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Phaidon International Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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145 Ratings
Pros
  • "unlimited commission structure for sales staff(in 24 reviews)

  • "Phaidon is one of the most fun places that I've ever worked at(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and have to be really money motivated else it gets tedious(in 54 reviews)

  • "Don't get me wrong- Phaidon loves innovators - however within our operating model(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work, great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work great people

    Cons

    Long hours, high pressured environment

    Phaidon International2019-10-11
  2. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Environment to be at

    Cons

    Long hours of work per day

    Phaidon International2019-09-20
  3. Helpful (12)

    "Worst career choice possible! TRAP"

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    Former Employee - “Consultant” in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All expensed health care. You will meet leadership from other offices.

    Cons

    The truth speaks in the 1-stars reviews. - Don’t take a job unless you have another source of income. You won’t make money for the first few months. Look at the compensation plan carefully. - The culture is “work hard play hard”. More like work 10 hour days and then you are highly influenced to go to happy hour and drink with all your coworkers. If you are even 5 min late to your seat in the morning you get... spoken to even though you don’t clock in. They encourage you to eat lunch at your desk in case you have to answer a call. There are no laptops so you never work remote. They put up a fuss about you going to any type of appointment. Count your vacation days because it seems like a lot then you learn they have the week off between Christmas and NYE but they are also counted of your vacation days. - Management is young and unprofessional. They too are caught up in the work drama of sleeping around the office and partying hard (drinking/drugs). It’s a big fraternity and sorority on who hooked up, who is dating and then drama. What they teach you isn’t applicable in other roles because they are so high KPI driven from cold calling candidates/clients and getting as many resumes are you can in a day. They don’t care about quality as much as quantity. - Trips/Money isn’t there for everyone. They have high turn over for a reason. The trips aren’t as attractive as they sell. They aren’t relaxing they are set up like spring break for post college people (heavy drinking in a quick 3 days). Same for the “Michelin’s star lunches” which are really just a decent restaurant where you Are pressured to get drunk. - Consultant means recruiter. There is no chance for real career growth beyond being a manager. Which is why managers are so young. There’s no coaching just “do this to get more KPIs”. The job is pure luck! They have favorites in the office who they push to advance. In the end it’s high KPI, heavy party/post college fraternity environment with low pay and long hours.

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    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your managers.

    Phaidon International2019-06-09
  4. "Competitive Culture and Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work Hard / Play Hard Culture - Days can get stressful but being friends with co-workers makes it easy - Ability to build your own business - Opportunities to make great money and progress quickly

    Cons

    (All have to be expected to succeed in a sales environment) - Long hours - Results driven - Be prepared to have your numbers compared and critiqued - You won't make crazy money in the early stages - It takes time to build your practice - No 401k but it's in the works

    Advice to Management

    Invest in those that invest in you!

    Phaidon International2019-02-22
  5. Helpful (11)

    "I would stay away"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You work with people your age who tend to be very helpful and friendly. Since you work so much, you will become very good friends

    Cons

    very very long hours are told to come in early and stay late yet you already work 8:30-6 everyday You are scolded if showing up even a minute late, sometimes even if you are 3 minutes before 8:30, you still get remarks as to cutting it close and should be showing up early Are "very strongly" encouraged to eat at your desk Some managers have no business being a manager (lack training and leadership... qualities) Extreme low base salary very macho work culture a lot of internal competition

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, stop selling the position for something its not There is a reason your turnover rate is so high

    Phaidon International2019-03-22
  6. "High growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    unlimited commission structure for sales staff

    Cons

    work long hours, start at 8:30

    Phaidon International2018-11-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Thoroughly enjoy working at Phaidon and interacting with my co-workers on a daily basis. They provide a clear platform for upward mobility and hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    The hours are long, but go quickly as you are so buisy!

    Phaidon International2018-10-30
  8. "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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    "Recruiter"

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

    I worked at Phaidon International full-time

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of any.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and long hours. You work through lunch.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employees more and promote female managers.

    Phaidon International2018-07-31
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