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So far they have been the only agency that I've had the best experience with. They seem to stay on top of it.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Apex Systems as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

The hiring process went smoothly, I didn't expect to have constant contact with them after but they're amazing at building professional relationships with their consultants. I'm not sure if that differs between Account Managers but the one made an effort to keep me happy and always answer questions I had

Cons

Contract is coming to an end and they haven't really found something to replace me, I would love to stick to this agency. Small client list..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try increasing your client list so that us contractors can stay with you

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Apex is a great place to make money if you are extremely competitive.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Apex Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great commission structure. Unlimited earning potential. Top performers in our company make over $500k per year. If you are the type that can persevere through any trials put in your way, then you will do well at this company.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment. All about results. Intense weekly performance metrics that must be hit. Will be very frustrating and unfulfilling for those who are not primarily motivated by money. There is constant frustration and disappointment. Not for the thin skinned. Not a good company for introverts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Avoid if you are the talent, go for it if you are the recruiter.

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Apex Systems as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Paperwork and paychecks arrive on time.
    Recruiter occasionally visits with treats or takes you out to lunch.
    Aggressively push their clients to hire the talent.
    Intensely focused on their client relationships.

    Cons

    Apex is a headshop. They focus heavily on positioning people because the cut they take from the talent is their bloodline, end of story. Just look at the reviews. Recruiters love them, talent regards them as a quick setup followed by invisible presence. This is mediocre if you land at a place you are happy in. Not fine if they drop you into a disaster.

    There is no professional effort to keep talent loyal to Apex. Technical people might as well be cows as far as they are concerned. Just keep working and when the client is done with you, go collect unemployment.

    There are agencies who take team-based approaches, where talent takes top priority, and who invest heavily in keeping talent loyal and advancing in their practice. Agencies who relocate talent when the gig is not a good match for the laborer. I work for such an agency now, have advanced significantly in my role and salary across multiple clients, and we are hiring. Apex does none of this.

    That they skimmed a percentage of my paycheck for about a year is really all I have to acknowledge them by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pat yourselves on the back if you are still earning profits from the people you have doing the heavy lifting for you, but keep in mind that the technical community becomes networked over time. I will never recommend Apex as a place to work for the talented people I know. Those who don't meet my standards may end up supplying your coffers, and I would be happy to send them your way even if all I get out of the deal is their work away from my projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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