Opus Talent Solutions Recruiter Reviews

Updated 20 May 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work"

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

    I worked at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Unbelievable environment - supportive colleagues and managers (we were like a family) -Excellent training (joined the company with no experience at all) -Transparent commission structure and career progression -Crazy incentives (Miami, Vegas, Play Stations, Lunch Clubs, Bonuses, etc) -Strong career progression with realistic targets -Really high standards in terms of dress code, work-ethic, etc -Great culture

    Cons

    -Some people will say long hours ( 8-18, with an hour lunch) but I don't think is that bad, after all, if you're seeking to start a career in recruitment and you're complaining about long hours, you're probably in the wrong industry

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great working culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with great people, strong team environment and culture Ambitious growth plans One of the best commission structures in Bristol

    Cons

    Some of the benefits need to be reviewed

  3. "Opus"

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

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Company culture Working environment Training programme

    Cons

    No cons No cons No cons No cons No cons No cons

  4. Helpful (17)

    "mistake i won't make again!!!!!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    don't have to pay for milk training isn't that bad cracked a smile from a director once, real highlight

    Cons

    have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be a victorian school child?if you have then you will love it here. interviewing was quite fun and met genuinely nice people. then i joined. i was taught to think of myself as scum and to practically kiss goodbye to family and friends. my team lead would tell me every day what his pay check was and how that i will be nothing until I'm earning that amount. go to the toilet if you dare but it will be noted. i will say i was late once, my bus was about 10 minutes late which made us get caught in the traffic getting into the centre where the office is. i sprinted into the office and was met with a shouting from a manager i had never spoken to before and then given a stern warning as well as being made to feel crap all day with constant reminders and cold looks, the conversation went a little like. after deciding he humiliated me enough in front of everyone he took me in a office Manager:are you hungry for this? Me: Yes mr manager but my bus was late ill stay longer and it won't happen again Manager: i don't think you want this Me: Yes i definitely do but my bus was late Manager: i want 100 calls and 3 hours on the phone today please I haven't had the same bus driver since so haven't been able to thank him for such a memorable day anyway i stepped out of the worst time machine in the world and back out into the modern working life and left. which it sounds like most people are planning on doing anyway as no one seems to like it, lunch was fun because you would hear different stories about why people hate the management, the only people that seem to have an ounce of life in them is team leads who are more concerned about sniffing the backside of bigger bosses. hopefully people make it out alive dont interview and don't join. save yourself

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Steer well clear"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Trainees are trained regularly. You get free fruit sometimes.

    Cons

    Management are more worried about their job title rather than the work they are meant to be doing. Brainwash/bullying environment - especially to trainees. Intimidation and open-office shaming is not uncommon. "Company retreat" offered to staff doesn't automatically mean you take care of your staff. They don't mention that you have to be at the company for 4/5 years to be legible. In the same breath the company understands that their aggressive growth focused business model only retains staff for around 2 years... just look at the amount of people who have resigned this year alone. Severely below market rate base salaries with a commission structure that only really benefits £30k/month billers. KPIs in your face all day every day. People adding false data to their CRM to make up numbers out of fear for being humiliated in open-office or by email to your team or even whole office. Hours are 8-6. If you turn up at 7:45 then leave at 6:15 this is frowned upon. Some people would work even further stretch that that and still be treated badly by managers. Someone is the business will probably reply to this saying how "that's recruitment", well it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of companies treating their staff like adults and with respect that produce far better consultants. Company aims and values are pretty much ignored. Made to feel as if you're doing well to achieve 1k pay rises or "car targets" when realistically these costs should already be part of your basic salary. Opus love to shout about how they've won "best company to work for" and all of these worthless awards. They don't tell you that your director stands over your shoulder whilst you're forced to write these reviews, literally.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Elite Recruitment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Recruitment Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Opus Talent Solutions

    Pros

    Great training Good sales atmosphere Career progression

    Cons

    Management skills Work life balance Far too many KPI's, if you are working a job or resourcing and you need to hit KPI's which are irreverent then it's counter productive.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Recruitment consultant"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Recruitment Consultant in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Opus Talent Solutions

    Pros

    Some great people there at the consultant/senior consultant level who are really keen to help you out where and when they can.

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance, if you have a family you have to accept you will rarely see them. If you don't arrive 30 mins early and stay at least 30/40 minutes after you are given a hard time by management. KPIs are ridiculous, you end up doing counterproductive work just in order try to meet them and it's still never enough. Company incentives like holidays and Porches that are heavily advertised to bring talent in are out of reach of moderate billers, only top, established billers stand a chance of hitting them. So many other recruitment agencies out there that can offer the same money and career progression without the poor working conditions.

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  8. "Fun place to work"

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

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've worked at several recruitment companies over my career and had chance to see the good and the bad of the industry. I chose to work for Opus because I enjoy being in a high performance environment, it gets the best out of me and offers good opportunities for progression. Opus are big enough to have a national brand name but small enough to give consultant’s fresh opportunities. I have a market here that Opus have never done before which gives me a great opportunity to win new business and to build a team in my own patch, rather than trying to make money in an area where the best clients are already working with other consultants. There's a great support structure of management and trainers who are always around to lend a hand or offer advice which is brilliant. Anyone who wants to be successful in recruitment will need to work hard in their first year but having that support structure in place means you're much more likely to make it. Benefits are pretty decent, I take a pension, car allowance, private health and I'm booked into the wellness retreat in Tuscany next year. Finally... I'm new to Bristol and really enjoy the social scene at work, playing 5 a side football every Thursday or having a couple on a Friday before heading off for the weekend has really helped me settle in.

    Cons

    Thursday football, I've had some decent bruises. Apart from that you can't really coast or take it easy, but that's one of the reasons I joined as I know that it'll drive me to do more. The hours are decent but it's your own business so if you want to go home at 5pm every day you're just cheating yourself.

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  9. "They aren't as good as they say"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions

    Pros

    Used to be a fun environment. People are friendly, incentives are amazing if you are a top biller. The Bristol office seems fun.

    Cons

    Not very collaborative. People are quite selfish with roles as no cuts or incentives if you pull someone else a role. VERY KPI driven and managers are quite nasty and patronising. Unfortunately it has become an unpleasant place to work. Incentives you will only achieve if you bill over a certain amount. Other companies I am currently interviewing at have a lot more achievable targets to get the same rewards and you get a cut of the commission for pulling jobs outside your market. Training is appalling here!

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  10. "Recruitment Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Opus Talent Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Having come from a recruitment background, I thought I knew what to expect. In my previous company, I didn't do particularly well and made very little money. Coming to Opus, the training is exceptional, they guide you through the steps required to become a successful consultant and it's clear that it works. Rather than a sink or swim environment that is common in the industry, Opus offer continued support and mentoring. Since joining I have started making some serious money, and the facilities in place ensure that this can continue so I can build a very successful career here. They promote heavily internally, they offer generous incentives and trips abroad. These are all enjoyed to the max because it's not just colleagues that you're with, they're mates. The environment is lively, engaging, fun and the managers enjoy a laugh too. We continue growing at an enormous rate; Opus is the company to be with.

    Cons

    To do well you need to work hard. It's not always easy, the hours are long, but the rewards are well worth it. Working for Opus isn't a regular job for regular people, you need to want it. If you haven't got that desire, it won't be for you. if you're money driven, motivated and ambitious, working hard shouldn't be an issue.

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