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Updated January 4, 2018
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Pros
  • A lot of free food and a great company culture (in 29 reviews)

  • Recruiting is not for everyone Epitec is a very good place to start you career and build your self as a recruiter (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Every time they brought in new employees, 1-2 would be let go- seemed almost routine (in 19 reviews)

  • High turnover leads to a stressful work environment (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epitec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is always there to listen and provide you with the right tools to become successful. Hard work pays off in this company and they want to see everyone succeed. Flexible hours, fun environment and culture.

    Cons

    Not enough cons to share


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a decent entry-level job to learn the basics and build your foundation if you are planning on a career in Talent Acquisition. Thorough 2 week hands on training when you first begin. You'll be spoiled with alcohol and food to celebrate very holiday out there. The office managers at the time were very supportive, positive, and made sure to have a genuine relationship with everybody there.

    Think of this role as a s 40% sales job, 30% call center customer service rep, and 30% recruiting. If that sounds interesting to you, then this is the job for you.

    Cons

    *ENTRY-level job but with expectations of a MID-SENIOR level job*

    With that said, one of the biggest fails of the company is their turnover rate. They will tell you during your interview, training, and even when you're employed that "recruiting is not for everyone". Statement is partially true, but it does feel like at times that it's a facade to their ridiculous turnover rate. Every time they brought in new employees, 1-2 would be let go- seemed almost routine. They will NOT let you know the reasoning of you being let- some "HR rule". So you'll leave wondering what happened and will never be given a chance to do better or plain out acknowledging your mistake (if any) to do better as an employee to grow whether its with them or the next company.

    The role is more of a sales role as it is VERY numbers oriented. That will determine your success rate, how much $$ you make, and how long you'll stay with the company. If you're more of a quality vs quantity person, then don't work here. You'll be expected to submit candidates that you know won't succeed in that role in order to hit your numbers. It'll save you in the beginning but when that candidate ends up backing out , quitting in the middle of their contract job then you'll be questioned as to why you didn't screen them well enough. Seems like a set up for failure?

    They are known to give you a "promotion" with a title change (something including a lead/management title) and a small pay bump just to keep you biting. Just a title, be aware of that.

    The base pay for a salary is quite low. Their selling point for you to make more money is by placing more people (getting people jobs). Sure, work hard and you make more money right? True... to an extent. It'll take you months... maybe a year plus before you can even start making commission (reasonable amount). Even then, the % of commission you make is barely anything. It's just dependent on how you are set up, the customer you support and the pay of these positions are HUGE determining factors on your pay. Sure there are bonuses, gift cards, incentives here and there to weigh out the low base pay... but not good enough.

    The company tries to make a lot of changes to improve, which is fine... if they stick with it. Communication and consistency is weak here, especially between the corporate and branch office. One day you'll be expected to follow the new, the next it'll go back to the old.

    It'll be a roller coaster ride with this company. Buckle up for the sharp turns and high drops. Like I said, decent entry-level job... but not a career.

    Advice to Management

    1. Value the employees you already have and provide quality training. You guys spend a lot of time bringing new employees in and time training but question your turnover rate. Why not invest that time and money on current employees that you already have so you can build a solid team? If you don't want to do that, then why not screen potential employees better?

    2. Revisit how much you are offering your potential/current employees. Your competition out there is offering more for the same level of experience and responsibilities with a less stressful environment.

    3. Work on your communication, don't forget about your branch office. If anything, as a company, you know that good communication is one of the keys to success.

    QUALITY VS. QUANTITY!

  3. "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epitec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid training, incentives, great work life balance, flexible hours, upper managemeroom for career growth, self-sufficient schedule.

    Cons

    The field is not for everyone. You must put in the time and effort to see results.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Epitec"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Open concept floor plan, young upbeat co-workers, challenging projects

    Cons

    Challenging projects with minimal training. Management didnt invest in their employees concerned about numbers

    Advice to Management

    Care about the people you hire and the people you source as temporary workers, they are not just numbers but people with families to support etc.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Shady Company - No One is Safe!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Hostile and dishonest atmosphere.

    Cons

    -This company is fake and all talk.
    -The pay and benefits are terrible.
    -Management acts like it's an exclusive privilege to work here, and they try to make jokes during meetings and act really friendly, but they walk right past you when they're walking around alone...very hypocritical and fake.
    -They promise big incentives but only a few accounts get them because some of the accounts do so badly. Everyone knows which account is where all recruiters and account managers go to fail...
    -They definitely try and sell you on "stuff" (prizes), because the actual job and company are terrible for future career development. Most people who leave the company even leave this job off their resume.
    -Everyone is really fake...my manager would smile and compliment someone in front of me then turn around and say something insulting them. It was very unsettling.
    -They force "unattractive" people to get "randomly selected" for new Linkedin photos.
    -The whole company is built on nepotism.
    -They let employees go with absolutely no warning, no performance reviews and no reasoning. After someone gets let go, it's so hush hush. The whole office wonders who's missing and why?

    Advice to Management

    -Look in the mirror and correct your corrupt and hostile atmosphere. There is an entire network of information that your employees know and keep to themselves so they don't get fired.


  6. "Incredible place to work, grow professionally, and make a positive impact for other people!"

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

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

    Pros

    Management genuinely cares about their employees and work to create an environment of success. The people are friendly, and if you are willing to work hard the opportunities for growth are there! I have had the privilege of seeing several people find their dream jobs through our company. The excitement it brings them and their families makes every day working worth it.

    Cons

    Haven't seen any cons that really stick out. I think as a company we could always improve in some way or another.

    Advice to Management

    Thankful for you and keep it up!


  7. "Great Company to work and start your career at."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Lead in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Delivery Lead in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Training, Good Incentives, Free food, Good Managers, Good Co-Workers, Great work-life balance, Well respected organization with unlimited resources.

    Cons

    lot of pros has outweighed the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Great job on taking care of Epitec employees.

  8. "Technical Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epitec full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere people were very friendly

    Cons

    no chance for advancement bad pay


  9. "A fairly good company to work in Michigan"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epitec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty proactive group of HR/recruiters (hats off to them)
    HR/Immigration team is also not that bad, I can say they follow up time to time
    Prompt in reply.
    No issue with Salary /timing / direct deposit etc.
    They send festival time gift, cards, birthday cards, appreciate yearly, Team outing is there, picnic...It's all good with Epitec.

    Cons

    Don't pay much attention towards employee's future growth etc..
    No Training/Certification/Tuition Assistance.
    401K is REALLY BAD...I mean the matching % (0.25*6% of SAL) that too BAD 'vesting' clause of 2 years and all...
    Health Plan should be better..
    Holidays/Leaves are OKAY..not great, not bad(better than many companaies)

    Advice to Management

    Please change this 401K vesting clause to make it 'immediate vesting' .

    Otherwise, you are doing good!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "TERRIBLE PLACE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epitec full-time

    Pros

    The turnover is really high at this company. Health insurance prices are through the roof. They fire people for no apparent reason.
    The company fired our boss for no reason and thus started Armageddon. The office fell apart after he got fired and almost everyone jumped ship. I made the biggest mistake in my life by working here. Don't believe them when they tell you anything.

    Fake smiles. Fake people.

    Cons

    There is nothing good here


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