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Technisource President of Randstad Technologies Robert M. Dickey
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent so far"

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    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a vast number of tools to make your job easier

    Cons

    Since it is very large organization, it takes alittle time to navigate things


  2. "Fired after 19.5 years, 51 years old"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technisource full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent insurance coverage, however i was never sick, never filed 1 claim in 19.5 years.

    Cons

    Sales staff could not bring in high enough billing rates to allow recruiters to make their quota.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real sales people who look for high margin business, not low hangjng fruit.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible place to work.- Bloomington, IL office"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Technisource full-time

    Pros

    Pay was good. Good Medical insurance at OSF.

    Cons

    Micro-management. High Stress environment. Felt like high school most of the time. Branch Manager is terrible. He turns his employees against each other.

    Advice to Management

    Get that clown of a Branch Manager out of the Bloomington office.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Only pay attention to bottom line"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for a large company, multiple clients, and many jobs to work.

    Cons

    The company signs large contracts with no fee on 90 day contract to hire positions, so when you place good people, the come off quickly as they are made permanent.

    Accounting determines performance - I worked and placed many 3 month contract to hire consultants who would then go permanent after 90 days, so my attrition was heavy, which was regarded as a negative mark against me even though the clients loved the people I was placing there.

    Commission structure is terrible - it seems great when you see the plan until you find out that the Gross Margin they calculate is split in half between the recruiter and salesperson (which they don't reveal in the interviews).

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to sign a bunch of 90 day contract to hire contracts, don't count it against your recruiters when their consultants go permanent.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Itasca, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Technisource full-time

    Pros

    Decent comp for really hard workers
    No micromanagement
    Many senior people that have been there a long time (could help a new person navigate the company)

    Cons

    Salary offerings for new people might be a bit low
    Some long-time people (both on sales and recruiting) are not so willing to help new people come up to speed

    Advice to Management

    Pay better attention to what your team is saying and learn to reward your team for their efforts. Encourage good attitudes.


  6. "Generally good but the company went through three M&A's while I was there"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good physical working conditions, Good clients, Good recruiting tools

    Cons

    Way too much emphasis on metrics. Poor branch managements

    Advice to Management

    Find managers that know the the following: industry, the local marketplace and how to sell


  7. Helpful (2)

    ""LinkedIn and Social Media are over-rated" - VP of Direct Hire, Technisource"

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    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and for those 5 or more years, it is a good place to work.

    Cons

    The total lack of understanding of the market and upper management leads to a no-win scenario for those looking to join an Agency and run with it. There is only so much one can do with CareerBuilder and Monster and a free LinkedIn. ATS ranks 2 out of 10, candidates in the database 1 out of 10 (very old, not in relevant fields), existing customers 2 out of 10, marketing 0 out of 10. In the competitive IT recruiting markets, expect your company to provide a proactive environment in exchange for working there - commission only.

    The company needs to jump on board the Social train before the caboose passes them by. LI, FB and even Twitter are strong, effective tools but leverage comes from the corporate level (marketing) and not individual contributors.

    Technisource is not one of those "go to" recruitment agencies - from both the customers looking for recruitment help or good recruiters looking for a strong opportunity. Don't be fooled into making a career mistake as I did.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is within the Cons section.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great colleagues, fast-paced, challenging and rewarding place to work."

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    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding work.
    Interest in technology.
    Challenge to reach goals.

    Cons

    Working on a draw.
    More organization required from management.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent organization.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "micromanagement galore"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work-from-home options, made decent commissions despite the poor bonus plan when I was there, but I was also a top performer.

    Cons

    Micromanagement; management in place that cannot help with recruiting problems - they just ask for status updates on orders daily, but cannot provide advice if having difficultly finding candidates; 'one and done' attitude towards covering job orders; management has the attitude that everyone is replaceable, one does not get the sense that they value their employees; things management tells us does not line up with their actions

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to your employees - they get bitter and resentful when they find out it was all just song and dance.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Chicago office - falling apart"

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

    Pros

    No management - no one cared what you were doing

    Cons

    No management - no direction on what needed to get done

    Advice to Management

    More direction