Pros: great employees, pto is fantastic as well.
Cons: management, no growth opportunities, petty and non-transparent reviews
Typical day at work would consist of sourcing for talent and recruiting talent for many, many various client projects. Those will include professional roles at times, but the majority of those you hire will be underpaid and overqualified for seasonal or temporary jobs. You quickly learn that not all openings are the same, and as such, shouldn't be treated – more... the same. Nevertheless, management will only look at your filled positions and be sure to place corrective actions out when you don't fill positions in a set amount of days, regardless of client or market.
Management is petty. They are smart, but very micro-managing. If that's something you like, this may be the perfect job for you. This job literally feels like you need to watch your back constantly and ensure your best behavior when around management; who is catered to by those below them. If your nose doesn't like being brown, do not work here.
Co-workers are what make this place still doable. There are many great people here who all share the same vision about this company. There are no advancement opportunities within recruiting. Above recruiters are "lead recruiters" who are exactly the same, except different title and more money. There is never an opening for a "lead recruiter", instead they're chosen by management; akin to favoritism. Above "lead recruiters" you will find management for Retail and B2B teams. You will not get one of these roles, as the "lead recruiters" all attempt to acquire a spot on management, but fail when the VP or Director slide someone in a management spot who did not apply for management. In fact, the Director was placed in that spot without any chance for others to apply for it at all. The Director caters to everything the VP says and does, however if you communicate with management your dissatisfaction with processes or direction, it will not be communicated up to the VP or anyone who can affect change.
Constructive criticism is looked down upon in recruiting, as management does not like to hear that they may be doing something incorrectly. HR has even been quoted as saying they "only took management's side" when dealing with employees. If you have ever been in a management or leadership position, or of a leadership mindset, recruiting at MarketStar will not be the place for you. This is a dead end department with some of the lowest morale in the company. – less