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The Salem Group President and CEO Dori Lorenz
Dori Lorenz
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    Former Staffing Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Staffing Coordinator
    Former Employee - Staffing Coordinator

    I worked at The Salem Group full-time for more than 3 years


    Salem was a fun company to work for. Staffing, in general, is a fast-paced business, and you meet all types of people --- all with different backgrounds and unique personalities. It was impossible to get bored! Salem's overall approach to client service was really refreshing, and as a Staffing Coordinator, I was encouraged to do more than just recruit. I was able to build relationships with our clients, as well as our candidates. It was great to do more than just sit behind a desk.


    Staffing is definitely not a predictable business. We were expected to meet specific activity levels and benchmarks each day (specific numbers of interviews, phone calls, new hires, etc.), which makes a lot of sense, but probably isn't for everyone. Ultimately, I made the decision to pursue an HR role outside of the staffing industry, as it was more in line with what I was seeking, career-wise. That said, Salem equips its teams well to deal day-to-day demands and challenges.

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    During my time at Salem, the company began making increased investments in its technology. I've been away from Salem for a couple of years now, but I still talk to many people there, and I understand that since I left, those investments have increased even more. I'd definitely encourage management to keep making those investments in technology so that you stay cutting edge.

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The Salem Group Interviews

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    Manager Service Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days - interviewed at The Salem Group in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Salem found my resume on CareerBuilder and contacted me for a phone interview first. After the phone interview I had a single interview in the corporate office where I met with everyone (my boss, who I would be working with, and one of the owners). Everyone was easy to talk to and relaxed. It more just felt like meeting new people rather then an interview. I had another offer on the table so I let Salem know that I needed an answer quickly as too if I was going to be taking next steps. I heard back from them within the HOUR!

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    • I am really not sure. I can't remember being stumped by anything I was asked. Like I said before, it was more just meeting everyone.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation was easy because I really wanted the job! They made the offer within the salary range that I had requested so it was an easy 'YES!"
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

The Salem Group Awards & Accolades

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Best of Staffing Talent and Client Lists, Inavero's, 2014
Best Places to Work in Illinois, Best Companies Group, 2014
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Headquarters Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

The Salem Group is a full-service, multi-disciplined staffing firm headquartered in Chicago, providing a wide range of specialized services to valued clients in a broad array of sectors.

Salem’s services include:

• Temporary staffing
• Assignment-to-hire and direct-hire placements
• On- and Off-Site managed staffing programs
• Large-scale special project staffing...

Mission: We do more for our clients than provide them with stellar candidates for each of their requisitions. Instead, we serve as a true partner, guiding our clients through... More

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