Reaction Search International

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Updated February 5, 2015
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  1. Great Opportunity - in college, first job, seasoned professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Reaction Search International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working full-time since July 2013 and can honestly say I continue to look forward to coming to work every day.

    Here are some of the reasons why I love working at RSI:
    Corporate Culture - encourages goal setting and personal and professional growth, very motivational
    Fantastic opportunity to learn how to handle yourself on the phone, how to influence people, manage your time and priorities, set and hit goals
    Surrounded by strong and successful role models who continue to grow and stretch
    Many ways to be recognized - even if working part-time, everyone can win
    Company invests time and energy in providing continuous sales training, goal setting and other success-building techniques
    Diverse group of people makes it enjoyable to learn from co-workers with various backgrounds
    Work with clients coming from a wide range of industries, geographic locations and skill sets
    Collaborative environment - mentoring encouraged
    Clear communication regarding expectations
    Love the unfailing recognition for birthdays, anniversaries and personal family events
    Snacks, drinks, several fun outings, very nice holiday celebrations
    Open-door policy with upper management - always asking our feedback and suggestions for how to do what we do more efficiently
    Top of the line tools like Apple equipment and very nice headsets for hands-free communication

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any cons to working here. If you do what you are hired to do, you have ample opportunity to grow personally and professional and earn a solid income.

    Advice to Management

    Continue offering a proven path of success for us to follow


  2. It was a great experience working here! I definitely learned a lot and can use a lot of my knowledge for future jobs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Reaction Search International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I very much enjoyed my co-worker's company. The job can be pretty tedious, but everyone around me made it a bit better. Also, we sometimes have company dinners where we just drink, eat, etc. It's very fun!

    Cons

    I didn't see much of an opportunity for personal growth.


  3. Overall Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reaction Search International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I’ve worked here a long time; I think it’s a great place to be. Everyone has new or newish computers, there’s indoor plants and flowers, a well-stocked snack area. Pay for performance enables comp growth for all staff, regardless of function. Birthdays & anniversaries are celebrated for all full time staff. There’s lots of training provided. There’s lots of opportunity to grow sales, recruiting, and client-facing skills, as well as public speaking, business writing and lead generation/cold calling skills. Management is approachable and quick to help anyone who needs it. It’s a great place to learn a little bit about all industries, the projects are usually interesting. It’s a great place to meet lots of interesting people who are top performers in a variety of industries. Over the time I’ve worked here, Management has made a lot of changes, some kept, some discarded, to make the work environment more enjoyable, productive and profitable for staff. New projects and clients come in all the time, it’s a dynamic, high energy place. My personal favorite, there's also a matched 401k, decent health benefits, and gym membership. Physical health and work/life balance is strongly supported. Everyone is friendly, open, social and strives to be helpful. This is an especially great place for people who want to build up to their own recruiting desk.

    Cons

    While not “cons” per say, RSI isn’t right for everyone. RSI is very metrics driven, and employees are held accountable for performance. Those who meet expectations earn higher expectations. It’s also an open office space with cubicles and shared workspaces. Minimal sound/sight privacy. Plans are to increase openness. Recruiting is basically sales, so the office is very fast paced, high energy, noisy. RSI is very entrepreneurial- there’s lots of change as clients and candidates come and go and as tools are tried out, incorporated or discarded. Again, not “cons” exactly, but not the right place for everyone. RSI is not right for people who need a quiet, introspective, private work environment, or need a lot of consistency and predictability throughout the day or work poorly under pressure and scrutiny. RSI is not the place for people who aren’t “people people,” as all roles deal with clients, candidates and work in teams with other staff, and everyone meets a wide variety of people and personalities. These qualities aren't really cons, as they are a typical part of any business oriented around selling and delivering a service, but some some personalities can find these qualities challenging or uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Needed: Flexible hours for full time staff.


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  5. Dynamic Company with Fun but Professional Culture!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Reaction Search International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have the perspective at this company from different levels, starting as an intern 4 years ago working part-time while in college and since being promoted twice and a full-time employee. The training and mentoring I've received along the way has been invaluable to my growth.

    This is one of the few places where you truly get out what you put in. It is a very results-focused environment with unlimited growth potential both responsibility-wise and financially. Also work-life balance is crucial for me and this is a great place providing an opportunity to work hard and succeed financially without working crazy hours.

    The culture is unique in that it is very professional and goal/metrics driven as stated above but also is a very collaborative and fun team environment. No politics are present (or if there are they are addressed quickly).

    We have monthly company sushi lunch outings, annual sports outings and an annual performance trip to Maui!

    Leadership is very engaged and approachable when it comes to feedback or change.

    Cons

    Training meetings get repetitive at times for those of us who have been with the company for a number of years but necessary for newer employees who have not heard it yet. Perhaps, time permitting, having separate meetings based on seniority and experience level would be a good suggestion.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very receptive to feedback and also is inspirational, being very energetic and fast-paced. This reflects in the company culture which does a good job in effectively pushing productivity; keep up the great work!


  6. Storytelling in the Office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Videographer/Editor in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Videographer/Editor in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Reaction Search International part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I was hired a little while ago to be a videographer and editor for the company and it's been a very smooth transition into the work environment. My interview was relaxed and everyone in the office space is warm and welcoming. Doing good work is emphasized and hard work is rewarded. Compensation and hours are more than reasonable.

    Cons

    As a videographer I'm making videos that help benefit the company. The frustrating thing is not being able to shoot stuff when I have my equipment with me. I completely understand that people are busy, but when you pre plan to shoot something and it doesn't get shot on the date, it's not helping the project.


  7. Rewarding opportunity for hard working individuals.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Reaction Search International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I started working with Reaction Search International right out of college with no recruiting experience. The company has an excellent training process that will give you all the tools necessary to be successful. A very rewarding environment with lots of growth potential. I worked with Project Managers that carefully took the time to train me so that I will be able to manage a team under me. Work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    No concerns with the company at the moment

    Advice to Management

    training for time management for employees will be very helpful in this environment.


  8. “I work with smart people in an open collaborative environment in a growing company!”

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Director in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Director in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Reaction Search International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is evolving and growing with a cohesive story while capturing market opportunities. I Love Working with smart people in an open and collaborative environment is thoroughly challenging, and enjoyable.

    Cons

    The company does not contribute to the HSA plan

    Advice to Management

    Try to create opportunities and incentives for employees that are not in sales.


  9. "Excellent training in the Executive Search Industry.”

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director/Executive Search Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Director/Executive Search Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Reaction Search International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome culture, high energy, results oriented, great people & client companies.
    Excellent commissions for self driven people
    Goal Oriented environment
    Trips to Maui!!!!

    Cons

    Executive search business is can be up and down
    If you do not have solid sales skills or the ability to learn fast this business is not for you.
    Big money is made on straight commission

    Advice to Management

    Continue to implement the project management application Base camp; it is producing great results.


  10. The organization is very supportive of it's employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Reaction Search International full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hires dynamic and intelligent talented people and provides excellent training

    Cons

    no cons at this time


  11. Helpful (3)

    OK for students with no recruitment experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Reaction Search International full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent paid internships for college students. Starting salary for recent college grads is in the industry's average for the East Bay and small bumps in salary are possible, based on performance. Good opportunity to learn about the recruitment industry. Incentive trip for full-time recruiters who meet annual revenue goal. Casual dress code. Located in a nice business park.

    Cons

    Contrary to what it's name suggests, this company does not have international operations. This is a family owned business where the "management team" is one man in just one office. Because the organization is so small, there is zero room for growth - but they will always say the sky is the limit. Commissions and bonuses are below industry average. No training program. Lack of professionalism from management, often emotional, gossiping and talking behind other people's back.



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