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Reed Specialist Recruitment Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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  • The Reed ties and dress code need looked at (in 24 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours but normally worth it (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "In-fighting, politics, and all that's wrong with recruitment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Instant name recognition
    Lots of opportunities
    Company values are outstanding
    Variety of recruitment areas

    Cons

    Different "specialisms" compete with each other and reed.co.uk for business, and it can get really nasty
    Managers are so busy making sales figures that they don't manage staff properly
    Lip service paid to values, but not upheld in the company
    Outdated mentality about recruitment: call, call, call, etc

    Advice to Management

    The glut of agencies in the recruitment industry means that the "tried and true" methods don't work anymore. Reed has ceased to offer a "value add" to the recruitment process, especially when consultants are having to compete with deep discounts offered by reed.co.uk. Needs to be more united, and revisit how reed will fit into the new environment of recruitment.


  2. "Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Permanent Consultant in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Permanent Consultant in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A thorough recruitment process means that those employed deserve to be there meaning a professional working environment. My managers even very senior management have been hands on and supportive

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  3. "Guildford Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Guildford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities and earning potential

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  4. "Reed Technology"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Guildford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere, a great team culture. Incredible opportunities for progression with a fantastic management team.

    Cons

    In my opinion there are no cons to working here.


  5. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Guildford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Clear progression
    - Financially rewarding
    - Great support and training

    Cons

    - None as of yet


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for Reede Specialist Recruitment has provided me for the following pros:

    Great Renumeration
    Good career development opportunities
    Fun Workplace environment
    Varied work days
    Personal Development funds
    Reward Days out

    Cons

    Working for Reede Specialist Recruitment has provided me for the following cons:

    Old fashioned and dated dress code - Have to wear Reed Specific tie and also have to wear conservative coloured suits and shirts such as white, grey, and blue.


  7. "Best workplace culture I've ever experienced!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best teams, professional and nurturing environment, I feel happy coming to work!

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any yet!

  8. "Executive Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Guildford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for Reed Technology for over 13 years and I still thoroughly enjoy working within my role. I feel supported, guided and appreciated for the work I do.

    Cons

    I honestly believe there are no negatives to working at Reed


  9. "great place to work, great opportunities to develop"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Solutions Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great opportunities to develop, great training, get to work with amazing people, friendly, collaborative culture, fantastic rewards for hard work. In my 10 years at REED I've been to Ethiopia to support Reed's charity, Ethiopiaid, and out to Austria to spend a week in the mountains on a leadership development course among many other amazing opportunities

    Cons

    As company has grown organically from day 1 without acquisition (also a great strength / amazing acheivement) can sometimes suffer from lack out outside input with respect to innovation and moving with the market

    Reed Specialist Recruitment Response

    May 14, 2018 – Head of Talent Acquistion

    Thank you for great review and observations which will be shared internally.


  10. "Really feels like a family!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning & Development Coordinator in Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Learning & Development Coordinator in Northampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As soon as I started, I felt welcomed and encouraged by all colleagues (not just those in my immediate team). People taking the time to introduce themselves and being open to my asking more about their role.

    Feels very much like a family, everyone working together towards a common goal.

    Everyone is really friendly.

    Cons

    No cons as far as I am concerned.

    Reed Specialist Recruitment Response

    May 14, 2018 – Head of Talent Acquistion

    Thank you for your great review


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