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  1.  

    Good Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Benchmark Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people. Flexible hours. Willing to work with you on most any issue you may have. Good location.

    Cons

    Management has been rough but seems to be getting better. Recent layoffs over the last few years leave you wondering.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of talent in management leads to lack of profitability.

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    Former Employee - Designer in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Designer in Rogers, AR

    I worked at Benchmark Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are at least a bit competent you can push up quickly to the middle ranks. It stops after that. If you want to just work and work and never have to think outside the box or innovate, this is your paradise.

    Cons

    Low pay if you haven't worked there a decade, nepotism, arbitrary rules and processes. General opposition to progress. Complete lack of talent in upper management. For the young and inspired, you will quickly realize that this is a dead end job. Amazing amounts of overhead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of everyone in upper management, replace them with people who know how to run a medium sized company, and you'll do fine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company Ideals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR

    I worked at Benchmark Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Family oriented. Talented people. Above average compensation. Promotes from within. Mission Statement is ambitious and gives hope.

    Cons

    Management and overall leadership traits. Members of one family holds most top positions, owner doesn't see all issues. Middle management doesn't have authority necessary to deal with major issues that arise. Too many second chances are given to those not deserving. The talent is not recognized by management and in turn, under talented are promoted due to pure education and not first hand experience in the field. One major client and very few intermittent opportunities are bound to be the demise of this otherwise hard working, good intentioned company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Go for local clients and lessen your dependency on the larger 'one' client.
    *Allow your working mid level management to make a decision and stand behind them to enable strong teams to develop with less frustration.
    *Know the problems of your teams (dig deeper for honesty from team members for the truth) as it doesn't always get relayed upward.
    *I wish you future success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Amazing place to work, but some issues

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Rogers, AR

    I worked at Benchmark Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture/Atmosphere, plenty of overtime opportunities, plenty of training opportunities, training re-embursement, up to date technology and software programs, 5, 10 and 20 year perks, great people to work with, library, documentation of procedures for every job and task, awesome management, awesome supplies, many many more but too numerous to put them all in here. Amazing place to work as long as the main client gives plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    1.They've got all their eggs in too few baskets. When major client cuts back on work they want done it effects the company tremendously and leads to layoffs. They need to expand to more clients. Needs a professional marketing person to find more clients.
    2. Admin pay is WAY below national average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Find a professional Marketing person.
    2. Get more Clients!! So you don't have to keep laying people off due to lack of work.
    3. Pay your Admin Staff better. They are the backbone of your company.
    4. Other than than you are awesome and keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Never a dull moment and every day was something new.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Benchmark Group

    Pros

    Great pay.
    Friendly co-workers
    Position always kept you on your toes.
    Always on the front end of the technological curve when it came to their systems.
    Very hard working people that KNOW what they're doing

    Cons

    At the time, extremely difficult to balance personal and work time. (On call rotations killed employee moral).
    Upper management sometimes forgot the people doing all the hard labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully management realized that they were loosing a lot of good, hard working people and changed some of the ways the acknowledged those people so they could stay. People have personal lives as well, hear them out and try to understand why they are complaining.

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