Softworld

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Softworld was there when they needed me.

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Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Suburbia, Anne Arundel, MD
Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Suburbia, Anne Arundel, MD

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

Pros

Softworld was very aggressive in finding me a job. They gave me good support in advance of my interview. Once I got the job, they kept in touch to make sure I was all right for the first few months.

Cons

When the Government came out with the Sequestration, I made it through the first round of cuts. I lasted another 3 months before I was let go. I told my contact at Softworld with a month's notice, but did not receive any help or feedback.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't forget the people who got you where you are today. Keep in touch and help them out.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, growing business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    -The people by far are the best reason to work at Softworld. Everyone is nice, smart, and always willing to help.
    -Competitive base and commission plan that exceeds industry standards.
    -Diverse set of clients from SMB to government contractors.
    -Laptop, wireless headset, great software and infrastructure support with cutting-edge web-based ATS

    Cons

    -The hours. Employees are strongly encouraged to work nights and weekends regularly, which is typical of the IT staffing industry in general though. Just know what you're getting into if you want to earn $$$
    -The sales people could work better with recruiters to "fight" for their candidates and push back against clients to better qualify requirements rather than just "taking an order."
    -Too many meetings and time spent on administrative work (e.g., formatting resumes to perfection).
    -Lots of micromanagement, too much metrics tracking and unrealistic individual goals pushed by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your senior recruiters to get the job done and don't look over their shoulders every second.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Passive Account Managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Softworld

    Pros

    Great Staff that is very helpful and willing to assist you when called upon
    Great compensation plan

    Cons

    Feedback takes too long and the Sales Team is real passive
    Top recruiters have been there between 8-10 years and they are only billing at $10/k
    You end up trading time for money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to fire your clients if the process is taking too long or they have went dark on you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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