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jkenneth in Dulles, Virginia

90 months ago

I have found that 99.9% of the head hunters who advertise or contact me have no idea of what goes on in the construction industry,in particular
heavy/highway-civil.The salaries they so proudly propose are a joke and
entry level at best.How can they want 20 years experience and not know
the value of the position.
I have only dealt with one person who accually came from the business and understands the value of his placements.He also happens to be a PE.

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Edward in Louisville, Colorado

90 months ago

As a former Aerotek contract employee, I have some experience with that company. Even during more prosperous times of the 1990's, that company did not provide engineers with competitive pay. Obviously Aerotek has always required a "large cut" for administrative costs. Over the past fifteen years, the recruiters at the Denver office have sustained an unusually high attrition rate. The present recruiting staff of Katherine No. 1 & 2, Julie, Tatum, Rachel, Megan, Desiree, Anne, Jill, and Sara have managed to retain their positions for an unusually long duration.

It is questionable if this staff of nine young women would be able to discern a torque wrench from an oscilloscope. However, they have been placed in positions to recruit technical workers. Perhaps that is one reason why that office constantly advertises for the same positions week after week, month after month, etc. The engineers seeking employment in Colorado provide a vast array of education and experience for the staff at Aerotek to choose from. Therefore it is peculiar that these "recruiting specialists" are not able to find a suitable applicants for the client companies.

My patience with Aerotek simply ran out after dealing with them for several years. Often when I was well qualified for the positions applied for, the staff at Aerotek simply IGNORED my applications and telephone follow-up contacts.

As for communication, each time an applicant contacts Aerotek, the recruiter makes a computer entry for the company record. If at any time a recruiter makes an unfavorable comment (justified or not) about the applicant, that comment stays in the Aerotek data systems for decades! Therefore, an applicant would be well advised to NEVER get on the bad side of ANY Aerotek recruiter, as they obviously do not lack self esteem.

When reviewing employment advertisements, this engineer does not bother to respond to ANY advertisement placed by Aerotek. It would be a good idea for indeed.com to decl

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ann in Washington, District of Columbia

90 months ago

I applied with this company. They called me for an interview and no other actions happened toward the position I applied for. Many of these companys are full of jokes, and bologna.

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thomas foster

89 months ago

Doug Plucker said: Just another piece of crap recruiting company.
You can apply for a position with this company for which you are extraordinarily well-qualified, and you will NEVER hear back from the company. You will, however, continue to see the same position advertised by them, week after week, month after month, for a year or more after you have applied.
I wish Indeed.com had some kind of filter that could be turned on to knock out ads by these clowns.
Absoultly, this positiion continues to be advertised, and i have applied more than once and a single phone call or email.

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Bob in Austin, Texas

89 months ago

If you are unhappy viewing the Aerotek placement ads, just go into Advanced Search mode on Indeed.com and enter the name of the firm you wish to delete in the "None of these firms" box. I personally avoid going through Aerotek, CyberCoders and Didre Moire ads and often cut down on these BS placements ads by 30-40%.

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Timothy L. Blackmon, PSM in Vero Beach, Florida

88 months ago

I apllied for a job that I was qualified for. I've had a Professional License for 16 years and have 15 to go before retirement. They called me in MINUTES, talked for 30 minutes, promised 3 or 4 interviews within a week etc. I then NEVER heard back until about a week later; then it was an urgent email to call as a firm really wanted to talk to me. I responded that I was available anytime, and now have heard nothing from them for 3 weeks. I applied for another (non-aerotek) job, was contacted by another smaller, privately owned\operated jobfinder who found me 4 interviews and I got a nice job with a stable long term company paying $5k MORE than I was asking for, (and a 10% matching 401k) IN 10 DAYS. Just my personal experience.

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nikki in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts

88 months ago

Let's try to stick to facts and useful suggestions, rather than personal
baggage over not getting the job at hand.

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Eric in Nashville, Tennessee

88 months ago

I am an engineer in the job market and thought I would give Aerotek a try since they have so many engineering jobs posted. What a complete waste of my time. I don't understand how they stay in business.

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Arthur Chance

88 months ago

Gosh Eric, I don't know what the problem could be. I have posted my resume with Aerotek and responded to a number of their ads and had great success. Maybe its your resume or work experience that prospective employers find to be, less than appealing. Don't know. Have you considered moving from Nashville into a real job market.?
Govchance
Houston, TX.

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Eric in Nashville, Tennessee

88 months ago

Gosh Arthur, I think you are an Aerotek employee. What kind of engineer are you? If you are working now, why are you responding to these comments?

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Arthur Chance

88 months ago

No Eric, I am not an Aerotek employee. In fact I work full time as a Project Manager for a Transportation Company in Houston. I was unemployed for a period of time in late 2005 (due to new management and a change in "management style"). I registered with Aerotek and several other head hunter companies and immediatly began receiving offers from all parts of the country. I did end up taking a temp position ( with Aerotek ) out of their Dallas/Ft. Worth office. The position payed above average wages, lots of overtime and a very liberal per diem benefit.At that time there was a huge demand for work, due in large part to the Kathrina mess. I did receive quite a few offers from Aerotek and other companies. In fact to this day its not unusual to receive 2-3 inquiries a month from the resumes I had out during that period of time, including from Aerotek. My old company hired me back almost one year ago and I have been gainfully employed ever since. I was lucky there. Two things Itook away from that whole experience. One, and this comes from speaking from a number of employer sources, is that there is great numbers of bulls*** resumes out there. That is why many of these companies utilyze firms like Aerotek,to weed out the unqualified. Also, no. two is that ther is an incredible amount of work out there, if a person wants to work bad enough. It may not be in your neighborhood, you may have to relocate, at least temporarily. I left family and went to Oklahoma and then to No. California for several months. But the work is out there for those that are qualified and willing to be flexible.

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Eric in Nashville, Tennessee

88 months ago

Gosh again Arthur, it doesn't sound like you are an engineer, so maybe we are talking apples and oranges. I would suggest you listen to what engineers are posting about using Aerotek. Maybe Aerotek should quit posting engineering positions that don't exist and stick to your kind of work where there are a lot of jobs available.

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eddie watts in Bensenville, Illinois

88 months ago

Its obvious Mr. Chance is an Aerotek Stooge....

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Eric in Nashville, Tennessee

88 months ago

Gosh, one last time Arthur,

I think Eddie just sees how much time you are spending in this "Indeed.com" forum writing about regional job markets, resumes, and employer strategies...does sound a bit supspicious. I hope you are not working today since your employer can easily track the time you are spending on this internet job board and will think you are looking for another job.

Anyway, when Aerotek advertises jobs as open when they are not available, it borders on false advertising. Legal or not, it shows a lack of professionalism on their part. Aerotek is a sales company who gets a commission when they make a sale. Guess who ultimately pays their commission?

I'm glad they helped you, but I don't have any more time to waste with them.

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AJ in Hampton, Virginia

88 months ago

Aeroteck Sucks. Plain and Simple. My Fiance works in the Environmental field (Management level) is well enough qualified (16 yrs) has put his resume in to the same jobs over and over and nothing. No call, no response, no nothing. He calls them, they say let me see what we can do for you - and then never hears back. They NEVER respond to resumes be put in for a job online. They post the SAME damn jobs over and over - Since DECEMBER. I finally said don't waste your time. They must have some quota they have to fill in regards to job postings.

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Audrey (Host) in Austin, Texas

88 months ago

nikki said: Let's try to stick to facts and useful suggestions, rather than personal
baggage over not getting the job at hand.

Thanks for your post!
Please refrain from personal attacks in our Forums.

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Eric in Nashville, Tennessee

88 months ago

Audrey,

I don't consider my comments a personal attack on your associate Arthur, but I do consider them an attack on your company for misrepresenting the product they are selling (i.e. jobs). There is a pattern evident of Aerotek misleading engineering job candidates about the availability of jobs. Again, I think it falls in the class of false advertising and could be slightly illegal. You may not take this seriously, but people trying to get jobs through your company do.

After my experience with your company, I have decided to do what you do which is to contact the companies directly. This may be the old fashioned way, but it is a lot less frustrating and my new salary won't have to include your commission (which I wouldn't mind paying if you would have found me a job). I fail to see what service you actually provide.

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Eric in Nashville, Tennessee

88 months ago

Sorry Arthur,

I didn't accuse you of not being an engineer, you just said you were a transportation manager of some sort...does that mean dispatcher or dock loader...you haven't said? It just seems that with all of your time being spent on the internet, it seems odd. The firms I have worked for would be questioning my time spent on this job board. If you were an engineer, you would be busy working.

Like I said before, Aerotek is just a bunch of salesman who probably should be selling shoes instead of jobs. At least they would have the shoes in the back room to sell. I have found better results in contacting employers directly. I decided to do this and save the 20% commission you guys get and it is a lot less frustrating.

I am not sure why Aerotek is in business. When people find out they can do everything you do, why would they want to pay you for doing very little work.

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Audrey (Host) in Austin, Texas

88 months ago

Eric said: Audrey,
I don't consider my comments a personal attack on your associate Arthur, but I do consider them an attack on your company for misrepresenting the product they are selling (i.e. jobs). There is a pattern evident of Aerotek misleading engineering job candidates about the availability of jobs. Again, I think it falls in the class of false advertising and could be slightly illegal. You may not take this seriously, but people trying to get jobs through your company do.
After my experience with your company, I have decided to do what you do which is to contact the companies directly. This may be the old fashioned way, but it is a lot less frustrating and my new salary won't have to include your commission (which I wouldn't mind paying if you would have found me a job). I fail to see what service you actually provide.

I work for Indeed, the job search engine who hosts these forums, which you can see in my profile. When you address someone by name repeatedly in a negative tone and accuse them of things that they are not, that is most definitely a personal attack.

Please help us foster a professional environment to discuss these important issues by refraining from this behavior in the future.

Thank you!

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sabrina in Liberty Lake, Washington

88 months ago

Doug Plucker said: Just another piece of crap recruiting company.
You can apply for a position with this company for which you are extraordinarily well-qualified, and you will NEVER hear back from the company. You will, however, continue to see the same position advertised by them, week after week, month after month, for a year or more after you have applied.
I wish Indeed.com had some kind of filter that could be turned on to knock out ads by these clowns.

Totally agreed. Have had the same experience over and over again. The other company is Kelly Scientific that have multiple entry level positions in NV,AZ, UT and never got back to me. This is just weird. Good luck with a job!!!

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AJ in Norfolk, Virginia

88 months ago

Sabrina. You nailed it. KELLY SCIENTIFIC is another one that continually posts the same job month after month after month which one can be overbearingly qualified and NEVER a call back or acknowledgement. Same crap company.

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eddie watts in Melrose Park, Illinois

88 months ago

True, Aerotek is a joke. Their professionalism in dealing with potential employment candidates is appalling. They do not return your phone calls or show any respect whatsoever. But if they want to place you in some job that you have no interest in they will harass you via telephone and email for weeks and try to guilt trip you. However, they certainly inspire an entertaining comment page. You guys are great!

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Bill in Jonesboro, Georgia

88 months ago

I'm an engineer and manager and have hired over 150 engineers in the past 3 years. I won't do business with Aerotek but do use recruiters and headhunters on a regular basis. Simply put - Aerotek just does a poor job: From coast to coast. Aerotek does not represent their candidates well and they don't advocate for their client companies well. To individuals on this forum: There are reputable recruitment firms that work hard for good candidates and whose client companies respect the services that are provided. It's worth your time to find a good engineering recruiting company that's within your industry of interest. I won't hesitate to pay up to 35% for a good candidate that fits the need. Just like there are really good and really bad engineers out there - same with recruiters.

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Jody A. in Chicago, Illinois

88 months ago

I am Jody . I am good recruiter. You know it!! I place you good in company. Is my Job. I good, so very very good.

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Eric in Nashville, Tennessee

87 months ago

The post above really says it all.

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Michelle in Baltimore, MD in Baltimore, Maryland

87 months ago

I have mixed feelings about Aerotek. Upon first moving to Baltimore, I noticed that there were tons of Environmental jobs listed with them and their sister company Allegis. I'm trained in ArcGIS, Microstation 7 & 8 (including 3D), and AutoCAD. I have two college degrees and project management experience. I've worked for the Federal and State governments. Why in the world couldn't this company find me a job? Better yet, why is the job that they found me in the banking industry recruiting tellers? I took the position, because it payed $1K/week, but it was mindnumbingly dull and I lasted just over 7 months there. Finally, I found something on my own that I love, but it's not full time, which brings me back to indeed. I found out that a friend here works for them, in their upper management, and told me how they get complaints all the time about their recruiters. How are they still a functioning company? Is it because that guy who owns the Redskins is their owner as well?

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Sonia in Norfolk, Virginia

86 months ago

Aerotek. Same ads over and over for a year now! Never return phone calls. Lie and say they will get back to you.

The most unprofessional @ssholes around.

Avoid ALL NJ & VA Aerotek agencies.. I have spoken with almost every person from every ad listing from both locations and guess what? Same c#rap comes out of each of their mouths.

I'd also rank Kelly Services close to Aerotek.

But Aerotek takes the cake. They are inconsiderate, maligning, and play this game .. mind you almost 92% of their postings do not EVEN EXIST! They repeat the SAME *nonexistent ads for over a year now!

Aerotek s#ucks and I will shout it til I am blue in the face.

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Darryl in Glendale, Arizona

86 months ago

Sonia in Norfolk, Virginia said: Aerotek. Same ads over and over for a year now! Never return phone calls. Lie and say they will get back to you.

The most unprofessional @ssholes around.

Avoid ALL NJ & VA Aerotek agencies.. I have spoken with almost every person from every ad listing from both locations and guess what? Same c#rap comes out of each of their mouths.

I'd also rank Kelly Services close to Aerotek.

But Aerotek takes the cake. They are inconsiderate, maligning, and play this game .. mind you almost 92% of their postings do not EVEN EXIST! They repeat the SAME *nonexistent ads for over a year now!

Aerotek s#ucks and I will shout it til I am blue in the face.

I am thinking that it isn't just Aerotek. Recruiting firms post jobs they simply do not have. They have templates for different types of jobs and post them every month. They get you to come in for an interview with their staff. Then they have you as their "client". They will ask you if you are interested in a particular job you saw on your own, they will try to "represent" you so that they can get their commission.

In my opinion, Recruiters are like Telemarketers.

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neil in Amf Ohare, Illinois

86 months ago

wow - am I glad I read through all these before ever contacting Aerotek, not that they had a job in chicago that iterested me in the first place! But was just looking at the industry nationwide. I am only a lowly survey cad tech with 18 years expierience and have never found any difficulty holding or finding a new job the old fasion way. (thank god for that)Good luck to all you that are serious about working for a living - it's more than we can say for what Aerotek seems to be offering. my general concensus is STAY CLEAR!!!

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Joe "Very Happy With Aerotek" Tampa, FL in Tampa, Florida

86 months ago

I have actually had a great deal of success with Aerotek. 8 months ago, they matched me up with my dream job. Since that time, they have found jobs for 3 other professionals that I recommended to them (1 Civil Engineer, 1 Business Development Manager, and 1 Manufacturing Engineer). Before I applied to Aerotek, I actually did some research on them and was able to find a quick fact document that explained their company. The info is probably out of date, but I will provide it in another post. They must be doing something right.

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frustrated in Cabot, Arkansas

86 months ago

Those DO seem to be the facts you id#@& or they probably wouldn't be complaining about this company!!!

nikki in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts said: Let's try to stick to facts and useful suggestions, rather than personal
baggage over not getting the job at hand.

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LW in Everett, Washington

86 months ago

so.. i hear the complaints.. but since i just graduated from college with a BS in chemistry, I feel like a lot of employers in my area [seattle] are looking for chemists with years and years of experience...Aerotek was the first one I came across that posted jobs [in california] that doesn't seem to require 3-5 years of experience and experience in this and that and everything that I DONT have experience in.

So my question is...
since I dont have much experience anyway, wouldn't Aerotek be a good place to gain that experience [before going off to grad school] in the field even though apparently most of you think Aerotek stinks?

if not, then where could i start that is willing to train an unexperienced graduate?

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MM

85 months ago

The word is inexperienced. There are many quality companies willing to hire entry level, associate and first year candidates. Maybe you're not using the right search criteria.

LW in Everett, Washington said: so.. i hear the complaints.. but since i just graduated from college with a BS in chemistry, I feel like a lot of employers in my area [seattle] are looking for chemists with years and years of experience...Aerotek was the first one I came across that posted jobs [in california] that doesn't seem to require 3-5 years of experience and experience in this and that and everything that I DONT have experience in.

So my question is...
since I dont have much experience anyway, wouldn't Aerotek be a good place to gain that experience [before going off to grad school] in the field even though apparently most of you think Aerotek stinks?

if not, then where could i start that is willing to train an unexperienced graduate?

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Greg Le Noue in Mission Viejo, California

85 months ago

Wow! just came across this thread and really dont know what to say?

I have been "privately" recruiting for years and have had past associates (recruiters & candidates) working for Aerotek leave them for some of the exact same complaints I am reading. With all good experience will come bad experience.

It sounds to me that the "bad experience folks" should have looked at using additional resources much sooner and the "good experience folks", just GOT LUCKY.

Nothing more, nothing less.

The unfortunate part about Areotek now-a-days (based on Joe's rant from Tampa,FL.),is that 'quantity over quality' becomes the norm in a firm that size. They have so many people, trying to do so many things, that they fail to realize we(recruiters) are dealing with real peoples careers here.

In my opinion, a one-on-one approach is best when dealing with someones career options; not whoring out a resume and hoping a client expresses interest.

Rememeber folks, bigger does not always mean better.

If you submit a resume to a firm, they should within that work week call or e-mail you to say, "Yes, I may be able to help you" or "Sorry, I dont think I can." How hard is that? No one gets hurt; no one gets upset; no one feels ignored.

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Joseph Aceves in Kansas City, Missouri

85 months ago

After reading all of these comments, I'm truly in awe for all of these comments fit Aerotek here in Kansas City, Missouri

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Int Williams in Richmond, Virginia

82 months ago

On Friday I received a call from a recruiter from AeroTeck, located in Short Pump, RichmondVirginia. Wanted to sign me on to a bank which is dissolving its department and relocating there offices to St, Luis, I found it strange that they could find me a job for this company, but stranger was he was hard negotiating salary way below my min. asking and stressed that my asking salary could not be compared with salaries in Richmond, as I relocated from Miami to Richmond. I called back and said no to interviewing with their office for the job, but they still wanted me to come in and interview with them so they would be able to refer me to other companies that would be suitable for my asking salary. Could any of you folks who have had past experiences with Aeroteck, Richmond give me some sincere advice if I should even go and meet with them. The info I read on the site about them mass sending your resume to companies and therefore blocking any chance you had with the company, seems... did you sign a contract with Aeroteck and therefore the searching companies would have to pay aeroteck if they hired you? Please any information would be great.

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Int Williams in Richmond, Virginia

82 months ago

Sonia in Norfolk, Virginia said: Aerotek. Same ads over and over for a year now! Never return phone calls. Lie and say they will get back to you.

The most unprofessional @ssholes around.

Avoid ALL NJ & VA Aerotek agencies.. I have spoken with almost every person from every ad listing from both locations and guess what? Same c#rap comes out of each of their mouths.

I'd also rank Kelly Services close to Aerotek.

But Aerotek takes the cake. They are inconsiderate, maligning, and play this game .. mind you almost 92% of their postings do not EVEN EXIST! They repeat the SAME *nonexistent ads for over a year now!

Aerotek Hmmmmm.
I see from the above comments, that you would not recommend them, I have an agent from their Short Pump office in Richmond,VA calling me to come to do an interview, after I decline interviewing for a position with a bank that clearly is downsizing and relocating to St, Louis yet he wanted to come in the same day to interview so the process could start and have me interview with them... go figure. Moreso I gave my minium salary asking and he proceed to negotiate that my asking was not comparable to what Richmond pays for a position like that eventhough I recently relocated from Miami. Please give me more information about them. Monday is the interview...

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Randyv in Las Vegas, Nevada

82 months ago

I too have used Aerotek to no avail. As one person stated earlier they post the same damn jobs over and over. I've called their offices and gone in to meet them in person. They said my qualifications look excellent and they'll be in touch. NOT!

Today I'm going rattle their cage a little. I'm going to inquire on some jobs they have posted (same old ones they've had listed forever) and also let them know that I've been reading some very poor comments on the internet about their operations. Maybe that will get results. If not I won't bother with them anymore.

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Gabrielle Dunham in Kansas City, Missouri

80 months ago

Int Williams in Richmond, Virginia said: On Friday I received a call from a recruiter from AeroTeck, located in Short Pump, RichmondVirginia. Wanted to sign me on to a bank which is dissolving its department and relocating there offices to St, Luis, I found it strange that they could find me a job for this company, but stranger was he was hard negotiating salary way below my min. asking and stressed that my asking salary could not be compared with salaries in Richmond, as I relocated from Miami to Richmond. I called back and said no to interviewing with their office for the job, but they still wanted me to come in and interview with them so they would be able to refer me to other companies that would be suitable for my asking salary. Could any of you folks who have had past experiences with Aeroteck, Richmond give me some sincere advice if I should even go and meet with them. The info I read on the site about them mass sending your resume to companies and therefore blocking any chance you had with the company, seems... did you sign a contract with Aeroteck and therefore the searching companies would have to pay aeroteck if they hired you? Please any information would be great.

If you get hired for 10 an hour Aerotek makes 18 per hour.. You have to sign a contract with them and none of the positions a perm.. Just contract to hire if the employer likes you then in most cases if they like you and keep you perm the employers pays the staffing agency 20% of your yearly salary called a finders fees which in means puts your pay down they wont pay you what you are worth.

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Joe T in Weehawken, New Jersey

79 months ago

I suspect that Mr. Chance works for Aerotek.

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Sonia P in Sugar Land, Texas

77 months ago

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If you are an engineer and looking for a career move, We at RAS Global are very eager to assist you and we promise to provide a focussed and personalized search on your behalf . Email us at sonia@rasglobalus.com

Thank you

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virgil yancey in Memphis, Tennessee

77 months ago

Aerotek gives me the impression that they think their personnel are disposable like batteries. If you look over the internet, Aerotek, has a disgusting track record, i do not see how they stay in business as well.

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InYourSightez in California

76 months ago

Int Williams in Richmond, Virginia said:

Goodness! It seems all Aeroek branches are terrible. Had the same feeling and experience in the West Coast branches. They are unprofessional and unfriendly. Top management employees are the same- They'll have you in tears!

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InYourSightez in California

76 months ago

Sonia in Norfolk, Virginia said: Aerotek. Same ads over and over for a year now! Never return phone calls. Lie and say they will get back to you.

The most unprofessional @ssholes around.

Avoid ALL NJ & VA Aerotek agencies.. I have spoken with almost every person from every ad listing from both locations and guess what? Same c#rap comes out of each of their mouths.

I'd also rank Kelly Services close to Aerotek.

But Aerotek takes the cake. They are inconsiderate, maligning, and play this game .. mind you almost 92% of their postings do not EVEN EXIST! They repeat the SAME *nonexistent ads for over a year now!

Aerotek s#ucks and I will shout it til I am blue in the face.

I agree. The San Jose Aerotek is inconsiderate and maligning. There needs to be a staffing company who could make that company functional.

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Ali D in sterling, Virginia

75 months ago

OK.. thank you for your in depth reply. HOWEVER, why is it that AEROTEK places the same ads over and over every other day for a specific position? I have noticed for OVER a year- one particular job gets listed constantly. I have applied (Well qualified) to this position for about 4 months STRAIGHT. I finally gave up and called it a day- but not before I cursed Aerotek for pieces for such bogus postings. They want to PAD their files with candidates by AMAZINGLY having every single type of job "available" for them to post. There is one job that (without getting specific) that is in the "engineering" field and they have a job in Northern VA posted (for well over a year) that says they "have 2 openings" etc etc... this ad is ONE example of their faults. Aerotek is a piece of junk and therefore -this is WHY you have all of us complaining about them. They can take their "faux" ads and stick them where the sun don't shine.

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John in Hanover, Maryland

75 months ago

I certainly cant speak on behalf of whomever has that posting up. I would suggest you call that recruiter directly and ask him/her personally. I can understand your frustration when it comes to something like that, and I cant give you a calming answer.

The only thing I can tell you is that companies that Aerotek works with put a lot of pressure on them to fill open positions. It is a very competitive industry and quality of candidates as well as turnaround time on an open position are of the utmost importance.

I dont think that they "pad" thier files, but they do most definately take a pro-active approach on quality candidates. If yuo are a quality candidate, but there is no position available they will most definately keep you available for future openings.

Another problem with the postings is...lets say a recruiter gets a position on a Monday, puts up a posting online on a Monday and then fills the position on that Wednesday. The posting will stay available on certain jobsites for much longer than it should have. That is not the recruiter who is doing that, it is the particular jobsite that keeps it posted.

You really need to get a grasp on how certain jobsites work, and it is often not the recruiters/Aerotek's fault at all.

I do understand how that can be frustrating, and although I dont work for them anymore I do feel sense of pride that when I worked thier, I was honest to my candidates and did everything in my power to do the right thing. Most Aerotek recruiters also have those same values.

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Dwight and Still out of work in Lakewood, Ohio

75 months ago

This may just be my experience with Aerotek, but I have been looking for any sort of archtectural CAd position. I have 15 years experience with it, and ALMOST every position they advertise for is entry or junior level. So my feeling is, they charge the potential employer 26 to 30 dollars an hour, so if they only pay 11-13 an hours, they make almost the same amount you as a contractor bring in for them. I also have worked with the likes of Manpower and for the same $26-30/hr, they are willing to give you 21 or more an hour. You may ask, how do I KNOW what they are charging the employer? Simple, I had a position thru Manpower for over 2 1/2 years and had it in good with the payroll accountant, sooooo I know for a fact, at least in my experience, they were being charged 1200 a week.

As far as Mr. Chance goes, he/she is in fact an Aerotek recruiter. I don't know that for a fact, but it is kind of funny that he/she is the only one posting a positive account with Aerotek.

So, my opinion is as follows, contact corporate at 800-237-6835, and file a greivance about your local branch and if that doesn't work, make a post on here and build up enough people to at least threaten a class action suit against them and try to put them out of business.

Again JUST an opinion.

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John in Hanover, Maryland

75 months ago

Of course there is always a mark-up on positions. But the staffing companies dont just make the same amount of money as the employee.

Staffing companies incurr all types of costs related to unemployment, workers comp, federal and state taxes as well as all other overhead associated with running a company. Not to mention the cost of drug and background checks, relocation expenses...much much more.

As far as pay rates go, the client that the staffing company works with always designates the pay rate. So if you feel that you recieved a lower paying offer...it is on the client, not the staffing company.

I am not trying to prove anyone wrong, but maybe if I can educate some of you on how the industry works you wont be so bitter about not getting what you want.

Once again I re-iterate...STAFFING COMPANIES MAKE MONEY BY PUTTING YOU TO WORK, SO IF YOU DIDNT GET A JOB...THE OPPORTUNITY MOST LIKELY WASNT THE BEST FIT ANYWAY.

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Zoe Stein in Somewhere

74 months ago

I recently left Aerotek, where I was a recruiting manager and I never bothered to do research on the company or find out what our clients were saying about us before I left. I wish that I had! I left Aerotek because I did not agree with their business practices and I did not like the environment. I was in another recruiting company prior to Aerotek and I can honestly say that they are not all bad. I want you all to know that part of the reason that Aerotek recruiters are so bad is because they are overworked, underpaid, and there are few mentors for new recruiters to learn from because they cannot keep good employees. Aerotek and staffing companies like Aerotek are sales driven companies not recruiting companies. How many of you were asked where you were a contractors versus full time employees? How many of you were asked who your managers were in these contracting positions? Do recruiters post fake ads? Of course! The recruiters are told that they have to have 10 leads (companies and hiring managers who use contracting firms) and they have to set 1 meeting (usually off of a reference). Aerotek will not let young, recent college graduates, learn the recruiting side of the business they are merely breeding the next group of sales people. Recruiters in the company are seen as second class citizens and there are no career paths for the people who are just good recruiters. Those people are pushed out and forced to seek opportunities at companies who value recruiters. Fortunately I knew better because I started in corporate recruiting and worked for a recruiter who was in the industry for 20+ years. When I started at Aerotek I was only in the industry for 1.5 years and I was their senior recruiter. It's not the recruiter's fault it's the organizations fault. Believe me they treat their employees just as badly as you have been treated. Your recruiter may be taking out their frustrations on you. I appologize if I ever made any of you feel like you did not matter.

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Zoe Stein in Somewhere

74 months ago

John in Hanover, Maryland said: haha, Zoe got fired.

I have to assume that you are one of the few that have been brainwashed by Aerotek if you truly believe that I was fired. Some people in the world today really do have ethical reasons for leaving a company such as Aerotek. The way they choose to do business horrible and anyone who has worked in the industry prior to Aerotek knows better. Through the comments that I have seen it makes me think you are a part of Aerotek's marketing team. Great Job! Clearly you don't understand what Aerotek does because you are merely repeating the crap that they tell us in recruiting training modules. Any idiot can read those modules. There is a better way to do this business and it starts with putting PEOPLE first, no matter if it is your internal employees or external employees. Don't speak to things you don't know anything about!

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