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Real Staffing Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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Found 77 reviews

3.3
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63%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
Approve of CEO
Gary Elden
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "I have worked at Real Staffing in Leeds for the past 2(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "You have to be prepared to work long hours at first to be successful, but it pays off as you move up in the ranks(in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management not following through on ideas-sometimes too many ideas and nothing gets actioned(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "360 recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Real Staffing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great leadership if you're looking to develop your sales and leadership skils Uncapped commission and great commission structure Onsite learning & development team Clear and strutured promotion targets based on performance and compentencies not favoritism Large client and candidate network to get up and running quickly, start making commission quick Great PTO and holidays Fun and variety of weekly, monthly...

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    Cons

    Recruitment can have ups and downs.

    Real Staffing2018-05-25
  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Real Staffing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, initial training, hands on management

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility, monotonous tasks

    Real Staffing2019-03-22
  3. "Problematic organizational structure"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Real Staffing

      Pros

      -fun and lively culture with friendly people and great outings / incentives -good office locations (centrally located downtown)

      Cons

      -Untrained management and absence of skilled leadership (limits growth options for employees) -Unhealthy environment beneath the surface (company not getting paid on some deals by clients, questionable moral interactions between leadership and employees) -Very low base salary of 35k for college grads -People don’t tend to see much commission (only a few top performers here actually make money - I was one of the top performers...

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      Advice to Management

      Invest in leadership and the organization before hiring more entry level employees - don’t stretch everyone so thin! Show your employees they are appreciated by compensating them fairly.

      Real Staffing2019-03-19
    • "Not the best"

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

      I worked at Real Staffing full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      -some people are great -ability to have autonomy in how you run your business

      Cons

      -Very scattered and unorganized upper management. The other team in San Francisco, Computer Futures, has it together but the managers on the Real side are not constructive or informative (don't expect to grow as a professional). -Catty "high school clique" environment -Unorganized and unprofessional work environment -Poorly promised illusion that you will make ample commission in the job, when in fact the split structure...

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      Real Staffing2019-02-05
    • "Account manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Real Staffing

        Pros

        Potential for upward Mobility within company

        Cons

        Generally inflexible with work Schedule

        Real Staffing2018-12-04
      • Helpful (2)

        "Recruitment Consultant"

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

        I worked at Real Staffing full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Some nice people work here Generous PTO

        Cons

        Growing way too quickly with not enough management. Managers have 4-5 new starters and are in trainings and meetings all day which doesn’t allow them desk time. Additionally, with their churn being so high they have people at less than a year in the business having to do everything on their own because there is no time to continue supporting them Ridiculous KPIs, daily tracked phone times which is meaningless Managers...

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        Advice to Management

        Honestly, don’t hire so many new people. Develop your people into superstars and then move onto new people. Growing an effective team doesn’t happen this quickly Understand that not every day is going to be laid out with a day plan.

        Real Staffing2018-08-23
      • Helpful (1)

        "Would not recommend"

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        Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Real Staffing full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Nice, friendly people, training was good, office was well located, vacation time was good. I didn't work there too long but I was told the senior leadership were making a real effort to change the face to the company which needed to happen. Dress code is casual and flexible working hours are offered at various levels.

        Cons

        The quoted compensation in interview could not be further from what you'll actually make. I was told OTE for Y1 was in the $80's but once you get through the door, you realize it's $50's. Compensation generally is poor, both in terms of basic salary, commission and benefits (aside from PTO which is good). Multiple inter-office relationships / hookups. Following my first week I was part of "bar convo" where other employees...

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        Advice to Management

        Don't just promote people because they're good at sales and quash inter-office relationships. Be honest in interview

        Real Staffing2018-07-28
      • Helpful (9)

        "Alcohol and drug culture"

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

        I have been working at Real Staffing full-time

        Pros

        View is nice, potential to sleep with co-workers

        Cons

        This company is wild. Alcoholism and drug culture that is normalized. I am sure this trickles down from poor/young management from above. Everyone sleeping with everyone (How can you take advice from someone who slept with your peers?) Seems like a jump-start into failure of a career if you are not headstrong/intelligent to not be influenced by your peers. This place just seems like an extension of people that could not...

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        Advice to Management

        Use Tinder

        Real Staffing2018-04-30
      • "Good first job"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Real Staffing full-time

        Pros

        -They listen to their employees and really try and foster an inclusive culture - SOME people are making a lot of money - Beautiful office - Generally speaking, nice people to work with - Great communication from the top down - Active in the community and helping charities - Incredible training program - Meritocracy based

        Cons

        - Short-sighted business practices (they would rather make one big deal than create partnerships where they make lots of deals for a small margin) - Not age diverse resulting in cliques similar to high school - KPI/activity driven vice results driven - This specific office had a British Boys Club - Party culture which could be a pro depending on who you are - Not a lot of tools, just salesforce and a phone (LI recruiter...

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        Advice to Management

        None

        Real Staffing2018-03-03
      • Helpful (2)

        "Run for the hills!"

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

        I worked at Real Staffing full-time

        Pros

        Literally just the view is nice

        Cons

        -You make 40-45K base depending on what type of recruiter you are -In your interview ask how many people last over a year

        Advice to Management

        If most of management is under 26/27 years old then there's a problem. Don't put your best individual recruiter and make them manager...your best individual contributors does not equal great manager or mentors...

        Real Staffing2018-02-23
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