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- "The culture has changed and evolved a lot over my time at Rylem, and it is admittedly, in flux at the moment, but the company has a great core of young salespeople and recruiters that are driven and excited, and will make great mentors for you if you're looking for your first step into the world of agency recruiting." (in 5 reviews)
- "& Benefits are also pros!" (in 5 reviews)
- "Awesome office space (think techy industrial look)" (in 3 reviews)
- "Friendly and prompt staff" (in 3 reviews)
- "good incentive and fairly good morale" (in 2 reviews)
- "1 meetings with management to 'discuss your metrics' but they'll talk for 90% of that meeting about nothing important." (in 6 reviews)
- "We will all be brutally honest with you and in most cases connect you with other people in our network to provide you with a better opportunity than Rylem." (in 5 reviews)
- "There was an amazing manager when I started." (in 3 reviews)
- "The Management team is extremely unprofessional and difficult to work for." (in 3 reviews)
- "Although, Their margins were large, the pay was quite low compared to other consulting firms." (in 3 reviews)
- 5.0Nov 28, 2023Senior Business Development ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSeattle, WA
I've been with Rylem 5 years and these are the highlights that have kept me here: Best culture I've experienced in a workplace, ability to own your own book of business and treating it like your own company, creativity to try different ideas is welcomed, direct access to the CEO so you don't have to jump through hoops to get things approved/ask questions/discuss ideas, a CEO that challenges you to push yourself in a motivating and positive way (I've grown as a BDM and as a person because of his management style), amazing commission structure!
Globally spread out team, challenging to have onsite team activities, but remote flexible work location options is a perk.
- 5.0Nov 14, 2023Remote Executive AssistantCurrent EmployeeSeattle, WA
Not a big company that makes it easy to reach people for concerns.
Nothing really. Everyone is remote so literally everyone is far from each other
- 5.0Mar 15, 2023Technical RecruiterFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSeattle, WA
100% remote Great culture Opportunity for growth
It would be great if they have a large client base.
- 5.0Sep 13, 2019Software DeveloperCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearBellevue, WA
The internal interview was professional and focused on more than the technical aspects of the position I was looking for. They really seemed interested in my goals as a person and in making a good fit with me and company that I would be working for. When they sent me to the onsite interview I had a solid idea of what that company was looking for and confidence that I was at least a solid match. After taking the contract I've found that Rylem is a small company with big benefits, certainly on par or better than the majority of the large contracting agencies I had been working with. Their hourly rate was also near the top of what other agencies were offering. They are also great at following up to make sure that all is going well and that I have what I need to be successful in the position. They are very personable and personal. I feel free to talk to the CEO any time should I need to and my initial contact recruiter still touches base with me at least once a week. I don't think you would find that any where else.
They don't have quite the reach of some of the larger agencies, but this wasn't a downside for me as I was looking for a smaller company where I could have greater impact.1
- 4.0Mar 21, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Let me start by saying I have a lot of work experience in the Seattle eCommerce and Start-up space, and I my career will always be attracted to smaller companies. No corporate, nation-wide, bland work space for me please! With that being said, the first time I walked in the door for my interview I fell in love. Interviewing at other various recruiting agencies was like a series of bad dates, but I knew this was the one! Rylem is located in a wonderful area of Pioneer Square, and the large brick office offers a welcoming and positive energy. I love coming to work every day. My co-workers are helpful, collaborative, funny, and new ideas are encouraged and actually acted on. Management is very involved and always available, even outside of office hours. They promote healthy lifestyles...mentally, emotionally, and physically. And have a "work smarter, not harder" mentality. There is a ton of room from grow and I believe this is a very good time to be at Rylem. Our vision and goals are defined and we're doing a great job working towards them. Honestly, I have NEVER woken up and been bummed to go to work. How many people can say that? Here we pump each other up, move quickly, and there is no other place I'd rather spend my hours!
Outside recruiters recruiting our internal staff! (But I guess that's a compliment)2Rylem Response8y
We love the kind words! Thank you for taking the time to draft this review. We appreciate it.
- 5.0Jun 29, 2016Technical RecruiterFormer Employee, less than 1 yearSeattle, WA
I was at Rylem for less than a year and I was able to learn the basics and key points of recruiting that I was able to be taken seriously and hired on at a reputable company; it's a place that fosters your motivation to grow (as a recruiter) and perfect sourcing/recruitment practices - Great culture, fun people, awesome senses of humor (the greatest people I have had the opportunity to work with), - Great office (it honestly felt like a second home to me and was incredibly tough to leave) - Very approachable management (the owners are always down to grab coffee and chat) - As long as you're laid back AND have a strong motivation to work/work ethic, you'll be good - It's also a very team-oriented environment, so that's cool - Probably the best work/life balance in town (for sourcers and recruiters; can't really speak on behalf of sales)
- Management is still working out a few things, so it can seem a little disorganized from time to time - Some of the priorities are a little outdated - Very reliant on VMS, so you don't truly know the reqs or teams that you're recruiting for - 401k package isn't anything to write home about, but the other benefits are good - It's very hierarchical - Not a lot of room for actual career growth (might just be because it's a small company, so you can't blame em')3Rylem Response8y
Hello former Rylemite, we appreciate your open and honest feedback and will take it to heart. It's so great to hear you learned everything you need to know to be able to move onto a better opportunity with larger company. We are glad we were a part of your learning and development process. This is very inspirational especially for those individuals out there looking to get their foot into staffing! We wish you all the best and hope our paths will cross again!
- 5.0Mar 26, 2018Senior Technical RecruiterFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSeattle, WA
I recently left my position at Rylem, but have spent the last 3+ years with the company. Rylem is a genuinely fantastic company to work for. At Rylem, your coworkers, supervisors, and (maybe most importantly) the owner, genuinely care about you and your success. Agency staffing isn't easy, but Rylem will give you all of the tools you need to succeed. The culture has changed and evolved a lot over my time at Rylem, and it is admittedly, in flux at the moment, but the company has a great core of young salespeople and recruiters that are driven and excited, and will make great mentors for you if you're looking for your first step into the world of agency recruiting. The owner is also fantastic about working with you directly to find ways to evolve your role and take on more responsibility. Compensation and benefits are also just as good, if not much better, than competing companies.
Agency staffing is tough, and it's definitely not for everyone. You're much less likely to succeed at Rylem if you're the type of person that needs a ton of direction and hand-holding. This is an environment that lends itself well to "go-getters" and people who can be very self-directed. The company is also pretty small, but you will still have access to more tools and resources than you will find at many much bigger staffing agencies.
- 4.0Nov 10, 2017RecruiterFormer Employee, more than 1 year
- Taking early ownership of your own work - Recruiting training was thorough and had structure, good environment for people who are looking to transition into recruiting or looking for a career straight out of college - Promotes communication (selling, negotiating, diplomacy) and administrative skills - Welcomes new ideas all the time - Small company, promotes positivity and collaboration in what is traditionally a competitive, insular line of work - Very goal-oriented culture, not just professional but the owners care about your personal goals too - Encouraged to stay in touch with our candidates post-placement - Some group activities I liked were the book club, game night, boat day & bbq in the summer - Fast promotion and salary increases in the first year, decent benefits
- Rylem welcomes all kinds of personalities, but to be successful in agency-style recruiting, you definitely have to have driven, scrappy, and competitive. Not competitive in the sense you're racing against your coworkers, but recruiters from other agencies. This kind of mentality encourages interacting with candidates and clients before/after work hours, which could interfere with work/life balance. - Sales (business development) is clearly the toughest area, you have to be the kind of person who doesn't mind going after thin leads and cold-calling, as well as being very persuasive in-person. - There was a period when all we had were contests (who could call the most, who could make the highest margin, etc.) which were entertaining at first but became annoying and pushy over time.1
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Rylem has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 101 reviews left anonymously by employees. 58% of employees would recommend working at Rylem to a friend and 57% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.
58% of Rylem employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Rylem 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.