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Testimonials

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Client Testimonials
  • Sharon Richardson

    I have utilised the services of Kennedy Reid both as an Employer and a Candidate. All my dealings with the company and Amanda in particular have been fantastic. She is committed to her candidates and makes a concerted effort to get to know the markets and what individual Employers are looking for, making sure that she finds the right match.

    Sharon Richardson, Assistant Claims Manager
    Accident & Health International Underwriting
  • Brett Germon

    We can always count on Mel Agnew to deliver customer service professionals. Mel is super-responsive and always makes herself available to help meet our needs. I’m also loving the new look website, it’s so easy to navigate, clean and simple.

    Brett Germon, Team Leader, Sales & Service
    Chubb Insurance Australia Limited
  • Hannah Lewis

    Grace assisted me to source employment in the life insurance sector. I’ve worked with many recruiters as an employer and as a candidate. Grace was outstanding and leagues ahead of her competitors. She was thorough, responsive, understood my search and my fit within the labour market. I couldn’t provide a higher recommendation!

    Hannah Lewis, Rehabilitation Specialist
    MLC
  • Christopher Carey

    It is rare to find a recruitment company who truly represents both client and candidate. Having been both with Stuart I can confidently say that he has a business where he has instilled professionalism and a culture of right fit for organisation and candidate without the focus on a fee. In the General Insurance space, Stuart knows everyone, and everyone will take a call from him as we know it is a good use of our time. I would highly recommend Stuart as a great recruitment partner.

    Christopher Carey, National Director Sales, Affinity & Commercial
    Aon
  • Jenny Maroudas

    Kennedy Reid demonstrated good market knowledge when consulted about market rates and the availability of skills in the market and we were comfortable working with them as our exclusive partner for this requirement. They were clear in and collaborative with us in their communication setting clear timeframes for a short list. The timeframes were tight, particularly given the scarcity of data scientists in the market. Kennedy Reid delivered a short list of 4 appropriate and high-quality candidates within 7 business days. The Candidates had been interviewed in person for the position prior to being sent and were thoroughly briefed on the position and it’s responsibilities. When the short-list was sent they were sent with a clear summary of their strengths and weaknesses. Throughout the interview process, Kennedy Reid was available and managed the candidates expectations and assisted in organising interviews. Kennedy Reid was a great assistance in the hiring of this role and I’d recommend their services for technology roles.

    Jenny Maroudas, Human Resources/HR Assistant Manager
    Hyundai
  • Jason Howard

    I have worked with Stuart Freeman for over a decade now and throughout this period have appreciated his in-depth understanding of the Australian insurance market. This understanding, combined with his quick grasp of client needs and exceptional service, gives him a strong differential in his industry. Stuart has sourced numerous candidates for me across varying degrees of seniority and multiple locations across Australia. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to recruit talent to their team.

    Jason Howard, Chief Underwriting Officer
    Financial Lines Asia Pacific at Chubb Insurance
  • Jenny Inzillo

    It has been an absolute pleasure to partner with the team at Kennedy Reid on our Customer Service Co-ordinator Recruitment. Rose has been extremely responsive and resourceful in helping us identify great candidates for our roles. Rose kept us well informed, being open and honest with all communication, which I value greatly. I look forward to a continued working relationship with Kennedy Reid. Thank you!

    Jenny Inzillo, Customer Service Manager
    Ixom Operations Pty Ltd
  • John Davaine

    I have worked closely with Stuart now for a number of years and find his genuinely personal approach and unique ability to create a bespoke solution based on truly understanding the needs of the client to be qualities that sets Stuart apart from his contemporaries. Stuart always seems to readily grasp the unusual but nonetheless critical needs of projects we have worked on together and provides constant feedback and open communication throughout the process. I have achieved outcomes by working with Stuart that I would not otherwise have thought possible.

    John Davaine, Professional Risk Manager
    JMD Ross Insurance Brokers
  • Jackie Baraket

    Grace has been amazing, she listens to what we need, and sends suitable applicants every time. We have recruited a few people on the back of Grace's referrals. She is a great communicator as well and quick to respond to queries. I really enjoy working with her. Thank you, Grace for your ongoing commitment and great customer service.

    Jackie Baraket, Team Manager - Retail Claims
    MLC
  • Carl Parrilla

    Anyone who is considering a move within the Insurance industry should definitely look to enlisting Stuart or any member of his very helpful and professional staff. Over the years, Stuart and I have worked together in placing team members within organisations I had worked for and when t came time for me to find a role I had no hesitation in calling Stuart. Stuart and his team were again excellent help and I cannot thank him enough for his professional approach and assistance. Cheers mate, very much appreciated.

    Carl Parrilla, Principal
    Insurance Advisernet Australia & New Zealand
  • Gareth Jones

    I have dealt with Stu Freeman for over a decade and in that time, he has sourced multiple candidates for me. I have found that Stu always takes time to understand the brief and what we are looking for in a potential candidate. He understands our industry and the intricacies of it, is honest and personable and gets results.

    Gareth Jones, Managing Director
    Lockton Companies Australia
  • Shaun McKavanagh

    Grace has always been fantastic to deal with. Grace knows the industry well and knows the calibre of candidate we look for not referring anyone just for the sake of a placement fee.

    Shaun McKavanagh, Claims Team Manager
    TAL
  • James Fitzpatrick

    After previous poor and dissatisfying experiences at an industry level, Amanda and the team have been a breath of fresh air, providing excellent service with a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm making the whole process as seamless as possible. Thank you for your outstanding assistance!

    James Fitzpatrick, Property Manager – Southern Region
    Steadfast Underwriting Agencies
  • Joula Howard

    Hannah provides me with high calibre candidates who she headhunts. I appreciate this as opposed to sending me applicants I could just find myself through Seek. She's passionate and enthusiastic and my preferred recruiter.

    Joula Howard , Operations Manager
    Peak Conditioning
  • Anonymous

    The recruitment services of Kennedy Reid and in particular Grace Gilmore has been consistent and reliable in my time. Grace is always available to discuss candidates, there cultural/technical fit for the role for the specific vacancies within our organisation. Due to the talent pool in Melbourne being a challenge the large majority of applicants presented have been worth-while.

    Anonymous,
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Candidate Testimonials
  • Shane Brown

    I wanted to thank you and Jess for the professional service that you provided me in support of my recent recruitment needs. Your approach to supporting my requirements and the providing a regular update on the progress with potential employers was of the highest standard. Well done of the recruitment service levels provided and certainly recommended.

    Shane Brown, Senior Property Underwriter
    Pen Underwriting
  • Leonard Koh

    I am writing to leave positive feedback regarding one of your employees which I have had the absolute pleasure of meeting with, Chloe Weldon. From the initial point of contact to conducting an interview to stages thereafter, Chloe has presented herself as a highly professional, warm-hearted individual who possesses impeccable communication skills and organisational ability. Having dealt with recruiters from other companies, my experience with Kennedy Reid is by far memorable as a result of my interaction with Chloe. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Kennedy Reid to others. I wish to conclude by commending Chloe on her efforts, thank her for her time and wish her the very best in her journey forward.

    Leonard Koh, Software Developer
  • Nathan Turner

    Just wanted to write that Chloe's service in helping me find my new role was absolutely exceptional. Through our 1st meeting, during the recruitment process & her follow up after commencing in my new position I have found Chloe to be extremely reliable, prompt & professional. I would certainly recommend Chloe to anybody who is actively looking for new employment.

    Nathan Turner, Telephone Sales Consultant
    Cover-More Insurance Services Pty Ltd
  • Candidate

    Hi Crionna, I would like to take a moment to let you know how truly appreciative I have been of your diligent alacrity the past few weeks in relation to my job search. You have given me confidence, enthusiasm, and self-worth; all whilst endeavouring to always ensure you have had my best interests in mind. In addition, you have followed through any and all of my requests and consideration with great empathy and positivity. I would like this note to be forwarded to management, as I strongly believe you are a firm asset to the company. How wonderful to deal with someone with such strong values and a beautiful, upbeat personality. I could not find any fault, or any avenue lacking, in your manner. I would still very much like to pursue a new career and will maintain my word to do as such exclusively with you. I am certain any other agent at this point would not be able to match the calibre of which you have now accustomed me to.

    Candidate, Claims
    General Insurance
  • Michael Forster

    It’s been great working with Stuart and his team. They are friendly, professional and very well connected in the insurance industry. They took the time to understand my goals and values and introduced me to a role that was an exciting professional step and a good cultural fit. Kennedy Reid will be my agent of choice when contemplating my next career move, and I highly recommend them to both job seekers and employers.

    Michael Forster , Professional and Financial Lines Specialist
    Suncorp Group
  • Malki Sriyarathne

    Hope you are well. I would like to give a feedback to Rose Moufarrej. She has been amazing and so helpful, her friendly and professional nature really helped me to face my first interview very well. She even called me before the interview to check up on me and wish me luck. I really appreciate her hard work and dedication towards the work.

    Malki Sriyarathne, Marketing Assistant
  • Richard Goswell

    In all my dealings with Kennedy Reid, I can’t provide enough praise for the professionalism and the dedication of Amanda Carter. Amanda was the contact who tirelessly promoted me to her client and who ensured that I was prepared for each stage of the interview process. Amanda is a genuine asset to Kennedy Reid and I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again in the future. If anyone is looking to recruit in the General Insurance market, they should look no further than Amanda.

    Richard Goswell, Senior Manager – Underwriting/Claims Risk Assurance
    QBE Insurance
  • Carl Stanmore

    Anyone seeking a new role in the General Insurance market should get in touch with Amanda Carter at Kennedy Reid. Amanda recently put me forward for a great opportunity with a fantastic company and assisted greatly in me securing the role. Amanda goes above and beyond with ensuring your suitability, as well as the role suiting your needs. She was instrumental in making me interview ready with her client and even touches base with you after starting at your new work placement to see all is well If you want a trust worthy recruiter, look no further than Amanda at Kennedy Reid.

    Carl Stanmore, Property Loss Adjuster
    ASTA Group
  • Mark Rhodes

    My experience with Kennedy Reid, and more specifically Diana (one of Kennedy Reid's recruitment specialists) has been fantastic. From the moment I got in touch with them, until now (in the midst of one of my placements), I've always felt very confident in their ability to find employment for me and to ensure that I'm well looked after during each contract. This is due to many reasons, however, what is most apparent is that they've cultivated an exceedingly personable service and are very pro-active in regards to communicating with both employers and employees

    Mark Rhodes, Sales and Service Representative
    Chubb Insurance Australia Ltd
  • Aliyas Eshete

    Amazing, dependable, and very engaging company. I have been extremely impressed with Diana and Kennedy Reid, I relocated from Melbourne to Sydney and was in need to find work, at the first point of contact I felt like I could definitely rely on them to be able to get me a job, which is when they got me an interview at Baiada, and helped me so much throughout the recruitment process as well as giving me tips on how to handle the interview. And within a week I was able to secure the job, Kennedy Reid has been so helpful through the time I have worked here, and Diana has been absolutely amazing, she is always checking in to see how I am tracking and if everything is going well, and it’s always good to have such an engaging agency looking over you. I highly recommend Kennedy Reid to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy, efficient, engaging and determined agency to help them find a job.

    Aliyas Eshete, Customer Service Representative
    Baiada Pty Ltd
  • Kenneth Charles Baga

    Chloe has been very helpful in my job hunting process. From the first call, she really listened to my personal situation and was able to identify the important things I'm looking for in my next career step. She was able to put forward my application to more than 4 companies which I happily entertained. It wasn't only a matter of finding me a job for Chloe but more importantly matching me with a company with a great environment, culture and great opportunity for a career progression. I would be happy to put forward any of my mates that are looking for a job to Chloe cos I know they are in her good hands. Thanks again Chloe!

    Kenneth Charles Baga, Sales Consultant
    Cover-More Insurance Services Pty Ltd
  • Jeremy Tor

    Amanda is a fantastic Recruitment Agent, I cannot recommend her highly enough. She listens to what type of role you are after and seeks that role out rather than trying to place you into a role that needs to be filled. Her research for each role is thorough with information about the client and what they are after and was always happy to seek out further information to give you every opportunity to succeed. She will also go into bat for you when it comes to negotiation and will not try to push you into an offer you aren’t keen on. Amazing agent and I look forward to working with her again someday.

    Jeremy Tor , Business Development Manager
    NZI
  • Donna Gow

    Anya, thank you for matching me up with my dream job. You took the time to understand my needs and you 100 percent meet them. You are amazing loving my new job so much.

    Donna Gow, Customer Relations Officer
    Chubb Insurance Australia Ltd
  • Victoria Watts

    Like to give Jessica a huge round of applause for her help in assisting me back into the heady corporate would of insurance. She really understood that I was open to options and supported me very well throughout the process. I highly recommend her if you are candidate or a recruiter. Thank you Jess – I owe you a beverage!

    Victoria Watts, Senior Account Manager
    Coverforce
  • Samrat Majumdar

    Anya was a great consultant to deal with. Right from the start of the position being advertised to final placement with the client, Anya's leadership and professionalism was exceptional. Great Team to work with.

    Samrat Majumdar, Customer Service Reprsentative
    Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Limited
  • Raymond Sy

    Grace recently assisted me to transition from Legal/associate back to Insurance (Life). From our first conversation, she really understood what I was looking for in my next career. She was very supporting and assisted me on a high level during the application process up until the final offer. After few weeks I’ve started with the new role, she even got in touch to check how am I going with my new role!

    Raymond Sy, Claims Analyst – AU Operations
    Reinsurance Group
  • Mirium Barakat

    When it comes to job agencies the team at Kennedy Reid don’t just talk a good game, Rose and her colleagues make things happen. Their expertise in coaching really helped strengthen my confidence and made finding employment effortless.

    Mirium Barakat, Customer Service Representative
    Zip Heaters Pty Ltd
  • Hazel Pragassen

    Grace was the perfect recruitment agent I needed to assistant me with securing my ideal next role. She was attentive to my needs and wants and therefore recommended only ideal roles for me. During the interview process, she provided me with all the information I needed regarding the company and the managers, in order for me to secure the position. She was diligent, supportive and encouraging and as a result, I was successful in obtaining my ideal position.

    Hazel Pragassen, Injury Manager
    On Track Injury Consulting
  • Ethan Age

    Kennedy Reid have been very valuable throughout the interviewing process. They were more than happy to answer any questions that I had and gave detailed information about the role that they had introduced me to. Very quickly they managed to get me an interview with the first job role that came up. Thanks to them I am now a fulfilling position that suits my skill set, working within a great and friendly company. As a recruiting company, they have continued to remain up to date with my progress in the new job and I really appreciate all the effort they have put in. Would definitely recommend them.

    Ethan Age, Customer Operations Specialist
    Verizon Connect
  • Jonathan Bryant

    Stuart has a genuine desire to get the right people in the right roles. By taking the time to understand what I was after for my next adventure he was able to put me in touch with some great people and find a great fit. Would happily recommend his services in a heartbeat.

    Jonathan Bryant, Account Executive
    Carriers Insurance Brokers
  • Susan Hansen

    To Anya, I just like to thank you for your professionalism and I’m in helping me place a job. Your positive work ethic and vibrant personality truly made me feel comfortable from the initial interview to checking on me to see how I’m going as an employee at Benestar. I would truly recommend you to my friends and or colleagues

    Susan Hansen, Customer Service Representative
    Benestar
  • Susanne Logopati

    From the very beginning of registering with the agency right through to my successful employment, Rose has been so efficient, caring and very professional. I was always contacted and updated by Rose and Laura during my application and employment process. This has been such great experience, I would highly recommend Kennedy Reid to my family and friends!

    Susanne Logopati, Administration Assistant
    Fisher & Paykel Australia Pty Ltd
  • Nicholas Prasad

    Amanda Carter has been a great help to me in finding a senior underwriting position with a market leading insurance company. I was happy to have some good discussions with Amanda about the position and the employer before the job interview was arranged with the employer. Amanda kept in touch with me throughout the recruitment process and followed up with the employer regarding their interview with me. I am happy to recommend Amanda Carter. Amanda’s professional recruitment work has been highly valuable in helping me to continue to develop my career.

    Nicholas Prasad, Senior Financial Lines Underwriter
    AIG
  • Manasi Gode

    From the first phone call to the last, Jess was very caring, helpful, understanding and keen to help. From the first phone call I received from Jess, I experienced genuine interest, keen to help and support, keen to understand my needs and experience to provide the correct fit. To deal with Jess and you are always an amazing experience. A true example of genuine and amazing customer service. Sometimes words are not enough to express how one feels. I have no hesitation and confidence in suggesting Kennedy Reid to any of my family and friends. This is only because of experiences we have from both of you. Please be in touch. I would love to be in touch with people like yourself who are truly committed and genuinely interested in what they do and excel in it.

    Manasi Gode, Assistant Account Executive
    Steadfast Group
  • Bianca Spicer

    Hannah is incredibly helpful and resourceful, not only us she very easy to get on with, she is also very knowledgeable of the industry she works in. Hannah had invested a tremendous amount of her time during my recruitment process, she was able to introduce to me a range of examples and opportunities towards the direction I was wanting. She was extremely motivating and an absolute pleasure to work with. Hannah responds quickly and provides thorough and detailed background information to her clients, she also provides useful feedback once interviews had taken place. I can only recommend her strongly and look forward to working with her again one day in the future.

    Bianca Spicer, Case Officer
    Wesfarmers Insurance
  • Sheridan Apter

    I’d like to thank everyone who helped and supported me whilst I was going through a rough time in my life - my recent and very sudden case of no employment. I would especially like to thank Jessica Wilkinson from Kennedy Reid who stuck by me and helped me land a great roll. I have a feeling this new role is going to be great, which will be a much needed and welcomed change!

    Sheridan Apter, Associate
    Lockton Companies Australia
  • Cat Anderson

    Laura has placed me in many roles, keeping me in work and learning new things. She is always on hand for advice and is really friendly and approachable.

    Cat Anderson, Zip Heaters (Aust) Pty Ltd
    Zip Heaters (Aust) Pty Ltd