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Open Systems Technologies Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
1990
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At OST, we’re a bit like what you may call a machine, but with a more human touch. Day in & day out for the last 28 years we’ve been more than just a staffing company. Throughout this time we’ve built relationships ... Read more

Mission: We don’t set your limits, you do. At Open Systems Technologies, hardworking, team-oriented, and motivated individuals are rewarded with packages for their success. Employees are encouraged to run their own books of business as autonomy and an entrepreneurial spirit are ... Read more

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Open Systems Technologies – Why Work For Us?


At OST, we’re a bit like what you may call a machine, but with a more human touch. Day in and day out for the last 28 years we’ve been more than just a staffing company. Throughout this time we’ve built relationships, we’ve grown together internally and externally, and have created a system that allows us to personally cater to the needs of our clients and candidates. As we celebrate this occasion, it important to note that for us, 28 years is more than just a number or an anniversary. It is 28 years of relationships, 28 years of trust, and 28 years of total reliability. We’ve been a mentor for some, a team builder for others, but most importantly we’ve been there. We know there is no substitute for experience, so let us help you navigate through the ever changing web of talent.

Operating in a crowded marketplace, we have succeeded by staying ahead of the curve. No two projects are the same, and neither are our solutions. We’ve got the connections. We know the people. We have the opportunities. How soon can you start?

TALENT

If you want to work with OST, complete our form here. If you’re a good fit, we’ll schedule phone and in-person interviews with a recruiter. After that, you’ll receive emails and phone calls about positions that best fit your background. You can also review some of our current openings here

CLIENTS

When it comes to finding talent, Open Systems Technologies has you covered. At OST, we understand that you can’t put your projects on hold when you need to find a new team member. That’s where we come in. While you tackle the day to day tasks and goals, we’ll make sure you have the right resources to get the job done. We want to make growing your team as seamless and easy as possible. For over 28 years, we have helped over 5,000 clients find the right piece to their staffing puzzle. Are you ready to start? Learn more here

INTERNAL

If you’re interested in an internal position with OST, review our available jobs here


We don’t set your limits, you do. At Open Systems Technologies, hardworking, team-oriented, and motivated individuals are rewarded for their success. Employees are encouraged to run their own books of business as autonomy and an entrepreneurial spirit are the driving forces of each office. We want our employees to grow their careers with OST and we are committed to providing them with the support and flexibility to do just that.

At our core, we are structured to be flexible. As a privately owned company, we don’t have to burden ourselves with usual hassles of corporate red tape. At OST you will get the chance to work for the world’s biggest banks or for tech’s newest start up. There is no traditional blueprint for your success.

What we offer

  • Competitive base salary and one of the best commission structures in the industry
  • Both Medical, Dental Benefits and 401(k)
  • Casual work attire every day, not just on Friday’s
  • Office events, work hard and play hard
  • Ability to meet career growth aspirations, as an individual contributor or management

We are a nationwide staffing provider with locations across the country in major cities to help you.

New York, NY (HQ) ∙ Philadelphia, PA ∙ Red Bank, NJ ∙ Hauppauge, NY 

Melville, NY ∙ Hartford, CT ∙ Charlotte, NC ∙ Washington, D.C.

Boston, MA ∙ Dallas, TX ∙ Toronto, ON, CA

Whether you’re looking for interview tips or career advice, we hope you'll find something that'll help you get to the next stage in your career. Be sure to check out our blog 

Open Systems Technologies Reviews

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    I have been working at Open Systems Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    OST is a very successful mid-size staffing company that truly wants its employees to run their desks as if its their own business. During the interview, I was told by numerous managers that if you deem yourself entrepreneurial and a go-getter, there is no better opportunity for you than the one you'll get at OST and they were right. In my time at OST, I have seen the entire company work tirelessly to create an environment in which their employees can thrive - unlimited resources, a wonderful culture with free snacks happy hours, parties, and award recognition ceremonies, I see an excellent comp plan (significantly higher than all of its competitors) and just an over-all a positive attitude among all the upper management. I continue to be shocked at the negative reviews I read about on here, because everyone I know who works here loves it. The majority of its employees have been here for over 10 years. I know of employees who left OST and took other jobs only to come back and came back and tell stories of how much they appreciated this company after leaving it. The grass isn't always greener! The truth is, OST wants you to succeed. If you are not a go-getter and you need to be micro-managed, I can see how this environment may not be for you. If you are not TRULY motivated by money at your core, this is not for you. But if you want to work for a company with amazing compensation and top clients, where you are constantly being rewarded with happy hours, parties, monthly holiday celebrations, networking events, unlimited resources, among many other things, there is no other company. There are NO other recruiting firms that treat their staff this generously. I have yet to see any recruiting company with much an environment at all, to be quite honest. I watched BOTH of the CEO's sit in on training programs to speak genuinely and openly about how they want their employees to reach out to them with any questions they have - big or small - as they described the ideal career path for their staff and told stories about the company became so successful. Truly inspiring. I understand disgruntled employees use GlassDoor to vent sometimes, and I really hope that any future OST employee takes my review very seriously. I have been here for 3 years. I have worked at many staffing companies, both larger and smaller than OST and if there is one thing I hope people take away from this it's that there is no staffing company in New York who offer their employees as much as Open Systems does - career wise, and personally.

    Cons

    While OST offers plenty of incentive quarterly, I think weekly incentives would encourage people to work competitively more frequently - and be fun!

    Advice to Management

    I love how open you are to evolving and keeping things fresh. Keep ruling with open ears and open minds. Your employees appreciate it.

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Open Systems Technologies Photos

Open Systems Technologies photo of: Our Washington, D.C. office!
Open Systems Technologies photo of: Our Washington, D.C. office!
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Open Systems Technologies Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Open Systems Technologies.

    Interview

    A recruiter reach out to me about a position they had available. We chatted on the phone for about half an hour and then she said she would try to get an in person interview scheduled. Went to their office and met a couple people in their conference room. It was a little bit of an awkward interview and everyone I spoke to asked me the same exact questions. They should have either just done a panel interview, or planned different questions to ask me. Overall, the questions were pretty basic and all about my last job. They told me they would reach out to me within the next business day but I never heard anything back from them.

    The process for this position was supposed to be a phone screen and in person interview. After the in person interview, I would not have felt comfortable moving forward with them because there was just something strange about how they dodged my questions. I kept asking about their office culture and the only answer i would get is "I wear jeans to work every day". I'm not sure if it was just a mutual mismatch, but I walked out there feeling like I knew nothing about the company.

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Open Systems Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • Company of the Year, Business Intelligence Group, 2016

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