Experience with Stewart, Cooper, & Coon?
August 17, 2011 8:38 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone have any experience with Stewart, Cooper, and Coon, an "executive placement" firm that helps you with your job search for a fee?

My husband is considering using them. He is looking for a project manager position in the tech industry. Thanks!
posted by mbidi to Work & Money (6 answers total)
Since when is project manager an executive position?
posted by Caviar at 8:55 PM on August 17, 2011

I have no experience with the firm, so maybe this is just a derail, but I would not trust any organization that reverses the standard funding stream for an industry (ie headhunting).
posted by crabintheocean at 9:00 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

I looked just very briefly at their site and immediately started noticing stuff like

"...they choose us, hand's down."
"...She faced three obsticles."
"Each Day You Delay In Securing Your New Job Cost's You Money"

And lots of just plain awkward; "He authored the best-selling career book titled, Ready Aim Hired, now in its third printing." "There are many reasons why people are in search." "You are the executive to have completed this survey."

I would not allow these people to so much as write a resume for somebody I cared about. If the web site's that sloppy and unprofessional, it's really hard to imagine that their work is wildly different. Maybe it is, but, I would not be able to get past "obsticles" and "hand's down."
posted by kmennie at 9:35 PM on August 17, 2011 [12 favorites]

Also, not that I'm particularly one to trust these sorts of things, but the first Google search suggestion for "stewart cooper coon" (no quotes) is "stewart cooper coon scam". That's never a good sign.
posted by aaronbeekay at 10:20 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Whoa, and check out this site:

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"Rip-off Report" looks to be obviously bought and paid for. Stay far, far away.
posted by aaronbeekay at 10:24 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

There are lots of good, legitimate executive search firms that specialize in IT/tech/new media.
posted by headnsouth at 6:40 AM on August 18, 2011

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