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K2 Partnering Solutions Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Definite career progression for anyone who joins and they are very transparent about the commission structure" (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 15 reviews)

  • "If you want a stable environment with the same stability or boredom of career, sign up for your own town city hall, making identity cards from 9 to 5" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good company and people"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome team environment and money is good too.

    Cons

    Gotta be a strong team player. This job isn't for the weak!


  2. "This company is lead by a sales leader - truly a sales based company erful cl"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at K2 Partnering Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Significant opportunities, K2 is viewed as the SME and clients come to K2. Strong team members to collaborate with. Fun great company with strong benefits. With the new Senior Leadership things are rapidly changing to ensure employees are rewarded and our voices are heard.

    Cons

    Nothing really, all now resolved with leadership engaged,

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! We appreciate your “real transparent” approach with communication to all of us. Along with the vision and how we will get there. The teams are excited about the new leadership as they listen and execute. They involve all of us in the decisions and are supportive of our ideas which are being executed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Can earn good money if you work hard!"

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

    Pros

    Can earn good cash!
    You become specialized in a set 'tech lane' rather than a generalist!
    Good environment!
    Expectations are set what needs to get done. Path is clear!
    Weekly one on ones with management / not micromanaging! Left to get the job done but can get support at any time!
    Management have restructured to give more support to teams!
    Having drinks with the CEO is not uncommon- its a fairly flat structure. You can talk/ meet Directors - some who have been here a long time.

    Cons

    Recruitment can be a grind.
    Need to constantly multitask

    Advice to Management

    Keep on hiring the right people. In the past we have hired too quickly and got the wrong people. Lets be fussy and bring in the right people. Keep going!


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Office Lost 75% of Employees in 1 year"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Base salary wasn't horrible
    - Office manager was very kind and helpful, but she left too.
    - Business casual dress

    Cons

    - The training is sub par. You're really left on your own after 3-4 weeks of "training"
    - The worst part was that one manager would talk about how "hot" employees at other offices were, and would pull up pictures of former employees spouses and talk about how "gorgeous" they were. I believe this employee is one of the few that are still with the company. This made me very uncomfortable having to work with this individual daily.
    - Long hours. In at 7:30am and out at 6pm. But still paid for 40 hours per week since you are salaried and not hourly.

    - The way you can tell that people were not happy working here was the mass exodus. Within about 1 year around 12-14 people left, out of an office of about 20-22 people.

    Advice to Management

    You should really look into who you have placed in management and if they are really the best people to be in that position.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Nov 22, 2018 – Global Digital & Marketing Director

    Thanks for the feedback and review.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Supply Chain Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Nov 22, 2018 – Global Digital & Marketing Director

    Thanks for the feedback and review


  7. Helpful (4)

    "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Run!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Far Away (SF) Office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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