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K2 Partnering Solutions Reviews

Updated May 31, 2018
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Pros
  • "Real career progression is available, including international travel, and the chance to change path if you want to" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Commission plan: Let's put it this way, if you make deals, money is going to take care of itself" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Dictatorship management, working long hours is compulsory- doesnt matter if you are actually being productive or not" (in 13 reviews)

  • "years within staffing and can get a book of business off the ground, join" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great overall Company to work for. Lots of perks and fun people to work with. A true 21st Century employer.

    Cons

    The main leaders are based in Europe; however they do travel to the USA from regularly.

    Advice to Management

    There is a path to Partnership

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Jul 26, 2016 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for your review.


  2. "Stay Far Away (SF) Office"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Francisco Plaza, NM
    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Francisco Plaza, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You train yourself. Will get you ready for any recruiting position.

    Cons

    High Turn Over.

    Management only cares about numbers and metrics.

    Poor benefits.

    Company and CEO changes direction every 6 months.

    Long Hours and Micromanagement

    Managers will play favorites it's not hard to tell who they like.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a reorg of management especially in the SF office.

  3. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great training in technical recruiting and staffing industry in general. Some really experienced people internally that can teach a lot. Lots of opportunity to gain experience fast as an entry level recruiter.

    Cons

    Lack of management and constant change. Very few 'changes' remain implemented. Make sure to get things in writing. Management is more focused on selling the company than treating employees appropriately. Aside from commissions, very few benefits (no 401k matching, no flex schedules, must provide your own computer, vacation-shaming)

    Advice to Management

    Transparency.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    May 4, 2018 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review K2 on Glassdoor. We are committed to creating a transparent and collaborative environment for all our employees and appreciate your feedback.


  4. "Good place to work if you're willing to put in the hours"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Commission opportunities
    Colleagues
    Open floor plan for fun sales environment

    Cons

    Lack of clarity from management
    Lack of formal processes

    Advice to Management

    Set processes in stone so every employee can follow them correctly

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    May 4, 2018 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review K2 on Glassdoor, we appreciate your feedback.


  5. "Recruitment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation/benefit package is great.
    Hours are shorter than the normal 'recruitment firm'.
    Lots of mobility in the office, bring your own device policy.
    Nice office space, lots of room, windows, and natural light.
    Office games!
    Music in the office.
    Lots of help offered when needed.
    Access to senior leadership is easy.
    The people are great and there is a lively, energetic environment.

    Cons

    Days can get hard when you're working relentlessly and not seeing results. Recruitment in general is hard, but there is always help.
    Not enough team activities!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the line of communication open and clear. Work to create a community in the office.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    May 4, 2018 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience of K2 on Glassdoor.


  6. "Good place to get experience"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to get experience in recruitment. Not a long term company.

    Cons

    The hours are long
    Intense micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    Hire people you trust to work hard and focus on bringing in better clients than monitoring employees and trying to find their mistakes. When so many people are quitting within such a short amount of time, clearly something isn’t working. Talk to the recruiters for advice on change, not the problematic management.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    May 4, 2018 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review K2 on Glassdoor, we appreciate your feedback.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a base salary plus uncapped commission!

    Cons

    Ergonomics, ergonomics, ergonomics!! It would be nice to have standing desks or adjustable desks.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    May 4, 2018 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for your feedback.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "(SF) To those starting their career in recruitment:"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Put in your due time to launch your career in IT recruitment and get out. Keep your head down and ears open to the politics of the misguided management around you. You'll learn a lot from the senior members who care (though few)--surround yourself by them and ask questions-- don't look to management for guidance or structure. Map out your own timeline with k2 should you choose to commit, and make sure you are ready to be resilient. There are few leaders in the office that would do more but are oppressed by larger political schemes.

    Cons

    Management will jump at the chance to cut you if they feel you aren't making the effort to sip the company kool-aid, or put in the effort to brown nose the correct players who obviously have the power to fire you. Yeah, this has nothing to do with metrics, but be sure to hit your numbers, though that won't keep you off the chopping block. Loyalty doesn't mean anything to numbers.

    Oh yeah all those nice incentives and the transparent growth/commissions plan? Take caution. The book of business is not what it seems. You likely wont be making over 10k in commissions depending on the team you're on. Even if you land on a team with more earning potential, good luck, client control is barely existent. Promotion is subject to a good-citizen factor where, simply, it's how brown your nose is.

    "Be the best by working with the best" unfortunately doesn't apply to your coworkers in any offices, and is only sometimes shown to consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with business and management decisions. You cannot BS BS-ers, and you only look foolish when you do.

    Stop hiding behind your metrics/using metrics as an excuse and start leading. There's obvious faults in every sales org but that's no excuse to accept complacency because "that's just the way things always have been, and the way sales orgs are". The Bay Area has a progressive heartbeat; it's pulse the audience you seek to recruit and spit out if they don't fit your mold. Hire managers who care about sales AND people, and who have an understanding of the culture around them, not the culture overseas.

    Culture begins with the leadership and I don't foresee this changing because the numbers will still be hit.

    Please start conducting exit interviews methodically. If there's a commonality between all of them--there you have it.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Jan 25, 2018 – Digital and Social Media Director

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback. I’m sorry to hear that your experience at K2 didn’t match our goal of creating the most inspiring staffing firm in the world.

    Over... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The people are the only reason to stick around.

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Make salespeople equally accountable and stop treating recruiters like monkeys. Get. More. Accounts.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Feb 7, 2018 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review K2 on Glassdoor. We are committed to providing a professional and consultative service to all our partners and associates, so are sorry to hear of your... More


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time

    Pros

    None, they treat employees as a tool

    Cons

    Literally the worst company you can work for.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Feb 7, 2018 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review K2 on Glassdoor. K2 are committed to providing a professional and consultative service to all our partners and associates, so we are sorry to hear of your... More


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