Hydrogen Group plc

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Hydrogen Group plc Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
53 Reviews
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  1.  

    brilliant. best time of my life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    culture is fantastic. everyone is encouraging of each other. training is the best for starting a career in recruitment.

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO needs to step down and let the COO take over

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Recruitment Consultant (Singapore)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunities to think for yourself, be entrepreneurial and get rewarded for it
    - After a a few wobbles, now a great culture with everyone here focused on getting on, providing an excellent service and making good commission
    - Strong management team who provide real leadership who are not afraid to make changes (particularly here in APAC)

    Cons

    - The IT systems are poor although not so bad it really slows you down
    - Basic salaries are not that great, however the commission scheme is excellent so if you don't back yourself to be a strong sales person then best not apply (but if you do, then do!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit the recruitment system installed last year is not (yet) fit for purpose and spend the money in getting a project team to sort it out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    dynamic, professional, fun, ambitious, growing, open. Company is evolving and going through growing pains to do better.

    Cons

    process, communications, training, employee engagement, plc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - improve operations and business processes
    - timely update and comms from senior leadership team
    - more regular trainings session to upskill consultants
    - improve employee engagement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Forward Thinking

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ambitious, professional, good L and D in APAC, innovative..

    It's a fast paced environment and is a fair business to work for. They have navigated difficult change recently very well.

    Cons

    Lacking sometimes on the communication side of things but this has improved. Can be a bit pressured. That said they are moving to a more consultative approach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the communications. Don't be shy about the achievements this company has made

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't listen to the moaners - Decent working experience, company going somewhere at last

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Commission scheme
    colleagues
    working culture is now much better, they are really making much effort to improve this
    Opportunity to earn high commission if you working hard
    The company is on a real good journey and doing well in the market

    Cons

    Poor IT / database gets annoying sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyable experience so far...

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

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Teams all get along well
    Good training structure

    Cons

    Long hours so can be poor work/life balance
    Some teams seem to have much better training in place than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good vehicle - bad drivers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    Strong CRM system which they spent a lot of money on & incentive trips.

    Cons

    Management is poor. Lack of tangible interaction with the staff. Expect you to make money, rather than help you to develop, learn and be successful. Not a meritocracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your hands dirty, be involved with the staff at all levels. Show integrity. A total reshuffle could do the trick.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company fell apart in 2014. CEO should resign to let a more capable Leader take over

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not many! So many good people got out last year when it became clear that the senior management team had lost the plot and started panicking with mass redundancies and a soviet style purge of management

    Cons

    Crap IT really makes it hard to do the job properly. Database a total joke really difficult to find CV's on and lots of your colleagues out to rob you of jobs if you're not on the ball.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO should resign. His style of management is out of date and limiting to the business. Senior management should get out of the 4th floor bunker and start leading on the floor again!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ambitious young and energetic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great chance and opportunity to grow your recruitment experience. Great incentives trips. Managers trains and advices new recruiters during probation periods to speed up their development.

    Cons

    Benefits are not the same globally, unlike their incentives. Lack of staff retention programmes. Need to address employee engagement activities so consultants are able to work well together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at staff retention and thought leadership pieces.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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