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New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
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Company - Private
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    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

    I worked at The Essex Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    Limited to no growth Potential, you will be a recruiter here for the rest of your life, if thats what you want

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    Temp Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at The Essex Companies (New York, NY).

    Interview

    In my opinion, this company looks out for candidates brand new to New York as I was, or maybe far away from Manhattan. The reason they do this is because people further out into Long Island or just off of an airplane might be so happy to work at a big city office that they'll ignore meager pay.

    So chances are they'll find your resume on Craigslist or somewhere and get you in for a personal interview and testing. You'll look great if you say you've been in New York for a month and can type over 35 wpm. After the test you'll get job offers if you're lucky, I saw some people get turned away with nothing to show for their time. Five or six HR reps will then look you over and check your scores. They'll either offer you an offer on the spot or tell you they'll call you back.

    I'll give them credit they found me work fifteen minutes away from my apartment. The downside was they offered me close to minimum wage. I learned later whatever they offer you they are getting close to double. New recruits shouldn't be afraid to ask for a little bit extra after a month, they gave me a bit more when they realized I was going to the job every day and on time.

    It worked out for me when I got hired full time at the office I was temped to. Years down the line I was looking for temp work again and called Essex back, they didn't set up appointments over the phone and told me to send my resume. I sent it to the black-hole and that was that.

    Interview Questions

    • The tests they run are substantial, if you're going in prepare yourself for tests with Excel (even Macros and formulas). You also have to type fast and accurate for their test.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They'll pay you as low as they can. If the job pays them twenty an hour, they'll try to get you at nine or ten. It's a business and with a hard economy they know the average temp won't fight back. Like I said, after a month or two tell them your rent went up or some other white lie and they'll bend a bit. Don't push it though, you'll get nowhere.

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