Workbridge Associates

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a multifaceted job that takes a lot of time & effort to do well, but can be fulfilling & rewarding

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Workbridge Associates

Pros

- layered training program brings you up to speed on various levels of how to do the job
- young, diverse environment
- sales job, so pay = performance; paid well for overtime; great benefits
- competitive team-based work culture, as opposed to the every man for himself approach
- taught how to do many things--not siloed into one small piece
- great use of technology in all aspects of the job (social networking and marketing, new computers, etc.)
- fun culture outside of office (usually people from the office go to the bar or something else once every week or two)
- develop great time management, sales, marketing skills

Cons

- can be very overwhelming early on; you have a few weeks to get acquainted with the terminology and various facets of the job...trying to keep it all going can be tough in the first few months, but gets easier with time
- most leads and managers have built a big enough network that they don't spend as much time making calls, which can be frustrating for someone who is just getting started
- candidates and managers aren't always receptive to sales calls

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay for entry level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

    I have been working at Workbridge Associates

    Pros

    There's no denying it, you can be successful at this company. If you are looking for an entry level sales job where you can make a lot of money then this could be an okay place for you to work. Not great, but okay.

    Cons

    With that in mind, I would not recommend working here if you are just looking for a paycheck. Besides, most people don't get a raise until at least 4-5 months, not matter what they tell you. And be ready for a few practices of questionable business ethics- such as getting leads from where candidates have been interviewing. But timeliness is extremely important so if you boss is a few minutes late that doesn't excuse you from arriving even 1 minute past the hour. Finally, if you like recruiting but don't like Workbridge, a lot of other recruiting firms will be interested in you because Motion has such a good training scheme (but has problems with retention).

    And as a point of reference- Workbridge used to be called Remington up until about a year ago so for reviews further back research them under that name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the managers here are young and from other cities- that's just their business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to learn and train for sales and interpersonal skills, not for a recruiting career or even a sales career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Workbridge Associates

    Pros

    + Good place to learn some real good sales and interpersonal skills. The managers there are VERY good at it and at what they do, and are willing to teach if you listen.
    + You learn how to take control of difficult phone calls/situations.
    + You learn about the recruiting industry, particularly contingency recruiting in a very basic way.
    + You're always constantly training and learning new things. Training meetings each week.
    + They help you every step of the way right down to telling you exactly what to say and how to say it, thus making the job a lot easier than it seems. Especially in your first 6 months.
    + Youngish, fresh out of college crowd, combined with open bullpen environment leads to a fun, casual, informal atmosphere.
    + Occasional Dinners, Happy Hours, and events that they pay for.
    + Good promotion scale and opportunities for advancement. Reaching management is doable.
    + Very easy to get hired here. They'll take anyone with any kind of sales, customer service, or recruiting experience.

    Cons

    - This is less of a recruiting job and more of a sales job. 90% of your time is spent cold calling companies and candidates. You spend very little time actually recruiting.
    - There is no organized or smart lead generation. Reps are on their own as far as sourcing leads through different ways. Sometimes reps call the same company the person next to them just called and there is no way to know.
    - Monotonous and repetitive work. Reps call the same companies and people over and over again. Outside of this, interviewing and placing candidates, and occasionally going out to meet local clients, there isn't much to the job. Even after promotion to being a manager. Those looking for variety and challenge will be bored.
    - Low compensation. 30k base to start. You get a small raise per every two deals you close. Deals can take months to close, if at all. No commission at all for placements until you get promoted past lead recruiter, and that could take a year or longer. Expect not to make any serious money in the first year or two.
    - Turnover is huge. People quit/get fired all the time. Very rare to find someone in the company that has been there longer than a year. Even rarer to see someone actually make it to manage their own desk/team and finally make commission. Watching people come and go adds to stress, lowers morale, and gives the feeling of expendability.
    - Unpaid vacation, no benefits in your first 6 months except simple Blue Shield, and very few to no perks that are common at other companies like Gym Membership and so on. They want a 5-6 month non-negotiable commitment of being there everyday when you initially start. Even the high performers don't take days off and/or go on vacation.
    - They use the open bullpen environment to micromanage in a big way. They watch everything you do and say. Especially on the phones.
    - No casual Friday.

    To sum up, if you're fresh out of college, and/or unemployed and desperate for work and are looking to learn and add some sales and contingency recruiting experience and skills under your belt, and you've got nothing else lined up, then give this place a try for a few months to a year, then move on to something more better paying and rewarding. Be prepared to work and work hard in a high pressure sales environment or you're out. If you're not up for sales or a sales culture, or for doing lots of cold-calling for most of your time, then you should pass.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Follow the lead of normal recruiting agencies: Hire account managers and lead gen for the cold calling, while have actual recruiters deal with the placements, interviews and negotiations.
    - Flesh out and organize lead gen, and invest in a proper CRM like Salesforce to manage and track leads and prevent lead collision between. Current system is antiquated and wasteful of paper.
    - Raise the base to at least 40k while offering a base commission per deal that increases as you work your way up. Getting a 1-2k raise after closing $100k worth of deals and lots of hard work and time doesn't make this worth it.
    - Basic perks such as casual Fridays, gym membership, investment options, more vacation time and etc are becoming commonplace and normal at most companies. Adding these would greatly increase morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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