Softworld Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support in Winchester, VA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Support in Winchester, VA (US)

    I worked at Softworld as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are afraid to phrase folks for job well done or go out of there way to help individuals.

    Cons

    No comment at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To contracting individuals who has shown great performance...they should be rewarded with a bonus...even pay them their holiday paid when their client does not cover it. Cause in the long run SoftWorld is making their investment for every month the individual works.
    An if the individual supports a contract for a year they should get a decent rewarded for faithful service; even a two week vacation from a grateful employer.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Waltham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Waltham, MA (US)

    I have been working at Softworld full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy the concept of work because of Softworld

    Cons

    I hope to continue enjoying my work because of Softworld

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, growing business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Waltham, MA (US)

    I worked at Softworld full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -The people by far are the best reason to work at Softworld. Everyone is nice, smart, and always willing to help.
    -Competitive base and commission plan that exceeds industry standards.
    -Diverse set of clients from SMB to government contractors.
    -Laptop, wireless headset, great software and infrastructure support with cutting-edge web-based ATS

    Cons

    -The hours. Employees are strongly encouraged to work nights and weekends regularly, which is typical of the IT staffing industry in general though. Just know what you're getting into if you want to earn $$$
    -The sales people could work better with recruiters to "fight" for their candidates and push back against clients to better qualify requirements rather than just "taking an order."
    -Too many meetings and time spent on administrative work (e.g., formatting resumes to perfection).
    -Lots of micromanagement, too much metrics tracking and unrealistic individual goals pushed by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your senior recruiters to get the job done and don't look over their shoulders every second.

    Recommends
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Softworld was there when they needed me.

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Suburbia, Anne Arundel, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Suburbia, Anne Arundel, MD (US)

    I worked at Softworld full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Softworld was very aggressive in finding me a job. They gave me good support in advance of my interview. Once I got the job, they kept in touch to make sure I was all right for the first few months.

    Cons

    When the Government came out with the Sequestration, I made it through the first round of cuts. I lasted another 3 months before I was let go. I told my contact at Softworld with a month's notice, but did not receive any help or feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the people who got you where you are today. Keep in touch and help them out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Passive Account Managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Softworld

    Pros

    Great Staff that is very helpful and willing to assist you when called upon
    Great compensation plan

    Cons

    Feedback takes too long and the Sales Team is real passive
    Top recruiters have been there between 8-10 years and they are only billing at $10/k
    You end up trading time for money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to fire your clients if the process is taking too long or they have went dark on you!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7.  

    Outstanding Place to Build a Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Softworld

    Pros

    The company invests in its people. They recently put in a state of the art ATS. There have been a number of new hires made in Recruiting and the talent level of the team is outstanding. They have a diverse client base with great relationships. The company also holds a Top Secret clearance and is able to do things in government staffing that most companies can't. There are plenty of reqs to work on and plenty of recruiters to fill them.

    The compensation/commission package is outstanding.

    Cons

    With any growing company they will take risks on clients by investing recruiting time. Not really a "con", but with any growing company expectations are high and people are accountable for what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep investing. Protect your culture as you grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience. Expectations were properly set.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fairfax, VA (US)

    I have been working at Softworld

    Pros

    - great company culture - you can go to SR management about anything.
    - everybody is their to help you if you want/need it.
    - you make your own schedule - no micro-managing whatsoever.

    Cons

    The hours will be long sometime

    Recommends
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left Hanging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Softworld

    Pros

    Softworld placed me in one of the best roles I've ever worked. They offer decent pay rates, W2, Health and Dental.

    Cons

    Lack of communication when my initial recruiter left the organization. Made no effort to help me find another position after a very long contract (24+ months). Pretty much told me I was on my own and blamed it on the economy. Failed to follow through on some serious issues (potentially litigous) created by another consultant for Software, or even adrress them. Passed the buck alot.

    Also failed to register my correct tax filing, which caused me to suffer IRS penalites. (Registered me as 1099 in my home state, instead of W2 as directed.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide an incentive to your recruiters for placing resources in additional contracts once the initial or current contract is completed.

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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good recruiting firm with their act together

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Softworld

    Pros

    I worked with Softworld for three months and found them friendly, competant, and appreciative of my efforts for their client.

    They paid for some of my parking, but not all.

    They paid promptly and without issues, and invoicing was simple.

    They took me to lunch after a few weeks.

    Cons

    Considering the glowing reviews I got from their client, I was a little surprised they didn't make much effort to find other work for me. I didn't hear about an opportunity for 6 months and yet I live near DC, which has hundreds of similar openings a month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and do more to find work for consultants who've done a great job for you.

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