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Brightwater Overview

Dublin, Co. Dublin
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
€10 to €25 million (EUR) per year


Brightwater is Ireland’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancy with offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Established in 1998, we have an enviable reputation for providing a superior service to both clients and candidates.
We place ... Read more

Mission: At Brightwater our motto is: "Your career is our job". We consistently strive to make our customers the focus of our attention, to understand their needs, to meet their expectations and to provide them with full value through professional ... Read more

Brightwater Reviews

  • "Excellent Brand and lucrative work if you can handle it"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Ethical practices all round both internally and with clients and candidates, Clear and competitive commission structure, large portion of roles called in, excellent brand name on market when doing BD, Extremely competent workforce from back office to board level, understanding and helpful when struggling to make target as long as you are meeting your weekly KPIs. Almost zero expectation to take work home which is rare in recruitment. Personally I liked the formal dress code and felt it helped foster the sense of class synonymous with the brand.


    A lot is expected of you activity wise and in terms of upholding brand name, and you need to be very tough to succeed and stay calm under these expectations. That is as much of a con as you want it to be, for the people who can handle it it means they excel but for those who can't it is a struggle and at times this was hard to watch.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management need more support in learning how to become good people managers as well as just high billers, for their own sake just as much as for the sake of new employees. Stress often filters down and is worsened by a lack of ability to effectively manage juniors and this can (at times) create a tense atmosphere in what is otherwise an extremely well oiled machine that produces some of the best average billings per consultant in Dublin.

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Brightwater Photos

Brightwater photo of: Celebrating - Best Recruitment Agency (Large)
Brightwater photo of: Exciting times ahead for Brightwater's new owners
Brightwater photo of: Celebrating our awards on the dancefloor!
Brightwater photo of: Winners of the Best Recruitment Agency (Large) and the Best Agency Online Service 2016 with the NRF Awards
Brightwater photo of: louise
Brightwater photo of: Barbara McGrath of Brightwater & President of the National Recruitment Federation with keynote speaker and Ireland's rugby coach Joe Schmidt
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Brightwater Interviews



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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Brightwater (Dublin, Co. Dublin).


    I applied online. I interviewed at Brightwater (Dublin, Co. Dublin).Phone interview followed by a face to face interview. Found them a bit arrogant during the process. I would avoid this company

    Interview Questions

    • How much you were billing before?   1 Answer
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Brightwater Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work for in Ireland, Great Place to Work Institute, 2008
  • Best Companies to Work for in Ireland, Great Place to Work Institute, 2007
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