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  1. Motion Recruitment Partners is a great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Culture -Growth opportunity -Knowledge -Learning how to be solutions oriented -Interaction with Hiring Managers

    Cons

    -Salary – not competitive however it is a great motivation to do your job well and excel, and finally get the pay increase that comes alone with the promotion. -High stress at times, but it pays off once a position is filled with your candidate.

    Advice to Management

    All and all Motion Recruitment Partners is a great place to work. Having worked on both sides of the company, The Agencies and Seven Step, I cannot say I would want to be anywhere else. The culture is great, everyone is young, energetic and there for the same reason, to get the job done for the clients and reap the benefits of filling these positions, whatever they may be. The team leads are a wonderful support system, reviewing your goals once a month and making sure you are hitting them, being subject matter experts about the industry and job model, giving you that extra push you may need, and always being there through all of your ups and downs for moral support. The only downfall, which is not really even a downfall, is the salary. It is not competitive however, money drives people to succeed. If you want the more competitive salary and are willing to put the work in, you surely will get it her at Motion Recruitment Partners. The business model is short and sweet and to the point, and it works! The company is very goal oriented with competition between teams, between team members, and even with ones self to see how far you can push yourself.


  2. Encapsulated in a very competitive environment where you are saturated with knowledge and opportunity to grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fantastic career growth Improved Multitasking skills Improved communication skills Improved management skills Excellent Benefits Phenomenal leadership Good Team environment Excellent recognition

    Cons

    Starting base salary is a little low You don't make commission for the first 10-12 months if not longer. Training could be better

    Advice to Management

    Improving the training program to longer and more interactive is what I believe will reduce the turnover rate of recruiters. The video training program is insufficient to be successful in this business. You have to figure you way around at first with not much guidance which is good and bad at the same time.


  3. An Education in Business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Practice Manager - Workbridge Associates in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Practice Manager - Workbridge Associates in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    • Truly superior sales training, starting with basic lead generation, on to account management, advanced negotiation skills, etc.; you're instructed on and off the desk from Day 1 • You are doing real business with real companies while you're still very green; within 30 days you're responsible for building new clients and making business deals at a stage where at another agency your role might be limited to candidate sourcing for 12 months or more • Significant income growth for top producers within a few years; it's not easy to get to that stage of course, but if you're a commissionable employee on a top 25% percentile team you'll be earning more than most of your peers in other industries outside of finance, or without an MBA • You can build a strong network; high-level people at impressive companies know your name, and depend on you to solve business problems, and if you do it well, your reputation will last • If you're on the agency side, you're getting an education in entrepreneurial corporate culture; your boss will will try his/her best to be a mentor and share battle stories, client lore, business etiquette, where are the best restaurants in Midtown,etc., and the level of personal attention to employees is high at every stage of your career • Following that last one...if you like the job, and if you get good at it, you can become a manager yourself in an average of 1.5 years; all of sudden now you're in a position to teach others what you've learned, inspire your team, look after your business, and hopefully become a leader worthy of trust

    Cons

    •The nature of inside sales, regardless of what company you work for, is a lot of time at the desk and on the phone, coupled with pressure to produce, which can have the effect of sending less experienced business people on something of an emotional roller-coaster; this is not unique to the Workbridge Associates or to Motion Recruitment Partners, and sales remains a challenging way to make a living, and even the most stern and steady professional can get burned out after a while • Because sales and recruiting is a team operation, everyone needs to be there, in the office, doing the same thing at the same time to accomplish team goals; for this reason your schedule is extremely rigid, and it's a challenge to maintain focus while spending unbroken hours at the desk, especially when you're junior in the business and you don't have people to manage, meetings to write, clients to visit, etc.

    Advice to Management

    The new executive management team at MRP has transformed this brand radically in the past 2 years, and I applaud them for making the agencies more sustainable and client focused. Here's one idea for the future...maybe explore bonus incentives for sales people not on commission who demonstrate high performance in a particular month or quarter, again with the aim of improving morale and expanding that zone of success (so to speak) where team members start to see significant financial rewards for their work. When you're a young sales guy and you do good work, praise from your manager is a great thing, but so is getting to buy an overpriced silk tie, taking care of rent for that month, and getting a round at the bar for your friends.



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