Rylem Employee Reviews about "staff"
57% would recommend to a friend
(12 total reviews)
78% approve of CEO
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- "Good benefits (including health insurance and commuter reimbursement)" (in 7 reviews)
- "100% remote Great culture Opportunity for growth" (in 6 reviews)
- "Friendly and prompt staff" (in 3 reviews)
- "The people I worked with are great, we bonded through our mutual hatred of Rylem and it's owners." (in 3 reviews)
- "I never knew the old partners (current CEO bought them out) but I report directly to the current owner and I couldn't be happier." (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)
- "The Management team is extremely unprofessional and difficult to work for." (in 4 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 4 reviews)
- "There was an amazing manager when I started." (in 3 reviews)
- "Although, Their margins were large, the pay was quite low compared to other consulting firms." (in 3 reviews)
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- 2.0Aug 20, 2015Business Development ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearSeattle, WA
Some good people, opportunities for entry-level positions
Extremely poor management. Biz Dev is primarily cold-calling lists mined from LinkedIn. Existing clients and relationships are scarce. Rylem's product is staffing services which are delivered by a very junior team. Turnover is quite high primarily because employees learn that this is not a company with strong growth prospects unless one is starting from entry-level. If you're reading this it is because you are already working for Rylem, or you are about to turn down an offer. I cannot image anyone who would read through this list of reviews still choosing to work for this company.5Rylem Response9y
We are very sorry to see you go, and hear about your feedback this way. We wish there would have been an active exchange of thoughts during your employment at Rylem, to improve the situation and find a better way to work together. Turnover is generally high in Staffing and Recruiting. This industry is very fast-paced and people move on to new challenges at a heartbeat. “At nearly 300%, turnover in the staffing industry is perhaps the highest of any industry in the nation. In 2013, staffing employee turnover was 263%, down from 294% in 2012—setting a new record low, which had previously been 277% in 2010.” (source: https://americanstaffing.net/posts/2014/10/01/climb-continues/) Please find this article and study, it is very interesting and helpful in that matter. Recruiters at Rylem are doing their best to fill the roles the BDMs bring in to the business. I’m sure you’ve worked just as hard as we do, and yet haven’t found the success at Rylem you sought. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope you find a company and role that brings you happiness and a successful career!
- 5.0Apr 6, 2016Senior QA SpecialistCurrent Contractor, more than 3 yearsSeattle, WA
I've only worked with a few contracting agencies, but I've known many other contractors, and as we've compared notes about our agencies Rylem clearly stands out as the best. Rylem provides me with the same healthcare and life insurance options they give their staff. Rylem got me a subsidized transit pass. More than that, my Rylem recruiter genuinely cares about me and my happiness in my work. She is in regular contact with me and is always very quick to reply when I contact her. The company goes above in beyond in this regard. They host happy hours and coffee meet-and-greets, so that we all get to know each other. I'm not just a name or number; I've shared drinks with many of the recruiters, so our relationship is more personal. I am working on my fifth contract with Rylem, and will continue to use their services for as long as I choose to remain a contractor.
I have nothing negative to say about the company. They've done a great job representing me thus far.Rylem Response8y
Thank you very much for the time and review! We work hard every day to provide a great contractor experience, and it sounds like we did a good job. Please let us know any feedback you may have in the future. We'd love to hear. All the best to you.
- 5.0Mar 3, 2019Technical RecruiterFormer EmployeeSouth Seattle, WA
I consider my time at Rylem very special. It was a great place to work and I enjoyed it immensely. We were provided with ALL the sourcing tools I could ask for...LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed, CareerBuilder, Dice, Monster...internal training. In my 20+ years in the industry, I've never worked for an org that supplied me with this many tools! It really made a difference. I was able to leave no stone unturned in my search for top tier tech talent. Owner is very generous and always treated me fairly. We worked hard and played hard and it paid off. It's hard work, but it's also great fun. Stressful at times but that's agency life. Great team. Great place to work.
I don't really have too many cons. Most people who post bad reviews probably didn't have the work ethic to hack it at Rylem. Work hard and you will do well. Only con would be maybe not a path to management but a great stepping stone into the PNW tech staffing world. You will learn a lot...fast.
- 5.0Dec 3, 2020C#/.NET DeveloperCurrent Contractor, less than 1 year
The staff at Rylem are knowledgeable of the positions they staff for which helped me understand their client's perspective/need. They are also attentive to my concerns and provide quick feedback allowing me to focus on other things and not to worry. I think the greatest skill/quality/trait of their staff which allows the previous two results is empathy. They care and are in it with me.
One day I will have to leave this company :(
- 3.0Oct 28, 2019Anonymous ContractorFormer Contractor, less than 1 yearSeattle, WA
Good benefits (including health insurance and commuter reimbursement) Useful company swag Frequent meaningful interaction with staff
Frequent staff turnover - I had several different contacts in 10 weeks Young staff with minimal experience who sometimes had difficulty advocating for the contract staff.
- 2.0Nov 30, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
The staff I worked with was hardworking and fun to be around
Jeez where to start. First of all, I was forced to write a positive review very very early on in my career here, ON MY OFFICE COMPUTER. The CEOS/founders sit several feet away from you. Do you think I felt comfortable being honest/had enough exposure yet to write something accurate? Do you think they knew that? Their training is nonexistent and basically consists of "you must feel awkward being on the phone" and not "you feel awkward because we asked you to call people 5 times in a row because they won't pick up, because we force you to call people over dinner because they'll be easier to reach, because we force you to use shady tactics to reach out to people who clearly don't want it." There was an amazing manager when I started. One of the founders let him go because she wanted to do his job again and she was terrible at it. She forced us to send those crappy "great job in YOUR area, message me to learn more!" messages that no one talented likes to hear. We brought in local people who did the roles we hired for so we could ask them questions (this is a good idea) but were told not to listen to them when they said that they hated being contacted with e-mails like that and wouldn't respond (why bring them in if we're not going to listen to their insider info?). The management assumed that it was relaxing and fun to be forced to drink and play foosball with them. It's not. Let me do my job or let me go home. I was repeatedly told to lie to candidates about whether something we knew wasn't full-time would go full-time or not to get them to agree to sign on. I was repeatedly told to lie about ANYTHING that would get a candidate to agree to do what we wanted. We were also told to lie to companies about candidates (we celebrated tricking a company into making their full-time role part-time because we told them that this rockstar candidate we found who they really wanted would only work part-time, then tricked the candidate by telling them that they company loved them but would only take him part-time).4
- 1.0Oct 31, 2013Former Employee
Contractors and clients are generally happy with delivery of expectations. IE:(product) This experience can be attributed to an amazing sales staff and recruiting engine that truly care about the success of a candidate. Also, has great wifi connectivity, refreshments and office space.
If your looking for a "good old boys" throw down at the local watering hole experience, this is the place for you. Nonlinear, narcissistic shouting is a blast in morning stand ups and provides for great laughs when shared with competent professionals.6Rylem Response10y
You have great advice that we will take into consideration. Thank you very much for your review!
- 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.