La Fosse Associates Reviews

Updated 7 July, 2014
Updated 7 July, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1.  

    A great place to work with fantastic colleagues and rapid career development opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at La Fosse Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The senior management team and CEO genuinely live by the values that they teach as best practice.

    A shared employee ownership model means that everyone is working together and pulling in the same direction.

    You can progress very quickly, both in terms of career development and also compensation. There is a comprehensive training scheme to support this.

    A fantastic office environment (table tennis table, business casual dress code, and a great location)

    Cons

    Hard to say really. I enjoy working here and am encouraged by like minded, motivated colleagues in a high performing environment. If I had to say anything it would be that work life balance can be challenging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing - continuing to lead by example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Setting ourselves apart from the rest. Working together as a team so we all achieve success.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La Fosse Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In the recruitment industry it is very competitive in the past companies I have worked for this has meant that internal competition has gone beyond healthy and has been detrimental to the business. We have internal incentives to have a bit of fun however generally we all work together and there is no us/them culture between offices. We are very well rewarded and looked after. The directors have a strong vision and the employees share it there's a real sense that we're all wanting to head in the same direction.

    My colleagues are some of the best in the industry and quite frankly as a result they keep you on your toes, we are constantly on a learning curve at any level! The graduate training scheme we have now is the best I have worked on with trainees in my career. We use external trainers, our senior leaders, and also newer graduates to the company who have excelled in specific areas to give expertise advice.

    We are a young organisation and as such there are many career opportunities up for grabs as areas are still being defined. You have the opportunity to get on the bus early! Many of our graduates that joined us early on in are now managing consultants! There is a clear and defined structure to become Team Leader and its well within graduates means when they join.

    Cons

    We aren't as well known as some of our competitors in some areas. As we're ambitious and entrepreneurial there is a great deal of rapid change this could be a con for some people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to change and adapt the training scheme.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    wonderful culture and values

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

    I have been working at La Fosse Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really lovely bunch of people. Everyone is ambitious, hard working but they also really care for each other.
    I've never worked in a place like it. We're also trying to give candidates a really good experience even if we can't place them. I think this contributes to the vibe and makes the job much more rewarding.

    Cons

    Everyone works hard and it's difficult to find that work life balance all of the time.
    We are always growing as fast as we can and whilst it's fun it also means that things never stay the same for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on ensuring that candidate care is as good as it can be . Keep on doing everything you do to look after the employees. These are the two things that make the company what it is and if we stay focused on them we will continue to be successful and enjoy what we do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Busy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at La Fosse Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Inspiring Leadership, but not middle management

    Cons

    No Training or development plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce a Training Scheme

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at La Fosse Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    fast growing business
    dynamic sales force
    backed by a well known and well respected individual

    Cons

    structure of business is heavy on the outward facing, lead generation, job flow activity
    not enough consultants placing the opportunities that are coming in to the business
    too many graduates being hired as resourcers for roles instead of existing industry experts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more senior level experienced players within a technical recruitment field, instead of just pushing people through at a junior level. A danger is creating a production line of individuals who are all trained the same way, with the same thought, same strengths but equally the same weaknesses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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