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  1. "Recruitment consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people support and opportunity. Excellent systems and work environment.
    Reward for results.

    Cons

    Results oriented so if you are not prepared to really work hard, forget it.
    Long work hours required to acheive results.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on. When you are green you grow as a great man once said.
    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity


  2. "Recognition for recruiters but nothing for support staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic, results orientated. Motivate you to be driven just to keep up.

    Cons

    Little to no recognition for support staff. Most recruiters and managers are arrogant and will throw anyone under the bus to shift negative focus from them. Having said that the recruiters are pushed to unrealistic performance goals so they have to put in some ridiculous hours. There is little to no work/life balance unless you call working and socializing with no-one but your colleagues and clients a social life.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality, not quantity.

  3. "It's ok at best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to work once know your way around

    Cons

    No clear career path , no training.
    Salary is not high and no benefits that I could see.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "How to wreck a great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talent2 was a fantastic company back in 2010 to 2014 before Allegis took over.

    Cons

    Talent2 sold out to Allegis (an American company) who unfortunately tried to turn a great Australian company into an American company where values, beliefs, styles etc are completely different. They lowered salaries and all experienced consultants, managers, admins, slowly left a company that went from a very low-turnover to an extremely high turnover. Very disappointing to watch the demise of what was a fantastic organisation.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late now. You should have listened at the start Allegis.


  5. "Short review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Winning team and strong track record and brand.

    Cons

    Took hit during GFC that saw change in behaviours


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great clients to work with, great team members.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction, poor leadership, worked very hard with little recognition or benefits.


  7. "Shocking Business - Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Talent2 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many really, other than CBD location.

    Cons

    The company is focused on KPI's for KPI sake - very bottom end salaries, they don't care about their people and it has a massive retention issue.

    Advice to Management

    Resign -

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Too much turnover"

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    Former Employee - Candidate Manager in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Candidate Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good People (Although most of the good people were getting poached left right and centre due to Salary)
    Good Office..?

    Cons

    Culture went down the toilet with change of salary structure & everyone leaving
    Not enough professional development opportunities within the business to upskill

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people. If the office lacks performers, bring in performers. I am a big believer in training people up but if there are no performers left in the office to train or mentor them then it does not exactly breed a recipe for success..


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Talent2 Deserves Zero Stars"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 (More than a year)

    Pros

    I suppose the CBD office is quite nice.

    Cons

    Rampant bullying, clueless management, bottom-end salaries, and a culture that seems to place physical appearance and whether you went to "the right" private schools above skills and performance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some experienced people managers. Clean out the dead wood.


  10. "Turning global"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talent2 full-time

    Pros

    - Good corporate ethos
    - Genuinely caring people

    Cons

    - Feels a bit lost
    - Bottom of market base salaries
    - Heavy micromanagement and KPI driven business
    - Archaic systems

    Advice to Management

    Falling under the Allegis model, the business has a one size fits all approach to management, and that one size is best set up for juniors who need a lot of guidance. Micromanagement will drive experienced recruiters out the door.