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Arena Technical Resources Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "Helping Hand"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Traveling Tech in Fort Lee, VA
    Current Employee - Traveling Tech in Fort Lee, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Arena Technical Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are very accommodating. ATR took car of all of my travel needs when I was moving from base to base doing upgrades. When I worked faster than expected, ATR was on top of switching things around so I could leave one base early and have a place to stay at the next base. Advanced all per diem prior to the getting to the base. Competitive pay and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Currently, traveling for a month and a half is not fun. ATR has made it as bearable as possible.
    There is not vacation or PTO time. If you take a day off, I believe holidays as well, you do not get paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    Extended some form of PTO to sub contract employee's. There should be some sort of deal that can be worked out.


  2. "Still loving it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arena Technical Resources full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting environment, never a dull moment, growing culture

    Cons

    private lot but parking is crowded

    Advice to Management

    Need a party deck for summertime

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Sad excuse of a company !"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arena Technical Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent .

    Cons

    Poor communication and very disorganized. This was the worse experience I have encountered since I have been contracting . I was constantly getting paid late. The manager on the project was a complete idiot . Avoid at all cost if you just need to get back to work I understand but proceed with caution keep a back up plan


  4. "Provider of Excellent Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer in Homestead, FL
    Current Employee - Trainer in Homestead, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and fringe benefits, and friendly HR Staff.

    Cons

    ATR provides excellent opportunities. I have no qualms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "Growing Company with a lot of internal/external potential"

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

    I have been working at Arena Technical Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -The management is very helpful to internal staff with helping them learn the staffing industry.
    -Great work environment with a balance of fun and hard work
    -A lot of opportunity to advance internally

    Cons

    The initial base compensation for internal employees is on the lower end, but the growth on commissions makes the initial offering more than fair.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building on internal staff and offer additional incentives to remain longer


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away from these crooks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architecture Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architecture Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arena Technical Resources (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Quick recruitment to first day on the job

    Cons

    -Reneged on commute stipend:

    I was promised (on my employment contract) a fixed commute stipend of $xxx. I worked for these amateurs for 2.5 months. The first month, I received my full stipend. The second month, I gave my two week notice and had to fight to get my full commute stipend for the month (it took copying the CEO on my email correspondence). I was then told that I would not receive any more commute stipend as a retaliation for me giving my two week notice to resign.

    -Over-deduction for health insurance:

    My health insurance premiums were $xxx per pay period. During my last month (which was only 2 weeks), an open enrollment period occurred and ATR used a loophole in my contract to deduct ~$400 more than required to pay my premiums for the month because of a change in the monthly premiums with an 'addendum page' that I never received under full disclosure.

    There are many other staffing firms that can easily get you the same jobs of which these crooks recruit. I highly advise to stay away from Arena Technical Resources, far away. they will strongarm you if you decide to leave them.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the recruiting business.

    Arena Technical Resources Response

    May 25, 2017 – Partner

    I am truly sorry for your unsatisfactory experience working with our company. We would love to learn more about your experience and do anything we can to make right of the situation. We do not take... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Arena Technical Resources full-time

    Pros

    Great work enviornment. Production is rewarded. No politics. If you are good at what you do, you will grow in the company. Flex hours are a life saver.

    Cons

    Base bay on the low end but fair. You definitely have to put a lot of hours to have a good base.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! The base could be better but it is understandable and commission structure is great. Go ATR!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of communication"

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

    Pros

    Friendly recruiters and staff under the big cheeses are quick to respond to your needs.

    Cons

    Be careful of the contracts you sign. They will block you from working with other companies and not work with you to find another position within the company that is a better fit for you.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees and reach out to each one of them and introduce yourselves so they can know you personally and come to you for any issues they may be having.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment, great people, great product"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arena Technical Resources full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    outstanding process, great resources available, everyone has input on the areas that affect them

    Cons

    Can't just show up. Production oriented environment

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Entry Level Recruiting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment. They don't stress metrics.

    Cons

    Low base pay. They don't get great feedback from clients.


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