10 E 40th St, 9th Floor, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.751540 -73.981231
Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown South Central, Midtown
One of the worst staffing agencies out there. A total waste of time. When I first went in, I had to wait over 45 minutes even after telling them I had to be at work soon. Larry was no help at all. Months later I was asked to come in by Donna Saunders I explained to her that I have already met with Larry. She still wanted me to come in. I had to fill out the paperwork again even though I was there less then 6 months ago. When I asked Donna about the position I saw on Craig's List she said that was already filled. This didn't seem right since I just saw the ad the day before. She said she wanted to meet with me if something else came up. A total waste of time.
Months later I replied a ad and Donna emailed me asking me to come in to their office. I explained to her that I had already met with her. She said that she still needed me to come into the office. I asked why and she said it was company policy. I asked her if the position was sill open and she said yes. I then asked her to give me more info on the position. She said that she couldn't unless I when into the office. I passed.
I worked with other agencies and as long as you met with anyone in the office, you didn't need to keep going back. I think FSS just wants to make themselves look busy. They waste people's time.
WARRING: they put the same ads in Craig's List every couple of weeks.
As a seasoned recruiter, Forrest Solutions has been my least favorite place to work. While staffing is an industry of turnover, Forrest supersedes any other firm with the amount of turnover I've seen over the short time I've been there. They fire employees on whims and reduce salaries of managers thus demotivating them constantly. Most of the remaining staff has been here under 18 months. About 50% have been here under a year.
As a recruiter working mostly on the candidate side, it is difficult because there are constantly new account managers, and the clients get fed up with having a different point of contact every few months. As such, there is a lack of job orders coming in due to clients being dissatisfied with and turned off by Forrest's constant changes, giving us recruiters little to work on.
For the past year, they have been unable to hire any recruiter or salesperson with experience due to their reputation in the work place. The company went from 65 recruiters to 30 recruiters over the past 2 years, and seems like their "sister" company of FSO will dominate and sell the staffing portion off sooner rather than later.
The staffing side has decreased in revenue consistently over the past two years (the outsourcing side is doing well but the two companies have separated off and are not one company anymore).
Highly suggest to not work here (though any experienced recruiter interviewing will probably figure that out in their first interview).
As I'm looking to leave pretty soon and have experienced it first hand, feel obliged to help others out...
Glad to have the opportunity to warn other senior recruiters.
Larry Greenbaum, I will not work for any agency that employs him. Also I will not recommend that agency to others.
Forrest epitomizes the notion of a polished turd. They have a fancy looking office but don’t live up to their visual appearance with any sort of professionalism or reasonable treatment of people.
My “manager” was generally and genuinely incompetent, and did not understand the broad strokes or the brass tacks of the client operation he was attempting to manage. Similarly the additional Forrest staff that were placed on the assignment did not possess their advertised qualifications.
In addition to seeming totally lost, the Forrest manager gave initial instructions were that were counter to client’s desires, he mis-scheduled start dates and times of various Forrest staff assigned to the project, and he made glaringly inappropriate comments for any workplace. The manager also allowed the persistence of inappropriate work habits that violated the privacy of the client.
The situation was untenable and I left on what was not the best of terms, feeling contaminated by the contact with Forrest.
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Be local: Identify the neighborhood where the business is located and mention nearby attractions when relevant.Lora Snyder and Tara Hernandez are the best recruiters I have ever worked with. I had been looking for a position that would be a perfect fit for me for quite some time and within two weeks of meeting Lora and Tara, I had a job offer that far exceeded my expectations. They were so friendly and really looked for what I was interested in and what would fit all of my qualifications. I felt like I was a priority with them at all times and they were in constant contact, giving me advice and updates. This process had been a nightmare in the past but Forrest Solutions made it the easiest transition of my life. I recommend them to all of my friends and family and believe that anyone looking for a new job or career change should make an appointment with Forrest Solutions immediately!
Great People, Great Experience – I had an excellent experience with Forest Solutions. Jeff Allen was great and really listened to what I was looking for in a job. He went above and beyond to make sure I was getting what I wanted and because of his hard work and efforts I’m truly happy in my new job! Thanks Jeff!
Great recruiters! – I worked directly with Joanna Ascani and Padraic Smith, they are both great and are the reason I have an awesome Job right now! I really appreciate all their help and would recommend them to anyone searching for a good recruiter. Thanks guys!
Joanna Ascani at Forrest Solutions is the greatest! She was incredibly helpful in my search and did her best to match me with position she felt met my personal career goals. She didn't just try to stick me in any position that she could like some other services have. She paid attention to what my skills were and what I wanted out of a career. In this tough job market, I was just about ready to settle for anything, but she made sure that I didn't. She develops a relationship with the people that she works with and I believe she has their best interest at heart. I would 100% recommend Joanna to anyone.
Great !! – Working with Joanna Ascani has been great !!!, she has helped me polish my resume and is proactive in helping me land a job, it has been a pleasure working with Joanna. She is still in the process of helping me finding a job and her hard work is very noticable.
FORREST SOLUTIONS GROUP TWO THUMBS DOWN – I have worked with several "Employment Agencies" in the past and Forrest Solutions Group is THE WORST place I have ever been to. I was scheduled to meet with Joanna Ascani . I signed in and sat with the other hopefuls in the lobby. Although she was notified that her 1pm was there I WAITED OVER AN HOUR without any acknowledgment. After the long wait she (Joanna) spoke with me no longer than 5mins. She said she would be in touch soon I never heard from her again. 6months later Joanna finally contacts me after our initial meeting and ask me to "DO A FAVOR" and write a review. Unbelievable. Needless to say I think the Forrest Solutions Group is unorganized, unprofessional and I would not recommend them to other qualified and educated professionals seeking employment. Its unfortunate that during these difficult economic times that people will still take the time and efforts of people seeking jobs for granted.
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