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SThree Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Phenomenal training, support and infrastructure, great career opportunities, work hard/play hard attitude and some great incentives (in 12 reviews)

  • Work life balance is however depends on how you manage your time with desired results (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Say goodbye to your work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • As a sales based company, you would expect that it would be KPI driven (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company to Propagate You in the World of Recruitment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant Training.
    World Class Database and Platform.
    Strong operational support.
    Friendly colleagues.
    Open atmosphere.
    Entrepreneurial avenues of work.

    Cons

    Top Heavy on British Management.
    Favouritism/Bias comes into play for individuals.
    Commission schemes are below par and restrictive compared to local and MNC competitors.
    Need more bench strength in mid-senior level recruitment with strategic input.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize every consultant in the same manner. Often times individuals are highlighted much more than others. Replace favouritism with more meritocratic approaches.


  2. "Place that Invests in Talent!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The great thing about Sthree Singapore is that it's a fantastic place to learn Recruitment. Outside of training by the Training team, managers, seniors in the business are extremely helpful in giving you hands-on advise. Help and advice is always offered, and not just to associates but at all levels.

    Sthree is excellent at recognizing and investing in Talent. If you are going through a rough patch, they are patient enough to guide you to the right results and help you achieve real results (as opposed to other agencies which show you the door with very little patience).

    Cons

    It's a younger, high energy environment filled with lots of outgoing folks. Hence some might find it hard to adjust to the teams to based on first impressions. However in general, assimilation is not a problem as long as you are making a little bit of an effort.

    The informal and relaxed communication flow between management and the teams could be a but of a culture shock to some people.

    Advice to Management

    Fact is Sthree is at the end of the day, still a recruitment consultancy. There is going to be pressure, occasional micromanagement (esp of you are falling behind targets) and pressure around KPIs.

    But a recruitment career in Sthree yields more and more results, the longer you stay. The longer you stick around, the better you get at your job, and the more Independence you have to make things happen the way you see fit. (Also pays well!)

  3. ""Good company to start with""

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SThree full-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility
    Good work environment
    Decent commissions

    Cons

    High pressure environment
    Decentralized, hence local approach follows


  4. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hamburg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gutes Klima, nette Kollegen, sehr dynamisches Umfeld, viel Spaß und Freude

    Cons

    Sehr laute Arbeitsumgebung, sehr unruhig.

    Advice to Management

    Macht doch bitte etwas mehr in Richtung Personalentwicklung.


  5. "Perfect company for who wants to work colleagues from interesting background in international environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of my colleagues are always open tohelp others.
    Promotion target and salary system are clear and transparent.

    Cons

    There are no female manger in my office.
    Since we are small organisation, team management style can easily be effected by the changes in the senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire female manager.


  6. "Enerverende tijd!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HR Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - HR Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SThree part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vrijheid, veel mogelijkheden, leuke collega's, leuke uitdagingen, bedrijf ontwikkelt zich positief!
    Veel verandering, het is nooit saai, geen dag is hetzelfde. Ik kreeg een contract voor onbepaalde tijd toen ik met zwangerschapsverlof was en een promotie toen ik hoogzwanger was.

    Cons

    Management soms iets te Engels. Veel wordt gevierd met alchohol, niet altijd prettig voor de niet drinkers.
    Mannencultuur, nog niet zo gewend aan mensen met kinderen en een privéleven. Navelstaarderig. Zou goed zijn als ze meer naar de buitenwereld kijken.


  7. "On track but with more to do"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Services in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Services in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A successful business with talented people at all levels. Great training. Good managers. Great celebration of success and amazing incentives for top performers.

    Strong and believable intentions to fix the cultural challenges that have existed for longer than I've worked here. Clear signs of change in and outside the workplace

    Cons

    SThree needs to shrug off the image of money obsessed recruiters from 5/10/20 years ago and accept that not everyone wants the same things

    Advice to Management

    Identify the people who are stuck in the past and replace them with people who understand what people want from their job nowadays

  8. "Commerciele Recruitment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vrijheid, ontwikkeling, doorgroei mogelijkheden , verantwoordelijkheid

    Cons

    Key preformance indicators, een baan waar het werk nooit klaar is


  9. "Working at Sthree"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SThree full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent learning environment
    -Brilliant managers
    - Good bonuses

    Cons

    - KPI Driven culture
    - Too much hierarchy
    - Too many meetings and conferences

    Advice to Management

    - Build your business to add relevant people who are hands on at management level, only people managers cannot grow a recruitment firm


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture of this business is changing in a good way. Have been here through some fairly substantial management changes and I can honestly say I think it's going in the right direction under respected leadership. Good training and development and I genuinely feel my career is being supported. A good company to go to if you are just starting out in Sydney.

    Cons

    Full on hours and a pressure to make the $$$. Like a lot of recruiters- work hard and play hard.

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility in working hours could be better.


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