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Temporary.

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Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Recruiter in Fremont, CA

I worked at 314e full-time for less than a year

Pros

Entry-level opportunities: Although school ranking and GPA are considered, 314e hires recent graduates without preference of major and they are willing to train.

Work-life balance: Employees never stay past 5:30pm.

Cons

Employee turnaround rate: As an employee who had worked there for very close to one year, in my time I had seen at the very least 18 other employees leave, whether they had been there for a few months or had been hired only a month previously. It is rare for an employee to stay at 314e past one year. Most employees treat this job as an initial stepping stone or as a temporary job while looking for something or waiting on something else.

Career growth: There is not much room for career growth - after Senior Sales or Senior Recruiting Associate, there is nowhere to go. Senior positions are only two away from entry level positions.

Work environment: Telemarketing environment. Work duties are mundane.There are numbers to meet on both the Sales and Recruiting side.

Lack of professionalism: an unheard of amount of fraternizing among employees.

Lack of quality of benefits: Kaiser plan with co-payments of $30; no dental coverage; 10 pto days by accrual; 2 sick days for the year.

Corporate strategy: 314e's business strategy and growth is stagnant at best. Earlier on in the year, they tried to expand the business by working with a number of different EMRs. Due to lack of organization and progress, they reverted back to working with only one EMR, Epic, which has a number of limitations and requirements that will not allow the company to grow quickly enough. Because they only work with one EMR, their client base is limited and they have heavy competition with other agencies for the same candidates. Moreover, relationships between 314e and candidates/previous employed consultants are poorly maintained and/or tarnished, therefore adding further difficulty to finding candidates to fill jobs.

Micro-management: Managers micro-manage more heavily here than any other company I have every worked for. Managers will also respond to clients and candidates on behalf of an employee through said employee's email account without actual permission from the employee.

Lack of transparency: The best way to describe upper management is that it is a definite 'Boys' Club'. They are also very passive and dishonest, which makes communication almost impossible and severely ineffective and inefficient.

Low morality: Senior management operates on little to no morality:
- Managers will submit resumes on behalf of candidates without having actually received permission from the candidate. They submit these resumes to 'prospects jobs' in hopes of acquiring a new contract. This is misleading to the client as they may be looking at a resume of someone who isn't even interested or available.
- Managers will submit candidate resume to jobs of hospitals they have no relationship with, which is misleading to candidates and explains the lack of call-backs.
- There exists a secret side business with one major Sacramento client that exists purely because of a previous tarnished relationship between 314e's CEO and that hospital. Although it is operating in the same building alongside 314e, it is forbidden to be spoken about and treated as invisible.
- Although it is all a part of the business, 314e will often try to pay consultants far under the rate they deserve. In the time that I was with 314e, I have not seen a client bill rate under $120/hour, and they often go up to $150/hour. Although some consultants manage to achieve $80-90/hour, management will often offer consultants in the $60/hour range. Management will make the Recruiter unwillingly offer this amount and make the Recruiter handle the situation when it backfires.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The lack of honest and positive business relations and lack of actual regard for employees will be the ultimate downfall for this company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at 314e full-time

    Pros

    - Good place for new grads
    - Hours are reasonable
    - Work is easy, young in-office environment

    Cons

    - Management is very passive aggressive
    - Dead end in terms of job responsibilities, career growth
    - many false promises from upper management, not enough attention/training to incoming employees
    - No investment in infrastructure/employees
    - No Commission...leads to unmotivated employees (sales and recruiting jobs, yet no pay for performance)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some senior managers, reduce the micro management and change compensation structure to commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place for new college grads

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Fremont, CA

    I worked at 314e full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are friendly and young, everyone gives a helping hand. Co-workers hang out a lot outside of work and form many good friendships. The transition from college to workplace is very easy. Good stepping stone to learn a lot of skills that can be very transferable at other companies.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility. Bottom line is for them to make money and make your numbers at the end of the day. Relatively high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop monitoring calls/emails, it doesn't give employees the feel of privacy or stability.

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