Aerotek Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
769 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company. They work closely with Bombardier Aerospace in Tucson

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Pros

    Can get you a contract to hire postion

    Cons

    None that I know of right now

  2.  

    Great culture & training, but it will be difficult to perform and have work/life balance at the same time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek

    Pros

    Great culture with strong focus on training and development, great people, (uncapped) commission once you hit 3k in spread. Salary bumps up to 38k after year 1 along with some other basic benefits. Great company to get your feet wet and build professional integrity and especially if you can tolerate the base pay long enough to start making commission.

    Cons

    Work/life balance (48-hour work week is considered 'standard'), pay, stress. It takes most people between 6 months to a year to hit 3k in spread and start earning commission. Before that, you make 33k salary. Work/life balance is advocated, but difficult to achieve with the metrics & goals you are held to which makes the 33k salary feel especially pained. I consistently worked 12 and 14 hour days and still was not hitting all my metrics. Not all people experience this, but the majority of top performers work around the clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your focus on hiring great people is appreciated and many of the benefits (great training, lunches, happy hours, etc.) do much to build a great culture, however, these things do not help pay bills. You will see better retention in your employees when you pay them a more competitive base salary, or change your standard work week to 40 hours.

  3.  

    Sometimes felt like it was all play and no work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Pros

    Learned how to quickly read through people.

    Cons

    It's a call center environment, so you have constant chatter around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a few extra minutes to invest in new recruiters and make sure they fully understand the cycle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Machine Repair

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    Former Employee - Machine Repairman  in  Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Machine Repairman in Holland, MI

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

    Pros

    Worked the weekend shift, 3-12 hour days, get paid for 40 hours and get the rest of the week out. Could come in anytime during the week for OT.

    Cons

    Management was great but the stockroom/crib didn't have much replacement parts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Was working for Benteler Automotive in Holland, Michigan through Aerotek.
    Advice for Maintenance Manager: Have Maintenance personal used bicycles or golf carts to move in plant, walking a quarter to a half mile to and from the dept. and stockroom is time consuming for downed machines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    reflection

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek

    Pros

    as for the pros: perks, leadership, benefits, training

    Cons

    as for the cons: compensation, promotions

  7.  

    Decent company. If you bleed sales, and can view employees as a number.. This is the place for you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about the company is the training program. You jump right into the action, and get a feel of the pace immediately. There are very competitive people surrounding you at all times, and if you're able to feed off of the energy and stay competitive it can be fun. There's room for decent commission pay if you're in the right division at the right time. ( You have no say in what division you're in, and you can't always predict timing)

    Cons

    Long days and nights, not the best work life balance, sales account managers may not always be the most equipped for leadership. The company is built on expanding business, so the more "sales account managers" they can promote, the more they can sell and grow business. The problem with that is not everyone is mgmt material, and not everyone is able to lead and adapt to their recruiters learning styles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to focus on the quality of a candidate vs. the quantity of candidates available. Implement more work-life balance options for employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    head of welding dept

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Aerotek as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Have three AWS cert in stainless and aluminum, plus have certs also in NAV/SEA 248 all in GTAW welding NAV/SEA is considered one of the hardest welding certification in the aerospace industries

    Cons

    Holding tolerances to .030 and below so you have to be a excellent fit up person. no room for error

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great for beginners

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn about sales and business. They embrace college students fresh out of school and offer entry level positions with room of growth with the company. Great values and culture.

    Cons

    Benefits are not the greatest. They embrace a younger crowd; not much diversity when it comes to age and race. They work you long hours. Can be extremely stressful. Management seems to not know how to train for success and manage workers effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to see the good in what each employee brings to the table- dont say it, but do it! Appreciate what is brought to the table and style flex when training and coaching new employees- no one is perfect and everybody learns differently. Embrace diversity when it comes to age and race. Consider getting better benefits for employees as they work very hard and undergo a lot of stress and will need to be able to take good care of themselves in order to have continue happiness and success with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Ok temp job

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    Current Employee - Loan Officer
    Current Employee - Loan Officer

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    Lots of jobs available and pay is ok.

    Cons

    Wont get you the interview if they think you fit exactly what employer wants. If they think you are only trying to temp for a short period, will close out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return calls

  11.  

    Great for sales, not for recruiting

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    They have EXCELLENT training in place for both recruiters and managers. If this is your first job out of college (which is mostly the case), your business acumen will be impressive after a year or two of experience. They invest in those who can put up big numbers.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to make money as a recruiter in most of the divisions. Current models prevent you from getting paid on the first few thousand dollars of spread you put up. To maintain spread about 10k, you have to be ready to grind non-stop and work 12 hour days. You also have to brace yourself for rapid candidate and internal recruiter turnover.

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