NonStop Recruitment
4.2 of 5 5 reviews
www.nonstop-careers.com London, United Kingdom 50 to 149 Employees

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Great Company, excellent training with a awesome company culture and social life

Trainee Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee)
Pardubice (Czech Republic)

I worked at NonStop Recruitment full-time for less than a year

ProsTraining, People, Career Progression, Company Culture, rewarding

ConsAway from family, lots of pressure

Advice to Senior ManagementAfter working at NonStop the training I received I can say that this as not only enhanced my working knowledge of how the recruitment cycle works but also my social skills. The first week I was unsure what to make of the training and thought I knew quite a lot already but I was clearly wrong. I learnt more in the first 6 weeks about recruitment than I had in the previous 18 months. Furthermore I then had the daunting task of learning about the Software Development Life Cycle which I must admit had me petrified. However this was invaluable as it gave me a 100% more understanding of the IT market than 8 months did whilst I was working in the same market in Sydney. This also made me feel much more natural on the phone to candidates. The fact that it took me 7 months to get my first placement in Australia and a little less than 7 weeks at NonStop is a testament to the training that you provided.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great training, great experience

Trainee Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee)
Pardubice (Czech Republic)

I have been working at NonStop Recruitment full-time for less than a year

ProsAward winning training
Dedicated training manager (not just thown in at the deep end)
Regular feedback
Good working environment (great offices with gym and restaurant on site)

ConsIf you are not driven then you will struggle
It can get very hot in the summer
You need to have some external activities - not just going down the pub

Advice to Senior ManagementMore team building events would be good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company with excellent career prospects

Trainee Consultant (Current Employee)
Pardubice (Czech Republic)

I have been working at NonStop Recruitment full-time for more than a year

ProsIf you are willing to work hard then you have a great opportunity to build a career with them
Really helpful with settling into the Czech Republic
Good social lfe - lots of people with a shared experience
Fairly inexpensive to live in Czech
Training is great - but obviously you will need to actually use it to benefit from it
Career prospects are great - the speed of which is down to the effort that you put in

ConsIf you are not willng to work hard - it is probably not for you
If you are not willing to take on the training - it is probably not for you
If you get homesick easily - it is probably not for you

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You need to work hard, but great experience.

Trainee (Former Employee)
Pardubice (Czech Republic)

I worked at NonStop Recruitment full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat Social Life
Nice Accomodation
New Experience
First Class Training
Liked the Management a lot, friendly, approachable and also take the time to find out how you are doing.
They are doing what they say which is 'organically growing'
Clearly a company growing very very quickly

Its either a pro or a con I suppose but I was on performace management and decided to head back to the UK to go into Marketing. I enjoyed it but a lot is expected of you and to be honest, I didn't have the 'umph' that some of the people who joined did. There is people being promoted and once promoted are starting to earn good money, but not everyone makes it at all and they seem quite quick to move on those who don't.

One person I started with has been promoted and loving it, another one has gone back to the UK, was working at a competitor where they weren't as 'on top of you' all the time. Though apparently it makes for a more boring environment.

Would reccomend it to friends but only those who are pretty ambitious.

ConsNot in the UK, unless you are promoted.
Very hot in the summer!
Not everyone makes it.
Don't settle for people being lazy
Its hard work.

For me Recruitment is not easy, nor what people think it is. Is driven by people and although we got quite a lot of training about 'perception' and others. If you don't 'get' people then they probably cannot teach you to do.

They do make you work quite hard, but its the same in any trainee recruitment position.

Advice to Senior ManagementSocialise more with the Junior people.
Explain the earnings process better. People are earning good money but the more junior staff don't know how it works.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting experience for graduates but shocking salary for long hours

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NonStop Recruitment full-time for less than a year

ProsIf you are a recent graduate looking interested in trying recruitment then they are worth contacting Great stepping stone for progressing on to roles with other companies
Training was of a respectable standard.
Requirement for all new starters to learn about their industry which is very helpful for when discussing with candidates/clients
Chance to experience living in a new country
Friendly environment with helpful colleagues
Good social life
Some of the senior management were extremely helpful
The company finds accommodation for new starters

ConsVery target driven role, with unrealistic targets which no one in the company ever achieved
Guidance on how you were meant to achieve these targets generally consisted of a combination put downs and an instruction to "make more calls" even though the calling list had been called through numerous times
Location is essentially a small city in the middle of nowhere, if you're not willing to travel then it will feel like you are living a very isolated existence
Salary is so poor it is unreal, I actually lost money with this job
Many promises were broken
Promotion 1. takes too long (for the salary you start off with you need to be promoted within a few months to start earning commission, otherwise you will not have enough money to afford food)
2. is almost impossible to achieve, a small number of people were lucky enough to be promoted but the promotions only started happening after unhappy staff started leaving
Staff retention is awful, of the people who were there when I was, approximately half have left for other roles, some even leaving with no future role lined up.
Favouritism between the teams, the team which had the hardest roles to fill NEVER received any rewards/extra incentive, however those who worked on much easier roles were often taken out for company paid meals by their line manager despite not achieving their targets
You were EXPECTED to work additional hours with no reward or recompense. Staff were pressured to work from 8am - 8pm every day & to work the weekends / bank holidays with no breaks / lunches - if you did decide to eat then you were expected to do so at your desk whilst working
Atmosphere of do as we say, not as we do from senior staff who regularly would disappear for extended lunch meetings, arrived just before the day started and left as soon as they could most days
The company charges staff a high rent for the accommodation they set up for new starters in comparison to properties offered by private landlords in the area

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your staff a reasonable wage, don't lie when recruiting new employees, be fair with rewards

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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