Aerotek Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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Pros
  • With hard work, there is the potential to make a lot of money in Recruiting & Sales (in 24 reviews)

  • Potential to make a lot of money as Recruiter or Account Manager (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are looking for work life balance, Aerotek is not the place for you (in 96 reviews)

  • No work life balance- Your work a minimium of 45 hours a week (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Great Company for Entry Level recruitment/sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Aerotek full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They employ the best training program targeted specifically at inexperienced new graduates. Difficult to get hired, it's fairly competitive, but they offer the best expertise and training program in the country. They are very sales oriented so if you're interested in Sales, they will give you the tools and the opportunity you need to succeed. The company is very organized, management is helpful and they have all the best tools at their disposal (training, software etc) They also drill very good work ethic and organization skills into you.

    Cons

    The hours are long! The expectation is that you spend atleast 10 hours a day at work. They monitor your performance carefully and the goals they set are not achievable in a 40 hour work week.

  2. Good for a start up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Pros

    They give you access to interesting job at good companies

    Cons

    Mostly contractual job and below average salary

  3. Great work if you can handle it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For somebody with minimal experience in HR, sales, recruiting or admin, this is a great foot in the door. You can learn a lot if you're willing to put in the work. They promote only from within, so if you are looking for a longer term company, you can make it happen.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance. If you want a life outside of work that does not consist of working at home on your laptop, this is not the place for you. This is also a very young company. You are expected to be social with all your coworkers outside of work and drink your faces off with them. If you don't drink, expect to feel left out. There is a lot of turnover so if you're new, you're learning from people not that much more experienced than you. It really can be the blind leading the blind sometimes. Finally, the only experience they value is Aerotek Experience. If you worked in sales for 5 years and wanted to come to Aerotek, you would start from the bottom as a recruiter before you could be considered for sales.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so many inexperienced people and value experience that comes from outside Aerotek. If somebody worked for 5 years as a recruiter before coming to Aerotek, they should not be starting from the bottom with people who have never even done a reference check before.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Contractor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros to this company,just take advantage of you.....

    Cons

    Bad pay(collect double the amount of what you get payed)

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking advantage of contract employees.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Long hours, poor rewards.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Aerotek full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Learn a lot about industry trends and skills
    - Strong desire to develop talent
    - Pushes your comfort zone

    Cons

    - Hours are long....way to long
    - The commission is nice, but other agencies pay out more
    - It is a what have you done for me lately environment. They don't care about the work you did that helped them a few months ago. Don't hit your target now? Your job is in jeopardy.
    - Young people managing young people.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more. There is a reason there is a high turnover rate there. You work people way to hard.

  7. Interesting Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - N/A in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Aerotek full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a dedicated individual, there is much money to be made at a very young age, and very quickly. That being said, this is only accomplished by a few people.

    Cons

    Aerotek tries to make the culture feel like a business but it isn't really a traditional business. Many people are brought in with no experience at all, and the work is not very interesting. Sometimes, being assigned to a certain division can 'trap' you as some divisions make much more revenue than others.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Aerotek

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training and development.
    Young, fun, vibrant environment.

    Cons

    If you are looking to be a professional recruiter you will be at Aerotek for 2 years or less. There is no room for recruiter development, only sales people are compensated well.

    Advice to Management

    You are a recruiting agency, great job at developing recruiters but you need to figure out how to retain people who want to recruit vs go into sales.

  9. It is a demanding environment that will progress people in a professional career or weed them out.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Training
    - Glass Ceiling Commission
    - Career Path Outlines
    - Open door management
    - Feedback rich environment

    Cons

    - long hours
    - low pay
    - high expectations
    - low job satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Make Aerotek more fun. Money is not everything.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Fast-paced and everchanging.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Aerotek as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people that work for Aerotek are amazing and what brought me in everyday. There is an energetic environment that keeps you wanting to come back for more and be the best. It was a young environment as well with a lot of like-minded people who were competitive and hungry for learning and work. I knew I could go into my managers office whenever I had a question and it would be answered right away with enthusiasm and stories from experience. It was also awesome knowing that everyone came from the same place because they promote from within.

    Cons

    In the internship program you only get to really see one side of the job which was sourcing and phone calls and not much face-to-face interaction.

  11. Operator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent company to work for, Better than average jobs compared to other staffing services I've used. Above average pay for temp jobs.

    Cons

    They have an extended "Temp" period to fulfill for some employers before you get hired on. Look closely at their medical benefits before you accept them.

    Advice to Management

    Hire recruiters that have actually "WORKED" for a living, instead of these "BOOK SMART" kids that don't know a screwdriver from a broom handle.

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