Updated 27 May 2023
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"Opportunity to make a lot of money" (in 108 reviews)
"Great opportunity to make a lot of money at an early age" (in 101 reviews)
"Work life balance can be difficult" (in 720 reviews)
"no work life balance at aerotek" (in 253 reviews)
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Recruiter30 Oct 2015 - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people, great training, great entry level opportunity to get into recruiting and sales. If you are successful you will make more here than about anywhere else. Performing Recruiters are making $55k-$75k. Great Recruiters are making $100k+. Every large office has salespeople making $200k-$400k. Culture is 100% committed and generally cool type-A's you would want to have a beer with. The skills, drive, and sense of urgency you learn at Aerotek serve you well anywhere you may go later.
If you are just looking for a low-commitment 8-5 job while posting on social media about where you are partying that night...you will not like Aerotek. Success requires an all in approach both in work ethic and active support of the culture. That is not for everyone. There are Political Science grads 3 years out of college making $200k+, but there is a price to be paid. All the tough work comes first. If you are not up for the level of work and commitment, Aerotek is not for you. If you are, none of this is really a "con" As far a real cons go, the benefits are only OK, and finding work/life balance is pretty difficult.
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Difficult but character-building.3 Nov 2017 - Recruiter in Seattle, WARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-The main thing that made my time at Aerotek so valuable was the absolutely awesome group of Recruiters and Account Managers. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed getting to know all of my coworkers; I'd be hard-pressed to pin down a single person in "The Pit" that I wouldn't feel comfortable approaching for any help, whether it be regarding work, or personal life. -The high intensity work environment really pushed me to be the best I could be. The (VERY) high feedback culture is definitely not for everybody, but if you are the type of person that wants to improve at the fastest rate possible through direct confrontation, this is a great place to get yourself kicked into gear. -Lots of perks including snacks/coffee in the office, free lunches when you meet with contractors/candidates, and an occasional office bonding trip somewhere in town.
-This was my first job out of college, so to be fair, I don't have any previous experience to base things on. However, I can say that for me personally, the hours were the toughest part of the job. 12-hour days were common, giving me no time to have any sort of social life outside of the office during the week. -"Process" of firing employees (see below).Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Toxic, Favoritism, No work life balance23 May 2023 - RecruiterRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
You get to meet SOME great people. Pay can be ok if you get into an industry that has a lot of business.
No work from home flexibility, Fraternity type of environment. Managers sleeping with subordinates and HR not doing anything about it. Directors family members working directly under them seems like conflict of interest. Somehow they want you to perform but when there is no business, its kind of hard to do so. They lose Account Managers to the competition because the salary, benefits, commission is subpar. If you have kids or significant other, kiss that time with them good bye. They want you in the office from 7am-7pm and those that do, they are just messing around. To get promoted here, you have to kiss the ring. Stay Away!!!Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Good culture which hides everything else24 Mar 2023 - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Aerotek has great people, it is a place where you will meet some all time friends. They expense a lot of things which is very nice and have a good PTO structure (but question you when you take your PTO)
Aerotek is a performance base company with a “commission structure” the commission is little to none until you are a top performer which there aren’t many of. You feel as if you are working for nothing most of the time. The politics are unreal. There will be managers that you never see that work fully remote that don’t train their employees or help, then when there recruiters get fired it’s not on them at all or the fact that they are not around to help these individuals grow only virtually. Which doesn’t work. A lot of friends and family, very political. You will not see one person retire with aerotek in your time there it is a stepping stone for many. If you do it right there is a lot of money to be made but that’s for the 5-10% of people that work there. Great people, crappy commission structure. You will never see someone in sales or recruiters retire with the company, I wonder why?Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Toxic, unhealthy, inappropriate environment25 Apr 2023 - Recruiter in San Jose, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
You make lifelong friends (mostly because you are all being mistreated and overworked unhealthily all together and you bond over that). Great introductory training.
Everyone there is a walking HR violation. They pry into your personal life to use your personal story against you. They question you as a human being and someone is always crying there. The Account Managers go out and secretly drink while the Recruiters slave away. The company is filled with cheating wives, husbands, boyfriends, and girlfriends. You watch infidelity happen all the time. You are expected to work serious over time without appropriate compensation. You are expected to work on lunch breaks illegally. They are extremely manipulative and going in-house to work in Big Tech was the best decision. Some people stay for the fun, but the ones who are aware of how toxic the cycle is and how it not only impacts your professional life, but your personal life, are smart enough to leave. So much bad, they had to rebrand to where they no longer call themselves Aerotek.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Aerotek Validation Engineer23 May 2023 - Validation Engineer in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Aerotek can help you land contract medical device roles that can potentially turn into a full time hire. Exposure to medical device companies. How to inspect and validate inspection and manufacturing equipment.
Working for most contractors you will pay more for insurance, and no 401k match. Also understand the job description and your day to day duties. My experience with these positions has mostly been technical writing(IQ OQ PQ).
- Former Employee★★★★★
Aerotek27 May 2023 - Business Operations Specialist in Tempe, AZRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Highly recommended to anyone as a career
A lot of responsibilities to handle, so be prepared
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Honest Review - Good and Bad10 May 2023 - Recruiter in Charleston, SCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
They will accept you right out of college without any previous recruiting experience. I met some great people while working with who I will never forget. You receive base salary, commission and benefits.
Work life balance - 10 hour days at the office starring at a computer all day really drained my mental health. Contractors would call after hours and there was constant stress to meet goals. Management style - For the first 90 days, you truly feel like you are being hazed. The managers will push you to your limits to try to reach goals and show your dedication to the job. I felt as though the leadership did not see any value in employees unless they had a high spread number every week. Recruiting - you will speak with some of the best and worst people on the phones. I have had to take full blame for situations that were out of my control such as a candidate not passing a drug test, background check or not showing up to work on time. I have also had to tell candidates that they are being fired for no reason at all. There were a few good memories from recruiting, but honestly most of them were bad.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Harsh environment, low morale4 May 2023 - Recruiter in Baltimore, MDRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Possibility to make a lot of money
You can expect to make about $50k your first year. After that, your compensation depends entirely on the business that the account managers bring in and the (un)reliability of the candidates. Even when business is slow, you are expected to hit certain metrics, which is ultimately out of your control… and don’t expect to get a promotion. Benefits are poor and expensive. 401k match is dreadful (they want you to choose company stock over a traditional retirement plan). The work/life balance is okay, but you’re expected to work 50+ hours/week and take calls whenever a client has issues.
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great place to start but not long term26 May 2023 - Recruiter in Parsippany, NJRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Training, structure, culture, you could make a lot of money
Long hours and burn out
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Aerotek has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 7,735 reviews left anonymously by employees. 58% of employees would recommend working at Aerotek to a friend and 54% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
58% of Aerotek employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Aerotek 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.