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Helpful (4)

Just an OK place to work, more hype, peanuts pay, no career movement in Chicago.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Global Employment Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Nice people to work with, if they stick around; Somewhat recognizable name in Chicago metro area. Work/life balance is good but for the wrong reasons- most people run out the door at 5pm, not because of the benefits, or any alternative work schedules which they do not offer. I left on my own to pursue similar opportunities on the corporate side to work with more professional people, for more stimulating work, more money, less pressure, .

Cons

They pay peanuts, expect to make very little the first few years. You need to get job orders or you won't make money. Upper management will push you to fill their job orders so they get paid the 6 figures, while you go home with annual compensation around 40-50k. Turn over is so high, it seems ridiculous. Most people can't make it there, this is true of the search industry however. There was a running joke in the office (although not funny), people would take the phone list and cross off those who left, after a while the list got so long it was a lot of work to keep track of everyone.

Advice to Management

Provide better training, allow use of internet sourcing tools, bring recruiting methods up to the 21st century, embrace technology, offer better mentoring.

Other Employee Reviews for Global Employment Solutions

  1. Helpful (1)

    Doing what the MiddleMan should

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - This IS A Staffing Agency in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - This IS A Staffing Agency in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Global Employment Solutions as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of their clients is the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Busy work orders (available temporary assignments)

    Cons

    Poor employee (temporary associates) support; non-existing professional development for employees; zero counseling for temporaries to get hired at the assignment company; unclear policies; low pay rate - temporary assistants $12/hour w/o benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Be open about your bussiness and policies. Explain to the job seekers what you are up for when they register with you. Increase pay rate!


  2. Helpful (4)

    Best to look elsewhere for a career in recruiting.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The people can be fun, and there is a lot of social interaction with the open "pit" layout of the office. The firm which used to be called Excell Personnel Services is now GES or Global Employment Solutions. The firm has built somewhat of a nationwide presence and ranks in the top few hundred search firms at least several years ago. Recently they upgraded to new offices after like 15 years with the same beat up furniture. People complained how the office looked very 1980’s.

    Cons

    Where to start...hmmmm.... Turnover is ridiculous. I probably counted 100 or so people coming and going throughout my tenure. The office size at any given time was approx. 30-40 and mostly recruiters or managers. You think to yourself, when am I getting out of here? Keep in mind some people left because they didn't recruit well and didn't make any money, others just didn't like the atmosphere. There is no admin. support either. Work/Life balance is ok, but don't be late or expect to cut out early. Most people are out the door at the 8 - 5pm hours. Certain manager's are very strict. If you are a few minutes late you better have a doctor's note or very good excuse or be prepared to be berated in front of everyone. Technology - To at least one of the manager's who's been there for 12 years, Technology is a big no-no. The Manager's philosophy is get on the phone. Well, in todays work environment internet tools and social networking is where it is at! Of course you should integrate these tools with your phone work or you would be missing out on the whole picture. But this VP (Manager) frowns upon CRM use too.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time training and developing new recruiters. Some managers only think of themselves and if they are making their $125k+ they don't care that others are only making $40k. They tend to steer employees to work on their jobs, finding candidates to fill jobs they have. There is very little focus on new business development and growing the client base side of the business. This means limited opportunities for placing a wider range of candidates.


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