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K2 Partnering Solutions Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product with extremely quick deployment potential.

    Cons

    Long hours will be expected.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience of K2 Partnering Solutions on Glassdoor.


  2. "Director"

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    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.


  3. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Salesforce/ServiceMax Solutions Architect in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Salesforce/ServiceMax Solutions Architect in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The recruiter are very active in following up with your application.

    Cons

    The end client did not commit to what was agreed as far as the hrs of working is concern

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that the end client would push through the hours that was agreed on papers.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Jan 26, 2016 – Digital Content Manager

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Centered"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer/Training Lead in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer/Training Lead in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely helpful, good communication, reps get to know consultants' strengths, keep consultants apprised of information on project changes, ensure consultants are doing well on projects

    Cons

    1099 paid through 3rd party that charges a fee for each hour worked just to cut a monthly check, have not heard from them since last project ended a couple of months ago

    Advice to Management

    While communication was good, it wasn't great. Sometimes, I had no communications for months unless I contacted them. I had no idea my rep had left K2 until the client said something to me.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Jan 26, 2016 – Digital Content Manager

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


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company to work for"

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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

    Open office, start-up feel, snacks in office, half days before a holiday weekend, young co- workers who are usually friendly with each other outside of the office. They are very open to hiring straight out of college.

    Cons

    Where do I start? First, they claim to offer a training program, but in reality the training lasts less than a week before you are thrown out there and basically need to figure out things on your own. I asked my "manager" several questions to no avail, he never seemed to know an answer. Co-workers will step on your toes to get someone filled for a position even if you had been working with that client; they don't care. This is pretty much a one man for himself type of job; there is no team play. HUGE turnover rate. I recently had to use K2 as a reference when looking for a new job and NONE of the managers I had while working there were still there. All 4 of them (in an office of about 20) had left. Very high turnover rate for recruiters as well. They'll pay you to be at work from 8:30-5:30, but if you aren't there by 8am then you're considered late, and if you leave at 5:30, you'll be frowned upon. On top of this, starting pay is about 30-35k. Enjoy living in a big city making low income. The commission is a joke. For each placement you'll add less than $50 to your paycheck (which HR seems to mess up quite frequently). And last but not least, when a lot of clients hear that you're calling from K2, they don't want to talk to you, since they have had problems receiving their pay in the past, too.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better training. Hiring someone straight out of college will not learn this industry in less than a week.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Jan 26, 2016 – Digital Content Manager

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


  7. "Recruiter's view of K2- Good Company overall"

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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

    Training: Programs are set up to ensure folks are receiving appropriate training
    People: Everyone is great, very friendly and willing to help.
    Growth Opportunities: There are monthly meetings where managers discuss promotion opportunities. Much of current management started as Level1 Recruiters (entry-level) and grew to be Executives.
    Cross-Office Compatibility- K2 does a good job of coordinating functions between offices throughout the US and globally as well.
    Rewards: Each year K2 picks one trip for the top 10% of it's company. Last year folks went to the World Cup and this year it's to Cape Town.

    Cons

    Meetings: So many meetings, many of which are too long. Promotions may be tied to taking a leadership role in the office, which I think make folks on the come up believe that holding meetings is to their career benefit.

    Commission Structure: It's okay, not great. Sales folks get credit for 60% of deals whereas Recruiters get 40%. Really should be equal.

    Advice to Management

    K2 is a really good company, overall a 9/10. Slightly better adjustments to commissions would make it a 10/10

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience of K2 Partnering Solutions on Glassdoor.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoying it more then I expected"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is VERY open to change. There is a very specific focus on how you can grow in your career and expectations are clear. The people are very friendly and share A LOT in order to help you understand your job well and how to do it well. For a company that is it's size and it's industry the benefits are pretty good and they put money into investing into you.

    Cons

    There are a still a lot of processes that need to be put into place. They invest money into good tools, and are working to update ways of doing things that didn't work as well, which there is some hangover of old stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staying involved and sharing the vision of growth of the company. Add take your dog to work.

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Jan 6, 2015 – Community Manager

    Dear employee, thank you for your great review. We are pleased you are enjoying your journey with us, your suggestions shall be passed on for consideration. :-)


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Starter Company"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Environment, decent people, great location.
    Good career progression, although slow
    Great access to big dogs in the company (regular visitors)

    Cons

    Career progression is slow, especially if you get type casted

    not a lot of transparency

    Advice to Management

    treat the good ones well, your losing a lot of good talent becuase you're not competitive with the standard market

    K2 Partnering Solutions Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Digital Content Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience of K2 Partnering Solutions on Glassdoor.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Phenomenal...until it the same descriptor would be the antithesis of my experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers, great culture because of the peers. Reasonable base salary and commission structure. Above average work-life balance.

    Cons

    C-Level absentee management makes decisions based on recommendations of poorly placed mid-level management regardless of their success. Management does not show they value employees; even successful ones. Often this seems to be due to personal relationships with management that directs promotions rather than the numbers. Rapid and regular policy/commission changes without prior thought.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employee value based on successes rather than solely those with whom you have had the opportunity to build a friendship. Or, if you are going to base your treatment of employee's only on their personality, get to know them.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Not recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are new to staffing you can gain a lot of industry experience in a short amount of time, but you must be driven on your own. If you are very well experienced and able to work by yourself you can do well also. There is high earning potential (as with any staffing company). Casual/Informal environment (hardly any dress code) can be seen as positive or negative.

    Cons

    The company is very limited in their business model and has a weak presence in the US. Bad clients mean bad opportunities. They make poor hiring decisions at all levels that often lead to demotions or layoffs. Very inconsistent business model that is constantly changing along with the Sr. Management. The culture is very closed off for a staffing company where the offices (Especially their most successful office in Providence) is very closed off to collaborating with others. The political atmosphere is ruthless and cut-throat and there is a high level of animosity between employees at the lowest level all the way up the chain. I do not recommend this company. The CEO sits in London and doesn't have much of an idea of what's going on in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Make better hiring decisions especially at the management level. Do your homework and base your business model on sections of IT that are in high demand, or make hiring decisions based on employees who have connections in the niche-skill set industries. After selecting a good business strategy stick with it. Eliminate the "cold" culture, it doesn't encourage cooperation or sharing of information between offices and employees and offer incentives for more cooperation.



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