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Ruthi Postow Staffing Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "Excellent placement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Ruthi Postow Staffing full-time

    Pros

    Ruthi Postow's staff are hard-working, energetic, and insightful employees. They politely ask you to honestly answer what type of jobs you'd like to temp and do their best to find an good position quickly. They placed me in an excellent long-term temp position, and regularly check in to make sure I'm satisfied -- as well as checking in with their clients to make sure the fit works.

    They also pay pretty decent, at least far above minimum wage and offer some benefits if you're temping for 6+ months. I highly suggest Ruthi Postow if you're looking to temp in the DC/Virginia/Maryland area!

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any cons.


  2. "Open and dynamic office culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruthi Postow Staffing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is flat so ideas are heard and creativity is encouraged. The management mindset fosters teamwork instead of cut throat competition.

    Cons

    Although the hours are by no means oppressive the office is located in the heart of downtown DC which is prohibitive if you live farther out in the suburbs because there isn’t a telecommuting option.

  3. "Great to Work With"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ruthi Postow Staffing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I hear often from my recruiter who is tuned into my needs and great at finding opportunities to help me grow professionally and also pay my bills.

    Cons

    Can be slow getting started, if you are interested in working in a particular field you may need to educate your recruiter.


  4. "Great Staffing Firm!"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ruthi Postow Staffing (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for Ruthi Postow Staffing for almost two years as a Recruiter. RPSI is one of the most professional organizations I have ever worked for. From the top down, the entire staff is incredibly professional, dedicated, hard working and fun! They work tirelessly with their clients to find qualified candidates and they are wonderful to job seekers. I loved working for the firm because of it's entrepreneurial environment. Because it's a small boutique firm, there is real opportunity to grow one's career. My manager, Jenni O'Toole is hands-down one of the best in the business and it was a real honor working for her. Thanks for everything Jenni!

    Cons

    Lots of fun celebrations can lead to extra calorie consumption.


  5. "Temporary Employee"

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

    Pros

    Fast turn around. Friendly staff. Great communication. Weekly paycheck. Relationships with great companies. Take qualifications and interests into account when looking for positions, even if temporary.

    Cons

    Large discrepancy between paycheck and what the company is paying RP. Not much follow up once placed with a company.

    Advice to Management

    I didn't feel like I had a strong relationship with my recruiters, and was also unclear who my recruiter was at certain points during the process. I also think the company should be up front about the discrepancy between paycheck and money RP receives.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ruthi Postow Staffing full-time

    Pros

    You are able to learn a lot about staffing and Human Resources in a short amount of time. You also get access to cool organizations in DC and learn about how they operate.

    Cons

    If you are anxious, or don't work well under extreme pressure, this isn't the job for you. There is a constant need for better results no matter how well you are doing. You are also not given the best resources to do that.


  7. "thumbs up!"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was an internal employee at Ruthi Postow for a short time, but I SO enjoyed my experience there! I came into this position with no experience whatsoever in staffing, so I cannot speak to the "technology" issue that a previous reviewer experienced, but I felt that everything was very up to date. Management really understands that it takes time to learn the ropes of the industry, and is patient while you learn and make mistakes. The office environment is extremely positive and close-knit, even when the work comes in at a fast pace. I truly enjoyed my time with this team, even if it was short-lived

    Cons

    You find out very quickly whether or not staffing is for you. There is a high turnover rate which may seem intimidating, but again, this is a very specific field and if the position and industry is not for you, it IS not be a job you will stay with very long.

    Advice to Management

    I LOVE Ruthi!

  8. "Close-knit team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruthi Postow Staffing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    CULTURE: The team is really dedicated and engaged- and they truly believe in finding the right fit for candidates and clients. The message comes directly from the CEO and partners to be honest and up-front about opportunities, available positions, and the market. As an employee this is a relief- there isn't pressure to compromise values to make a deal happen.

    FEEDBACK: Management is also willing to take time and offer additional training if there is an area of improvement, and will sit down to have a discussion when an issue arises.

    STAFF: The team itself is a pro, the partners pay attention to culture-fit when they are hiring. Everyone knows how to keep their head down and get work done, but there will be jokes, happy hours, and when you do a great job you'll receive congratulations and thank you's. Because chemistry is important, new hires will often meet most of the team before they start.

    Cons

    The office is extremely fast paced; the needs of the business can change minute to minute. It's also a small team. This isn't necessarily a problem, but it isn't for everyone. Whoever comes on board has to be ready to jump right in and wear many hats- if one person is out for a week chances are you will take on aspects of his or her role. You have to be assertive and actively ask questions, offer to help, and be willing to make a lot of calls.

    For better or worse you will gain exposure to all aspects of the company. This can be a bit chaotic, but it is also an opportunity. Someone flexible and eager to help can learn a lot and be part of decision-making.

    Advice to Management

    The management is made up of big personalities, but the partners all have a sense of humor. Even when the office is busy, they usually are able to make time and are receptive when employees reach out and ask for help or guidance. They will also openly ask for feedback (and it's not a false ask, they really want it)- probably one of the best qualities of Ruthi Postow Staffing!


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruthi Postow Staffing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been a recruiter with the company for almost a year and honestly it's a great place to work. The client are exciting (sometimes frustrating) and the candidates are incredibly interesting (also, sometimes frustrating!). The management structure is flat so you always have immediate resources for questions, from anyone in the company. This is a good company for someone that want's to work for good people that work hard.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to really say. Recruiting is definitely not for anyone and everyone. It takes a special person to communicate with the diverse types of people that we deal with. But, if you have the right personality, the job will be very rewarding and fun. The environment is also easy going and friendly.

    Advice to Management

    More happy hours


  10. "Passionate, Committed Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ruthi Postow Staffing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Ruthi Postow Staffing for more than 5 years and the staff was some of the most dedicated and passionate employees I've ever worked with. They were driven to find the best possible jobs they could for their candidates.

    Recruiters and business developers were given the opportunity for unlimited compensation potentional. This is not the right job for anyone unwilling to make calls to find the right candidate or the right position.

    Cons

    Sometimes the candidate does not understand it's two way communication. Let your recruiter know weekly you're still looking and available. Don't be afraid to accept a job you don't think is perfect. You never know when it can lead to a career, it did for me.


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