Most recruiters last under a year, search LinkedIn for people who used to work at OfficeTeam/Accountemps and you'll see for yourself. Unrealistically high expectations of huge volume sales calls/interviews, most senior leaders have usually not ran a desk in many years and are often detached from the realities of the job.
For candidates/clients - the mark ups are significantly higher than any of their competitors, so candidates are often short changed as recruiters are under constant pressure to maintain these high mark ups.
Training is very good, but most people who join and like the industry find greater job satisfaction and respect elsewhere. Typically 70-80% of the recruiters are deemed to be performing below minimum standards.
If you are in the administrative profession and in between jobs this is a good place to find work. They have a lot of variety in their placements. Most of my placements lasted 3 months and then I would go onto the next one.They were never the same. Lots of experience in different environments.
I work for office team for over 15 years as a tempt this was my choice as i had small chidren and i wanted to spend more time with them. I used to be called for work on a regular basis not any more. They stop calling me and when i call i get they voice machine then i would not hear from them despite leaving a message. I am disappointed in office team the way they treated me. I would not recommend office team to no one.