At Atlas Search, 100 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 38 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.00. It was published on Jan 16, 2018. 5834 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.

What They Do

We asked Atlas Search to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Atlas Search is a national executive recruiting, staffing and retained search firm dedicated to placing accounting, finance, middle office, human resources, office support and tech professionals from staff to executive levels.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10036 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15212 US Employees: 38
Corporate Structure: Partnership Founded: 2015

Atlas Search Founding Partner Peter Riccio celebrating the holidays with the team

Perks and Programs

We asked Atlas Search to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • All expense paid trips: Atlas holds an annual team competition among the employees that are designed to reward both indivudal sucess, as well as overall team performance, so everyone is accountable to not just themselves, but their team, as well. The winning team enters a drawing, and the winner is awarded with a trip for them and their family to various fun destinations.
  • Snacks, snacks, (and toiletries): We keep our pantry stocked, with food and drinks, and let our employees decide what we order. And by popular demand, we also keep toiletries on hand.
  • Happy hours: We're social by nature, so we promoted social events, which include regular company sponsored happy hours. And no happy hour would be complete without food, so we always encourage everyone to order whatever they want to eat.
  • Softball: Atlas pays for employees to participate in a corporate softball league, including paying for jerseys (everyone got to pick their own nicknames, and all of them were hilarious), as well as providing refreshments and snacks for the game, and always followed by happy hour. Please note this year we made it to the championships, but unfortunately came up short. Next year we plan on winning it all!
  • Exclusive Access to Legends: Atlas is part of Thuzio, a membership organization that hosts monthly events for members and their guests (we bring our clients) with legends of sports, business, and media. The events are exclusive, intimate, and include dinner, drinks & Q&A. Some recent participants include Tiki Barber, Lawrence Taylor, Daymond Johnson, Darryl Strawberry, and Paul O'Neill.
  • Retro & Classic Gaming: We have several retro and classic gaming emulators that include EVERY SINGLE retro and classic game ever made. All work and no play is no fun, so we encourage the team to blow off some steam whenever they want with Mario Kart or Tecmo Bowl, or any one of the other 10,000 games we have.
  • Free on-site gym: We have a free on-site gym for all of our employees, and we encourage them to use it whenever they want throughout the day.
  • Travel & Entertainment: We believe the personal touch in recruiting is something that has been lost.  At Atlas Search, we encourage our team to take their clients and candidates out and spend time with them outside of the typical recruiting cycle.  It requires a heavy investment, but we know the returns are immeasurable, so we encourage everyone to use their expense accounts.


65% Company-paid health coverage for employees 38% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
Ad-hoc ops meeting


  • Flexible schedule (60% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Job sharing (30% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (5% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free gym, snacks, toiletries, modified concierge services)


120 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 15 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
$1,000 Adoption benefit90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $10,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
COO Leads environmental impact team Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • COO oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Atlas's HR recruiting team deftly demonstrating that, when necessary, we can be professional, too


Bryant Vargas in front of our Times Square ad congratulating him on joining the firm

How to Get Hired

We asked Atlas Search for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We look for professionals who are honest, hardworking, and humble. People who are diligent, meticulous, and driven by a desire to fully actualize their professional potential.  This is generally marked by a strong willingness to learn, no ego, and the professional confidence to be able to admit when one is wrong or doesn't know something. Another important trait we look for in prospective employees is an ability to work well in a dynamic environment where one may have a framework, but no strict constraints, and where the landscape can change often and quickly.  The speed of the market moves quickly, so our business has to also, but we maintain our core values throughout.  So professionals who are steady yet flexible are very successful here. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we view our employees like family, so the characteristics of compassion and empathy are key to developing a family environment.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Tenacity is very important. We care a lot more about personal attributes than professional experience.  And it can be very difficult to let your personal attributes come across on a resume. Also, the vast majority of employees we've hired are through referrals.  So if someone applies and doesn't receive a response, then they should follow up again and again until they connect with someone here.  We want people who want to be here, so that type of tenacity is a very easy way to distinguish one’s self.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always looking for recruiters and operations associates.  We plan on launching several new divisions in the coming year, and growing every existing division. The exact timing of when we launch these divisions will be dependent on several factors, including if and when we identify strong candidates who can function as division heads to help build the divisions out.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should look at our website, our LinkedIn profile, and apply to the position they feel they're best suited to.  But they should also follow up personally with one of our firm's partners or directors to introduce themselves and explain why they're interested in interviewing with us.

hiring Outlook

15 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 58% Job Growth
3 Average applicants per opening 50 Total job applicants
95% New hires by employee referrals 25% Openings filled by current employees
5 Recent graduates hired 10% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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