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Staff Smart, Inc. (San Diego) Overview

San Diego, CA
1 to 50 employees
Company - Public
Staffing & Outsourcing
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year


Staff Smart, Inc. (San Diego) Reviews

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    "Great Experience"

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Positive Outlook


    Worked at Staff Smart for 6 months, very supportive team and very driven.


    Priorities shift often, but it's growing fairly quickly so it's to be expected.

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Staff Smart, Inc. (San Diego) Interviews



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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Staff Smart, Inc. (San Diego) (Rancho Bernardo, CA) in February 2016.


    This review is specifically for the Staff Smart office in Rancho Bernardo, Ca. which is a small, ~7 person IT staffing company. It does not apply to other Staff Smart organizations within San Diego, Ca.

    I was contacted initially by a recruiter from Staff Smart in mid-Feb of 2016, asking me if I would consider being a recruiter for them. I interviewed with 3 people total. On my first interview, I met with the CTO and a Staff Recruiter. On my second interview, a week later, I met with the CEO of the company. Both interviews went well and were mostly conversational in nature.

    I then waited a little over a week and sent an email to the CTO of the company asking him if decision had been made. I got no word from him for about 3 weeks, when suddenly out of the blue, I got an email from him stating that he was sorry for the late response, and that he was still interested in having me join their team as a recruiter. The one thing that was holding up having me join was that they needed to get their cubicles/workstations setup, as they had just moved in to new office space and currently had no place for me to sit. The process of office setup would take 4 to 6 weeks to complete. I was okay with that, but wondered why they did not just make me an offer then and have me start a month or so later, once everything was done.

    A month went by from this last email, and I contacted the CTO again asking him how things were going and would he like to sit down to discuss an offer. I left a voicemail on his cell, but got no response from him. I then waited another two weeks (end of April by this time) and contacted the CTO again by phone. His first response to me was "How has your job search been going"? Immediately I was alarmed at why he had asked me this question, and I told him that I felt he wanted me to work for him, so why should want to know this??? He then asked me if I felt that Staff Smart was the right choice for me and I said yes, and reiterated why I thought I would be a good fit for the job. He said he would need check how they were doing financially (Uh-Oh, You got to be kidding me ..!!) and that he would get back to me Monday or Tuesday of the following week to discuss (this was the previous Friday, when we had this conversation).

    Needless to say Monday and Tuesday and the following week came and went with no word from him. It was not surprising, as I felt like this is where things were going to end up. It is very disappointing, and I feel that they were the ones who ultimately lost out, as I am EE by degree with nearly 30 years in the tech industry, and could have used a lot of this experience to help them recruit the right technical talent.

    The bottom line is DO NOT DEAL with these crazy loons at Staff Smart. Whether you are looking for a job or heaven forbid trying to get a recruiting job with them, they are a very unprofessional organziation to deal will. They seem to be very passive/aggressive instead of telling you straight-away where things stand. Stay away from them.

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Staff Smart, Inc. (San Diego) Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Staffing - Talent, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2017
  • Best of Staffing - Talent, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2016
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