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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
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I have been working at Pinstripe full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
I have met some of the most amazing people in my time at Pinstripe. For the most part, you will never work with more passionate, hardworking, driven people. Employees refer friends, and because of that like-minded attitude and personality, everyone really succeeds and gets along, with the help and support of eachother on that level. Pinstripe also does well to provide excellent training in multiple HR areas. However, if you are on a team that is constantly underwater, good luck finding an hour to attend those trainings. Alot of people stay with Pinstripe solely because of the friends they have made. When you're not crying or throwing up in the bathroom, due to stress, its a fun place to be with people you genuinely enjoy being around.Cons
You can forget about any kind of work-life balance. Depending on what team youre on, managers push an incredible amount of work from their plates on to recruiters' and TACs'. Because they basically groom people from entry level, they pay you a very basic low starting salary for Recruiters, because you dont know any better, or what the average is across the market. Those "substantial" bonuses they pay out twice a year.. Pinstripe is incredibly smart in the way its broken down. You get your review...3 months later you get your bonus paid out...then another 3 months later you get the next part of the bonus..and well, then you might as well suffer another 3 months for the rest of the bonus and so on and so on. Then you kick yourself for staying yet another year for a measly few grand, when you could be with another company making another 10K a year (or more), and not killing yourself for it.
When you actually have a valid issue or want to discuss pay, workload, (the fact that people are crying and throwing up in the bathroom)...there's no one to go to. Your managers are overworked as well, and again, dont care because you're basically proving their poor management. The 3 people in HR could care less. They are Pinstripe puppets and are just astounded that you could ever think this place is anything less than the best place on earth!Advice to ManagementAdvice
Does anyone in HR or leadership at Pinstripe even read these? You're missing some really great points of how to improve your organization and, more so, your reputation. How many more incredibly valuable employees do you have to lose before you realize something needs to be changed? Management will kiss up to you when they're desperate, and turn their back on you the minute your "career path" inconveniences their team or their work in any shape, way, or form. I have never seen such behavior when a coworker takes a position elsewhere. Ive seen people loyal to Pinstripe for 5 years or more pushed to the absolute edge where they cant take it anymore find a great job elsewhere, shunned and treated as though they've personally betrayed the Pinstripe "family".
Also, HR, please stop painting the fairytale "career paths" within Pinstripe and thats the road you would like us to ultimately see us on. We see what our managers are put through, and the fact that hey barely get to see their kids, or have time to eat lunch... Guess what? We dont want to be them!
My advice to management- Keep treating your employees the way you do, your competitors and all the other recruiting firms in town THANK YOU for it! Thanks to my work eithic and you killing me for as long as you did, I'm taking that right across town to where they pay substantially more than you do, and actually appreciate the hard work.
My advice to current employees-Set in your mind what the absolute worst is and once they do that to you, have the guts to get out! Its not all sunshine and rainbows, here or anywhere (lets be honest), but no one deserves to cry at their desk because they're working under ridiculously unattainable deadlines, with no avail. There are companies out there that you can gain great knowledge, meet awesome people, and make great money! Pay attention! What you see happening to your friends around you? You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake, and they'll do the same to you! When you do leave, be prepared for some garbage story that they're worried "you're taking a step back in your career", but rest assured that hundreds of ex-Pinstripers will prove otherwise and that they're doing just fine :)Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO