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Modis Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 158 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

Modis President Jack Cullen

Jack Cullen

(57 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very competitive commission structure(in 5 reviews)

  • Good (not great) pay, nice people to work with, decent benefits (if you qualify), very flexible(in 4 reviews)


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

  • Completely hypocritical senior management(in 6 reviews)

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    Common Pimps

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Auburn Hills, MI

    ProsI like the client company that I am assigned to

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Shockingly unprofessional recruiting policies

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNone that I could tell straight off

    ConsI 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 Senior ManagementFirst 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Underpaid, Overworked, Childlike Envrrionment

    National Recruiter (Current Employee) Denver, CO

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

    ConsLowest 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 Senior ManagementIncrease the base salaries so the team members stop leaving to every other recruiting agency in the area

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    toxic and highly dysfunctional environment, bring the tequila.

    Senior Technical Recruiter (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    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.

    Conswhere 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 Senior Managementthey need more booze here. seriously.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Recruiter (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsMisogyny. 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 Senior ManagementYour 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible

    Resource Development Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsIf you are able to management you will make a lot of money. There seems to be a consistent flow of requirements that will keep most people fairly busy.

    ConsThe environment is set up so that cronies are successful and are promoted. They do not value friendships over hard work. There is also not structure for promotion. You are either a sales person or a recruiter for like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to hire new management that values hard work over friendship. They also must find a way to make it a place that attracts young talent as the majority of the staff have been there for 10 years plus.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You're just a number, and corporate is out of touch with reality.

    Resource Development Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people I worked alongside were great, and so were the admin staff.

    ConsCorporate accountants, executives, and business analysts making decisions for people in the field when they have no idea what we go through and how we do our jobs. They have unrealistic expectations. In my experience, recruiter pay is an industry low. Start at $30k.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet real. The playing field is crowded with companies that will provide the same service much cheaper. You can't expect growth in a down economy and with so much competition. Corporate executives are out of touch with reality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Management

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsGreat opportunity to learn staffing because the margins are higher in IT staffing the opportunity to make good money is there.

    ConsExtremely poor management all the way up the latter. No clear focus of how to train, no accountability and very subjective in decision making. In addition, being a staffing agency ,they do not abide by certain HR rules which is ironic and contradictory. (vulgar, biased based on sexual orientation) This is specific to the Burbank office which was very unprofessional under Rod Laver, based on actual situation with past, and current employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people based on merit and ability. Also find some kind of checks and balances.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Purging Older Workers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- really enjoyed the branch I worked in; nice people, great camaraderie
    - pay was good
    - PTO plan good

    Cons- very poor communications
    - decisions based on favorites vs. objective assessments
    - new hires selected on "looks and age"
    - caustic commentary about individuals is hurtful and damaging to morale
    - very dominated by men at the top and middle; very few women in management
    - company is purging older workers; replacing them with cheap 20-somethings who know nothing about the business and are promised huge dividends, then quit when they are not forthcoming

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wish the president would take a good hard look at his direct reports and replace those that are only about building fiefdoms vs. adding to value. The situation in Denver is a powder keg and will explode soon if balanced, long sighted leadership is not introduced.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible place to work

    IT Recruiter (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsWould be an OK place for a recent grad looking for their first job.

    ConsPay, Management, Organization, Process, Morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop letting every valuable recruiter walk away because of pay and lack of respect and start replacing team leads and management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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