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Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • My Recruiter Jack was the most honest, communicative and considerate recruiter I have ever worked with (in 7 reviews)

  • I look forward to continue working with them and highly recommend them for employment services (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Staffing is not for everyone but if you have the passion there are no cons with Swoon (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with Alex Paul for my search and had an excellent experience. I would highly recommend Alex and Swoon for anyone looking for new opportunities. Alex was proactive and supportive during my search while keep me updated with next steps with potential opportunities.

    Cons

    None. Alex and Swoon exceeded expectations

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide excellent service.

    Swoon Response

    Aug 16, 2017

    We will do our best to provide excellent service, thank you for the post! We are so glad you enjoy working with Alex, so do we!


  2. "Great Place with Great Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -My Recruiter Jack was the most honest, communicative and considerate recruiter I have ever worked with! He was always available for an impromptu call or request.

    -Swoon as a whole has been very helpful and supportive not only in the opportunities they present, but also in career development. Everyone I dealt with was friendly and worked with me to accomplish common goals.

    -I would recommend this place as a great place to work at and as a wonderful consulting group to join.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any Cons.

    Swoon Response

    Aug 16, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to express your feedback, we appreciate you! Jack is a valuable part of our team, we are glad your experience was positive!

  3. "Great People, Great Support!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    My recruiter, Kaylie Mora has been fantastic. She is very communicative (without being annoying). Her supervisor also checks in periodically to check in about the assignment. They provide excellent lines of communication; they're very involved in employee support; terrific people! They routinely check in to see how things are going, which I appreciate. With other staffing agencies I've worked for, once they placed you and you were on-board, you rarely heard from them.

    Cons

    Haven't really experienced any cons. If I were to get picky, I would ask them to pay weekly, as opposed to bi-weekly.

    Swoon Response

    Aug 8, 2017

    Thank you for the feedback, Kaylie is a terrific teammate! We love to keep in touch and we appreciate your feedback! We would love to pay weekly ... it might be a possibility down the road!


  4. "Professional Recruiter"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Professional Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Our CEO, Everyone you get to work with.

    I just started here and have had nothing but a positive experience so far. Swoon is a great company, and by getting a feel for the culture here there is no wonder why they have won so many awards. I have observed how others collaborate with their candidates and wish I had such an experience when searching for employment opportunities in the past. I am looking forward to see my career develop in this role

    Cons

    None so far. It really depends on your background and what experience you have coming in to this role. But still nothing yet

    Advice to Management

    All have been extremely helpful in developing their employees

    Swoon Response

    Aug 8, 2017

    Thank you for writing this post, you are awesome!


  5. "Something great on the verge of something greater"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Professional Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Swoon is a company where you can really make your own career path. If you have drive, you will be successful here. It has the traditional challenges of staffing but the leadership is willing to be open and address it with you. How many other companies can you speak to the CEO and President openly with a welcomed response?!? Its truly a team environment. If you want a work hard, play hard environment, Swoon is a great place!

    Cons

    This is staffing and it is not for everyone as they say. If you have a strong work ethic, willing to work on creating relationships with candidates, you will find success here. You get what you put into it so if you are one that waits for things to come to you, this isn't a fit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the transparency and developing the individuals in Swoon. Career growth is huge!


  6. "Fun? In Staffing!? Swoon is the best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual, fun environment, amazing people, and a modern approach to staffing. Great at what THEY do, so you can believe in what YOU do.

    Cons

    Staffing isn't for everyone, it's that simple. But if it's for you, then so is Swoon!

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating me so well! I was told to never get into staffing, so thank you for consistently proving those people wrong.

    Swoon Response

    Aug 8, 2017

    Thumbs up, keep doing you! And thanks for being you!


  7. "Best company I've worked for!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm still relatively new, started at the beginning of the year, however I already feel like family here! This company is very welcoming, inclusive and exciting. There are so many opportunities to get involved with the company and I really appreciate having the ability to join different committees. Swoon has super fun events and also engages with local charities. It is so refreshing to be part of an organization that loves to give back as much as I do! I'm so happy to be part of this team :)

    Cons

    There are so many things going on at once that it can cause long hours, however that comes with the industry.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great!

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Not what I thought it would be"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid benefits, cool office and overall it's a close commute if you're coming from the suburbs ( Via metra and or L).

    Cons

    The company has terrible vendors and expect recruiters to fill roles which 20 other agencies also compete for. Managers will force people to write reviews and in most instances you can read through and see which reviews are clearly written by hr or marketing.

    The office plays favorites and selects promotion mostly on tenure and not necessarily performance. Some individuals have been promoted to roles which reflect nothing to do with performance- if you were to take them and place them in another company with same title and duties, they would most likely fail. Which speaks volume of the why this company blows a lot of smoke.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making unnecessary promotions to people who do not deserve them.

    Swoon Response

    Apr 25, 2017 – CEO

    “Thank you for your feedback. I would like to hear more about your experience—it is not what we aim to foster at Swoon. If you are open to sharing more details, please call or email me. Sincerely... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company for agency recruiting or first job out of school to learn the business."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swoon full-time

    Pros

    Paid healthcare, decent base salary compared to other agencies, downtown modernized office, 401k benefits, just opened up a new office in San Diego, management staff and owners, growing company.

    Cons

    Commission structure is not that great (both book of business and initial), no real room for growth, office politics, not that many dependable / winnable clients for big margin potential for VMS.

    Advice to Management

    Agency is a tough world-make sure to reward those who have been surviving it and excelling in it in their paycheck. Shout out to Chris Thrall for being the best manager and mentor in the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company, but Staffing is not for everybody"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Professional Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swoon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Swoon team is very unique. They have laid-back, funny, intelligent, helpful people whom overall love working there. The company has great perks for their Swooners - 4 weeks paid vacation, great salary/commission structure, happy hours, free snacks and drinks (alcoholic ones, too). The company is so young that they are willing to listen to suggestions and make changes. The president and VP are on-site and they are very humble individuals, they really care about their team and the success of the company.

    Cons

    Staffing is just not for everybody... But Swoon is definitely one of the top staffing agencies (and there are over 20k out there)


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