Kforce Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Kforce Chairman and CEO David L. Dunkel
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Pros
  • Very good work life balance when time is needed for family emergencies (in 11 reviews)

  • Work from home/remote opportunities after 6-12 months of tenure (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance, looked down on if you leave the office at a decent hour (in 9 reviews)

  • Inexperienced account managers and recruiters (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Programmer Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Programmer Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Programmer Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Kforce as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Place to start with as a contractor
    Pay is moderate
    Transparent in rates and process

    Cons

    Health Insurance costs so high

  2. Application Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Applications Analyst in Renton, WA
    Current Contractor - Applications Analyst in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Kforce as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people I'm working with.

    Cons

    Not always clear management direction.

    Advice to Management

    HR department is very slow.

  3. Hardware Technician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Hardware Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Hardware Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Kforce as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    KForce helped me get a job in healthcare I.T., and they do offer benefits with their jobs, but on temp jobs, it does not help unless someone needs the health benefits desperately.

    Cons

    No direct hire jobs available. Told us that gasoline was reimbursed, but changed after we signed on for job.

    Advice to Management

    Either make a disclaimer that "hooks" to get candidates should be honored, like gasoline reimbursement.

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  5. Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Kforce full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Earning potential is high, compensation plan is fair, and they have a number of resources available to support the sales and recruiting efforts; much more so than in competitive companies

    Cons

    I any publicly traded companies there will be things that you can't do; harder to do lower profit deals

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look at total gross profit and not always percentage

  6. Good career starter

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kforce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great position and company to learn about the it staffing industry but that's probably about it.

    Cons

    Sometimes too micro managing and KPI drive almost to the extent that your KPI numbers were more important than your number of deals.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front and open about the KPI standards and the comp plan. Smart and motivated people will find out sooner than later.

  7. Helpful (1)

    St.Louis branch, Fast placement but lacking information before job start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Kforce as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Placed me within a week.
    Have full benefits includes a 401k.
    Everyone is really nice and willing to work with you.
    After getting set up everything was smooth sailing.

    Cons

    I walked onto the job site not knowing even the basics. All I knew was where I was working and my pay. Everything felt rushed. When asking about pay check, benefits and 401k no one could really help me. And corporate help desk wasn't very helpful either. Told me to just visit the website, which doesn't tell much of anything.

    Advice to Management

    Please explain the whole process before letting a person wallk onto the job site. This include benefits and any background task that must be completed.

  8. In all fairness

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

    I have been working at Kforce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great resources for the new recruiter who needs beginner-school training

    Cons

    VERY LIMITED upward mobility. Senior people are fixtures that clog the promotional-drain.

    Advice to Management

    Move on in your careers and make room for fresh talent that actually know modern recruiting methods. Treat people as people and not numbers.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company but 33% of bill rate !?!

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kforce

    Pros

    Decent company. None of the usual dirty tricks found with other body shop companies.

    Cons

    They are a bit greedy taking a full 33% of the bill rate. In all my years contracting I have not given up more than 20%. Now the end customer is complaining that I am too expensive. I am actually earn less than the rest of the crew, plus I get no benefits.

    Kforce's buy-in benefits plan is way expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Consider

  10. Mediocre. Run-off-the-mill network of recruiters with centralized accounting in Florida. Nothing more.

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

    I worked at Kforce full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have foot in the door with some large systems, and you might get a real job, but you will have to last for quite a while with below-market pay and treatment. Palatable for entrants into labor market.

    Cons

    Once you've signed in, you are a non-entity. Just bodies, nothing more. Usual story. That is the way such markets operate, and do not expect anything better.

    Advice to Management

    There is management?

  11. Great place to work in San Francisco/ Bay Area

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

    I have been working at Kforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of room for advancement, sales culture with great incentives, visibility to senior leadership even within a $1B+ company

    Cons

    I really haven't encountered many cons. The expectation is you work hard/ play hard and not everyone is willing to put in the effort, which can drive some turnover.

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