Hydrogen Group plc Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2020

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Hydrogen Group plc Chief Executive Officer Ian Temple
Ian Temple
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  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. "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


  3. "Great place to learn"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, competitive atmosphere, performance and hard work is rewarded, good commission structure.

    Cons

    Company began to come apart at the end of employment there, tons of employee churn, old school KPI approach, employees not really treated like adults until they prove themselves.

    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thanks for your feedback – I’m really pleased you made the most of the learning opportunities here at Hydrogen, as I’m very proud of the growth mindset we promote. However, some of your comments are inaccurate. Our staff churn in H1 was the lowest it’s been in 3 years! Additionally, we have recently rolled out the ‘I own my time’ agenda to further enhance a flexible and adult working environment. The aim is to drive and promote a culture where productivity and accountability is key, as we empower our staff to progress their careers. Wishing you all the best for the future, Ian

  4. "Learnt alot during my employment"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mentor, training sessions and fun (if you hit your sales targets)

    Cons

    High sales driven settings, if you are not into fast paced and high pressure environment then may not be suitable for you.

    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thanks for your review. I'm really glad you got a lot from your time here at Hydrogen. Wishing you all the best for the future, Ian

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Consultant"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very nice people, team, opportunity to learn and go for training.

    Cons

    always a reason not to progress, too many management changes, 6 line manager changed in less then a year. bad management

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    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    CEO

    Thanks for the feedback and your commitment over five years. I’m disappointed that you've experienced a lot of change in the last year which is unusual as our management team has been very stable across the majority of the business. As you know, I am passionate about people moving their career forward here and it sounds like yours has stalled. I like the fact that you are ambitious, which is why we’ve established clear career pathways and promotion criteria so that everyone knows exactly what they need to do to progress to the next level. I would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and work out how to move forward. Best, Ian

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Excellent company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Very accommodating for flexible working - Clear vision and actions to support the delivery of that - Supportive both professionally and personally - Fantastic people and culture

    Cons

    - Not a defined career pathway for Operations staff however I think this is in the process of being more clearly laid out

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Very Good Company!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I honestly do not get the bad reviews! I've worked at Hydrogen for 4 years and I can say its honestly a very good place to work. Sure a lot has changed but everything that has changed has been for the best. The company clearly has a vision and is doing everything to support the staff to be as successful as they can be. Ian Temple (CEO) is often walking the sales floor paying an interest in how things are going and being very approachable for advice. The work mentality is mature, not forcing KPI’s down people’s throats but supporting and trusting in you to do well. I have had one of the best quarters I’ve had in 4 years and looking around so have a lot of other consultants. I’ve also recently enjoyed another quarterly top billers lunch, which was a brilliant afternoon out of the office. This was something I achieved through the companies recognition of my work outside of billing, such as; winning new clients and helping train some of the junior consultants. I’ve also been promoted and I know I am not alone as there are constant stories of promotions, showing that there are huge opportunities here. I work amongst some of the best consultants I’ve seen in my career, and the culture is just as good as it was when I first joined in June 2011. There is a really healthy competitive environment, not only in my team and practice but across all practices. In 4 years, I’ve made a lot of friends and many are still here. I am choosing to stay because I believe in the direction of Hydrogen and so far I can 100% say that I made the right decision.

    Cons

    There are no real major cons at Hydrogen, as many of the experienced consultants who have joined us often say that they wouldn't work any where else and I think that says a lot. If I have to make a comment then I’d say that Hydrogen’s previous grad schemes’ basic pay weren't something to scream about. But, it’s up to you to put your head down and grab the opportunities when they are presented to you.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "A company with structure and vision. Great workplace!"

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

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

    Pros

    I was headhunted into Hydrogen. What impressed me from day one was that unlike the other recruitment companies I have worked for, Hydrogen did not oversell and underdeliver. It was rather the opposite. They have stuck to their word and from day 1 they have worked with me towards achieving my career goals. This is a highly ethical recruitment business with structure and vision and although we may make some mistakes, they are always for the better. When I look at some of the cowboys out there, it makes me feel proud I work for Hydrogen.

    Cons

    Working hours are longer than industry standard.

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Excellent company with great opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great talent across all teams - Lots of backing for growth, development and to develop your desk - Tight teams - Some very positive changes recently in senior management - I have been here for over a year now and I can honestly say joining Hydrogen has been a great decision

    Cons

    - It's sad to see that there are consultants in the company that do not appreciate the opportunity on offer

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great opportunity (for those who want it)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Taking ownership of your own work is encourage, leading to the opportunity to develop accounts - Strong team culture and friendly environment - Fair holiday allowance (increasing with service) - Support and advice available when required - Good Learning & Development Manager who is very approachable and creates bespoke course on request - Clear communication from Senior Management - Great environment to learn - Ethical workplace - Comfortable chairs!

    Cons

    - Database compliance can be slack, more onus should be placed on consultants to keep up to date - Contracted working hours are the longest I've come across in the industry

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