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Aerotek Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2017
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Aerotek President & CEO Todd Mohr
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Pros
  • You can make a lot of money with the base salary (in 49 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 48 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance was a struggle based on expectations (in 280 reviews)

  • One of the biggest cons of working at Aerotek was the fact there really was no work-life balance (in 99 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The people are invested in each others success
    - Opportunity is rewarded based on the effort you put in, you are in control of your own success
    - Salary + commission, big earning potential, no cap on commission
    - Training provided

    Cons

    - If you don't have top notch time management, you could end up working a lot of hours.
    - Until recently, the salary did not attract people with previous professional/sales experience, and there was a lot of turnover because people were joining the company never having worked in a corporate environment.

    Advice to Management

    - Don't take chances when hiring staff - go through a longer hiring process/promotion process to make sure the right person is joining.
    - Training on how to manage your day, time, team should be provided to newly promoted account managers in addition to sales training.
    - Continue talking about the balance available - people don't ask so they don't know.


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

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    • 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A nightmare learning experience."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


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  5. "BCSR"

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    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


  6. Helpful (5)

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

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Former Recruiter"

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    • 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


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Sourcer"

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    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Good life discount gym discount was the biggest pro here.. What I thought was a pro was being on your own for months at an end, but you are expected to reach out to senior leaders (aka account managers) even if you feel you are okay doing just fine. I can't actually think of any PROS except that the account managers literally don't have to do any work. Half the office was on their phones playing Pokemon GO when I was there in the summer.

    Cons

    micro management, lack of development, co-dependence, incompetency, lack of work ethic, disorganization, arrogant leaders, unintelligent.

    They take any distance as a sign of arrogance and lack of communication. It's recruiting, not rocket science-these people that have been there for years on end literally doing nothing for the company. They consistently fool around during the day, take hours off for lunch and play golf in the office. Sounds chill, but too chill. There was literally no motivation amongst the ranks any sign of work ethic was just going against the grain. Worst internship I have ever done. Luckily I am going back to school, so I won't have to come back to this office.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act, command the respect of your inferiors stop asking for it politely.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Long term company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coming in the door the base salary is 70,000 which is attractive for people with a few years of sales experience. Upbeat, encouraging culture full of growth opportunity.

    Cons

    This job regardless of what company you work for requires you to work hard. Aerotek will push you to be the best version of yourself and continuously improve. If you don't like this you wont enjoy the company. If you do like it then you will thrive.


  10. "Fantastic Company to Grow With"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best part about working at Aerotek is the constant development that you receive from your direct team and management. There are so many resources available that any questions or concerns can be addressed by someone who has experienced it first hand. The compensation also rewards people who want to put in the hard work and compete to be the best of the best.

    Cons

    The hours are long, but like in any company if you want to advance you need to put in the extra effort and time.


  11. "Aerotek - Compensation Change"

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Aerotek is a great place to work. They invest heavily in developing the employees. A great culture that fosters growth and is all about team development.

    Cons

    They used to have a solid base salary with commission however they have just released a new compensation structure effective as of August. 50K base + an additional 20K for the cost of labor in the Vancouver market = 70k for a new recruiter that meets the 13 week training.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


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