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Vaco Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Vaco Co-Founder and CEO Jerry Bostelman
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Pros
  • Great people, managers really care about their employees (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexibility, entrepreneurial thought process, work hard & play harder mentality, and truly cares about company employees (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No opportunities for full time conversion (in 9 reviews)

  • Would be nice to have coverage for health insurance for team leads or managers (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe to fail environment where learning is encouraged and collaboration is fostered. Work hard play hard lifestyle and a company that invests in it's top performers.

    Cons

    Growing company with growing pains but nothing they can't overcome.


  2. "Ehhhh. not bad, but not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    On-site rep was vital to company.

    Cons

    Didn't always feel appreciated with generic "we appreciate you" emails.


  3. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vaco full-time

    Pros

    Good team environment. Great culture, unlike other staffing firms. High integrity with clients and candidates. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Would like a few more benefits.


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  5. "Technical Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, managers really care about their employees

    Cons

    Overall, a horizontal organization so not a ton of upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  6. "operations manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The opportunity to work for leading companies like Google.

    Cons

    Lack of career path within the agency.


  7. "Pay too low"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good opportunities available from good and respectable companies. The staffing agency Vaco is well organized and quick to respond to needs.

    Cons

    The Pay Rate is too low. There is very little negotiation they have for the opportunity. The billing rate is high for them but provide very little to thier employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with the billing Rate.


  8. "Film partner operations coordinator 5"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vaco (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job! Great start while looking for a permanent job

    Cons

    Management can be stronger and efficient

    Advice to Management

    Be stronger. Management can work their professionalism. At times no one knew what was going on


  9. "Because they Care"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in The Colony, TX
    Current Employee - Contractor in The Colony, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They stayed in contact with me every month and my direct agent cared about how I was doing with the company and position.

    Cons

    I wasn't in favor of the holiday pay since you were required to work the day before and the day after and the company that I was contracted with takes 2 days of for Thanksgiving and Christmas and therefore I did not get paid for those holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the holday pay as mentioned.


  10. "You Reap What You Sow!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Career growth opportunities for hard workers
    -Supportive upper management
    -Quarterly company happy hours & holiday events
    -Multiple project locations throughout the Bay Area

    My personal experience with Vaco SF has been great. I've encountered some rough challenges, but I believe learning to overcome those moments make you a valuable employee and an intelligent business operations professional.

    I started my career with the company almost three years ago as an individual contributor. It was a low-paying, entry-level job where my duties included mostly data entry and some communication for customer support. I practiced the workflows over and over on my own time (outside of work and on weekends) to make sure I understood everything I was expected to do and learn more about our proprietary tools and Excel. Once I established myself as an expert, I volunteered for every opportunity in leading trainings, updating/creating documents, planning events for team morale, etc.

    My efforts were rewarded by multiple promotions to a senior coordinator role, team lead, and eventually into operations management. I came into work every day excited to learn, fix my mistakes, and improve my weaknesses. However, this was not a straight and easy road. There were many days where I came home and just cried or think about wanting to quit. But I knew if I gave up or started slacking off, I wouldn't improve myself as a professional in business operations. There's still a lot for me to learn and experience, but with the support of my upper management and my willingness to work through the challenges, I believe I will continue to find tremendous value in my experience with Vaco SF.

    I also found that it is important to build and maintain good relationships with everyone you work with. Whether it's your client, managers, leads, and peers, you never know how your positive attitude and willingness to help can pay off. I've learned so much from just chatting with other smart people I work with, taking their experience to add to my own. Whenever I had a pain point about our tools, workflows, or management, I voiced my concerns directly to the people in charge and proposed a solution we can both agree on. This approach for me has been successful in solving the problem without sacrificing professional relationships.

    Cons

    -Would be nice to have coverage for health insurance for team leads or managers
    -Disparity in wages from team to team (mostly dependent on client budget)
    -Treatment of vendors/contractors/temps from FTEs can be a little discouraging


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Review after getting settled in at Vaco"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They do their best to take care of the employees and make this a fun company to work for. They are starting to offer classes and training to help their employees grow and expand their horizons.

    Cons

    It is hard to live in the middle of Silicon Valley on a Vaco paycheck. Additionally there is A LOT of pointless busy work that comes from the Vaco management that has nothing to do with your daily task.



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