Aerotek Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
773 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good training - if you are in the top 1% of the company you can make a lot of money (in 17 reviews)

  • Decent Commission Structure ability to make a lot of money (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • If you are looking for work life balance, Aerotek is not the place for you (in 79 reviews)

  • No work life balance- Your work a minimium of 45 hours a week (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    I love it.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely community and excellent customers

    Cons

    Bad store managers short lunch breaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stressful Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

    I worked at Aerotek as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Detailed training, employee perks, youthful work environment

    Cons

    People, no work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    my experience was great

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Industry  in  Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Healthcare Industry in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at Aerotek as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    decent pair a weekly pay benefits 401k for a long term employees. my recruiter begin looking for additional work for me weeks before my assignment was

    Cons

    temporary positions... positions are rare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a great experience I don't have any advice for the management

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for top performers, not so good if you don't want to work hard

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incentive based salary, so you get what you give
    Monetary growth
    Flexibility
    A lot of responsibilities
    Some nice perks if you perform: monetary, incentive trips, stock

    Cons

    Long hours
    Goal driven environment so can be tough for people who are not comfortable with that
    Frown upon when you take time off
    High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make people feel bad about taking time off!
    Less hours

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    horriable company

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    Former Employee - Sanitation  in  Bayport, NY
    Former Employee - Sanitation in Bayport, NY

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NONE NEVER WORK THERE AGAIN

    Cons

    the bosses are horriable no cons to the jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire all the bosses they are horriable

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intense

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking, energetic staff. For the most part really enjoyed my coworkers. Opportunity for advancement and income growth in a relatively short period.

    Cons

    Super high pressure atmosphere. All activity is tracked and it is all about hitting numbers. Accountability is not a bad thing but at times it can be overwhelming. Reality of the situation is that it is not for everyone and hard work doesn't always equal success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Entry Level Position

    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Possibility to make some good money.

    Cons

    Epitome of micromanagement. 2 stand up meetings a day in front of whole office. You would think selling jobs would be fun because people need to work, but no so much. It is a tough business when you are relying on other people that you have hired to show up to work everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a more relaxed atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most miserable time of my life - Secaucus. NJ

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience and perhaps making friends...

    Cons

    There are too many cons of this organization. Just to name a few: First, the pay is terrible, especially if you consider the amount of hours worked. They reel in niave recent grads for this reason. Two, most managers, while knowledgable in recruiting, do not understand the basics of managing a team. They use fear of losing your job to motivate you to get more people for jobs. They blame you if a person doesnt accept a low paying position offered by us and blame you if someone is a no call/no show for an interview with you. This company goes through employees left and right and they are in constant rotation. Management also tries to get you to believe there is nothing better than being a recruiter in their organization by belittling other organzation and corporate recruiting. its surprising the company currently has a 2.8 rating. Every person i have ever met that worked for this organization HATES it. If I can save one person the trouble of wastign their time here, I will. Please reconsider employment with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage and do not micromanage your recruiters. Dispite what you think, Aerotek is not the best place to be and recriuting is not Rocket Science.

    Signed,

    Thriving in a real organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Gained good experience in a competitive corporate environment

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Piscataway, NJ

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team support and training for professional development. Goal oriented company culture and team building. Opportunity to gain professional and life skills.

    Cons

    The commission structure for recruiters makes it difficult to make money because it favors the account managers. Also recruiters are assigned an account managers and industry and never change so they are forced to work on the same sales persons business's over and over regardless of how profitable the positions are or how easy they are to fill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the recruiters the most respect because they are the root of your business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Former Professional Services recruiter

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    Former Employee - Professional Recruiter  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Professional Recruiter in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the people - The people and culture at Aerotek are great, most people are very outgoing and welcoming. Extremely friendly and always want to work as a TEAM

    Cons

    TO MANY TO LIST - in an effort to try here goes, Aerotek is great at making people feel terrible about themselves and there employment. There is to much of a "FRAT HOUSE" mentality. It actually seems cool at first but you realize that it is unproductive and tiresome. I ended up leaving for another opportunity because they work people like dogs here. They make you feel HORRIBLE about yourself if you come is any later than 7:15 in the morning and they look at you side ways if you leave anytime before 6:30. there is a reason they hire recent college grads. Recent grads are so excited to just get a position they don't realize how poorly they are being compensated for there work. They "burn and churn" employees there. A person how has been there for 8 months is looked at like a veteran. This is intentional. It is a glorified pyramid scheme. Once you leave that place you realize how bad they treat there employees. Of course they will look at comments like mine and say i'm disgruntled but it's quite the opposite. I enjoyed my time there because my co workers were like minded energetic people who I grew VERY fond of. I miss them. However in terms of the actual employment I would not recommend Aerotek to my WORST enemy. The worst part is your success is 100% RELATED TO THE DIVISION you are placed in. something they wouldn't admit publicly. Aerotek is a place that has great people and a good business model, but for the entry level people it's extremely frustrating because your hard work is rarely valued and consistently undermined by upper management. this was my experience in the Parsippany office. If you decided to work there BE PREPARDED to be looking for a new job in less than a year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The health Benefits are horrible - show your employees that YOU CARE about them and there families and offer something they can be PROUD OF. Your staffing business model is second to none and I commend you on that but make sure you take the time and commend your employees for there hard work. The recruiters work more hours than most upper management SHOW THEM YOU APPRECIATE IT and you MIGHT actually KEEP top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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