Jobfox

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Jobfox Reviews

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  1.  

    Intern working in outreach and building company database

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    Former Employee - Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in McLean, VA

    I worked at Jobfox as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    relaxed work environment, company lunch every week, friendly atmosphere, clear responsibilities, good work-life balance, great company values, office culture

    Cons

    Sometimes competitive atmosphere, could have had better organization of tasks, focus was on speed of the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps include interns in more activities so they get to know the responsibilities of other departments within the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A pioneering company that was attempting to change the industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jobfox full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Progressive company allowing for the free flow of ideas

    Cons

    Did not have the market share to gain traction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More product development required

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company - sad to have left them.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales
    Former Employee - Inside Sales

    I worked at Jobfox full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, strong sales focus, great customer care for internal and external clients.

    Cons

    Revamping of product line occurred often which made the sales process a bit challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have faith that your sales team can and will deliver consistently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could have been something special

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at Jobfox

    Pros

    -Great work/life balance
    -Great place to learn and grow your professional self
    -Friendly, helpful staff
    -Free snacks, happy hours, and coffee!

    Cons

    Jobfox has a lot of potential but just can't grasp the ideas and opportunities that makes it so special. Management does not take the time to reward current employees or maintain the talent they develop. They are always looking for the faster, cheaper, and less forward-thinking solution. All decisions are made with the next week in mind rather than the next month, year, etc. Upper management thinks they have rid themselves of their "scam" moniker, but is painfully out of touch with reality. Positions are not filled, but rather more responsibility is dumped on employees doing 2 if not more roles at once.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Sinking so fast their hair is wet.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Jobfox

    Pros

    Very relaxed work atmosphere with lots of very friendly and intelligent people who are there to help guide you in the right direction.

    Cons

    A lot is asked with little appreciation from management and minor personal return. Most employees under the age of 25 are living at home or receiving assistance from their parents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees for their hard work while making all responsibilities apparent. Employees of all levels and departments feel like they are "wearing many hats" because they are being handed the responsibilities and duties that would be normally handled by several.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company To Work With

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Jobfox

    Pros

    Legendary Leadership that has come from successful organizations. Fun start-up environment that requires hard work but rewards you for it. Great people to work with and communicate with.

    Cons

    Overall I've been pretty happy with Jobfox. I think we're growing so fast that the office space is getting a bit small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard to drive the team to deliver value add products. There is Nothing better than hearing from happy customers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Jobfox: Failure to adapt to changing landscape

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at Jobfox

    Pros

    There aren't really too many "best reasons" to work at Jobfox.

    Cons

    Refusal to listen to the users of Jobfox. Both from the job seekers and the employers. The upper management has gone way beyond the point of returning the company to being reputable. They are trying to solve problems they don't understand - but upper management IS the problem and instead they blame poor revenue on the sales and marketing staff who are fired without explanation. They are making the application so complex that the sales staff can't keep up with new features. Layoffs were done over a conference call. Communication between upper management and employees is non-existent. They hire you as an "expert" and then micromanage you out of a job. The original concept of Jobfox was outstanding. Had it been marketed properly and the application managed by the technology team properly it could have been a great company. Jobfox doesn't have anything that makes the superior to the many other jobboards on the web.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a management team that is in touch with the users Jobfox wants to attract.
    "Cool" features aren't always user friendly features in the Jobfox application.
    Listen to the users. Period.
    Communicate with the employees and treat them like adults.
    Don't tell employees they should be fearful of losing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Client Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jobfox

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, Close-Knit Family Feeling With Co-Workers, Flexible Work Hours

    Cons

    No Real Room For Advancement, High Turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    All reviews so far show the reasons for the cumulative problems at Jobfox

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

    I worked at Jobfox full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A team of employees (not management) work well together.

    Cons

    The comments here show a history of the cons of working for Jobfox and why it's sinking quickly. It seems that one day we are hiring the best and brightest and the next day they are walking out the door. Marketing is not done properly so too much money is being spent focusing on something that could easily work if they would just listen to their customers. There are so many complaints about Jobfox all over the web and each of them are valid. The leadership at Jobfox has always looked for quick fixes instead of looking at the long term solution to what is going to take them down.
    It truly could have been a company that surpassed even the best of the job boards. Either the management have been given terrible advice or they see there is some way to save themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not listening to the complaints from the users of Jobfox has had big consequences. Micro managing the middle managers (who have great ideas for the product) has caused some of the best to leave. Do not hide what is really going on with the company and then take people by surprise by telling us we won't get paid. Keep your promise about communicating with ex employees instead of ignoring them. No matter how wonderful the product "could" have been it was the mistakes made by the executives who have simply not paid attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Jobfox is a sinking ship - I agree with the other reviewer from last year.

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

    I worked at Jobfox

    Pros

    They used to be great. The job was fine for about 2 years. Some of the managers are great to work with. The senior managers are in a different league and out of touch with the regular worker.

    Cons

    Let's just say that it's a sinking ship and I never received my last two paychecks. That's the worst feeling - a full month's work was apparently pro bono. But, I should have seen it coming - the company seemed to be slowing down at the end of last year and this year, it's just not able to pick itself back up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should pay your debts and run an honest business. I think there were many talented people that believed in the company, but nobody works for free.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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