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Global Resources Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
38 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Global Resources

    Pros

    Good money if you are a closer; if you are not, don't work here.

    Cons

    Poor lead system and confirmation process. SBA's left out in the field to clean up the mess. When SBA's do close business, consultants who come next often unprepared for tasks. Lots of reviews of this business...do your homework.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop misleading people and just admit what you do; some people will work for you regardless of the negatives. First, they are not BBB accredited on the national or local level. Easy to confirm if you call BBB. Next, there are far more public negative reviews from clients, who put their name and contact info in the review, that there are positive public references from clients who are happy. And happy ones are all first name, half anonymous references with no actual info a potential client can confirm. GR has changed company names several times (IPA,ITA,IBA), often after legal or consumer challenges. The Burgess family has a history you can research. The New York Times and Inc. Magazine both have examined the issues. The SBA per diem is unreasonable for domestic travel ($525 a week) and is rarely adjusted upward by destination. The SBA supervisors need people skill and coaching training. They are pretty rough. The SBA role is very high pressure, due to the poor nature of most leads, and instead of performing analysis, SBA's are often trying to just get permission to stay and talk with potential client. Often, the telemarketing effort has abused them and damaged any good will. Due to the lead issues and lead confirmation process, you can be out of pocket for expenses pretty quick before you have a qualified lead to sell. If you are a closer, can handle the travel, manage the pressure and lack of company support, there is money to be made here and you can learn a lot. But be aware that while the company tells you SBA turn over is due to people who can't handle the travel or close business, there are also poor company practices at play that contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    How do you make money and live with yourself

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Global Resources

    Pros

    helping small business, discussing, analyzing, benefits business owners even if they agree to further consultation.

    Cons

    closing the client within eight hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show the numbers, how many clients are improved.

  3.  

    Very Bad Company/ Companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Global Resources full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Solely the ability to try to help struggling business owners. Maybe if I am stretching the pros, the ability to travel and see different cities. You build fast frequent flier miles because you are always on a plane.

    Cons

    This company along with their 'family of companies' is unprofessional at best! Their reputation precedes itself. To make matters even worse, they are on a 7 week pay delay... this means that after you make a 'sale' and the payment clears, you will not see that paycheck for 7 weeks! They are cash flow strapped, and if you chose to leave prior to that 7 week period, you sign a contract saying you agree you are not entitled to the money. Bad group of people. The downside to the travel is that you have to live life on the road on a per diem that does not even cover a decent place to sleep at night, let alone a car, and a sandwich. They don't care one bit. You have to front travel expenses for weeks before you get reimbursed. If you value your financial security, protect your family and keep away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop going on world trips and cruises and pay your people instead. Also the CEO listed here Richard Belcher is not the CEO of this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Biggest Scam Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Global Resources

    Pros

    There are on what so ever ... everything the company tells you is a lie

    Cons

    Everything imaginable - the pay, the management, the deceptions to you and the clients, the other employees you pass the clients off to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and ethical, stop ripping everyone off with lies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you take this job, you'll regret it...if you sign a contract for services you'll regret it even more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Global Resources full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    None...any positive review is an abject LIE...the "Analyst" does high pressure sales and never talks to the person after they leave by design. You will travel Sunday night through Friday evening or Saturday, AND, YOU WILL PAY FOR IT AND NEVER BE REIMBURSED PROPERLY. They hope they get contracts signed and get has-been consultant in place for as long as possible until you figure you that its a scam.

    Cons

    You won't be trained. Instead, you're taught to berate clients, bash them emotionally and use the advantage to sell $15,000 - !7,000 services and $295-355 per hour consulting services...all within 1 or 2 days of meeting them. They insist that consultants come the next day. Who charges $295-355 per hour to LEARN what you do and give an answer of of a box.

    They gather 20-25 people, teach them high pressure sales techniques (one week total training) and many leave during the course of the week. There is no "analysis" of the business. Its a preset script to guide the business owner into signing a contract without realizing that the whole idea is to get $295-355 per hour consultants in the door whom end up giving everyone the same cookie-cutter booklets.

    Almost every prior client gets called again repeatedly because Global now knows that they are having trouble, will try anything out of desperation, have tax issues that won't be solved, etc.

    The tax illustrations are lofty "pie in the sky" that every prior client admits is too troublesome or expensive to implement.

    Many clients find the real scam stories and back out---smartest thing they can do. Others slam the door in their face and others get pushed to a point of having to threaten calling police for removal of the sales person.

    If you have an appointment with them, ask the person to provide credentials or testimonials...they won't have any PERSONAL testimonials. They will only have videos of a few people. The problems pointed out could apply to almost anyone anywhere. Look up what a Business Analyst actually does...this is the worst sales scam you will ever encounter. They company changes names repeatedly and doesn't pay what it owes. Many of the Project Managers and Consultants seem like they just left AA meetings.

    It is likely the analyst stayed in the airport overnight, stayed in a roach motel or if brand new...they don't have a clue about running a business---they'll repeat what they're told to say---always applying pressure.

    Ask them why they are paid on commission...ask them why you have to make a $20-80,000 decision in one day.

    If you're thinking about working here...be prepared to spend YOUR money and not get reimbursed a few thousand dollars per month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be ashamed of how you intentionally scam businesses and cheat empoyees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Global Resources

    Pros

    travel fringe benefits are a plus. You build high status very quickly which allows easy boarding and access. You develop places to stay and become a loyal customer and the hotels will treat you right...

    Cons

    slow pay. You will not get a sale for a while and you are the one fronting your travel expenses to do the job. they reimburse a portion of what you put out but unless you get sales, you will be loosing money during the work weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay expenses electronically and more frequently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Global Resources full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There really are none worth mentioning

    Cons

    Travel , very difficult to make money- all commission based. You are just a high pressure salesperson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad experience

    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst

    I have been working at Global Resources

    Pros

    Lots of travel and opportunity to help small business owners

    Cons

    Most leads are hostile to company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more active improving reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good money if you put in the effort

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst

    I have been working at Global Resources full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are expecting someone to give you a large amount of money to do nothing, do not work for this company. The work is tough but can be very rewarding if you have the right attitude. As an analyst, you are expected to review business performance for small to medium size businesses. These companies often have technical experts that do not understand the business side of being an owner. In many ways, you are like a business doctor giving the client a complete physical. Your job is not to sell services, it is to make sure the client understands their company health. If you have a client that is sick, you should feel obligated to help them get healthy. Is a doctor who refers a patient to a surgeon a salesman? If you enjoy a new challenge each assignment, the opportunity to meet various business owners and the chance to help clients save their floundering businesses, this is a very rewarding career.

    My supervisor has been very patient and used each "failure" as a training opportunity to improve. I have not been yelled at or belittled in any way since being hired two months ago, despite the fact I probably deserved it a couple of times.

    The travel can be tiring, but when you are home, you are home and not expected to work. You will not receive calls or e-mails all weekend and you can focus on your family fully.

    Many of the negative reviews on this site, in my opinion, are from people who went into this with the wrong attitude or lack the work ethic needed to be successful.

    Cons

    The timing of pay, both commission and expenses, can cause a cash flow issue for the employee if proper planning is not done. The training is good, but the real learning goes on in the first few weeks on the job. There are so many variables to the process, it would be very difficult to reproduce this in a classroom setting. This will cause you to question the process and get frustrated, but you have to work through these issues to see the bigger picture and get where you want to be.

    If you are married, you must have the full support of your spouse to make this successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Potentially put together a booklet of case studies or examples of some of the common situations an analyst will face that can be studied. For example, a partnership with a fully engaged owner and one that is not so engaged.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Global Resources full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like to travel you can do a lot and meet a lot of different people.

    The opportunity to talk to small business owners and see how they see business.

    Cons

    Company more concerned about what you can do week to week instead of getting a solid grasp on how to correctly do the job.

    Customers are not correctly informed and there is a lot of misinformation.

    High turnover rate and the company don't care if it is, that's how they operate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to learn how development people and stop the throw to the wolves approach and see who survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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