Lloyd Group Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. A Decent Start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lloyd Group full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly and mostly genuine people - Room for growth and learning - Acceptable first job - Great culture

    Cons

    - Not the place to be if you're in it for the money and value a more professional career - Some of the higher level employees are a bit too cocky and argumentative - Would not stay here longer than 2 years at most

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with employees and guide them. I rarely see any of the managers because they seem to be in meetings all day. Also, focusing on re-structuring bathrooms isn't as important as rebuilding teams that have vanished over the past year.


  2. Systems Architect / Technology Consultant

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

    I worked at Lloyd Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Energetic office with lots of opportunities to make friends. The HR guy is awesome. Genuinely cares about people and wants to help them to succeed. Company has a strong plan for moving forward and regularly shares this vision allowing employees to be a part of it.

    Cons

    Overly focused on people participating in company events all the time. If you like people but are not necessarily looking to make a ton of work friends, this is definitely not the company for you. Training for internal processes was nearly non-existent. Processes were changing constantly. Poor transitioning of outside hires into advanced technology roles.

    Advice to Management

    Less tip toeing around things that aren't working. Be open to direct feed back regarding workloads and challenges of the role. Those in advanced technology roles have been there part of the company for many years. They need to understand the gaps that in knowledge that a new person will have and work to fill them.


  3. Great start for a career in IT

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lloyd Group

    Pros

    As long as you go in with an open mind and a positive attitude, you should be successful here. The team at Lloyd is very supportive and offers a lot of guidance along the way. You're never completely alone on any issue.

    Cons

    Clients can be very demanding but there is a great support system in place to help with any issues that may arise.


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  5. Not good

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

    I have been working at Lloyd Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Social events are OK, company value and philosophy sounds great but not executed.

    Cons

    Management is invisible, no training, no career path - pretty much left on my own to deal with clients

    Advice to Management

    Be present at the company. You're not big enough yet nor do you have the right management team in place to disappear. More action, less talk.


  6. Helpful (2)

    No shortage of opportunity

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1: You are in control of your career, pace of upward mobility, and opportunities you receive. You will get out of Lloyd what you are willing to put into Lloyd. 2: Top level visibility for hard work. It's not hard to shine and when you work really hard; it's noticed. Not just because you are the last one in the office, but because the quality of deliverables and above/beyond efforts are noticed. The company wants to praise you and identify top performers. 3: Very process oriented (good for some, this is bad for others). You know what you are getting into, there is process and cookie cutter approaches to resolving issues or executing on things so with little experience, you can figure it out. 4: Exposure to all areas of the business is available to everyone. You have to deal with account managers, finance, service, etc. and liaise most of the time. You own a service ticket or issue start to finish so you "project manage" soup to nuts with it. Great for someone with little experience to see inner workings of a company, versus going into big corporate out of school and seeing one function of the business doing the same job day in and day out.

    Cons

    1: Recognition falls in a few areas typically. Try to branch out and notice the less likely to be praised. 2: Overcommunicate. It's fair to need to do all of the changes and transitions as you form the future of the business and change the messaging/direction of the mission, but be transparent in how difficult it will be and the challenges for the company and individuals it has the potential to cause. Everyone agrees with the changes, but wants some acknowledgement they are sticking through some complex changes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Lloyd Group provides you the opportunity to grow not only as a person, but to give you the technical foundation you need

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lloyd Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, great culture, great co-workers. Provides the knowledge and freedom to learn and grow technically. You can go as far as you want by giving everything you have. The opportunities are limitless.

    Cons

    A lot of movement in the company. This is a good thing and bad thing. Employees are always moving around for them to explore different career opportunities(good thing). By doing so, other areas suffer(bad thing). I have worked at a lot of companies and this is common in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Always be transparent with everyone top to bottom. Make yearly reviews a priority!


  8. Helpful (4)

    Sweatshop for kids just out of college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Support Analyst in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Central location You gain experience (swim or you're fired)

    Cons

    The way this place operates is fairly simple. They hire kids mostly right out of college, who have no expectation about any aspects of working at a decent environment. When one quits or is fired the cycle renews. You will get pie in the sky promises. Ex: work hard and you might get shares; when Microsoft (lol), etc buys the company out you will hit the lotto. In realityyou have to attend bs quarterly events where you will get paper "certificates" for job well done. You will be overworked and way underpaid. You won't be able to go out and enjoy a 30 minute lunch break. Very high turn over due to this being an IT sweatshop for just out of school kids.


  9. Helpful (2)

    An OK place to get a start in IT. A terrible place to stay.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Escalations Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Escalations Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Lloyd Group full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The location of the NYC office is in the heart of times square. A good location for food, transit and socializing after work. A great place to learn about the IT field, mostly by trial by fire. Hire based on personality compatibility. Because of this there are a lot of great people to work with. Socially driven organization. There are lots of company events and opportunities to socially engage with your colleagues and sometimes clients. High level of social moral. You are made to feel part of a team with a always positive spin on things.

    Cons

    Incredibly uncompetitive salaries unless you are part of "inner circle". Infrequent raises and employee assessments. High level management has low involvment in operations of company. Clear favoritism of certain employees who receive better salary, benefits and other advantages over everyone else. Long work hours, high stress and not nearly enough compensation for it. High turn over rate due to burning out employees. Constant internal operation changes with little or no transparency to employees. Trial by fire training. You are thrown into your work with minimal training or support. On call is the worst experience of your life...almost every time. Changes in procedures or operations are never followed through on and either never materialize or fall way short of expectations. Usually a result of overworked employees not being able to focus on changes due to daily overload of work. Positive social moral used to deceive employees. Often the employee who is most miserable will receive written praises for their work. Yet no other compensation is ever offered. Bi-yearly meetings about multi-million dollar success of company when employees are unfairly compensated. Share the wealth! Oversell to clients despite always being understaffed. The office space is terrible. The bathrooms are small, outdated and falling apart. Not nearly enough facilities compared to number of staff.

    Advice to Management

    The high level management and partners need to open their eyes and see the consequences of their disconnection from the company. Focus less on future sales and more on fixing your internal operations. Pay your employees a competitive salary. Focus less on social events and invest the money spent on that on your employees. Provide actual and resonabe training to your employees. Hire high level engineers before low level. They are the ones who do a grunt of the work. Create a happy and healthy workplace by improving your employees work lives instead of trying to create a fascade with social moral. Take the advice of employees and negative reviews you see to heart. How many good employees are you willing to lose before changing your ways?


  10. Helpful (2)

    High stress, high workload, low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Escalation Analyst I in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Escalation Analyst I in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lloyd Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - A lot of the colleagues are great people to work with - Good job for someone with NO experience, stay here for 2 years at max! - Receive vacation days up front - They will reimburse your certifications

    Cons

    - The office is not pleasant. Unfortunately the lease has been renewed and they will be here for a long time - Extremely overworked, you will burn out. They will notify you that you will be participating in "on-call" once a quarter, FALSE, it is 2 times a quarter, and up to 3 even. That means for 2-3 weeks out of every quarter, you will be working 24 hours a day and receiving calls from ridiculous clients at any time of the night (which you are responsible for answering). - High turnover rate. All the good employees who did the grunt of the work have left! In the past year, I have seen about 6 people fired and 10 quit. - You will be underpaid and your raises will be BAD. I worked my tail off and received endless praises, but I received a horrible raise! - In my one year working here, I have seen the CEO about 6 times! I've moved to a multi billion dollar company and have seen my CEO more than Lloyds in two weeks! - Too many managers, half of which are not even technically qualified to be managing you! All the managers do is throw tickets down your throat non stop - You will have extremely high stress from your colleagues setting ridiculous expectations to clients. I understand that Lloyd is there to provide the best service, but all this comes at the cost of work/life balance of your employees. - Extremely understaffed. More bodies are needed so that overtime is not required. - You will be promoted after working hard, but the compensation will not a very small increase. - No training, don't expect any help from your manager either, they will tell you to go Google it (I'm not kidding, I've been told this multiple times, this is what happens when your manager is less technical than you!)

    Advice to Management

    - Pay employees properly, especially the employees who are loved by clients and keeping them happy! - Retrain managers - Fix on-call (especially the frequency!) - Reduce favoritism


  11. Helpful (2)

    Pretty Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lloyd Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn some things if you dont have any IT experience. Set work schedule. Good computers to work with.

    Cons

    Disorganized structure. A few people run everything. A bunch of selfish fools in management. Too many clients, not enough staff. Very little room for growth. Certain departments have it easy, others have it the worst. Overwork staff. People get too personal with you and if you dont get as personal with them, you will have a tough time. Being on-call is probably one of the worst experiences I have ever had in my life. Salary, benefits, packages are pretty bad. The office is trash. People are always in a bad mood. I was there for one year, I saw about 15 people leave (not get fired). At the time this company had 70 people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better in terms of work life. Everyone I have spoken with after I left, all told me the same thing.



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