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Pros
  • They do not micromanage and give you every opportunity to make a lot of money (in 3 reviews)

  • Red has a fun working environment,, good equality, the office is fantastic with a pool tables, fussball etc (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours but from what I (in 12 reviews)

  • The Cons at working at RED are the long hours, this is not your standard 9 - 5 job (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities to succeed and make money- if you are prepared to actually work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work hard their are real tangible payoffs- commission, items/holidays and promotions

    Cons

    You can't get away with being lazy and work shy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor environment , low morale"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RED full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This review is based on my opinion and experience working for Red
    I was excited when I first joined but after a few months realized I was not a match for the culture. I prefer a positive work environment based on trust and common goals
    Fast paced and well known in Europe SAP market

    Strong team that's not work shy

    Cons

    Low morale , Lack of direction, transparency, and leadership
      "encourages" employees to write positive reviews on glass door

    Advice to Management

    develop your employees.
    Provide training for your management team

    RED Response

    Apr 12, 2016 – Talent & Engagement Manager

    I am sorry that you did not have a positive experience whilst at RED and your criticisms are certainly not representative of those held by most employees, past and present. However, I am always eager... More

  3. "Good Agency"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SAP Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RED full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People
    Training
    Opportunity (with bit of luck helps)
    Agency Brand / market leader
    Database
    Incentivised trips (realistic targets), Skiing, Ibiza, Barcelona, Praque
    Onsite cafe & staff
    Social culture
    Multicultural
    Good % of male / female staff.

    Cons

    Lots of consultants already in with a lot of the clients.
    Better commission set up if you do contracting market, as your commission is your if assisted by a resourcer, Not the same for permanent commission if resourcer assisted.
    Company is set up to have success in freelancer market, than in the permanent recruitment team.
    Commission %

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say really, good agency.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RED full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent company for beginners
    - Fantastic training and on-boarding procedure
    - Strong investment in tech
    - Linked In recruiter licence for all

    Cons

    - Confusing and under qualified management
    - No visibility of board room decisions or strategy
    - Losing the niche SAP focus, now the company grabs at any business it can get
    - Failure to retain best up and coming talent
    - Failure to push successful employees into superstars (the company relies on ~10 stalwarts worldwide for most of its revenue. In my time at RED only one new "superstar" was created"
    - No home office
    - No flexible working hours

    Advice to Management

    ---- Beyond Mr W's excellent on boarding, develop a plan/ find someone as good as Mr.W/ find a RED way of pushing people beyond the end of your fast track sales training. The number of people who got into the position of a newbie sales consultant in either an under-prepared or demotivated fashion was shocking.

    Reason for staff under-preparedness:

    *One size fits all training, some people need more help some need less, find a way to manage that or you will lose yet more of your best talent. It's not the 90s, recruitment has changed and so have your employees.

    Reason for demotivation at end of sales training:

    * Draconian rule on which market you let people work (also a reason more experience sales consultants leave RED)

    ---- Think about how the management's actions, social activities and general character sets a theme for the rest of your teams. Have a good time with your staff but don't let them think your managers are one of the lads. Too many senior members of the team are visibly not the right role models.

    ---- Be fairer to women. Pool tables and sky sports in the social areas? Great at a mens club, but in a multisex office? That's a bit alienating.

    ---- You've modernised the office, the IT system, why not modernise the way you work? Working from home and offering flexible working hours are both common place in most businesses nowadays, including your competitors.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RED full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard to find. Very superficial way of rewarding people. Only good thing is some of the people in there, nice people. But just a few.

    Cons

    Zero ethics, terrible values, superficial people. Most boring job, long hours, hardly rewarded. You have to fight to get your commissions paid, they rarely pay it fully.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and stop over controlling them. Be more flexible and give them freedom.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very happy to work for RED"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Resource Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Resource Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good working atmosphere, strong training and support, career progression and reward schemes

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work longer days


  7. "Great company, good benefits and unlimited earning potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    RED is a great environment for employees new to recruitment to learn and develop their skills and for those of with a few years of experience a chance to earn a lot of money!
    Management in the past couple of years has improved and more focussed on employees.
    The trips abroad and multiple other perks all help as well

    Cons

    Its a work hard, play hard environment which can be draining at times. Some strong personalities in the management team,

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing employees, with new tech, offices and listening to us via the employee surveys.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "DO NOT JOIN - TERRIBLE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are literally no reasons to join RED. I wasted nearly 6 months of my life before having to travel back home again. Pointless.

    Cons

    Basic salary is terrible, Managers are terrible, Processes and terrible and infact non-existent. Internal HR wouldn't know a grievance if it smacked them in the face. Directors are all in it for the money.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be managers. Do some form of course or something that at least is going to help you. 1 manager has been there 12 years and couldn't organise a meeting, let alone staff.

    RED Response

    Apr 12, 2016 – Talent & Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you did not enjoy your time with RED. Aside from the fact that I believe a number of your comments to be untrue, they are inconsistent with feedback... More


  9. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RED (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, significant market presence & network.

    Cons

    Depending on Manager, too high pressure.

    Advice to Management

    A less frenetic environment.


  10. "Recruitment company review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with really interesting people and a good challenge. Becoming more flexible. Not typical gunslinger recruiters - do not have the typical issue of losing people all the time - much nicer atmosphere :-)

    Cons

    Although it is becoming more flexible would happily see more of this :-)