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  1. "Merit Based Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FirstPRO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Internal Employees:
    Work hard and you will be rewarded very well and your colleagues will respect you. Latitude to run your business the way you want. Owner is always investing in his people and back into the business. We experience very low internal turnover. Once you are established, as long as you are hitting your numbers, you can basically make your own schedule. We have all of the resources we need to be successful. If we ask ownership for something and make a good business case for it, we are rarely told no.

    Candidates we work with:
    We take the time to get to know you and understand your career goals. We have strong relationships with the customers we work with and understand what they look for on a skill set level as well as personality fit. When we send you to a company, we are sending you along with 1-2 other people rather than 10 others. We are often told that we take more time to get to know you and understand what you are looking for in your career than other staffing companies. We also pay weekly.

    Cons

    Like any fast growing company, there are growing pains from time to time.

    401K match is very low, but the other employee benefits are very competitive. Recently had to use my health and dental insurance and was happy with what was covered. Insurance can be high for full families (like most other places). The commission structure more than makes up for the low(ish) 401K and relatively high cost of full family benefits.

    Two weeks vacation to start. When I interviewed that was not negotiable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and continue to hire talented people. Filler to get up to 20 words so I can submit this.


  2. "Senior Recruiter"

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

    I have been working at FirstPRO (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salaries. Great earning potential. Great team members.

    Cons

    In the beginning you have to prove yourself, like every other job, but its not as bad as other recruiting firms. If you're seen working hard you will be respected.


  3. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FirstPRO full-time

    Pros

    Clear expectations. Opportunity to do as well as is wanted

    Cons

    Not for those wanting their hand held. This is not a con. Great place for adults.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of anything


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "The true First Pro"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President of Executive Search in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President of Executive Search in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been in recruiting for 25 years and an employee of first Pro for the last ten and can tell you without a doubt that it is one of the only firms I am aware of where your earnings are uncapped and you are given a tremendous platform to be successful. The truth of the matter is when you read the negative reviews about First PRO they are written by overwhelming under performers who take zero responsibility for their failures!

    There are no religious undertones and being a completely secular person I have NEVER in ten years felt pressure or be made to feel uncomfortable with anyone's religious beliefs!

    It is a place if you work hard and perform you are rewarded handsomely and given given every opportunity to grow financially and professionally!!

    The owners are two of the most generous people I have ever met and know that in times of great distress that both would be in my corner and I know I could count ion in times of need!

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  6. Helpful (5)

    "The worst recruiting agency ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    there were no pros at all in the company.

    Cons

    everything. unorganized, the owner was crazy as well.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  7. "Recruiter"

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

    Pros

    -the culture and environment is welcomes with a healthy competition
    -Competitive compensation package
    -Open door policy with corporate and management

    Cons

    Somewhat of a flat organization

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change and embrace those that go above andbeyond


  8. Helpful (3)

    "recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and commission structure, somewhat flexible hours. As long as you stuck with process little micro management. Convenient work site

    Cons

    Constantly changing policies. Never gave one policy to work before changing to the next. A lot of chiefs not enough Indians. Had to play "the game"

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Arrow the gap between upper management and employees. Stop nepotism. Relax dress code. Keep political beliefs to yourself and don't assume everyone agrees with you.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Stick to your cube and stay away from management"

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

    I have been working at FirstPRO full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to make good money if you are a good at what you do and work hard.

    Cons

    Management is not good. Company owners are super religious but don't practice what they preach. Dress code is outdated. Different rules for different groups. Little to no socialization between different groups in the same company. Benefits are mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times and get organized.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Leadership and mentoring. IT, Finance and Legal have the best managers. Fair wages. Fun group of employees. FREE BREAKFAST

    Cons

    Benefits aren't all that great. A little old fashioned in their thinking. Strict dress code.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century and embrace telecommuting!


  11. Helpful (3)

    "interesting/odd company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Georgia in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Georgia in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    you can make great money here, if you "play the game"

    Cons

    nepotism, religious overtones, close minded management. very old school.

    Advice to Management

    get some new ideas



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