Workbridge Associates

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The best entry-level training program out there.

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Current Employee - Practice Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Practice Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Workbridge Associates full-time for more than a year

Pros

Agressive path to a management seat. Great people. Booming industry. Great mentorship. Unusually high earning potential. Fun, fast-paced environment. Ability to build really strong relationships with co-workers, clients and job seekers. Unparalleled access to upper management. Great Healthcare package.

Cons

Plan on putting in a lot of effort/hours/blood/sweat/tears etc, but really that's the beauty of it. If you don't thrive in a fast paced environment, it might be best to look elsewhere.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

61 Other Employee Reviews for Workbridge Associates (View Most Recent)

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    It's an entry level sales opportunity so keep expectations realistic (low)

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Workbridge Associates full-time

    Pros

    training and support is there to succeed, employees have time to learn the ropes, if they see potential they will nurture it. Not a typical office in that if you don't make a sale 1 month you'll be cut,

    Cons

    The hours are sneaky long. they'll tell you "we work til 5:30" but you will judged for it and eventually reprimanded for it with a cliche of "not putting the time in" or "not sure you want this enough" Most if not all incentives are based around drinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a catch 22. They pay nothing with the idea if you do well you can move up into a management position (running a team, eventually an office) but succeeding in a sales/recruiting role doesn't qualify you to be a good manager of people. If anything it doesn't help you because succeeding in this job you have to be selfish and focused on yourself, that doesn't translate to being able to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Run away! Toxic work environment and quick BURN OUT!

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA

    I worked at Workbridge Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Heavy focus on training and you learn a lot about recruiting fast. The moment when you help someone find their dream job!

    Cons

    Workbridge says "this job not for everyone" and that true! If you have any prior work experience and a degree this job not for you. Anyone can get this job and the only ones that stay are the people that either can't get a job anywhere else or don't realize how bad the work environment is compared to other businesses.

    Workbridge is a immature work environment where the managers are only a few years out of college. This is great as a new college grad employee to see but the problem is these managers have zero to little real management experience and don't know how to run a professional team or office. These managers will threaten to hit employees to harshly criticizing employees on performance in front of everyone in the "Bull Pin". The company really doesn't care how it treat its employees because they can just fire you and try again with another fresh faced college graduate. This is why there so much growth potential within the company. People either quit or get fired on a regular basis.

    You will be required to live and breath this job 24/7. They pay overtime and you will be working overtime. Additionally they will ask you to work outside of work for free. For you to be successful in this job you have to come to work prepared with new "source" (list of new companies/managers to cold call) and they will tell you to do that at home after work and on your weekends. The best quote I heard from a manager telling a new employee about this is..."You don't want to work here till 9PM sourcing do you?...that would be unethical. Thats why you should do your sourcing at home in the evening and weekends." ARE YOU KIDDING ME! I find it completely unethical to require employees to work outside of work for free after already logging in 65+ hours a week.

    Long story short...if you accept this job be prepared to work in a unprofessional environment, working 24/7, always wondering if your going to be fired next, and getting paid a low base salary. My advice to anyone looking to work here is to look at every other option you have before accepting and if you can't find a job anywhere else then consider this job as a way to build up work experience so you can find a better job down the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and mature. You are running a company and should do so in a professional manner. You only promote from with in but that also might be part of the problem. A good recruiter is not necessarily a good manager or CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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