Aerotek Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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  • "It's really tough on your work-life balance(in 590 reviews)

  • "Long hours, no work life balance(in 453 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good company

      Oct 15, 2020 - Recruiter in Woburn, MA
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      Pros

      aerotek is a good company to work for

      Cons

      long hours/tough work life balance

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

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      Oct 30, 2015 - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great training, great entry level opportunity to get into recruiting and sales. If you are successful you will make more here than about anywhere else. Performing Recruiters are making $55k-$75k. Great Recruiters are making $100k+. Every large office has salespeople making $200k-$400k. Culture is 100% committed and generally cool type-A's you would want to have a beer with. The skills, drive, and sense of urgency you learn at Aerotek serve you well anywhere you may go later.

      Cons

      If you are just looking for a low-commitment 8-5 job while posting on social media about where you are partying that night...you will not like Aerotek. Success requires an all in approach both in work ethic and active support of the culture. That is not for everyone. There are Political Science grads 3 years out of college making $200k+, but there is a price to be paid. All the tough work comes first. If you are not up for the level of work and commitment, Aerotek is not for you. If you are, none of this is really a "con" As far a real cons go, the benefits are only OK, and finding work/life balance is pretty difficult.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good starter job out of college, but will burn you out very quickly.

      Jan 13, 2021 - Recruiter in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      If you get placed with a good account manager, and you’re comfortable working 60+ hour weeks for the foreseeable future, you can be successful in this company. Celebration heavy culture, very “work hard play hard” and pre-COVID had a lot of happy hours and team events. I met great friends at this company.

      Cons

      The hours are long, work life balance/ flexibility is non existent. In the office at minimum 7:15 am - 6 pm most days. Went to WFH for a while during COVID, called everyone back to the office before it was safe due to a “butts in seats” mindset needing to monitor employees constantly. Very very metrics focused and sales heavy, encouraged to treat people like numbers and very little focus on what’s actually beneficial for candidates. Tendency to churn and burn employees, if you don’t want to end up in sales there really isn’t much for you to do here. Tendency to promote people before they’re ready into a sales role without a lot of transparency about how challenging the sales position is. Have to be very sneaky about seeking other opportunities if you want to leave. Can be a pretty unprofessional environment at times, lots of cursing and crudeness.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Its a good place to start if you don't have any other

      Jan 14, 2021 - Recruiter in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      Hire's almost anyone, you do develop networking skills, learn about other industries, and it is good overall experience. Can be great if you have a good team, my direct team is pretty great.

      Cons

      The hours are not great, super early to late and a draconian mentality to being in the office. Work experience will depend heavily on who you are working with, lots of personalities. Training process isn't "world class" everyone says that. Pretty cut throat. Pay is good once you get going, benefits could use work and terrible work life balance. Grinding for the sake of grinding, a mentality that is not good for most people for a plethora of reasons.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Starter Job

      Oct 8, 2020 - Recruiter/Sales Manager in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      You'll learn a lot about the business world-you work with a ton of different companies in different industries. You'll be given feedback all day every day. This will turn you into a better business person if you accept it with the right attitude. The environment is high energy and most of the people are great. The opportunity for success is there if you are willing to make work your life.

      Cons

      Zero work - life balance-you are encouraged to work overtime and are chastised if you leave "early" (7:30am-6pm minimum). Working after work hours and on the weekend is seen as dedicated and hard working. High turnover - "push you up or push you out" is a term I heard often. Very clique-ey and management plays favorites. Seems very juvenile - talking about each other, judging, encouraged to party and get drunk with coworkers-company sales meetings are big booze fests. Success depends highly on the industry/"triangle" you're assigned to. Recruiters are not fairly compensated- low base salary and commissions are not earned until you bring in a minimum of $6,000 a week. After that you earn a small percentage of funds earned over that $6,000 amount.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      It's okay

      Dec 28, 2020 - Recruiter 
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      Pros

      You will learn a lot about yourself. Great first-time job for recent grads to get solid experience under your belt. Pay is great once you hit your initial spread goal. I was lucky to work under a great manager.

      Cons

      Account managers can be difficult to work with. They push you hard and if you're not making enough calls you will definitely hear about it. Work-life balance is non-existent and they shame you for taking time off if your spread dipped recently.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Definitely an entry level role

      Jan 17, 2021 - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Good company culture Management is great

      Cons

      Benefits aren't really that great Pay is alright (When you finish your 16 weeks your pay barely goes up) You will be cold-calling. The way they measure success is through how many people you place, which makes the nature of the role much more competitive. Terrible work/life balance. Expect to work overtime.. OFTEN

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to start

      Jan 15, 2021 - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      This is an excellent job to start when your are younger, get some excellent experience, and then either find your niche there, or move onto something bigger and better. Youll meet some good people and make friends, but upper management is pretty out of touch with whats going on and causes problems.

      Cons

      Work life balance, job itself, poor leadership

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Do you want a career in Micro-Management? (Insight from a 2.5 year employee)

      Jul 26, 2020 - Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paid time off. Micromanagement (if you like this).

      Cons

      Extremely micromanaged environment. Long hours. Politics for promotion. No work-life balance

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Training

      Jan 11, 2021 - Recruiter in Parsippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training, fast paced, great friendships

      Cons

      Long hours, no work life balance.

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