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I have been working at Ajilon full-time (More than a year)
I came in as an unemployed administrative candidate, hoping to be placed in a temp-to-hire office manager role.
Instead, I wound up taking on a full-time internal role as a recruiter for Ajilon, and I am thankful for that every day.
I really do love it. I will not sugarcoat it: It's a lot of work. It's hard. It can be grinding, and it can be frustrating. And yet I never find myself with the "Sunday dread" I had at all my past jobs - I genuinely enjoy being at work. I like that compensation and recognition are directly tied to performance, which isn't rated subjectively - you either bill or you don't; you either improve or you don't; you either love it or you don't. I love the challenge, I love the grind, and I love the work.
I'd like if the health benefits were a bit more comprehensive, and I think some kind of bonus structure would make us more competitive in this market. Also, it's the nature of the business, but work-life balance can sometimes be a little tough - some clients and candidates simply don't understand that you get sick, or you are at a training, or even that you have weekends off! It's important to be really self-controlled at this job in terms of drawing boundaries and setting expectations - otherwise it can easily take over your life!
Advice to Management
Honestly, not much, except what I mentioned above. I like this company and this job. I plan to be here for as long as they'll have me!
I applied online. I interviewed at Ajilon.
Typical staffing agency, interview was a complete waste of my time and transportation costs. I got there early, was asked to fill out an app, and also do a written quiz like assessment. Seemed kind of outdated since this could have been sent to me and done electronically before my interview. The recruiter I was scheduled with did not come out until 45 minutes after my interview appointment. It was a panel style interview, which was odd for a staffing agency, and they were very pushy about my references. I provided 3 references, but I had to explain why or why not they could not contact every single employer on my resume. Then they still pushed about a former manager I did not want them calling. I said I could maybe provide contact info after I contact that former manager asking her permission to use her as reference, but was flat out asked ‘can you give me her email right now?’ It made me kind of suspicious and uncomfortable with what their motives were since they had already had adequate references.
After the panel interview, i had to wait a good while for another recruiter (or manager?) to meet with me, and ask me the EXACT same questions I had just been asked in the interview. It was very inconsiderate of my time and disorganized. After all of that, I did not hear from them for any assignments, even after calling and checking up. And I was extremely qualified for the position I initially interviewed for, and they continue to post similar ‘openings’ online almost every day. I have not heard from them since. Will not apply to any of their openings again.
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