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If you are young do not let them sell you into Resourcing or Recruitment, they will sell it to you

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Former Employee - Senior Resourcer in Havant, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Resourcer in Havant, England (UK)

I worked at Advanced Resource Managers (ARM) full-time (less than an year)

Pros

everyone who starts work for ARM must go through the Training programme which I must say is good, partly down to they have a good recruitment Trainer

Cons

They miss sell you the role, they have a very high staff turnover, there are a number of employees who are trying to leave. I was sold on ARM's expansion plans and did not agree with their silly KPI's and targets - I started getting depressed as supposed to motivated. Managers don’t do as much as they could, they are constantly on your back asking how many minutes have you spent on the phone to candidates – this is just absurd. Over all, they have some real issues. There are only a very small handful that are carrying ARM on their shoulders and making a success of their careers. If you are currently working for ARM, use it for its training and experience then get out asap !

Advice to ManagementAdvice

change the whole resourcing structure and they way staff are treated. If you are a Manager working for ARM then you are a failure that is trying to make it in ARM.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

5 Other Employee Reviews for Advanced Resource Managers (ARM) (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    9 years - Consultant to Director - good vaules, great support

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Advanced Resource Managers (ARM) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Continual investment - whether over or under-performing. Investing in people who are under-performing is critical, if you don't, then you might as well flush cash down the toilet.
    Increasing geographical spread - gives the company better access to recruitment talent, niche candidates and of course, clients.
    Specialisms - the structure absolutely mirrors the way the marklet is moving. Is there such a thing as IT recruitment any more? Not really, but there is PHP software development, or Virtualisation, Cyber Security etc. they've got this licked!
    Rewards - good commission plans - there are some young people earning good money now.

    Cons

    Portsmouth HQ is limiting - but that means we will just staff out the regional offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's get up North - a NW office is very much needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the worst, not the best.

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

    I worked at Advanced Resource Managers (ARM) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people, for the most part, are a good bunch. There's generally quite a mix, which makes for a good workplace. They do make an effort for the social events and prizes. As far as recruitment companies go, there's far better and also far worse.

    Cons

    Staff are generally treated as cash-cows. If you aren't hitting target you will likely not receive adequate support or guidance to enable you to hit target, other than being threatened with a formal warning or dismissal. The majority of recruitment jobs there are high stress and pressure 95% of the time. There is a constant rotating door of people getting sacked and hired which can make for an uneasy atmosphere - but this is probably common in recruitment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whilst there was some investment in people, and I appreciate that it's a sales oriented business, there was often a tendency to hit the panic button and leave people feeling stressed and isolated, rather than supported and enabled. At times this was due to line managers being under equal stress. It feeds down from the top really - but I suppose that's sales, right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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