TEKsystems

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TEKsystems Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
1,035 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Descent pay, Supportive Account Managers, Helpful Team of Recruiters and AA's (in 33 reviews)

  • Great People - company cares about your personal well being - a lot of out of office events (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is very minimal, it is not uncommon to work 7:30-6:00 4-5 days per week (in 60 reviews)

  • Long hours, typical sales roles cons, there can be some office politics but not much (in 48 reviews)

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  1.  

    A company who works for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Oak Park, IL
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Oak Park, IL

    I have been working at TEKsystems

    Pros

    Great recruiters. Match contractor to perfect job by aligning skillsets and personality to the job. They care. You feel it! Nonr

    Cons

    Need to get better handle on when an assignment is ending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lack of Communication dampened experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Contractor in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at TEKsystems as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work for multiple companies, traveling, most expenses are paid for. Tons of coworkers that can become great friends. Project Managers and Project Coordinators will stick their necks out for you to keep you on a project or get you a well paying one should you be let go from your current contract. They are approachable, will allow you to call them for whatever reason, anytime during the day, and let you vent frustrations should they arise. Recruiters are generous. Most will take time out to pay for and sit down to have lunch with you.

    Cons

    Can be quite demanding to provide best customer service, but that isn't so bad as long as you have the mindset of performing the best job you possibly can. On part of the actual company requesting TEKsystems services, they have a tendency to change their minds a lot about what they want done, or sometimes have no clue, which can hinder your job as contractor. Sometimes getting in contact with your recruiter can be a hassle. I've personally gone months without hearing from mine. Really depends on who they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have recruiters set aside time to at least check up on those they have recruited. If it wasn't for not hearing from my recruiter for months on end, I would be more than satisfied with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One of the Best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at TEKsystems

    Pros

    They don't just drop you off with the client, they are active with the client. In my last contract, TEK systems also handled the on-boarding process. Often, they would call or visit you at the job site.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Started off with good intentions but later lead to disappointment with how they treated their veteran consultants.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at TEKsystems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They will get you into companies using the latest in IT technologies for long term assignments.

    Cons

    They never come through when a company promised 6 month temp-to-perm opportunities. Their communication became vague to the point they did not look out for the best interest of the consultant, they only protected their investment with the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your tenured consultants remain loyal because they believed that the account managers would provide a quality service to both parties. If a consultant is on an assignment and it goes beyond the 6 month to permanent timeframe, the account manager should communicate the options to the consultant. In addition, if non-interviewing assignments are available there should be a rotation to allow tenured consulates to have minimal down time. The fair practices of TEKsystems are gone and this causes them to lose their most valued asset, the consultant.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at TEKsystems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and people but the work load is absolutely crazy with little pay.

    Cons

    The amount and hours of work and the small pay.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good representation across Chicago as a vendor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TEKsystems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Employee benefits, recruiting, account management,

    Cons

    HIgh overhead, not very applicable If looking for full time work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good place for a start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at TEKsystems as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They provide a couple of opportunities. Bug companies.

    Cons

    I't hard to say if it possible to get a professional growth here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more info about career building.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inconsistent. High turnover of staff per the industry.

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

    I worked at TEKsystems as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    From a contractor perspective---They're no different from any other contracting company in Chicagoland.

    Cons

    High turnover and inconsistent reps means as a contractor you can very much get lost in the shuffle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience with recruiter and Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Vernon Hills, IL

    I worked at TEKsystems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Communication, Followup, Back-Office team work.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive and not very well presented. Jumble of providers take a month for benefits to start.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    World Class Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Professional Recruiter in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great organization... Strong culture with absolute core values and a defined mission statement
    It is a great vehicle to accomplish your own personal goals....
    They will invest time and energy into if you allow them.

    Cons

    It is a great environment and organization, but not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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