Modis

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Modis Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
182 Reviews
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Pros
  • You have the opportunity to make a lot of money-the commission plan is one of the best in the industry (in 5 reviews)

  • Commission structure seemed strong (although I only know about 4 or 5 companies comm (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Good ol' boys club with very few woman in management roles - lots of politics and favoritism (in 8 reviews)

  • Modis does not allow for a work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would never work there again...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modis full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They do have job openings.

    Cons

    This was a very good company about 10 years ago when there were many talented, hard working and loyal Managers, BDMs, and RDMs. However, the truth is all the talent left due to various reasons (too many to name to be honest) and the company has struggled ever since. The company is just too big for it's own good and they can't compete with the rest of the industry. I could list many terrible things but that would be pouring salt on an open wound.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful culture and they set you up to fail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Modis full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I got to online shop a lot and plan what I want for lunch and then maybe workout at lunch. I also was able to look for other jobs in my spare time because I had no work to do.

    Cons

    I was not coached or taught what to do, the managing director is awful, there is so much turnover in the Sacramento office I feel bad for anyone and everyone that gets coaxed to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop setting your employees up to fail. Pay them more for the long hours they put up with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another temp job

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    Former Employee - Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Modis as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    It paid money in the short term but not enough to make me happy.

    Cons

    Just a temp job. It was below my standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful environment with low flow of job requisitions.

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    Former Employee - Resource Development Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Resource Development Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Modis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team of coworkers. Very energetic and committed. People worked hard and very experienced.

    Cons

    There were very little viable job requisitions for the amount of recruiters. Business Development Managers were new so they have to establish new clients so there weren't a steady flow of requisitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modis full-time

    Pros

    The camaraderie between coworkers was excellent.

    Cons

    Management at my branch was abysmal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Common Pimps

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Modis as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I like the client company that I am assigned to

    Cons

    They take a disproportionate percentage of my bill rate - almost 70%, and I don't get any paid days off, no holidays, no benefits, no perks of any kind.
    I'm considered "hourly" but I'm not allowed to get overtime, even though the client expects it.
    They never reach out to me to see how things are going.
    The other contract companies at my client are much fairer to their employees.
    I can't change contract companies due to the clients' policy, so I'm stuck with Modis until I leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so damn greedy. How can you justify taking such a high percentage of my bill rate and giving me NOTHING in return?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Shockingly unprofessional recruiting policies

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Modis as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    None that I could tell straight off

    Cons

    I am a senior level communications professional. The recruiter who contacted me from the Cincinnati office demanded that I appear on Skype for a face-to-face interview with her personally before she would represent me to the client. She refused to allow me to go to my local Modis office in Knoxville and she refused to drive to the Knoxville office to interview me. I had to appear on Skype or Face Time or she would not represent me to the client period. I found this extremely unprofessional and bordering on discrimination. I predict a firestorm of discrimination lawsuits for this company if they do not change this shocking requirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First of all, learn to treat talented, experienced candidates with *respect*. Court them. We are your bread and butter. Second, hire yourselves a corporate attorney and consult with him or her before implementing recruiting policies that will likely land you in court. You are putting morons in charge who are placing your company at risk.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Underpaid, Overworked, Childlike Envrrionment

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    Current Employee - National Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - National Recruiter in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Modis full-time

    Pros

    Good way to get foot in the door for staffing industry.

    Cons

    Lowest base salary of all staffing agencies in the Denver area. Too many changes with no room for advancement. Very metrics oriented even though they lie in interviews and say they are not cut throat. Phone report log sent to entire company every day, as well as sales numbers. Very discouraging place with few quality team leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the base salaries so the team members stop leaving to every other recruiting agency in the area

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    toxic and highly dysfunctional environment, bring the tequila.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Modis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - open booze bar, people drinking at 10am and 3 martini lunches totally accepted.

    - if you're a good sales person and swim with sharks, you'll make a boatload of money in commission at modis. was the best money i ever made, really cleaned up. (which was easy to do with a team of mediocre recruiters)

    - great stories to tell about this place and made a lot of life long friends... all of whom no longer work here either. you do the math.

    Cons

    where do i start? oh, how i don't miss you phoenix modis office.

    i worked here for a few years and made a ton of money due to the generous commission plan, but left to move out of the area. which turned out to be a good thing, because i was on a verge of a heart attack from the petri dish of insanity during my tenure here.

    it was a roller coaster going at a million miles an hour of constant high drama and juvenile behavior. no joke.

    the environment is dysfunctional, unethical, poorly managed, combative, cut-throat, emotional, back-stabbing and i wanted to walk into traffic daily.

    if you're not good, you'll sink fast. high importance placed on metrics (they track every phone call) and in just under 3 years here i watched about 10 recruiters and 6-7 biz dev people get fired because they couldn't cut it like a broker on wall street. if you at all fell into the "red" on one of the million tracking reports modis spits out weekly, it was time to look for a new job. i saw good recruiters and sales people fail here.

    the management in this office is weak at best (but he's a good drinking buddy) and seems to almost get a gleefully sadistic kick out of the fighting going on amongst his staff. sales people fighting over clients, recruiters fighting over candidates, endless closed-door meetings and paranoia wreaking havoc on morale. if you're not a stereotypical scottsdale golf-obsessed male or a phony but attractive female, you're not going to fit in. emphasis on looks and partying are key. the 8am bloody mary parties were awesome.

    yep, it's a real party here of tears… between the sobbing, crying, yelling, swearing, misogyny, sexist behavior, passive aggressive immaturity and HR violations galore, i walked out every day like a zombie ready for an anxiety attack. highly reactive situations are standard. everyone blames everyone else when something falls apart. then everyone goes out for beers later, secretly hating each other as we plaster fake smiles on our faces, ready for the next battle.

    i had fun, i fought, i yelled, i drank and i made a lot of money.

    so you've been warned….. if you're not tough-skinned and willing to play the game, you're going to fail miserably.

    miserable being the understatement of the year. but hey, the experience was priceless and i gave my 2-weeks notice over beers like a giddy child finally free of an abusive marriage.

    PS: i still commiserate with a few old colleagues about our time in this prison… er, i mean office. the stories we have are legendary. they could make a reality show about it, and no one would believe it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need more booze here. seriously.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Misogyny. Mgmt by sarcasm. Owned by and competes with Adecco - find another co. to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Modis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The job itself was fun. I love what I do in recruiting. Finding great potential employees and matching them to our client specs has a lot of job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Misogyny. A culture that looks down on women. Belittle-ling in the work place is an everyday occurrence at the Modis office. Modis is also owned by Adecco. Not only do Modis recruiters compete vs. their own Modis co-worker that has created a cut-throat hostile environment, but Modis also competes for business vs. its owner, Adecco. Very little team and all about the numbers. If you try to stand up to someone internally that recruits your candidate, you end up having to split it. The benefits... medical benefits are a joke and far less than what can be obtained with any other company. Modis does not allow for a work life balance. Force you to work nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your old boys network & philosophy of yelling and belittle-ling others is not acceptable. Your misogyny or allowance is unacceptable. Get better benefits. Allow staff to leave their work at the office once in a while. Management has no clue what it takes to win, let alone effectively manage. Horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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