SThree Reviews

Updated 17 September, 2014
Updated 17 September, 2014
38 Reviews
4.0
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Work you you to the bone

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

    I have been working at SThree full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    training
    development
    good commission once you build up a pipleine

    Cons

    KPI's - INTENSIVE
    low basic pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more flexible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, terrible management

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

    I worked at SThree full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The training here is exceptional. Many of the people I worked with were lots of fun, and the atmosphere that created was evidently youthful. The experience gained from this job, is invaluable, on many levels, and will take you far in your next role - given you stick with it for long enough to be able to use it usefully.

    Cons

    Along with a youthful atmosphere, came pettiness and unsavoury, childish behaviour. Work-life balance was non-existent, and any attempt to have some was often looked upon with disdain by senior management. The management structure meant that people who were good billers, often automatically became managers - the two do not necessarily go hand in hand. The career pathways are limited and stringent. Be prepared to go into a full dog-eat-dog environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    dba

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

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

    Pros

    good work ethics, felxible work hours

    Cons

    low salary, odd work timings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Energetic Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SThree

    Pros

    You get to work with dynamic people that are excited about what they do! Great benefits, PTO, uncapped commission!

    Cons

    It's a tough industry to break into, and you have to become an expert in your market very quickly

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great training ground above and beyond any other recruitment company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at SThree full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training, incentives, likeminded people, everyone is motivated, work ethic, work trips, unleashing your potential. Great company all round for a graduate. International mobility is encouraged. Great for a management career

    Cons

    Not the best pay, also management bonuses are low. Also its a PLC so you wont get rich as they have already had their IPO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the best staff before their heads get turned and they join a competitor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company should endeavor to value their human capital and embrace diversity and fair employment practices

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

    I worked at SThree full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International career opportunities, great pay and perks for high performers. Leadership and work culture that believed in working hard and play even harder

    Cons

    Promoting the best sales person that may not necessarily be cut out to be a good leader. Some what disturbing employment practices in compensation and rewards that may be deemed discriminatory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace diversity. Walk the talk. Stop with discretionary practices which are often being viewed as being discriminating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Really excellent employer, best training!

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

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

    Pros

    Great support across all levels, Directors are happy to help with issues and give training on a regular basis. As with all sales environments, there are targets but they are achievable with an organised work load. Have been here for less than 6 months and already qualified for three incentives, without prior experience in my team.

    Cons

    None really - can be noisy but what do you expect from a sales floor?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to learn the ropes

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

    I have been working at SThree full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incentives, resources, training and atmosphere. Also office locations.

    Cons

    Having your voice heard. Not sure this place is a genuine meritocracy. Senior management is clicky and old school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to what you promise and reward those who give their all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have only been with the company for 2 weeks, but I love it here already!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resourcer  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Resourcer in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Extremely supportive environment; questions are welcomed and encouraged. Young, vibrant office atmosphere that knows how to work hard and have fun. Managers treat you as peers, and everyone is valued. Excellent opportunities to move forward within the company, and training is top-notch.

    Cons

    Haven't come across any thus far! But if you are not fully committed to working hard day in and day out, this company may not be for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people, boys club management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part of Internal IT Team  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part of Internal IT Team in London, England (UK)

    I worked at SThree full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -) There are some amazing people.
    -) Support services team are professional, well organised and very customer focused.
    -) Not afraid of change.
    -) Work hard, play hard mentality.
    -) High profit margin market sector.

    Cons

    -) If you are "in" with the management, you are sorted. Pay is demonstrably linked to being a chum rather than because you have done great work.
    -) Some serious Ego's are flying about in the senior management.
    -) Some of the highest level seniors readily take the very public credit rather than passing it on to the great teams who made it happen.
    -) Most of the best people have now left or are looking to leave.
    -) Recent change of CEO considered by many as a real demotivating step. He has a solid reputation of being verbally aggressive towards staff and not willing to listen to others. When the email announcing that he was taking up the role there was a wave of sighs, groans and exclamations from across the office floor.
    -) Prehistoric technologies being used.
    -) Employ people who specialise in technologies/areas then management appear to completely ignore and disregard their advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -) When things go well share the credit.
    -) When things go badly, don't immediately look to farm out blame on to others, especially in your own group. Succeed as a team, fail as a team.
    -) Learn to recognise when something is going wrong and don't be afraid to make the tough decisions, rather than simply trying to blag it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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