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Venquis Reviews

Updated 12 January, 2019
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Last Role"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Venquis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Seems like a lot of structure, you will come to find this is extremely false, very unfortunate being my first role as a Recruiter

    Cons

    Poor management
    Narcissistic environment which unfortunately encourages sexism and racism
    Bad comission structure also

    Personally would not recommend for a Recruiter looking to break the industry. I have moved to another Recruitment firm offering so much more for a trainee

    Advice to Management

    None. Good luck


  2. "Unpleasant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Social environment
    Incentives on a monthly basis

    Cons

    Poor management
    Expect 60hr weeks with no lunch breaks
    You're only supported when you're bringing in money

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Absolute car crash of a company!"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Venquis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have some good consultants. They usually don't take people from a recruitment background, probably so they won't ask questions and the company can get away with paying them peanuts.

    Cons

    - They are all over the place in terms of their structure
    They will sell you a role that does not exist in reality
    - They don't incentivise their delivery team
    - They pay terrible commission
    - The company has a forever changing structure with people leaving all the time
    - Your goals/targets will be changed on a regular basis
    - The Directors don't have a handle on what's going on from one day to the next

    If you are good at your job and want to progress, don't bother with these guys. They are all over the show.

    Advice to Management

    You need some structure, measurable targets and to value your staff.

    Venquis Response

    13 Nov, 2018 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review, we always welcome both positive and negative feedback as their is always room for improvement.

    We look for a blend of experienced and non-experienced hires. Our... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Only work for these guys if you want to bankroll the Tory Party!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Venquis (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company trip for everyone (including non-performers!) each year.

    Cons

    CEO funds the Tory Party with proceeds he makes from your work. When I found this out I left and joined a bigger, better firm which has less egos.

    Advice to Management

    Change the strategy of the business to focus more on core markets


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Brand, Vision, Culture and People"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Venquis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The training at Venquis was the most important starting block when joining as i was not from recruitment. They not only spend a great deal of money on training which shows, but also they spend a great amount of time in training individuals to go from good to great.

    The Brand and Vision is fantastic. The company knows exactly who they want to be and exactly where it wants to be. This gives a hug platform for individuals to grown and reach personal goals, by supporting said growth and given the opportunity to use the platform to their advantage.

    The people at Venquis are all amazing and was sad to see them go. The floor is open with access to everyone of all seniority. The team leaders and directors really do want you to progress and give you all the support needed to get there and achieve anything you want, as long as you are willing to put the effort in.

    The socials are great, there is a huge team spirit and its a lot of fun. Put in the work and the rewards will come.

    Cons

    On busy times it can be long hours but this is expected and you get out what you put in.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the Vision and keep the culture thriving


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Venquis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Organic Growth - good at spotting talent and growing internally

    Strong future Vision - every member of the company is aware of the companies vision and updated on any changes

    Open door policy with management- flat hierarchy and approachable

    Training and Development - strong 13 week academy training followed by continuous training sessions to develop further

    Cons

    As with any recruitment role you are rewarded for what you put in so there is a hardworking culture and longer hours but you are very well rewarded for this!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the culture and rewarding us for what we do! I have Venquis a breath of fresh air in recruitment and look forward to being a part of the future vision.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Venquis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Customer Focused - Making sure that the client is treated well
    Ambitious workforce and leadership team - growth mentality
    Good commission scheme
    Company holiday for all employees is a great touch.

    Cons

    None really - a big part of the roles at Venquis is sales - will not suit all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the ambitious growth plans and focus on hiring great people :-)

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent 13 Week Training Programme"

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    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 Venquis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Joined the company with no recruitment experience and after completing the training programme and graduating from the Venquis academy, I am looking forward to starting my career with the company
    - Excellent training sessions ran by Danielle, I learnt alot in a short amount of time
    - Was able to have classroom sessions and learn on the job as well
    - Support is always there when or if you need it

    Cons

    Have no cons to report


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not really what I expected"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Venquis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New office refurb recently, specialist in my market and good socially

    Cons

    Recent restructure doesn't seem to be working, inconsistent commission structure and top consultants have all left in the last 12 months. Company vision not clear to it's employees

    Advice to Management

    Although there is a fairly good company culture and the brand is recongnised in the market, to attract and retain the best people management need to make sure they are listening to us and paying people who are delivering

    Venquis Response

    11 Oct, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review, please note that we have an open door policy here at Venquis so if there is anything that you would like to discuss confidentially, we would be happy to speak to you about... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Growing fast"

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Venquis full-time

    Pros

    Love coming to work. Commission scheme is v good. Laptops, remote working, company holiday, all great benefits.

    Cons

    It is long hours and expectations to always improve can be tough BUT that is what i hoped it would be like when i joined.

    Advice to Management

    As business gets bigger continue to make it fun place to work.