Ashley Ellis Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
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  1.  

    Great company, great people

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Ashley Ellis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love the people there. Its a great environment to work in, very fast paced and lots of interactions. Management challenges you and offers excellent training while allowing you independence to get things done.

    Cons

    This can be a high turnover environment but sometimes that can be a good thing if you don't like certain people. There is a lot of calling so if you aren't a person that enjoys talking to lots of different people throughtout the day, it might not be a great fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed my time as Ashley Ellis and it really launched my career. Continue the great trainings and keep hiring top notch people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run!

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Houston, TX

    I worked at Ashley Ellis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    entry level opportunity to go elsewhere

    Cons

    negative atmosphere,Very very Micro-Managed, Everything you do is looked upon, first 3 months saw one person leave every month. very high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop micromanaging

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Stressful, walking on eggshells all the time

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Ashley Ellis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to learn the recruiting industry from the ground up
    Great training program for entry level recruiters
    Job stability
    Tenure- many of the employees had been there for a long time... at least up until 2010 when everything completely fell apart.

    Cons

    Very negative and old school atmosphere. Management didn't have a forward thinking attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Recruiter

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    Former Employee - IT Search Executive  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - IT Search Executive in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Ashley Ellis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ashley Ellis gives you the opportunity to make a career out of a Job. This position really weeds out the lazy and ineffective. You will learn to be a recruiter and the team that supports you will help you get there but you need to put in the work.
    There are major changes happening at Ashley Ellis and if you are committed to your own success then you will have it.

    You will be given all the tools it is your choice to take it.

    Cons

    The only bad thing about this job is that it will make your personal weaknesses very clear to everyone. If you don't stay on the phone and worry about what everyone else is doing you will not be successful and to be honest those are the people who feel that they have been mistreated.
    If you don't see this as an opportunity to grow professionally as well as personally then it is not the job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going with the changes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are smart you will run away, fast!!!

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    Current Employee - IT Search Executive
    Current Employee - IT Search Executive

    I have been working at Ashley Ellis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You work with some cool people.
    Play music while you are working.
    They will hire anyone, so if you are in desperate need here is your place.

    Cons

    Some of the most unprofessional management and senior recruiters you will ever work with. They bring you in at an extremely low wage, and by low you are making $9.75/ hour (19K / Year), and after taxes and medical your pay check is $275 a week!

    You are constantly told to be on the phone making sales call or calling candidates, but then you will look around to see that the Branch Manager and Senior Recruiters are never making calls; they are usually surfing the internet for the hottest deals on shoes or purses. The senior recruiters do whatever they want, and while you are on the phone, they are on the job boards or LinkedIn searching for candidates, but you are told that every person in the office follows the same schedule?

    Do not expect to have any time during the day to do any research, gather leads, etc. because that is what you are told to do when you get home from work. That's right, you work all day, then they expect you to keep working long after you leave the office....they don't mention that part in the interview.

    When you interview they will tell you how much money you are going to make by working there, but in reality you are barely making any money. The senior management is barely getting by, because everyone who works at Ashley Ellis is desperate for every penny they can get, that's what happens when you work for 19K a year.

    In regards to the work environment, you will never be in a cliquier place in your entire life; it is like being back in high school. You will constantly watch employees who are "buddy buddy" with the managers get special treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees equally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Robots

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    Former Employee - Account Manager/Recruiter  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Recruiter in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Ashley Ellis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It looks like a lot of fun when you interview because the music is pumping and they tell you that you will make a TON of money.

    Cons

    If you want a job where you don't have to think; this is one for you. Your manager will be happy to tell you everything that you need to say and do, including when you can go to the bathroom and lunch. Oh, and they will tell you that you get PTO but what they negate is the fact that it won't accrue for an entire year. Do yourself a favor and apply to another agency if you really want to get into recruiting. Everything that you are reading about in these reviews is true!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Degrading, treated as a subordinate, and was not given the respect of work-life balance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ashley Ellis

    Pros

    -I was taught how to NOT be a recruiter after working here.
    -CEO and C level team came to visit branches often.

    Cons

    - You are treated like a child. Strict metrics to adhere to, strict hours, strict schedule.
    - Pay is incredibly low unless you make placement.
    - Management is a JOKE. Our particular manager had a huge confidence issue, and would bring her problems into work all the time, and take it out on us as well. She made inappropriate jokes, and expected us to laugh at them.
    - Inappropriate work culture. Was told to do one thing, while others were told different. Management definitely played favorites, and looked the other way when their pets made the same mistakes I did.

    The company branch itself was unsuccessful, and shut down months later for failing to complete a placement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it doesn't work, find something that does. The strict schedule and regimen you force upon your employees is just ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Seriously? Is what you'll say.

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    Former Employee - I T and Stuff  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - I T and Stuff in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Ashley Ellis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You meet some cool people. Together you will talk about the horrible times you spent at Ashely Ellis.

    Cons

    It's like boot camp. The most verbally abusive, lame, energy draining boot camp you will ever be a part of. This company laughs in the face of state laws that mandate breaks and lunches and gets away with it. Upper management will yell at employees as though they are children. They are like a revolving door so don't plan on being there long making really low pay. Furthermore, these people think that hard work is putting up with abuse and working from sun up to sun down with out a lunch break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing I can say that will help management at an awful place like this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Place

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    Current Employee - Search Executive
    Current Employee - Search Executive

    I have been working at Ashley Ellis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good co-workers and not much else

    Cons

    No respect for workers – upper management doesn’t allow for the termination of dead weight. No breaks as mandated by law. Upper management visits locations only to do things in an area & they provide ZERO practical guidance. Many extra hours of work are required & the base pay is equal to McDonald’s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves & do something for the rank & file people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A nightmare...!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ashley Ellis

    Pros

    Potential to make money if you're willing to work 60+ hours a week, weekends, and be verbally abused by management.

    Cons

    You're told what to say, when to say it, and how to say it. If you don't do it exactly their way, you will be yelled at as if you are a child.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Provide better salary, benefits, and a safe work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Ashley Ellis Response

    Apr 25, 2013

    To whom wishes to remain anonymous,

    You chose to work at a top office. An office becomes a top office because they chose to bust their butts to get there, and are well rewarded for it. At times
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