Complete Staffing Solutions

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Complete Staffing Solutions Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
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    Nice people, small company environment that's growing, but stuck in the 1990s

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Complete Staffing Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not a sweatshot like other big recruiting firms- upper management does not yell or really pressure employees
    Decent hours, formally 8-5:30- they don't push working till 7 or 8 as some sweatshot staffing firms do
    Very high commission split

    Cons

    Technology stuck in the early '90s- unbelievably, there's still no company databse for either candidates or clients- completely unheard of
    Old school cold call and leave enthusiastic voicemail style of business development- nothing modern
    Very transactional- they don't really build client relationships, so they're constantly calling for new business
    Low income potential as a result of all these- their top biller makes half or less of what a top biller would at a national firm, and everyone below him makes much less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try investing in a candidate database- they were first commercially available in the late 90s- the technology you're using now is the equivalent of a typewriter
    Build better relationships with your clients, so there's not a list of 200 companies that 'sure, we did a deal with them once, lost track after that'
    Better training for new recruiters

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Grateful for the experience of what NOT to do.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing/Search Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Staffing/Search Consultant in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Complete Staffing Solutions

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule
    Self-accountability

    This is a firm that caters to well-established staffing professionals; if you've been around the block and have had some success, you can further develop it here.

    Cons

    ZERO Guidance
    Sink-or-Swim Environment
    ENTIRELY Commission-Based

    If you have trouble grasping biotech concepts or have issues with relatability, you're in trouble. No support from account managers OR senior recruiters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unreliable company, made empty promises that I would become permanent at my assignment within 3 months- leaving after 9

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Complete Staffing Solutions as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hopeful beginnings
    Negotiated somewhat higher pay

    Cons

    unreliable, unaware, empty promises, disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unreliable- when I asked my agency rep to look into certain questions I had she did not follow up

    Unaware- my agent asked me if the company I worked for had made me permanent yet- clearly not as the temp agency was still paying me- bad communication between temp agency and client company

    Empty promise that assignment would be temp to perm "guaranteed after three months"- have been at assignment with nine and seen no hope of permanency

    Two other people at my assignment went through the same agency and have different pay and different processes in regards to time cards, etc- there is no set standard for organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first impression, horrilble follow through

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    Former Employee - Contracted Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Contracted Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Complete Staffing Solutions as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Received many calls for potential interviews immediately, the girl I worked with was enthusiastic about my qualifications and made me feel at ease.

    Cons

    Sketchy office(in Boston location) that looked borderline abandonded, recruiter was dressed more for a night out than a day in the office, communication took a nosedive after about 3 weeks and they said for me to follow up everyweek otherwise I would get moved to the bottom of the pile. Once employeed I received rude, short, and unprofessional calls/e-mails about them not receiving my (faxed..antiquated much?) time sheet. Expected me to fax my social over to them multiple times..no thanks. Continued to receive emails and calls after being taken on with the company I was placed with about my timecard even after informing them I was no longer under CSS employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be trained to be professional from the way the present themselves through to the way they conduct their relationships with their clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Build You Up

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Complete Staffing Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Kind, respectful, insightful placement agents who will work with you to build you up. I went in with zero professional environment experience and they showed me the way. If something didn't work out, they didn't give up, they just tried me at something different.

    Cons

    Sometimes you'd get cut from an assignment on a day's notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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