Terrible Work/Life balance with this dishonest company
Sr. Recruiter (Former Employee) – Virtual – December 3, 2013
What used to be a very good company has gone DRAMATICALLY downhill over the last 18 months. Leadership will ACTIVELY lie to employees AND clients.
They talk about things like work/life flexibility and career advancement, but the reality is that the company severely underbids new projects just to win the business and then throws the individuals into the fire with very little training or ramp up time, setting everyone up to fail. They tell everyone that the target req load is 15-20 reqs per recruiter, however, I spent over a year managing over 50 reqs and working 70-90 hours, just to keep up.
Since the acquisition of Ochre House, they seem to be looking to save money wherever they can. Several senior people within the organization have been very quietly let go and replaced with much less experienced people, or not replaced at all. They also severely reduced benefits, got rid of individual bonuses, and eliminated the cell phone reimbursement so that virtual recruiters have to pay for their own cell phone on top of their internet, as well.
Unfortunately, the outlook continues to look like more of the same. They are replacing more senior (and costly) people with cheaper and less experienced ones. If this trend continues, already terrible turnover will only get worse, as recruiters with less than 5 years of experience burn out trying to manage 35-50 reqs.