Akvelon Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. positive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Akvelon

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

    Pros

    Good company to work in.

    Cons

    'Rush' might be a cons I would say


  2. Technical Recruiter

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

    I have been working at Akvelon

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Team, Very Supportive and engaged, Awesome team to work for!!

    Cons

    Medium Sized Staffing Firm , needs to grow more


  3. Great place to grow your career!

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

    I have been working at Akvelon full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good promotion opportunities, chance to prove yourself, and grow into higher positions. Good team synergy, good access to upper management. I've received regular raises. My manager listens to my ideas and often implements them. I'm treated like a valued business partner, not a number. Not expected to put in hours off the clock. Salary/commissions right on target for the market, possibly a little above.

    Cons

    we're growing quickly and starting to run out of space.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Worst Experience Ever

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

    I worked at Akvelon

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

    Pros

    All I can say is I'm so glad I'm out of there!

    Cons

    Wost company experience I've ever had. No training, lack of communication (probably because everybody speaks in Russian) and definitely not a transparent company on the inside. Arguments bursts out in the middle of meetings. It's like walking on eggshells when management is not in a good mood. No work life balance - if work is not done management doesn't want you to leave on time. So many turnovers in the past year!!

    Advice to Management

    No advice other than look at you company and are your employees happy? Why is there so many turnovers?

    Akvelon Response

    May 11, 2015 – CEO

    We are very sorry you had this experience. We pride ourselves on having a fun yet hardworking atmosphere, and I apologize you did not feel this way. We believe we give people a chance to thrive and ... More


  6. Great potential

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

    I worked at Akvelon

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

    Pros

    Great hands on experience, opportunity to learn a ton, small team

    Cons

    Micromanagement at times, lack of investment in growth of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees


  7. Great Place for Opportunity!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Akvelon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for growth and learning if you are willing. Offers new experiences and challenges. Pushes you to improve your professional self. Quality and customer service are vital to this company

    Cons

    As in every company, employees who are unsatisfied tend to disrupt the morale and environment management works hard to create and cultivate.


  8. Recruiter? Look elsewhere

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

    I worked at Akvelon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A few good apples You move up the line really fast (because they can't hold onto people long term)

    Cons

    Good apples are over shadowed by everything else. confrontational atmosphere no appreciation for current employees management is disconnected, but insists on micro-management of everything

    Akvelon Response

    May 11, 2015 – CEO

    We are sorry you did not feel appreciated in your position with Akvelon. Could you please give us some feedback on how to improve for future employees? Currently, we are hosting annual appreciation ... More


  9. Diverse team

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

    I have been working at Akvelon full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small team that works very closely together, a lot of support available when needed. Working closely with business owners on a daily basis makes for an opportunity to be heard/seen. When you suggest changes to management, they typically will put in effect immediately. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. A lot of opportunity for growth and they promote from within. Great benefits including healthcare, pto, sick days, holiday, vacation, 401K and sometimes random bonus for certain placements.

    Cons

    You have to have somewhat of thick skin as there are some strong personalities and different cultured backgrounds. Sometimes there can be a communication barrier but overall we are family and have a good synergy.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Run

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

    I worked at Akvelon full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of chocolate laying around

    Cons

    - Rude, robotic management - unethical business practices' - 1980's style recruiter "pen" - poor infrastructure - bloated process for recruiters and candidates

    Advice to Management

    none

    Akvelon Response

    May 11, 2015 – CEO

    We are sorry you have a negative view on your employment with Akvelon. Could you please give us some detailed feedback on how we could have improved your employment with us? What did you feel was ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Opportunities for Growth

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

    I have been working at Akvelon full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    This company likes to give internal employees a chance to grow into a higher position, by proving ability to handle more responsibility than you've had in the past. Good work-life balance, good synergy with team, variety of challenging roles to recruit for across different clients.

    Cons

    High turnover in some of the support/admin positions.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see some investment in formal training.



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