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SThree Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best career move ever made...Love going to work everyday!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in Sydney

    I have been working at SThree full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The training is second to none here. Sthree values it's staff and back us 100%. They invest so much in getting the best out of you. The best thing is that it is organically grown so the career progression is within everyone's reach.
    The management support system is outstanding and they are within arms reach to help...... You don't have that in most global organisations!!
    I would recommend working here to anybody looking to get into a fun but challenging role where you are sales driven and looking for a long term career.

    Cons

    It's a tough gig if you think recruitment is more like hr.
    You need to be patient, hard working, sales orientated, organised and like a challenge.
    It's not for everyone but the rewards are outstanding and the feeling you get when making a deal is like nothing you would get in any other job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An great company to start your career with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SThree

    Pros

    Excellent training, great young and vibrant atmosphere, potential to earn a lot of money!

    Cons

    Intense! Competition is fierce within and outside the company, do or die culture!

  3.  

    Great growth, money, and training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at SThree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meritocracy for promotions, no limit on how quick you can move up. Un-capped commission, Great and thorough training program. Fun culture, but also take work seriously. Opportunity to be client facing right away and be autonomous. Good benefits, over 5 weeks of vacation time. Growing rapidly, lots of opportunity to move up into leadership positions. The things they tell you in the interview are truthful, the management is very transparent about what they offer to you.

    Cons

    No major cons. People are really friendly and care about helping you get better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn cold calling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SThree full-time

    Pros

    High energy and fast paced. In right circumstances can get promoted quickly. Young and fun co workers

    Cons

    With everything decentralized getting paid and commission issues take months to fix.

    If your not in a happening market or are under a manager who is not good you get stuck in an underpaid mis managed night mare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher starting salaries and pay overtime. Also improve overall IT. working on Internet explorer 5 is a joke

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

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

    I have been working at SThree full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    International exposure.
    Salary competitive.
    Nice office.
    Get to see how not to do something.

    Cons

    Lack of structure.
    Don't understand change management.
    Lost their core values in trying to uphold international brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't have everything, what made the company what it is shouldn't have been undone to appear as an employer of choice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant

    I have been working at SThree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money if you get a break

    Cons

    Management

    There reputation in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in relationships with clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Tale of two sides

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SThree full-time

    Pros

    Great ambition, willingness to try new things, broadminded

    Cons

    Lots of jobs for the boys and it's not what you know but who you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just focus on the people that shout the loudest. Look at those that don't shout but do a great job none-the-less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My time at Sthree

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

    I worked at SThree full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, if you work hard you are well rewarded

    Cons

    AT times an inconsistent approach to management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Terrible Management, Total Boys Club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at SThree (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Uncapped commission structure, with pretty decent payouts if you can stack your sales.
    -Great incentives.
    -Young, energetic co-workers.
    -Decent formal training (though the real way to learn is to emulate top billers).
    -We are moving to a beautiful new office.
    -The SThree brands are becoming more and more recognizable in the US.
    -This job will teach you to be disciplined and punctual, and if you pay attention, you will learn a great sales skill set.

    Cons

    -Upper management is completely disconnected from their employees; maybe now that we have had some turnover they will realize how unhappy the majority of us are.
    -They claim that career advancement is completely meritocratic, but several managers have been promoted based on inflated (read: FALSE) numbers. We know you didn't hit your targets, so we don't respect your authority.
    -Total boys club. It can be incredibly frustrating/intimidating/humiliating to be a woman on the desk. Oh, and don't think we aren't scratching our heads over the fact that there are as many women as men at this company and there are still an absurdly low proportion of female managers/directors. (As a side note, and overwhelming majority of the people who recently left were women.)
    -Management will endeavor to learn as much as they can about you, your professional aspirations, and your personal life and use it to manipulate you. They will figure out your paint points and harp on them until you produce or crack. With very few exceptions, these people are NOT your friends, although they do an awesome job of making you believe otherwise.
    -Sales is absolutely a numbers game, but the emphasis on KPI's can be wildly excessive at times. Hint: It also gives away the fact that you don't actually care about us as people, only as revenue producers.
    -The atmosphere has become increasingly unprofessional. If you come in drunk from last nights party, it's not a problem as long as you were out with coworkers (this includes managers).
    -I don't know where to begin with the CEO. Maybe I'll just say that the unprofessional atmosphere, especially as it pertains to women, probably filters down from him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't start showing at least some signs that you will take steps to improve employee welfare, I won't be the only one who starts looking elsewhere...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    SThree Response

    Nov 06, 2014Talent Acquisition Manager

    Many thanks for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear that your experience at SThree wasn't entirely positive.

    I know that our management team cares passionately about the welfare and success of
    ... More

  11.  

    Work you you to the bone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at SThree full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    training
    development
    good commission once you build up a pipleine

    Cons

    KPI's - INTENSIVE
    low basic pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more flexible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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