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Swoon Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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Pros
  • I look forward to continue working with them and highly recommend them for employment services (in 8 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Staffing is not for everyone but if you have the passion there are no cons with Swoon (in 7 reviews)

  • That can be frustrating though it is typical for the staffing industry in general (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Contracting via Swoon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Change Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Change Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swoon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chris Thrall, Antoine Smith and Eric Phillips have continued to make me feel worthy of the great jobs they have helped me get. They offer more perks and benefits than any other contract company I ever heard of. They make sure I am connected with jobs I am fully qualified for. They stay connected with me by keeping in touch and taking me out to lunch from time to time. They always make me feel as though I am an important part of the company. I have been placed in one great position after another. I am very happy at Swoon.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiter"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing, really fun outings and in office happy hours. Generous PTO and benefits.

    Cons

    The expectations laid out by management change very frequently. Often times people look at input scores greater than outputs even if you exceed your output goals by far. That can be frustrating though it is typical for the staffing industry in general.

  3. "Excellent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  4. "Great Place with Great Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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!


  5. "Great People, Great Support!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  6. "Professional Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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!


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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!


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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!


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Not what I thought it would be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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