Aerotek

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Aerotek

Pros

You draw a paycheck. They give you a bonus at 3&9 months. You get the training you need for the field you are wanting to get hired into.

Cons

You can never get in touch with Aerotek when you have a problem or concern. They offer benefits, but they are expensive compared to what you make hourly. You have to work a minimum of 6 months before you can get hired on by company your working at and any holidays count against that 6 months.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have your reps answer phones or return calls when you leave a message. Shorten transition time or not count time off against the employees.

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    communication problems with their contractors

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Aerotek as a contractor

    Pros

    quick hiring process, ok pay

    Cons

    the need a better selection process

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    Check your personal life at the door...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The Madison office of Aerotek has several examples of Account Managers making the big bucks, and this is what they sell to every recruiting candidate that walks in the door. A few of them are because they actually have put in the hard work and development to get there... most just happened to have large accounts handed to them from work other people have done. The potential to make $100k+ is seen everyday by people who have made it. Overall, starting pay is not terrible, but they demand a lot of your time.

    Cons

    First off, every new person starts off as a Recruiter (even though the only crieria for being eligible is having a strong sales background/desire), however the big bucks only come as an Account Manager. If you accept the recruiting offer there a few things you need to know that they leave out:

    1) Forget having a personal life, or any life at all (work starts promptly at 7:30am and if you leave before 7:00pm you are shunned). This pretty much rules out anyone with kids/projects/activities going on after 5:00pm... but they also screen for that, targetting new college grads who dont have these restrictions (and who don't know this is NOT how most corporations operate).

    2) Don't plan on working there more than 2 years. This is not a career; its a job that some get lucky enough to strike it rich and stay for 5 years. The attrition rate is astronomically high in the Madison office with recruiters coming and going constantly (a very fast revolving door). Recruiters who have been there 6 months are considered "senior recruiters".

    3) Don't be surprised if your commission pay is not what they tell you it will be. Most recruiters make between $33k-$40k, with top recruiters making $60k (less than 5% of them). Yes, the potential is there, but the commission structure is EXTREMELY top-heavy. And don't even get me started on the benefits...

    4) Promotions are not as promised. During my 1-year tenure with Aerotek there were 3 promotions (one was already a "Account Recruiting Manager", one quit within her first month of being promoted)... far from the promotion promises that told in the interview process.

    5) Diversity. If you are over 30, need not apply. If you have children, need not apply. To put it quite simply, if you are not a 22-year-old recent college grad who is good looking enough for the 27-year-old Account Managers who interview you, don't bother applying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough with the "flash-in-the-pan" business initiatives. If you want to build a better reputation within the Madison market and the staffing industry, start with practicing what you preach. "Work Life Balance" is a real thing, not just something that is nice to talk about. Lastly, focus on developing recruiters and hire people that are ok in that role.

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