Restoration Technician (Former Employee) – High River, AB – 28 June 2015
Reviewing all duties to be done for the shift. Working along side a team of individuals. I learned a lot of team work. Hardest part of the job was the long shifts. The best part was the career advancement
Worker (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 10 June 2015
good job friendly enviornment i learned about everything that the company did. I learned a lot while working here. co-workers were easy to get along with even though i was younger the guys who worked there long taught me what to do and how to do it effectively hardest part of the job is losting the job because the owner sold the company and getting new management
Assistant administrator (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 20 May 2015
Working for Aerotek was a challenging work environment, that pushed my abilities to new levels. The co-workers were excellent to work with , as well as helpful as needed, management was through in monitoring daily activities, The hardest part of the job was performing daily task that was required by other offices in the Ontario area, the most enjoyable part of the position was office meetings and co-worker interactions.
Customer Service Representative, Regus (Former Employee) – Montreal, QC – 6 April 2015
Be self sufficient, managed my time personally Communicate with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, and address complaints Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities, business transactions and other activities Compute, record and proofread data and other information, such as records or reports Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing, and database systems
Receive incoming calls and transfer them to the appropriate person Responsible for linking clients and employees through different means of communication. Work in synergy with colleagues, superiors and staffs from different company branches. Managing and supervising schedules for Office meeting rooms Greet everybody in the office with courtesy and respect. In charge of the reception and distribution of all received mail and documents Sign legal documents Greet clients in the office Receive incoming calls and transfer them to the appropriate person Insure respectable communication between clients and employees Receive and dispatch mail Receive incoming calls and transfer them to the appropriate person In charge of the reception and distribution of all received mail and documents Ensure constant communications with superiors for problem solving
Product Test Technician (Former Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 3 March 2015
The company provides very nice and peaceful work environment in which a person can work and implement new ideas and techniques. I learned many new techniques to debug different printed circuit boards. The co-workers are very helpful. The most enjoyable part of the job is that they give a chance to implement new techniques to repair and debug different printed circuit boards.
RECRUITER (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 23 February 2015
Aerotek is the worst working experience I had in my life. Benefits are bad. Will never help you to grow in the company. The management of the company will always try to put you down on daily basis. and a lot of favoritism.
The higher management can never stay on their on word. The one they will something else and other day they will change their mind. Aerotek has a very high transition rate.
Customer Support Associate (Former Employee) – Canada – 21 January 2015
This a company that's great for entry level professionals who don't always know what they want to do. The expectation is that you'll work hard and play hard, but the play never comes if you don't fit their mould perfectly. And you really do work hard. It was a great learning experience, but at some point, you want to spend time with you family and friends, or actually enjoy your vacation instead of checking in at the end of each day.
Sales driven environment with an outgoing culture fit
Professional Services Recruiter (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 10 January 2015
I have excelled in several HR related skills since my time of being here. I have had the pleasure to meet several great people including employees, clients and contractors. It has been an excellent place to work upon graduating from HR, however; it is not a long term fit for me due to a few unecessary stressors. I also strongly believe in work life balance and it is very tough to receive that within this organization.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 12 November 2014
This was not a great environment to work in. I experienced inappropriate behavior from the boss and his son. They were very disorganized. I did not get paid for 8 weeks and when they did it was grossly short of the actual amount.
Quality Assurance and CAN-Technician (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 27 October 2014
Chew you up and spit you out. They don't care about you or your employment.
I worked at the precision resources location. Floor manager is an absolute jerk to everyone for no reason (literally everyone, actually had the lead hand and another supervisor warn me about it before meeting him but holy cow, still could not have seen that coming).
A lot of the people who work there and some of the supervisors/leads are actually really helpful and also friendly. For the most part nobody wants to see each other screwing up or hurting themselves. Nobody in the place knows how to use their software correctly though; if you are even remotely computer savvy you will facepalm the skin on your forehead off watching multi-year employees struggle with simple number entry tasks.
Quality Assurance can never make up their mind what is acceptable and what is not. You will be constantly reminded there are detailed work instructions in the job log-in software, which is true but is often out of date or contradicts other instructions. Often times gauges were sent back to the QA lab and returned to us unable to pass any part; often times the gauges were not correctly measured or were set up without the proper part specifications - it was literally almost never the fault of the manufacturing process.
People are not familiar with the heavy machinery they are using. Belt sanders were damaged and often the belts would run off the rollers and grind through the doors of the machinery and send sparks and smoke shooting all over. I was often tasked with fixing this, wanna know how?more... Hit the roller alignment with a steel pipe until it re-centers. No joke.
Management has bad communication within themselves, I would often be running parts on plural machines and have various section supervisors asking me for parts to be done before others which other supervisors had asked to be done before anything else. Total madhouse and you will waste at least 10 minutes of every hour running around trying to find someone to finalize what is supposed to be going on.
Contract workers only get time and a half on holidays, but they are also not mandatory. They will try to "guilt" you into working OT telling you it is one of the things they look at when hiring on permanent. Here's the part they didn't include, if the floor manager decides he doesn't like you (which he likely will) you have no chance of getting hired on. I was even given a performance bonus and some gift cards after about 3 months for my "good work" but when my contract was up that was it. Heard from many of the few-year employees that they often find reasons to fire full time employees to bring in cheaper contract workers. Apparently the permanent employees are reducing in number pretty constantly. This could be precision OR aerotek's fault.less
on bus route, tons of OT available, work is pretty easy
dangerous, bad management, next to zero job security
Business Operations Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, Ontario – 13 August 2014
I was an internal employee at Aerotek working in their corporate office.
Everytime I go for a new job interview and they ask me about my time at Aerotek, I am always 100% honest in how much I hated it there.
My lead supervisor was extremely unsupportive of me. One time she called me in to her office and proceeded to tell me how my co workers out of Montreal said I was unprofessional because I accidentally hiccup-burped while speaking to them. She told me that as a result she lost faith in my abilities as someone on her team. It took all of my willpower to not tell her where to go. Management was a joke. They came into work late every single day. It's really hard when you work your butt off and it's still not good enough. I was so stressed out there it was a blessing when they let me go without cause. Which, by the way, is their way of firing you because they don't like you anymore and giving you a somewhat OK severance pay.
Aerotek recycles people. The turnover is ridiculous. Aerotek sends a message to their employees that they really care about you BUT it's a business and the second anyone can get ahead, they compromise their morals and values to do so.
An example of this is when I was let go. My co-worker, who I had trained and became friends with over the 2 years I was there, was promoted as my new supervisor. A week later, they gave her the task of letting me go. When I asked her why she was dismissing me she refused to tell me. The fact that my own lead supervisor wasn't the one who had the guts to tell me herself, still baffles me. It's disgusting.
Don'tmore... work there with the intention of staying long term. The only good thing I took from that experience was the actual work ethic I developed as a result of being over-worked. I also learned a lot from a different supervisor I had who hated it there as much as I did but was able to tolerate it.
If you are comfortable compromising your dignity, it's definitely the place for you.less