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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. Helpful (1)

    "very unprofessional"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good training, a few good people

    Cons

    high school like culture, everyone is talking about everyone so watch what you say. A lot of favoritism is played too, even if you aren't a top performer, if you get in well with upper management you will be 'protected'. Very childish culture, its like being in high school all over again.

    Advice to Management

    If you claim to be a 'feedback rich' environment than do so. Don't just listen to the ones that you are close with. There is a lot of good over looked talent and it all depends on high tight you are with management. The culture you claim to have is not there, everyone is out to make someone else look back and there are no true relationships being built.


  2. "Good place to begin career in recruiting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great training program to learn staffing/recruiting industry

    Cons

    Long hours and touch for work/life balance


  3. "Recruiter"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company that is willing to invent in your personal development and career, then Aerotek is the place for you.

    Cons

    You have to be wiling to put in the work and be willing to challenge your mindset and that is not as easy as it sounds.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on investing in you people and caring about their development.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Aerotek is a joke"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aerotek (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros here . They got out of here a long time ago .

    Cons

    Totally dishonest , waste of time, skips out on paychecks, They look like just another call center boiler room

    Advice to Management

    try the bring your kids to work day and let them do the job


  5. "Aerotek Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hanover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, opportunity is there, the people are great

    Cons

    Long hours, no work/life balance, it is a grind


  6. "Awesome company that I actually miss"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Onboarding Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Onboarding Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked internally and actually genuinely liked the company, co-workers and job itself. It was one of those things that I wasn't able to appreciate as much until after I left and realized how good I had it there. Unlike a lot of companies these days, no one micromanages you (at least in the particular department I worked) and all employees are actually valued as people. Your leaders and directors really care about you when you have something going on in your personal life. It was also really awesome how they encouraged current employees to go to lunch with new employees to get to know each other and build relationships. The only reason I left is because I was moving, otherwise I'd probably still be there.

    Cons

    Bonus structure could have been better. The environment does seem a bit cliquey & high school-esque at times so it can be a bit overwhelming at first if you aren't an extreme extravert. However, that is the case in most office environments so there isn't much else that can be done about that by management. But generally most people are nice and will include you if you put yourself out there and just say hi first.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! It can seem like there's a lot of pressure on management to meet the numbers and problem solve the dramas of staffing but they do a great job. I thought my leaders were great role models who made an effort even beyond the workplace to be supportive of the team.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Will Teach You The Fundamentals, but Not the Morals"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aerotek's focus in hiring recent graduates is to train them to recruit and hopefully move them into a sales focused role. With that, they put a lot of time into training employees to be good at what they do. This company has one of the best training programs and materials available to their employees to be successful than most staffing agencies. You have the potential to make a lot of money, and you will get to meet a lot of people. You also will have the opportunity to be sent on trips for training and celebration of accomplishments, as well as be promoted into higher level positions. They also have yearly sales meetings that take place in various locations over the US and they provide food, drinks and entertainment. You also have the opportunity to make bonuses on top of the commission you already make weekly! They only promote from within for the sales manager roles. Therefore, at least you know your manager has walked in your shoes and knows what its like to do your job. I worked in more than one office in different locations, so there is definitely a difference in cultures for each office, but you get to meet so many people! And the people are great and very friendly! You will have a chance to make great friends. There are a ton of happy hours, and this can be a great thing if you enjoy hanging out after work or are new to an area and need to make new friends. Aerotek is also very involved in community events. New moms have great maternity leave benefits, and the overall employee benefits are pretty decent. They also have an annual Christmas party that is AWESOME! Getting drunk with your manager and the Director is pretty fun! Everyone is fairly young, so the culture is fun! Some managers do really care about their teams and in developing their employees. They will also take the time to help you do YOUR job because they know and understand that that is also how they will be successful. You will find any other job "easy" compared to the work at Aerotek. If you love change then Aerotek is the place for you. If you can stick it out for at least 2 years, you will be able to move into pretty much any recruiting job. They also give 3 weeks vacation to start. They put recruiters in one division so you get very knowledgeable in that division. They have recruiters that specifically cover office support and professional services, engineering, skilled trades, and oil and gas jobs. This allows the recruiters to really learn about their industry they are placed in.

    Cons

    Where to begin...

    Let's start with the hours. There is NO work/life balance. Every employee works 7:30am-6pm Monday through Friday, though you WILL find yourself at work later if a goal isn't met. And working weekends is also a requirement when those goals aren't hit. They'll SAY it's not required in some cases and required in others, but you will be sent on a guilt trip if you decide not to show up in either scenario. Aerotek is really NOT the place to work if you have a family before starting or if you want a reasonable social life. The long hours were have you burnt out and exhausted. You will also find yourself being micromanaged constantly. If you want to know what that's like, work at Aerotek. From day one, all of your activity is tracked and discussed in detail. Activity numbers include how many dials you made per day, how many interviews you held per week, how many phone interviews you conducted per day, how many reference checks you complete, how many leads you get, how many meetings you set for your sales managers, how many lunches you complete with your candidates, etc... yes, that wasn't even everything. They have 5-10 meetings per day depending on what's going on at the time, and each meeting takes up 15 minutes to over an hour of your time. Taking this much time sitting in meetings doesn't help you when you have goals to hit, which then leads to you being at work at 10am on a Saturday or until 9pm on a Friday. Oh, and can't forget the discussions in between on how to dress, what kind of shoes to wear, how much makeup to wear, the pictures at your desk, how the outfit you wore is inappropriate, but is the SAME outfit as someone else who wore it a week before, but has been with the company for 16 years and is in management. Goals are completely unrealistic too. The managers will go out and meet with clients and make promises to over deliver before even speaking to their recruiters about the things going on in the market. Anything to get a req, so their butt is covered while you struggle trying to find candidates to actually FILL the job. Managers are also fairly young since everyone was pretty much hired out of college, so maturity and professionalism levels are at an all time low! Recruiters make bottom of the barrel salaries and still years later, they are still paying those same salaries. They also get commission, but that varies all based on how busy the office is. You can work your butt off and still not get any commission because there's no business, which is the case in the industry of staffing for most companies. There are also no real career opportunities if you don't want to be in sales. If you are a recruiter who wants to stay a recruiter, you have to realize that you will not receive a drastic salary increase, and you will not receive the same incentives that the sales people receive. In the midst of making brand new friends, different offices have nothing but drama, but that's expected in most offices. Benefits are also expensive and not very good. The costs for most medical care is above average, and the deductible is high.

    And last, but certainly not least because this is the MOST important... the TEAM RULE.

    Have you ever been "carefronted?" Well welcome to Aerotek where carefrontations is not about morale or about helping someone. This is the term Aerotek gives when you confront someone in a non-confrontational way. However, THIS tactic, which they actually call the "Team Rule," has gotten totally out of control. I have never seen a company focus on having a culture that insists on giving constructive feedback, but won't take the advice of their employees. Ironic....

    Advice to Management

    Stop burning your employees out by making them work 12 hour days. This is not the healthcare industry, this is staffing. Provide some work/life balance to reduce the traffic going out that revolving door you all have open. Improve your benefits package because it is terrible. Consider a yearly salary increase for employees coming in because I took a pay cut starting here, and $31K/year with a $5K increase after the first year is an insult. Reevaluate those you have in management. Some shouldn't have been given the privilege... and if you see high turnover in one office, maybe you should take a look at the management MANAGING the office, and then maybe you'll find the root of the problem! And you also need to evaluate the actions your employees in management are taking around expectations and accountability. For a manager to leave early on a Friday while their recruiter is still in the office trying to hit a goal the manager gave them is ridiculous and inconsiderate. If the goal in your company is for everyone to be successful, then why are managers not fully invested in their recruiters and the accomplishments they're trying to help the MANAGER achieve. All the meetings required of employees per day also needs to change. How do you expect anyone to get their work done if their in meetings all day talking about the same thing EVERY TIME? Stop shying away from critical feedback. If you don't want advice from those you hire, then don't ask them for their HONEST opinion.


  8. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    follow the process, work hard (sometimes nights and weekends) and you can earn a nice 6 figure salary.

    Cons

    the hours can be a gruel and there are clicks in the office.

    Advice to Management

    work on getting better in touch with your offices and their demographic in order to better motivate


  9. "Great place to get your food in the door"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with in the office are awesome. You can develop a real family there. I admit it is not cut out for some people but more so than not, you can develop real relationships. Also, work life on the Customer support side is more than fine. The recruiters however are required to work 7:30-6 which is a lot of committed time. However, if you work hard as a recruiter, you have a lot of potential to clear 6 figures and go into an Account Manager role where you can make 150k-200k after a few years.

    Cons

    On the customer support side, there is not a lot of room for growth. If you are looking for a career in HR, you would need to go Corporate in Maryland.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just focus on the producers side. The customer support side is very integral to your business and should be treated as such.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overall terrible experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Servicing Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Loan Servicing Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can get hired right away without job hunting

    Cons

    After I accept the job, the agent's attitude totally changed
    Very pushy when I need to make a choice
    No respect employees at all
    Never reply email or voice mail after I work for them

    Advice to Management

    train your agent more professionally


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