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Rullion Reviews

Updated October 27, 2018
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  1. "It’s a great place with a fresh vision that was much needed"

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

    I have been working at Rullion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Yes there have been changes but it was well overdue. 5 separate companies didn’t work for a long time. It’s much better now. Yes there have been a lot of people leave, but perhaps this is because they weren’t as competent as they made out and hid behind others for years, and in the new world that shone through.

    It’s a new company with fresh ideas, and new people are joining who have the same vision.

    Cons

    Internal systems could do with an upgrade but that’s it

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees as you are doing


  2. "Changing, for the good."

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Contrary to reports, the CEO recognises he isn't an expert in everything and has built a new team of proven leaders around him.
     - Whilst there has been change, it's for the right reasons. Removing some of the very 'old school' ways of doing things.
    - We're now much more inclusive, everyone is involved in key decisions.
    - Much more mature, grown up environment.
    - Hired some really good people since the changes in Q1/Q2.

    Cons

    - The changes didn't suit a lot of people. Which has led to several exiting in the first half of the year. That said, it's much more settled now.

    Advice to Management

    There has been a lot of positive change in the second half of the year. Please keep the promises that have been made and keep bringing in other good people.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "One Rullion"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Altrincham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Altrincham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rullion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros just keep walking out the door on a regular basis.

    Cons

    I don't have time to write an essay.

    Advice to Management

    If you set unrealistic and unattainable targets then that's the fault of Management, not your staff. Don't punish them for the mistakes made by your ego.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    James obviously cares a lot about the business but he isn't a recruiter and has never been a recruiter so his business decisions can be very questionable.

    Cons

    -Favoritism is rife with Senior consultants given key accounts and resourcers and making money off the back of other people's hard work! This caused tension in the office.
    -No real support for consultants. L+D was non existent when I left.
    - Made some very bad hires. Everything became very transactional with little focus on quality.
    - Base salaries are very low for London
    - No incentives on offer. Don't reward top performers.
    - Earning potential is really low - I've already doubled my take home salary in the year since I left by simply doing the exact same thing at another agency. This is probably because there is better support for consultants and more structure and a targeted market. Everything is all over the place at Rullion - you have no focus.

    Advice to Management

    if you have a talented junior consultant you need to nurture that talent not put them under someone senior who will reap the benefit of someone else's hard work! I saw this happening so many times at Rullion.


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altrincham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altrincham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rullion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment and has a people first culture that you’d associate with a family run business.

    Big on diversity across all levels of the business.

    Will take risks and is not a static business

    Constantly thinking about how the customers needs are changing and how we should adapt to meet them.

    Cons

    Rullion is on a journey and unfortunately that hasn’t suited everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening and keep on striving for improvements


  6. Helpful (15)

    "Sycophant City"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leaving the organisation and writing this review

    Cons

    The company has no clear direction. It announced its self as One Rullion in January 2017, then 6 months later it takes one part of the business, renames it and moves it elsewhere. The hierarchy are a harem of women employed to stroke the self proclaimed "visionary" leaders ego, there is a vast bullying culture from the management teams within the Head office. Failure is often rewarded with promotion as long as your ability to brown nose is of a high standard. From the inception of "One Rullion" the organisation has lost many of its more established and successful consultants and replaced them with 3 dozen 19 year olds with bum fluff moustaches. Although internally they are known as the creme de la creme of the organisation. Rullion's values are tripe and their aim to be the most admired recruitment business is what can only be described as utter drivel. If you are a man in your 30's - 40's your opportunities are vastly limited within the organisation unless you are in the Idonotagreatdealotherthanwaffleonaboutfiguresbutdontgenerateanynewbuisness gang. There is also a huge divide between varying parts of the business. Amended policies are not rolled out to managers and consultants unless you are in the "Rullion club". Don't ever expect a pay rise and if you ever dare have an HR issue its highly likely you will get the boot for your trouble. Other than this it is a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better. Stop changing things weekly. Improve morale. Employ the right people. Ask what makes people happy in work. Be open with the staff.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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

    I worked at Rullion full-time

    Pros

    Was once a good business to work for with good people and track record, company actually cared about the people they employed

    Cons

    High turn over of staff due to constant change, weak board level staff with no leadership skills. Made clear by a number of them that people were not the focus. Most of the good senior management have left with lots of people following from all parts of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Get a time machine, go back and make better decisions. Realise people make a business and it’s not ok to lose so many key staff, it does impact the team and culture

  8. "Excellent development opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altrincham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altrincham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rullion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive management who really invest in your career. If you want to be developed there are numerous opportunities. A fantastic culture exists here and it's a joy to come to work everyday.

    Cons

    Communication could be improved in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees and they will repay you tenfold!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not like it was"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rullion full-time

    Pros

    Some great people. Like a family.

    Cons

    People leaving left right and centre.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone should matter.


  10. "Great training and supportive atmosphere"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rullion full-time

    Pros

    Great marketing team and very supportive senior management. There is also a great training program and relatively low staff turnover

    Cons

    Can be too laid back for a sales environment sometimes

    Rullion Response

    Feb 26, 2018

    Hi, thanks for your feedback for our marketing team and senior management! I'll make sure to pass this feedback onto them directly. We're really proud of our training program so it's great to hear... More


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