Randstad and Yacht are the worse company I have ever worked for. The company is full of sneaky managers that only think how to make their own success. They don't care about their self, not about the company and not about the people who are working under them. Those managers make promises they never follow up or they are replaces by other managers. They don't care about sustainable business, because after a short period they are gone. Working for Randstad and Yacht do suck big time for me!
There are only cons working for Randstad and Yacht.
Great job to get experience to move to a better company/job. Great training in place to allow you to be successful...however the CEO and upper management are clueless to how to be successful. All employees are completly over worked and underpaid. I'm jumping to the first opportunity I get to get away from this company. I would rather ride on a garbage truck than to be a pawn for this company. Sales goals are to high to reach because staffing consultants have to many jobs to do at the branch level. As a staffing consultant you will be responsible to make sales calls, visits, presentations, proposals, compliance, HR for employees, pay roll, admin work with in the office, filing, recruiting, interviewing, all the while the phones are ringing constantly, people walk in constantly, and they wonder why you haven't made any calls for the day. The business model that they have is completly flawed. A salesperson should sale, a recruiter should recruit, and a receptionist should act as a gate-keeper to protect others and advise. The offices are leanly staffed, my office has/had 2 people managing 85-100 employees....on top of that we recieve 100+ calls a day, 30-50 walkins a day, and with all this we are expected to make sales calls while managing all this. Upper management is a joke, they are completly out of touch with their employees and reality.
Pros--pay is ok. Benefits are great. You will get much experience in sales, recruiting, HR, and how to run a business.
Cons---where should I start. You will work long hours
you will never be compensated for your hard work(they find ways not to give you your bonus.
The phone never stops ringing, the only way to move up in the company is to be a branch manager and this is the hardest job in the company. They will shit on you time and time again. As a branch manager you will be responsible for the numbers and managing the office and also you will act as an agent. So you are playing both as a manager and agent. Completely not worth it. I believe in work, however one should be rewarded, don't expect it here.
Very hard sales driven. "Good to know you" is not really the goal anymore. It is very much "good to get your business." Required to make a certain number of sales calls and visits to prospective clients that you have not met with yet. I sometimes feel like a telemarketer.
$37,000+, quarterly bonuses, reimbursed for mileage and expenses
I enjoy what I do but Randstad is so very strict with everything. An example, if you put a picture of your family on your desk it has to be in an approved picture frame! That's nuts!
$38,000. Very happy with the compensation!