Archer Specialist Recruitment

Archer Specialist Recruitment

About Archer Specialist Recruitment

Archer Specialist Recruitment is a specialist IT recruitment firm.

Archer Specialist Recruitment Services  


Archer Specialist Recruitment provides recruiting services for the following trades and industries.

  • Human Resource
  • Information Technology
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Digital & Creative
  • Software Development


Archer Specialist Recruitment covers these regions

  • Dublin
  • Limerick
  • Belfast
  • Cork
  • Derry
  • Galway
  • Waterford
  • Malta
  • Cyprus

Contact Archer Specialist Recruitment

Office Phone 1+353 1 649 8500
AddressWestland Square, Pearse St, Dublin, Ireland
Archer Specialist Recruitment Review
  • Professionalism - 8.2/10
  • Responsiveness - 7.7/10
  • Expertise - 7.3/10

Archer Specialist Recruitment Review

Archer Specialist Recruitment is a specialist IT recruitment firm.

Offered Services:

  • Recruitment Service

Archer Specialist Recruitment

A huge disappointment!

I got a call from one of their "recruiters" Jack Edward Quinn for an internal role as a Business Development Representative with Archer Recruitment. The first call with him was good, he asked me questions about my current role, experience, etc. He then called me back to schedule an interview with their Director Kieran Tumulty, I accepted the interview and booked the time off from my current role.

On the day of the interview, I joined the Google Meet and waited for 20 minutes for someone to join. I emailed Jack to ask if someone was going to attend the interview or if he would like to reschedule, and received no response. I decided to call him on his direct line, which only resulted in being directed to voicemail after a couple of rings.

With no other option, and a genuine fear of missing an interview and job opportunity, I called their offices and a member of the team transferred my call to Jack. I explained that I was waiting for the Director to join the meeting. Jack presented me with little care or compassion for the inconvenience this far and adopted an unprofessional tone. Jack casually said “Oh the interview got cancelled you did not see my email and the call, sorry about that bye, bye bye" and terminated the call!

Let’s bear in mind that this was a recruiter working for their own employer to recruit for an internal role and not a client of Archer Recruitment. I can only hope that client who retain the services of Archer receive a better service!

I did not have the opportunity to ask if the interview got cancelled for any particular reason or if it was going to be rescheduled. I went to check my email and my calls to see if it was my mistake and to no surprise, I had no missed calls or emails to notify me of the interview cancellation.

I called the office and made this known to Archer, an wanted to bring the lack of professionalism in handling the situation to their attention. Very disappointing!

Jack called back to apologise and came up with the most insignificant excuse that he emailed the wrong person internally (let’s not concern ourselves with the data security risk, although I would have expected they would double check the correct recipient was on an email, particularly when handling confidential information, should Jack have sent an email at all)

Overall, I count this whole mess as a blessing as I certainly would rather avoid working for a company that tolerates an employee treating a potential candidate for a role in such a way. Again, you would imagine extra care would be taken when recruiting for themselves as I was a potential candidate for their organisation!
How is this company getting 5 stars. 1 recruiter sent me an invite to apply for a decent enough role. I replied back that I was interested. Even sent my cv on their website. Useless and lazy with no response back. 0/10
The kings of ghosting.

From a candidate perspective, this is one of the worst recruitment agencies around. Most of my former workmates, recently laid off like me, have had a terrible experience with Archer: applying for a job systematically leads to being ghosted, and trying to reach out to a recruiter for help systematically leads to being ghosted too.

Based on my experience as well as from chatting with former colleagues, Archer recruiters just won't respond to you, even if you send them direct emails or messages on LinkedIn. All other agencies at least send out automated rejection emails, but not them.

This type of attitude makes little sense to me, as I know I'll be very doubtful in the future if I ever see a job posting from them again.

Avoid like the plague.
I recently had the pleasure of going through Archer's recruitment process, and I must say that it was an exceptional experience from start to finish. Archer demonstrated outstanding communication and professionalism throughout the entire process. From the moment I submitted my application, they kept me informed about each step, timelines, and expectations. I totally recommend Archer to both job seekers and employers seeking a remarkable recruitment experience
I had a wonderful experience working with the team at Archer Recruitment. This was for a Software Engineer role and the team was with me throughout the process , giving me as much clarity as possible at each round of the interviews.

A big shout out to Karl Cusack who I worked with for this opportunity. He was on top of all the communications and instrumental in me getting the role.

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