GlobalOptions Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Quality Control

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control Editor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Control Editor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at GlobalOptions (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, desk job, opportunities to advance

    Cons

    High tunover, frequent overtime hours, low wages


  2. Helpful (3)

    HORRIBLE

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

    I worked at GlobalOptions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything or everyone good about this company has left. Do not waste your time working here

    Cons

    The phrase"the fish stinks from the head down" couldn't be more true when describing GlobapOptions. A key employee of the corporate office was involved with personal legal troubles regarding harassment and domestic violence. As a result, the company lost clients and began to sink faster than it already was. Nobody in a leadership role has any integrity and does not care about their employees. You will constantly travel long distances and may work numerous days straight or not at all. DO NOT waste your time, there are better places to be employeed.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good start to career

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

    I have been working at GlobalOptions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good for college students/recent grads or anybody looking to get into investigations. Great resources within company

    Cons

    The bias in favor of the Orlando office Pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay to keep your good talent on board.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Response to CM posting

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

    I have been working at GlobalOptions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership used to be very strong with ambitious capable CEO

    Cons

    The company appears to be heading in an unknown direction. Morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Posting a response to the CM who obviously didn't listen in the meeting - you get what you put in to an opportunity. Some people do not and have never go the point. The "quote" was not even accurate. Sadly not everyone has the potential for greater things.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Field Investigator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Investigator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Field Investigator in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at GlobalOptions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company, employees are treated with respect, no behind your back stuff, you are part of a group of professional investigators and are treated as such. Employees take pride in what they do for the clients. A team effort that keeps the field investigator updated with new advancements and support.

    Cons

    There will be times when you have to work several days with out a day off, some overnights. And like wise there are slow periods. But it evens out in the long run. Mileage rate is .15 per mile you pay up front for gas then submit for bi-weekly reimbursement same with motel stays.

    Advice to Management

    Update investigator mileage rate reimbursement Vehicle use compensation increase Coast of living consideration


  7. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlobalOptions

    Pros

    Make your own hours, upper management easy to work with.

    Cons

    Not guaranteed 40 hours per week


  8. Good company, easy software, reasonable

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Surveillance Investigator in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Surveillance Investigator in Fort Washington, PA

    I worked at GlobalOptions full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The software required by field investigators is time saving and easy to use once you get used to it. It cuts report time in half. Supervisors are understanding and reasonable when it comes to field work and deadlines.

    Cons

    There is little I dislike about this company, in this line of work traveling is a major issue. Although I understand there isn't always available work nearby, I wish commuting distances would be shorter.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be understanding to field investigators. The majority of field work can be difficult at times and there may not always be the desired results. Please consider your Investigators must obey all local and state laws specifically considering traffic violations and therefore not be scorned when a subject is lost.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "This is a business, not an investigation company"-said in a company meeting

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

    I have been working at GlobalOptions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home, 6% contribution match to 401K

    Cons

    HR company is outsourced to one of the lowest ranked companies. Poor assistance from upper management, initial contact employees are very helpful though. Merit raises are non existent, and base is not align with average. Responsibilities are added with no compensation of time. No acknowledgement on work performance and low moral. Appears there is no vested interest in keeping good employees, in our clients concerns or assisting in prosecuting or mitigating the claim, just what the turn around time is and cost. Little and poor communication through Region and company. Seems to be squeaky wheel will get the change even though it is not conducive to the company as a whole. No leadership or teamwork, just seems like topics get passed from 1 desk to the other.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, where we are at, makes me very sad. Don't be upset when the boat starts sinking and no one is helping because no paddles were provided when asked prior. I know the grass isn't greener on the other side, but right now, its not very green where we are standing.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Awful place to work

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

    I worked at GlobalOptions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers. One really good manager.

    Cons

    Fired all competent managers, micromanagement, talked about how company was growing, but no one outside upper management saw any benefit. Extreme favortism and neoptism. Gross incompetence and sexual harassment.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Poor Pay, Hours, and Training

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

    I worked at GlobalOptions full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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.



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