Hydrogen Group plc Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 23 Jan 2020

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Hydrogen Group plc Chief Executive Officer Ian Temple
Ian Temple
80 Ratings
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  • "Hydrogen invest a lot of time and money into their employees, good training on offer with clearly define career paths(in 14 reviews)

  • "Dynamic work environment with a commercial mindset(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "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

    January 27, 2020CEO

    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

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

    May 21, 2019CEO

    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


  3. "Wouldn't have it any other way"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been in Hydrogen for close to 1.5 years now and am very pleased I chose to carve out a career in Recruitment in this office. The type of support and guidance I was fortunate to be given by the management has built the right foundation for me to be where I am. I first started out as a Researcher with zero experience in (1) Recruitment and (2) Compliance in Financial Services which was what I was assigned to, and my Senior Manager helped build the right footing for me; provided sufficient training and proper guidance before I saw myself consistently supporting him with at least 2 placements a month by my second month in Hydrogen. Both the Director and Senior Manager acknowledged and fully supported my goal to become a Consultant within a year, and it showed through our monthly review sessions where I would be given advice on how to achieve it; the opportunities I was offered including co-managing their jobs and hiring managers; and consistently taking me out for client meetings to get more exposure instead of being desk-bound most of the time. True enough, I was able to get my promotion to become a Consultant with over 36 deals in a year and it would not have been possible if not for the right mentorship and backing from the bosses. I used to think that when it comes commission driven jobs, you are expected to be on your own; it is actually quite the contrary in Hydrogen, as there is plenty of team work not just within SG but beyond into the HK office, and I really like the idea of that. The team would collaborate closely together be it for BD, or sharing candidates across or when they come across job leads etc. You are not exactly on your own, and it also helps when you know you can rely on your managers anytime. The working environment has been really enjoyable - our current team of 10 has really good rapport, and the experienced Consultants are always ready to support or guide whenever required. Due to circumstances in which case my partner is in US, I have been given the opportunity for an international transfer to the San Diego office. The Director and Senior Manager are fully supportive of it and have given me an introduction to a few key managers in the US offices to get a concrete arrangement for the relocation - I am due to start in a month's time. It has been a great 1.5 years in Hydrogen SG, and I am excited for the new opportunities in Hydrogen US.

    Cons

    We are currently on Selective Licensing, which can be rather restrictive to jobs we can do. Will be good to get all Recruiters on Comprehensive Licensing instead.

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    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    April 23, 2019CEO

    Thank you for leaving such a comprehensive review! This is truly wonderful to hear. Wishing you all the best in your move to the San Diego office - there is a really exciting opportunity to be had there. Best Ian

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hydrogen Group"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment with a commercial mindset.

    Cons

    Not people focused enough. 100% focused on sales. Zero work flexibility.

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    Hydrogen Group plc Response

    October 9, 2017CEO

    I'm disappointed that your experience is not in line with the majority of people. In our town hall that we held with London staff last week, feedback was that flexible working is one of the best aspects of working at Hydrogen! I realise that some areas of the business have been slower to change than others, particularly if they are missing their objectives, and can only assume you were in one of these. Good luck for the future. Best Ian

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Reputation in Niche markets"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perseverance, hard work and good work ethics are often noticed and rewarded. Fellow consultants in the office are helpful and cooperative when collaborating. The Operations team is efficient with queries: there is always a solution for any situation. The working environment in Singapore's office allows one to work with different personalities and working styles. Consultants in niche areas are well respected in the industry by clients and candidates. Clients often seek for consultative advice in implementing their own policies.

    Cons

    Hours may be longer than usual but nothing unusual in recruitment.

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    "Great company & culture!"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been working for Hydrogen Legal for over 5 years. All the consultants and senior management across the business are always very approachable and helpful. The working environment is buzzy and exciting and I would recommend Hydrogen to anyone who is looking for a career in recruitment! The training across the company is also great!

    Cons

    As with most jobs the days are long and given the nature of recruitment you might be in the office early and leave late but all the hard work is always rewarded!

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good company!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc

    Pros

    COO in APAC office has a great personality! Energetic. positive and fast paced work environment. Recently there has been more great benefits to be enjoyed by employees. Colleagues are nice and focused on their daily tasks! Good place to be in.

    Cons

    May be abit too statistical when comes to sales and KPIs but understandable as that is the nature of the business!

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    "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    For over 4+ years I've worked in operations and throughout this time I've seen the company go through a lot of changes. Working in a highly-demanding environment can be stressful, however the comradery I experience within my team makes my job a lot easier and more enjoyable. Recently, ops and sales have been seated together and this is creating a really vibrant working environment. For the first time since I have been here the business feels more like a single unit rather than just ops and sales. It has also increased visibility so it’s nice to put a face to a name, especially with the new starters. Great team manager who is very supportive and doesn't micro-manage. Instead, he allows you to grow professionally by putting trust in your abilities and handling situations by yourself, but is still on hand if support is needed. Overall, I believe the company is improving and with a new CEO it will only get better.

    Cons

    Some managers and consultants need to be more accountable and take ownership of there work. Instead of pointing fingers and passing blame, perhaps they should adopt ‘the buck stops with me’ attitude. Operations is equally as important as the sales teams, however more recognition is needed from senior management. Operations has a number of strong workers with big ideas, but the company isn't recognising this fact.

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    "Moving on Up"

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

    I have been working at Hydrogen Group plc full-time

    Pros

    Great team members! working with senior members of the team to help understand the market better showing what you can achieve here at Hydrogen. The training has also been excellent, from our learning and development team to members of my individual team helping you identify ways to improve to ensure a clear career progression is put in place... in a fun but hard-working environment!

    Cons

    Past experience, some management decisions were questionable, and therefore I felt I was maybe kept 'in the dark' about what was happening but after some internal moves we seem to be moving in the right direction! eg.. monthly wrap ups within the team informing all team members what is happening not only in individual teams but also within the whole company.

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    "Avoid this place!"

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

    I worked at Hydrogen Group plc

    Pros

    Good company culture - fun work environment

    Cons

    Middle management have no clue what they are doing! Managers are not trained on people management and have no ability to lead and motivate a team. 'Team Leaders' and 'Directors' are completely incompetent and quite frankly, a bit of a joke. The place is falling apart from the top down and should be avoided at all costs. Long hours mean you are constantly drained, 8.30am - 6.30pm is far higher than industry average!

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