WilsonHCG Employee Reviews about "work from home"

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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  • "Poor work life balance and organization was not staffed enough for how quickly they were growing(in 18 reviews)

  • "Feeling less engaged as a remote employee; working from home can result in lack of home/life balance(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WilsonHCG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work from home, GREAT culture & people, and amazing support from upper management. This is just the start- love the incentives the company provides, aside from added bonuses, they provide so many growth incentives! Very generous PTO- the company respects and provides an awesome work-life balance. First time in a very long time I've actually been happy with my employer.

    Cons

    Working remotely can definitely have its pros and very little cons really. I'd have to say at times I do miss having physical human interaction from time to time. More company get-togethers would definitely help in this area. I simply can't think of any other cons at this time.

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    WilsonHCG Response

    Recruitment Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we appreciate the insight it can give us to make us better! It is great to hear that you are valuing the culture here at WilsonHCG as this is something we have worked hard to ensure that people enjoy what they do and where they are doing it! With regards to the virtual working, it can have an impact on people and we want to make sure that they feel integrated with our business even when they aren't seeing people face to face. The challenge we face in arranging meet up's is that as a global business it isn't always logistically possible to have everyone get to the same place. One thing I have done myself to minimize the effects of this is reach out to people who are in the local area and had informal meet up's with them. If there isn't anyone who is based close to you then why not try "virtual parties" and have people join and have a break to speak with them about something outside of work. If you would like some more ideas on what I have done or anything I have heard that has been successful please feel free to reach out! I personally am making the transition from in office to virtual in the next month, so I welcome the chance to participate in virtual parties! - Lauren Bullock

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very Underpaid, Overworked and Micromanaged"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tac in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home options. A couple nice people.

    Cons

    This company seemed promising at first. Prepare to be overworked and very underpaid, especially if you're a TAC, aka the lowest level of the totem pole despite many of us having masters degrees. They ask you to work on weekends and "volunteer" your time (LOL) when you're already getting paid close to nothing. The "bonus" I got at the end of my first quarter was barely enough to cover a month of groceries. The workload is insane with people working through lunch and way past 5 pm just to get that days tasks done, on top of having to do mandatory training assignments, work on your "pillars" in order to even be considered for a (pathetic) raise, and attend pointless calls and meetings that leaders feel are so important when in reality everybody would just rather do their job and not attend a presentation on the art of public speaking. I got middle school flashbacks sitting and listening to some of this stuff. I felt like I was in school having to turn in assignments, talk about my "goals" and create a presentation based on these just so I could complete the quarter. There is a constant feeling of not being "enough" because your managers are pressuring you to take on even more tasks and "passion projects" because thats how you are noticed/build your brand within the company. However, they are only pressuring you to do these things because they need you to help and deliver to the client. They overpromise and then freak out and recruit the already slammed TACs when something goes wrong. And the only way you are moving anywhere in this company is if you're lucky and they really like you or decide to create a whole new position and you can feel special with a new title although you are still probably getting the same pay. Management is unprofessional and everyone is only looking out for themselves. They recently let go of people that have been at the company for years for no apparent reason, showing they have no loyalty whatsoever. Also, don't let them bribe you with the "unlimited PTO" because you will be guilted into not even using it, because as always, TACs are understaffed and there is always more work to do. A few nice people does not make up for how shady this company can be.

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    Helpful (2)

    "Unrealistic expectations, quantity over quality"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WilsonHCG full-time

    Pros

    -Working from home -Good pay for the city I am in

    Cons

    Upper management is dishonest and is hard to read through. Your manager and team leads will act like they have your back and will praise you through your team wide group chats but this can be very misleading. It will seem like they want you there at first but won't follow up with you on your performance until its too late and you'll just be let go. I just felt like I couldn't trust them and that I couldn't be transparent with how I was doing. They expect you to preform and deliver numbers before you're even fully trained which was about a week of training for me. By week two I had to know the ATS like the back of my hand and have done an outreach of 125-150 people before I fully understood the candidate profile or clients needs. You will also be asked to participate in "anonymous" surveys through out the month. Not optional, they will know if you didn't submit it. Very numbers driven- they won't give you an extra week to redeem yourself even if you have done things that prove your loyalty to the company I was also really surprised to see well seasoned, senior recruiters that had been with the company for 4+ years being laid off during Covid. They kept people that were there for a few months but laid off their long standing employees. That spoke volumes to me. Metrics are unrealistic- they don't care about your quality candidates even if the client is extremely happy with your placements. If you are not hitting your target of submittals you're out, despite submitting good people. Management will say that you don't have effective time management but with everything they make you do, especially if you are full desk, you have poor work life balance, working into nights and weekends and God forbid you mark that as overtime because they expect you to finish everything in your work week otherwise, you have "poor time management"

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "It’s an OK company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WilsonHCG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work from home, can be flexible

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, WilsonHCG over promises to clients and over works recruiters, very micro-managed, unrealistic goals, bonuses cut several times while I worked there, seniority is not recognized, raises are not based on performance or merit, some leaders are better than others.

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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Please Do Not Work Here"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some great coworkers, ability to work from home

    Cons

    So many. No potential for career advancement-- many broken promises here. Micromanagement-- very numbers driven. We have to get on team calls multiple times per week to report numbers in front of the whole team. Volume driven-- all about high volume recruiting. Training is lacking. Leadership is dishonest and is afraid of the hard conversations-- people who leave, quit, are fired are just not talked about and it's covered up very strangely. If you put in your two weeks, you aren't allowed to talk about it with anyone and have a weird last day. Goals are purposely high and hard to obtain, and if you reach them your goal is moved up next time. There are no merit raises-- they have this thing called "Pillar raises" where you have to do all this additional work on top of your normal job and exceed your goals, and then put in for a raise, and it takes a month or two for it to be processed and for you to see a raise. You are just a number in the end. Your job can be eliminated at any moment. It goes from "what a great job you're doing and we appreciate you" to "your job has been eliminated due to business decisions across the company."

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  6. "Great place, keeps you comfy"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Proposal Writer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WilsonHCG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a great way to dip your toes into the professional sector. Everyone is nice and there are several opportunities to learn. Work from home Straight forward assignments Pretty easy-going job

    Cons

    I was hired in the midst of internal turmoil (several restructures) and changed positions quickly and unexpectedly, but that actually works out perfectly in future interviews. Final restructure resulted in a lack of employment, but they offered great severance and were pretty cool about everything. Not very competitive though.

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Pigeon hole to get stuck in recruitment High turnover and everyone seems dissatisfied “underpaid, over worked”"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WilsonHCG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work from home, global company

    Cons

    Lack of growth, structure, honesty, transparency, over worked, lack of “DNA”, underpaid, underpaid, management going behind your back

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Saginaw, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with ability to work from home. Very casual environment-- you can wear the same yoga pants every day of the week and no one will know! But seriously, the ability to work from home has changed my life and has been amazing. I'm able to be so much more productive and am so much happier than when I had to report to an office. It's so much easier to focus. Recognition is also great here! We have so many ways we are recognized for doing a good job. We get bonuses, earn prizes, certificates, shout outs on company calls, etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to find a good work/life balance, especially if you are assigned to a high demands account. In order to keep up with expectations, putting in at least one night or weekend morning a week is pretty much a need. This can be hard to do with a family at home.

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  9. Helpful (14)

    "Just another staffing company"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work from home

    Cons

    The promote unqualified needy individuals Stability is lacking, lose contracts, unfinished contracts and they assign you to several accounts so you never really get to know your client group

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    WilsonHCG Response

    Recruitment Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, as really appreciate everyone’s feedback. When we bring people into the business, we always do our best to manage their expectations about the way we work with clients and each individual account. When we work with our clients, it could be on a delivery project or a long-term contract; this can mean that employees are moved to different accounts and learn something new. The reason we do this is that we want to ensure we keep top talent in our business and therefore will re-deploy their skills within the business instead of having to terminate their employment. With regards to internal promotions, in the last nine months we have created and executed an internal mobility process that allows employees equal opportunities for the vacancies we have internally. From the feedback so far, this has been well received and we have had a large increase in internal applications! If you have any other ideas, then please feel free to reach out to me via email at lauren.bullock@wilsonhcg.com Many thanks, Lauren Bullock, Global Internal Recruitment Consultant

  10. Helpful (17)

    "A company that doesn’t care about results"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WilsonHCG full-time

    Pros

    Being able to work from home

    Cons

    Turn over central, unqualified people promoted into management roles, no regard for performance

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    WilsonHCG Response

    Thank you for your time in writing this review as we appreciate all feedback given. For our recruitment teams we strive to provide as much flexibility around processes for each recruiter to run their desk to the best of their ability. We work with our leadership teams to train them on trying to find the right fit between fulfilling our service level agreements and delivering on the end results expected (hires). Certain clients have different requirements or agreements that require weekly outreach, screens, or submits and not just number of positions filled. Quality over quantity is the best mindset while supporting our clients, but there will be times when other metrics need to achieved. As a company we’re committed to training all of our team members. We’re currently revamping our leadership training to provide even more preparation and tools to those employees who are stepping into a leadership role for the first time. Again, thank you for your review and your feedback. Kind Regards, Justin Derie HR Generalist

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