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Vaco Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    I am very happy with Vaco. They are a great staffing agency.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator

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

    Pros

    They were able to get employees turned into vendor contract workers with no end date. They provide paid holidays. About once a quarter we do fun team outings.

    Cons

    No vacation pays or paid time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Decent culture, but in the end, mediocre company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vaco full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate culture is strong, but does not translate down to all the offices. Knowledgeable, passionate people across the company. Average benefits with little overhead cost.

    Cons

    Disorganized middle management and contentious workplace. Very much a Locker Room atmosphere on most days. Individual offices take on the personality of that manager, for good or ill. Lack of candid communication and behavior that bordered on unethical at points. High turnover rate inside local branch during my tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct thorough exit interviews and consider how improvements can be made. Listen to employees when concerns are voiced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a nice experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vaco

    Pros

    Once a month, they invite you to attend lectures given by professionals in your area where you can get to know more about the job market and new training courses

    Cons

    Since it was a temporal assignment of 8 weeks, I can't think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Vaco- Google FIber Kansas City

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Brand Ambassador in Kansas City, KS
    Current Contractor - Brand Ambassador in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Vaco as a contractor

    Pros

    Team culture entrepreneurial startup with corporate resources. Management relies on real data to make decisions. Open communication. Customer Acquisition is everything.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in company. Google will almost never hire you. Short term. Contract waives all rights as employee, strictly contract position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better reward structure for performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vaco is a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Management, Work Life Balance, Great Co-Workers, etc.

    Cons

    Regular performance reviews/salary increases do not always occur. Health benefits are not the best, but decent. 3 Week max PTO. No employer contribution to 401k.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Agency for consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vaco as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Do their best to promote and support consultants

    Cons

    Large agency so on occasion you get the sense that you are just a number number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good contact with consultants to ensure needs of the contract are being met

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than similar companies but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Vaco as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working staff, easy interview process, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Terrible or non-existent benefits, very unreliable, basically unable to keep a meeting or come to a meeting on time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on what you say you're going to do. If your VACO staff is overwhelmed, hire more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Vaco-Midsouth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Account Manager
    Former Contractor - Account Manager

    I worked at Vaco as a contractor (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
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Vaco @ Google (Mountain View/SF) -- working as a vendor; don't waste your time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Content Review Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Content Review Specialist in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    - Paid vacation days. (17 a year, I believe).

    - The water bottle Vaco gives you when you start.

    Cons

    - Pay is absolutely horrible. The worst wage I've ever encountered in Silicon Valley, and when you try to renegotiate Vaco will tell you no.

    - Health benefits are just as bad. Vaco will offer you Blue Sheild/Cross of Tennessee or Symetra. Coverage for an individual under Blue Shield/Cross of Tennessee will cost between $281-311/mo; that's not including vision or dental. Vaco conveniently has a health benefit waver for you to sign within the first few pages of their packet.

    - No work-life balance but that's attributed more to Google's culture than Vaco. Be prepared to make Google/work your life.

    - Nearly impossible for any Vaco employee to be offered full-time employment at Google. Don't think this is your foot into Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay your employee's a livable wage for technical jobs the Bay Area.

    - Make a serious effort to offer better health benefits than Blue Shield/Cross. When some Kaiser plans aren't too much more, you know you're not trying.

    - Don't allow on-site Vaco representatives to work alongside with their spouses who work as vendors. It compromises the integrity of the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Incredible Company with the freedom to operate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vaco full-time (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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