ED Magedson – Founder
Insight Global Inc.Nationwide United States of America
I worked for Insight Global as a recruiter in the past. Every single aspect of this company is a scam. Let's start from the beginning. I will write about working for the company internally - as a recruiter, but contractors, you'll get the idea very quickly.
The company will never hire anybody other than college graduates. They recruit on all campuses, promising a job where all you do is take people out for drinks and play golf. The recruiter will say, "Hey, I don't call that work."
Once I joined, I realized that you had to be IN THE OFFICE at 7:00 a.m. You were expected to Smile and Dial like a monkey. All day long, you scan Monster.com and CareerBuilder for tech resumes. You are expected to fill out 15 profiles a day, on random people looking for tech jobs. They don't want you to think; you just keep your fingers dialing.
You are required to wear a suit to work every single day, even though you just sit in a small room with other college kids and see who can dial the phone faster. You learn no skills, nor anything about the real workforce.
They tease with you incentive trips to Cancun. On my interview, they said two people from my office had won them so far. Three weeks into the job, the sales manager barked to the new recruits, No one from this branch has ever made it to Cancun. Let's see who can be the first! My stomach flipped in my stomach, knowing I had gotten myself into a scam.
This doesn't resemble a real work environment. You aren't allowed to make copies during the day. Bathroom trips must be hurried. There is a A and B time. A time is 8-5, and you must dialing the phone nonstop. All other administrative tasks must be completed before 8 or after 5. As you can see, it made for some long days.
They strongly encouraged you to go out for lunch every day with your peers, to improve your talking and social skills. Ridiculous. You end up spending so much money on lunch. I befriended one of the Account Managers, who confided in me that when hiring people, they only look for traits that indicate an outward personality, like athletics or cheerleading. Intelligence isn't rewarded.
The turnover is INSANE. Within 1 year of my leaving, every single recruiter (about 15 of them) had left. They use you for as long as you're willing to let them. If you decide to leave, they usher you out immediately, with no two weeks required.
The actual job is the worst part. Bottom line: account managers harass local companies to let us fill their job openings. When we get an opening, we scour the internet for people with similar qualifications. Then we try to get them to take the job for as little pay as possible, so Insight Global gets more spread.
You end up talking with dads who have been out of work for months, and you try to sell them into a job paying $14/hour, when they should rightfully be earning upwards of $20/hour. You feel like a scum bag.
You are required to bring at least 5 human beings into the office a week. Most of the time, there are no job opportunities available that require their skills. They get all dressed up, excited, and hopeful. A dumbass, college kid recruiter makes up some questions to ask them, and they leave. The recruiter makes his in-house quota and the interviewee awaits anxiously for a follow-up call that never comes.
I think you see the point. This company is growing so fast because they've stumbled upon a formula that works: Hire college kids until they realize it's a scam. There will always be kids looking for work. They've got both contractors and recruiters by the balls.
Read this, forward it to everyone you can, and let's bring down this terrible organization making money at the expense of everyone it comes in contact with.
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