Vaco Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Awesome Team, Supportive in Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Vaco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - my local rep was supportive in my long term goals and gave me a few raises
    -pay you for overtime, sometimes I had 20+ hours

    Cons

    - vendor model is hard to move up in management


  2. finance contractor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Jackson, MS

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The working 4 days of the week for 40 hours. And the 3 day weekend. The task was very easy at hand.

    Cons

    The time I've worked there, there was a legitimate office just working in a hospital old cafeteria room. I wasn't given directed instructions on how everything will be set up.

    Advice to Management

    be more specific of what expextend for the employee to do.


  3. IT Audit & Consulting; IT security, controls, and compliance. Project management experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Audit & Consulting in Madison, AL
    Former Employee - IT Audit & Consulting in Madison, AL

    I worked at Vaco (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Detail and task oriented, organized, self-driven, pro-active, personable, motivated, team cooperation & building; excellent written & verbal communication skils

    Cons

    Tend to micro manage, desire perfection

    Advice to Management

    Excellent relations with subordinates, provide cooperative teaming environment with subordinates, peers, and senior management.


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  5. The office need to be governed by a higher being.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Vaco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I failed to find one thing.

    Cons

    Office environment was sickening. Yelling and cursing was rampant The team puts off a great perception in the market but internally they treat people with no respect. The office needs governing from headquarters. The problem is headquarters has no say because the managers here in the office own part of the office. So they do whatever.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage the human race and not berate them, as if you are a better person. The whole experience was a waste of effort. Advice, don't act all professional when you clearly are not professionals. No career path at all. You are hired to make the owners money or leave.


  6. Operations Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vaco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    there is an opportunity to move within the company
    young crowd
    relaxed management

    Cons

    no benefits, no PTO, pay very little
    no communication with the management


  7. Helpful (3)

    Horrible recruiters in the Tampa location - no concern for employees. They just want to make their commission.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Tampa, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice and seem professional.

    Cons

    Will lie to you to get you to accept the job. Young, inexperienced people run the show. Run fast and don't spend your time working for any of these guys. Your benefit is not their concern.

    Advice to Management

    Learn and practice putting your empoyees (who also make you your profit first!)


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

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  9. Decent culture, but in the end, mediocre company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. It was a nice experience

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

    I worked at Vaco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Vaco is a great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.



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