Lucas Group

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Lucas Group Reviews in Chicago, IL

73 Reviews
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Pros
  • The military recruiting group has amazing leadership and great people (in 6 reviews)

  • This is a great place to learn both sides of a recruiting desk (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No base salary, only a very small draw against commission which can make it difficult to pay the bills sometimes (in 5 reviews)

  • It would be nice if there was more flexibility on work/life balance; i (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    best recruiting firm out there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No Micro-management; decent commission rate; Opportunity to set your own direction. Great initial training.

    Cons

    there needs to be a better defined strategy at the division/desk level. The company does a nice job in marketing but Marketing needs to figure out a better way to assist the Account Managers to grow their desk, rather than just doing online marketing at the company level. Draw against commission -not great for all people. High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ongoing training. When someone is in back-draw, give them more of their commission as they climb out of it, rather than just recover all the draw first. A CRM system that can implement the sales strategy would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    No Future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lucas Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have no pros to list.

    Cons

    Absolutely no follow up contact after contract was over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have received excellent support and access to resources.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Search Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Search Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great, and very team oriented.

    Cons

    Commission based compensation is less favorable to me personally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing people, great client, hard work - but you knew that going in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for and you can succeed if you work hard and collaborate with the other employees. It really helps with earning commissions more quickly. If you love to compete and recruiting this is the place to be

    Cons

    As with any recruiting firm, work/life balance can be challenging, but you have to make your manager aware of your personal issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If one thing, I would recommend expanding your offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long sales cycles, fun atmosphere, competitive (you better know how to win and sell)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lucas Group

    Pros

    Smart people
    Fun environment
    Opportunity to work on each other's jobs if you don't have any
    Cross selling opportunities with cross-functional and well established groups
    Open environment regarding each other's clients, the more the merrier mentality

    Cons

    Don't fall behind on your draw, management can manage by the numbers. That being said they will work wit you if you show effort. The draw can bite you quickly, so you better profit every month!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Andi is a great leader with a proven track record of success at Lucas Group. She is putting LOTS of faith in her management team, which is what a good leader should do!

    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lucas Group is is a great company but by no means perfect

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lucas Group

    Pros

    Recruiters work closely with customers to find and deliver quaility people. Recruiters develop specialist knowlege on business and their functional area. They also know how to create a great team structure and culture in local markets even though they are a national company.

    Cons

    Due to being a straight commission sales and continued growth of company, it can be difficult to maintain a constant and effective work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve quality of training for both old and new emploees by making sales training in person rather than just doing sessions over the phone. Hire more experienced managers to increase sales management expertise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work if you have prior recruiting experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Partner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Partner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lucas Group

    Pros

    Freedom, clear goals set out for promotion, lots of recognition for performing well, high energy and fast paced. Awards also given for reaching/exceeding goals, feels very much like a family

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, but the company is small and the amount of money you can make offsets this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things just the way they are. Andi is fantastic, too!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Consultants are Cash Cows

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lucas Group

    Pros

    Started by transitioning ex military
    Respected in the industry
    Highly visable internet presence
    Place multiple consultants on each site
    National

    Cons

    Account managers are hands off
    papeerwork is limited and onesided
    Management plays client consultant against each other
    Account process cumbersome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Consultants as professionals

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding employer, great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lucas Group

    Pros

    Your salary depends on how hard you work. Lucas Group provides all the necessary tools to excel at your job.

    Cons

    The benefits are not the best. However, for a company of this size... I think they are doing the best they can. It is truly a company that cares about their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to search out competitive benefits. You provide a great place to work and an environment of healthy competition.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lucas Group is a great place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lucas Group

    Pros

    Very fair and consistent environment. Colleagues are collaborative, competitive in a healthy way, and for the most part positive.

    Cons

    Not too many if you are productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let growing pains change the great culture here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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