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HireStrategy Washington Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • All of the teams except Tech have good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Everyone supports each other, your team and upper management wants to see you succeed (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Those that don't want to work or lack social intelligence won't do well here (in 4 reviews)

  • There's still some culture adjustments happening as HS transitions fully into The Addison Group (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "An Addison Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HireStrategy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    • They have a good presence in the DC area
    • They unlimited trainings, tools and resource to set new Associates up for success
    • Very hands on and face to face with both candidates and clients
    • CEO has proven success building practices from the ground up
    • Bennies not bad for staffing company

    Cons

    • Metrics driven
    • Can be "click" at times, depending on which office you reside
    • Parent Company does not share the same original culture
    • Politics can get you ahead

    Advice to Management

    Let the team be your guide, not the other way around


  2. Helpful (5)

    "They take advantage of contractors"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HireStrategy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office environment is work hard play hard. It's a young persons atmosphere which is good if you are under the age of 26

    Cons

    They pressure you very hard to hit your numbers, by doing this you see many recruiters taking advantage of temp workers so the recruiters can hit their margins.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best staffing agency to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An amazing place to develop your recruiting and business development skills. Management is really committed to training employees at all levels. The work life balance and company culture are fantastic for a staffing company. Could not have asked for a better experience working here

    Cons

    Benefits could be better


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow and learn!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to make a lot of money and grow as a recruiting and business development professional, you can't find a better company. The leadership truly wants to see you excel and will give you the tools to do it. I learned so much in my tenure and wouldn't have the opportunity that I have now without HireStrategy.

    Cons

    Healthcare could be better but the 401k is top notch. You get traditional holidays off plus floating holidays based on tenure.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the continuing education


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Where to begin..."

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good location in dc.

    Cons

    -culture is bad
    -left because they started hiring anybody with or without experience. seemed desperate to fill seats. what a joke
    -management is terrible. micromanagement
    -long hours for little pay
    -commission structure not competitive
    -metrics driven 100%. if you aren't in the top 5%, make sure you are always actively looking elsewhere for employment
    -management favors top performers. everyone else is expendable
    -training is bad
    -churn and burn shop
    -people are just unhappy here
    -work on most holidays
    -no money to be made
    -very clicky. great for people who want to feel included because they weren't accepted in college
    -company going downhill with no hope

    Advice to Management

    Run your business ethically and actually invest in your employees and treat them well. Forced labor camp is not how you want your company to be described. Wonder why all the good people left? Change or this downward spiral will continue until this company is no more.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ethical business, Competitive incentives, supportive environment for staff!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited growth potential, fair work schedule, minimal micromanagement, fun company events, ethical business practices.

    I've worked at HS for about three years. Since the acquisition, little has changed in the actual day-to-day for regular staff. The management continues to be supportive of Associates at all levels. The company and offices are agile enough to change practices as needed. Good starting base and competitive bonus/commission structure. The biggest thing I have enjoyed about working here is the clear, transparent, and ethical business practices that take place at this organization versus many competitors. The staff should take pride in the HireStrategy processes as they are not industry standards.

    Cons

    Pretty standard sales/staffing environment which is not necessarily a Con but rather a reality. Hard work and high activity is rewarded. Only negative is that each office and team has very different cultures. Each recruiter comes in with a varying level of experience and talent level. Those that don't want to work or lack social intelligence won't do well here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be agile, make sure middle management is held to high standards, keep up the continuous education for all staff!


  7. Helpful (8)

    "i made a mistake in believing them and accepting an offer here"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HireStrategy full-time

    Pros

    nice offices are about all i can think of. really bad experience. very obvious that it used to be cool and successful a while ago but now its horrible and not doing well

    Cons

    it's a disaster! the whole company hates it, they hire people only to try to brainwash them, leadership with no leadership experience and have zero clue what to do, the pay is really low and well below market standard or average, full of unethical managers who will lie and say anything they have to to get you in the door only for you to open the door and see how bad this place is. i guess all the good and senior people left after some major drama and ever since they started all this lying to hire a big group of people with no experience to try to replace them all and it failed entirely. if you are even thinking about working here try reaching out to people that used to work here to tell you the truth

    Advice to Management

    i couldn't agree more with the countless other reviews about them not caring about their people or their thoughts or anything really. washed up place that's keeps going deeper and deeper into the ground

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Love this company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive mentors, energetic team atmosphere, amazing resources, sets you up with a winning outline to build your business, the sky's the limit to your success, puts you and your family first!

    Cons

    With any recruiting role, it takes a bit to build your neighborhood rapport, so patience is needed. Other than that, no real cons.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at HireStrategy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Been here for a while and have been really able to make a career here with the support of the old and new leadership teams.

    Cons

    Not much for management other than keep things exciting and motivating


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overwhelmingly Positive Culture / So Many Clients"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HireStrategy full-time

    Pros

    There is a network of clients built over many years that gives us all the chance to make money. The culture is incredible with company outings, rewards, contests and mentor programs. Coming from another staffing agency the training is unlike I've ever had. Leadership has been around for many years and truly takes time to work with you.

    Cons

    Too Many Jobs to Work on At Once Need more focus for The Recruiters so we are not spread thin Some more technical training

    Advice to Management

    Those that have left over the last year weren't hard workers, they all had hand me downs so keep rewarding loyal staff. Keep investing in us like you are so that we can become better in sales coming from recruiting. More Technology Training


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