview process to hide the fact that they are not competitive. This means there will be limited jobs coming from their non-existent key accounts, limited jobs for consultants to work on. This also means this firm gets the most challenging/ non-profitable roles in the market as the better/ higher paying roles are taken by other more professional recruitment firms in Singapore. 8. Unprofessional topics discussed- One manager would talk about the brands of watches people wear and what that means in terms of the amount of money they earn in conference calls. The brand "Rolex" was mentioned like it means anything. Another would talk about how making money means attracting better boyfriends/ girlfriends, using this example to "motivate" their employees. Their "motivation" tactic are extremely old-school, ineffective and quite frankly just pathetic. 9. Afterwork/ weekend working required- Some consultants work till midnight to compensate the ridiculous demands from the company, the company also routinely sets meetings/ trainings/ workshops on Saturdays, and make it compulsory for their employees to attend. This company blatantly goes against the law with regards to working hours and social distancing measures. According to the government, your employer should ensure that you are working from home for at least half your working time. This company made some employees work in the office full time without rotation, highly exposing them to the risk of covid. 10. Propaganda- cultured/ Cult-like- Words like"mindset", "we're in a crisis", "united" are thrown around like they mean something. All in all, these terms are thrown around to try and create a "united" culture, when in reality these words mean nothing and nobody is sincere. 11. Morally corrupt company- HR is in it with the company's managers. You would think HR acts as the neutral party when encountering disputes, but the HR in this company enables these managers to act the way they do. The yelling, the abusive and harassing emails, the unfair treatments etc. 12. Management is also non-trusting from the very start. They will not teach you what you actually need to succeed (I do wonder if they know what they are considering their poor performances), they are always suspicious of you, they do not want you to specialize in anything as that will be difficult to replace when they get rid of you. 13. Micro-management- One manager does not know where to draw the line, he will even try to micro-manage your private life which is unacceptable and completely illegal. When being challenged, this person will deflect and denies his failed attempt when everything is already documented. Completely delusional and lack class/ respect/ general humanity. 14. Gossipy/ Political- One manager has no issue telling his employees secrets/ personal details of other consultants in the team. You will not know this unless you have a good relationship with your teammates, as your teammates will eventually warn you that things have been said behind your back by this manager. This manager shares CONFIDENTIAL information with people yet feel like it is acceptable. This manager also likes to divide teammates in the same team and play them against each other, but that would not work on individuals who has a bit of intellect. Funny how one of the managers said during orientation that this company does not have any politics. The need to say this upfront was suspicious enough, the reality proved how untrue this statement is. Overall unprofessional and completely out-dated company with an extremely bad reputation in the Singapore market. All other recruitment firms know about how bad this company is. This company and managers all live in their own delusional world, and they never leave. A lot of them have never worked in another company, yet still think they are "gods" when coming to management and working style. Anyone with a bit of experience in the real world will be able to point out all the bizarre and out-dated rules and ways of working these people have.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      salary

      Aug 17, 2020 - Consultante 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      opportunity to learn, nice colleagues

      Cons

      lots of stress, no work life balance, long working hours

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to learn for fresh grads

      May 11, 2019 - Sales Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1. Open door policy 2. Awesome training provided 3. Minimal politics 4. A lot of sharing & learning session/resources 5. Great help from senior management

      Cons

      1. Daily KPI tracking system 2. Only 14 days of AL , can only take leave when funnel is looking good 3. lack of work life balance - long working hours 4. Not much attractive benefits for employee

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Perfect place for people passionate about recruitment

      Sep 13, 2018 - Consultant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Superbly Supportive Culture that prioritizes teamwork and collective effort. - The go-to place to cultivate the skill of stakeholder engagement and negotiation - Prospects are amazing if you are used to a fast paced working style - Management that actually cares and connects with you over issues in and outside of the work place. - Great place to exercise strategic and out of the box thinking. - Management has oldies with over 15 years in the industry and you have access to them for issues that you face. (More often than not, they can provide jaw-dropping and effective solutions to your initially insurmountable obstacles)

      Cons

      - Cold calls will take up your initial phase of the job to help you get in touch with good candidates in the market. May be very onerous for those that do not enjoy phone calls or conversations about work. - Not for people who are looking for strict working hours; 9-5 - Not for people who do not enjoy social engagement. - Not for people that are not comfortable with working min 9.5 hours each day (On a voluntary basis, it is a results driven industry after all.)

      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Long working hours and superficial relationships

      Jan 14, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Company head was nice and shows concern to everyone, including to the different batches of interns

      Cons

      - Long working hours as its really time is money for a sales job - Everyone pretending to be friendly - Low performers tend to be ignored

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Review

      Jul 6, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Hardly any politics, colleagues are extremely helpful.

      Cons

      long working hours, 5.5day work week, poor air ventilation makes for unconducive office environment

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Aug 11, 2016 - Consultant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good bosses and leaders so wants the best for us. No politics Awesome colleagues

      Cons

      Long working hours but the effort leads to results, as with all sales environment.

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      15 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Passionate, Driven environment

      Mar 30, 2016 - Consultant in Orchard
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      On job training will be provided. Leaders are very driven and seems to move towards the same goal, very united. Most of the colleagues are very friendly and helpful. Open communication - the good and the ugly, very transparent. Uses various method to motivate consultants. MD will inspire on life experiences. A car lover will be even more motivated to maybe learn how to be the top 20 percent.

      Cons

      Non performer will be driven and micro managed, leaders would wants to lift them up. Those who cant appreciate such help might not appreciate. I benefited through this practice. Slightly long hours as consultants are expected to interview all candidates and some candidates might only be available after working hours.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worst Leadership and Bad Company Culture

      Mar 15, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There are only a handful of nice, encouraging people in a company of about 40 headcounts

      Cons

      The leaders will ask you to avoid talking to non performing colleague, apparently they will influence you and you wont do well. They guilt trip you in anyway possible, example, you should work on weekends, public holidays if you cant hit your target, even if you hit your target, you should work over weekends too to beyond what you can, if not you are consider lazy and not motivated. Leaders will talk to you if you leave before 8pm. The working hours is 8.30am -8.00pm.

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