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Aerotek is a staffing agency that formed in 1983 and specialized in providing staffing for aerospace and engineering businesses. It is owned by Allegis Group, one of the leading staffing agencies in the world.

In a nutshell, business took off very quickly for Aerotek, so they adopted more and more industries and expanded. Shortly after, in the 1990s, TEKsystems was born and separated from Aerotek as its own specializing company.

TEKsystems specializes in only information technology, and for the past couple decades they've been growing, just like other subsidiaries of Allegis. Today, they employ about 3,500 people (most of which are recruiters and account managers) and service approximately 6,000 client sites. And they've got friends in high places-82% of the Fortune 500 companies make up a part of these client sites.

But that's not all. TEKsystems has over 80,000 technology experts working on these sites, and they rake in about $3 billion each year. Needless to say, in a world where technology has become a prominent, if not crucial resource, TEKsystems was smart to branch off on their own and become the expert in it.

Based in Hanover, Maryland (as is the case with any Allegis Group sub-company), TEKsystems has about 100 locations worldwide. Not as big as some other staffing agencies, but to be fair, they also pay attention to only one industry.

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The Good

  • Free services
  • Recruiters
  • Several jobs
  • Locations
  • Benefits
  • Specialty company

If you're in the process of looking for a job, your first question might be, how much will this cost? With TEKsystems, it's free to use their services, which is great because with resources like thingamajob.com and excellent recruiters, you definitely have access to a helpful employment resource.

TEKsystems recruiters are known by employees for having gone above and beyond what most other staffing agencies did. Upon contact, job seekers will be directed right to a recruiter, who will ask about personal IT experience, skills, and goals for finding a job. These are the exact questions you want your recruiter asking when the time comes. Without a thorough knowledge of you as an applicant, your recruiter might find you a job that fits your skills. In addition to calling in, their website provides several outlets for customer service. On there you'll find links for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Through their "Contact Us" link you'll see a way to submit comments and questions, send your résumé directly to TEKsystems, and sign up to get email updates.

One of the best features of any Allegis Group company is thingamajob.com, a handy tool for finding relevant jobs and presenting your skills to recruiters. According to the TEKsystems website, lots of jobs become available every day, and thingamajob is a great hub for viewing them.

The online branch locator, which strongly resembles Google Maps, is also helpful because it's intuitive and provides the phone and fax numbers, address, and how many IT positions are available currently near that particular location. And while TEKsystems only has 100 locations worldwide, it's a perk that they cover most of the US and a few other countries at all.

If you do become an employee through this company (and if you're eligible), they have a solid benefits package, including:

  • health, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • a 401(k)
  • disability protection
  • vacation and holiday pay

The list of TEKsystems pros wouldn't be complete without mentioning that they're a specialty company. If you're an IT job seeker, you'll definitely want to consider their services because they've catered their entire company to someone just like you. Because they only focus on IT staffing, they can focus all their efforts on narrowing down the options to get you the exact job you need.

The Bad

  • Disadvantages
  • Limitations

Being a specialty company does have its disadvantages, however. The fact that TEKsystems addresses only IT jobs means that they're pretty useless to someone in any other field. This doesn't make them a bad business by any means, but it does mean they won't be appealing to as many job seekers.

Along with this, technology isn't exactly thriving in all parts of the world. You won't find much of a need for computer help in rural areas or small towns; it's mostly in the big city. So unlike a lot of other staffing agencies, TEKsystems can find you a job mostly in just cities, which can be limiting if you prefer other areas.

The Bottom Line

If you've got experience in IT and you want a job in this field, TEKsystems is an excellent resource. There's no reason not to take advantage of their specialized research and decades of experience with finding IT applicants the right jobs. But do keep in mind that TEKsystems will most likely will find you a job in a large city.

TEKsystems has a solid reputation, years of experience, and resources that, at no cost to you, can connect you with companies who need you. To get started, job seekers simply need to:

  • Create an account
  • Contact a recruiter
  • Market your IT skills

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marc vandermeiren

December 21st, 2017

The recruiters in Belgium that contacted me are unprofessional , I don't want any contact with TEKsystem recruiters anymore. They have sent my candidature without my permission which had an impact on my credibility and job opportunities. These names have a bad taste ... TEKsystems , Allegis , Aston Carter , Eurostaffinggroup ... probably there are professional people working there but the bad ones should know they represent their company and should behave professionally ..



V Dhorasoo

December 8th, 2017

Unprofessional attitude of agents. Perform CV fishing by refusing to send application before having a reference first. Also discriminate against those who have technical references who are foreign.



Alisha A

November 14th, 2017

Very unprofessional recruitment agency to work with.




November 22nd, 2016

Very unprofessional, immature and inexperienced. Very weak in building relationships I would never recommend this recruiter. There are far better agencies in Toronto