“I have been at my new job since August 2008 and love it. Orion was ‘spot on’ when they matched me with them. I was telling my wife the other day that it seems like every day I go to work, I come home more excited that I took this job. That's very unusual! Thanks again and again.
When I first approached Orion about attending a hiring conference, I'd already been working in the civilian market for six or seven years after leaving the military. Although I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do next, I did have rather specific geographic preferences. Landing this job for me involved a real team effort from Orion.
Rob Gumpper was very patient with me. He did a great job finding opportunities that matched my skill sets, experience, and career goals. Mike Starich's feedback and coaching before and after my initial interviews boosted my confidence. And, finally, during the second interview process, Ed Voelsing worked behind the scenes and was very instrumental in helping close the deal for me. Thank you to Chris Demmons, as well, and the whole Orion team!”
– Michael Baloy, Sales Engineer
“I left the Navy as a Lieutenant after seven years commissioned and have worked in retail management for the past ten years. I recently decided it was time to look for a new job. Through Orion International, I was hired as a Developmental Store Manager for Wal-Mart. Ultimately, I hope to advance my career with the company, but this is an excellent entry into the world's largest retailer.
Everyone at Orion was extremely helpful and responsive. I believe that Orion really wanted me to be happy. In fact, I received more one-on-one attention through this process than I did several years ago with another recruiting agency. Michele Zambrano did a fantastic job throughout the interview process, brought me up to speed on the details and helped me feel comfortable with the process, even when flight delays caused last minute changes in my interview process.”
- Carmen Campbell, Developmental Store Manager
“My Orion recruiter was JP Sniffen, and he was wonderful. He kept in constant communication with me throughout the entire process and made numerous suggestions through some of his personnel in the San Diego office.
Mangan, my new employer, is a great company, and everyone here is excited to be here. We all look forward to working on a daily basis. My Orion experience was great!”
- John Flaherty, Control Systems Engineer
“Orion went above and beyond. There were several opportunities that I was presented with at the time, and I looked into all of them. I would have been happy with most of them, but I truly love it here at Oxy. I am working for a company I really like, and I do a job that I love. I make great money, and I receive a much higher compensation here than at my last job. Thanks, Orion.”
- Reginald Hodges, Drill Site Manage
“I want to extend my gratitude for Orion International’s assistance in placing me with a top-notch company. They matched me with precisely the type of organization and position that I wanted to work in when transitioning from active military to corporate civilian. As I approach my one-year anniversary with St. Jude Medical, Inc., I could not be happier. I'm excited about my current job and future possibilities within St. Jude Medical.”
- Jacen Caldwell, Sales Operation Specialist
“Orion International is heads and shoulders above the rest! I was working with two other recruiting agencies when I began to work with Orion. Orion kept in contact with me several times a week and was constantly emailing me job opportunities that matched my preferences. This is something that other firms only did sporadically, if at all. My Orion recruiter was Mike Wood. Out of the dozen or so recruiters that I have worked with at other agencies over the last two months, Mike was the only one that took my request to be in New England seriously. Mike worked with me a lot outside of the typical hiring process because of my location in Oklahoma and my request to end up in the Northeast.
In the end, it was a hiring event with Wal-Mart in Philadelphia that helped me land my job. Mike and Michele Zambrano prepared me with about 30 sample questions that the interviewers might ask. They also held a Webinar to discuss the position and keys to success in the interview. During the interview, every question asked had already been given to me by Michele.
Thanks to that hiring event, I will be a Developmental Store Manager at Wal-Mart. In terms of location, responsibility and pay, it is far beyond anything I ever expected coming out of the Army after only three years.”
– Ty Hapworth, Developmental Store Manager