Aerotek Reviews

Updated 10 May 2021

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Aerotek"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Aerotek full-time

    Pros

    People are so good here.

    Cons

    I dont know nothing is bad here

  2. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Recruiter 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Aerotek

    Pros

    Good company, great work culture

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of


  3. Helpful (712)

    "Recruiter"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aerotek full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  4. Helpful (290)

    "Difficult but character-building."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -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.

    Cons

    -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).

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family oriented culture. They have an uncanny ability at being able tie together personal and monetary goals in perfect harmony. Like yeah the point is to get placements, earn commission, but it doesn’t really feel like work, it feels like you are just making a difference in people’s lives by helping them get jobs which we are—and so at Aerotek it’s like never forget that. You just happen to get money when you do it.

    Cons

    We have a feedback culture where people are asked to deliver feedback. But honestly it doesn’t work if people aren’t open to it or willing to change. It feels like a slick way to make employees feel like they have a voice but really it’s just to get us to heed what leadership is saying when they deliver feedback. It’s some slick psychological manipulation (I say that in jest). Otherwise no complaints, people are kind, it’s a professional diverse environment, where you can create your reality and make as much as you want. The best part is they give you a great base pay for security. I love my manager, director, and peers.

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  6. "Good place to get experience, or find a temporary job if you need one immediately"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Molecular Lab Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -decent retirement benefits, above average healthcare plan -recruiters easy to contact before and after starting assignment -quick placement to assignment

    Cons

    - no PTO, only federal minimum hours for sick pay - no matching on 401k - Wages not competitive compared to role for assignments

  7. "Good Job...Ok benefits"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Contractor in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I’m a contractor. Aerotek got me a really good position.

    Cons

    There are no raises in hourly rate. There’s no PTO — if I don’t work I don’t get paid. The dental and vision insurance is inexpensive, but the medical plans are really bad. One plan is inexpensive and looks great, but has NO hospital coverage and no coverage for imaging like x-rays. It’s not ACA complaint, which it states on the plan specs. The other plan is a high deductible plan that basically only covers once yearly well check-ups (preventative). Everything else is of pocket. Basically buying catastrophe insurance.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good stepping stone- all about the numbers"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aerotek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good stepping stone for recruiting. Seemed like the coolest job at the very beginning.

    Cons

    1. Extreme Micromanagement 2. No work like balance 3. Everyone is pretty unprofessional Aerotek is a good place to start if you are completely new to recruiting but its important that everyone realizes they can do much better after they gain some experience. I dealt with a pretty unprofessional AM who constantly overworked us, cursed at us, called us names, made inappropriate jokes. I tolerated it to get the best of my recruiting experience and left the second i got a much better offer. Please be ready to constantly work. Weekends are often expected and you'll be constantly asked to work weekends and sometimes evenings. They started to change their comp toward the end of my time there, about 16 other recruiters left around the same time- including a few directors. They are all about the numbers- they talk as if they're not but at the end of the day, they don't care about anything else. Be prepared for that.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "RUN THE OTHER WAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime opportunities Lots of going out on the corporate card

    Cons

    Oh god, where do I begin... There was so much work that 10-11 hour days are a must if you want to stay on top of your work, and even then you may still be behind. Constantly understaffed, and management does NOT care Absolutely no compassion for workers and their home lives Management plays clear favorites The company does not value CSA's and they show it every day If you are not a recruiter, you may as well be invisible They will fire you for literally anything (i.e. if you're five minutes late to work) The whole office is stuck in high school (there are cliques, round the clock rumor mills, and everyone sleeps with everyone) They scam recent college grads into taking a job with them without telling them about the incredibly low pay, long hours, and abysmal benefits Someone quits on a daily basis Promotions are only given based on favoritism, not merit Nothing stays private between you and HR (don't even try to complain to HR, it will spread throughout the office like wildfire) They don't properly vet their new hires (i have had managers who were blatantly racist, sexist, xenophobic...pretty much all the phobics) And that's, not even the beginning! I can literally write a whole book about why this is an absolutely terrible company to work for, if you get an offer, PLEASE just make sure you are willing to sell your soul for them because that's what they expect

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  10. "Great and fun company with pockets of people that don't fit the culture."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity for upward movement. Access to great mentors.

    Cons

    Certain leaders are in the wrong role, stifling growth and leading to higher turnover.

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