Aerotek Reviews

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Pros
  • With hard work, there is the potential to make a lot of money in Recruiting & Sales (in 24 reviews)

  • Potential to make a lot of money as Recruiter or Account Manager (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are looking for work life balance, Aerotek is not the place for you (in 96 reviews)

  • No work life balance- Your work a minimium of 45 hours a week (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Low Pay, Long Hours, and Office Politics

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Pros

    Good way to get some experience as a new grad. Free food and expensed lunches. You work some cool companies its a good way to build rapport with key people and get a job at those companies.

    Cons

    Where to start, there is just so many negatives that one can talk about Aerotek San Francisco! For 1 it is a "feedback rich" environment AKA you can say whatever you to someone and criticize in derogatory way but its all part of career development. Some of the most tenured recruiters are the worst, partly because that normally means that they failed at being an account manager because no one in their right mind stays at the company as a pure recruiter for more than 18 months.

    Aerotek San Francisco does not foster out of the box thinking and relies on recruiting practices from the 1980s. We live in a tech world and having hard copy resumes will not sustain itself much longer. Also its bad for the environment. At innovative companies, Aerotek's best practices would be seen as a waste of time. If there is an ATS in place why is there the need to talk about candidates moving through the funnel each morning at 7:45AM with every team in the office??? That is a waste of 40 minutes each morning, time that can be spent on recruiting.

    You will work long hours, mostly 11 hour days and your account manager will be upset if you try and leave at 5. The last meeting of the day is at 5:30....but you start work at 7:30...how is that sustainable??? It's not that's why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really, just close down operations. That would do everyone a service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, fast paced and competitive environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company that genuinely cares about their employees. Like a big family there.

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Associate-internal Employee in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Business Operations Associate-internal Employee in Hanover, MD

    I worked at Aerotek

    Pros

    Good benefits, somewhat competitive pay, team like atmosphere, management is willing to work with you on scheduling your hours. Great place to learn customer service skills and excel. Great core values within the company.

    Cons

    Have to be able to multitask at a high level. In order to be promoted you more then likely need to be in the "clique". Some people promoted to supervisors just to fill a spot rather then their capabilities leaving you in a position of knowing more then your boss. Tend to put more work on your plate then time allows you but your still blamed if your not in your goals. Expected to be at every single work event which is almost weekly. Very young company, older people(30's and up) are quite rare there. Really depends on the Assistant Controller you have on your team on the type of experience you'll have there. Too many meaningless meetings that take up your time. My advice is to speak your mind on any major issues you have but stay out of the inter office drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives should be more "in the know" of the major issues within the BOA role. Extremely high turnover rate because of certain managers making the job miserable. People often leave because pay is too low compared to the competitors and having assistant controllers that are either not involved enough with what's going on within the teams or not appreciating people that are actually in their goals every quarter. You only receive any real recognition if your favored by your AC for reasons that have nothing to do with your actual work. My supervisor(BOS) did almost nothing at all except socialize and if you needed answers to questions you were treated very rudely and made to feel as if you were bothering them. Also people get more recognition for bringing in past due/old balances rather then keeping your accounts running well and operating correctly to begin with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Still looking for a permanent job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Pros

    To check out different companies it is worth it.

    Cons

    Not enough pay, and the contract does not to seem to last long enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Do not go anywhere near this place

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Brentwood, TN

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    you can make a lot of money very quickly if you are in with the right people

    Cons

    -no professional development. If all you care about is making money, this is fine. However, you won't go further than account manager or ARM. They will tell you that you can move into other management roles, but the reality is that there are so few spots for so many internal candidates that the likelihood is slim.
    -Ethical behavior is only presented to prospective hires and clients. There is a lot that goes on behind closed doors that would make any sane person sick. They get things done through intimidation and secrets. They will flatter you so that you will be on their team, and then force you to keep your mouth shut if you want to advance professionally. Managers frequently make fun of the recruiters in front of the whole office, and progress is attempted through shaming of employees. Managers are given free reign and no accountability to their superiors, so as a result, recruiters are treated as minions to stay until all hours of the night to make their account managers commission, holding onto the promise that one day they can get there too.
    -Top level management does not seem to care about the treatment or behavior of their lower level managers. I have seen serious discriminations overlooked, harassments swept under the rug, and threats made. These have been reported, and overlooked. There is absolutely no accountability or decent behavior standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the payscale so that recruiters are not earning half of the commission for three times the work. Empower the triangles to be partners rather than dictatorships. Seriously reconsider the realistic work-life balance that exists. Do not tolerate any discrimination, harassment or threats simply because the offender is a high performer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Assignments through Aerotek

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    Former Contractor - Learning Management Systems Administrator (LMS) in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Contractor - Learning Management Systems Administrator (LMS) in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Aerotek as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Assignments were good
    Salary was great
    Recruiters were always available and did check on me to see if I was comfortable or had issues while on assignments.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities in my career field in my area with this agency. After I completed my last assignment, silence. Was disappointed.

    Recommends
  8. A good company to work for, but sometimes lacks hours

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    Current Contractor - Product Tester in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Product Tester in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Aerotek as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, good coworkers, and when you have hours, they are usually 36-40 per week.

    Cons

    The contract has a set length limit, after which, a mandatory 8-week break follows. Even when that 8 weeks is up, a contract renewal is not guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having more staff reviews, as well as taking peer reviews, would ensure a more comfortable work experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Just another agency - get out after 1 year max

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good training in terms of learning the basics of recruiting and selling to candidates or business prospects, ability to multi-task in a stressful environment, learning early on how work your way up in a company through shmoozing with management.

    Cons

    The San Francisco office is a very cuthroat environment. It's happened a handful of times where you have to be strategic in putting in your two weeks. After doing so management no longer wants to pay you and will terminate you that day. Company culture is similar to that of a fraternity or sorority in college where you will have to take a test on the executive team in Baltimore to get promoted. Which is very childish and just plain strange. Work life balance is not a priority at Aeotek. With only 5 holidays granted per year, if you are the least senior person on your team be expected to work throughout the December holidays and only having past 3PM off on Christmas Eve and Christmas day off. There will always be the brown noser who will stay until 5PM on Christmas Eve because the culture breeds "working hard" to prove yourself. Outside of culture compensation is also lacking at the company. In the Bay Area tech companies large and small compensate a lot more. When you first interview they throw numbers like making 100k in your face to real you in but then you realize that this was just a way to reel you in. You realize that even after working 7:30AM-6:45PM is unrealistic. There is always work that needs to be done and they want you to be the last one in the office to prove yourself. They will order food during busy times to assure people stay late. Overall it is just a toxic environment that you do not want to build a career at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate with the rest of the world and stop relying on things that worked well in the past.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Aerotek comments

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    Former Employee - Learning Strategist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Learning Strategist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Aerotek

    Pros

    They were able to keep me gainfully employed for 8 months

    Cons

    Not very pro-active at times. Compared to other staffing agencies they did not seem to value their employees as much. No paid holidays , in 8 months time frame only 2 employee lunches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to show you value your employees more. Many staffing agencies offer paid time off and take their employees to lunch every month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Very uncomfortable

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    Former Employee - Spreadsheeter in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Spreadsheeter in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Aerotek

    Pros

    Hours and salary are great

    Cons

    They think people are robots we are not allowed to be sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people have some time for their health issues

    Doesn't Recommend

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