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I worked at Talener full-time (More than a year)
Talener is committed to teaching new employees the basics of new business development, sales tactics, the full recruitment life cycle, and other fundamental aspects of business. The opportunity to move up within the company is at your own pace - there is an untapped earnings potential, as long as you move up from your original position and do what they ask of you. I worked in both the Washington DC and the Chicago offices, and the culture is built on the oft over-used work hard-play hard mentality, but they take it very seriously, which adds to a lot of fun around the office. Incentives are often used on both the individual, team, and office levels. The two hour lunch break to work out at the *company-paid gym membership* breaks up the long work day quite nicely. Would highly recommend to any new graduate looking to learn how to do business in the sales world. Great benefits package including commuter benefits, company-paid gym membership, two hour lunches, (somewhat healthy) office snacks, unlimited vacation policy (within reason) and competitive health/dental/vision plans are a nice cherry on top! Management is mostly open to suggestions and ultimately does have your best interest in mind as the better you do, the better they do. They are open to hearing your goals and helping you achieve them - even if they are more personal than professional.
Micromanagement on the team level is very prevalent throughout the company. Work hours from 7:45-6:00pm are exhausting, even with the two hour lunch break. The hours are not very flexible, mostly because of the built-in lunch from 12-2. Although the training is inclusive of the technologies that you will be learning and recruiting for, sales training ends essentially ends after the first two months of training.
Advice to Management
Continue to improve your employees strengths AS WELL AS their weaknesses. Be open to different styles of learning - often times new Relationship Managers pick up on cues from management instead, i.e. they become the best version of their manager, not the best version of themselves. Continue to offer new employee incentives on a monthly/quarterly/yearly basis. Offer more programs for employees to work on outside of work (i.e. community involvement events, office happy hours, etc.).
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Talener (New York, NY) in July 2016.
1. They called me after they found my resume on the website.
2. Set the interview 1 day later
3. Interview began on time. A man lead me went through their office and asked me some question about my resume and what I wanted.
4. One of the tech team met me and asked me some questions about my projects