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I worked at Tompkins Associates full-time (More than a year)
I worked at Tompkins from 1997-1999 (Glassdoor would not let me select anything earlier). The logistics and distribution world has certainly changed since then, and, with the exception of a few key players at Tompkins, I see that management has turned over quite a bit (as is to be expected over nearly 20 years). Anyway, while there, I always had a good feeling about the company. The partners seemed very down to earth and people-oriented. Although at that time it was a small company, they seemed to put a lot of effort into HR policies and employee training. The training was of course at a very basic level at their HQ in Raleigh, as you can't teach people to be consultants in a classroom - so considering that, I think they did a really good job. Most training in anything complex is on the job anyway. The team I worked with also had weekly project review sessions where all teams would meet at the region office and talk about their projects...that way we could all learn together. I really got the feeling that Tompkins was very customer and employee oriented and there was never any hidden agenda. I really had only three reasons to leave Tompkins - first, I decided to take my life in a different direction, outside of what Tompkins could provide; second, I needed to spend less time on the road, and third, a close friend at another company asked me to help her out and I couldn't say no. None of these had anything to do with any lack of satisfaction at Tompkins - I was otherwise really happy there. Otherwise, benefits and salary were on par or better that others in the industry.
The only thing negative for me was the amount of travel required, but that's an issue in most consulting jobs, not just Tompkins. If you don't like being on the road then don't be a consultant (I enjoyed the travel but as I stated above I decided to go in a different direction, career-wise). Otherwise, there could be more cons depending on your work style. For example if you like to be told what to do and how to do it, this is not the place for you. It's up to you to ask lots of questions and figure things out. Management is not going to hold your hand.
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My only advice here is to keep doing what you were doing back in the day. I thought it was a great company back then...hopefully it still is! I have nothing but warm feelings for my time at Tompkins.
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Getting an Interview
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I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Tompkins Associates (Raleigh, NC).
First interview was a phone interview and 2nd interview is individual interviews with current consultants. Like 5 or 6 of them. They like is the best job ever and that you career will be very fun and adventuress. They promise a lot of things they don't keep.
- Very specific questions: You have a 5 minutes to impress me on your accomplishments.... ?!?!?!?!?!!!!??? Answer Question
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