Internal Data Resources Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Leadership Development Program/Mentor Program - I love our Organic model and how much time, money and energy are spent on our Leadership skills (in 5 reviews)

  • IDR's leadership development program, along with health and wellness programs, are unmatched (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It's a sales organization so the Operations don't always get the recognition they deserve (in 3 reviews)

  • We do work a lot of hours but that is something that was told upfront when we started (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Cable Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Process was fast and easy

    Cons

    Cant negotiate salary that much


  2. Great Training for new recruiters but it's not worth the hours

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Internal Data Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training program - they will teach you the fundamentals of recruiting and the staffing business. Good compensation plan. Once you get your spread up it pays out nice. However to get to that level you are probably working the hours of two jobs anyways.

    Cons

    LONG HOURS -- I normally put 60+ hours per week. They will ask you to come in and work on the weekends and although it's not required you will feel guilty on not being a "team player" if you don't make yourself available 24/7. Production - Even if you are a top performer they will always want more and more... even if you are killing yourself to do it. They are dead set on metrics and micromanaging and will not consider any other way. Work life/balance - there isn't any. You will spend all your hours at the office. They "support" you but at the end of the day you are expected to drop everything for them no matter the hour. If you notice the majority of the employees don't have kids or are married... Benefits - no 401k matching. ESOP plan is a joke because you have to make it 3 years to be vested... look around hardly anyone makes it past 3 years AND it realistically will be a while before anyone would be open to buying IDR. High turnover- due to the long hours and only hiring entry recruiters there is constant turnover so the account managers are responsible for training up new employees while continuing to bring in new business Micromanagement- I understand training but the micromanagement was crazy! I understand if you are just learning but if you are proven top performer - you don't need micromanagement or someone breathing down your neck. Results speak for themselves - if you are making the company a lot of money they should trust your work ethic and integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees who are loyal. Productivity is always wanted but at the end of the day if your employees are getting burned out... there is no amount of money that will compensate.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Branch Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Internal Data Resources full-time

    Pros

    As a female I am very well respected by both genders in the office. I am pushed to grow professionally, mentally, and personally. This company truly cares about its employees and will go above and beyond to make sure that you are enjoying your job. The days go by quickly because it is a fast-paced environment. Just in the first two weeks of working at IDR, I had the chance to work alongside the CEO and he is very personable and wanted to help me learn. He is a great mentor.

    Cons

    The hours are long, but we are a team and in it together. You have to put in the hours to get the outcome you desire!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Excellent experience with IDR right from on-boarding to looking forward for a successful career!

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst/Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst/Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was introduced to IDR through one of my colleagues. Having been in IT field for over a decade now, i quickly identified how thorough and dedicated IDR is. They took time to explain the benefits and answer all the questions i had before joining IDR, their approach towards employee satisfaction is unique and excellent. Perfect blend of I - Integrity D - Dedication R - Relationship IDR has taken the time and effort to establish a well integrated system that helps all its employees to view and update their personal and payroll information online. Transparency in doing business is only a virtue possessed by true business leaders! I am looking forward for a sweet relationship , rewarding and satisfactory career with IDR. Samantha Green - Engagement Manager, is one of the best person by far with great business and interpersonal ethics! I am very glad to work with her! always approachable and knowledgeable enough to answer any question.

    Cons

    So far i have no comments on this and i hope that i won't in future!

    Advice to Management

    Please note that this is not an advice but an appreciation! Samantha Green is one of your best employees and i am very glad to have her as a colleague! She has always been available and ready to answer any questions i had in the most accurate and appropriate way!

    Internal Data Resources Response

    Apr 27, 2015 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for stopping by and giving us your feedback! We hope to continue our partnership with you and raise that bar even higher. Welcome to the IDR Family!


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great people, great support,great pay----- would recommend!!

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Contractor in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was a consultant, but felt supported. They called me and emailed me, bringing me into the fold. I could have been as involved as I wanted. I felt like I had a work family. The benefits were great ( Insurance and if I had not gone full time , thanks to them, I would have gotten the retirement benefits). Additionally, they supported me when I was offered a fulltime role with the client that was contracted to through them.

    Cons

    No cons other than not having vacations, which is standard for what I do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Ashley, Travis and Mae Mae ( sp?) and the gang happy. They are great.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Why I Love Working at IDR

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    During my interview process, it was the gritty and passionate team of people who share the same ambitious goals as mine that led me to join the IDR team. During my first year at IDR I’ve definitely been faced with some challenges, but those challenges have come with an extremely rewarding outcome (and a six-figure income). The personal and professional growth that’s come from all of my hard work has made it more than worth it. There is so much I love about this company that keeps me coming back every day – the motivation we receive to challenge ourselves, the supportive and inspirational team that surrounds me, and the overwhelming potential for career growth that is ahead of me. Unlike some of IDR’s competitors, we allow you to earn commission from day one. We also offer a competitive base, uncapped commission, performance bonuses and an all-expense paid trip to Mexico through our Annual Sales and Recruiting contest. Our compensation is rewarded based on performance, and we firmly believe in hard work. There are so many factors solidifying the fact that I made the right decision to join IDR and become part of the team that catapults our company to the next level. I love everything the company stands for and strives for, but mostly, I love the person that I’m becoming along the way.

    Cons

    - The more you work, the more opportunity you have to make a lot of money. That comes with working long hours and making sacrifices in your personal life. - The rewards seen in any sales/recruiting role, IDR being no exception, definitely come in the form of delayed gratification. You have to accept the learning curve, continue working hard every day, and remain patient knowing that big paychecks are just around the corner. Management will tell you this upfront, but it takes 6-8 months before you begin making a significant income.


  8. Helpful (2)

    It will suck the life out of you

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    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Internal Data Resources full-time

    Pros

    - The company paid for weekly team bootcamp

    Cons

    - Extremely long hours, required hours on the weekends and at night - Recruiters are constantly being held to daily numbers. If you don't hit your daily/weekly/monthly goals you are punished - Taking a lunch break is frowned upon; leaving at any point during the workday will result in numerous questions regarding your whereabouts - Cutthroat culture among recruiters - Paid hourly as an entry level recruiter - No real growth opportunities - still held to numbers everyday and micromanaged, even at the senior recruiter level

    Internal Data Resources Response

    May 4, 2015 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. We communicate upfront that the industry we are in is very demanding and will sometimes require long hours. We support our employees and hope they learn to manage their ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    Opportunity of a lifetime!

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at IDR has been the most amazing opportunity. I am surrounded by passionate and driven individuals who all encourage me to be a better version of myself daily. The culture is incredible and management is truly engaged and committed to helping everyone get better through our leadership development, mentor-ship, and corporate athlete programs. If you are looking for not only a job, but a career path then this is the company for you!

    Cons

    The industry is tough and the hours can be long, but I can't complain because with hard work comes great success!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not for everyone but not a bad company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Internal Data Resources (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, upward mobility, fun team, good PTO, personal trainer, boot camp

    Cons

    management, growing pains, long hours, no work life balance


  11. Helpful (6)

    Don't believe the good reviews- those are from current employees being compelled to write them!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Internal Data Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pro is that you saw this review. Do not apply for a job at the IDR Atlanta location. It is. Scam- this job still gives me nightmares. You will be over worked and underpaid. Forced to be subjected to leadership that talks to you like you're a dog and if you're a woman you will be subjected to being looked at like a piece of meat.

    Cons

    See pros. This is not a real job. They will con you in but you won't last no one does and you won't wan to! Get out while you still can

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a real business



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