B. E. Smith

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This is a profit only oriented firm.

Interim Leader (Current Employee) Lenexa, KS

ProsThe net pay is appropriate.

ConsThe senior management will say or do almost anything to secure contracts/increase profits. Values driven, long and short term outcomes are collateral damage. Helping clients achieve sustainable, mission driven success, building the capability of the firm and the field, or engaging and fully utilizing their own workforce are not priorities.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo become trusted advisers you must behave in a trustworthy manner. This begins with how you treat your own employees. They are not enemies to be "controlled" but rather assets to be engaged, mined, and motivated. Have you examined your attrition rate? Have you looked at your competition? What do you bring to the table that other newer, more innovative firms are not bringing along with so much more. It is too bad, you have all the ingredients for success.

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

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    Interim Leadership may be more rewarding with a boutique firm.

    Interim Leader (Current Employee) Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at B. E. Smith as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros: The independent leader is attracted to interim work. Spending political capital quickly as a trade off to… Cons: The interim leadership management group is overworked, disconnected and inconsistent with support. Performance evaluation is also inconsistent.… Advice to Senior Management: Plan a interim leadership training seminar with relevant content - and in a travel hub that is attractive to attendees.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Interim leadership with a major twist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at B. E. Smith full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: the interim VP of interim leadership is the gold star of what a project director should be. The interim leadership role takes one out of… Cons: When I began working with BE Smith, each consultant was seen as a creme de la creme employee. However, BE Smith has become very… Advice to Senior Management: Research other companies who value their consultants, and look at best practices. Use the Interim VP of Interim Leadership as the gold standard… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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