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HireStrategy Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
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    Great company with lots of opportunity!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HireStrategy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong company culture, great initial and ongoing training with lots of support from upper management. They teach you how to succeed within the industry and offer you the opportunity to run your desk like it's your own business. They embrace a long term outlook of putting people in the "right" place, and developing real relationships over just filling seats.

    Well respected within the industry and good brand recognition.

    Cons

    Definitely matrix driven, but all staffing/sales environment will have them, so not really a Con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing came up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at HireStrategy full-time

    Pros

    Hirestrategy is just another staffing company which does not yield any assignments for us. I do not have anything nice or positive to talk about this company.

    Cons

    Three of us all had interviews with HireStrategy and none of us had any placement anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do interview prepping for people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great agency to work with as a candidate, not to work for as a recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HireStrategy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    HireStrategy has a great reputation in the local market because they are highly respected by many of the best companies in the DC area.Good training is provided to teach the recruiters and account managers how to handle companies and clients in a consultative manner. As a candidate,I would definitely work with HireStrategy over all the other staffing firms. But this is not Yelp, we are not here to rate how the company is as an outsider like many of the reviews have. Glassdoor is to review how it is as an insider (will explain under the Cons.)

    -Work hard party hard mentality. Like high school, if your in the cool crowd you will have a ton of fun with happy hour a couple of times a week, fantasy football, being in on all the gossip, so on. To expand on that point, if your in the cool crowd you will get the best candidates and accounts handed to you by the managers (good candidates and accounts=$$$)
    -Commission plan for the contract team is above industry average
    -DC office is a ton of fun. The employees there go out all the time and there aren't many managers present since most managers work out of Reston.
    -You get a laptop so you can do some work at home (no working remote options on the regular basis, only by occasion)
    -Required to meet with candidates in person so they usually trust you more because they know you
    -Club trips for the top performers to fun places like Miami, Vegas, Mexico, etc.
    -Metrics aren't that strict so you don't have to worry about getting fired unless you are doing something against company policy
    -All of the teams except Tech have good work life balance
    -Most of the teams have friendly competition but not excessive. People become tight knit from being together so often so you can meet some great friends here
    -You will learn so much it will help you a lot in the next step of your career

    Cons

    To comment on my first point in the Pros, you can see many of the other reviews were written the same day and they are fake. Plus they are talking about the reputation and give generic info about what its like working for any agency

    -Management is not open to change. They say they are and make a huge point about that in the interview process but they aren't. The people who live and breathe what management says become the favorites and they are the ones who have been there 8+ years. Most other people leave after a year after they build up tenure and figure out management won't listen to there advice.
    -Tons of behind the back meetings ,unfortunately they are often led by a manager complaining about team members. Word travels really fast in a company with a ton of outgoing people and you will quickly find out what someone said about you. One manager in particular is allegedly very open about how much they dislike there team (or so the word on the street is)
    -below average commission plan for the Perm teams
    -Poor work life balance for some of the teams
    -Some shady business practices with unclear rules and unfair exceptions made for some employees
    -Very flat so there is no upward mobility besides getting a director title which comes without a pay raise. Some managing directors were put in there roles because of seniority not because they are good managers (far from it.)
    -We have been hiring unexperienced people lately which puts a strain on the teams that don't have a manager willing to help

    In summary the cons are ones that are present at many staffing firms but the difference is that Hirestrategy makes you think they are the perfect Brady Bunch and it isn't until you are inside you realise how many issues there are and what you are really in for. My biggest piece of advice is to request to meet the team when you interview and individually message some associates to ask them there thoughts on the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change when people make suggestions and promote people based on who works the hardest and is the best at there job, not because of seniority and favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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