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"Leading national hospitality recruiting firm!"

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Current Contractor - Contract Recruiter
Current Contractor - Contract Recruiter

I have been working at Gecko Hospitality as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Support from franchise partners for new recruiters and company fosters team system to share ideas and best practices.

Cons

Everyone is a contract, 1099 recruiter.

Advice to Management

None now

Other Employee Reviews for Gecko Hospitality

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Meh"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's all virtual - if that's what you like. You have to be disciplined to do that though. You only recruit in hospitality. It's all 1099 so you work when you want. If you're not working though, you're not getting paid. There are zero benefits or 401K. They use job boards to source candidates and also do some advertising to help get candidate flow.

    Cons

    Tons of stuff. You pay well over half of your commission to the house. Commissions aren't very much anyway so you have to work on volume which can be difficult getting started. Cash flow is very up and down. And at first, you wait a really long time to get paid. Must have money in the bank while you ramp up.
    It's all hospitality recruiting and there are a lot of replacements.
    The company has no benefits or retirement plan. It's like working for yourself except you give a lot of your money away.
    Most of the recruiters came from restaurant operations and don't know much about the recruitment business.

    Advice to Management

    People in management paid for the franchise. Some are good managers, some are not. My opinion is that for the most part, Gecko Franchise Managers are greedy and make a fat living off of their hard-working Recruiters' backs.
    How often do you want to replace your recruiters? If not often, you should treat them better.


  2. "Great Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible, great training, structured company with endless income potential. You get what you work hard for. Definitely an industry leader in hospitality. The schedule is a great change. Their visions and values definitely align with mine. Quality is more important then quantity

    Cons

    -You need to plan well for the transition from your current career as it may be a while until you start earning money. It is all commissioned based

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps look at a low base salary structure to attract more top talent. The Tools are great. I would also suggest more regular mentor sessions.

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