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This is a profit only oriented firm.

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  • Career Opportunities
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 for more than a 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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interim Leadership may be more rewarding with a boutique firm.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The independent leader is attracted to interim work. Spending political capital quickly as a trade off to accomplishment and professional satisfaction can be hugely rewarding. The travel and logistics group is outstanding and very professional.

    Cons

    The interim leadership management group is overworked, disconnected and inconsistent with support. Performance evaluation is also inconsistent. Can make for a schizophrenic relationship with the client - you never know what your manager is telling them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan a interim leadership training seminar with relevant content - and in a travel hub that is attractive to attendees. Bringing leaders to Lenexa KS to show off the home headquarters is a waste of everyone's valuable travel time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for in Kansas City and across the nation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at B. E. Smith full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    B. E. Smith is an employer of choice. There are multiple long-term employees who are extremely grateful for the opportunities provided. There is a great generational mix - both those right out of college to those who have been in senior level positions in hospitals across the nation.

    Cons

    Excellence is expected. It is okay to make mistakes, but you are expected to produce. This company is not for people who are looking to just clock time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue providing opportunities to your top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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