Hydrogen Group plc Recruiter Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2020

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Hydrogen Group plc Chief Executive Officer Ian Temple
Ian Temple
21 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn your craft"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management very approachable Reward for effort Great opportunity to learn and make good money from the start Team environment and very good culture Work-Life balance

    Cons

    Small office however this is changing

    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thanks for your review! Best Ian

  2. Helpful (7)

    "Someone please help me! Get me out of here!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Recruitment Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc

    Pros

    you would want to be on a lot of cocaine to fill this section out.

    Cons

    no direction or leadership from management. strategy from the top down is a mystery. salary is flirting with 3rd World territory. and the comms may as well be paid in string. turnover has new meaning here. staff retention statistics would be a funny read. 57 people since i started. there are no ethics in their provision of a service. the job feels like being paid to annoy and harass people rather than improve their careers or the efficiency of the managers we claim to support and "partner" with. the word relationship is thrown around like pennys at homeless people. and the belief that we are providing solutions rather than a glorified theft is bewildering to most people - let alone the ones who work here and have university educations.

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  3. "Great place to grow your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow your career if you are willing to put in the work. Attractive and competitive compensation and commission structure that increases as you progress. Excellent training and unlimited resources are provided to ensure your success. Management is extremely supportive and cares about your development. Great company culture and work environment filled with some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Team atmosphere that motivates you to succeed. Would recommend to any entry level recruiter looking to start their career or an experience consultant looking to take it to the next level!

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind

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    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thank you for spending the time to leave a review of your experience working here. It's fantastic to hear feedback like this! Best Ian

  4. "Fantastic placee to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great training program and company structure, lots of options for promotion and everything is clearly defined from the outset.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of ongoing change, though not unusual with rapid growth.

    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Many thanks for your review. Wishing you all the best in your new venture, Ian

  5. "Great for people with a growth mindset!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's easy to say "all recruitment firms are the same" or that you will deal with the same issues if you stay in this industry, but this is not the case at Hydrogen. The leadership here goes out of their way to ensure the teams are engaged and have tons of incentives. There are clear expectations for success in your role, as well as a pathway to growth. Monthly reviews are consistent to ensure you have the support you need. Benefits are top notch and great work/life balance. They embrace internal promotions and diversity in the workplace. Easy for anyone to succeed here as long as you put in the work.

    Cons

    It's a fast growing company with an ever expanding market. Be vocal on your needs and you will be supported to achieve your goals here.

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    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thank you for leaving such a thoughtful and considered review. I'm really glad to hear that you're enjoying your time here and clearly thriving too! Best Ian

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hydrogen Group Fails."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    I know some reviews may be terrible in spite of the employer but this is not a joke..... Do not work here.

    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thanks for your review. I’m sorry your time with us didn’t work out. Our USA business is going from strength-to-strength and is a business that is offering everyone a great opportunity to progress their career. If you have any constructive feedback, I would love to hear it. Please email me at iantemple@hydrogengroup.com. All the best for the future, Ian

  7. "Great work-life balance and experienced team!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Experienced team that is supportive -Work-life balance -Clean work environment -Laptop provided + other tech nice-haves -Clear goals provided

    Cons

    -In house chef not provided

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    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thanks for your review - it's wonderful to hear you've settled in so well and are thriving! I look forward to watching the whole Austin team grow. Best Ian

  8. "Extremely supportive enviroment; awesome management!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    --The benefits are exceptional. 100% covered; including medical, dental, and vision. --Supportive management; continuously trying to up skill and offers advancement --Close knit teams

    Cons

    Slow learners may not do well here.

    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thanks for your review! It's great to hear you're enjoying it and are clearly thriving here. All the best Ian

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Fantastic Company to begin and grow with."

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Fantastic training with knowledgable staff - Great working environment and friendly culture. As part of your training, it is necessary for you to work your way round the consultants and ask questions, thereby getting to know your team that much better. - KPI's, no matter what people on here say, are simply used as an indicator in the amount of work you are putting in. Unlike other recruitment companies, you are not micro-managed and instead invested in if you are in need of help. - There are no barriers to Senior Management, and even as a researcher, you interact with everyone up to Ian Temple CEO on a regular basis. - Salaries are not Lock-stepped like so many other companies, allowing Hydrogen to be more flexible. - Monthly, uncapped commission is a clear benefit for consultants. - Your voice is actually heard. I expressed that I did not like the method of personal tracking of candidates and my Associate Director sat down with me and implemented a new system which was much more effective. - Contracted hours when I was employed where 9-5 and that was it. It is true of the industry that because of the nature of the work, longer hours are sometimes needed, however, I found that managers would often send you home if they felt the added time was unneeded or was becoming a burden on you. - They are experts in what they do, and genuinely care about the candidates and clients they work with. There are no lies to get information from candidates, no 'sales' style to them, only professional and knowledgable approach to the job. *The only reason I left Hydrogen was because I left the industry, as a company I could not recommend Hydrogen enough.

    Cons

    - Moved around teams often (as I understand it this has now changed). - Often have to work through lunch (comes with the job/industry).

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    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thanks for your feedback - it's brilliant to hear! Wishing you all the best for the future Ian

  10. "Work hard, play harder"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People Challenges Rewards and salary Nice offices Opportunity to grow is massive as long as you put the work in

    Cons

    Pressure Endless micromanagement Working hours High commission hurdles

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