Clinical Professionals
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www.clinicalprofessionals.co.uk Reading, United Kingdom 50 to 149 Employees

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Brill!

Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clinical Professionals full-time

ProsThe team; it really is a great environment with so much energy & ambition. We are all focused, & trying to achieve the same things, as a team. The two offices work really well together, & the senior management is knowledgable, supportive & approachable - I can't fault them
The opportunities; career opportunities here are amazing, if you do well, you will progress. But also, working for Clinical Professionals mean that as you progress, you learn "the best way" to work in recruitment. The quality standards are very high for the 360 recruiter, but also as you work your way up the ladder, leadership skills & management styles are taught to you that are of equally high standards

ConsRecent reviews on glassdoor that are based on untruths & come from disgruntled former employees that are simply "throwing a mood".

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. This business is only going to get better & better, I can see it happening. It's already developed so much since I joined

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great opportunities for hard workers!

Resourcer (Current Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

I have been working at Clinical Professionals full-time for less than a year

ProsI have been at clinical professionals for a short time and can already see it has been the best decision I have made so far in my career. Having come from a completely different background, I was uncertain at first if it was going to be the right career move, but can definitely see the opportunities that are available for me here if I put the hard work in, in which I’m going to do! The hours are long but I find the day goes quickly and I am always busy, and we get a good hour for lunch in which I like to go for a walk or lunch with my fellow colleagues which is great. Everyone here has been really friendly and supportive, and the thing I like most is that everybody is pleased and happy when we get a placement, and we even do a mass office Mexican wave which is brilliant as it really gives the consultant a boost in morale that they have done well. I hope to stay here and progress with the company, and of course, do well so I can make the money!!

ConsPossibly starting at 8, but I have got used to that now so isn’t as bad!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going, it's a great company to be part of!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a great company - do not recommend

Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

I worked at Clinical Professionals full-time for more than a year

ProsGood training.
Good social scene.
Few good managers.

ConsPoor management structure.
No real guidance or support.
Upper management was unprofessional on many levels.
Poor pay & benefits.
No progression.
Management turned a blind eye to unprofessional behaviour in the work-place.
Poor reputation in the industry.
Take advantage of young employees/fresh grads.

Advice to Senior ManagementBoth the recruitment and pharmaceutical industries are places where everyone knows everybody - treating your staff with respect usually will help you in the longer term. Unfortunately it might be too late for Clinical Professionals to turn it around with many of their ex-employees now working in-house at the companies who they are trying to get business from.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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What a team!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clinical Professionals full-time for less than a year

ProsI joined the business last year having interviewed at several other agencies. I chose Clinical Professionals as the development and support program was the best offered in the market and I wanted to join a fast passed growing business. The initial training course which covers Candidate, Client and Job management as well as a comprehensive overview of the Pharma industry was delivered with detail and passion by the management team. I had a logbook which covered off my first few months with the business which enabled me to track my development and progression. The career path is very structured and after my logbook, like all of the recruitment team, I now have quarterly reviews and a PDP which will is tailored to my development and career goals. As the business grows the progression opportunities are endless, which is great for me as I know I want to progress - I'm just not 100% sure into what yet! There is a lot of process within the company with regards to the way we recruit, how we manage candidates, KPIs etc, more than I have been used to - but I can see the processes are there for a reason, as Clinical Professionals operates in such a competitive market, the processes seem to be constantly evolving to ensure we are consistently a cut above our competitors! The process also enables me to earn that well deserved commission!! The social side of the company is amazing, (allowing me to spend the well earned commission!) with a fat cats club for the high achievers every quarter, dinner and drinks!

ConsI have seen a few people leave since I joined, but no-one that was 'top of the board' so to speak. In my experience in recruitment, if people can't hack the pace and they are failing, they move on to what appears to be greener grass! They can watch us grow from the side-lines!!

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the top performers and keep going with the training and development program, its a brilliant culture, full of drive, competative spirit and shared learning. I'm glad to be part of it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Succession and Success

Manager (Current Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

I have been working at Clinical Professionals full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI've been at the company for a number of years and have watched it grow from a small business into a real player in the market with a pan european prescence. When i arrived here I had some sector experience within the Pharma industry but really wanted to become functionally specific and work within one arena to build and develop a network.
I have received some fantastic training at Clinical Professionals and the great thing is that it is ongoing. I am constantly learning. It is fair to say that I have been a successful biller here but the reason i enjoy my job relates much more to a really great working culture and a real desire to be the best in industry. The company strives to acheive long term relationships with its clients and it has acheived this via successful delivery and by being genuinely consultative to our customer base about specific markets.
There are a great number of people in this business who have been here for 3 years + who are genuine knowledge leaders in their arena. It is fair to say Clinical Professionals requires and demands that its employees work to the highest standards, work in an ethical way and are able to embrace change, it is a fast growing constantly evolving business.
Those who are unable to keep pace or are not able to keep up with the demands of the business have struggled and ultimately the unsuccessful ones may jump on a website like this and add negative feedback. The fact remains that this business is in the fast track 50 for a reason, it has quadrupled in size and revenues through a recessionary period for a reason and employees who are successful are still here for a reason. Clinical Professionals attracts the best recruiters in the market, from a graduate to a more senior level, the training is second to none and successful employees are looked after.

ConsThe constant growth means we keep having to get bigger offices!

Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture here is great, let's not lose that as we grow!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Market leading business with still more potential...

Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clinical Professionals full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI've worked in a couple of recruitment companies in my career and it's fair to say some have a very much 'boiler room' approach and didn't put emphasis on quality and long-term relationships with candidates and clients; it was much more a transactional 'here and now' revenue focus. I joined Clinical Professionals for many reasons, I was not actually even looking for a role at the time, but the talented individuals working there were so passionate and the owner of the business had a great vision. Since I joined I've progressed to a senior leadership role and have also worked on a wide range of different projects. No day is the same and it's very challenging but I thrive in this type of environment. I don't notice the longer recruitment hours anymore at CP as the people here are truly great, very talented and fantastic fun! I work for a very passionate and driven leader now who is so supportive and nurturing, giving us constant training and investment so we can continue to develop - I like learning! We also have a talent development team who are dedicated to training and development and genuinely care about ensuring this happens. It's a meritocratic environment - good attitude and hard work are rewarded - many have had fast track promotion because of their results or won quarterly incentive schemes.

ConsReading some of these negative reviews makes me quite sad as I think most of those concerned unfortunately were not successful in their roles, or it wasn't the right environment for them, but there are many long-standing members of staff who have been very successful, and I am glad to say also some newer members of staff who show great potential who I can't wait to see progress.... Yes recruitment is long hours and demanding, but you can't have a better chance than in our niche sector with the leading independent business that invests heavily in marketing, advertising, etc., and with a great career path and support/development structure.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focussed on the positive changes you are implementing as the benefits are already showing, then expand further! Keep listening to staff via the Consultants forum and open door policy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I love my job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Clinical Professionals full-time for less than a year

ProsSince starting at Clinical Professionals it was quickly established this was a company I knew I wanted to stay. The support you receive from your managers, MDs and peers is second to none and there's no problem they're not happy to help you with. I enjoy coming in to work and leave feeling like I have achieved something great every day looking forward to the next. No achievement (little or large) goes un noticed and there's always encouragement and acknowledgement from my manager :-) the commission structure is great and I like working for a recruiter where the candidate is valued just as much (if not more) as the client.

ConsI have none, I love my work, the people I work with and the fact that everyday no matter what problems may occur I leave feeling like I am fulfilling my potential.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work :-)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Seem to invest as lot of time in training

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clinical Professionals full-time

ProsGood training and a business that is growing fast

ConsThere can be change, much is also a Pro!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A real eye opener

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Clinical Professionals

ProsSome of the people (non management) were great to work with.

ConsTo enter Clinical Professionals, please leave your ethics at the door. Expectations are unrealistic and lead to poor recruitment practices. Management are pretty useless, if you are looking for support then I suggest buying a sports bra as this would be more useful. How a firm that professes to provide its customers with excellent service can treat its own people so badly is a mystery. Training and promotion are pretty much non-existent, and commission systems are mind boggling in order to essentially rip you off. Hours are long even by recruitment standards and offer no flexibility. You may work through your lunch break thinking you are putting in extra time, but that 5 minutes you were late this morning will be what goes on your record.

Advice to Senior ManagementAny advice you give to management is disregarded so why waste the time?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible experience. Don't go there.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Clinical Professionals

ProsSome nice people who wanted to do a good job.

ConsWorking at Clinical Professionals was a constant struggle.
Management were completely non supportive, no consideration was given to less trained members of staff. Promotion was at hoc and it seemed that having a strong relationship with the owner provided more opportunity for promotion than anything else.
Often the size and capabilities of the company were expanded beyond the actual reality of the situation. Bids and tenders were often completed with some sort of fairytale image of the companies abilities.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell quickly. You can't handle it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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