So I took the contract for a high level position at a lowered pay scale, because all the jobs in my field I moved too were through this company. I did my time and was offered the position.

When asked for salary demands by new employer, I of course asked for more than a living minimum wage. Aerotek got involved in the negotiation and said I was being unrealistic and the employer said they were told by aerotek that I would never expect that much. It’s one of the first times I had to go through a recruiter, hope I don’t have too again. They have a stranglehold on available direct hire positions and are most definitely stagnating our wages.

This is pure conjecture but I wouldn’t doubt if they also get a cut for how low you can be hired on at the end. Possibly to help make up how much they are charging employers on you during your contract.

Product or Service Mentioned: Aerotek Job Search.

Reason of review: Bad quality.

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