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Updated Jul 14, 2014
1st Global – Dallas – “1st Global Research and Consulting”

1st Global – Dallas – “1st Global Research and Consulting”
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2.3 15 reviews

36% Approve of the CEO

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Stephen A Batman

(11 ratings)

31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Flexible and inclusive work environment

    Senior Regulatory Specialist (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsPositive work environment, and company seems to truly care for employees.

    ConsMore daily work to do than can be done in a typical 40 hour week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Will not recommend this company!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are no pros to provide for this company.

    ConsThe problems with this company begin at the very top with the CEO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the employee revolving door.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lesson Learned--Move On!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent work/life balance if you're not in a critical position. Lovely well-planned office space. Some executives seem to sincerely care if employee has the right resources/tools to do their job. Very knowledgeable about the industry and willing to share that knowledge.

    ConsVery cliquish; subpar benefits; alot of favoritism and micro-management; alot of communication through rumors and innuendo; many not fairly paid for the contributions they make; low starting salaries; be prepared to stay at that salary indefinitely even though revenues have increased significantly; promotions and pay increases at the whim of upper management; lower level employees are treated as second class citizens; upper management decides who to include or exclude based on position title; fear-based performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a complete culture shift, starting with treating EMPLOYEES as your greatest asset (and not the advisors). Stop making excuses for not rewarding your people as revenues increase and executives get large bonuses. Lead with integrity and not motivate through fear. Too many employees are fearful of losing their jobs if they say anything executives don't want to hear. If you want to get better, listen to your employees and don't retaliate when you hear the truth, even though it may be painful. Stop hiring "yes" men and hire people who take a vested interest in leading the company to success.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Go look elsewhere for experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCovered parking, beautifully designed office space, quiet place to work

    ConsExecutives are full of yes men. Leadership is young and inexperienced. Employees lack motivation. Too many are fearful of losing their job. Management and direct reports lack trust and respect in each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust and respect your employees and each other. Better appreciation of staff. Get rid of Modelnetics! It only causes more separation than it's worth. More training for executives, or just get rid of some of them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Move on

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsDecent benefits, covered parking, quite work place, know how to put on a show for clients. A good start for Finance Majors.

    ConsFull of yes men, full of unprofessional attitudes, inexperienced leadership, no appreciation for employees, low pay, lack of AC control, no talent or ability to act during company wide held meetings, rigged company contest,

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter 401K and pay, listen to employees, middle management need better training, keep politics out. Go back to giving vacation days and not paid time off, which is a rip off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A lot to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsLoad of training and opportunity to grow

    ConsThe compensation should really be better. Some directors do alot of micro managing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Career mobility of a start-up with the resources of a mature company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGrowing company with many opportunities to utilize more than one skill-set.

    Ample opportunity to contribute and have meaningful impact on the business.

    High-value is placed on professional development. Continuing education and attainment of professional designations is encouraged and supported.

    Employees are kept informed of important business decisions and the reasoning behind them.

    Relatively few layers of management to navigate.

    Privately owned and operated by the original founder, an effective leader with good moral character and strong values.

    ConsLow 401k match (3% max)

    Frequent turnover alarming to new employees.

    Key business processes frequently undocumented.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider increasing the 401k match to 6% to remain competitive with nearby financial service firms (i.e. Charles Schwab, Fidelity, and TD Ameritrade ).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Watch your back.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThere are some extremely knowledgeable people in this organization who you can learn a lot from.

    ConsFavoritism, rumors and misinformation is how this company is run. Lack of vision of the future means resources are spread too thin and always jumping from crisis to crisis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead through inspiring not fear. Have faith and trust in your employees and don't always second guess them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Use to be a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsCompany supports and pays for professional training and licensing. Covered parking provided free of charge. Great staff. Some are allowed to work from home. Recognition Program for those that use it.

    ConsManagement wants "Yes Men". No one wants to hear about the real, root issues. Company is fickle about who can say what. Image has become everything. Lots of politics and micromanagement. Appreciation of tenured staff has decreased in recent years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOver the last few years the culture has changed and pushed human resources to the bottom. Recommend someone take notice of their turnover cost and encourage promotions beyond the typical kind of staff getting them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible, opportunities to learn but no upward mobility unless you are very well liked

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsFlexibility, fun work environment, people are nice

    ConsCliquish- not in the right clique and your a target
    Also, very hard work for very low pay. They will always find a way to avoid giving a reasonable raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people and give them an incentive to stay. Be fair and stop giving incentives (pay, bonuses and promotions) to friends of management and people who will report negative news about others to you. No one can be successful in that type of environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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