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K2 Partnering Solutions Reviews

Updated October 17, 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 5 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
  • "Everyone needs to work long hours" (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. "This company is in full-growth mode"

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

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

    Pros

    -competitive salary
    -401k and health benefits
    -phone plan with certain tenure
    -client
    -untapped potential in clientele
    -operate your own business
    -trusted SAP and SALESFORCE partner with a global following
    -Team mentality and success sharing

    Cons

    - needs to focus on proactive recruiting vs. reactive recruiting.
    - this job is definitely not for those that are looking to make a quick buck. It takes dedication, drive, and perseverance. but the risk is worth the reward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting your employees, you're effectively executing a great strategy by giving us the responsibility we've always wanted as professionals. This gives each of us the accountability to focus on the tasks that will put us in a growth pattern as opposed to a business to focus on internal politics.


  2. "Technical Supply Chain Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Supply Chain Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Supply Chain Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full benefits, PTO, and flexibility

    Cons

    Short term, Max of two years contract

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing to expand globally and to include Supply Chain Management expertise

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely toxic environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somehow has held on to a few impressive legacy clients

    Cons

    1. Completely void of any leadership

    2. Toxic environment that encourages bully style management. Place is run by office politics not business goals, employees are constantly reminded they are easily replaceable, management plays favorites to a point where business is lost because skill and experience are second to playing management's games.

    3. Zero understanding (or interest as far as I could tell) of how to grow an office. More concerned with micro management than any strategy whatsoever

    4. Unbelievable level of turnover

    Advice to Management

    Not sure where to begin. There is an incredible amount of changes needed to even start fixing this place. Hiring managers that are actually qualified to run an office would be a good first step

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – Digital Content Specialist

    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


  4. "Good and Fair you want to work, earn and learn!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career progression
    Growth Opportunity
    Not just a recruitment company
    Work Hard/play hard culture
    Training
    Global opportunities

    Cons

    Base salary could be higher but it's a commissions based job
    It's a sales organisation so if you want a 9 to 5 job, and get your paycheck you will not last long

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Global Digital & Marketing Director

    Thank you for taking the time to review K2 on Glassdoor.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Run!"

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

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

    Pros

    Close to the bart station

    Cons

    Management
    - Easy to tell who their favorites are
    - Never try to interact with others outside of management (unless you go downstairs with them on one of their 10 smoke breaks a day)
    - No empathy. God forbid you're ever sick, running late or want to take a day off
    - Some managers go as far as making fun of their employees to other members of the team
    - Don't take the time help you grow in your career
    - Love having "if you want to keep your job" motivational talks

    Enviornment
    - They track the number of calls you make, along with the number of minutes you're on the phone everyday.
    - They have no landlines. You have to call off of this unreliable app on your computer. Calls drop all the time, and no one can ever hear you
    - No special office perks (unless you want to count the bagels they bring in on Fridays)
    - If you're late to work (even just a minute) you'll be called out in front of everyone. They went as far as making you put a dollar in a jar every time you were late
    - Almost impossible to be promoted
    - Have to bring your own computer
    - HIGH turnover. Over 13 people have quit this year already
    - Hours are 8:30 - 5:30pm (but in reality they want you there earlier and later). Leaving right at 5:30 is frowned upon

    Compensation
    - Bottom of the line medical and dental
    - No matched 401k
    - $45k base salary
    - IF you hit your numbers you'll maybe bring home $3k a month in commission. (You wont bring anything close to this your first year..probably not your second year either)
    - Paid once a month
    - No bonus
    - Minimal PTO

    Advice to Management

    - Start over with everyone. Treat your team how you would like to be treated. No one likes an narcissistic, micromanager, who never sees the good in someone.
    - Be a member of the team. Interact with the people below you. 95% of them are amazing people.
    - Celebrate the accomplishments. People will stick around if they feel valued.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Global Digital & Marketing 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Far Away (SF) Office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Global Digital & Marketing 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 best technology staffing firm to work for in... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Recruitment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Good place to get experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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