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Aerotek Reviews

Updated 26 March, 2017
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Pros
  • You can make a lot of money with the base salary (in 47 reviews)

  • Aerotek gives you an ability to make a lot of money and develop yourself at a faster rate than most companies who employ recent college graduates (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work/life balance - 60 hour weeks are the norm (in 268 reviews)

  • No work/life balance and a very structured environment (in 92 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work for the right person"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    $70k base pay + commission for people with minimal sales & recruiting experience
    constantly pushed to achieve more
    Great coworkers - they hire young, fun, ambitious, friendly people
    Quick to promote

    Cons

    If you're under performing, they make life extremely unpleasant

    Advice to Management

    A gentler approach to people would be great. Some can't take the heavy handed approach and then they're driven to quit


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A nightmare learning experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about business and everyone is young. It is a growing industry

    Cons

    They force you to work a lot of overtime. And the turnover is horrendous.

    Advice to Management

    Train management to treat employees better.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company to build experience. The people are fun, social culture is amazing. Builds work ethic and patience. If you want to learn how to survive in corporate America work here.

    Cons

    Promoting culture is flawed, they only promote from within and everyone is pressured into a sales role. If you are uninterested in sales do not work here.
    Social culture is forced upon you. Emotional attachment to your peers and the company is used manipulate you into working long hours.


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  5. "Good Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Paid breaks
    -Good Hours for morning and evening shifts
    -Good leads
    -Nice breaks
    -Fun environment

    Cons

    -Some heavy boxes
    -No overtime
    -Some cancelled shifts
    -Half days
    -Could have better training for new people, this will help keep more employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great colleagues, career development and training opportunities for sales and client relations enthusiasts; benefits are ok, at the market level; good commission structure for high performers.

    Cons

    below maket base but company took initiative to revise after I left
    work hours are not flexible
    this not a 9 to 5 job


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity if you're willing to sacrifice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average starting pay with unlimited potential. Great business plan that promotes from within.

    Cons

    Extremely competitive, micromanaged, zero work life balance


  8. "BCSR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pay, quick job, good colleague,great team

    Cons

    Job insecurity, reliability, honesty,short contracts

    Advice to Management

    Be more explicit to clients


  9. "Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    - Great opportunity if you are placed with the right team
    - Interesting work
    - Fun environment
    - Competitive salary compared to other agencies

    Cons

    - Direct intimate relationship between recruiter and manager - if you land on a good one you are set if you don't tough luck
    - Difficult to move between divisions - frowned upon internally
    - Talk is all about helping others develop but environment is very sharky nontheless
    - Long hours/lack of work-life balance but if you aren't okay with that the industry is wrong for you

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to some of your account managers. Just because someone is good at sales does not mean they are good at developing their recruiters.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "When you leave, you wonder how you ever worked there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Develops great work ethic.
    Encourages growing and stepping outside of your comfort zone.
    Builds great relationships.
    Awesome coworkers with great internal culture.
    Commission/ compensation

    Cons

    Over the years I saw countless examples of unethical, cruel, ignorant and inconsistent management practices. When branches are run by sales people (promoted to Directors) favoritism, corruption and greed really is a big risk. There were a lot of great people who left for these reasons. It is tiring to deal with the incessant micromanagement which is the business model across all offices.
    Many factors affecting success and commission that fall outside the scope of an individuals control.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify: Why are all employees the same demographics?
    Hiring: Stop promoting exclusively from within. it causes problems as leaders have experience from one company, industry & culture.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Former Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Richmond, BC
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - excellent applicant tracking system, phone screen, and interviewing training available
    - lots of focus on sales and hitting goals/targets

    Cons

    - good for recruitment experience, not the place to pursue a long term hr career as the company is so sales focused



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