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Can't beat the money or the laid back environment

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Former Employee - Technical Recruiter
Former Employee - Technical Recruiter

I worked at Skyrocket Ventures

Pros

If you're money motivated, this is the place for you - the earning potential is endless. The environment of the office is super, super laid back and probably not for the overly uptight -- full of personality and fun but also a place where serious work is getting done all of the time. I found management to be extremely flexible in allowing time off for both health and personal concerns as long as a legitimate reason was given. There is a bit of a right of passage, but once you've earned the respect of management and peers everyone feels very equal in the office. A great place to work regardless of where you are in your career.

Cons

Hours -- because they're potentially endless. There is always more to do and if you think in terms of dollars, it's hard to fight the urge to bring work home, come in on weekends, etc. This is also easily a pro for those who like money.

Not a lot of analytical thinking or problem solving requirement. A good place to test your limits in terms of sales ability, but most tasks don't require a ton of brain stretching. Again -- this could also easily be a pro for others.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Seriously: You get what you make of it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skyrocket Ventures

    Pros

    The network this small company has been able to develop is very surprising. For proprietary reasons, there's little we're allowed to say about our clients & our methods, but there's big benefits from working with this team. You won't find any hand-holding and the work is demanding, but there's a lot of ways for you to literally cash in on others' experience.

    In absence of a formal, extended training regimen, the team is designed to make everyone an equal contributor--you have just as much an opportunity to lead as to learn. If you can pick up on the experience that is around you, you'll be successful & the skills are going to be applicable to whatever step you take next in your career. However, it's on you to ask questions & come forward with your ideas.

    Some people need more structure & a more formal setting, but if you can let go of the tie & suit or needing to use/hear "sir" & "ma'am", you'll find the environment is more relaxed during office hours than most places during happy hour.

    Compensation: "base" pay is relatively low, but no ceiling to amount you can make via placements
    Time off: Basically ask for a day off and it's yours. No one is calculating sick days, counting times you're late, or putting deadlines on how much notice you need. So long as you're not a slacker & it's within reason, you'll get an OK for almost anything you need.
    Vacation: Mandatory vacation during the holidays, with huge gaps between holidays that we actually shutdown for, but there's plenty of leeway for personal time
    Benefits: Health insurance options range from none, to pretty standard, to pretty nice (your choice depending on how much you want to contribute). Vision/dental isn't directly offered.

    Cons

    Recruiting is a rough, tough, and sometimes dirty business. By nature the industry is a grinder and there will be high stress & high fallout. Honestly, this is not the kind of job you suggest to most of your friends. Even if you get GREAT at each of the things you need to do this kind of work, there's no guarantee that you'll be successful.

    What makes it harder here is that some employees will seriously try to outwork you, so there's some pressure to keep up with the hours they put in & the work they do. It's really up to you to control your schedule (no one tracks your hours), but once you start keeping pace, the workload can seriously cut into your social/personal life.

    Because of the relaxed environment things can turn slightly frat house from time to time, so if you're not used to hearing a foul word or a crude joke at work, your first on-site at Skyrocket can be major culture shock. **I'm sure more than one candidate has totally misjudged how serious this team is about their work

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    A place for anyone who is self driven and willing to grow.

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter

    I worked at Skyrocket Ventures

    Pros

    Somewhere anyone with the right attitude can learn about recruiting, sales, business and cold calling. It's not for everyone and can be heartbreaking at the worst of times. If you're someone who does not know how to manage processes on your own, or focus on personal goals and growth, it's not for you.

    Cons

    Pretty stale growth as far as title's but unlimited earning potential. If you like money, the more you work the better is kind of the motto. You may be looked at as a B player if you can't keep up and the team environment makes it a very sink or swim atmosphere. I would consider this more of a downside to future applicants rather than the company as the company is shaped to harness your selling potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up if you like what you're doing. It's a good environment for the right people and if things were to open up into more interesting growth opportunities you may see a stronger employee success rate.

    Considering you are a major factor in the growth and success of my career, I only have the best of compliments for Skyrocket Ventures.

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