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    "HORRIBLE"

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Great Clients, Flexible hours & Able to work from home.

    Cons

    I worked here for over a year. At first everything was great. I was learning a lot and all of my coworkers were amazing. I got along well with everyone. Slowly I guess business decisions were made and everything went down hill VERY QUICKLY. Checks were constantly late, we were always afraid if we were going to get paid or not. Slowly over time, one owed check became two and then two became three.. He made a lot... of promises and couldn't deliver and a lot of really good people were seriously in a lot of financial trouble because of him. DO NOT WORK WITH HIM, STAY AWAY. A lot of manipulation and lies..

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    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees and stop promising things that you can't deliver.

    SterlingFreeman2019-08-21

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    "Michael Sterling Still Owes Me Money. I cannot reach him. Don't use him for anything."

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

    I have been working at SterlingFreeman full-time

    Pros

    Great Team. Great Clients. Great Industry. Used to be a wonderful place to work. Not sure how intentional some/all of this was. It may have been an accident. Like a really big happy accident

    Cons

    I have been receiving late paychecks on and off for the last year and I am still owed money. How much? I'm not sure. His math and my math did not match. And he won't respond about why it does or does not. Either I do not have the correct contact information for the Managing Director or he is ignoring me. While I would like to assume that he's ignoring me...none of this can be confirmed. Clients have reached... out to me to say that they have not heard from him and that they would like their refundable deposit back. I've sent them everything I know in regards to his whereabouts; but I don't know much more than them. A client has informed me that they can no longer work with our organization because of a letter they received from the IRS that instructs them to be paid first. I have not seen the letter, but I do trust my client. A colleague has informed me that Michael has requested a loan from them. I was never formally let go or fired. Just sent inaccurate pay stubs that did not match any of the amounts received. While some coworkers and clients have heard from him, I have not. Not sure how he picks and chooses who to respond to, but it's definitely not me.

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate with clients and staff. Provide accurate documentation. It's possible that abandoning your team on a Friday morning before the busiest time of the year...was not the best exit strategy. Stop making promises that you know are false.

    SterlingFreeman2019-02-01
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    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Advisor in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule but not much else.

    Cons

    Late paychecks. Still unpaid for work done 3 months ago. Client firms are owed money too. IRS liens against owner.

    SterlingFreeman2019-01-22

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