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Venn Group Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Venn Group Chief Executive Deirdra Moynihan
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Pros
  • Exceptional training programme (recognised at the 2014 Recruiter Awards) (in 14 reviews)

  • A strong team based culture that runs rich amongst the office (Milton Keynes in this instance) (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, but that is an industry specific gripe (in 23 reviews)

  • Hours are long without much lunch break but not disproportionately to other agencies (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Venn Group is a great company that has one of the best incentive schemes that I have ever seen a company offer. They care about your progression and mould training to each specific person. The environment is fantastic and the fact that you work as part of a team really makes you feel a part of something. There is a great social side to role and we are constantly going out for drinks or nights out. When you're busy it feels almost as if you are in Wall Street and when you're not you are given advice and targets for personal business development. 10/10, would recommend.

    Cons

    There are no apparent downsides to working at Venn Group

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on your consultants development, they really appreciate it.


  2. "Fantastic office with a great culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for growth combined with a well thought out training structure that guides you and encourages you to learn. Strong autonomy, great team atmosphere, great commission scheme

    A lot of changes have been implemented recently and they seem to be furthering the company in the right direction

    Cons

    As with all recruitment- you will be putting in extra hours when necessary but you'll be doing it because you want to rather than under the crack of a whip

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

  3. "Excellent company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent team environment to work in. Venn Group has a great new commission scheme with achievable targets and rewards for progression. Opportunities to grow your network through exciting meetings. Great social events and evenings. Excellent support from senior members and peers. Great training programme for new starters.

    Cons

    At this point in my career I feel that there are no cons to working for Venn Group.


  4. "Highly professional yet highly enjoyable"

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

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

    Pros

    Working at Venn provides all of the professional aspects of office life yet it feels like you are working amongst a group of friends. The office is always brimmed with positivity and the support you need to succeed.
    There is no hierachy as such, all staff, no matter the seniority, are always very approachable and always offering advice.
    Venn Group makes a high pressure profession feel like an enjoyable experience rather than a stressful one.
    Plus there is now also the option to take an hour for lunch, allowing staff to do some activities they may not usually have had time for.

    Cons

    The hours are long, however it rarely feels that way.

    Advice to Management

    Venn Group always listen to their employees and are constantly making changes in order to improve. Continue to do this and the staff will remain happy.


  5. "Venn Group"

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

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

    Pros

    Venn Group strongly emphasise the importance of teamwork and cooperation which really helps create a positive working environment - an atmosphere that is otherwise hard to come by in recruitment. New starters are always given the necessary training and support needed to progress their careers, while experienced consultants are given excellent performance-based benefits.

    Cons

    If you're thinking of joining Venn Group, be prepared for a vigorous interview and trial shift period - but it's worth it in the end!


  6. "Great place to work, learn and develop"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great atmosphere in the Bristol Office
    - Team basis means you are always supported
    - Commission structure is excellent
    - Real opportunities for progression
    - Supportive Management

    Cons

    Hours are longer than your typical 9 - 5 but that is very much the industry norm.

    Advice to Management

    Keepdoing what you're doing!


  7. "A steep but enjoyable learning curve"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Consultant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Consultant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Venn Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A strong team based culture that runs rich amongst the office (Milton Keynes in this instance). The ability to share ideas or discuss anything with senior management at any point. Team based commission. Strong learning and development initiatives. Incentive based rewards scheme that credits top performers. The list goes on...

    Cons

    None from my end. Some people may see the hours as a con, but the right person for this job will appreciate that putting in the graft will yield excellent results. If you're scared of working long hours recruitment probably isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep as engaged with your staff as you were with me and you'll be fine.

  8. "Unethical management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Venn Group full-time

    Pros

    Great if you aren't fussed by work morals or treating candidates fairly.

    Cons

    Long hours, no flexibility, unethical management

    Advice to Management

    No


  9. "A great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team support like no other
    commission structure
    atmosphere
    opportunities

    Cons

    Not a con about the company more so about the industry has to be the hours

    Advice to Management

    Make the midlands housing team training a company wide program - something that every new consultant should be doing


  10. "Work hard, play hard"

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    • 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 Venn Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Training programme
    Awesome people and fun environment

    Cons

    Long hours - but its all worth it.


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