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Talent2 Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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John Rawlinson
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Pros
  • Some great people to learn from, founders were icons in their time, good size and scale, national and international offices, good training available (in 3 reviews)

  • Nice office, friendly colleagues nice people to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a good company for work life balance or loyalty to employees (in 2 reviews)

  • Low base salaries which is why they can only hire juniors with no experience (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "It's ok at best"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to work once know your way around

    Cons

    No clear career path , no training.
    Salary is not high and no benefits that I could see.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "How to wreck a great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talent2 was a fantastic company back in 2010 to 2014 before Allegis took over.

    Cons

    Talent2 sold out to Allegis (an American company) who unfortunately tried to turn a great Australian company into an American company where values, beliefs, styles etc are completely different. They lowered salaries and all experienced consultants, managers, admins, slowly left a company that went from a very low-turnover to an extremely high turnover. Very disappointing to watch the demise of what was a fantastic organisation.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late now. You should have listened at the start Allegis.

  3. "Short review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Winning team and strong track record and brand.

    Cons

    Took hit during GFC that saw change in behaviours


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great clients to work with, great team members.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction, poor leadership, worked very hard with little recognition or benefits.


  5. "Shocking Business - Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Talent2 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many really, other than CBD location.

    Cons

    The company is focused on KPI's for KPI sake - very bottom end salaries, they don't care about their people and it has a massive retention issue.

    Advice to Management

    Resign -


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Too much turnover"

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    Former Employee - Candidate Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Candidate Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good People (Although most of the good people were getting poached left right and centre due to Salary)
    Good Office..?

    Cons

    Culture went down the toilet with change of salary structure & everyone leaving
    Not enough professional development opportunities within the business to upskill

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people. If the office lacks performers, bring in performers. I am a big believer in training people up but if there are no performers left in the office to train or mentor them then it does not exactly breed a recipe for success..


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Talent2 Deserves Zero Stars"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 (More than a year)

    Pros

    I suppose the CBD office is quite nice.

    Cons

    Rampant bullying, clueless management, bottom-end salaries, and a culture that seems to place physical appearance and whether you went to "the right" private schools above skills and performance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some experienced people managers. Clean out the dead wood.

  8. "Turning global"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 full-time

    Pros

    - Good corporate ethos
    - Genuinely caring people

    Cons

    - Feels a bit lost
    - Bottom of market base salaries
    - Heavy micromanagement and KPI driven business
    - Archaic systems

    Advice to Management

    Falling under the Allegis model, the business has a one size fits all approach to management, and that one size is best set up for juniors who need a lot of guidance. Micromanagement will drive experienced recruiters out the door.


  9. "Fun!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good culture, strong management team

    Cons

    environment can be unstructured and not suitable for someone without experience

    Advice to Management

    build a tighter structure


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Zero management, unrealistic targets"

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

    I have been working at Talent2 full-time

    Pros

    You're Thrown in at the deep end so you learn a lot very quickly, that or you're moved on even quicker.

    Cons

    Next to no management, place is like a revolving door with staff and managers. Shocking pay and commission structure. Zero career development.

    Advice to Management

    Emoloyment some experienced people managers that know how to develop staff. Lose the Kpis and concentrate on the $$$


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