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3.6
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Benjamin Howard
9 Ratings
  1. "Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VincentBenjamin full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Open collaborative culture, strong commission structure, great management, and flexibility for top producers.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!

    VincentBenjamin2018-07-27
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiting Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at VincentBenjamin

      Pros

      Nice office space, snacks, actual team members are nice to work with, opportunity to make a lot of money

      Cons

      Poor management, churn and burn firm, NO concept of work life balance. Managers want you to work and expect an earful when you get sick one day or want to take a well deserved vacation

      Advice to Management

      Stop micro managing your employees. You developed a comprehensive training for new employees when they join the company, but refuse to train any of the new employees on the new processes you enforce on new comers. Stop living in the mentality where people need to work till 9pm every day to get work done, and that it’s okay to shame employees for leaving at 5pm when they’ve done their work. They will poach you with the...

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      VincentBenjamin2019-02-06
    • "Recruitment where Relationships Matter"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at VincentBenjamin full-time

      Pros

      This is a company that truly values the concept of relationship management across the board. VB works tirelessly to recruit the best of the best to ensure this company runs on the concept of not treating anyone like a number - not the candidates, not the clients, and not the employees themselves. There is strong leadership, especially in the Phoenix office , where they truly want to see you succeed and give you every...

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      Cons

      I think everyone can find something wrong with the company they work for or have worked for in the past. As a whole, I would say my experience with VB was great. That said, I would say the biggest thing I could see that could use improvement is the President of the company could use a little work on appreciating his teams a little more - I think extending appreciation beyond just the top in sales would go a long ways.

      Advice to Management

      As mentioned above, I think the President could put more in place to appreciate his teams and employees. Not just the top in the company that bring in the most money. Don't lose sight of where you came from and why you created this company to begin with.

      VincentBenjamin2018-04-11
    • Helpful (6)

      "Account Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at VincentBenjamin full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Fantastic company culture! Your success is directly dependent on how hard you work (it's called work for for a reason! Nothing should be handed to you if you truly want to succeed). The managers take a strong investment in your career and the CEO is equally as involved. He takes time to get acquainted with his staff, supports his people and believes in them. Coming from a previous staffing company where the production...

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      Cons

      Nothing significant comes to mind!

      Advice to Management

      Continue being great leaders! I've never had anything close to a resembling a "career mentor" but the managers at VB have changed my life.

      VincentBenjamin2017-10-22
    • Helpful (5)

      "The best company I have ever worked for..."

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Recruiter in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at VincentBenjamin full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Compensation plan is the best in the business. Company culture is fun. We go to Vegas for our holiday party, we have a foosball table in the office, quarterly team outings and we participate in quarterly volunteer outings as an office. Ability to effect change throughout the organization. CEO is engaged and gets to know each employee / office. Back office is customer service oriented and does what they can to help...

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      Cons

      This is a smaller company so if you are looking for somewhere you can blend in or fly under the radar, it's not the right company for you. There is no micromanagement so you will either hustle and excel or your lack of work ethic will be discovered pretty quickly.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to invest in the employees and continue to think of new creative ways to foster a positive culture. As the company grows, it'll be important to develop a strong training program for new hires.

      VincentBenjamin2017-10-03
    • Helpful (19)

      "Sr Recruiting Manager (5+ years) - Sad to see VB changing so quickly"

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      Former Employee - Senior Recruiting Manager in Phoenix, AZ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at VincentBenjamin full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Christmas party. Potential is there to make a lot of money (although not many will make it).

      Cons

      VB was a great company when they first started years ago. But they quickly turned into small version of Robert Half due to their micromanagement and politics game. Ownership does not know how to separate business from his pleasure and has no issue potentially ruining someones life for his own gain.

      Advice to Management

      Get back to what VB used to be, where people wanted to come to work every day. According to a LinkedIn poll a couple of years ago, Robert Half was the 7th WORST place to work in America. Quit trying to be like them.

      VincentBenjamin2017-09-26
    • Helpful (6)

      "Incredible Company to make your staffing career BOOM!"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Denver, CO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at VincentBenjamin full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The culture at VB is incredible; Ben goes over the top to take care of his people and give them the resources to succeed. I've never been at a company that had a better sense of its employees' pulse. Almost any suggestion to improve something was heard and changed almost immediately. I also witnessed time and time again VB encouraging its employees to do the right thing, from taking care of its own employees internally...

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      Cons

      Lack of formal training programs. I think there are some really great people to learn from internally and that even Ben himself is willing to lend his advice. But I could see it being a little difficult to catch on to the industry if this was your first job in staffing.

      Advice to Management

      Formal training program would be nice to standardize the 'VB Way'. Ben, keep being an owner who takes care of and CARES about his employees! Seriously, how many CEO's know every single one of their employees names and actually take the time to catch up with them?! I witnessed his interactions with every single employee and was blown away with his ability to connect with each individual.

      VincentBenjamin2017-03-08
    • Helpful (7)

      "Sr. Technology Recruiter"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter - Full Desk in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at VincentBenjamin full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The culture is flexible and fun and management genuinely cares about their people; they invest a lot of money back into the company and take care of their clients. In addition, they are heavily involved in the technology community and sponsor/nurture a ton of meetup groups in the valley. The compensation is the highest in Phoenix for the recruiting industry and they pay commissions fast. The company is growing quickly...

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      Cons

      The environment and company is full of people who are passionate about being the best; if you are just looking to collect another check you will get weeded out quickly. In addition, if you are incapable of examining your own shortcomings and growing on a daily basis you will not be successful here.

      Advice to Management

      None

      VincentBenjamin2017-02-16
    • Helpful (17)

      "CEO will turn on you"

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      Current Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at VincentBenjamin full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      You will make a lot of money

      Cons

      The company has recently gone through significant turnover because the CEO is a disaster and the leaders are merely his puppets. It is almost cultish and the second someone leaves management will tarnish their name and reputation. I have seen it over and over and am waiting for the day that I am next. They make you believe if you leave it is because you aren't good enough! Leadership is unbelievably manipulative and if...

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      Advice to Management

      #funfluidfocus should be real talk and not just a mantra

      VincentBenjamin2017-02-25
    • Helpful (18)

      "Recruiter"

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      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at VincentBenjamin full-time

      Pros

      Potential to earn a high salary, company Christmas party, fun culture for the most part.

      Cons

      You will be micromanaged like crazy. It's all about numbers. They pretend to care about you if you are a top performer but the owner only cares about money and having pretty girls around. He treats the place like his own personal Tender account. The place is crashing and burning fast. No leadership or room for growth. It went from a fun startup to a burn and churn company. No work life balance. They want you to live in...

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      Advice to Management

      Provide growth and leadership opportunities. Allow it to be okay for work life balance. Hire people that you don't have to micro manage.

      VincentBenjamin2017-02-10
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