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TEKsystems Chicago Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  • The position does allow for a great work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Great people in a fun environment (in 92 reviews)

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  1. "Business analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    Should give annual bonuses


  2. "Great Company, Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TEKsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 20 years and have enjoyed it every step of the way. TEKsystems provides lots of opportunity for growth and development at every career stage. The culture of the company is extremely focused on partnerships, feedback driven development, high standards, accountability and fun.

    Cons

    In my opinion, there are no major cons to working at TEKsystems.

  3. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Learn how to cold call
    * Working with peers
    * Great introduction to Tech Industry

    Cons

    * Political Culture
    * Pay

    Advice to Management

    Redo the political structure- you cannot treat recruiters like bottom feeders


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Technical Reccruiter"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training
    Stay for one year and get out (Makes yourself more marketable)
    Great company to put on your resume
    Teaches you how to become a professional quickly

    Cons

    50K once you hit 3K in spread. Could take 5 to 10 months on average. 38K until then. They throw you into a skill set you may not reach your full potential in
    Extremely political company and upper management is the only people that make money.
    There are three offices full of recruiters all recruiting on the same positions so very high competition.
    No upward movement in the downtown office.
    They will put you through the sales program for months and there is a good chance you won't be promoted.
    You need to have roughly 9 to 13 contractors at a time to make commission
    They do a great job at feeding information to you that is not always true. Sounds good but is not a reality. " TEK Kool-Aid"
    The company is too large so they don't actually care about your growth as a professional you can be replaced very quickly.
    10 hour work days. They say 8 to 5pm but they want you in at 7:30 til 5:30 everyday even if there are no positions
    If there are no positions to work on they tell you to remain proactive and usually blame recruiters and delivery for not producing. Account managers don't get much blame. Account managers who shouldn't be there and don't bring in business end up staying. (Back to no Growth)

    Advice to Management

    50K is great but getting to 8k in commission with different skill sets can be harder with other skill sets. Someone who averages 3K in spread for the year verses someone who averages 7K in spread should not get paif the same. Pay accordingly please. Stop making promises you can't keep. Stop making people feel like Ants. Your a billion dollar company pay people and you will have less turnover and harder workers.


  5. "Consulting"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lombard, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TEKsystems as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Attentive, considered, easy to communicate

    Cons

    Low flexibility with the rates


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Projec Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Projec Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TEKsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Environment, People, Locations

    Cons

    None, other than having a good ole network syndrome.

    Advice to Management

    Remove god ole boy attitude and treat all the same.


  7. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ton of support. Have a top-down culture so people really care about their team members. Tons of financial opportunity.

    Cons

    Tough industry but definitely the leader in staffing.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "IT Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Interesting place to cut your teeth as a professional

    Cons

    The way they approach recruiting doesn't make you feel great about your job and how it impacts other people's lives.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Bad if you are a contractor"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TEKsystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is in the US

    Cons

    Poor contact with company.
    Promised raises never materialize
    You have to remind them when your contract is up
    Actually getting your paycheck can be difficult.
    I was simply embarrassed for other employees that would pick their paycheck up at the head office. The office would not let them up, but would throw their checks down to them.
    Really? Someone works for you and you make him pick his check up off the floor?
    Is it possible to show more disrespect to your employees?

    Advice to Management

    Respect the people who bring in the money.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great 1st job for college grads"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -benefits
    -lots of locations nationwide
    -great resume builder
    -fun work environment

    Cons

    -underpays vast majority of the company
    -bottom dollar is top priority


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