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Aspire Reviews

Updated 31 January, 2019
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Pros
  • "Would also hold the management team in very high esteem" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance and locations" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "There's an argument to suggest there are too many mid-level managers here just 'managing' one or two people" (in 3 reviews)

  • "I have been given full training to do my job well, I have strong support from the management, i enjoy my team and working environment" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great management, lots of perks, plenty of cash to be made in a supposrtive environment.

    Cons

    Couple of individuals I didnt like but thats it.


  2. "Unbelievable Database! Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aspire full-time

    Pros

    The database is incredible! Hundreds of thousands of candidates with up to date contact information.

    Good company branding and culture

    Cons

    The culture was good when I started but there is not as much fun things going on as there used to be. Still amazing people working there who are good fun!

    Advice to Management

    Keep adding little perks and treats like we used to as it really makes the difference.

  3. "A company with some nice people but wouldn't recommend working for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Aspire full-time

    Pros

    Bright, spacious colourful office.
    Smart, casual dress code.
    Ability to work from 8am - 5pm unlike many other Recruitment companies.
    Some nice people that you can easily get along with inside and outside of work.

    Cons

    Very very very (can't stress this enough) heavily focused on targets and KPIs to the point where people compromise the quality of the candidates that they speak to/book in for interviews just to boost their points towards their monthly target.

    Managers spend the majority of their working day keeping a close eye on the numbers on their screen/tracking the performance of their individual team members.

    Regular morning meetings every week, which only last around 5 minutes, were purely to provide a run down of each team's performance against their target for the week.

    Lack of clear communication from the management team - was told exactly 1 week before probation meeting that all new starters were required to make at least 1 placement and hit 100 points within their 3 month probation period - was not happy about this at all since 1) this should have been strictly communicated to all new starters at the beginning of their employment and 2) throughout my probation period, I placed 4 candidates (didn't reach 100 points), however, was told that I would not pass probation (even though it is ultimately, the placements that make money for the business). Personally, I feel that there should be more flexibility around this.

    Lack of honesty and transparency from some team members meant that at times, ownership of some candidates were lost.

    Extremely complicated bonus structures, promotion/pay rise policies, policies on ownership of candidates within and across teams.

    Aspire Response

    9 Jan, 2019 – Chairman

    Thanks for the feedback and understand how you may feel that way. We do want to attract target orientated people as without achieving our goals we can help our candidates or find the talent our... More


  4. "great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Director in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GROWTH!!!! room for advancement, great way to get out of your comfort zone

    Cons

    if you're lazy and do not have good work ethic, you will fail


  5. "Good but not worthy ..."

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

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

    Pros

    gud environment ... have fun

    Cons

    no place for guiding ...

    Aspire Response

    21 Dec, 2018 – Chairman

    Many thanks for your comments, intrigued by the 'guiding'


  6. "One of the best places I have and ever will work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A true reflection of their values, Accountability, Communication, Performance and Flexibility. The people are genuine and the management team lead from the front.

    Cons

    Personal development once past Senior Consultant/ Manager is slow. You can get lost in the day to day and feel like a glorified biller.

    Aspire Response

    9 Jan, 2019 – Chairman

    Many thanks and best wishes for the future


  7. "Great company, great culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aspire full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture with friendly, supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Progression paths for non-consultant/talent specialist functions are unclear and seem to be limited

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Regular career development discussions would be beneficial to keep loyal staff motivated and engaged.

    Aspire Response

    21 Dec, 2018 – Chairman

    Many thanks

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspire full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    None to mention here about

    Aspire Response

    21 Dec, 2018 – Chairman

    many thanks


  9. Helpful (3)

    "ASPIRE IS NOT A BPO THEY ARE HEAD HUNTERS OR SCOUTS FOR OTHER COMPANY"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They advertise that they are a bpo company. Please don't get confused by them they are just a small company endorsing applicants to different bpo company.

    Cons

    They comment and answer themselves in this reviewing site. Please don't get confused by them they are just a small company endorsing applicants to different bpo company. If you want to waste your time then go ahead and believe them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't confuse applicants that you're a bpo company. Stop wasting our time!!!

    Aspire Response

    21 Dec, 2018 – Chairman

    Unsure what you mean re BPO company. Have you got the right Aspire? We are 127 people so not huge but not small in recruitment terms. We are a recruitment business specialising in digital, tech... More


  10. "All good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was at Aspire for 6.5 years and it was great. I could not do what I do now with out there training and support- I left as I needed a change but the team, management and support is some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Great flexibility for senior staff not so much on the more mid level side and can be a bit 'cliquey' but in a company that size is not that bad - over all great working environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep saying thank you to your staff and keep up the training

    Aspire Response

    30 Jul, 2018 – Chairman

    Many thanks and best wishes for the future