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Roc Search Overview

Reading, England (UK)
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
€25 to €50 million (EUR) per year
Austin Fraser, Premier Group Recruitment, GCS Recruitment
Roc Search Ltd is a leading IT and Engineering recruitment consultancy. We have an established reputation for quality of service and the ability to deliver to both high volume and specific niche requirements and we are dedicated to providing a high quality service to both ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to continuously provide the highest caliber people.

Roc Search Reviews

  • Helpful (3)

    "Immoral"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Management in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice looking offices
    Fun Incentives
    Relaxed dress code
    Basically all the same shallow, on the surface things every other recruitment company offers

    Cons

    Zero flexibility
    Micro management
    Weak benefits
    Irrational, short tempered and emotional owner
    Inconsistent management of family members within the business
    Immoral recruitment practices - in particular the FOCUS CALL.
    The focus call was a practice widely used at Roc Search when a candidate they are working with has multiple offers (for example). They will ask a colleague to call their candidate and pretend to be from another agency and bad mouth the other roles and/or companies in an attempt to persuade them to accept the offer that Roc Search has got them. They also use this technique to try and persuade candidates that they know are against their own candidates for the same job to try and ensure they do not accept an offer. There were different scenarios around the same technique to extract information or to try and mean their deal went through using deception. This type of activity is immoral, unethical and happened daily during my short tenure at Roc Search and ultimately the main reason for me resigning after just a short time at the company. The focus call was often at the request of senior management and the owner.

    Advice to Management

    Be ethical
    Let managers manage
    Get over the fact that nice offices and a beer fridge are not unique

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Roc Search Photos

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Roc Search Interviews

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    Marketing Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Roc Search (Reading, England (UK)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was three stages. I initially had an informal chat with one of the Internal Recruitment Consultants who asked me questions about my experience and goals moving forward.

    She put me forward for a first face to face interview with the Marketing Manager. This gave me a change to highlight my experience and for her to run through the job spec to ensure i was clear on the role and responsibilities.

    The last stage was a second interview with the MD where I presented a marketing strategy for the next 2 years.

    The whole process was extremely professional and the communication with the Internal Consultant was excellent. I had a job offer within 2 hours of leaving my second interview

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Roc Search Awards & Accolades

  • Best Temporary Consultant, Global Recruiter, 2015
  • 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, Sunday Times Best Companies, 2016
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