Hydrogen Group plc Team Leader Reviews

Updated 7 Dec 2016

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Hydrogen Group plc Chief Executive Officer Ian Temple
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Hydrogen have a clear focus - entrepreneurial spirit"

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

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

    Pros

    I recently joined Hydrogen Group to set up a new business. Hydrogen have a clear vision and strategy and I have found most people within the organisation to be highly collaborative and supportive. They are keen to support hard working, mature and entrepreneurial people. Looking to start your own recruitment business without the financial risk then Hydrogen is a great place to do this. Hydrogen's delivery teams are some of the best i have worked with in the last 20 years in recruitment. Hydrogen are actively promoting flexible working, so no need to be chained to your desk for extended hours. Do what is required and it is a very mature environment.

    Cons

    As with any recruitment company there can sometimes be less collaborative people, however the majority are.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wouldn't recommend if you are experienced"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Team Leader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc

    Pros

    Not a great place to work, highly KPI focused, logging call hours etc. They hire a lot of graduates in a sink or swim model and the KPIs are probably a great training ground for them however they then use this model for all levels of experience.

    Cons

    The hours here are the worst I've ever seen, 7 am start and 7 pm finish. If you have a few years' experience, they don't pay great. £40k cap on a team leader role. there is a 2% team leader team override bonus, you have to also be working as hard as your team even if you have day to day management responsibilities and your relationship with your current contacts will count for nothing. Don't waste your time here unless you want an entry level job.

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    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    Marketing Consultant

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Hydrogen. I am disappointed to read that your experience was a negative one. As a company we do our utmost to ensure our staff receive the best training and support to be successful within their roles. Admittedly the company has undergone a number of changes, however there are a handful of comments in your review that I would like to address. Throughout the company’s history it has never been mandatory for our staff to work from 7am to 7pm. The recruitment industry can consist of working long hours, especially if clients and candidates are based globally. However, our sales staff are contracted to work 45 hours per week. Some members of our sales staff choose to work longer hours to meet their own set deadlines or converse with clients and candidates due to the different time zones, but this is not a company requirement. In regards to our team leaders’ base rate salaries, we pay in accordance to our salary bands. Therefore, our team leaders receive salaries commensurate with their skills and experience. We also make it a point to further reward our employees with competitive commission rates, so that their work is recognised; regardless of their level of experience. Finally, our graduate hiring scheme is and continues to be a success; with many graduates going onto to be some of our top billers. Not only do we hire top-rate graduates, but each practice’s team leaders work closely with them to support and help grow their careers in an ambitious and proactive working environment. If you do wish to further discuss your experience at Hydrogen, then I am more than happy to speak with you. Please feel free to email or telephone the contact details below. Stephanie Murtagh Associate Director - Life Sciences 020 7002 0086 / stephaniemurtagh@hydrogengroup.com


  3. Helpful (5)

    "A great home for ambitious recruitment professionals"

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

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit. Management are not afraid to really back top performers and a completely meritocracy culture. Highly rate new CEO Client and candidate focused and not KPI for KPI sake Good commission structure for high performance Strong team ethic and very little ego centric recruiters Great fun. Various incentives, people generally make close friends during their time here and it is in general a very welcoming and warm company

    Cons

    CRM still needs a lot of tweaking Senior management trying to change / implement too many things at once with little follow up or purpose Lack of structured personal development plans, especially for experienced staff

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Tough times, but coming back stronger"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc

    Pros

    There have been a number of changes at the company over the past 12 months, but this has created a much leaner company full of top quality recruiters with clear career paths in an environment which offers numerous opportunities as the company is now in heavy growth mode. It now has the right people in the right roles (the new CEO is a breath of fresh air), in the right markets and has embarked on it's next stage of development. IF you've got the stomach for it, you will fly.

    Cons

    The environment has become more demanding now as the quality and results per head has increased. Not a place for someone who wants to hide. Also, not for the change-averse. Hydrogen will make the changes they feel need to be made.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Rewards high performers very well."

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

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc

    Pros

    Fantastic rewards and incentives for high performers including a clear un-capped commission scheme. Most of my colleagues and I get on very well and I would consider them to be friends. Good opportunities for career progression from graduate level to team leader and above. Structured and thorough training at the junior level. Very supportive of flexible working arrangements for proven high performers.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency between what good looks like between different areas. Some parts of the business seem to tolerate low performance and lack of bilings/delivery and this can negatively impact the whole business.

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