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Great Company for Top Sales people/ Recruiters

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Lucas Group full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Getting to work with the best of the best in the Executive Search world. Intensive Training even for experienced recruiters. Ethics and Honesty come first with both Candidates and Clients. Work Hard play hard envirnment. Several Divisions from Legal, Military in Transition, Finance, HR, IT , Sales & Marketingand Manufacturing. If your looking for a place to hang your hat and want to be be the best - can follow easy guidelines - good place to be. They is great longjevity here.

Cons

Growing pains as we are expanding. New phones systems can have hiccups.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide better personality testing tools to decrease hires of non -performers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Telemarketing approach.

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great training, nice location and offices.

    Cons

    The amount of phones calls you make a day are monitored. Draws are low for experienced recruiters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring recruiters into existing businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Be cautious

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    The company is a large firm and can leverage from having 15 separate offices throughout the nation to help fill jobs. There is also 6 divisions so there is crossover selling which is helpful in business development. There is one month of initial training on recruiting and business development techniques which are taught over a web conference.

    Cons

    It is commission draw environment. The hiring manager wants to get you in the door at the lowest level to deal with the overhead costs. You need to show significant proof of past commission records and w-2 to justify a higher level even though you might have 10+ years of experience.

    Alot depends which office you are in since each is run different. The San Diego office is a low performing office so there is tremendous pressure and a very high turn-over. There is very little job openings in the San Diego office. There are cubicles set up in one room and the noise level is very high. There is inappropriate language allowed with the top performer, so there was constant "F" bombs.

    Management was very little hands off. No investment in developing someone new unless it was one of management's favorites. Reviews were done once a week and the feedback was very questionable. It was not interactive or coaching in style. It was "do as I say and not as I do."

    Heavy into phone metrics. Measured performance on how long you were on the phone, So if you were good at getting hold of people during the day such as a sales person you were in luck. But, IT people it was several voicemails. The phone systems often had issues and were changed to blocked caller which the receivers did not like.

    Research was not considered work. That was often done on off hours. One person in the office looked extremely tired and she said she had been researching until 2:00 am.

    There was a policy that you could not send a job description even after a candidate was submitted to the client and it was disclosed to him/her who the client was. All the candidate has to do is look at the client's website and get it but the recruiter could not send it as part of their service. They are very paranoid that candidates will send job descriptions to others and lose the money.

    Lunch breaks were not encouraged outside the office. You ate in the conference room or at your desk. No interaction in the office was tolerated. you were to send each other e-mails for communication.

    The company wanted you to use your cell phone and LinkedIn account and there was no reimbursement. Also, they want you to take out clients and only reimburse you after a placement.

    When you are living in San Diego at poverty level and working long hours at extreme pressure environment you have to ask yourself do you really need this kind of working environment?
    They pride themselves on how professional and ethical they are but it start with this philosophy internally. If you do not value your employees then you are not going to get good long term results.
    They lied at the interview. They said the average recruiter was there 5 years, But in the SD office it was a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to learn to coach and develop individuals' strengths and not use intimidation to get results. Lead by example and not but preaching. Value people and empower them instead of micro manage,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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