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Pulse (UK) Senior Recruitment Consultant Reviews

Updated 29 Jan 2019

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  1. "Pulse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Broxbourne, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Clear Career Progression including pay rise's - Lots of supporting sales functions to make your role as stress free as possible - Managing Director for AHP is amazingly supportive and gets so involved - Training and support always offered - Uncapped commission, with a huge window to earn extra money/attend trips with quarterly and yearly incentives - Realistic KPIs

    Cons

    Recruitment can be stressful, i think everyone in the industry would agree that you need to put in what you want to get out. Pulse give everyone the tools to be able to thrive in a buzzy, fast paced, stressful environment should they be willing to put the work in. Pulse will do what they can to support you and relieve any stress where possible.

    Pulse (UK)2019-01-29

    Pulse (UK) Response

    March 1, 2019HR Business Partner

    Hi, it's great to read that you feel there is development and a clear progression route for our employees and that you'd recommend Pulse as a great place to work. We will support individuals wherever we can, however if you wish to feedback any suggestions as to how we can help our ...

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  2. "Pulse London Nursing - a cracking place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Bromley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I love working for such a well established and well respected Nursing agency. Happy 20th Birthday Pulse! A diverse workforce with a successful formula across the years of recruiting both home-grown as well as overseas talent to support the continued growth and success of the company. I am particularly impressed with the investment that the company have put into a 12 week on boarding programme, which all new... joiners undertake. It is supported and delivered by a dedicated learning and development team working closely with team leaders, managers and directors across the division. The career pathways are very structured and the majority of senior post holders originally joined us at entry level positions, including myself. It is a hardworking , rewards driven environment that is continually evolving to ensure relevance and success in a changing healthcare sector.

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    Cons

    Sometimes you can’t get a game on the table tennis table in the courtyard garden at lunchtime!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to nurture and develop your staff, most will respond well to this and become successful. Don’t be disheartened by the odd negative review on Glassdoor, recruitment is not the job for everyone.

    Pulse (UK)2016-05-06

    Pulse (UK) Response

    July 14, 2016Managing Director

    Thanks for posting your review. We’re glad you value our on-boarding process; we’ve invested a lot of time in making sure it gives new starters the best start in their career with Pulse. Congratulations on being with us for more than 10 years. We really value your loyalty and experience ...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "A good company with room to improve"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pulse (UK) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working alongside some of the most knowledgeable people in the market, company has a great reputation, good office location, some great employee benefits and decent career progression opportunities. A lot of training and support is provided.

    Cons

    Management is not consistent at times and promotions are given unnecessarily to people who have not proven themselves capable. There is a lot of pressure to achieve KPI numbers which are the same across the division regardless of the fact that there are many different team settings and varied roles with varied workloads, some of which do not allow for 2 hours on the phone daily

    Advice to Management

    Assess teams individually and restructure targets based on each business. Offer more positive enforcement down through management levels rather than being so focused on numbers

    Pulse (UK)2016-05-10

    Pulse (UK) Response

    May 11, 2016Group HR Director

    Thank you for your review, your feedback is very valuable to us. It's great to see you recognise the investment made in reward and training although disappointing to read your comments in relation to promotions - we are keen to create a culture where everyone can progress and realise ...

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  4. Helpful (16)

    "Pulse London Nursing: not all its cracked up to be."

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Some genuinely nice people, free drinks, opportunity to make a decent amount of money if in the right area of the company. Aspects of the on boarding were really useful and allowed you to meet more people which was especially helpful when you are new.

    Cons

    Where to start ! When I first started I thought i had struck Gold everything seemed so perfect but it wasnt long before I started to see past facade. As I said there are some genuinely nice people there but there is ALOT of two faced behavior going on. People in upper management will be ever so nice to you in and around the office as they build up a case against you for your dismissal. High turnover and... considering the office doesnt have that many people alot of people leave or. dont pass probation. Many people have commented on the fact that people who are referred rarely pass probation (presumably because someone stands to make a grand and they do not want to pay out). Having spoken to a number of people within the company across the floors I can tell you so many people are unhappy at Pulse London and the way it is run. In addition many do not agree with how people are treated as disposable individuals rather than valued team members. Quite a few individuals are seeking employment elsewhere. The fact you are FORCED to pay a pound to dress down on friday for charity. The idea is nice but when there is a register ticked off to ensure you have paid your money and if you dont then senior management will pay you a visit it does make you question where the money is actually going? To the charity or the company? Charity should be goodwill and because you want and with a giving heart. Glass ceiling for people from ethnic minorities: As a Caucasian individual this particular point has no impact on me personally but I still believe there is an injustice occurring. Ive heard people pass comment on the fact that it seems particularly difficult for ethnic minorities to move through the company or secure senoor positions. There is a high concentration of ethnic minorities in some of the lowest paying roles where the earning potential is little to none past your basic salary. Micromanagement: Micromanaged to the nth degree this is one of the most unbearable aspects. Call times of 2h a day with no regard for the quality of the call. If your call stats are low you will know about it which would be fine if a call needed to be made but calling nurses and clients JUST to make up call time doesnt seem productive. Two faced people. This is something that you do not notice at first but the longer you are there you will quickly start to realise that so many people are two faced and should not be trusted, they will speak badly of their colleagues to other colleagues yet pretend to be friends in person. When they want you gone they will find absolutely anything to use against you, even the smallest mistake you made in your first month will come back to bite you when they want you gone. Clock watching culture. In all fairness to Pulse most people feel they can leave on time however God forbid you should try to get ready even one minute early (to avoid missing your train and having to wait 45minutes) and you will be told you are contracted to finish at x time and you work until the minute. However if you come in early not one person will tell you this is not your contracted time to start and you must stop working. There is an absolute culture of Pulse Taking, taking, taking and giving very little back and being very rigid. They would get so much more from their employees if they felt valued, respected and like Pulse were reasonable. Unfortunately the free drinks on a Friday and free bi monthly drinks cannot make up for the shambles that is Pulse. There is so much wrong with this company

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    Advice to Management

    Actually LISTEN to people otherwise you will end up losing some of your best employees. Theres a culture of people being afraid to really speak their minds as we have all seen how you quickly force those you dont want out.

    Pulse (UK)2016-05-03

    Pulse (UK) Response

    May 11, 2016Group HR Director

    Thank you for your review. It’s good to hear that you found aspects of the on-boarding useful as this is an area we have heavily invested in. However, overall I’m sorry the experience you had whilst working at Pulse was not as positive as we’d like to achieve. We want to create ...

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  5. "Pulse London Nursing"

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    Senior Recruitment Consultant in Kings Cross, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pulse (UK)

    Pros

    Very supportive, Clear Career paths. Great brand and respected in the market place. internal systems very easy to use, Management are supportive and actually care.

    Cons

    no cons currently am enjoying my employment at Pulse London Nursing

    Pulse (UK)2016-02-25

    Pulse (UK) Response

    July 20, 2016Head of HR

    Thank you for your review - it's great to read that you feel supported and that you are enjoying your employment here with us at Pulse London Nursing.

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