Real Staffing Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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38 Ratings
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  • "fast-paced, long hours, competitive environment(in 7 reviews)

  • "Very much like high school with the strict hours(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Solid"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant 

    I worked at Real Staffing full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and great group

    Cons

    Better organization starting from the top

  2. "If you miss high school drama, this is the company for you!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Real Staffing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At the end of the day, a job is a job

    Cons

    Management 100% male, much harder for females to seek upper-level positions. Company culture is similar to being in high school - cliquey and filled with drama. Managers play favorites HARDCORE!

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  3. "Enjoyed working here would recommend"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at Real Staffing full-time

    Pros

    Great team support and learning

    Cons

    Recruitment is tough, long hours so need to be dedicated

  4. "Great Company, Great Culture, Huge up-side for commission"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Culture, Huge up-side for commission. If you work hard and smart this could be a very fruitful position. But it takes a certain kind of finesse and soft skills to be good at recruitment.

    Cons

    Recruitment is not for everybody, but if you are a people person and have a way with your words then this might be for you.

  5. "Sweet and Sour..."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Real Staffing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As public sector specialists you get a great opportunity to make good headway in your market. Consistent training in line with personal focuses and also in line with office and business focuses. Great opportunity for promotion, completely within your own control. Flexible working rewarded if either proven ability or after 12 months being in the business. Great strategy, they don’t have the crash and dash recruitment approach. Always have available support from team Management try to make it a fun environment to be in, sales days etc. Incentives to be won - trips abroad, lunch club etc. Commission is good - you still earn if you get s job for another team member

    Cons

    Micro managed for targets, treated sometimes like school children Behaviour that could be deemed as bullying by certain people/manager - being singled out, worked harder than others, having unrealistic targets set much higher than other people, being spoken to with no respect, being treated with no respect, double standards, clear favouritism with members of team. The nature of recruitment is that you are expected to work very long, extra unpaid hours as these are seen as a benefit to you learning and developing your market. There is no thanks for this. If you don’t do the extra hours, which are not mandatory, this might be held/used against you by management.

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  6. "Consultant"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much really. Very thin.

    Cons

    Most of the consultants are new to the industry and college grads.

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  7. "A Trap"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Real Staffing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They give you an opportunity to earn uncapped commission. Very nice office and wonderful location.

    Cons

    While giving you the opportunity to earn commission, it is structure as a pyramid scheme. The first 5-6 deals you make will yield practically nothing, about ~$200 extra at the end of the month assuming your candidates keep working. It is very cut throat so managers, coworkers really dont help you. Multiple office relationships which feels extremely weird. Very cliquey. Not professional. Very much like high school with the strict hours. You will get yelled at for being a minute late after 8:00AM. Everyone gets up at the same time to go to lunch, 12:00 sharp and you must be back by 1:00 sharp. When the bell rings at 5:00 you are free to go. Pretty terrible place.

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  8. "Unprofessional & bias place to work"

    1.0
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Real Staffing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good training which is employed on a weekly basis from your start date

    Cons

    Their values as a company contradicts how the environment is hostile and immature in reality. You cant trust managers, they're in their own little world and practise favouritism. The pay is also awful

  9. "I wish I would have listened to these reviews"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Real Staffing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Ok first job out of college - Teaches you what you don't want out of a company - view

    Cons

    - computers are from 2009 (I think this says it all) - company does not invest in employees

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  10. "Great first job in recruitment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Real Staffing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I joined here over 2 years ago as I was told they have a reputation for their training being good, definitely lived up to expectations, even had a 1-1 coach for the first year. Also given all the tools needed to do the job, database was excellent. In terms of incentives, I hit my first lunch club in 3 months of being in the business. For the holidays there are league tables for people who have been with the business for under 12 months so it's very fair for people to get on them. Also given flexible working which was good. People are lovely, everyone gets on and everyone is expected to act the same, no matter how much you're billing.

    Cons

    Can take a few months to get up and running but that's with any recruitment job.

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