The Essex Companies

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The Essex Companies Reviews

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    Good Experience, not good policies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Essex Companies

    Pros

    The company is privately owned and the Owner is very knowledgeable. The business process is well thought out and the employees are bright.

    Cons

    Supporting management is not strong and lacks decision making skills.
    They also do not give proper commissions as other recruiting agencies give.
    The benefits are a joke.
    They are also short-sighted on developing and maintaining clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long-term

    Doesn't Recommend

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at The Essex Companies.

    Interview Details

    In my opinion, this company looks out for candidates brand new to New York as I was, or maybe far away from Manhattan. The reason they do this is because people further out into Long Island or just off of an airplane might be so happy to work at a big city office that they'll ignore meager pay.

    So chances are they'll find your resume on Craigslist or somewhere and get you in for a personal interview and testing. You'll look great if you say you've been in New York for a month and can type over 35 wpm. After the test you'll get job offers if you're lucky, I saw some people get turned away with nothing to show for their time. Five or six HR reps will then look you over and check your scores. They'll either offer you an offer on the spot or tell you they'll call you back.

    I'll give them credit they found me work fifteen minutes away from my apartment. The downside was they offered me close to minimum wage. I learned later whatever they offer you they are getting close to double. New recruits shouldn't be afraid to ask for a little bit extra after a month, they gave me a bit more when they realized I was going to the job every day and on time.

    It worked out for me when I got hired full time at the office I was temped to. Years down the line I was looking for temp work again and called Essex back, they didn't set up appointments over the phone and told me to send my resume. I sent it to the black-hole and that was that.

    Interview Questions
    • The tests they run are substantial, if you're going in prepare yourself for tests with Excel (even Macros and formulas). You also have to type fast and accurate for their test.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They'll pay you as low as they can. If the job pays them twenty an hour, they'll try to get you at nine or ten. It's a business and with a hard economy they know the average temp won't fight back. Like I said, after a month or two tell them your rent went up or some other white lie and they'll bend a bit. Don't push it though, you'll get nowhere.
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

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Website www.essexjobs.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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