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Phaidon International Reviews

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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  1. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    I have been working at Phaidon International

    Pros

    Great Culture and great people

    Cons

    Tedious work. Long hours. Stuck in recruitment lifestyle

    Phaidon International2018-10-02
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    "Working at Phaidon NY"

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    Recruiter in New York, NY

    I worked at Phaidon International for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, hyper-competitive environment, awesome incentives, and great compensation for a first-year professional

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance and long hours

    Phaidon International2018-08-29
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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great atmosphere, solid pay, 10 hour days"

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

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growth Money Stability Fun Beer/Drinks Good place to grow and learn a lot

    Cons

    Long days Watch your back atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    8:30-5:30

    Phaidon International2018-08-22
  5. "Experienced Industry Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A fun environment with strong KPIs, Metrics, and extremely rewarding comp structure. There is a lot of white space to grow and succeed as well as have the option to own your specialty. We have offices throughout several countries and states and internally can move to one of these offices if there is space. They reward hard work and strong desire to succeed. The learning and development team are amazing and will... tailor development to you to ensure you're getting what you need. My VP is the best I've worked for and he gets not only how to manage me, but also how to manage my co-workers when we're all very differently motivated. Growth is super strong and compensation for deals closed is more lucrative than any of the other firms I've worked for in the past 5 years. You will have to work hard, you will have to make calls, but you will have so much ownership and opportunity based on what you produce.

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    Cons

    If you aren't KPI driven or used to making calls or working in an environment that rewards competitiveness and internal drive it can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue offering strong training and opportunities for growth

    Phaidon International2018-08-22
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    "Manager - Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial, you can make your career what you want it to be. It is truly an amazing place if you are a 'doer'.

    Cons

    Need to be prepared to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the office and region to give even more opportunities to everyone!

    Phaidon International2018-08-01
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    "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Joining an ambitious and competitive focused organization at Phaidon International provides the professional development and skillsets for growth in all avenues of the company. The ability to not only be looked at as an individual that can create, develop, and maintain relationships with Global Clients from day one allows for an individual to not only push their own dreams of success but make them a reality. You are... given the platform to succeed in your own endeavor while being pushed by your Peers and Senior leadership to sharpen your ability and rise within the company. There is no limit, and complete transparency, to what you can accomplish here at Phaidon International and for that reason alone it takes someone that believes in a model and the things you can control.

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    Cons

    The cons can be the feeling of incomplete processes and the frustration that comes along with your time and effort ending with nothing to show. Recruitment is a tough game and not for everyone, but with dedication and drive you can overcome those hurdles. It is a sales culture meaning this is not a regular 9-5 job, it takes the dedication to push beyond what you would expect from a normal job and those who are not... ready for a challenge give up not only on their Job but Themselves.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep building and rewarding success as every small thing makes a difference. To motivate someone when they inevitably have things fall through and push their visualizing success on the next one.

    Phaidon International2018-08-03
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    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, hard working, meritocratic, true work hard play hard. You will gain life skills and professional skills that reach far beyond recruiting alone. The company offers great benefits, PTO, and the ability to earn money. By no means is the job easy, but you can achieve a lot in a short amount of time if you work hard.

    Cons

    Sometimes work becomes your life, but that is like a lot of jobs. Definitely, a stressful job but comes with the territory!

    Phaidon International2018-05-29
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    "Unstructured"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    Health Insurance paid with no deduction

    Cons

    Very unstructured Quantity before Quality Low salaries

    Phaidon International2018-07-24
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    "Wasted Time"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training is very thorough . You meet all of the leadership eventually.

    Cons

    There is full health benefits but really they give you a hard time when you do have to go to the doctor. It’s like being in an abusive relationship. They sucker people into the idea you can make a lot but you have no work life balance. They create a terrible culture with their KPIs and low base salary. You are pressured to go out with the group and drink and socialize. The drama between all of the offices is... unprofessional. They talk about lavish trips you can “win/earn” but it’s like spring break for college freshman. Booze, hooking up, drugs. Not the scene if you are trying to build a career. When you do quit be prepared to walk out. They don’t pay you on outstanding vacation. They don’t even allow you really to leave the office for lunch. It’s a sweatshop environment. They are always hiring new “consultants” which is a joke of a title.

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    Advice to Management

    Change the culture and expectations. There’s such a great platform to be a decent company minus the culture. There will never been long term growth with the turn over rate.

    Phaidon International2018-08-14
  11. Helpful (18)

    "DON'T BE FOOLED! THE REVIEWS WRITTEN HERE ARE FAKE."

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

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    You end up making great friends and some commission (if you're lucky).

    Cons

    Where to begin? Long ridiculous hours. Huge frat culture where sleeping around is almost encouraged. Juniors sleeping with seniors. Seniors sexually harassing people in the business. It's nuts. There is no room for professional growth, don't let them argue otherwise. Even if you do get promoted, it comes with a caveat. Majority of the reviews are fake. Just look at a bad review and how numerous exceptional reviews... have followed. You join with the idea that you'll make 6 figures in your first year when you can even barely afford rent on the base salary. Avoid at all costs. Save yourself.

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    Advice to Management

    Get a grip. People leave by the dozens every month. Change your culture!

    Phaidon International2018-06-26
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