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Ajilon Reviews

Updated March 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "8am - 5pm allows a great work life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "You have uncapped commission structures and you can earn a lot of money" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, needs more work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Cons: I never heard back from my consultant after my interview with her to create my profile" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Have always came through when I needed an assignment

    Cons

    Their Ontario Location could be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep contact with their employees. (Ontario Location)


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Turn over is real"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office setting. They definitely butter you up the first few months (lunches, snacks and happy hours). Usually get to work with people your age.

    Cons

    Turn over!!! Definitely not a place we’re you can grow unless you’re a favorite. A lot of office politics between the different divisions. Management often makes fun of previous employees and current candidates. If you have the option be on the perm side, less politics on that side.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training your people. Find people who actually know how to manage.

  3. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Management invests time in your success, fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get up and running


  4. "Great Job for a Career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ajilon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great Job
    - Fun Culture
    - Rewarding Career

    Cons

    - Smaller Base Salary, but commission structure is great


  5. "Keep looking even if you get hired here, you'll want to leave very soon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Business Development in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired, because they don't care whether it works out.

    Cons

    Environment is sweat shop. They don't train you. They don't support you. Either make your numbers or move along. They want you to lie to get business. Absolutely no job security regardless of how hard you're willing to work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for experience, bad for compensation."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a (mostly) wonderful office culture. They go out of their way to do fun group activities like trivia and cocktail hours. People there are mostly really nice, smart, and hardworking. It's a supportive environment with a lot of training, and you will learn a lot about the recruiting world. The benefits are pretty good, and you get 19 days of PTO with several holidays - so in theory, that's pretty good too.

    Cons

    They're extremely rigid about hitting certain benchmarks that are decidedly outdated (ex: number of calls made within a certain time frame). This is fairly common within the industry, but it's hammered far too much here - you will hear about it DAILY if you don't make the number of calls they want (and they will disregard how many interviews/visits/reference calls you made that took up the rest of your day).

    They make a show of telling you how much they value work-life balance, but if you actually have to take unscheduled time off for illness or family, they'll reprimand you and they'll tell you that's the reason you're not making money.

    Speaking of money: They start you at an absurdly, insultingly low "salary," which - for Executive Recruiters - then turns into a "draw" after a year on the job. That means that you have to cover your "salary" with your commissions. In theory this is great; in practice it is miserable. You might see great commissions one month, but in the next, if your clients take a long time to pay or if they decide that your placement isn't working out, you watch as any commissions you might have made slowly get swallowed up by your "salary" to make up for the "deficit." It becomes extremely demotivating to see months of hard work come to nothing.

    One last thing: When I left, I gave two weeks' notice, and they asked me to leave immediately - so essentially, I was terminated with no severance pay, and I lost wages for the following two weeks before my new job started. I contacted them about this and they refused to give me a straight answer. It's sad because, with the obvious exceptions of the work-life balance and the compensation structure, I really loved my time there - but they left me with a very sour taste by refusing to pay me for my two weeks' notice. I found it extremely unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Kill the draw, and don't burn bridges with employees who leave.

    Ajilon Response

    Feb 14, 2019 – Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We take all reviews seriously and will be looking into this.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Scammers."

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

    Pros

    Placement was pretty quick following initial interview.

    Cons

    I was hired for a Filing position at a company, which was a temporary 3 month assignment with possibility of extension. When I began working for the company and became friendly with the employees there, I learned that Ajilon was keeping 60% of the pay that was due to me, as their commission. Essentially what should’ve been a $23/hr job, was $11/hr, and this information was never disclosed to me nor the other colleagues whom were hired through Ajilon with me. I broke my contract with them and never worked or recommended them to anyone ever again.

    Ajilon Response

    Jan 14, 2019 – Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for your candid feedback. We take all reviews seriously and will be looking into this. If you'd like further assistance please contact us at info@ajilon.com.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Ajilon full-time

    Pros

    Management, work life balance, great team environment.

    Cons

    Cant think of one

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  9. "Staffing Manager - Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisors & Co-workers are amazing.

    Cons

    Long hours, needs more work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Fantastic company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ajilon (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training and development, fosters growth, opportunities for leadership.

    Cons

    There are no cons unless you are not self motivated and driven, then it can be hard to progress.