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"Great place! Great people!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Talascend full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Company culture is one of empowerment. CEO is truly one of the most kind, genuine people you will ever meet. He truly cares about all of his employees. He is always available to listen. Always room for growth and advancement, you can create your own destiny.

Cons

Cost of benefits is a little high, but year on year all companies are experiencing the increased cost of healthcare in the US.

Other Employee Reviews for Talascend

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Disappointing if you Recruit other than General Labor, Admin, or Light Industrial"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Talascend full-time

    Pros

    Location of the office is pretty good
    Good place for entry-level or new Recruiters to learn the business
    Lots of opportunities to fill low-margin positions ($2-$4/hr gross profit)
    If you like the "old school" Recruiter office environment, it's perfect

    Cons

    High volume, low margin business model.
    Seem to be over satisfied with sub-vendor buisness rather than developing business with decision makers (engineering)
    Too many Salespeople are too timid considering the competitive technical marketplace
    Your comissions earned on Contract placements go back to the "house" after one year...you are "cut off" even if your people are still working on Contract

    Advice to Management

    None. I have my opinions (above) but it's not my place to tell Managment how to run their business.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Tough few years but we've come out on top!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Troy, MI
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule-allowed to work from home when children are sick, good hours to still get home to have family time

    Salary, commission and bonus-if you're a good recruiter you'll be rewarded here. They also have started a President, Chairman's and CEO's Club where you can qualify fo pretty exotic trips. Examples are the Banyan Tree Resort in Riviera Maya, San Fransisco and Napa California.

    Top Management-has taken back the reins for company. They listen and really care about all employees. The Presdident is very in touch with whats going on and you'll hear from him-for better or worse!

    Employees-those of use who've made it through the economic downturn really feel close. These people are experts and have many many years of staffing expience behind them.

    Cons

    Career Growth-very limited for recruiters if you're not interested in sales

    Communication between sales and recruiters is always tricky

    Intake Meetings-lack of thorough intake meetings from sales leads to disgruntled recruiters and hiring managers.

    Technology-They use Bullhorn which has some serious limitations

    Training-no chance for further education of training, can do the same job for years and years

    Prior Management-very poor, disorganized and lacked ability to implement their grand strategy. I think this has been corrected

    Advice to Management

    Now that we've come out of the downturn in economy, put together a plan to grow your people. Very few opportunities to train, learn new things-job can get stale year after year. Keep bringing in the large projects, great chance to develop your recruiters but think about what comes after that for them in their career.

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