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TEKsystems President Jay Alvather
Jay Alvather
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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at TEKsystems full-time (More than a year)


    TEK has a good culture and the people that work there are some of the best coworkers I may ever have. Uncapped commission is nice.


    A lot of the problems and issues with TEK stem from the fact that 95% of the senior leadership; from the President down to your local DBO and Senior Account Managers and only worked for TEK there entire lives. With this brings a lack of vision, creativity and an increase in close-mindedness. In the majority of areas, the base salary is $30k with the potential for uncapped commission. Even the majority of TEK's competition in agency staffing pays more on base salary! Your are expecting to find people in a very crowded and small pool, convince them to take your job (even if it doesn't match up with skills/goals/interests you will have pressure to persuade them), coach them through the process, convince them to take the job and continue to stay in touch/get referrals/etc. This is what other recruiters do that get paid 2 to 3 times more money and don't have the constant stress of ridiculous competition and pressure internally and externally. This is why so many people leave TEK and get great jobs and why TEK is targeted by a lot of companies looking for solid recruiters. As far as the culture, if you don't have much of a family life, rally miss college, and love happy hours, you will love it! Everyone else (which may be the majority of people) won't. The environment is so political, you never know if someone genuinely cares about you or if they want to get noticed by the DBO and be the reason for your success. There is the potential to make a lot of money at TEK, however, your success is HUGELY based on the AM you are aligned to and their accounts. This is one of my biggest issues... You can be a great recruiter, however, at the end of the day, you can't control your success. It's a lot of luck and good fortune; you can do everything right and the candidate could still back out of an offer. You can have a newer recruiter come it, get paired with a great AM/accounts and they could shine over many others who know and can do the job better, however, the perception is that this new person "gets it." At the end of the day, l plenty of people leave TEK and do very well for themselves. It's a great place to learn the ins and outs of recruiting. It's like a hunger games/boot camp and if you can make it through for 2-5 years and want to stay in recruiting/HR, you will do very well for yourself!

    Advice to Management

    Don't always accept "the way it's always been" mentality. Think outside the box. Tackling issues like base salary, ghost spread, and sun setting could keep a lot of talented individuals in the company!

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