Aerotek (Canada)

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Aerotek (Canada) Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Unbelievable culture with opportunity for those willing to work for it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Aerotek (Canada) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture - great people who are vested in your development.
    Compensation - under-performers are underpaid, top performers make well into the 6 digits.
    Opportunity - all promotions from within, totally meritocratic environment where sales production and the impact you have on others is how you are judged.

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate but when busy you can have weeks of 50-60 hours are not that uncommon but rewards are worth it.
    Must be okay with "delayed gratification, $ doesn't come overnight and generally will take 2-3 years before you earn 6 figures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose your focus on the development of your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Sales focused, sometimes at the expense of the candidates/workers placed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Aerotek (Canada) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Compensation (commission can get high if you are good at what you are doing)
    - Good work environment
    - You can manage your own time
    - Open door policy in management, very accessible and good communication
    - Team oriented

    Cons

    - Long working hours
    - Too much focus on numbers
    - What is important is if you reach your goal in terms of quantity but not enough focus on quality
    - Not enough attention to the candidates placed (their satisfaction, their feedback)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Lots of Ups and Downs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Aerotek (Canada) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Quick Promotions
    - good expense account
    - pay for car/phone

    Cons

    - me first environment
    - lack of pay
    - young management
    - don't treat all employees the same.
    - Long hours (but they tell you this during your interview)
    - Favourtism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Treat all employees the same

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good work environment, good people, ok position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Aerotek (Canada) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team I worked with and the overall work environment was excellent. There was a constant workload and opportunities to fine tune my skills and progress.

    Cons

    The pay was rather low and the benefits package was laughable. The training was lacking and I was forced to teach myself many aspects of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher salaries, a stronger benefit package and a stronger emphasis on training.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good learning opportunity - poor work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Aerotek (Canada) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great opportunity for new graduates to learn how to be a good recruiter. They provided valuable information on how to be a great recruiter which you can use to begin a successful career in the industry. The company does try to make the office culture fun and competitive.

    Cons

    This is not a company one would want to work for if they have a family or want much of a social life outside of work. The compensation, benefits, and commissions are far below industry standard. There is no such thing as a work-life balance. Employees are expected to pay for everything including lunches for contractors and mileage put on vehicles for company use. It is expected employees work 10 hour days at a minimum as well as weekends and should also continue to work at home (this is not reflected in the compensation). Although they try to make the office environment fun and exciting, many regular company practices are border-line offensive and discriminatory. They do offer career opportunities, however I would suggest using this company as a stepping stone and pursue a career with a different company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a better connection between recruiters and management, as management bonuses are a direct result of the recruiters work.
    Implement a better work-life balance. Most of the employees at this company have a passion for what they do and will want to stay late because they take pride in their work. Don't force them to stay late, work weekends and after hours. If they have the passion, the work ethic will come naturally. By forcing employees to work well over what they are being paid to do, it causes them to resent the company, hence why this company has such a high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A lot of the same thing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek (Canada) full-time

    Pros

    A lot of younger employees. Great if you are also young and want to work and play with your coworkers. Everyone is in the same boat. As a first job you can learn a lot. Fun Christmas party and some company outings.

    Cons

    Repetitive workload. Evaluated as a group for performance. Micromanagement. Managers and recruiters treat you like a personal assistant/admin. Performance evaluation criteria doesn't reflect the job. Not a lot of training oppourtinites. Hard to take time off without affecting your team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Anyone can do the job but it requires knowledge and skill to do it well - pay/promote accordingly. Evaluate individually. Get in touch with what your team is doing on a day to day basis and what they are struggling with. Set realistic expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Hold out for a first job out of school, there is way better..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek (Canada) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are all fairly young and hard working, easy to make friends. They try to promote a hard working and "positive" environment and have great training in the field of recruitment.

    Cons

    There is zero work life balance although the company preaches that there is. The hours are 7:45 to 5:30 but really more like 6:30... The Management team is young with no management training and treat the recruiters like 3rd class citizens. 35,000 a year for those types of hours is laughable. Only the top 5 percent of Recruiters make a livable wage without having to work 12 hours a day on make believe business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The retention of employees is poor please look at how you treat people in 2014.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great Entry Level Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek (Canada) full-time

    Pros

    Training, Energy,Culture,Team building, Industry Knowlege

    Cons

    Unpaid Overtime
    Micromanaged
    Numbers Oriented
    Not many promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Aerotek (Canada) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great opportunities for advancement and learning opportunites

    Cons

    long hours everyday no matter what

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on chugging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Aerotek

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Aerotek (Canada) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Aerotek is the best start for someone out of university that interested in learning and personal development. From day one you're exposed to a fast paced enviroment that thrust you right into the middle of corporate life.

    Cons

    It's stressful at times and the hours can wear on you if you're not prepared for it. I came from a service industry job and I'm used to the hours and stress related to staffing. It's also tough to build relationships with your co-workers at time due to the pace of the job. You really need to be flexible with your schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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