International Biometric
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www.biometricgroup.com New York, NY 50 to 149 Employees

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Raj Nanavati

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Unstructured environment is a double edged sword

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosability to propel your own career, ability to establish a relationship with the owners of the firm, ability to work autonomously, unlimited vacation policy, emphasis on creativity

    Consworking in an unstructured environment is a double edged sword - there is freedom but little direction. be prepared to tread water for a year at least before you are able to participate in a meaningful way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big promises, small results

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood 'foot in the door' company with interesting work and an easy way to obtain a clearance. Easy downtown location with great views.

    ConsRidiculously long hours, untrained and uncommitted management, little to no direction with very high expectations. Consultants are expected to last 2 years or less and are treated that way. No respect for you as a person, no respect for your personal life, no respect for you in front of your colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people and they will take care of you...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Short but sweet experience, except for the last part.

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsInteresting work. Competitive pay. Friendly entry-level staff.

    ConsEgotistical cultural. Profit is at the core of every mission.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot micromanaging doesn't mean not managing at all. Wait, no.. It's NOT all about the business. Decisions should be made for the betterment of the mission.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Small, cutting edge company with a lot of opportunity for growth

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFun, close knit environment
    Fast-paced
    Hands-on, helpful management

    ConsBenefits package isn't quite on par with industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is the most humiliating and degrading work environment.

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere are no words of encouragement.

    ConsWork environment: management attempts to increase productivity through hostile tactics, belligerent outburst from upper management, unstable work expectations, expected work hours are invasive to personal life, work comes first home life none existing, benefits are limited with a large portion being deducted from pay, vacations are subject to PTO earned & mgt approval - often rejected, mgt is disrespectful, no room for advancement beyond senor consultant, female favoritism, mgt fuels feuding creating a hostile/abusive work environment among staff.

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    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't work here if you're young or don't like working weekends.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou learn a lot about biometrics at IBG, and because of its small size and high turnover, it is possible to get some real responsibilities.

    ConsThe management does not care about its employees, and takes advantage of the younger ones. The pay is embarrassing. The hours are grueling. I have seen young employees put in hours upon hours of overtime, receive consistent praise, be "promoted" with an increase in responsibilities, with no increase in compensation. The management has "spies" among the younger workers and keeps track of who comes in late each morning. It is very disrespectful to the adults who work there. I wouldn't wish the environment on anyone.

    Also, the benefits are ridiculous. The health insurance is very costly so if you are seriously considering a job there (which I dont recommend), consider that about $200 of your monthly salary will be spent on health insurance. And the "unlimited paid vacation" is laughable - many employee's vacation requests are frequently denied and during reviews, the first thing that "management" (which somehow, for reasons I never understood, includes a 27 year old girl) does is look at the amount of vacation you took in the past year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like human beings, especially the younger ones. Don't try to "scare" them into performing well. I can assure you they will achieve much more in a positive, collaborative environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not apply here if you have any alternative

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice view in conference room.

    ConsThey lack basic decency, do not keep their word, and have no respect for human dignity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fascinating work with signficant opportunities for personal growth, but unstructured.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEmerging technologies and subject matter. Ability to work across functional areas including policy, strategy, research and development, and technical integration.

    ConsLack of structure due to rapid growth. Expected work hours and level of effort are very project-specific. Many projects, but can be difficult to move between them without being very proactive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue building internal infrastructure as company grows. Turn individual consulting capabilities into repeatable processes. Encourage company-wide events across all locations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsIBG gives you great opportunity for rapid advancement, as well as large amounts of responsibility early on in your career. There is a great opportunity for increased compensation in a short amount of time, and a chance to grow in directions that you are most interested in. Great for entry level consultants, or anyone looking to make a career in the Biometric industry.

    ConsThere are very high expectations of Employees. You need a flexible personal life during crunch times if you aren't able to manage your time very well. Large responsibility means more of an opportunity to fail if you aren't able to manage expectations. There is a danger of experience and education being too focussed within one industry, which may limit your career options.

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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