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Aerotek Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • We are all competitive and eager to move up the ladder and to make a lot of money (in 50 reviews)

  • You can make a lot of money with the base salary (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance - heavy hours (in 299 reviews)

  • One of the biggest cons of working at Aerotek was the fact there really was no work-life balance (in 108 reviews)

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  1. "aerotek"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aerotek (Less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits are provided such as health etc

    Cons

    pay could be higher


  2. "AM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    Greatest Company to work for, truly care about their people.

    Cons

    , this company delivers on all of their promises if you work hard.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None that I know of

    Cons

    Literally the worst place I've ever worked, I'm embarrassed to have this on my resume. This place is a joke.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "12+ hour work days"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aerotek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intensive training - 13 weeks
    Opportunity to learn and grow if going into sales
    If you're placed with a good Account Manager who cares about you personally and professionally, you will do well

    Cons

    Limited career pathways to take unless you choose to go into sales
    No work/life balance - required to work at least 48 hours a week but even when you work that much, it is still looked down upon and they want you to work 55+ hours per week to be successful
    Unrealistic performance expectations and high level of demand and pressure
    Unrealistic commission threshold (most recruiters in my office weren't making commission even after a year of being there)
    People who leave are badmouthed about why they left the company
    High turnover
    Cult like culture
    Promotes "honest and open culture" but results in high level of gossip about others and office politics

    Advice to Management

    If you're looking to retain your employees, then promote work/life balance. Being so process and metrics driven will drain the life out of your employees.


  5. "Recruiter"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    Paid for performance type of company

    Cons

    Not put in the best situations to succeed, long hours without reward sometimes, and office gossip

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  6. "VMS Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    great team, mentoring opportunities for most positions

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, inflexible schedule, limited growth potential if you don't start in recruiting


  7. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    Employee relationship mean everything here

    Cons

    Work long days and on the phone

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. Helpful (2)

    "SDO - How about no?"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Delivery Recruiter in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Strategic Delivery Recruiter in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aerotek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing I can think of as a professional pro would be that Aerotek does invest time in training their employees. There is an extensive 13 week training period that all new hires must progress through in order to "hit the pavement," if you will.

    Cons

    The SDO is its own world. I don't know how the field offices operate as my experiences are just with the SDO in Tempe, Arizona. I would highly advise anyone who is even remotely considering working at the SDO to go elsewhere. You will not be valued. You will be worked to the bone. You will have your morals tested and you will sometimes come into the office before sunrise and work until after sunset. Although you will get exceptional training, your sanity, physical/mental health, and bank account will thank you if you go work elsewhere. Every day is repetitive and mundane. The SDO was started to assist local/field Aerotek offices with a surplus of requisitions that needed to be filled. Essentially, the local offices handed (not always willingly) the business that they had dropped the ball on to the SDO, and they were not happy about it. The SDO recruiters call candidates (basically cold call) based on how well their resumes match to the words from the job description - they may be looking for work, but a) that's not 100 guaranteed when you make the call and b) doesn't mean that people are friendly. Candidates are rude, entitled and don't know how to behave professionally. Not all, but a good amount. The SDO cares more about making sure that there are candidates that fill the positions, almost doesn't matter with who. The SDO answers to its clients, not the contractors, and defnijely not the employees who would rather focus on quality over quantity because it is the quality candidate that stays on an assignment and is more likely to recommend a friend to apply to positions through Aerotek.

    Advice to Management

    Your internal mantra is "never forget your people" and when that was rolled out, it was re-iterated time and time again that "people" includes contractors, clients and internal partners, yet it never seemed like the internal employees were truly valued. Give them a break sometimes. They are working 10+ hour days at times and should feel appreciated because that is what will get them to stick around.


  9. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    Commission! Work more make more.

    Cons

    Easy to work long hours when motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep killing it.


  10. "Great place to build experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aerotek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management teams at Aerotek provide you with opportunity to build all the necessary skills to move upward. They provide multiple options for growth, if you honor the principles that Aerotek was built on, and have the personal drive to meet your goals.

    Cons

    This is not your typical 9:00AM to 5:00PM job, and does come with some stress due to the fast paced and competitive nature of the industry.


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