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Science Recruitment Group Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    - Great recognition scheme
    - Good leaders
    - Good career progression

    Cons

    - It can be competitive at times


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Science Recruitment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Always help and support when you need it
    Excellent training programme
    Friendly working environment with focus on working hard and getting good results

    Cons

    Due to being the best in our field there is alot of pressure to stay on top. this can be a pro and a con.
    also when we are not hitting plan for the month or the quarter, as consultants we are more than aware of it, but still managers tend to micromanage more which increases the stress of the team as a whole and does not lend itself to working well.

    Advice to Management

    when things are not going well, rather than increasing the pressure on te team by giving daily and weekly commitments, try and remain calm and not micromanage. i know that in my team this would decrease the level of stress we all feel immensley. Of course we all realise the importance and implication of hitting and not hitting plan, but increaseing the stress and pressure means we impart this onto the candidtes and clients and sometimes increase the number of fall outs / job losses.


  3. "A permanent employee of SRG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    I have been working at Science Recruitment Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SRG is a pacing forward thinking recruitment business, always creating innovative solutions to meet the demands of customers to remain number one in its market. Management is supportive and works hard to push forward initiatives to ensure SRG remains top of its game. Very clear leadership top down, which welcomes feedback from all levels. Senior management are very approachable and encourage feedback and input.

    Cons

    A marmite culture built on values and honesty, which is a positive but doesn't work well for people who are less confident in giving honest direct feedback. Not an environment for shrinking violets but great for those who what to be top of their game.

    Advice to Management

    Whilst the strategy for staffing is strong and well executed, the Synergy business needs strong leadership and strategy. KPIs can sometime be tick box.


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  5. "Transitioned from the lab."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 Science Recruitment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SRG values individual styles and gives everyone a big box to play in where you are encouraged to focus on what you do well.

    Coming from a science background I was worried it would be a pure sales environment and KPI culture but SRG really invests in developing rounded people with deep undertandin of their market.

    Cons

    The growth path is not clearly defined and relies personal ambitions to move you along the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    More crossfunctional working as the business can seem disjointed at times and internal processes can often get in the way.


  6. "Fantastic Company"

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

    I have been working at Science Recruitment Group full-time

    Pros

    Values driven company who try to bring those values to life through may different ways. Their values of Success, Together, Accountability and Respect feature in lots of incentives, rewards, development programmes, performance reviews and in opportunities to feedback to senior management.
    A high level of performance is expected and those that achieve are 'backed' through development and reward.
    Relatively fun culture - not overly oppressive KPI driven like some recruitment companies can be.
    The company sticks to it's guns - it's a specialist recruitment company, taking on largely scientists and engineers to work as expert to expert recruiters.

    Cons

    Those who don't achieve the expected performance levels can find life tough - given many people come straight out of a lab this can come as a shock to some people.

    Advice to Management

    If it ain't broken don't fix it. It's a very well run company with a good management team - while there are always improvements to be made make sure you don't throw the baby out with the bathwater!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment for "adults""

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

    I have been working at Science Recruitment Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everything people hate about recruitment has been syringed out of SRG, leaving a wholesome, healthy operation which promotes, develops and loves its staff.

    BD just for the sake of it ? No. Discounting our fees just to undercut the competition? No. Accepting that recruitment is just sending enough CV's? No. Proving that if you care, are ambitious and a decent human being you will thrive? Yes, yes, yes.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, but everyone here has a voice and change is regular enough, most often for the good of the many.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your valued staff, they are not indispensable, they are the business, and in the most part they love it here!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for specialists to develop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Salford, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Salford, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Science Recruitment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and work ethic - you are given the tools to develop yourself into a specialist within a niche and also enough support to develop your desk.

    Cons

    Large company with different divisions and consultants so it can sometimes be a challenge to be joined up and work efficiently, not doubling up. However, this can be overcome with good communication.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people who are actually doing the hands on job and listen to their feedback


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Rewarding and fulfilling employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    I have been working at Science Recruitment Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong senior management team led from the front by MD. The visions and values aren't just words, they're displayed throughout the business and are built in to objectives for all, regardless of job level. The focus is on empowering staff to be accountable for their own performance and career. Obviously not everything is perfect all the time, but having faith in the people at the top makes a huge difference and makes SRG the best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    We enjoy the benefits of having hands on Directors in our business. This means that things do happen and positive change is forthcoming. Although we see some benefits from being owned by a larger business, change is sometimes hampered because of this due to having its own approval/ escalation processes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Science Recruitment Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management, flexibility to manage your own desk, strong commission structure and a relaxed but competitive atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes process and compliance associated with being a part of a larger organization limits progression and potential business.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in touch with the day to day performance and more aware of who's performing well within the business and likewise who is underperforming.


  11. "Excellent"

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

    I have been working at Science Recruitment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A refreshing Recruitment environment, you are given autonomy and there is clear investment and support in your Learning and Development.

    Cons

    Sometimes there could be better internal communication.


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