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What Would Glassdoor Say?

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  • Best compensation structure in the industry. Amazing opportunity to make life changing money.

  • Was able to be onboarded within one week of submitting my employment application and verification of production.

  • Good benefits package/insurance options. They contribute towards the cost of your health insurance.

  • Great technology (applicant tracking system). Source from 550 million name database.

  • Excellent accounting department handles all invoicing, funds posting, collections, payroll, etc.

  • You are a true bona fide W2 employee. You won’t get hit with self-employment tax.

  • Professional corporate branding/image. Great reputation. Very high ethical standard. Great to work for a company that focuses on providing true value to our clients and candidates.

  • Independence. Ability to work remotely.

  • Driven, hungry team.

  • No Territories. You can work in any market.

  • Industry training from the best in the business.

  • Autonomy- Work with the clients/candidates you want. Fee structure is your choice.

  • Ability to work from your own computer wherever you are (all tools are web based).

  • No micromanaging (could be a pro or con depending on if this is something you need).

  • No red tape- No bureaucracy.


  • No high base salary. If you need a $45K-$60K base salary, this is not for you. While you are paid an hourly wage, the vast majority of your compensation will come from commission generated by making placements.

  • You need to be self-disciplined to succeed in this position. You must be a self-starter and be proactive. Don’t expect to just sit back and expect to be successful.

  • You need to create your own book of business. Must know how to produce/generate revenue.

  • They only do executive search/permanent placement. No contract or temporary staffing.

  • No micromanaging (could be a pro or con depending on if this is something you need).

  • For those who still need structure, a manager looking over your shoulder, etc., this is not for you.

  • It can take some time to get your volume up to speed, although this should be the last time you’ll need to restart your pipeline.

  • National footprint (not currently able to place internationally).

  • Can be lonely working by yourself unless working from one of their branch locations.