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Workbridge Associates Reviews

Updated May 30, 2019

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3.4
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53%
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80%
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Matt Milano
138 Ratings
Pros
  • "Collaborative Environment, Extensive/ Structured Training Program, Great Entry Level Sales position to get your feet wet(in 32 reviews)

  • "Their excellent training program and attention to detail is amazing(in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "The entry-level technical recruiter position is very much an(in 20 reviews)

  • "You're not going to have the best work-life balance until you really build out your network and put in the investment but the rewards are great(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every day is a new learning opportunity at Workbridge. Peers are very motivated to achieve their best work possible.

    Cons

    No downsides at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Employees could reach more candidates per week

    Workbridge Associates2019-05-09
  2. "worked at work bridge for a month"

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      Former Employee - Technical Recruiter 

      I worked at Workbridge Associates full-time

      Pros

      All the people who work there are great people

      Cons

      I do not have any cons in mind

      Workbridge Associates2019-05-31
    • Helpful (4)

      "Save yourself a trip to hell and avoid at all costs (Chicago)"

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

      I worked at Workbridge Associates full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Entry level, training, relationship building, sales experience. So it is a job, out of college. You do get some in-depth sales training, but because the training is so siloed (IT Staffing-focused) you spend a lot of time based on professional development for this specific role, and not to carry on unless you go into another IT Staffing role. Because the demographic is pretty tight, you are able to make friends that...

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      Cons

      Turnover, management, pay structure, business model, meetings. Once you fully understand the position: you either embrace it and buckle in (rare) or you come to the realization that this is not a long-term career solution and you hit the road (very common). Anyone who sticks around is someone who made it to management somehow and now earns a ton of money (more on this later). Management, like I said, is a crap shoot....

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      Advice to Management

      Overall poor company structure, business model, pay, management, and culture. The only feedback they listen to is “what meeting do you want” which eventually becomes too repetitive and pointless. Only reason this gets 2 stars as opposed 1 is that a few people actually care about you and make coming to work the next day possible, and to them: thank you. Relax on the meetings. Keep your free Miller Lites and compensate...

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      Workbridge Associates2019-05-15
    • Helpful (2)

      "Not great"

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      Former Employee - Recruiter in Phila, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Workbridge Associates full-time

      Pros

      Recruiting training, let’s you understand the basics of sales and IT recruiting, hire entry level

      Cons

      Bad pay. It is appealing to recent college grads because they hire right out of college. But there is an outlandish commission structure (impossible to hit, unrealistic once you are actually eligible for commission. MICRO MANAGEMENT to the extreme, be prepared to have someone constantly questioning what/when/why you’re doing what you are doing. Training is also flawed because when you’ve hit your breaking point and decided...

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      Workbridge Associates2019-04-04
    • Helpful (3)

      "Wouldn’t wish this place on my worst enemy"

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      Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      The training program is in depth

      Cons

      Workbridge will try to hook you in at a salary way below market rate and tell you the potential of making so much money -honestly something you can do anywhere else but with a much higher entry level base plus actual percentage commissions. This is why they prey off of new graduates. Under Workbridge/Motion as a fulldesk recruiter, you’ll start at $38k and have $1000 added to your annual salary per placement you make,...

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      Advice to Management

      Do better. Be respectful. Management is immature, inappropriate, and overall not professional. Please start treating everyone with respect instead of yelling over the office, micromanaging, etc.

      Workbridge Associates2019-04-24
    • Helpful (2)

      "All-around a terrible place to work"

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      Former Employee - Recruiter 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Workbridge Associates full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There really aren't many. I guess you could say that they hire anybody, but that's only because the turnover rate is so high. There is lots of training involved too, but again, most people don't last very long.

      Cons

      The job is not what they sell it to be: open office just is just to allow your manager to hover over you and watch your every move. Mistakes are OK and allow for a learning experience -- not true -- you will get yelled at in front of the office for anything you don't do right while management is always "too busy" to answer to any help. They'll lie to you in the interview stages just to get you in the door. -Poor business...

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      Advice to Management

      You know what needs to be done so do it. Tell the truth to your employees in the beginning instead of lying to them. In summary, invest in a whole new business model.

      Workbridge Associates2019-04-10
    • "Very supportive management. Great training & team environment!"

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      Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Workbridge Associates full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      The training was un-matched. Even after you're initial "training period," management continues to put time and effort into your professional growth. The team environment and office structure was open & up-beat. Management and peers alike want to see you succeed, and celebrate even the smallest achievements. Anyone who puts in the time and keeps a positive attitude can definitely find not only a rewarding career here,...

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      Cons

      Hours can be long in the beginning trying to build your own desk. This is more then a 9-5, and you typically do "take your work home with you" - but the pay off can be seen quickly and it is definitely a "work hard, play hard" environment.

      Advice to Management

      Forever grateful for you and all the training/encouragement I received! Thank you to everyone who made this a positive experience and I hope to see all of my peers succeed here.

      Workbridge Associates2019-02-13
    • Helpful (8)

      "Not the greatest"

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

      I worked at Workbridge Associates full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      - If you can bear the culture, it might be worth your while. Some people have been there for 1+ years and that's saying something, but the turnover rate is far greater. - Boston office is in a good location with nearby food trucks

      Cons

      -- About 80% of employees have been there less than one year -- Your managers and top leadership will micromanage you -- Open floor plan sounds good at first, until you're on the phone and can't hear anything or you feel like everyone is watching you -- 6 week training program - seriously? I came from another recruiting agency and you are not even allowed to talk to candidates the first 4 weeks. -- You're required...

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      Advice to Management

      Consider finding ways to retain your employees and be upfront in the hiring process.

      Workbridge Associates2019-03-08
    • "Best Sales Training"

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      Current Employee - Lead Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Workbridge has the best training program for agency recruitment by far. If you learn the skills, put in the work & learn to work creatively- you can get really far here. Great place to network and build your sales skills.

      Cons

      The base pay is very low but once you hit commission (at Lead Recruiter) it is worth it. First you are very much underpaid but then once you're a Lead- you can very well be overpaid if you hustle and are on a talented team.

      Advice to Management

      Offer more incentives along the way from hire to promotion to Lead Recruiter. It can be a long road for most junior recruiters and it seems like many people have a hard time staying motivated.

      Workbridge Associates2019-01-30
    • Helpful (1)

      "Very thankful that I worked here!"

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      Former Employee - Recruiter in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Workbridge Associates full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The management here is super knowledgeable, and if you're invested, they will invest in you also. I ended up leaving because I felt that sales wasn't specifically a good focus for me, but I had a really awesome experience overall, and some of these negative reviews are really shocking to me, so I figured I'd tell my side. Managers take you under their wing and help you a LOT, whether it's a live question, or a personal...

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      Cons

      8AM meetings are sometimes tough to pay attention in, it's honestly just really early.

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up, thank you for all you did for me!

      Workbridge Associates2019-01-25
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