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.
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:
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.
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.
Discriminatory against older I.T. workers. As others have pointed out, they are friendly and vivacious at first. Then you never hear from them again. Nor do they respond to voice mails or emails. Don't waste time with these time wasters..
Great team to work with. Joe helped me get placed in an entry level job in my field, getting paid more than what I was making previously, and made it possible to transition to my field career. I recommend working with TEK systems to anyone looking to get into the field and highly recommend you work with them .
TEKsystems' skill assessment is deeply flawed. Since they don't appear to employ any technical recruiters, you are instead sent to take an online assessment. Mine was 4 problems of medium complexity that were within my ability to solve. As an experienced interviewer, I'd peg each questions as requiring about an hour to solve and implement. The total test was limited to 85 minutes. Those problems were in no way soluble in 21 minutes each unless you had previously solved them. Classic issue of "gotcha" programming problems. When you don't do well on that assessment, their worse behavior will emerge. You are immediately ghosted. No feedback. No letdown. No encouragement to apply again. Nothing. This is infuriatingly unprofessional, and I will never work with TEKsystems again.
Here's how I think of TekSystems: Dream girl asks you on a date out of the blue, picks YOU up, takes YOU out to dinner, you have a great meal, great convo, sparks are flying, then she excuses herself to use the bathroom to freshen up. An hour later, you realize she left 55 minutes ago, leaving you wondering what happened? Three months later, different girl, the same thing happens. Three months later, different girl, it happens again. That's exactly how TekSystems operates. Don't waste your time with this agency; make no mistake, you are nothing but a number and a potential dollar to them...nothing more. I've been contacted by Tek 7 times in the past 2 1/2 years. On the outset, they are your best friend, very nice, very professional and lead you to believe they will find you a job. Once they decide your usefulness has run out, they will go dark and disappear in an instant...wash, rinse and repeat. Over and over and over again. There are no follow up emails, no communication, no nothing if it presents no value to them. I'm quite certain they've placed people in jobs without a doubt of course, but for the majority of people, it will be nothing more than a pipe dream. The same phone conversations, same questions answered, same tasks performed, same scenario again and again and again...absolute waste of time and energy. Save yourself some aggravation and do something more productive...like anything short of shooting narcotics.
Worst recruiting firm I’ve ever dealt with. People are unprofessional and would ignore you if they don’t see flashing dollar sign on your head. Talked with a few recruiters and met some in person only to have my time wasted with their silly and idiotic processes such as taking Windows 7 troubleshooting skill test for a project coordinator role (please note that Windows 10 is already the latest OS at that time). Recruiter was also late during the meeting. Don’t ever waste your time with this firm. They’re mostly selfish unqualified recruiters that probably come from sales background and treat people as their goods to be sold.
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 ..
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.
Very unprofessional recruitment agency to work with.
Very unprofessional, immature and inexperienced. Very weak in building relationships I would never recommend this recruiter. There are far better agencies in Toronto