Aerotek Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Decent incentive to make a lot of money as they put you in positions to succeed (in 24 reviews)

  • Can make a lot of money quickly if you get lucky (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work life balance at all (in 96 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance: There is NO work life balance (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Account Recruiting Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Recruiting Manager in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Account Recruiting Manager in Hayward, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Uncapped commission, great culture, one of the best training programs, continuous support from peers and management

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like a college environment rather than a professional work place


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for if you're willing to put in the work. Yes it's hard work, yes things don't always go your way, yes it can be 50+ hours. It all pays off if you work hard. - Great development - Opportunity to make a lot of money - A lot of autonomy as long as you're producing - Most of the people are fun to work with

    Cons

    Business politics, otherwise known as favoritism, is a big part of the company. The base pay is a little low, you can do less work for more money with other companies.


  3. Recruiter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter for Environmental and Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter for Environmental and Engineering in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Aerotek (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are none come to mind

    Cons

    Micromanaged, no work life balance


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  5. Once they place you they forget you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Livermore, CA
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Livermore, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly pay, when they don't screw it up, hands off management, local offices.

    Cons

    No salary negotiations, difficult to stay in touch with person that placed you, lots of turnover, complete lack of communication or follow up.

    Advice to Management

    Have recruiters follow-up on jobs, companies, they way recruits are treated, etc.


  6. Helpful (3)

    No work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great opportunity for an entry level grad looking to get into sales -A strong launchpad for a career -young environment -clear career path into sales

    Cons

    -NO work life balance. 10+ hours a day and it's frowned upon to be late or to leave any earlier than 5:30. PTO is not encouraged and hours are very strict. -The politics and drama in the office is like a high school--leadership doesn't know how to stop gossiping and if a door is closed in an office, everyone is wondering why. -Extremely micro-managed-you have set goals daily, weekly, and quarterly, and you always have someone questions your work. -If you don't want sales, it's tough to just stay in the Recruiter. -Very high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and provide a strong work life balance because people will continue to leave.


  7. Do Not Work Here - Arrogant Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Aerotek full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -A very easy job to get right out of college or for those who have never worked in a corporate environment -Extensive training and outlined set of goals, very metric driven -Free food during bi-weekly staff meetings -Expensed food with contractors

    Cons

    Where to start....Aerotek San Francisco is an unprofessional environment with beyond arrogant management. Keep in mind that this is the staffing industry, basically sales. If you have an account manager hitting 10k+ they think they have made it in life. Management is very young and lacks life experience. They will work you to the bone expecting you to be working/ at your desk from at least 7:40AM - 6:45PM...even during the holiday months. Some of the divisions support higher end clientele, however if you are tied to non-technical you will be basically be trying to get a body to show up to work on contract. You will be heavily micromanaged and reprimanded by your manager if they do not like the way you work. Structure and setting goals is of course welcome and part of being successful but calling someone every 2 hours to see what you have completed is excessive and outright annoying to have to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor micro-management, the most successful people do no operate this way.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Recruiter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training and coaching. Weekly paychecks, the potential to make money is there (beware, see cons) and benefits i.e. medical/dental. They hire recent grads to mold them in the Aerotek ways, young culture, they try really hard to be like a young/hip culture

    Cons

    Starting pay is low as a trainee, long and unscheduled hours, no work life balance, compared to the industry - this has a "call center" feel to it. As so many has stated, your success here is dependent on your account manager and how well he/she trains, develops you. Also, if your account manager has good relationships with the clients this will also determine your success. The possibility to make money is there IF you are willing to be on the phones 24/7, like being micro managed, play the corporate game and also sacrifice your time/life 12+ hours in the office plus "lunches" (meetings). You will hear success stories but please take it with a grain of salt that these are about .01% of the company, that put in the 24/7 work +timing/luck + played the politics. the rest are just sheep's on the phones rubbing noses with the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Please fully disclose the true pay, work environment and culture. I would also spend the whole day shadowing as part of the interview process.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fast paced and competitive environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of competition.

    Advice to Management

    More career opportunities


  10. Helpful (5)

    Hard work, Low pay, No incentives, DRAMA EVERYWHERE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Alameda, CA

    I worked at Aerotek full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    If you work hard, sell your soul to your DBO or AM, you can finagle your way to the top.

    Cons

    Where do I start. Coworkers are cut-throat. They promote "healthy competition" however you will get stabbed in the back (not literally) when someone sees you as a threat. Account Managers/DBO's micromanage you like you can't even believe. Yes, it is important to hit certain metrics, but they need to know when enough is enough. Recruiters will find themselves cutting corners and going behind HR's back in order to make the clients happy. You go home at the end of the day wondering why you even work there. ONLY top performers are rewarded- those left behind are not recognized or even given the opportunity to learn and improve. This is the most selfish environment and company I have ever experienced. It did not start that way a few years ago- it used to be a fun and exciting culture, but it definitely has evolved for the worse.

    Advice to Management

    GET WITH THE TIMES. Update your business model. Treat your employees fair, not like they are disposable. Let go of those who cause drama- there are too many people here that are in it for #1. It's unfortunate to see this company dwindle down to what it has become.

    Aerotek Response

    Jan 29, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback and we’re sorry to hear about your poor experience. We would like to address any of your concerns as efficiently as possible. To do so, please email us at ... More


  11. Helpful (4)

    Office politics with AM's/recruiters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Alameda, CA

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great place to make money quick if you have a dark soul, and are able to bull your way through to being an account manager

    Cons

    People are fake here, they hide behind care-frontation and use that as a way to belittle you. So many office politics that are unnecessary. Currently still working here and see many people that get fired because of "not fitting in" which is a sad excuse for bad management. people will be nice to you upfront but plotting against you going to leave within this year

    Advice to Management

    cliquish environment, terrible work-life balance. Have these constant meetings that take up at least 30-40 minutes of your day. Mostly just a complete waste of time. too many fake people

    Aerotek Response

    Jan 22, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear about your negative experience with us. Unprofessionalism is not representative of our company and its values. We would like to address any of ... More



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