Sterling could be a great place to work if they upped their pay for the amount of work they make their associates do. There is no career advancements, there is a lot of favoritism as well a lot of poor character with the sales team. If I could do this at home, it wouldn't be bad but you still will not advance your career here.
dress code and flex schedule
months of mandated overtime, favoritism, no career advancement and bad pay.
Infrastructure Engineer (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 29, 2018
Sterling has a great group of competent and skilled people to work with. Their infrastructure is old and outdated and poor infrastructure decisions from the past makes it difficult to improve the environment. There are regularly scheduled maintenance windows available to do the work needed to improve the environment and infrastructure, but too many obstacles prevent progress from happening.
Researcher (Current Employee) – Independence, OH – September 27, 2018
I worked for a company that was "acquired" by Sterling, giving us more stress, low pay, shorter breaks (with no compensation for the extra 40 hours' work per year they get from us), more expensive insurance that covers nothing, and lots and lots of big talk from corporate that's just a bunch of corporate babble. The technology is substandard, with constant computer issues that interfere with your work. They "fix" things by making changes that make no sense, and make things even harder than they were before. The communication from leadership is HORRIBLE; manuals are always out of date, changes in processes are told to a couple people who are in the "in" group and then conveniently not told to anyone else. And if you're in the US, you are second fiddle to the people in the Mumbai office. Most of the communication from corporate is their constant rearranging of positions and announcing a that yet another person is leaving the company. Even the CEO left. Turnover is ridiculous, with people who started all bright and excited getting discouraged and disgusted and leaving for a better job. The only thing that keeps the few long-timers here is the people, who by and large are wonderful and keep things going. The lower-level managers are good, working really hard with no recognition, while upper management have drunk the corporate Kool-Aid and they're not really interested in anything having to do with the actual work.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 15, 2018
No matter how many changes this company makes, the toxic work environment does not change. Upper management belittles and talks down to employees. Sales bonus payouts are never correct. Team members in tears daily in the office. Unrealistic expectations for what can be accomplished in a timely manner.
Regional Account Executive (Former Employee) – Rocklin, CA – April 4, 2018
Working at Sterling was a straightforward experience. In the sales department, you were responsible for sourcing your own business leads and this meant one thing, cold calling. Generally speaking, you can expect to make between 80-100 dials a day when first starting out, then as you build a pipeline, you'll begin tracking your sales figures and talk time. Metrics are important and every night you will be expected to send a nightly email recapping your metrics and appointments for the day to management. Overall, very fair environment, excellent benefits and compensation plans and a crash course in the science of background screening.
Sr. Sales Development Representative (Former Employee) – Independence, OH – January 25, 2018
Overall an OK experience. The sales training program is great. They have a great company culture and atmosphere as well. Expect to make a lot of cold calls everyday, all day. If you put in the work, you can definitely get promoted and move up the ladder. People are always willing to provide you with constructive feedback on how you could improve your sales pitch which is nice.
outdated resources needed to find prospective clients (they are actively working to fix this)
If you are offered a position at Sterling Talent Solutions then I applaud that. I have nothing negative to say about the company, however be very careful and selective of who you confide in and talk to. Not everyone there can be trusted and not everyone will be willing to help you if you have troubles getting the work done. Its pretty much every man for themselves.
Company breakfast, Floor meeting, Holiday parties, fun things throughout the month
Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 7, 2017
Company is on a mission to grow rapidly. This means growth through acquisitions which creates opportunities for some and layoffs for others. Work / life balance is more akin to a startup company. If you are smart, driven, and hardworking then you will do well here.
Sales Development Supervisor (Former Employee) – Independence, OH – July 13, 2017
Sterling Talent Solutions (sales department) was a great place to work. The sales atmosphere was second to none as everyone was willing to help each other out. I have nothing bad to say about this company, as my two year there was terrific.
Sr Business Analyst (Current Employee) – Marietta, GA – February 27, 2017
I have nothing good to say about this biased company. I hate to realize that they do background checks. They play favorites and management looks the other way. Most people there tend to look for other employment
Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 18, 2017
There is absolutely no life-work balance here. On average I put in 10-12 hours a day and work on weekends just to keep my head above water. There is no autonomy and we are micro-managed from the top down.