working for Vaco was interesting. although it is a temporary agency they have quality clients which I was able to be exposed to. I had a variety of companies that I was open to work for. the recruiters were friendly and very helpful.
Lead Technician (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 2, 2018
Vaco is a great place to work for my only regret is that they didn't have a permanent position to offer me. The supervisors were friendly and yet firm, while demonstrating absolute professionalism. I was brought in as a temp given and given an opportunity to work my way up into a leadership role in just weeks. Thank you vaco.
Content Analyst/Point of Contact (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – June 19, 2018
I really liked to work for VACO in the beginning because there was vision and communication. After some managers left and the vision of the project got lost I did not like to work for VACO anymore. It seems like VACO only wants new projects and forgets to 'take care' of it's people in older projects.
Help Desk/Customer Support (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – June 7, 2018
I did not really work FOR Vaco. I worked for a company that paid Vaco to pay me. I have had to repeatedly contact Vaco to talk to someone about pay being done correctly and on time. I have had to contact them numerous times to get them to try and find a next placement for me. They seem like nice people but also seem that they don't want bothered with me.
provides good work-life balance and flexibility, but lack career growth and stability
Accounting/Finance Consultant (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – May 3, 2018
The Vaco team I was working with are great professionals. There is no specific concern about Vaco as a company. My experience was more on the nature of consulting work, which was new to me. Consulting is great for those who seek work-life balance and flexibility. It is not if you are looking for career growth and stability.
Accounting Consultant (Former Employee) – Blue Ash, OH – April 27, 2018
As a consultant, my only contact with Vaco was their consultant rep, which changed 3 times in my 18 months, so continuity was lacking. I worked with a very easy going client, who gave me much flexibility in work schedule. And let me explore different areas as I found the needs for evaluation.
Flexible work schedule, and self determined work hours.
YouTube Technology Solutions Associate (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 11, 2018
A typical day depends on the team you work for. The goals are pretty straight forward and the management is incredibly supportive. If you feel like you can't get what you need out of the team you work for, they will help you find something else that might work better for you to achieve your goals.
the two times I was hired by Vaco to work for contract companies I was either paid less then what I was promised or I wasn't paid at all. The first company I worked for had me work 2 full 40 hour weeks and then told me at the end of the 2nd week they didn't need help anymore & I wasn't paid. Vaco said it was because the person they had the contract with did not pay them. Then Vaco sent me to another company over an hour from my house and I worked there for almost 6 months for a $1.50 under what they told me I was going to make an hour. I was also told I would be compensated for travel time & wear and tear on my vehicle and Never received anything from that either. I would not recommend anyone let this company take advantage of them like I did.
You have a job to go to
you end up paying more out of pocket to make them money then you will ever get back.
It started as a 6 month contract, and ran to 18 months.
Accounting Consultant (Former Employee) – Blue Ash, Oh – March 9, 2018
Vaco supported me with easy time reporting, support by regular contact and interaction with the sales team and managers. The work was mostly unsupervised, and I received all the support needed from the client CFO.
IT Consultant (contract) (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – March 5, 2018
Obviously, when it comes to an IT staffing agency, where you end up being placed is obviously in direct correlation with the experience you have. That said, Vaco is a good company to work for. I have done a few contracts with them over the years and never had a bad experience. Pay always seemed pretty spot-on for what I was doing too...
Team Lead (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – February 27, 2018
Vaco is a big company that does a wide variety of work, which varies from region to region. In the SF bay area, I can say that Vaco is a good company to work for if you are a recent college graduate struggling to find work and aren't too picky about what your first job is.
Vaco does not incentivize its employees to stay at the company, and does not provide particularly good pay rates, benefits, or advancement opportunities.
However, thanks to the tireless efforts of the the upper management, there are always new contracts popping up and lot of jobs available that don't require a lot of specialized experience, just basic communication skills and a willingness to figure things out.
Even if a contract is cancelled (as mine was), the recruiters did a great job of finding other positions for those affected by the ending contract. I have never known anyone at Vaco to have been fired or laid off.
Working at Vaco gave me some much-needed work experience and interpersonal skills that I wouldn't have learned through through any sort of class or training course.
Free lunches (as a perk of the particular contract I was on), Flexible hours