Aerotek Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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3.4
59%
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Aerotek President & CEO Todd Mohr
Todd Mohr
1,488 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, great company, everyone else wants you to exceed(in 159 reviews)

  • "Great exposure to different industries, and great training(in 125 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    Culture People Leadership Fun Lucrative

    Cons

    Competitive Base salary Placements Promotions Location

  2. ""Our people are everything" could not be further from the truth."

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

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

    Pros

    We received a bluetooth speaker for Christmas.

    Cons

    There are a few good people in this nasty company - but it is overwhelmingly made up of those who have essentially no conscience or morals remaining and would do anything for some additional profit. After any significant tenure as a recruiter it is hard to believe that "Our people are everything" is not sarcasm. Do not work here if: 1) You think that people deserve to be treated with decency and respect. 2) You think that you deserve to be treated with decency and respect. There is no monitoring/accountability related to how recruiters treat candidates. Doing the right thing is not a consideration you can afford to make with Aerotek at the pace/volume you are expected to maintain. Hit your call volume, find enough people that are mutually beneficial to you – and along the way you can burn, ghost, and deceive candidates all you want - if in the end you generate profit - nobody cares. Your willingness to be aggressive and profit at ALL costs determines you ability to ascend in the company hierarchy. Kindness, respect and fairness is given by many recruiters to candidates - but it is completely optional. There are for sure some caring people who try to do things right - but it is by no means an expectation of Aerotek. As a candidate - when a recruiter treats you with respect while you are not useful to them – they have afforded you this personally. There are some good people who work here to get some beginner job experience – who have a heart and try to treat others as they would wish to be treated. However, sadly they are outnumbered by sleezy, self serving, lifetime recruiters who see humans as nothing more than opportunities for their own profit. Aerotek has bullet point guiding principles related to honouring your promises and treating others with respect within the initial employee training. They are more so a slide to include on a PowerPoint than something ever practiced or enforced in office. There is 0 accountability or even awareness of how recruiters deal with candidates once you are up and running. The KPI’s are set up in a way that forces recruiters to waste peoples time unless you are Ben Afleck in The Accountant or Bradley Cooper in Limitless. Recruiters have set goals in terms of the number of conversations they must have with new candidates on a weekly basis – the number is far too high to be able to do anything with all – or even a quarter of the candidates you talk to (Finding a fitting open job, matching up expectations and completing references amongst other steps in the process can take a lot of time). They do not realistically think that you can juggle over a quarter of the NEW candidates you have to talk to on a weekly basis at once – but it is part of the process in order to have 0 excuses for missing your weekly start number. Consequentially, you end up finding a few good candidates who you can invest time into finding a job for – and then you are left to waste X amount of other candidates time to hit your weekly conversations before it starts all over again next week. Obviously its not realistic to expect to get every person you talk to a job, but the number of job discussions you are required to have is far too high – yielding to an overly high amount of leftovers/candidates who have their time completely wasted and then never receive any follow up (until they are later once again called as one of the X amount of excess conversations taken on by another recruiter). In retrospect – the candidates who are immediately sceptical on the phone that you actually have a job that you are calling them for are fairly wise. There is lots of hiring done by Aerotek yes, but the ratio of time wasting to hiring that results from the KPI’s imposed by leadership is unnecessarily high. Recruiters hate having to carry out this nonsense – but leadership could not care less about such issues… They…Only…Care…About…Profit… Recruiters are encouraged to use candidates REFERENCES as referrals for potential clients or candidates without the consent of the candidate who provided the reference contact information. This is a big violation of trust in my opinion which I would hate to have happen to myself. Some more bullet points: - Absolutely toxic and cult like culture – tow the company line or leave. You may not object or ask questions. - Relentless Micromanagement - You are made to feel as though you are easily expendable - Little concern for the well being of employees - Contractors are treated as though they are disposable - Horrible work life balance – forced to work overtime without ever any compensation. - It will keep you up at night traumatized by your goals, required actions and in office drama.

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  3. "super respectful"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    easy, friendly environment, fun to work at

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none

  4. "operations"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Operations in Toronto, PE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great atmosphere and clean environment

    Cons

    not close to public transit

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  5. "Competitive company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter 

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    great culture to work in

    Cons

    Better management could spend more time training

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  6. "Amazing working experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many many pros

    Cons

    None to mention as cons

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  7. "Great for a first job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced always learning, steady.

    Cons

    No work life balance, expected to do more and more without extra compensation

  8. "This company does not care about their employees,just the company that they place their employees in."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwright in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a pay check and that's all

    Cons

    This company bends over backwards for the company they place their employees at.When the company calls Areotek to complain about anything they will not hear what their employees has to say.This company is NOT a place anyone should work for.

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  9. "Great place to work, good pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager 

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, can be very stressful

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place to work for"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, client interaction, account skills

    Cons

    Overworked, lofty expectations, management, politics

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