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Vaco Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1. 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
  2.  

    Vaco- Google FIber Kansas City

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than similar companies but not great

    • 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 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
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  5.  

    Great Agency for consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - 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
  6.  

    Vaco-Midsouth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - 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
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocre opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Westlake Village, CA

    I worked at Vaco full-time (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
  10.  

    ShhhhhaaaaaaZam!!!!

    • 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 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
  11.  

    Fantastic company, outstanding culture, i love my job

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

    I have been working at Vaco full-time (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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