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McGregor Boyall Associates Reviews

Updated 3 July, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company with great culture and exciting growth plans"

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

    I have been working at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company with strong values. Hard working yet fun and sociable, collaborative environment. Approachable management team and very hands on CEO who can always been seen walking up and down the office and having a chat. Some exciting expansion plans in the pipeline. Excellent training and development programmes for Consultants from the Graduate Training Academy all the way up to Leadership and Management Development. Strong brand in the market and passionate about Diversity and CSR.

    Cons

    London offices in particular are very dated. Working hours are a little archaic.

    Advice to Management

    Consider establishing a Staff Council to ensure regular feedback to management.

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    5 Jul, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment? - MBA is the place for you"

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

    I have been working at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people
    Relaxed yet proactive environment
    Great training for new starters and people without recruitment background

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about as of yet

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    14 Jun, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for your review!

  3. "Good Environment - If you are on the right desk"

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

    I worked at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time

    Pros

    - Nice colleagues around you, but careful not to touch their market space.
    - Not like SThree type recruitment, no KPIs for phone calls.

    Cons

    - Poor commission structure on the lower tiers.
    - Poor management

    Advice to Management

    Take issues within inner team bullying seriously, and if you see senior management being overly cruel or critical take action.

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    5 Jul, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We take any accusations of bullying extremely seriously - your review will be passed to the CEO directly. We wish you luck with your future endeavours.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great all round company to work for"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people, good training processes for new members, very strong client base.

    Cons

    haven't come across anything negative out of the ordinary

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    26 Apr, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a positive review!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time

    Pros

    1. Great work vibe
    2. Approachable CEO, MD and Directors
    3. No KPIs
    4. Encouraged to manage your own time and work independently.
    5. A array of clients to work with - from large Financial Institutions to Commerce and Industry.
    6. Constant involvement in company growth
    7. Ideas are always welcomed and encouraged
    8. Great commission structure
    9. Incentives are fun/abroad trips.

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    -

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    26 Apr, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for such a lovely review! We really appreciate your feedback!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment Consultant Review"

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

    I have been working at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Structured Training
    - Competitive commission structure plus other perks
    - Enjoyable working environment
    - Achievable promotion structure from associate to consultant

    Cons

    - Hours are long and work/life balance can be affected if commute is long. But other than that, there are no issues with the firm itself at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None of note.

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    26 Apr, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you want to work in recruitment - it won't get better than MBA"

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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 McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Invest in promoting and developing current employees
    - Great Client database
    - Well known name - 30 years of experience
    - Clear targets / milestones for promotion
    - Achievable KPIs
    - Approachable management
    - Grown-up culture
    - BIG rewards (weekends away abroad / days out etc)

    Cons

    - The office would benefit from a 'facelift'
    - No 'small' perks offered by other recruitment companies like early finish Friday for all / fresh fruit / breakfast / monthly massage / office personal trainer / laptops etc

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    26 Apr, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for your strong feedback - this has been passed to our Senior Leadership Team for review. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review!

  8. "needs some fresh ideas at a leadership level"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great brand reputation and strength in core IT recruitment

    Cons

    lack of ambition to diversify its offering

    Advice to Management

    allow for more creative thinking to grow.

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    4 Dec, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your insight and wish you the best of luck with all you aspire to achieve.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "So much potential but..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant/Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant/Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-established, good client relationships, great location

    Cons

    Problems with culture and a senior management falling well behind modern working practices

    Advice to Management

    McGregor Boyall is an organisation with a rich history and some tremendous clients but it is mired in old-style working practices and a senior management who believe in authority rather than autonomy and struggle to allow themselves to empower their staff.
    When I joined the organisation some years ago they appreciated the need for flexibility and a good work/life balance. However, they have gone backwards in that attitude over the last couple of years, in contrast to the rest of the market, and risk being left behind as the best people will find other employers who allow them to thrive and are not scared of allowing them the freedom to do so.
    Additionally, a tendency to promote 'yes-men' into the most senior positions means their is no diversity of leadership - everyone hums the same tune; even if it is discordant. Adding people with intelligence and the balls to challenge the owner would probably benefit the business.
    Overall I had a good time at MBA but, unless they ask themselves some tough questions, I fear the writing is on the wall. And it ain't saying anything nice!

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    4 Dec, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate your feedback and have passed them on to the senior management team. We highly value our people and significantly invest... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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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 McGregor Boyall Associates full-time

    Pros

    Massive & Diverse client base
    Very reputable name
    Ability to dual desk
    Strong Commission
    Business Development Opportunities / taking ownership of your own desk
    Strong incentives & personal development plans

    Cons

    Senior Management need to reinforce & be more strict with KPI's & SLA's

    Advice to Management

    Don't carry underperformers!

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    2 May, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your positive feedback and for taking the time to leave a review! Your comments have been passed onto the Senior Team for review. We wish you luck with your future endeavours.


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