I applied online for a position and one of their Recruiters called me. It was one of the most ridiculous conversations I've ever had with a Recruiter. Basically she immediately asked if $30K a year base salary was acceptable. I was taken aback by this but understand that time is money. I re-emphasized my requirements and she asked: "So you're not working and this isn't acceptable? If you can't take this than we can't really interview you." Trying to ignore this insulting comment (just because I'm not working doesn't mean I should be disrespected), I asked more about the company and she stated she was "not ethically able to give me this information over the phone" ?! WTH? I asked who their main competitor was so I could get a sense of the company. She didn't know. I let her know that my gut reaction was not to move forward. Pretty disappointing to speak with someone who doesn't have the finesse on the phone and does recruiting for a living!
Posted: 4/19/2010 • Link to this review
An applicant's biggest fear is that a recruiter will not treat their application with the same care the applicant would use had he applied without the middle man. FirstPro is that fear manifest and amplified. Let me illustrate with an example from my personal experience. I sent my resume to Patrick Dyer on April 20. I called to ensure it was in the system on April 28. My resume was still sitting in Patrick's inbox. He agreed to check with his manager to see if I could still be considered for the position and call be back with a status later that day. 3 business days later and he had not called. I contacted 2 other managers, each of which told me they would investigate and get back no me. Neither did. I asked the IT Division Director to have Patrick call me and explain why he does not return my call. Patrick left a message but did not address the issue. I was not unqualified for the position. Rather I was being mistreated because they have too many applications. Clearly they don't need yours. If you must waste your time applying through this recruiter, do not let a day pass without following up. Rest assured they are busy with someone else.
Posted: 5/01/2009 • Last edited: 5/07/2009 • Link to this review
These recruiters are the best. I was interviewed by four of their agents. They all were eager to find me employment, but more importantly place me in a seemingly tailor-made position based on my background & education. I was offered a position within weeks of my initial contact with FirstPro & for the first on my career path I (FirstPro) found a company where I want to retire from.
Posted: 11/12/2007 • Last edited: 5/07/2009 • Link to this review