Kforce Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
350 Reviews
2.9
350 Reviews
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Kforce Chairman and CEO David L. Dunkel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance, they don't expect you to work grueling hours (in 10 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.  

    Prior employee at Tampa Headquarters

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Kforce full-time

    Pros

    Very good work life balance when time is needed for family emergencies.
    Allow and support telecommuting when appropriate
    Great structured processes for executive governance.
    Very good vacation and benefits

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons to share. I would work for this company again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping your employees happy and engaged is a great way to retain good employees
    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for newbies, not so good for people who want to grind

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Training for people who don't have any experience. They are a very established brand in the area of staffing.

    Cons

    Super high turnover. I have never worked for a firm with more attrition. Sales-side looks like a revolving door of hopeful young recent college grads, who a few months later leave with their tails tucked between their legs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation plan needs to be reworked. The system is designed to make you crash and burn unless you are at the very top of the food chain, which is more luck than skill (depends on which clients they dole out to you).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to enter the industry...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Kforce full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great training program. I had 3 weeks of intro to the company, the industry and IT. Gave me a very solid foundation to get started with.
    - Great environment. Low cubes, interaction. 20-30 year old the average age range of producers and leads.
    - Offers overtime and wants you to work it. Time and a half for every hour over 40.
    - Working in Tampa headquarters is located in their own building, great campus.
    - Work from home/remote opportunities after 6-12 months of tenure. l

    Cons

    - Huge bias/politics, females move up much quicker then males do despite production, personalty and qualifications. Witnessed a few females "cry their way to the top".
    - Very poor opportunity to grow, and bonus' are weak compared to competitors with commission.
    - Poor 401k - matches 10% at most.
    - Does not have a strong care for work-life balance. Hides behind overtime in making you work late or long hours. Makes you feel guilty if you have any other appointments or plans outside of work.
    - After two years, it feels like you are stagnant and have to make a move or complain for any type of career growth.
    - Management awarded for producers bringing in the business. Has annual "PIP Trip" to an out of country location or Hawaii. Top HQ/NRC performers who dominate their job all year are left off the trip for managers who many do not even know what they do each day.
    - Worst coffee ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your people - recognition is poor and bias if there is any. Most managers were recruiters at one point, and forget what it was like in the production role. Show that you care and you're not in it for bonus' and trips.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    KForce, a great fit for many people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Kforce as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked with KForce on multiple contracts over the last 10-15 years and always been treated great. I'm not saying you'll get the highest pay necessarily but you will be told the truth and you will be backed up if needed. Fair is the word that comes to mind the most!

    Cons

    Benefits could be better as could pay at times but you do have to consider that you're usually with a sub when you're with KForce and so the prime is often limiting whats available. It's a quantity business but as long as you understand that and being treated right is worth something to you I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to see KForce try to be the prime on more projects and branch out into full project work versus just plugging holes in someone else's gig (which can be great or horrible! You don't know what that team is until after you're already in).

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Kforce - Tampa

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Kforce full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great environment, fast paced, exciting

    Cons

    Compensation is not quite as competitive as it could be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Financial Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great at turning around new contracts. The longest I was waiting for a contract was 2 weeks. They are always willing to work with you on what jobs or experience you are hoping to gain from your projects.

    Cons

    You can occasionally be placed in positions that under utilize your job set. There seems to be a lot of disconnect and competitiveness between the talent managers to the point where they may keep your resume to themselves to place you themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad compnay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kforce

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities out in this area.

    Cons

    They don't care much about their employee

  9.  

    Recruiter Mill

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kforce

    Pros

    Helpful training and introduction to the world of recruting

    Cons

    Environment can be compared a High School Cafeteria.Truly biased reward/award programs. Favoritism at its Worst! The best recruiter and hardest works rarely get their due.

  10.  

    Typical staffing agency

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kforce full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training program if you work in the National Recruiting Center in Tampa. Good commission plan if you are a top producer in the field. Some of the offices have a good culture.

    Cons

    High turnover. Very metrics focused, they care more about quantity than quality. Don't allow enough ramp time for new employees that have potential. No work-life balance, looked down on if you leave the office at a decent hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great training but low pay and highly political atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Qualification Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Talent Qualification Specialist in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    The training is well known to be some of the best in the industry. Many of the people that work here are extremely bright and motivated.

    Cons

    Challenges? Where do I begin? The pay is extremely low for the hours one puts in and the pressure one goes through. Management is chosen based on being a top performer, not a good manager. Oftentimes corporate politics and the existence of military experience factors into this as well. Turnover is relatively high in an already tumultuous industry. Here you are treated as a list of KPIs, not an individual employee. Ongoing professional development needs a serious overhaul. Our training class of ~30, after a year of employment, was down to around 15 people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to keep the best people. When I left, the floodgates had opened and people began leaving in droves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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