Jobspring Partners Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
60 Reviews

3.7
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Matt Milano
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong training program that carries on through your first 12-18 months in different capacities (in 8 reviews)

  • Jobspring Partners provides all the tools necessary for the ambitious, hard-working entry-level employee to launch a career (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • You are expected to work long hours (in 7 reviews)

  • Crazy high turnover, to the point where it doesn't get announce so the new hires don't get freaked out (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome Entry -Level position to kick-start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jobspring Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked as Marketing Specialist for Jobspring Partners for one year in San Francisco. From my experience, what I gained from this role was nothing but positive. You work remotely with other Marketing Specialists in 9 other cities across the US and Canada, while also reporting to a Marketing management team in Boston. I had a counterpart in SF's sister office so you never feel like you're working alone. I also had daily/weekly calls with Marketing Specialists which was really beneficial in brainstorming new marketing ideas.
    For an entry level role. you are given so much responsibility that you a forced to learn and adapt to the role quite quickly. This is great opportunity to accelerate your career, really take ownership of the role and make it your own.

    The event series that takes place once a month is a great way to get more immersed in the tech community where you have the chance to network with people from a variety of industries.

    For the sales/technical recruiter roles, you are really given the opportunity to grow quickly and learn how to run a business. There is excellent management training provided and if you apply yourself you are really in control of how successful you want to be. You get to be part of a great team in a young, fun and positive environment.

    Cons

    It may not be for you if you like an environment where you can work flexible hours. However this is great for structure and ensuring the day is managed in the best way possible i.e. morning/afternoon meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Training facility for sales

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

    I have been working at Jobspring Partners

    Pros

    Good structure in training sales

    Cons

    Not stable as there is a high turn over rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice.

  3.  

    Sweat Shop

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    Current Employee - IT Recruiter  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Jobspring Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience, quickly thrown into the fire. Receive daily instruction from your manager who sits directly in front of you.

    Cons

    Felt like a child going to school. Very strict hours/structure. You sit directly in front of your manager. The office is filled with young graduates so you might deal with some drama that you normally wouldn't expect. You will burn out quickly. It is a smile and dial atmosphere. There isn't a work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on philosophies to improve retention. Something must change if you can not keep employees there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Entry level sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jobspring Partners

    Pros

    Good training for sales-minded people. Exciting industry that you work for.

    Cons

    The salary is horrendous for the first few months. It gets better, but once again, you must really love sales.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Technical Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jobspring Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are a recent college grad or looking to jump start your career Jobspring will definitely give you the chance to prove yourself. You learn valuable skills like communication and how to speak with high level individuals; you are calling managers and CTO's. You also learn confidence and how to adapt to many different situations. My time at Jobspring taught me many valuable skills. I now understand the sales process/cycle and how to run a full desk. I am able to communicate effectively and intelligently at a business and higher level. You also learn a lot about the tech industry which is really hot especially in SF. This essentially is a sales role however if you like communicating with others and building relationships the recruiting aspect of the role will benefit you. You meet many different candidates and really help them through- out their entire job search.

    Another positive is the training. Your manager also helps walk you through phone calls and you can get real-time feedback which is great. Heather, who runs the entire office is awesome she is great at managing the office and keeps things interesting and fun. She also is always there for feedback and advice. I would definitely use her as a resource she is very knowledgeable and it's also encouraging to know she started in the same position and moved up within the company. You can do the same if you work hard!

    The company events are fun. You will be around young professionals and attend company happy hours which are a great way to network. Jobpspring also puts on tech in motion events every month that we help sponsor. This was great to network and be a part of the tech industry.

    Cons

    This job is not for anyone who is lazy, slacks, or wants things handed to them. You do go into this role and have to build your own pipeline and you really make your own success. That being said, if you go in and work hard and stay focused you can do really well at this job and get promoted. This comes down to any job though, if you don't work hard you won't go anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest more management training to make sure everyone is on the same page.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company needs another rebranding... the first four weren't enough

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jobspring Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get a great skill set and you will learn to being comfortable outside your comfort zone. You will also learn how to hustle. Your next job will be a better opportunity and you will thrive because of the skills you learn but you need to get in and get out as soon as possible.

    Cons

    It looks like senior staff is writing positive reviews to skew the ratings. There is no way jobspring is a 3.7 that is almost laughable it is so unrealistic. Someone writes a honest, negative review of the company and a current employee gets on and writes two or three positive reviews to counteract the bad rating. If your company was so highly rated and well liked by employees you wouldnt feel the need to post fake reviews, pretty shady and misleading. They will try to get you to drink the koolaid which is basically saying you are agreeing to subject yourself to complete micromanagement and no work life balance. You'll be expected to do deals so that your manager can take all the money and you just continue to slave away next to them and make nothing of the 30k you just made the company. Pretty much is a middle school environment, leads talk badly about people on their own team. There is gossip and trash talking about current employees in management meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of trying to force everyone into believing this is the best entry sales job out there how about create a positive work environment. Be nice to your employees instead of treating them like complete garbage. The work environment is toxic, unmotivating and down right terrible. Staff should not be promoted just because one of your leads decides to jump ship and you need a replacement so you find the next viable 25 year old and convince them they were the always up for the promotion. Employ some workers that people can actually look up to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    It doesn't get any worse than working for Jobspring Partners

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jobspring Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only benefit to working at Jobspring Partners is that you will be working in a younger environment where the majority of, if not all of the Recruiters will be recent college grads. The location of the office is in the heart of the financial district on New Montgomery, which is desirable to some.

    You will get the opportunity to interview Software Engineers in the office, so I found that this experience was quite beneficial. Leaving Jobspring Partners as soon as possible will become a quality of life saving necessity, so feeling confident in an interview in the future will significantly help your chances of moving on.

    Cons

    I feel morally obligated to warn any potential applicant to stay far away from becoming a recruiter at Jobspring Partners. I suppose if you are completely out of other options without a dollar to your name, then it could be considered. However, it should be kept it mind that the people working security at the front lobby of the building currently make more money than a Jobspring Recruiter.

    As far as the job itself goes, you will be cold calling companies all day. There's nothing wrong with making cold calls, but the strategy of calling the same numbers multiple times a day everyday isn't the best way to grow a sales pipeline. You might ask how do I figure out who to call? Will I receive any inbound leads? Absolutely not. You will write down names and numbers to call on job leads and sourcing sheets. From there it will be your own responsibility to generate all leads. Your calls will be tracked, and you will meet with your Practice Manager after lunch each day to go over the "connects" and "situations" that you manage to get in on your cold call grind. Keep in mind your team's PM will be sitting within a couple feet of your spot at the team's desk, so you might want to purchase a copy of Micromanagement 101 to get yourself prepped.

    Essentially, the business model here is hire a bunch of recent college grads (while paying them as little as possible, without commission) to make 100-200 cold calls per day, multiple that by 5 or so recruiters per team, and multiply that by 3 teams per office. Then to take it further, multiply each office per city location by 2, as Workbridge Associates is literally the exact same company with a different name (both fall under Motion Recruitment) with an identical office structure and business development/recruitment strategy.

    You will be told that you have the opportunity to be promoted quickly and make 6 figures within a short time frame, but this statement is quite deceptive. Yes, there was an anomaly within the San Francisco office where somebody came in and killed it, got promoted rapidly, and started making quite a bit of money, but let's be real, this was a once in a blue moon kind of scenario.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it hasn't become apparent enough, the San Francisco office has become turnover city. With the recent mass exodus of recruiters, I would think there would be some discussions of change, but after working for Jobspring I'm pretty confident upper management doesn't even care.

    If upper management did care in the slightest way, at least give your recruiters a competitive salary. The market has improved in the past few years so it isn't too difficult for a recent college grad to get a sales gig on a livable salary. The compensation package doesn't even come remotely close to competing. In addition, get Salesforce or a real CRM. I don't think I need to go into details here, but it's 2014, figure it out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Start and Build a Career Here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Boston, MA

    I worked at Jobspring Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training, really good growth program, young atmosphere

    Cons

    You have a base which is good, but it's on the average to lower end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not entirely honest when interviewing

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jobspring Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at JobSpring is a decent learning experience for people coming right out of college. You do learn how to work a full sales cycle (more or less) , and your coworkers are all about the same age.

    Cons

    As much as they tout this being a 'sales job' it very much is not. The turnover rate is EXTREMELY high, and I think this has a lot to do with the management and promotion structure. Being a very successful individual contributor does not mean that you have intrinsic management ability, and those are the only people who end up in those positions (generally because they are the only ones who stick around long enough). The compensation structure is a joke. Generally, a lot of the things that were promised about the job while I was interviewing were disaligned with the reality of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The whole idea of management needs a serious makeover. Learn how to inspire people to do well and be able to teach the skills necesssary to succeed. Learn how to create a collaborative team environment, rather than a culture of 'us vs. them.'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent first job

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

    I worked at Jobspring Partners for less than a year

    Pros

    -Paid Training for about 2 weeks
    -You meet some really great people, great friends
    -They hire anyone with a bachelors degree
    -Company happy hours every week
    -Only promote from within
    -If this is your first job out of college with no other options it gives you some cash while you look for another job

    Cons

    -Constantly looked down upon and micro-managed. Managers also call you out in the front of the whole office for making a mistake, which would be fine if they ever gave positive reinforcement in the same way.
    -Absolutely no work-life balance, and you don't get paid for "sourcing leads" that you do from home at night when first starting out. Also, you are looked down upon if you don't attend company happy hours every week incase you had something else to do. Don't plan on calling out sick or using vacation days either - they'll assume you're interviewing at other companies instead of enjoying your life outside of the 60 hour work week.
    -Starting salary is a joke, no commission until after your first year and a halfish there..if you're lucky (basically the managers are banking off of all your hard work)
    -This job does not require a degree. They brainwash you to forget everything you learned in college about any proper business ethics whatsoever.
    -Cold Calling. Not sure where it's "professional" to harass people you don't know to work with you. By harass I mean call 10-20x a day from blocked numbers until they pick up the phone. Get better lead generation.
    -Your team members will steal your leads from right under your nose and not get reprimanded for it. This is extremely frustrating for new people starting out.
    -Turnover is extremely high, managers will turn around why employees leave on and base it on "performance issues" when in reality most employees leave on their own because they are dissatisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More advanced lead generation. Don't bully your employees or gossip about them in your management meetings, causes a tense unprofessional culture. Give employees who are leaving proper Exit Interviews so you can learn how to improve the workplace. Don't lie about reasons employees leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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