Pancoast Staffing SVC INC

★★★★☆
  • 100 5th Ave # 609

    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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  • 412-261-4820

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The following are my opinions:

Horrible Staffing Agency - Please Stay away from them.

Ok, so they are a family business been around for 30 yrs. So you would think they should be doing something right, Right? Well in my opinion, they are resume gatherers but not very proactive in staying in contact with their candidates.

I called to schedule "an interview" months ago as I have 25+ years of legal, sales and management experience. When I arrived at the office, it looked "shabby", "outdated" and "dirty" with rows of simple desks where recruiters were on the phone as if they were in a "call center". I tested with proficiency in MS office and typed well, though no one does speed typing anymore.

Anyway, after testing I thought I would meet a Recruiter, but I was told No. "If we have something we will call you" is what I was told. Now I have had extensive interviewing experience as a manager and I can tell you that not everything translates from a resume and its crucial to actually meet people.

So when I called Scott, office manager, to explain that, I was told that it's impossible to meet everyone especially walk-ins. I get that but I made my appt a week in advance so they knew I was coming. I have been a business professional for a very long time and I felt this treatment was rather "cold and impersonal"

I asked to have my resume sent to a few jobs, but never heard back from Pancoast. Each time I called I was told things like "client hasn't contacted us" "Do we have your resumes" (I sent 2 and shouldn't that be something a staffing agency can answer?). Also they stated they couldn't find my test results readily but would look for them.

When I spoke with Jennifer, she told me that a resume speaks for itself. Wrong,...besides I could approach any company with a resume and apply online myself, Why do I need Pancoast? I was looking for a company that could help by representing me and my career interests. I didn't get that with Pancoast. Also Jennifer told me "Well you were interviewed by Jaime" and she has those confidential notes from the interview"

What? I was not interviewed. I'm sorry but setting up an appointment, saying Hi when I walk in (having Jaime call me by another name) and testing me then saying "we will call you if we have anything" is NOT an interview. Give me a break.

That's ludicrous, and the worst approach from a staffing agency I have ever encountered. Very unprofessional. Pancoast, please clean up your act......and your office.....And in my opinion, please everyone stay clear of this firm. I believe they will do NOTHING for you.

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The following are my opinions:

Horrible Staffing Agency - Please Stay away from them.

Ok, so they are a family business been around for 30 yrs. So you would think they should be doing something right, Right? Well in my opinion, they are resume gatherers but not very proactive in staying in contact with their candidates.

I called to schedule "an interview" months ago as I have 25+ years of legal, sales and management experience. When I arrived at the office, it looked "shabby", "outdated" and "dirty" with rows of simple desks where recruiters were on the phone as if they were in a "call center". I tested with proficiency in MS office and typed well, though no one does speed typing anymore.

Anyway, after testing I thought I would meet a Recruiter, but I was told No. "If we have something we will call you" is what I was told. Now I have had extensive interviewing experience as a manager and I can tell you that not everything translates from a resume and its crucial to actually meet people.

So when I called Scott, office manager, to explain that, I was told that it's impossible to meet everyone especially walk-ins. I get that but I made my appt a week in advance so they knew I was coming. I have been a business professional for a very long time and I felt this treatment was rather "cold and impersonal"

I asked to have my resume sent to a few jobs, but never heard back from Pancoast. Each time I called I was told things like "client hasn't contacted us" "Do we have your resumes" (I sent 2 and shouldn't that be something a staffing agency can answer?). Also they stated they couldn't find my test results readily but would look for them.

When I spoke with Jennifer, she told me that a resume speaks for itself. Wrong,...besides I could approach any company with a resume and apply online myself, Why do I need Pancoast? I was looking for a company that could help by representing me and my career interests. I didn't get that with Pancoast. Also Jennifer told me "Well you were interviewed by Jaime" and she has those confidential notes from the interview"

What? I was not interviewed. I'm sorry but setting up an appointment, saying Hi when I walk in (having Jaime call me by another name) and testing me then saying "we will call you if we have anything" is NOT an interview. Give me a break.

That's ludicrous, and the worst approach from a staffing agency I have ever encountered. Very unprofessional. Pancoast, please clean up your act......and your office.....And in my opinion, please everyone stay clear of this firm. I believe they will do NOTHING for you.

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Pancoast Temp Agency not only treated me with respect, but negotiated on my behalf for a raise at my placement after I started taking on more responsibilities. They were also very understanding when I had to take a few days with little warning in advance off for a personal emergency. Finally, in placing me, they were concerned with what I was looking for personally and professionally and made me feel comfortable in every placement.

I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a temporary or temporary-to-permanent placement! And because I dealt almost exclusively with Andrea before my temporary position turned into a permanent one, I highly recommend her specifically.

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Pancoast Temp Agency not only treated me with respect, but negotiated on my behalf for a raise at my placement after I started taking on more responsibilities. They were also very understanding when I had to take a few days with little warning in advance off for a personal emergency. Finally, in placing me, they were concerned with what I was looking for personally and professionally and made me feel comfortable in every placement.

I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a temporary or temporary-to-permanent placement! And because I dealt almost exclusively with Andrea before my temporary position turned into a permanent one, I highly recommend her specifically.

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Pancoast is a family owned and operated staffing agency with its main office in downtown Pittsburgh and several other offices in the suburbs. I can't say enough good things about them as I have been on both sides of utilizing their services - I have had full-time jobs where I need to hire a temp. and I have also worked for them as a temp. They truly care about making the "right fit" for both the employee and the employer and will not just send out a body to fill a request. They are one of, if not the best, paying temp. agencies in town and, thus, tend to attract the best, brightest and most skilled people.

PROS: Great resource for both an employer and a job seeker
CONS: Honestly, can't thing of a single one!

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Pancoast is a family owned and operated staffing agency with its main office in downtown Pittsburgh and several other offices in the suburbs. I can't say enough good things about them as I have been on both sides of utilizing their services - I have had full-time jobs where I need to hire a temp. and I have also worked for them as a temp. They truly care about making the "right fit" for both the employee and the employer and will not just send out a body to fill a request. They are one of, if not the best, paying temp. agencies in town and, thus, tend to attract the best, brightest and most skilled people.

PROS: Great resource for both an employer and a job seeker
CONS: Honestly, can't thing of a single one!

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