This is one big scam and lie from the very first phone call. Ill start with the basics.
Here's what you are told:
1- £12000 salary basic
2- Accommodations arranged when you get there
3- Ability to earn from day one.
4 After 6 months at Czech Republic the ability to transfer to any of the other European offices including London
5- Award winning training scheme
6- Taking on 10 people a month as they have just recently started expanding
7- the commission scheme
8- the location
10- Assesment day
And now the truth:
1- The salary is £822 but you are actually left with £394 a month. Read below.
2- Was told on the phone first month accomodation will be sorted and the following months we pay around £200 a month for an apartment. But when you get there they through you in the rooms which are nowhere near the level of an apartment it's just a room above a bar. For this they charge you 7000czk and then after tax you are expected to live on £394 a month. Which gets paid into a bank account which you have to open at a bank they tell you which just works out to be a friend of the company. Coincidence?
3- B*llsh*t. From day one you are doing surveys just calling pervious candidates to see get some feedback. You cannot make money from day one doing this. Then if you pass this your will be promoted to resourcer. I will go into all that below
4- Nobody on the grad bay or any of the resources has been here longer than 3 months. Infact only 3 people have been here 3 months. So you will get fired before getting close to 6 months and googleing these office you will find they don't or hardly exist. They tell you we have offices everywhere. The Switzerland office is maybe around 4 people max. The London office where they send everyone back after 6 months has around 8 staff there as you'll see on your assessment day.
5- This is the best part. I was expecting an award winning scheme. In fact it's just a fat bloke swearing and telling us how rich he is. Although his attire disagreed with him. He referred to vegetarians as a bunch of gays on the first day which is offensive to both and very unprofessional. The award they won could not be verified as I tried hard to locate this on google and his foul mouth is just irritating shouting at fellow colleagues on just day 2 for asking simple questions. I've received better training in customer service roles and expect this award is totally fabricated.
6- THIS IS WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW!!! To save your time and money. Youre told Recently they have started taking on 10 people a month to expand. NO! If you youtube nonstop recruitment you will find there is a video from Feb 2011 and they have been doing this same scheme since then. So they tell you there is around 100 in the office but really there is around only 50-60. If that there true there would be a much bigger volume of staff but the truth is that they have been taking on 10 people a month for the last few years, make you do all the auditing and resourcing work for the consultants and then send you packing. Literally.
7- so you can earn from day one. And you can be a consultant in 2 months. Hmm, well there are consultants in one corner of the room who will not even say hi to you. My opinion is they have been informed to stay away from us as they are in on the scam. Make us resource all their work and then say goodbye. So how commission works. If you place a candidate, you get . . . . £100 fixed. What a joke. Also it is very difficult to place regardless wether you are a trainee or experienced. While I was there there were 3 people who had been there 3 months, 4 who's been there 2 months and 10 who arrived this month. From all these only one has placed. He brought them around 9000k of business and seen £200 from it on top of his £394. While a consultant took the lion share. People I had spoken to we're dying to come home but literally could not afford to fly home. (ps. Nobody had been there longer than 4 months on the grad bay and also nobody but one had placed a candidate)
8- Pardubice location is really a dead town with nothing to do. There is a couple of bars but this is obviously nothing to do with nonstop recruitment and not they're fault. But they do lie on the distance from prague. They say one hour but really it's like almost 2 hours.
9 Accommodation- like a 2 star hotel in lanzagrotty. They over charge you for it, while first wording it in a way that makes you think its free. After first month you move into another apartment of theirs and have no say on which one. Basically treated like more of a kid.
10- Assesment day at London office. If you go have a look at number of staff and work out how they are sending all the completed trainees back here at end of the month is impossible as there is only 10 computers in the office. Portsmouth and Glasgow offices hardly exist according to google.
They tell you on phone interview you've done really well to get this far but they literally accept anyone who speaks English . But even at my Assesment day there was a few who just about speak English.
Overview is you will be there for a maximum 3 months on £394 a month then you will get sacked. You pay for your own flights so if you use your head you would avoid this scam. Most of the people who went there were like me and had been applying everywhere and using this as a last resort but honestly you will come back in a worse position regardless of your situation.
AND THIS IS WHERE THE WHOLE SCAM MAKES SENSE!!
***The EU Funding***
They receive a fundgrant for every British expat they bring the the Czech Republic which obviously must get paid within the three 3 months you're there so you're there 3 months doing a consultants dirty work before they get their grant and send you home. This is the simple key point and the main factor in my eyes. They say this is a new expansion yet the YouTube video provides key evidence to prove they have been doing this for a very long time.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
Monetary Loss: $800.