Parker & Lynch

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Updated Jul 19, 2014

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    #my job's more fun

    Executive Recruiter (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits, charity, cush hours and great pay

    Consnot enough hours in the day to do what i love

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow no favortism

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Only focused on activity numbers not quality

    Executive Recruiter (Current Employee)

    ProsGave me a chance with no recruiting experience

    ConsNo formal training until after you are there almost a year. Not a lot of guidance to be successful. The comp structure is tough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to be rewarded once in a while.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Place to Work

    Executive Recruiter (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsFlexible work environment, competitive comp plan, fun place to work.

    ConsNothing at this time, it really is a fantastic place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of informal as well as formal training, social culture, small 'perks' like catered lunches or a manager bringing in cookies, hands-off management style - they expect you to know your job, be an adult and get on with it, which is great for more experienced hires. Uncapped commission/bonuses so you really can earn as much as you want compared to the effort you're prepared to put in.

    ConsRelations between Parker + Lynch ( the perm side of the business) and Accounting Principals (the temp & temp to hire side) can sometimes get strained, as their objectives aren't always aligned and so cross-selling can be difficult (eg aiming for different bill rates in client negotiations with the same firm).
    The corporate IT is dreadful - the database is clunky and one of the worst I've come across in over 20 years in the recruitment industry, and the IT support helpdesk is awful, it can take hours just to get connected to a printer for example.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter initial induction would be good, especially for those coming from sales or industry with little recruitment background. Both the basics of 'how to do recruitment' and all the company procedure and culture stuff (how to sign up for benefits, submit expenses, etc) were skipped over or missed out entirely for myself and several other new hires I spoke to, and people have to ask busy colleagues for help or work it out for themselves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Parker and Lynch is a nightmare. I felt like I was in a high school environment!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsParker and Lynch is a good stepping stone for transitioning into better corporations. No one wants to stay here long-term.

    ConsThe company boasts a horrible culture that thrives on negativity, gossip, and political favoritism. Little to no training is provided for new employees. Plus, the executive recruiters typically work on "purple squirrel" positions that are difficult and tedious to fill.

    Advice to Senior Management"Do as you say and say as you mean." Management should stop overselling and glamorizing their company and internal positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Executive Recruiter (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsFun culture, great tools provided to help you succeed, autonomy to run your business, team atmoshere, your valued as a business partner by upper-management, and overall the best sales environment that allows for both new and experienced recruiters the ability to succeed.

    ConsIf you need structure and need someone telling what to do all the time to meet your activity - this would not be the right fit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not customer service oriented

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proshave good clients. have a flashy office space.

    Consrecruiters are trained to not be customer service oriented (don't get paid to be the nice guy)... if you are not big 4 public accounting then forget it.. in recruiting they are focused on the quick and easy placement. turnover is high and training is sub-par.

    Advice to Senior Managementrather than focusing on the volume of calls, better to focus on the quality of calls... builds much better rapport with clients and candidates, forms more loyal bonds on both ends. Most of the markets are relatively small and creating committed relationships is essential in a market place with so much competition.

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    Very exciting and flexible work experience with amazing people to work with.

    Executive Recruiter (Current Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsThe people you work with are great. Its a very team oriented environment where everyone does not act selfishly with their job orders or candidates. The recruiting atmosphere is very collaborative and that leads to the success of everyone in the office.

    ConsYou do get a draw with the recruiting position that you must pay off before collecting your commissions. There can be lots of office changes because recruiting by nature is a high turnover profession.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSwitch the software system from Cosmos to a program more user friendly such as LinkedIn's recruiting platform which is amazing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Will never return phone calls.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe recruiters are nice and professional when you see them in their office.

    ConsIf you ever try to call them back for anything they will A) never be available to answer their phone and B) will not return your calls when you leave them voicemail.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a temp agent.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey have good clients to work with.

    ConsPay isn't great at per hour.

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