AppleOne

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Great starting point for recent college grads

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Staffing Associate in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Staffing Associate in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at AppleOne full-time (less than a year)

Pros

*cooperation within and between offices in Northern CA
*transparent leadership - monthly P&L meetings
*great learning experience about building and operating a business "from the ground up"
*exposure to several different sectors and companies
*personal freedom to forge your own path; you can specialize in one sector (finance, HR, Accounting, Construction, etc) or be the jack/jane of all trades
*flexability to work with small, medium, and large businesses
*bonuses are available for every fill you get and every new req you secure
*there are a variety of people at the company; a wide range of ages and educational backgrounds. I've seen HS diplomas and MBA's be equally successful at AppleOne and I think that is very unique
*career progression and advancement are never impeded, the staff wants you to do well
*exposure to different companies and career paths through working with candidates
(you can join a conversation about any career/sector and contribute)
*benefits are deducted pre tax
*national sales trainers are not hired externally. This means they have succeeded in your role and can give you spot on guidance in building your business
*the founder/president is very old but he makes an effort to visit the offices and share his insights
*founders club is extravagent and very prestigious

Cons

*long waiting period for benefits (selection at 90 days; if you began mid month you select benefits on the 1st day of your 4th months). After selection benefits take one pay period to take effect
*IT is slow to resolve technical matters....this impedes productivity
*base salaries are just that, a base. It is not sustainable to live off your salary, so be prepared to rack up the jobs filled becuase you need the bonuses
*offices seem to have a general distaste for corporate staff. Senior AE's & Management across offices portray the corporate staff as though they throw money away. In all of my interactions with corporate I never had a negative experience
*OC salaries depend on branch profitability. Make the salary for OC's standard - they do not work in a sales capacity so their wages should not depend on branch profitability

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nick & Theresa in the Santa Clara branch are effective leaders. They have a sense of humor and a drive to achieve their goals. They're both a great resource to staff

Corporate - work on your relationship with the staff in the branches

Nor Cal offices:
keep pushing for temp to perm and perm orders. this will draw in the strongest candidates (when I worked on the staffing end I hesitated to reach out to high profile passive candidates without actual orders to submit them to).

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No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    High turnover due to shady intraoffice politics and oppressive sales pressure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at AppleOne full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Well thought out sales policies, clear expectations and comprehensive training.

    Cons

    Staffing and sales are difficult fields, which usually take a lot of groundwork before you see great results. AppleOne puts ridiculous demands on new employees, especially on a branch manager level and then leaves them out to dry. It's not a 40 hour work week and to be successful, it's not even a 50 hour one either. I regularly put in 60+ hours and was still treated like a criminial if I needed to leave work for any reason. I feel like they just exploited my solid work ethic and tried to make me feel personally responsible for things that were beyond my control. I ended up being terminated without a clear answer as to why and I soon realized what a blessing that was. I didnt realize how much tension and anxiety this comlany caused me. Pick another, more employee centric company!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees, heavy turnover in a staffing agency is just bad for busiess. Hire upper level managers with more integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bait and Switch

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Temp in Denver, CO
    Current Contractor - Temp in Denver, CO

    I have been working at AppleOne as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    My account exec is really nice, good location for the office, direct deposit. Found me an assignment quickly in a still crummy economy. Didn't hold it against me that I quit my last job for personal reasons/quality of life concerns.

    Cons

    Lower pay than many other agencies. At the last assignment I did for them 2 years ago, I was on average making $1-$2 less/hr than my temporary co-workers thru other agencies. My account exec this time around pulled a bait and switch on me (and it's happened before at another AppleOne office, I think just to get me in the door and ask about my current company)-had initially offered me an assignment that paid $18.90/hr and I ended up being "rejected" for that one (if it even existed in the first place, which I doubt) and accepting an assignment for $14.00/hr that required 2 interviews, 3 separate background checks, 10 year residence history, fingerprinting and a copy of my birth certificate to be provided. Since I've already completed the process, I'm going to go thru with the assignment, but I got tired of being asked for "just one more thing" every few days or so. I should've had my behind in the chair at this assignment weeks ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your account execs get a little bit more organized so that when they're asking for additional info/documentation from their temps, they can get everything at once instead of forcing us unemployed/broke temps to run around town and waste gas and time needlessly. Allow for better accessibility to account execs. It seems like every time I call up wanting to speak with mine, she's on the phone, in an interview or away from the office. I always have to leave messages/emails and wait for a return call.

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    No opinion of CEO
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