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Good for in-between

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Aerotek as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Quick hire and they search positions for you.

Cons

No job security. If their client ( your assignors) decide not to keep you its just a phone call away. No benefits for 1 year and they don't offer paid time off.

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    Long hours

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Potential to make money is high and you gain a lot of valuable experience. You become pretty close with your coworkers as well.

    Cons

    Long hours, success ultimately requires more luck than most would like.

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    High energy, high expectations, high stress, sometimes high reward.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Portland, OR

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Excellent training program.
    -Very welcoming environment/culture.
    -High earning potential for those who are both tenacious and lucky.
    -Great tenure in the Portland offices.
    -Strong legacy in from the Portland offices-- many of the executive-level employees (including the CEO) are from Portland.
    -Good potential to grow with the company and make a career (especially if you're interested in sales)
    -Attractive work experience to have on your resume for future job seeking.
    -Every day is different, constant challenge. No one is ever done learning at Aerotek.
    -High recognition for those that do well/stand out.
    -Strong involvement in the community, supporting causes.
    -Team happy hours / outings
    - Emphasis of the DISC Program (Helps determine team dynamic and how to effectively function within your own team)

    Cons

    - Guilt trips for those that don't want to work more than 8am-5pm ("committed" employees work 7:30am-6:00pm or longer). Lunch hour is often used for work.
    - Constant meetings that go beyond normal business hours (3-4 monthly meetings that start at 7am)
    - Can be very cliquey. I found that most people talked behind each other's backs. Can be reminiscent of high school.
    -Low base salary, commission that hinges on your quick ability to put people to work and keep them there, which can be difficult to control.
    -Staffing firms tend to attract low-caliber candidates, and high caliber candidates often don't want to hear from staffing firms. Calling candidates can feel like cold calling, can be held in the same regard as telemarketers.
    -High pressure from Account Managers on the recruiters to fill extremely difficult positions in a short amount of time.
    -Lack of control over many things that affect you as a recruiter.
    -Roller-coaster effect. The highs are high but the lows are very low.
    -Always a new flavor-of-the-week goal for recruiters to complete. There are always new programs and ideas presented with little follow up. Can be confusing, and take away from time to actually recruit.

    For me, Aerotek had too many ups and downs. One month you're the top recruiter, and the next month you're at the bottom of the barrel because all of your contractors were either laid off, quit, or went direct with the client company. Your paychecks reflect that roller coaster, and it can be hard to keep up. Aerotek is also a very frequent-contact culture as well, which can be positive and negative. Expect 2+ hours a day to be taken up by meetings. If you like to be left alone to do your work independently, don't work here. Success comes to those that are truly tenacious, and somewhat unemotional. I think a sales state of mind is absolutely essential for this job. You need to be aggressive, competitive, selfish, and hungry to do well at Aerotek. Many times I found that the internal employees had little compassion for their current contractors and potential candidates. I would recommend Aerotek for recent college graduates that want a potential career in sales. Also good for recent college grads that don't know what they want to do quite yet, because it offers great training and good experience that future employers value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach Account Managers how to manage their recruiters positively, instead of just teaching them how to be a good salesperson. Other than that, I respect upper management and think they're doing a fine job.

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