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Best to look elsewhere for a career in recruiting.

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Former Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chicago, IL

I worked at Global Employment Solutions

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend

Other Reviews for Global Employment Solutions

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for what it was

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Employment Solutions

    Pros

    Very helpful, agent was great at sending out your resumes to only companies you would want to work with. Very good follow up attention as well.

    Cons

    They will only contact you or place you in positions if you can benefit the company somehow, which makes sense, it is a business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update your time keeping methods

  2.  

    Hard work, great rewards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Global Employment Solutions

    Pros

    Great team, favorable marketplace reputation. Company puts you in a position to win. Your destiny in your own hands. Great support and interest from senior management

    Cons

    A little slow on technology investment - seems to have picked up. Need to increase cross selling activities, maybe incentives in place to encourage this,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the cons I guess !! Perhaps buying more data, better faster computer systems. More frequent messaging from highest level of company about direction. and stuff happening in other areas of the country

    Recommends
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