Visionary management, nice peopleThe people at Talent Propeller are great, everyone gets on well and really makes an effort to be welcoming and friendly. It's a small office in Melbourne but relaxed. I've seen people get promoted fast so it seems like there is always oppportunity to move if you are quick to pick things up and prepared to give things a go. The managers have a good vision for the future and are always doing new things so it doesn't get boring.
Not worthy of employing humansThis is not a business that is managed well. The technology is old and clunky and visually unappealing. Half the time it doesn’t function as it should. Systems are slow and no onboarding or training exists whatsoever. Management is very demanding and everything has to happen immediately, in order to prevent customers from realising how incompetent the business and management really are. In the short time I’ve been here there I’ve experienced multiple systems downtime, security breaches and little regard for the well-being of staff or customers. Calls are all recorded, even phone interviews with applicants without their consent. Private staff accounts are accessed such as skype messenger in order to spy on staff. Management have encouraged a culture of belittling and bullying and if you want to see how someone will treat you I’ve been told to look at how people treat their family. The one manager’s sister works for the business and the way in which she speaks to her sibling is simply atrocious. It seems money can’t buy common decency, respect and kindness. Do yourself a favour and give this place a miss. You’re better of working elsewhere and also working with other service providers. This place is going downhill fast. Stop being mean school girls, mature and trust people more.
It wasn’t what I was toldThe work was ok and my peers were nice. The culture was not fun. People would scream at, swear at and belittle others. In fact that seemed to be encouraged as a managerial approach. The dragon lady as she was known would call prospective employees the c word when she didn’t like them.
Sales and coordination in Australia
Cloak and dagger surveillanceThe level of micromanaging and surveillance and spying is on a whole new level. You are required to use your private skype for work and then they believe they have the right to access your account and view your messages. I used my skype n my pc once and from there only on my phone but despite that they saved my password and accessed my account and took photos of all my chats claiming that I used their computer to send the messages so they owned it. I am sorry but if I use my phone to contact your clients does that then mean I own them to? Or drive your car then it become mine to?
The manager ms are clueless about employment laws and privacy laws and handle people however they please. Money is the only thing you all care about and it’s disgusting. You have bad ethos and no morals.
This was literally the worst place I ever worked and absolutely nobody is happy. Trust does not exist, there is no transparency and you will do everything you can to make people feel unvalued and stripped of any power because how dare anyone have an opinion that is different to yours. Your board is a joke. They own so little shares that you get to override anything you want and what you want is damaging your business.
You use people as your personal scapegoats and wil take all the glory and claim all the sales but when people make serious sales you are never around, don’t sing their praises and punish them for their efforts because they got there different to how you would. Your management approach is appalling , uninspiring and not influential. You treat people like things.
Where the rubber meets the road...Great short term contract role to add some resource and grunt to the Finance Team. What I found in the role was at the client interface its all about relationships, prompt efficient service at a great price, making the process of recruiting easy and seamless.
The back end is a different story however with Talent Propeller dealing with multi-national media companies in a competitive almost ruthless environment. It clearly takes special people to manage both sides and that is not for everyone. TP is certainly a company where if you've talked the talk at your interview you need to walk the walk - there is no hiding in this close knit team.