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College Grads Beware
Associate Consultant and Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 26, 2018
Working here was a very unhealthy environment. They promise you base salary but they actually have you a sign a contract saying you will get paid hourly. They have you work 11-12hour days and then call you into a meeting where they curse and yell at individuals for leaving anytime before 8:30pm. There is no work-life balance. I spent more time in the office than with my family or sleeping. They create a very competitive environment and pin you against your colleagues.

They brag about a high turn over rate and constantly remind you that you are expendable.

Very focused on money. So much so that they lie to candidates with promise of having a job opportunity just so that they can get your resume to meet numbers. They have no intention to contact you after. NOTE: If a recruiter doesn't discuss the position with you in the first call then they are not looking to help you get employed.

The people are not bad, many kind people. However, management does a poor job of supporting their employees and providing positive recognition. Every compliment is back-handed.
Pros
Two 1.5 hour lunches for gym breaks
Cons
Long Hours, No Work-Life balance, No 401k
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Multi fields and projects in the electrical industry
Journey Electrician (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CA 90401January 3, 2018
Majority of the projects were close to home. I learned a lot of knowledge in the solar industry. Learn to use special electrical machinery that was taut to me in the past. Everyone in the company was easy to work with and get along. The hardest part of the job was the labor working outside in the roofs.
Pros
Wiling to work with your schedule and location
Cons
Not enough projects that will last long enough to get hired
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Good Staffing Company
Electrical Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 25, 2017
Can find your work quickly and efficiently. Learned a ton with the positions they were able to find for me. Broke into a new work field with the help of GQR Global Solution. Would recommend.
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Work was steady, management not so friendly
Electrician (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 8, 2017
Worked out of the West Coast offices, work was good for the most part, management wasn't all that friendly when i started looking out for me. Reaching out to other employers for work caused a riff in the relationship.
Pros
Steady Work
Cons
Cut throat Management
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Cutthroat environment but can be exceptional for hard workers
Headhunter (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 26, 2017
Very young and dynamic company culture but management will be very demanding and not as rewarding due to the commission structure. Also, it is frowned upon to take paid time off even for high performers and rarely seen beyond senior management.
Pros
Lots of events and company bonding activites
Cons
Overwhelming worklife balance preventing any personal growth.
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Working at GQR
Associate (Current Employee) –  New YorkOctober 11, 2017
A company that is constantly growing and therefore creating opportunity.

Once you get through your threshold, a lucrative commission structure to make very good money from.

Very steep learning curb and takes time to build your traction in the market place.

Good leadership with high expectations which is rewarding but stressful.

Great initiative for performance, I'm looking forward to taking my first jet set to London.
Pros
Good Earnings, Travel Opportunities, Direction of Company
Cons
Stressful, High Expectations, Hours
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Amazing company!
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  SydneyMay 17, 2017
I am honestly shocked to read some of the negative comments about GQR. Having been here for the last few months, I have found it to be a very positive working environment.

This being the 3rd recruitment company I've worked in and I can tell you that long hours, high targets and extreme pressure is just part of the industry, but being part of GQR means you reap amazing benefits for succeeding in the above. They have quarterly holidays, weekly incentives, an insane pay structure and crazy career growth.

If you want to be surrounded by the best, working with the most competitive compensation and push yourself to the extreme in your career then you'll love GQR - if you want to relax, sail by and remain average, than it's not for you.
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It was a motivating but difficult environment to thrive in
Associate (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAFebruary 15, 2017
They like to work you to the bone and ask a lot of you while also degrading you. Make sure you really want to go into recruitment before deciding to take a job with this company.
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Productive work place and recreuiters work well.
Solar Installer (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 9, 2017
I enjoy working with GQR they do a good job of keeping you working and on a full time schedule. Recruiters get back to you as soon as possible and president of company is a great guy easy to work with.
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they were very helpful
Electrical Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Livermore, CAFebruary 1, 2017
They were on point with the jobs. They called after the job sites to make sure that everything went well and made sure that I enjoyed everything and if I needed anything.
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Difficult
Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 13, 2016
Very difficult job to attain. Very difficult job to maintain and organize in terms of work/life balance. Those who have a soldier mentality will be extremely successful here.
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You'll work hard, surrounded by excellent coworkers
Associate, Global Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 24, 2016
The hours are long, and the work is hard, but this is a great place to challenge yourself like you've never been challenged before. Working here will teach you a lot about yourself as a person and as a professional. The coworkers are all very intelligent and it's almost overwhelming how excellent these people are at an extremely difficult job.
Pros
Location, Coworkers
Cons
Hours
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Very rewarding, you get out what you put in!
GQR Global Markets (Current Employee) –  Senior Associate - LAJanuary 7, 2016
Money is unreal if you can perform. Highest commissions I have seen in the business for people starting off in recruitment. The commission schedule is what experienced recruiters with 5-10 years of experience at a generous firm can expect. This schedule does not exist elsewhere for recent college graduates.
The best part of the job is making placements and seeing the commissions hit your bank account!
It is a steep learning curve and you need to be smart to cut it here, it is not just about smashing the phones, you need intelligence. These searches are very strategic and the reality is, to make it here and see success you need to be articulate, strategic, motivated, and of course ready to work very hard.
Pros
Incentives, commission scheme, opportunity to work in other offices globally.
Cons
You need to be prepared to work hard and can be stressful at times.
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GQR Global Markets
Banking & Finance Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 12, 2015
Tremendous opportunity to make money, if you want to work a minimum of 60 hours a week, and don't mind hearing no frequently. It's a sink-or-swim culture, where it's highly competitive. You are no doubt rewarded for your success, but also disciplined for your shortcomings. They have a rather informal training program, but it suffices for the type of work in-store. They have you do 1 hour of personal development each day, but it's related to whatever field you are recruiting in. I didn't personally like the culture, as each Thursday at the NYC office, it was almost mandatory to go out and drink. While it's okay to go out and enjoy some spirits, most often with them, it's done in excess. The one plus side, is the CEO takes care of the bill. Overall, nice people if you do your job, and listen. A great opportunity to make a lot of money, at the cost of spending a lot of time in the office, for the first year, at least. You rarely leave before 8pm to 9pm and work begins at 8am.
Pros
True Meritocratic Environment
Cons
Terrible work:life balance
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