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I admit I was skeptical when I walked into the Aerotek office after reading all of the horrible reviews. However, my experience was the complete opposite. I was treated with respect and professionalism. Every detail in my contract was upheld. In fact, I received...
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Anonymous
#701034

Hey anonymous Clearly you're on here for the wrong reasons No ones on here trying to win a spelling bee Obviously that one person they have a good repore with Aerotek the other did not clearly if you want to show that you have intelligence you should try growing up

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#225646 Review #225646 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Wilmington, Delaware
It is 3/1/11. I still have not recieved my W-2 from them. isn't it a fact that places are required by law to send them out by a certain date ? I have called & left messages. It would be shocking if your rep would ever answer their phone ! I have written e-mails. I...
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Anonymous
#943852

I cant get them on the phone and i cant get my w2!!!

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#224455 Review #224455 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Elmhurst, Illinois
I'm discusted with Aerotek, They lie to get there clients jobs, changes resumes to say they can do things they can not do. Which is an out write lie! Do not believe a word of the Aerotek in the state of MA. They lie and go thru there staff quicker than those...
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Anonymous
#436221

Honest- Maybe if you knew how to spell 4th grade words, you'd be able to find a job!

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#222320 Review #222320 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Worcester, Massachusetts
Brware of this agency. Hired by Aerotek for a temp-to-perm job at a large financial institution as an administrative assistant. Was on the job for 22 months and there was no permanent job to be had - the position I was in had only been staffed by temps for years prior...
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Anonymous
#1223970

I don't know what agencies you are working for that pays Holidays, vacations,sick or any of that yes some will give you a BONUS check for working so many hrs but they never call it holiday. Holiday pay is determined by you contract with the place you will be doing the work for if they don't want to pay the extra for the holiday they won't put it in the contract same with over time and all the other nice extra stuff PERMANENT workers get.

If you want the extra stuff get a permanent job. I have worked with 2 well knowing agencies in my state and they don't even pay holiday or vacation.

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#221010 Review #221010 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Chicago, Illinois
I went to Aerotek in Denver to apply for a job several weeks ago. The Aerotek recruiter said I would be perfect for the job opening and sent me to an interview where upon completion of the interview the HR person said I was "hired." Aerotek had me come in to complete...
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Anonymous
#962346

I got a job through aerotek. i had no problems interviewing and i was hired on by one of the companies aerotek represents.

The problems started when i received my first paycheck.

They were paying me less than what i had agreed upon. I brought this to the attention of my recruiter and the company i was working with. Even though they all knew what was going on it took them an entire month to fix my rate issue. At that point i wasn't paid any of the back pay that i had missed out on (it was several hundred dollars).

I should have quit then but i figured it was just an innocent mistake. Now i stopped receiving a paycheck all together, i've called aerotek non-stop and they told me they were working on it. I worked for 3 weeks without pay and then let the company i was contracted with know that i could no longer work there because of nonpayment. (they notified me that all of my hours had been reported to aerotek as usual) It took Aerotek an entire month to "re-cut" one check as they put it, they then blamed all of my pay problems on the US mail.

I'm still waiting on the rest of my pay and now i have an open case with the colorado department of labor. If you want to be paid for the work you do, steer clear of Aerotek.

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#219304 Review #219304 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Louisville, Colorado
Service
Aerotek Recruiter
I received a phone call from an Aerotek office that I have been in contact with for employment for awhile. Recruiter told me he had a good fit for a position at a company that was my #1 hopeful for employment. I said,"sending my resume via email" to him. I...
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Anonymous
#432313

Good deal!!! I'm glad you fired your recruiter.

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#218568 Review #218568 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Hillsboro, Oregon
I registered with Aerotek, two hours later had an interview, thirty minutes later had an offer. I was so stoked! Worked my butt off at a job I loved for four months, my manager advised me they were going to hire me in, the next day my Aerotek rep called me to advise...
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Anonymous
#267864

Aerotek can't be full of ***. Aerotek doesn't breath, eat, sleep, think or care.

Aerotek is a company but the people have the ability to be full of *** or not.

Some of the people are full of *** and some really care about you as a person. But Aerotek, just like the Government is an inanimate organization not to be confused with an animate organism; capable of giving a ***.

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#217126 Review #217126 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tiffin, Ohio
I have 7 of Staffing industry experience, starting from a recruiter all the way on up to working at Corporate office for a competitor of Aerotek. I worked for 2 other Agencies in the same capacity. Recently Aerotek in Omaha NE had an opening for a Recruiter, I applied...
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jones i
#243114

I went to Aerotek in Denver to apply for a job several weeks ago. The Aerotek recruiter said I would be perfect for the job opening and sent me to an interview where upon completion of the interview the HR person said I was "hired." Aerotek had me come in to complete the paperwork for the job and then said I would start on a specific date and the recruiter wold call me back with the time to report and where.

The recruiter never called me back! I called the Aerotek recruiter dozens of times but the recruiter never answered her phone nor returned my calls. I went to Aerotek Denver's office twice and was told the recruiter was not in the office at the time though I saw her there myself! She was hiding from me!

The receptionist then told me I had not pay some fees for employment to Aerotek. I told her there are no fees! Aerotek said they do not charge fees!

Aerotek has never returned my calls or told me what is going on.

Is this some employment scam? Is Aerotek trying to extort money from me?

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#213874 Review #213874 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Service
Aerotek Recruiter
I registered with AEROTEK of Indianapolis while I was employed full time earning a decent wage. The staffing agent notified me that there was a job opening with a local company in a department that would enable me to apply the knowledge of fourteen years of...
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Anonymous
#847047

The same thing is happening to me. I left a permanent position to accept a job that paid more with Aerotek.

They had me sign this contract that the position started on a particular day. I turned in my 2.week's notice to my perm job and the now its 4 weeks later after I left my job and they are telling me the client keeps pushing back the date. I don't beleive that. So here I am unemployed.

I was making 13/hr and left for a position that said to have made 19/hr.

I'm going to loose my rental house for this. I did all this so I could buy a home and get off food stamps.

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#212029 Review #212029 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Was brushed off and insulted by recruiter/ unprofessional ryan horton whom rarely returned my calls, told me inaccurate information pertaining to job start dates, and Mr. Horton also seems to get offended with contacting other recruiters relative towards other...
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Anonymous
#246891

You never say what city or state this Ryan and Trevor are working w/ Aerotek... not that it matters greatly. It would just be better information for people reading this to know which office you were going to.

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#210574 Review #210574 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Bradenton, Florida
Service
Aerotek Recruiter

Aerotek - Pissed person

chadd balbi of aerotek in horsham is full of it he tell u false info about a job and when go to the job for interview u find out something totally different plus he plays the phone game ignores calls he will be sitting @ desk and want pick up his own coworker will said he right at desk than he try to give u the messed up jobs instead of the ones your quatified for if you read this chadd your a bull sh..... and what goes around comes around i learnt that some of the recruiters or no good
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Anonymous
#368016

This is Chadd Balbi. Sorry that you were not happy with your experience.

I always have the best intentions for my clients and contractors. If you felt differently, I apologize.

Anonymous
#273700

I dont know if Chad is to blame. You seem like you wouldnt be placeable at even the lowest level of jobs. Maybe you look in the mirror rather then at others

Anonymous
#262380

I thought Aerotek worked with skilled and educated people, so why is your spelling so horrible? I wouldn't want to try to place someone who couldn't even spell.

Anonymous
#252977

What a *** bag!

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#205691 Review #205691 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Malvern, Pennsylvania
I actually have an interveiw lined up for today at Aerotek in Mason, OH. Can anybody tell me about the branches in Mason? The recruiter, Renee Kitchen seems very unprofessional, she never answers her phone, or is always out to lunch. I just called and cancelled in...
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Anonymous
#280725

Aerotek is the most unethical company on the planet.

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#204290 Review #204290 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Washington, District Of Columbia
Service
Aerotek Recruiter
I showed up for the first day of work, and found out it was a cattle call with 30 or 40 other people. The 90 days turned into 180, then i was let go, I had started in Feburary, and was let go in November, right before the holidays. Great people those Aerotek folk. ...
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Anonymous
#922185

I've told my story over and over again. What I really should be doing is getting my resume out...

I've got a stellar resume, lots of awards, worked for one of the premier Fortune 10 companies for most of my career, wonderful appraisals, etc., etc..

In spite of my outstanding record, I was let go from my Government job a year ago, when the agency I was working for came under a lot of fire for alleged scandals. Congress cut the budget by about a third. I felt really depressed about my situation. I had loved my job, was good at it (according to all my appraisals).

In three and a half years, I had won several formal awards, including a deputy commissioner award. After this debacle, I was eager to move from D.C. back to the West coast, where all of my relatives are.

Enter stage left a small placement firm.

They placed me at Farmers Insurance in a C2H situation, telling me, at the interview, which was more like a recruiting call than an interview, that I could probably expect to be made a permanent employee after six months, at the end of my term. It really sounded too good to be true, and I now realize it was too good to be true.

What is it about me that I fall for every scam in the book? So I went to work for Farmers.

I thought that Farmers was on the up and up. The job was right up my alley, lots of fun. I received kudos from both Farmers' management and the consulting firm. All along, I was told by the consulting firm that I was "on track" to being offered a permanent job with Farmers at the end of my six months.

My performance was stellar. My manager at Farmers stated much the same thing, several times avowing that he intended to make me a permanent employee. I worked really hard, giving everything I had to the job. I received nothing but praise for my work, both in writing and verbally, from both management and my coworkers.

Coworkers kept reiterating what management had been saying all along: I could expect an offer. I even bought some new clothes I felt would fit in better with the Farmers culture than the clothes I wore at the Government Agency. Then, disaster. About two weeks ago, one month before the end of my six month term, the consulting company told me I could not expect an offer because there was a "hiring freeze." Yeah, right.

a quick google of "scam" and "contract to hire" brings up a lot of information about "hiring freezes." Like the sucker I am, I was played. However, Farmers was extending my contract by another six months!!!! yahoo!!! This made me feel great!

I had been quite a success!!!! I asked the consulting company if this was the kind of "hiring freeze" that would resolve itself. The consulting company said no, it wasn't. Hmmm....this sounds kind of fishy.

A hiring freeze that won't resolve itself? By the way, Farmers is no nirvana. I cannot recommend working for them, especially now. Either the current set of employees are just burned out, or just like to treat contracts as if they are second-class citizens, but the environment is worse than what I found at the Government.

The person I was supposed to be back up to was relatively good about training me, but others at Farmers were not as helpful. One person I was supposed to be working with even refused to talk to me, resulting in disaster for the project. My manager said that he had chewed the guy out on more than one occasion for refusing to help others, but there was no change in his behavior. This actually is quite common.

Quite probably, contractors are second class citizens, and the Farmers employees think it a waste of time help. (Which it is.) I wish I'd never taken the C2H job. It was a horrible mistake. I feel like a total failure.

In the back of my mind, I will always wonder what I did to make Farmers ultimately reject me as a permanent employee. Or, as is my other thought, the C2H was just a scam, the odds were slim to none for getting hired, as evidenced by the number of contractors working for Farmers who have only been there for one to two years; they were C2H, and they are simply dangling as perpetual temps. Both the consulting firm and Farmers kept telling me that I would get hired, then nothing. I can see what the consulting firm gets out of the situation, a stream of temps for which they get paid buko bucks, but I don't have a clue as to what Farmers gets, because everyone has to be trained on their very complicated systems, then they are let go or kept on as temps.

Training in IT is a considerable investment. According to my manager, I have a great attitude and great technical skills, but the training is very intensive. Every week for the past five months, the consulting company kept abjuring me to settle down and put down roots. I did buy a car, and now I wish I hadn't because it was expensive, and I may want to go back to D.C., where one doesn't need a car.

I'm glad, however, that I didn't sign a lease. I feel devastated, as if I somehow messed up or offended my manager's manager who made the ultimate decision not to hire me. Maybe I laughed when I thought he was making a joke, maybe he doesn't like my wardrobe, or choice of car. Who knows?

My manager did tell me that "I was his secret weapon...I was doing all the work for the person I was backup to but my manager was not going to give me any credit...the business was going to see that the person I was helping was suddenly producing..." And, indeed, my manager's manager is suddenly praising the person I've been helping. The whole situation is highly discouraging, and I would have expected more from Farmers. At this point, I don't feel as if I can trust them. Their behavior is, at best, extremely unethical.

I guess if I want to live on the West coast, I should change my profession to that of recruiting.

If I did what the consulting company has done, I'd be afraid of getting into trouble and losing my license.

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#203332 Review #203332 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Middletown, New York

Aerotek - Still waiting on 'promised' job no phone calls, nothing

Well, I went to a hiring event in Torrance where they went over everyone's resumes and qualifications and all that happy stuff and I called down there 3 WEEKS later and they told me NYK passed me over for a position. My criminal background check is clean. OOOH, it paid 8.25 per hour part time (32 hrs a week). AFAIK, they can hit the *** delete key on my file and get rid of it. Oh, I spent 50 bucks on work boots and 65 bucks on a forklift certificate. Like I have a lot of spare cash on hand to waste on that.
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Anonymous
#262369

As seriously said, why in the world would you buy equipment for a job before knowing that you had it? And it's not Aerotek's job to get you a job - that's on you. And why are you so upset about a job that you think pays too little??

Anonymous
#233888

PLEASE let a reporter know if you are willing to tell your story to a reporter - your identity can remain anonymous. I have received inquiries from 2 reporters about this story - PLEASE come forward so that we can help put a stop to this activity.

You can email co_unemployment@live.com .

Anonymous
#214443

You bought equipment for a new job without having an offer letter in hand? Really?

The feeling of entitlement on these boards is astounding...

it's not somebody else's responsibility to find you a job.

Go out there and get one yourself. Employment agencies should augment your job hunt, you shouldn't expect them to bend over backwards for your forklifting skills.

Anonymous
#204514

managers and companies sometimes take time to get feedback on resumes. its unfortunate you did not get the job, but did you maybe think you werent as qualified as you though?

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#203168 Review #203168 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Irvine, California
Loss
$115

Aerotek Staffing in VA

About a year ago I was sent to work at Stihl through Aerotek and I was promise I would get hired after 4 months. Guess what it never happened. Stihl used me and then got laid off.So thet left a voice mail on my phone. I recently had a interview with Aerotek and the guy told me I didnt qualify for a job because it was to far for me to drive. REALLY come on! There are a joke trust me! All they do is make money off of you and give you false hope of finding a job!
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#202635 Review #202635 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia