1st Global

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3 people found this helpful  

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

I worked at 1st Global

Pros

Flexibility, fun work environment, people are nice

Cons

Cliquish- 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 ManagementAdvice

Listen 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.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Need to focus on satisfying staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at 1st Global

    Pros

    Great teamwork. Staff is very friendly and supportive. Furnished with the equipment required to perform the job. Relatively flat hierarchy.

    Cons

    Poor pay and no bonuses offered to staff below management. Micromanaging on most projects. All projects are urgent and you have multiple urgents on your task list at any one time. Hard to take time off because there are always time sensitive projects. Even when you get vacation or even bereavement you feel obligated to log in and check emails and handle issues. With the poor economy 1st Global froze all salaries and ceased the 401(k) match - they are still enforcing this policy. It is hard to watch the money they are throwing at our advisors and prospects to keep them happy when some staff are struggling to keep food on their tables. Get at most six jeans days per year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your staff - they are the people who make you successful by implementing your promises to the advisors. Put their salaries on par with the industry. Stop thinking of the staff as downstreams - they are part of the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A stepping stone for future opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at 1st Global

    Pros

    The work-life balance is good if you do not have a mission critical position. Vacation time is granted as desired and accrues every pay period, much like a government position. This is nice because you are able to accrue a bank of vacation time. The longer your tenure, the more vacation hours you accrue per pay period. The recognition program is one of the best I have seen in this field. 1st Global makes an effort to recognize good work.

    Cons

    There is no bonus structure, so basically the salary you come in with is going to stay in place indefinitely, unless you get promoted to a supervisory position. The pay is not competitive with other companies in this city and industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more resources on improving the morale amongst the lower tier employees. They are the backbone of the operation.

    Approves of CEO
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