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GlobalOptions Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved working here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GlobalOptions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good reputation in the industry.
    Regional VP's are very helpful.

    Cons

    Initial training could be better.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor Pay, Hours, and Training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control Editor
    Former Employee - Quality Control Editor

    I worked at GlobalOptions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office space, but that's pretty much it.

    Cons

    Little to no training. Poor wages. Long hours, often against your will. No opportunity for growth. Department manager is a college dropout with a penchant for new, young editors.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Terrible place to work as an editor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control Editor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Control Editor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at GlobalOptions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice-enough office space. Conveniently located if you happen to live by the airport (that was a backhanded compliment, FYI).

    Cons

    Note that I can only speak to the quality control editor position:

    * Hourly wage instead of salaried
    * Starting hourly wage for editors could not be considered a living wage as of 2011-2012. ($11-$12/hour, depending on past experience; maybe they've improved it)
    * Lots of overtime was requested of employees, and on many occasions demanded.
    * Good editors were routinely encouraged to move into private investigation if they wanted to increase their earnings. For the record, I've never met a fellow editor who went into the field because he/she wanted to become a private investigator.
    * No room for advancement if you weren't willing to become a full-time PI.
    * Assembly line-esque pace, which can (and did for me and others) result in repetitive-motion injuries.
    * Department manager was very deviously manipulative and a serious micromanager.
    * Upper management came off as uncaring about non-executive employees.
    * In my time there, they eliminated dedicated sick days (5 total) and replaced them by adding 2 vacation days but requiring anyone who was sick to use vacation time. Which obviously makes it difficult to plan a week off without knowing if/when you might get sick later in the year.
    * Very high turnover rate, caused in large part by the above factors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like human beings, not pieces of office equipment. Pay them a minimum of a living wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to get your feet wet

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investigator - Field
    Former Employee - Investigator - Field

    I worked at GlobalOptions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great entry level employment to get feet wet. Great clients to work for usually. Pays well for entry level employees. Good technology for on the job.

    Cons

    Fluctuation in hours too much (need second job to support income). Poor travel help while traveling.
    Poor human resources department. Micromanagers are at their best!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide career training and provide management with career training.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bait and switch

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

    I worked at GlobalOptions full-time

    Pros

    Immediate supervisor was a decent person. Didn't have people over my shoulder all day. Office was close to my house.

    Cons

    Came on with the company mainly for opportunity to move up. After I started, learned there was really nowhere to move up to. Upper management not the slightest interested in their employees. They're obviously trying to jack up revenues to get a better price when they try to sell the company in a couple years. Not interested in building a company for the long-term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    NA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlobalOptions

    Pros

    Do not wish to Discuss

    Cons

    Pay is low and seems to be decreasing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to higher than industry standards and gain more loyalty.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    No longer the same company -- most of the units sold

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlobalOptions

    Pros

    (pros / cons depended on which unit you were in)
    autonomy / independence
    supported initiative and innovation
    friendliness among staff

    Cons

    lack of communication between upper and lower management
    lack of communication between lower tiers of business units
    very long hours

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