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"Thrown into the staffing industry with high expectations and no training"

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Former Employee - Assistant Recruiter in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Assistant Recruiter in Arlington, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The benefits package isn't bad but salary is low in comparison to similar positions in the area.

Cons

Negative atmosphere, lack of training, extreme micro management, black and white ways of doing everything.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great entry level job with thorough training and a friendly team oriented atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management does a great job at providing all the employees with the proper sales and full cycle recruitment training necessary to succeed in the industry.
    Provides endless opportunities to network within some of the most interesting and up-and-coming companies in Silicon Valley.
    Fun, competitive, and friendly environment that makes going to work each day better than most 9-5 jobs. There are frequent contests and incentives to increase excitement and performance among the teams in the office. They also have happy hours once a week.
    The salary cap is limitless, and based off of your personal performance.
    Strong sense of fulfillment when you successfully place candidates into the jobs of their dreams!
    It was an amazing experience and I am definitely grateful for the knowledge and skills I obtained through my employment at Workbridge!

    Cons

    Much of this job involves cold calling every day, which can be discouraging and frustrating at times.
    You don't receive commission off of your successful placements until you reach management level, which usually takes 1-2 years to achieve.
    For an entry level position there is a lot of challenging work involved, which I think is more of a positive attribute. However, there are a lot of ups and downs in this business. If you can get past the hurdles, they will only make you better at the job!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead by example.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "If you want mindless work and being babysat, apply to work here."

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    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Young atmosphere
    Guaranteed salary (low, albeit guaranteed)
    Company happy hours on Thursdays
    Nice downtown location
    Generally friendly coworkers
    Easy to get right out of college

    Cons

    Monotonous cold calling
    Sneaking passed "gatekeepers" of companies in order to speak with hiring managers
    Management talks down to employees on an hourly basis
    You are treated as a child
    Everyone takes lunch at noon, back at one (not a minute after!)
    Management breathing down your neck the entire time
    They promise a great commission structure, yet it seems unattainable. Most people on my team had been there for four months and never even came close to a "deal"
    Daily structure. Here is a typical day: Arrive BY 8:00AM, no later. Spend the entire morning cold-calling. Noon-1 is lunch. 1-5 is more cold calling as well as speaking with candidates (the only fun/rewarding aspect). 5-6 or 7 is sourcing for companies to cold call the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Do not micro manage employees. Let them have a little wiggle room so they don't feel like they are on the hot-seat 24/7. Also, let them source for the next day during the afternoon in between candidates. It is depressing to work from 5-7 preparing for more cold calling the next day.

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