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Updated Jun 7, 2022

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4.1
78%
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  • "No work life balance!! Always pushing employees to work late evenings and weekends.(in 13 reviews)
  • "clear favoritism(in 5 reviews)
  • "Managers don't have training in the areas they manage, or in management itself, so it really is up to the individual to attain the goals that are put in front of them.(in 4 reviews)
  • "What they don’t tell you when your hired is that the training is aggressive.(in 3 reviews)
  • "The base salary is horrible and the directors are the only ones who can make placements consistently.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Fantastic environment

    Jun 1, 2022 - Sales 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, coworkers, upper management, benefits. Everything is amazing

    Cons

    Don’t really have any negatives

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    I've been Swoon'd

    Apr 29, 2022 - Recruiter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    My experience with Swoon has been nothing short of amazing. Firstly, the interview process was very calm. I had 5 total chats with members from Swoon. I would say that there 3 interviews total with 2 additional check-ins that were quick check-ins on how I was feeling with my recruiter. She was very thorough and extremely communicative throughout the process. Interview Process: 1. Phone Chat 2. Interview with Team-Panel (This may be different depending on role and specific team). 3. Panel Interview for Specific Team (Again this may differ for role and team.) First Month: I was able to fly into the Chicago for a week of onboarding. It was amazing! The team and team members were extremely inviting. We also got the chance to talk with recently hired Swooners and that was a very helpful piece in confirming that I made the right decision. Training has continued even remotely. There are constant chances to reach out to anyone on your team, another team or senior level management to have a conversation. We do company-wide weekly check-ins and Duck Days at the end of the month-where we play games. If you are a person who likes to be acknowledged for their hardwork this is a great company to be able to see that!

    Cons

    Currently there haven't been any cons. I am still a month in and so far no red flags.

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    NOT an ENTRY level recruiting job... RUN!!!

    Jun 2, 2022 - National Recruiter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -nice offices -fly you to Chicago for a week long training -Pop champagne for every start

    Cons

    -micro managing your metrics -constant pressure to hit your goals -pushing you to work weekends -little work life balance -managers dont help just fix boolean searches -directors don't help just add more pressure on hitting goals otherwise you -get fired -co workers are clique like high school, if you don't fit in you wont be in conversations -Constantly sourcing for companies on multiple time zones making your schedule very thin and working all hours of the day.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Company, High Burn Out

    Jun 7, 2022 - Technical Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexible hours - Remote - Commission Potential

    Cons

    - Tough metrics - Stressful environment - competitive with coworkers

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Analyst

    May 10, 2022 - Trust and Safety Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay culture enviroment and managment

    Cons

    Outsourced jobs not making sure transfers are being aware of schedules

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Fast-Paced but Supportive Environment

    May 3, 2022 - Technical Recruiter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - High commission potential - Supportive teammates/leadership

    Cons

    - Fast-paced - Potential for burn out

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Okay company

    Jun 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It responded to my calls quickly

    Cons

    They are just a recruiting company

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Review.

    Jan 19, 2022 - Recruiter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you like to be rewarded for hard work, Swoon is the place for you. Swoon has great incentives, benefits, culture, commission, and people! Swoons entry level position is difficult. The first week might feel like you have never worked so hard in your life. The good news is, with the amazing support system around you, and the motivation that comes from wanting to push through, things start to make sense. Once things start to make sense, you will have a lot of room for growth. Leadership is always wanting feedback, speak up if needed!

    Cons

    recruiting is tough and not for everyone. If you are resilient, motivated, and positive, then this is the job for you.

    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    They practically beg us to write these, no really the reviews are fake.

    Sep 15, 2021 - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent growth potential if you can stick it out. Moving into a sales position is the best way to maximize earning potential. A good place to gain experience. President’s club incentive. Recently moved away from recruiting for entry level positions which can be a headache.

    Cons

    Really poor base salaries, not nearly competitive enough with the market. Lack of trust with management. Metrics are to be expected but Swoon’s are significantly higher than multiple more well established firms. Terrible turnover, and not the typical “to be expected it’s agency recruiting” turnover, but rather a red flag that something needs to change from a leadership standpoint. A constant expectation to work late or put in time on the weekends. Leadership runs around trying to preach work life balance, but will also praise employees that work on weekends on company wide email chains, the message gets lost and the delivery feels stale. 401K doesn’t kick in until 12 months.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing company to work for

    Mar 15, 2022 - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    We have a great company culture and dedicated management! You are not just a number here

    Cons

    There are times you work outside of normal business hours but that is expected with any recruiting role

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    1 person found this review helpful
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Swoon Reviews FAQs

Swoon has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 283 reviews left anonymously by employees. 78% of employees would recommend working at Swoon to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Swoon employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Swoon. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

78% of Swoon employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Swoon 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Swoon to be senior leadership, benefits, career development and the cons to be management, work life balance.

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