Columbia Technology Corp

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Old School Recruiting

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY

I worked at Columbia Technology Corp

Pros

-Work with a bunch of great people.
-Strong relationships with top tier clients.
-Ability to work on any job that comes in.

Cons

-Only focused on financial jobs. So when the market dips there is nothing to do.
-Micro-management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust that your employees want to work and make money. Don't harass them and watch their every movement.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Great Opportunity, Learning a Lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia Technology Corp

    Pros

    A great chance to learn a lot about technical recruiting from the ground up as well as learn about investment banking. I enjoy being part of the tight-knit team of recruiters and felt very welcomed from the minute I walked in. David is a great mentor and so are the other recruiters.

    The opportunity here is phenomenal as well simply because of all the groundwork put in previously. The company has a great relationship with nearly every major investment bank in NYC area so there's never any shortage of roles to recruit for.

    Cons

    It's a challenging environment to get into, but if you keep it up the rewards are absolutely worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and build. It's a great office and a great career opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Worst Decision of your life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia Technology Corp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only possible pro would be the fact that you learn how a company SHOULD NOT operate and you learn what a truly horrible boss/manager is and you can steer away similar negative people afterwards.

    Cons

    I don't know where to start. A boiler room environment without any of the possible success. The president gets off on yelling at his employees to constantly make calls without providing any useful input, training or simple guidance besides "pick up the phone and call" and gets infuriated when somehow, all of his junior recruiters that started last week and will probably leave in 3 months can't make any placements or even get a person to stay on the phone. Most recruiters are extremely junior (less than a year recruiting or just straight out of college) because he makes promises of fortune and success that of course never happens (you are actually taking step backwards in your career working here, since he'll try to give you the lowest salary possible first). Daily meetings where he feeds his own ego by insulting his employees and asking why they aren't making any profits. Seen way more kick outs than actual placements, most likely because the president scares away the candidate once someone actually gets an interview and close to placement. Since he doesn't trust anyone, he insists on taking the candidates away from the recruiter after a certain point, and then blames the candidate when the deal falls through. Speaking of no trust, cameras all over the office to watch you and spyware on your computer to read your personal email. No basic human rights, work through holidays and weekends, always gives grief if god forbid you actually need to take a day off for any reason, states hour lunch on contract but blows up if you take more than 15 minutes, end of day meetings last well past 7PM, the list goes on.

    Literally, the worst decision you can make to your career, sanity and health working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't wait for the "company" to finally close its doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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