The Jacobson Group

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Good company for young professionals

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

I have been working at The Jacobson Group

Pros

Good organization for someone coming out of college to get corporate experience. Depending on the department, an individual is exposed to many levels of professionals throughout the insurance industry. It's a small company, everyone is highly visible to all management.

Cons

Training programs are inconsistent and often cut short due to recruiting needs. The pay scale seems low compared to competitors and once individuals gain experience, another company benefits from their experience by paying more. Also, there is no 401k match.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Quick consulting gig

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at The Jacobson Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Called by recruiter on Thursday and flew out to consulting job on Sunday afternoon.

    Cons

    Job finished in a week and haven't heard back from anybody since.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with consultants and company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company, tons of opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It is surprising to read reviews (outside of temporary employees) that say that there aren't many opportunities for growth within the company. My assumption would be that those individuals failed to express interest and take the initiative on creating their own career path. This is definitely a work hard play hard atmosphere that not everyone does well in. No one is ever just handed a promotion... One needs to prove themselves and do things that are above and beyond their "job description" before given additional responsibilities or moved into a new role. The people that work (and stay) at Jacobson have a real passion for the work they do and strong loyalty to the company, brand, and mission. It is a small company, which allows for quick implementation of new ideas and great exposure throughout the organization. After spending time working for a large corporation, the family feel of TJG is a breath of fresh air and somewhere I plan on staying at for many years to come.

    Recruiters that would do well here are those that truly like to work as a team. There is no competition between teammates like one might experience at a staffing firm paying commission per placement versus a bonus structure. This is not a dog eat dog environment, but it also doesn't mean that recruiters don't bust their butts and work evenings or weekends when needed.

    Sales individuals need to be prepared for a long term relationship. Depending on the service, the sales cycle can be quite long compared to others. With uncapped commission potential though, the sky is the limit. Want to make more money? Sell more. It is as simple as that.

    Finally, operational roles are super important at Jacobson. There is so much behind the scenes work that is required to keep the business moving forward and successful... These people can sometimes be the unsung heroes and work some crazy hours, but should feel great about the work they are doing and how they contribute to the company.

    Bottom line? If you want a job or to just be another number, look elsewhere. If you want somewhere to start a career and are looking for a company you can be passionate about, then Jacobson is definitely worth a conversation. Every company has its pros and cons, but this is by far one of the best staffing and executive recruiting organizations out there. Great brand recognition in the industry with business that is booming. Plus, banner years = all paid trip for you and a plus one in Las Vegas!

    Cons

    Being a small company, some of the benefits aren't as robust (no 401k match for example). Additionally, there is an obvious difference in management style and philosophy amongst the managers and leaders of the organization, which means employees might find themselves not wanting to move to a new team if they do not align with the management style within that area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. You always take employee engagement and feedback surveys seriously and make changes as needed. The company is headed in a great direction and this is the strongest I have seen the company in the past 5 years or so!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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