Vaco Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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    Vaco-Midsouth

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Vaco as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    -Always looking out for employee
    -Listen to my needs and requirements
    -Will work to get best salary

    Cons

    -No benefits until after working for 1000 Hrs
    -Contracted and not always offered full-time employment company working for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible Company with the freedom to operate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vaco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vaco is a positive and energetic environment with great people.

    Pros:
    1. The flexibility to manage your own schedule
    2. Ability to manage yourself and be responsible for own destiny
    3. Not a formal environment
    4. No one standing over the top of you

    Cons

    Really not any. It's the best work environment I have see. The only Con I see is that sometimes support services and communications can be lacking and slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the same culture!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Mediocre opportunity

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager  in  Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Westlake Village, CA

    I worked at Vaco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good training, fun culture, engaging

    Cons

    corporate-style performance metrics, political environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They claim to be the alternative to the big-brand staffing firms culturally, however, they still run under the same philosophy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    ShhhhhaaaaaaZam!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vaco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Autonomy
    Producer's heart company
    Customer service oriented
    Take care of their people - both internal and consultants
    Everyone has a voice
    Amazing trainings and trips
    Inclusive

    Cons

    Cannot wait for the new system - the ATS was a bummer, but we are a strong bunch that can work through anything!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New ATS and new website asap! Keep on the cutting edge!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fantastic company, outstanding culture, i love my job

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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Vaco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    freedom, independence, comraderie, ability to manage your own schedule, training, perks, the corporate management guys are some of the most fun, energetic, and motivating men I have ever come into contact with. Any Vaco event is sure to be a party. This company clearly embraces the "work hard, play hard" philosophy.

    Cons

    risky to take a commission-only position after being on salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun Culture and Freedom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vaco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vaco has a great culture, very collaborative and fun is the best way to put it. There is no micromanagement but results are important. Training has improved immensely and high performers are supported. I've had a great initial experience working at Vaco and plan to be here for a long while. Management treats their recruiting assets with respect and there is a great opportunity to work with some of the best professionals in the recruiting field (not one of the the biggest, but absolutely one of the best groups of anchor partners).

    Cons

    Vaco made a seemingly less than optimal choice with its ATS system/strategy which hampers usage in some locations; the good news is that a new ATS is being rolled out in 2014. Marketing in general (website and collateral) could be stronger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am very satisfied with management and with Vaco. There is a nice balance of fair pay (not the highest and not the lowest), employee interaction and guidance along with plenty of personal growth opportunity/potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unprofessional.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Vaco full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were pretty decent. Office location was nice.

    Cons

    They have no idea what they are doing, the lack of leadership is abysmal, sure they will send you out to Nashville and give you a good time and pump you up. But once you get back and get that first paycheck, if you are low on the totem pole....quite the shock. Don't try to give ideas or suggestions. The fear that you know might know something more than them, scares them and they will shut you down; was glad to get out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great contract company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Lotus Notes Developer  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Lotus Notes Developer in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Vaco as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    No hassles, great people, prompt paychecks (weekly). I would gladly work for them again (and I have worked for them in the past, too). They throw a real nice holiday dinner party for their contractors, too.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any downsides. My "pimp", Diana Lo, was great to work with, and I hope to work with them again in the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Excellent Service

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    Former Employee - Payroll Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Payroll Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Vaco as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vaco is very attentive to their contractors as well as the client. I love there planned events to network with fellow contractors,

    Cons

    I like to have had health insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocrity disguised as innovation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vaco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has very few rules and regulations, which can be a positive when trying to develop business. There is quite a bit of flexibility in the job, overall.

    Cons

    Very little training or infrastructure available for internal employees. This company would sell the shirt off of your own back and tell you it's new and improved. Most of the sales team is adept at spinning a situation, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to close the deal and get paid. Employees are encouraged to compete and backbite against each other, and internal strife runs rampant in several offices.

    It's a work hard, play hard culture and most of the all company meetings are riddled with excessive drinking and partying. The senior leadership is disconnected, and the little line management that exists does not have enough experience or leadership ability. It's a good old boys club, and those who don't fit into that mold are systematically driven out of the company. The compensation plan does not incentivize internal growth, and seems to be focused on padding the pockets of the investment partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clamp down on unethical business practices and foster a culture of teamwork.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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