Recruiter, Lyndhurst, VA - August 7, 2017
I worked here for 5 months and I believe it was a great position for me and I enjoyed working with the RRSI team and management.
The RRSI recruiters were always upfront about the hours worked in this position and always double checked with candidates before putting them through the process as this is a requirement of the positions available through RRSI. So DON'T apply if you are not willing to work those kinds of hours, and don't after the fact complain about the hours and the demanding nature of the position if you are not willing to put in the time and effort.
It amazes me people want all the benefits, but not willing to work for them.
I loved the Mentor/Mentee program as that allowed me to meet a person from another department and someone who had been there longer than me and I was able to ask them questions or address my concerns.
I also enjoyed the laid back environment in the department I worked in. I never felt like I had to "walk on egg shells" while working, but at the same time enjoyed the deadlines, amount of work I needed to complete weekly/monthly and the relationship with my coworkers. I developed a great rapport with my manager and felt comfortable going to her with any issues.
I personally, only left because a dream position came available for me that I had been wanting for a very long time, if this position hadn't come up, I would still be working for RRSI. The experience was very rewarding and the work that they do for providing their customers quality and state of the art product will be something I carry with me throughout my career.
Now, every job is not prefect and there are things RRSI could work on:
1. I believe because they expect a 50hr work week they should offer more time off. At least 5 sick days and and at least 1-2 weeks of PTO in your first year and gradually earn time each year because people do need time to recuperate and gain their "sanity" back without the worry of having to use their personal time or lose pay. This should definitely be something management reviews for their employees because they could see a great drop in their retention rate just by providing more PTO days and sick time. A happy employee can go a long way!
2. Benefits package wasn't the greatest, but it wasn't the worst I've seen other companies offer either. So that would be left up to the candidate to determine what would fit their needs. The recruitment team is great about giving the insurance information, weekly deductions, etc. upfront if an offer is made. So definitely review for your reference when considering a position.
Management does have an open door policy, but keep in mind, come with facts and not just your opinions, complaints or excuses because as any good management will tell you, "excuses are like..." (I don't think I need to finish that.)
Bottom line, the rewards and compensation are great and you will see that reflect on your paycheck if you put in the effort.