AppleOne

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AppleOne Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
199 Reviews

3.6
199 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's a very fun, fast-paced environment, where every day is different (in 5 reviews)

  • Great place to come to in the event that you are in between work (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • they will not tell you if a temp-to-hire position will become permanent or if you are about to get laid off (in 5 reviews)

  • Low base salary, even if you are hired as a recruiter you are forced into sales at one time or another (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very good training and safe friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Turnover is to high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open door policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    AppleOne Response

    May 5, 2014Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Glassdoor.com for AppleOne. We appreciate the feedback and I will forward your review to our management team.

  2.  

    Great Work Experience!

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

    Pros

    Training, sales, marketing, and recruiting experience.

    Cons

    leadership not very strong, negative environment, no organization, office drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do things for the employees more often. We work extremely hard and do not see anything in return from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to start your HR career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Team oriented, clear goals for promotions and complete transparency within each branch.

    Cons

    High stress level and hard work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do you work well under pressure?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staffing Associate in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Friendly employees, fun to meet new people

    Cons

    pyramid-like structure, the most micromanaging ever in my life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people do their jobs in peace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Total Waste of My Time

    Former Employee - Registered Applicant  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Applicant in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    -None to speak of at this time.

    Cons

    -Unprofessional
    -Poor Customer Service
    -No follow-up
    -No follow through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I registered with AppleOne and dealt with Nicole briefly before she resigned, then was transitioned to Normal who never reached out or responded to my email. Driving out to Pleasanton and taking the time to test and meet with someone was an extreme waste of my time. I wasn't even offered a cup of water while being there for over an hour.

    Advice to management is to hire real talent or experience recruiters who will take their jobs seriously and truly advocate for registered members. We take the time to sign up because we truly need a job!!

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Decent entry-level recruiting job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staffing Associate in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    They hire with more weight on personality than experience, at least for some people, which makes for a decent company culture. My branch was truly wonderful and I met some great people who I am still friends with today, yet this varies across branches. Every month or so you go to training classes, which are helpful. I thought that for me, AppleOne was great because I don't have much experience and I made more money than I have ever made before. But if you actually are good at what you do and have a degree, it isn't really worth it because one can make more somewhere else and actually be able to have a good work/life balance and support your family. One can make pretty good money by increasing their placements, just as with any recruiting/sales job, but it's better at other companies.
    If you make tons of money you get to spend 3 days or something in a nice area like Puerto Vallarta or Cancun on an all expenses paid trip.
    I left in less than a year because a better opportunity came up.

    Cons

    They don't pay talented people in their company enough and treat managers poorly. The commission structure & benefits package seems to be better at other similar agencies. It seems to be a case across AppleOne that even some of the top performers who make tons of money for the company struggle to support a family with what they make because so much is taken out of the pay check. I didn't work long enough to become a "top performer" and identify the root cause, but I feel that it's either the business model or the commission structure.
    It seems the CEO & President are so absorbed with making money for themselves that they don't want to pay a thing for their employees such as competitive salary or a reasonable amount of paid vacation days.
    Some branches are great (personality/culture wise), like mine, but others are rude, gossipy, build silos, and are generally unhelpful. But I feel like this is normal in big companies. Some of the branches in my region were awesome (like my own), but others seemed downright unethical to candidates. I understand a recruiter can't place every person that walks into AppleOne in their dream job, or any job for that matter (in a good office, it's actually around 20%, and that is an optimistic ratio). However, do your best to help people and provide some form of result. I guess since I'm newer to the industry I am not sure how other agencies get their leads, but sometimes using candidates for their connections to gather sales leads and improve your metrics seemed unethical, especially in cases where I was pretty sure I didn't have a job for that candidate.
    Branch offices are generally dumpy.
    It's a sales job, but the goals you are supposed to meet are set too far for even the best people in the company to meet. Recruiters spend way too much time doing ambiguous admin work that is piled on their desk, so even less time is allowed for actual recruiting/sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not to Branch Managers, but to management at the corporate level. Treat your managers and employees better. Don't be afraid to spend at least a bit of money to show appreciation for hard work and achievement. Your business model is outdated. You need to technologically overhaul the business, from the recruiting software to the website to the computers/etc. in the branches. Everything is old and prone to breaking down. The company should just switch to Taleo or another recruiting software altogether, because the proprietary system is old, unwieldy, and not aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, it is highly frustrating to have to wait hours for tech support (which seems to be a little incompetent sometimes) to respond to your inquiry when you could have figured it out on your own by googling the problem if it was a more common software. Instead of blocking access to facebook and other social media sites, allow recruiters to use those sites to power their recruiting even further and reach more candidates/clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    This is truly a sales dominated position

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Fun working environment (if you have a good team), potential to make a good amount of commision

    Cons

    Low base salary, even if you are hired as a recruiter you are forced into sales at one time or another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is supposed to be a 2 fold company, recruiting and sales. Why make a recruiter do sales and vice versa, play to your employee's strengths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Provide good learning environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Area Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    bonus structure
    incentive programs
    room for growth
    training

    Cons

    competative compensation
    upper managment lack of taking action

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be more hands on when needed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dangle the carrot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    SOMETIMES they can find you work quickly

    Cons

    MOST of the time they don't follow through on what they say. They just fill their needs and you have to take it or leave it, while they preach it's about you and your professional development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FOLLOW through

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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