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  1. "Typical headhunting recruiting company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pays fast until end client pays. No paycheck delays. I had a good experience with theirs hiring managers, professional and helpful.

    Cons

    This is a bear-bone low level company if you're a contracting through them. No benefits, or let me say, you-pay-in-ful-out-of-your-pocket benefits. They dont provide good pay rates either.

    Advice to Management

    If you making a lot on a contractor, please provide at least a decent level of benefits, so people can stick with you.


  2. "supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff was easy to work with

    Cons

    Didn't stand up for their employees

    Advice to Management

    aadfd


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sapphire: Another beltway bandit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It was a job. I had very little interaction with the management. They are really just a body-shop for filling government contracts.

    Cons

    They are really just a body-shop for filling government contracts.

    Advice to Management

    I'm sure they have no need of my input. They weren't at all interested in it when I worked there.


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  5. "Good company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer
    Current Employee - Trainer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Attentive - prompt paying, pleasant staff

    Cons

    No help in securing follow-on work


  6. "Not bad for a consulting job. Benefits are marginal."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Eqquitable salary, but management tends to be secretive.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems they will hire anybody, so often mentoring is required that can interfere with job responsibilitiues.

    Advice to Management

    Making training and continuing education available would be a big plus.


  7. "Good people, great management, on the Up - looooooots of calls"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, Great Management, on the up. Sapphire will soon be Randstad Technologies and be rolling out a lot more jobs. The DC office is great

    Cons

    You have to make so many calls it gets you. There is a different approach at sales every week. Desk work...

    Advice to Management

    Great Management. I think it would be wise to only hire people that have been in recruiting and want to stay in it. The job isn't for everyone


  8. "Good company, old fashioned sales ideas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Contact with employees
    responsive when help is needed

    Cons

    LOTS of cold calling required

    Advice to Management

    figure out progressive sales strategy


  9. "Great Company, Great people, Great work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You work as part of a team. Its competitive but motivating - well rewarding
    Great benefits and perks in working for Sapphire
    Socially responsible company

    Cons

    - sometimes there is no work balance (depending on how badly you want the sale)
    - sometimes the cash flow is low due to it being a recession

    Advice to Management

    - offer tips and techniques
    - our success is your success!
    - keep up the recognition / perks - well appreciated!!!


  10. "The first 5 years were great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are new to Recruiting, great place to learn
    Not the best place for people with experience - you can get paid much more for the same job somewhere else
    The people were good (not so much anymore)

    Cons

    Can't trust anyone, especially management
    Very fraternized (if you're "in", you can get away with anything)
    Most people are treated unfairly
    All they care about are numbers, and then only this month's numbers
    Management treats employees like children

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees
    Get rid of your current crop of middle management - horrible
    Trust your employees, be flexible


  11. "It cost me money to work for these jerks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IS Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IS Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Their recruiters are very Friendly
    They are ready to promise the world
    They can get you contracts
    Their offices are very nice inside

    Cons

    The friendliness ends when you ask why you haven't been paid two pay periods in a row.
    They are completely disorganised, be prepared to receive numerous calls of "Oh, i forgot when i called 5 minutes ago, we need..." and then be prepared for them to lose, misfile, delay submitting, etc whatever you are asked to provide.
    They Collect enough information from you to get a passport and mortgage in your name but it still is not enough to process your pay..
    What other employer asks for a previous t4??????

    Advice to Management

    If you pay people the wages set out in the contracts they sign at the times in those contracts, they won' involve the labour board, the salaries you pay are much cheaper than the fines, save yourselves a buck or two.


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