“Honestly the WORST place to work ever (go on LinkedIn and email anyone who ever worked there)”
Senior Recruiter (Former Employee) – Toronto – September 18, 2012
Here is the breakdown regarding the rating. As a woman it was really difficult to work here (one of the account managers used to hit on me and all the other woman constantly).
Pros – - High turnover results in junior members to have access to all clients (the best and the worst) - Location is great (Downtown Toronto) - The team itself can be very collaborative as the turnover is high enough that most of the team is new
Cons – - Base is low ($25,000 to $35,000 base) OR draw against commission - Management is overaggressive and there is no HR department to report to - Stealing candidates and clients and in-house fighting is the norm - 30 day turnover (over 25 people left in the 26 months I was working there) - USE LINKEDIN (don't take my word for it-- contact someone who has worked there-- out of the 50 people listed on LinkedIn in Toronto maybe half are still employed and most move onto bigger firms such as Hays or Manpower.
Advice to Senior Management – Eventually the decent talent you have will leave you and you'll be stuck. NexStaff has been around since 1999 (same year as you) and they have 100+ recruiters. You have less than 10. There's a reason after a decade of being in business you still work out of a single floor of a building.
decent client list, collaberative at times, great location for office
low base salary, overagressive, theft of candidates, bad management