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Phaidon International Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • awesome culture, great people, work hard play hard atmosphere (in 8 reviews)

  • Great commission structure and incentives (compared with the market) (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours but that's normal in the industry (in 24 reviews)

  • Work life balance - as expected with any sales driven role (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth

    Cons

    The hours are definitely long


  2. "Senior Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing career development & progression structure
    Great incentives
    Management not only manage but act as a support system

    Cons

    Yes, the hours tend to be longer than your typical 9/5 but everything is outlined in the hiring process. No one accepts the job without knowing the hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your consultants! We want to learn from you and need the support as much as possible.

  3. "Wide Range of Career Progression Options!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am currently employed as a recruiter at Phaidon International. One of the things that I like most about the company is not only the ridiculous paychecks on offer if you are successful in recruitment, but more importantly the wide range of career progression available.

    I personally am really interested by the PPP (Phaidon Partnership Program) team which focuses on the key account management and business development for the firm. This moves you away from the candidate side and is much more of a client facing function where you are tasked with maintaining key client relationships, expanding the business in accounts, and overall new business development for business critical areas.

    For me, whilst I wanted to be a recruiter at the start of my career, the opportunity to broaden my skill set by perfecting my client management and business development skills I think really positions me well for my later life.

    Cons

    Nothing to share - very pleased I work on the Phaidon rocketship

    Advice to Management

    make people more aware of the progression opportunities within the firm in the areas external to direct sales, such as PPP team, learning and development etc.


  4. "Senior Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -Close with coworkers
    -commission structure rewarding
    -good sales career growth

    Cons

    -long hours
    -high pressure environment


  5. "Recruitment Consultant"

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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 Phaidon International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities with clear career path
    Regional market coverage from day 1
    Excellent training scheme
    Opportunities for people with various backgrounds
    Multicultural company with Global opportunities
    High rewards in terms of commissions

    Cons

    Work life balance - as expected with any sales driven role


  6. "Great Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment...amazing CEO...amazing camaraderie...potential to make $$$$$

    Cons

    Work hours should be flexible (it's a sales job)

    Advice to Management

    "If they deliver, let them slither"


  7. "Recruitment Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    - Very fast paced and dynamic environment
    - Great support in learning/ building skills
    - Opportunities for employees at all levels to achieve great results

    Cons

    - Can be an intense environment for those who aren't prepared
    - Stressful nature of the job can be hard on some individuals
    - Turnover is quite common in this line of work

    Advice to Management

    - Management could assist in defining the overlaps that different consultants may have
    - The company is growing very very fast which is amazing but it may be a situation where we could reach a point where we become a bottom-heavy company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Unlimited Career potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management, upward and global mobility, salary potential, infrastructure, forward thinking business. Loft goals.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better, but that is more about a sales career than the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing!


  9. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    You will learn how to recruit

    Cons

    Micromanage everyday, 11+ hour days, low base 30's and the staff are kinda mean.


  10. Helpful (20)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Take note: Most of the reviews are 5 stars and do nothing but praise the company. The reviews that do not praise the company have comments from them by the company itself. If you were smart, you would realize that there must be something up. It is statistically impossible for so many people to like a company and give it 5 stars, and clearly management read these reviews and respond to poor reviews. That leads me to believe that all of these 5 stars reviews are fake. The management specializes in appealing to naive fresh college graduates, i.e. millennials, who are impressed by high wages, corporate vacations to Miami and Las Vegas, fancy lunches, and Rolex watches. They also know millennials read Glassdoor reviews. It all makes sense. It's a huge scam...

    Cons

    The reason it is a scam is because they want millennials to think that if they work hard enough, they can be making six figures. If that were true, then why don't people all around the world know about this great company instead of banks that actually pay six figures like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche, Wells Fargo, etc. They are giving the illusion that you can be wealthy, but really, most people make either 32k or 43k/year for nearly 53 hours a week (10.5 hours a day x 5 days). They also do not pay by the hour. What does that tell you? It's easier to sell a candidate on 32k/year with the potential to make six figures than to sell a candidate on $11.61/hour (32k / 52 weeks a year / 53 hours a week). You would be better off working at a retail store and your life would be less stressful. If you do want to be rich though, start your own company.

    Advice to Management

    What you are doing is paying your workers the least possible wages for the most amount of hours with the false pretense that they could maybe one day be wealthy. That is fine. We live in a capitalist society. The only way you would change that model is if you cannot find millennial workers who are willing to take part in your scam. I trust that most millennials are educated enough to steer clear of companies like this.


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