Alexander Mann Solutions Reviews

Updated 10 Jun 2021

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Pros
  • "Flexible working is a key selling point at AMS too(in 123 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance with a good deal of trust from leadership(in 71 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "VC investment drives significant short-term actions & work life balance pressures(in 29 reviews)

  • "Senior management team are very clickly and contribute very little to work load or morale(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great team and opportunities

      16 Aug 2020 - Head of Client Services 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities to learn and develop exist in abundance for those who take the time and are inclined to participate. Hard to find somewhere else that gives you so much international exposure. No agency affiliation also means that the value proposition is different andgives wider career options.

      Cons

      There is a lot of work and for those who don't like to be busy it would be stresful to keep up.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Would recommend

      19 Sep 2019 - Senior Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diversity of work opportunity, highly flexible working environment, focused on quality and innovation, some great people to work with and learn from

      Cons

      UK centric, people processes and systems still evolving,

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Investment needs to be made to improve skills of people managers

      25 Nov 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible opportunities if you are willing to take a chance on a new role or client. Exposure to new roles and client industries is one of the most compelling reasons to join and fast track your career in RPO. There are also some amazing, talented and forward thinking individuals to learn from who are incredible role models, sharing their knowledge and expertise.

      Cons

      Not all people managers are suited or equipped to manage people and should either not be given this responsibility or should be supported and trained to ensure they are living the values of the CEO and creating new managers. Those who are not people managers create significant retention issues for the company and promote the values of criticism and inequality, rather than collaboration and learning.

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      Alexander Mann Solutions Response

      Director of People Capital

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. People Manager development has, and will continue to be a key priority for our business. If you would like to share a bit more about your experience either with me or our Head of Talent Development, please do get in touch. ruth.smyth@alexmann.com or philippa.Williams@alexmann.com

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The company is not as bad as others say it is, but there is room for improvement.

      15 Jun 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You can work for BIG clients. A pro for fresh graduates - you might not need relevant education to start working here. As long as you're confident and have good communication skills you have a high chance of landing a job. Opportunities to take on responsibilities not in your job description. You are free to be authentic and use your skills to your advantage. Compensation is competitive. Mostly no work on weekends.

      Cons

      Training schedules are disorganized. Because they DO hire fresh grads, there is always that question about job matching and quality of output. Upper management need to be more transparent and within reach. Air conditioning is tolerable when there are clients or big bosses in the Manila center. Limited opportunities for promotion. HR department is understaffed and does not provide clear instructions. They also need to review the Labor Laws. Also the company's employee handbook isn't even updated hence sometimes not relevant. Other companies offer better benefits and perks.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor management ability & approach to RPO. Low quality agency approach, cost savings focused at expense of quality.

      1 Sep 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None. Could be the fact they tend to win contracts with some great clients, although poor implementation & management means the potential of this is never realised, hence many clients not staying beyond their initial locked in contract period.

      Cons

      Poor management. Low cost, reactive, agency approach, not a quality approach tailored to specific clients needs. May work in high volume recruitment settings, but not in specialised partnerships. Makes it difficult for internal recruiters with a quality, customer focus to be able to operate in this way and source proactively and become business partners. No understanding of what a solid internal talent acquisition function should look like, or how to acheive this in a way that is commercially viable for AMS. Lean staffing, expect ongoing long, flat out days with no support if requested.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Do not apply to this company!!!

      26 May 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      5 weeks annual leave and purchased leave

      Cons

      They promote themselves in Australia as a global organization and what they really are is a small minded company with very dodgy and unethical practices. During my time I witnessed bullying by senior leaders, favoritism, unjustifiable lack of promotions, salary increases and bonuses. Their motto is 'perception is reality' and their reality is warped. I am surprised that an employee hasn't taken them to Fair Work Australia because their practices and how they get away with treating their staff is abhorrent and no corporate organisation would treat their staff the way they do. They sell a good RPO solution to a client and how their own values align to the clients which is false. I think if the clients knew how AMS treated their staff that worked in site, morally they would not give AMS business. I would recommend any ex agency recruiter wanting to get internal experience to steer clear of AMS an look at other organizations first.

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      8 people found this review helpful

      Alexander Mann Solutions Response

      Chief People Officer

      I was really concerned to read your comments, which does not reflect the culture we set out to create. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this in more detail with you. Please contact me in confidence at sheena.cartwright@alexmann.com Thank you

    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      "Alexander Mann Solutions - where the reviews are made up, and performance doesn't matter."

      31 Mar 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong relationships Inspirational CEO who built the company from nothing to waht it is today Good CSR program

      Cons

      Slow unwilling to respond to concerns & complaints against managers Resistant to change Inflexible unfair reward and recognition scheme Under resourced support functions Bullying culture tolerated Performance is measured on a 1-2-3 basis. 1 = 10% of the company, these people get a pay rise. 2 = 70% of the company, these people get nothing. 3 = 20% of the company, these people get a performance plan. If you have no work life balance and grind away every weekend for the year answer the phone on vacation and work to 8 every night then you might be a 1 If you have a family or a life you will always be a 2

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      9 people found this review helpful

      Alexander Mann Solutions Response

      Global Head of Talent Acquisition

      Please contact me if you would be comfortable discussing further as naturally this is concerning. I am at lisa.forrest@alexmann.com

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Talent Sourcing Lead

      17 Jul 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There's a great culture and almost like a family feel to the company.

      Cons

      Whilst working globally with the organisation is part of their EVP, there isn't much action behind this to support staff in making this happen

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Pros

      The client base is high profile and impressive, unfortunately.

      Cons

      Disconnected leaders and "supervisors", yelling at subordinates and driving fear into the service centres. A truly disgusting, authoritative and aggressive culture being driven out of Singapore and UK into RPO accounts. I was bullied by my manager, who also bullied my team. Poor retention, I had 4 managers in 1 year. Aggressive leaders, nasty culture, intimidating and sarcastic leadership. AMS hires rookies that will not speak up when bullied and threatened.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Global opportunities, interesting company

      30 Jul 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      global, advanced technologies, interesting company

      Cons

      I had a good experience. Sometimes the on site manager do not have much experience.

      1 person found this review helpful
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