Targeted Talent Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2020

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3.8
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Targeted Talent Founder/Executive Director Brent Spencer
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  1. "Flexible Encouraging Team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and ability to do the job Encouraged to try new things Given the opportunity to learn as much as you like

    Cons

    More training/structure initially would have been better

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Unethical and Disorganized"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Targeted Talent full-time

    Pros

    - Christmas break off and paid - Start-up so you wear many hats

    Cons

    - Unethical in their business approach - Don't have much of a product to sell (though they say they do) - it took them nearly a year to pinpoint what their definition of "Diversity" meant when that was their slogan from the start - they asked the entire staff to brainstorm what diversity meant and eventually found the definition in an article - The culture they were trying to create was supposed to be different from other recruitment agencies (i.e. no competing or underhanded tactics to win more on commission) but it was the same as other agencies - managers were holding jobs close to their chest unless they can't find any candidate at all then pass it down the line - They sell HR consulting services but 'drip' the information to the client so that they remain on retainer for longer and the client ends up paying more - The other two "recruitment manager" reviews are by people that have a stake in the company - so of course they're going to be 5 star reviews - They're not entirely sure how to go about consulting on HR (nobody there has the background) and they seem to draw information from other clientele handbooks (i.e. using one client's policies & procedures to advise another client) - Senior management would constantly air out their dirty launder in front of staff in what was essentially an echo-chamber - great morale booster - Also the "CEO" listed on Glassdoor is incorrect. - Their website "Our Team" page shows that they have a huge staff team, but in fact, many of those people don't work there anymore. It's been done on purpose to make their organization seem larger and more diverse than it really is because they actually went through the effort of removing some employees but keeping others

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Targeted Talent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You know what? The TT family was and is some of the best people that graced this industry. So happy to have worked with them.

    Cons

    lack of filling and ultimately billing.

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  4. "Autonomous Trusting Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Targeted Talent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Autonomous working Freedom to find your place in the company Experienced Recruiters Good Commission structure Growing list of great clients Flexible working Remote working opportunity Learn new areas of the business Consulting opportunities Collaborative working environment

    Cons

    With every startup there are bumps in the road and some struggles, but with a good work ethic you come out on top.

  5. "Culture, Flexibility and Professional Growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Targeted Talent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A dynamic, fast-paced, fast-growing startup environment where recruiters get to work on all aspects of the recruitment process. Diverse clientele, ranging from local startups to international enterprises. Good support network from colleagues and the management. Regular team building activities, everyone is friends with everyone - a friendly and sociable workplace.

    Cons

    There are more and more clients coming on board as the company scales up, recruiters must multi-task, manage and source for multiple accounts.

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