B. E. Smith

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This is a profit only oriented firm.

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Current Employee - Interim Leader in Lenexa, KS
Current Employee - Interim Leader in Lenexa, KS

I have been working at B. E. Smith as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

The net pay is appropriate.

Cons

The 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 ManagementAdvice

To 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

6 Other Employee Reviews for B. E. Smith (View Most Recent)

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    matched interim candidates with interim job opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at B. E. Smith

    Pros

    One of the larger interim leadership companies in the US. Met and spoke with a large number of very skilled interim leaders in the US.

    Cons

    A very clique company. The culture is a very young and growing company. If you fit in great and good place to work. There is little to no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    growth should be internal as well as new clients. Not enough communication and disconnection between management and staff. If you are working, fine, otherwise its very silent on what is happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interim leadership with a major twist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at B. E. Smith full-time (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 the overall political mine field that is rampant in health care. You are the "fixer' when you enter the organization. Most of the time, you are seen as the expert and this can be extremely rewarding and motivating.

    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 prescriptive in their policies...with a great amount of "do not do this or that" instead of motivating their associates. The project directors are more interested in "selling" the BE Smith product, instead of supporting those who make this company successful. The benefits are weak, there appears to be favoritism over who is assigned positions, and the concept of pairing up the client with the appropriate candidate has gone by the wayside. The mantra appears to be....get someone into that position so BE Smith can start getting paid. You are not paid for excellence, and there is little information about why and if there is an increase. Most of us do interim work because we enjoy the challenge and the opportunity to see so many different processes...and take the best to each of our assignments. BE Smith has forgotten that we are what makes this company successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research other companies who value their consultants, and look at best practices. Use the Interim VP of Interim Leadership as the gold standard for the other project directors. Not only focus on selling the project, but support those who make this company successful. You are ONLY as good as your employees. Revise how clients and interim leaders are matched...knowing that success comes from great chemistry, putting the right person in the right position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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