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Updated January 21, 2018
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AppleOne CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd
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Pros
  • They found me a job with a great company and the company that i worked fir them now offered me a permanent job with them (in 24 reviews)

  • If you need a short term position or full time apple one is the place to be (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Had informed me that the temp-to-hire position was for help desk but was not the case (in 17 reviews)

  • I have nothing but good things to say about Apple One (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great employment agency"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work hard to find you a job. They match your resume with job openings they have. They present you to prospective employers.

    Cons

    I have had no cons with this employment agency. They have worked harder for me than any other agency. And I have dealt with several.

    Advice to Management

    They really match your resume to openings in your desired field. They are a proactive advocate for you.


  2. "A lot of temp jobs available, but could be sensitive to needs of temp workers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temporary Administrative Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Temporary Administrative Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can work there as a temp and they tend to get a lot of jobs. Other temporary agencies don't get as many jobs.

    Cons

    AppleOne is more focused on the companies that you temp for than your satisfaction. If there is a problem, they tend to think more about the company than you unless the problem is a violation of AppleOne's policies (for example, making you lift heavy items, work overtime, handle cash, or perform duties not authorized in the contract)

    Advice to Management

    The owner/manager of the office is great. Unfortunately, not everyone else is as thorough or as sensitive as she is. I think it's important when you have temps who have shown that they can work well and be professional on a job, that when they have difficulties in a work situation or if the work situation turns out to be a poor fit, that account managers could be more sensitive to the needs of the temp and not pressure you into staying at a place because they don't want to upset the company you are assigned to. I do think this varies by account manager, though, because after I stopped working for AppleOne, a different company I worked for used an AppleOne temp for a few months and one day there was some inappropriate arguing going on in the middle of the office and the temp called her rep and requested to leave the assignment after the day's shift was over and they let her and sent in a new temp the following day.

  3. "a good place for temporary placements"

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

    Pros

    nominal pay rates and good placement opportunities at warehouses and factories.a reputed agency as it is giving work in times of recession also though with breaks.worth giving a try if looking for temp.jobs.

    Cons

    you never know when your job assignment will end.what is the criteria for ending a job assignment as you are never given a reason except that there is no work. you don,t come to know about your shortcomings therefore no rom for improvement

    Advice to Management

    managament is doing a nice job but should tell the employees about the reason of their layoff.some sort of feedback should be given-positive or otherwise


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to grow lots of white hair."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on the branch you are in, you could be with a great group of people or bad group of people. I really can't think of great reasons to work here other than an opportunity to be very sales-oriented and sales-driven.

    Cons

    the pace is extremely frantic, they work you to the bone, upper management has all these ways to make you work harder and feel that you are extremely scrutinized for everything you do. It's very much a numbers is. EVERYTHING has a number attached to it and there are a MILLION reports that could be run to show where your numbers are.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to your people, respect them, & appreciate them.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "If you like Micro-Management - AppleOne is the place for you!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    AppleOne offers a competitive salary and benefit plan. They are a national company as well as offices in Canada, so finding a local office is convenient.

    Cons

    The in-house staff including account executives, branch managers, assistant branch managers, and recruiting assistants are told exactly how to run their desk and their day. It's the most micro-managed company I have ever worked for. Your day is organized for you to the extent that you are told what to do and how to do it for each hour of the day. This may work out ok for very junior level account executives or recruiters who are learning the business, but anyone who has worked in the staffing industry for over a year will be very uncomfortable. They also spend way too much time on training. A lot of traning may sound like a positive, but for those who have been in the industry for a while, will not like having a trainer sit in on their sales calls and interviews. They will try to change the style that works best for you, and in the long-run you could feel a huge loss in your confidence and creativity. You are also thrown in a "bull pen" type setting with no privacy and the pleasure of hearing every conversation another sales person or recruiter has with a prospective Client. Regional Managers will be present from time to time sitting in the "bull pen" to critique all of your conversations. Unfortunately, they will not pull you aside to critique you, but will do so in front of all of your peers. Reaching a peformance standard is expected by any staffing company. However, the performance standards are not altered relative to what is happening in the economy. The extra pressure placed on you during these times includes disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    As an Account Executive you are required to conduct approxiamately 15 interviews at a minimum each week with job seekers. However, it doesn't matter to AppleOne if you are really able to find that candidate a job. AppleOne cares more about what you can find out from the job seeker to increase business for AppleOne. Much of your interview time is to be used to "pump" the candidate for information. You are to "use" that candidate's job and interview history to increase your potential Client file. Many job seekers complain by phone and through various job forums that AppleOne did not care about getting them a job, only about finding out where they are interviewing so they can call that company for business. On more than one occassion, I was forced to call a company one of my candidates' was interviewing with on their own and try to "take that business" eventually ending that job seeker's candidacy for that position.

    Unless you thrive on being micro-managed, this is an extremely difficult environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your seasoned Sales and Recruiting Staff to work their desk in a way that makes them successful. Not everyone's style is the same. What works for one person, may be different than what works for another person, and that's ok as long as they are following ethical business standards. If you allow some creativity in a person's day and work style, the employee and AppleOne will have a successful and long-term relationship.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Observations and opinions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is lots of opportunity to make money if you put in the time. Branch and Regional managers are there for you to guide and mentor you. They are a private company so there is more flexibility and you get an opportunity to know the leaders well.

    Cons

    You need to be patient to succeed. If you go in saying you want to make alot of maoney fast and will get frustrated. It takes time to learn the business and time to get clients. The sales people (Sr. Account Executives) at the top that make the most money are very good sales people in this industry. They have all been working with Appleone for years and may have been a managers at one point. Like all sales professions they sometime get in the way and find loopholes to keep there clients. Again if you are new you'll need to be patient. Everyone wants more money.

    Advice to Management

    Roll up your sleeves and dig in. I think management does a good job overall. Like in all companies some managers are more effective than others. Learn your strenghts and weaknesses and delegate accordingly. Play on each of your strengths. Continue growing and working on your weakesses.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Okay for hard-core salespeople"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As long as you make your numbers each month, you can pretty much do what you want in terms of how you handle your day-to-day duties.

    Cons

    The training provided is really a "train yourself" type of situation where you review lessons from a book. Very little instruction on how to actually calculate your anticipated commission on temp revenue. Perm placements are more straight-forward.

    Advice to Management

    They should separate sales and recruiting into different positions. Then people with a natural skill in either can excel more easily.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Staffing Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Coordinator
    Current Employee - Staffing Coordinator
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment and awesome company. I would recommend appleone to those who are sales oriented and love sales.

    Cons

    There is a lot of cold calling. Also the company run old school so if your looking for a cutting edge company with high tech websites and ideas you will not find it.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that one must be prepared to meet high sales goals they are fair goals but can be challenging if you have never done sales before. Must be aggressive and willing to learn quickly


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Only if you really want to"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temp
    Former Employee - Temp
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast Response when applying, contact is almost instant
    Jobs Opportunity are there, although sometimes it's not what people sign up for*

    *see cons

    Cons

    Don't really care about temps, although I heard it varies from person to person
    Sometimes the job offered isn't the one that was initially promised, sometimes poor response time

    Advice to Management

    Hire better recruiters, some of them are pretty bad. They don't get back to applicants and it seems like they don't care either


  10. Helpful (1)

    "job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor
    Current Employee - Contractor

    Pros

    nice people, friendly, approachable as if they really want you

    Cons

    don't care about you after yur contract

    Advice to Management

    try not to be a user


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