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Orion International Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Pros
  • For a former military service-member, there's no better work environment than working with other Veterans (in 8 reviews)

  • We help Veterans and people in the Guard/Reserve find jobs, so it's a great feeling and service (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Zero room for growth unless a senior partner gets force retired for stealing from his employees (in 3 reviews)

  • No room for advancement if you're not former military (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Orion International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great managment, gets results when needed.

    Cons

    Lack of communication with employees in the field

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people more often


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Managment and greed holding back a good thing"

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    Former Employee - Client Delivery Recruitier
    Former Employee - Client Delivery Recruitier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -I had the opportunity to learn a new skill as a recruiter and help other veterans find work after separating from the military.
    -Extremely flexible work schedule.
    -Very hands off style of leadership
    - The job is easy.
    - I assisted over 75 people with getting started in their post military careers.
    -Provides a fantastic and well needed service.

    Cons

    Zero room for growth unless a senior partner gets force retired for stealing from his employees.
    -Junior employees are given ridiculous expectations with harsh ultimatums.
    -The pay is just good enough to keep .
    - The only company that I've ever heard that you need pay your manager 10% of your income.
    -Didn't feel heard by upper management.
    -They pick and choose which veterans to help.
    -Benefits

    Advice to Management

    -Don't say these things to employees: "We don't pay you to have a conscious". "If you ever want to be successful in this business you need to change your values."
    -Listen to your employees.
    -Mainly didn't agree that we had to pay 10% to absent leadership. Just another tax.

    The CEO seems like the genuinely nice guy with a great vision but the issues comes from almost all of the leadership below him

  3. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orion International full-time

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Nice to help vets.

    Cons

    Discrimination against females, management doesn't do much about that. Low pay and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Management was less than satisfactory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orion International full-time

    Pros

    Small office environment, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Management did not have much experience, leading to many miscommunications and issues within the work environment.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best but not the worst"

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

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

    Pros

    Orion offers a decent platform for people to get an introduction to the recruiting/ staffing industry while making a decent wage. That being said, you get what you put into it. If you work hard and are able to put up with the lack of communication and clear divide between management, you will make a lot of money.

    Cons

    Outdated recruiting and sales tactics are apparent to potential clients- it's embarrassing.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with new metrics for your sales and recruiting staff. 300+ calls per week is outdated. Focus on what really works- face to face interactions with potential clients- Client drop offs (a bottle of wine, sweets, etc.). Stop agreeing to 15% fees (or even lower)- you're marketing yourself as a recruiting sweat shop and that's not appealing to corporations. Best of luck to y'all


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Old Boys club poor management"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to help vets and it's rewarding to work with great companies. Some times the lead recruiters take everyone out to eat during hiring weekends... probably with the money they steal by not paying proper commissions.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen. They have high turnover because of the recruiters who have been there forever screw others out of commission.
    Toxic work environment between senior partners who use junior personnel as pawns in office games. Company has unethical hiring practices. Their commissions structure can be manipulated by senior personnel and transparency about your commissions is based off if they like you. No training. Favoritism abounds. No racial diversity or gender diversity. They make fun of candidates in back room conversations and discriminate behind the scenes.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management abuses lower personnel and don't care about the people who want to give 100% but that get thrown under the buss.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Anonymous - Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orion International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. The company has a great mission and 26 years of helping veterans find work.
    2. Great people. Top to bottom we have some fantastic individuals working for the company.
    3. Casual work environment.
    4. Merit based pay program for recruiters and account executives

    Cons

    Orion is a very metric and production centric company. The company looks for top achievers and individuals who are self driven and goal oriented. Individuals who don't have those two qualities may struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate. You have a great organization.

  8. "Great contractor to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Orion International full-time

    Pros

    They care about the employees and have great communication from managers down. Very flexible schedule when needed.

    Cons

    As a contractor, they are at the mercy of the contract holder.


  9. "Client Delivery Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orion International full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible & good pay.

    Cons

    No room for growth within the company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Candidate Recruiter Role"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orion International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love my boss; he trusts me and doesn't micromanage. We help Veterans and people in the Guard/Reserve find jobs, so it's a great feeling and service. Base salary plus commissions is really nice.

    Cons

    Not all managers are like mine and treatment of people/favorites is not the best. Some recruiters are treated better than others and get better jobs to recruit for so they earn a lot more in commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Do mandatory management training and reading about how to treat employees equally in regards to women vs men. There's a great book on this called "Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box". I recommend every manager reading this.


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