Apex Systems Inc. – Seattle, WA
Throughout the years, Apex has been recognized as a leader in the staffing industry and recently won awards for corporate growth and client… TheLadders.com
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I worked at Apex Systems as a contractor (less than an year)Pros
Paperwork and paychecks arrive on time.
Recruiter occasionally visits with treats or takes you out to lunch.
Aggressively push their clients to hire the talent.
Intensely focused on their client relationships.Cons
Apex is a headshop. They focus heavily on positioning people because the cut they take from the talent is their bloodline, end of story. Just look at the reviews. Recruiters love them, talent regards them as a quick setup followed by invisible presence. This is mediocre if you land at a place you are happy in. Not fine if they drop you into a disaster.
There is no professional effort to keep talent loyal to Apex. Technical people might as well be cows as far as they are concerned. Just keep working and when the client is done with you, go collect unemployment.
There are agencies who take team-based approaches, where talent takes top priority, and who invest heavily in keeping talent loyal and advancing in their practice. Agencies who relocate talent when the gig is not a good match for the laborer. I work for such an agency now, have advanced significantly in my role and salary across multiple clients, and we are hiring. Apex does none of this.
That they skimmed a percentage of my paycheck for about a year is really all I have to acknowledge them by.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Pat yourselves on the back if you are still earning profits from the people you have doing the heavy lifting for you, but keep in mind that the technical community becomes networked over time. I will never recommend Apex as a place to work for the talented people I know. Those who don't meet my standards may end up supplying your coffers, and I would be happy to send them your way even if all I get out of the deal is their work away from my projects.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO