Softworld
4.0 of 5 9 reviews
www.softworldinc.com Waltham, MA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 12, 2014

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Dave Teitelman

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company

    IT Support (Former Employee)
    Winchester, VA

    ProsThey are afraid to phrase folks for job well done or go out of there way to help individuals.

    ConsNo comment at this time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo contracting individuals who has shown great performance...they should be rewarded with a bonus...even pay them their holiday paid when their client does not cover it. Cause in the long run SoftWorld is making their investment for every month the individual works.
    An if the individual supports a contract for a year they should get a decent rewarded for faithful service; even a two week vacation from a grateful employer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Softworld was there when they needed me.

    Senior Test Engineer (Former Employee)
    Suburbia, Anne Arundel, MD

    ProsSoftworld was very aggressive in finding me a job. They gave me good support in advance of my interview. Once I got the job, they kept in touch to make sure I was all right for the first few months.

    ConsWhen the Government came out with the Sequestration, I made it through the first round of cuts. I lasted another 3 months before I was let go. I told my contact at Softworld with a month's notice, but did not receive any help or feedback.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget the people who got you where you are today. Keep in touch and help them out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, growing business

    Technical Recruiter (Former Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    Pros-The people by far are the best reason to work at Softworld. Everyone is nice, smart, and always willing to help.
    -Competitive base and commission plan that exceeds industry standards.
    -Diverse set of clients from SMB to government contractors.
    -Laptop, wireless headset, great software and infrastructure support with cutting-edge web-based ATS

    Cons-The hours. Employees are strongly encouraged to work nights and weekends regularly, which is typical of the IT staffing industry in general though. Just know what you're getting into if you want to earn $$$
    -The sales people could work better with recruiters to "fight" for their candidates and push back against clients to better qualify requirements rather than just "taking an order."
    -Too many meetings and time spent on administrative work (e.g., formatting resumes to perfection).
    -Lots of micromanagement, too much metrics tracking and unrealistic individual goals pushed by upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your senior recruiters to get the job done and don't look over their shoulders every second.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good recruiting firm with their act together

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsI worked with Softworld for three months and found them friendly, competant, and appreciative of my efforts for their client.

    They paid for some of my parking, but not all.

    They paid promptly and without issues, and invoicing was simple.

    They took me to lunch after a few weeks.

    ConsConsidering the glowing reviews I got from their client, I was a little surprised they didn't make much effort to find other work for me. I didn't hear about an opportunity for 6 months and yet I live near DC, which has hundreds of similar openings a month.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and do more to find work for consultants who've done a great job for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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