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Affinity Reviews

Updated Dec 5, 2018

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4.2
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55%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
Approve of CEO
Steve Schmidt
3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Affinity Recruiter - best job I have ever had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affinity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Affinity is the best of both worlds, a small privately owned company, with opportunities to work on challenging large-scale projects that will keep your skills fresh. The management team represents everything I have looked for in an employer; down to earth, engaging, super smart people who know how to help companies solve their business problems with IT Solutions and the best talent. I have been a Tech Recruiter...

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    Cons

    Hmmm..this is tough. 20 word minimum, so I will say that the only con I can think of, is that Tom and Steve don't visit L.A enough!

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management. Another hmmm...Keep doing everything you are doing, keeping employees engaged, and seriously making more visits from Milwaukee, and start thinking about opening an L.A office!

    Affinity2015-10-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Storage Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Affinity full-time

    Pros

    Worked as full time employee for year. Managers are very helpful.

    Cons

    If they don't have contract they will give you layoff right away.

    Affinity2018-12-06
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Stable work, nice people, interesting work at client site"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affinity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company hires you for your skills and experience. Most of the positions require at least 7-10 years of work and the firm looks for people who can get stuff done. The firm highly values people who are self-starters, and can step into a professional environment in their field and become part of the team at a client site. They do not micro-manage. It is up to you to figure out how to get it done. There are monthly...

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    Cons

    The embedded consultant role isn't for everyone. You are on your own on a day to day basis with the client and must depend on your professional judgement about what to do, when to do it, and so forth. The company is very lean in terms of top management, but they are responsive if you need help. Also, the company's lean culture also goes to the issue of positions, titles, and other rack and stack HR stuff. For instance,...

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    Advice to Management

    Probably could do more to encourage employees to take ownership of professional development investments and to set expectations about always keeping skills sharp.

    Affinity2015-09-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Affinity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative Environment. This is a true solution based Consulting firm with great Portfolio, Project and Program Management solutions among other things. Staff is fun and impressed with Project Managers employed here. Client focused.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of concerns that could be designated as a con. Maybe more company communication with consultants at client site.

    Affinity2012-07-20
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Just Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Affinity

    Pros

    Generally good pay, clean work environment, some opportunities for advancement, hardly any micromanagement, good career coaching if you're lucky enough to earn the favor of one of the key management players.

    Cons

    While they claim to be consultants, much of what Affinity does is actually staff augmentation, which means that employees' futures with the company are not as secure as they are lead to believe, i.e. you are brought on as a "perm" employee, but if your contract at the client ends, through no fault of your own, it's advisable to start looking for a new gig. Employees are sometimes made to feel as simply a commodity. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate more transparently with your employees. Provide professional develop guidance to EVERY employee, not just those you seem to have a personal affinity for. Provide positive feeback when warranted, not just constructive criticism. Be honest about an employee's status with the company, i.e. if their employment is dependent on a particular contract, tell them that. Don't let them think they'll be there for...

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    Affinity2012-10-26

    Affinity Response

    February 2, 2015Affinity Recruiter -IT Solutions

    This is not the Affinity or mgmt I work for currently. We do hire people as salaried employees to work on-site at our client locations; we also hire for W-2 and C2C arrangements. There is risk in any new position you accept, contractor or full time, and never any guarantees, especially ...

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