Aerotek Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Aerotek President & CEO Todd Mohr
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Pros
  • Decent incentive to make a lot of money as they put you in positions to succeed (in 24 reviews)

  • Can make a lot of money quickly if you get lucky (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work life balance at all (in 96 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance: There is NO work life balance (in 38 reviews)

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  1. you are just a number to them

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Aerotek as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    they advertise many jobs that sound great and you apply to every one of them.

    Cons

    you send your resume to apply for a job and every time they sign you up for their website, thingamajob but yet they never really read or look at your resume, just a people farm for bogus jobs and would bet their "recruiters" are paid by the resume they bring in no matter how many times the same one is sent in.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the resumes you have on hand and see if you already have the talent you need to fill the positions already signed up with your company.


  2. Good training, low retention

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Aerotek (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good place to get started in the recruiting or sales field. they invest heavily in training employees. can make some good money for a person right out of school and if you have a decent manager

    Cons

    they do not invest in retaining their employees. sales environment - you either make them money or they will do what they can to make it miserable for you

    Advice to Management

    invest more in retaining employees - better work life balance. a little diversity would be nice. publicly shaming employees for not meeting numbers is not a good motivation tactic


  3. Aerotek

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it was a good experience learning different jobs.

    Cons

    travel to and back home from work, pay was low. it was just temp placements.


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  5. Under staffed staffing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They do a lot of activities for their employees - company crab feast, holiday party, etc.

    Cons

    Low pay, no over time pay available but you are expected to get the work of 2 - 3 people done in one day because they were under staffed. Dead end job unless you know how to work the system and are dishonest.

    Advice to Management

    Do work! My supervisor sat on her personal cell phone all day long. When she wasn't on her cell phone, she was looking at pictures on her work computer. She never stepped in to help even when the entire team was drowning with work,


  6. Helpful (1)

    Recruiter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aerotek

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Young fun environment.

    Cons

    70 hour work week, EXTREMELY low base salary and commission structure, ZERO work/ life balance


  7. Staffing Agency

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solar Installer Tech in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Solar Installer Tech in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff. They work with many companies to keep you working.

    Cons

    It is a staffing agency. So work can be a hit and miss thing between contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Network for more company contracts.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Its a Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contact/Temp in Rockford, IL
    Current Contractor - Contact/Temp in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Aerotek as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Found me a job with "okay" pay. No benefits, no increases in salary. They treat you as a temp but claim you are a contract employee.

    Cons

    Do not work for them as a temp or contract employee. They don't like to negotiate the terms of your contract and they try their hardest to deny you any benefits, even for long term contracts. Once they have you established someplace they forget you exist. I would never recommend anyone to work there.

    Advice to Management

    I am more than just a dollar sign to you. You are more likely to have me refer people if you treat me well. Right now, I tell people to steer clear.


  9. Good Start but would not recommend for a friend

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a good team environment and over all you will usually work with some fun people. It is also a great way to gain staffing experience that transfers fairly well to the tech giants. Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft, etc. you will need to be in the top 5% of performers to get a look from these companies but if you are willing to work hard at Aerotek this tees you up for great success in 2-3 years. It is also nice to have your compensation quadruple if you head to the aforementioned companies. This also opens up doors to HR and staffing companies in general that do not have such a terrible reputation with retention, pay, and loyalty.

    one thing I may offer in Aerotek's defense; you will learn a no BS approach to looking for talent. And if you want to, you can learn a lot inside their walls in terms of career development.

    Cons

    If you get a good account manager you might make some good money but this company truly is the most manipulative Pyramid scheme ever build. Creativity is not rewarded and long hours are expected without compensation. All of these hours will be based off of the "promise" that one day it will pay off in terms of commission and advancement, in essence taking one for the team. do not get used to working with anyone person for too long. During attendance at the regional sales meeting the announcement was made that 220 of the 280 people hired that year had already quit. these were people from every generation. I can not stand behind a company that is so lacking in

    Advice to Management

    make sure that you actually take care of your people and follow through on some of the things you promise them


  10. aerotec

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Technician I in Thomasville, NC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Technician I in Thomasville, NC

    I worked at Aerotek (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    wages are good, paid time off after required hours

    Cons

    steady work good wages good people

    Advice to Management

    good support good people


  11. Helpful (3)

    A temporary employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Johnston, IA

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Aerotek will hire out of college and gives you the opportunity to try out positions before becoming full-time. They find the job for you, although most jobs posted for intro lab tech work are through hiring agencies.

    Cons

    No benefits until you've worked for 7 months, so any company holidays (which differ from Aerotek's) are forced sick days. At your job, you are treated as a temporary employee. I work at DuPont Pioneer and do a majority of the work while higher up employees do minimal work. There is little talk of advancement. I feel as though I'm being taken advantage of to do the most amount of work while getting paid the least. Some temps have been here for 3+ years with only a 50 cent raise. Aerotek itself is completely dissociated from me- my point of contact is unreliable and ignorant of my job responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Aerotek is advancing and growing so quickly that it's ignoring the basic service aspect of their business. The disconnect between the business that signs my paycheck (Aerotek) and the business I work for (Pioneer) is too strong. My point of contact doesn't know or care what I do at my job and has no interest in my advancement. I've never even met her in person.



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