Client Reviews

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

I believe Brady and I have worked together 3 times before to hire people.  He’s my ‘go-to’ for placements. He takes the time to listen, understand what the firm needs and then is thoughtful to connect us to people that align with our needs.  He is honest if he doesn’t think that who we are looking for exists.  Mostly, I appreciate that he doesn’t pressure us to hire, he cares about getting the fit right.

Client Advisor – Wealth Management Firm

October 2018

SALES

Our experience with SkyWater was great. Connor was excellent at following up consistently without being pushy or overbearing. At the time of this hire, we had several important positions open and I was not able to follow up as consistently as I would have liked and it was a relief to know that Connor wouldn’t let us fall through the cracks because of our busy schedules. Connor offered us several options throughout the interview process to accommodate to our needs and was patient with our sometimes less-than-prompt responses!

HR Generalist – Industrial Services Company

October 2018

ENGINEERING

Matt did a great job.   As you are quite aware, as a business leader I have a lot of options with regards to my recruiting needs.   Over my 32 years of leading business, I probably have used a dozen or more recruiting firms for different roles.  Most of them were out of state groups that specialized in what I was looking for at the time or are specialized in our industry.  I like that you guys are local and seem to have a well balanced portfolio, and a personal yet down to earth staff which is much appreciated.  Matt was a pleasure to work with.  He was appropriately aggressive with our search and presented outstanding candidates that fit our needs.   I will definitely use Matt again for our next search.

CEO – Commercial Fixture Company

October 2018

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Casey has been terrific to partner with in our finance searches.  Ben has been wonderful for sales candidates as well. We look forward to continuing to partner for additional searches.

VP of HR – Consumer Services

October 2018

SALES

So far, our candidate has been fantastic and she is catching on very quickly. She’s already been down to meet with the Target team.

As far as how the process went, all three candidates were good and two of the three I was extremely impressed with. Ben worked well to get the interviews set up quickly, was very responsive to all of my questions and was quick to follow up on all details once we made the decision to move forward with our selected candidate.

VP Client Services – Merchandising Company

September 2018

IT

Not too much to complain about.  It was a good experience overall.  SkyWater was able to find us some good candidates similar to what we were looking for very quickly.  The communication was also pretty good.  Thanks again!

QA Manager – Auto Parts Distributor

August 2018

IT

It has been a pleasure working with you.  You and Zac are definitely a step above other recruiters that I have worked with.  Thank you for all the help.

IT Candidate – Software Engineer

August 2018

SALES

SkyWater was thorough and personable and did very well in all aspects.  It was a pleasure working with Connor on this position.

Director of Sales – OEM Leader

August 2018

OPERATIONS

I wanted to send you a note to say “Thank You” for your work in finding us a great production manager.  You certainly made the process seamless.  I expected the process to take much longer.  With your insight and understanding of the type of candidate we were looking for, we were able to make an excellent hire in a short amount of time.

I look forward to working with SkyWater for our future hiring needs.

President – Industrial Manufacturer & Distributor

July 2018

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

SkyWater has been an excellent resource for our company’s staffing needs. Not only are they very knowledgeable on the industry, but they are also highly responsive to all emails and quickly jump on new needs. Matt listens to our demanding requests and provides high quality candidates that fit like a glove to our culture. Highly recommend working with SkyWater.

HR Manager – Beverage Operations

June 2018

IT

Honestly, SkyWater was awesome. The process on your part was great. Adam had great candidates. If there were any gaps it was my fault being slow on follow ups. 

Sr. Director of App Dev – Lifestyle Company

June 2018

MARKETING

Regarding my experience working with SkyWater Search, I was very pleased. On the front end, I thought there was a lot of attention paid to gaining specific candidate requirements for the position and that the candidates presented were vetted and were legitimate candidates. Persistence was good without being pushy and follow up was good as well.

I have had bad experiences with other recruiting companies recently, so my experience with SkyWater was refreshing.

VP of Sales and Marketing for Industrial distributor

May 2018

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Well, we liked how SkyWater Search handled it so much we signed them up to find another member of our leadership team immediately after our new hire signed. Our HR manager who’s been resistant to retained search in the past was so happy with how the Finance Director search went and SkyWater’s performance that I think we are now a full convert and are 100% behind using SkyWater Search again for our OPS director.

Couldn’t be happier with how things went!

President – E-Commerce Distributor

April 2018

OPERATIONS

When I was first introduced to SkyWater Search, they had inherited our search from a different recruiter who left and the results fell flat.  However, SkyWater Search made a point to follow up with me to gain an understanding of our company and discuss additional staffing options for our business model.

Prior to embarking on our director level search, they found a terrific candidate for us for a junior position we needed to fill, and we were ready to extend an offer when the candidate withdrew due to a death in his immediate family.  I was impressed that they kept plugging away at the junior employee position while also being able to bring us solid candidates for the director position that ended up being offered to the SkyWater candidate.  He  is our first senior level employee and plays a critical role in our company and SkyWater Search nailed it.  Specifically, something I find helpful is that when SkyWater presents a candidate, they didn’t just send a resume’.  SkyWater takes the time to deliver a bulleted synopsis of the individual along with how his/her experience fits into our needs.

Finally, I will also give a shout out to Kurt Rakos who has also taken the time to learn more about our business and provide outstanding customer service and counsel. 

Director for Sales Operations – Industrial Capital Equipment

March 2018

OPERATIONS

Nothing but good things to say at this point. SkyWater Search did an excellent job, and their candidate is proving to be a great addition tour company. Thank you for the follow up. Most recruiters don’t.

Fabrication Center Director – Secondary Packaging Manufacturing

March 2018

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

The candidate they gave us has been great and has dug right in. I have worked with SkyWater Search both personally on searches and now as a resource to find talent and they has been great both times.

We will certainly reach out to SkyWater in the future if the need is there!

Senior Accountant – Retail -Franchise

March 2018

IT

I enjoy working with SkyWater Search. They are very responsive which I appreciate. SkyWater Search is definitely one of our top agencies we work with.

Director – SaaS Company

March 2018

SALES

I appreciate SkyWater’s open communication dialog. I always knew exactly where they were in the process and they were able to give me feedback and insight from the potential candidates. Even after our candidate accepted the position, SkyWater Search did an excellent job coaching myself on different ways to stay in contact with our new hire during the period of time after he gave his three week notice. I think this was super beneficial in retaining him as a new employee because his previous employer was putting pressure on him to stay. I would definitely consider using Skywater Search again in the future for hiring needs.

Vice President – Oil Industry

February 2018

SALES

Our experience working with SkyWater for this search has been great. We get high-quality candidates, and SkyWater Search did a great job pre-screening and finding people who would be a fit for our organization. It is very refreshing to be getting high-quality candidates versus just a high quantity. Not every search firm will vet their candidates out to the extent that we have seen from your recruiters, which is why we have returned to SkyWater to help recruit for additional openings.

Senior Sales Executive – Manufacturing Industry

January 2018

FINANCE

My experience in working with SkyWater Search was very positive. I was very grateful they were willing to speak with me directly about the position and the priority of skills and experiences we needed for the position, in addition to SkyWater coordinating with us on other aspects/details of the recruiting process. I felt that after we had our initial conversation on the phone, they had a much better understanding of what I absolutely needed in the new hire and what would be nice to have. SkyWater Search is professional and hard-working, and I appreciated their input on our candidates. I felt they were honest during all aspects of the process.

Controller – Financial Planning

December 2017

OPERATIONS

Everything went great with SkyWater Search and we are very pleased with our new hire. We generally do not use firms unless it is an upper management position, but SkyWater was competing with three other search firms and SkyWater sent over the best talent for our company.

Human Resources Generalist – Beverage Operations

December 2017

SALES

Our experience working with SkyWater Search was incredibly positive and beneficial for our company. Their team did an excellent job finding the right fit for us and we believe that their candidate was the perfect fit for our company’s needs. We would definitely reach out to SkyWater again should the necessity arise.

Agency Producer – Industrial Company

November 2017

IT

Working with SkyWater Search was a very positive and professional experience. This was my first time working with SkyWater and it was impressive. They did a great job of finding the exact type of candidate I was looking for and proactively facilitated the interview/offer process. Great work, hope to work with you again in the future!

Vice President – SaaS Company

October 2017

OPERATIONS

Can’t think of anything to comment other than, they were terrific! It was a seamless process and there were never any issues and always found SkyWater to be a great team to work with and they found the perfect candidate for the job, which has made my life easier!

Director of Property Management – Commercial Property Company

October 2017

MARKETING

Really I couldn’t have a had a better experience working with SkyWater Search. They listened and truly UNDERSTOOD my needs in the position, then they brought me only the most qualified and related candidates. SkyWater was also very patient and understanding of the time I needed to make the right decision. One of the best recruiting experiences I’ve had.

Creative Director – Marketing Agency

October 2017

FINANCE

Overall I am very impressed with SkyWater Search’s placement process with us. SkyWater asks thoughtful questions to make sure they understand our firm’s culture, services and the particular fit for the role. I also appreciate their honesty and how forthright they are. I have had very little experience working with recruiters, so they took the time to educate me on how the process works and why SkyWaters does things the way they do.

Advisor – Financial Planning

October 2017