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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing staff. Flexibility. Recruiters can find you a job very quickly.

    Cons

    I would say there are no cons.


  2. "Startup Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Direct access to leadership
    -Supervisors are incredibly open and willing to listen
    -Constant innovation or at least consistently looking for ways to stand out
    -Opportunity to learn all facets of the staffing industry (particularly on the contract and contract-to-hire sides) by way of working a "full-desk"
    -Build your own portfolio of clients through business development efforts
    -House Clients are available to manage their accounts so you have a base to start off with
    -Fun culture and a great atmosphere. Your colleagues genuinely care about you (on a personal level) and your success professionally

    Cons

    -The company has only been under new management for just about two years so there are a lot of growing pains
    -Some of the requests from clients are pretty difficult to meet
    -The constant innovation can also be a con, at times it can distract from the base core growth that is needed
    -Compensation is below the industry average in-house but I honestly believe that leadership is open to hearing counter-offers obviously after proving yourself
    -At times there is a lack of structure but that is not necessarily a negative if you are comfortable with flexible work flow

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the company. There is a lot to do for such a small team. Maybe consider bringing on some part-time consultants to help with growing the talent pool. That way the Account Managers can focus on filling requests with ideal candidates and avoid crazy last-minute scrambles.

    Perm opportunities are great but I believe that executive search and direct-hire recruiting at a larger scale need to wait until the "bread-and-butter" of the business (contract placements) are built up significantly more

    The environment is is a little taxing being that it is such a small office, so I would recommend maybe offering a bit more in incentives. No one wants to work 45ish hour weeks consistently


  3. "Amazing Company with a Family Feel"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Current owners of this company are wonderful. They provide you with endless amounts of support and ongoing feedback.
    -Small office, you get to know everyone and you're treated like a family member.
    -You get to experience a lot, as it is a small company, so you are expected to take on many tasks.
    -Growth opportunity and support system.
    -Flexibility
    -You are given the opportunity to make this business your own. This is a really great place to start creating your personal brand and run with it.
    -Great location in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria.

    Cons

    -I can't say anything negative about this organization. They provided me with a wonderful opportunity and supported my growth and development even after I left the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing the endless support and opportunities that you have to so many people.


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  5. "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately, there were none. They are all about quantity and not interested in helping people place and only about the money.

    Cons

    Not genuine AT ALL. Management was very contradicting, and expectations change daily. No culture, no team effort. no recognition

    Advice to Management

    There is too much to repair


  6. "Good for frequency of positions, bad for growth"

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    Current Employee - Temp in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Temp in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Curzon Staffing part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My account manager was always great at finding frequent temp contracts, which is great for the wallet of a temp!

    Cons

    They weren't so great at finding temp-to-perm or permanent positions that I was interested in, and it didn't really seem like they were trying until I told them I was fed up with temp positions and looking elsewhere. The majority of the contracts were with Alexandria City Public Schools, so if you aren't looking to make a career in the education/education administration field look elsewhere for longer term opportunities and feet in the door!

    Advice to Management

    Try to increase the diversity of your employer cleintele to match what you advertise on your website.

    Curzon Staffing Response

    Feb 3, 2016 – President

    Thanks for your feedback. We have a number of full time or temp to hire jobs that we are recruiting for and it is changing constantly. I'd invite you to reach out to us again to see if any of our ... More


  7. "Dont waste your time if you have more than 3 years recruiting youll get fired wih a few months"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The owner is actually really nice as well as her husband, but she"s extremley paranoid and always thinks someone is going to steal her clients.

    Cons

    Owner allows older employees to bully new employees. You will never have a chance to succeed wit the two of them therefore youll be fired within months of working there.

    Curzon Staffing Response

    Feb 3, 2016 – President

    Its unfortunate that you have had this experience. We acquired the business in late 2014 and we believe that the best way to keep our clients engaged with our business is to provide first class ... More


  8. "Fast Paced and very tedious work, micromanaged to the max."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot from the owner; good learning experience

    Cons

    The owner micromanages and pushes people- if you can take that than great if not then this isn't the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up

    Curzon Staffing Response

    Apr 19, 2016 – President

    Thank you for your comments. While we are a very fast paced environment, we do take time to have fun and enjoy the satisfaction of finding top tier talent for our clients. Upon acquiring the ... More


  9. "Former Account Manager at Curzon Staffing"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Curzon Staffing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Unlimited Earning Potential
    -Great Team Environment
    -Generous Base Pay plus Commission Structure
    -Beautiful Offices
    -Great coaching and mentoring from owner with 30 plus years experience
    -Professional Development Tools from Industry Experts are provided
    -Free Parking
    -Weekly and Monthly Contests to generate friendly team competition

    Cons

    -Not for everyone. Fast paced, and can be stressful sales environment. The pay off is worth it. If you don't mind working hard 8 hours per day, absolutely worth your time.

    Advice to Management

    -Team works best when everyone is on the same page. If management could find a way to choose only driven and self motivated individuals over 9-5r's, that would be a plus!


  10. "Not what it was made out to be at all"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    flexible work schedule
    nice office space

    Cons

    no major incentives
    poor management
    little feedback
    poor communication with some co-workers

    Advice to Management

    Some clients were left ignored and management was no where to help them


  11. "Start up Company Feel/ Family Environment/ Amazing Owner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Curzon is an amazing company to work for. Not only in the as a staffer, but as an employee. I have been fortunate enough to work under a great boss and team. Everyone in office works together to fix problems, and every works well collaboratively. While everyone has a set role, every helps with other team member's tasks. Karen, the CEO and President, is an amazing boss who looks to encourage and empower everyone. People in the office have the utmost respect for her. The account managers are also welcoming and they look to help everyone find a job. They create long term business relationships with people who inquire for a position, and keeps them in mind as job orders are requested. The office is ran very professionally and everyone is open to new ideas.

    Cons

    I have had nothing but a positive experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being great!


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