Lucas Group Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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Lucas Group President and CEO Andi Jennings
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Pros
  • This is a great company to work for and you can succeed if you work hard and collaborate with the other employees (in 4 reviews)

  • The average length of time with the company for the people I met ranges from 4 to 7 years which says a lot in a pure commission work environment (in 2 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. Office Assistant/Data Entry Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Not On Assignment At the Present in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Not On Assignment At the Present in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lucas Group is very professional and always have positive attitudes. They do whatever it takes to find you employment. They are excellent at placing you in the job you are looking for!

    Cons

    I have never personally encountered a negative experience with Lucas Group, they are GREAT!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent service you provide!


  2. Great team oriented place to work

    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Quarterly office parties or gatherings, solid technical team and good IT professionals. Solid commission structure. They have buckhead beans coffee.....yum.

    Cons

    high turnover is always a problem in staffing, probably less so at Lucas because of the team spirit and all of the things they put in place to make it positive.


  3. Executive Search Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Management is very hands off and lets you do your thing.

    Cons

    No cons, just make sure you know what you are signing up for


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  5. Exceeding Expectations

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    Current Employee - Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    - Baseline and ongoing industry training for non-recruiting exp folks. - Team environment with individual drive focuse goals. - Unlimited compensation plan with great bonuses. - High potentials from competitors joining Military team (speaking volumes for those that know that sector).

    Cons

    Minimal - You must be driven from within and resilient the first year. - Management opps are limited but some would tell you that's a blessing.

    Advice to Management

    - Enhance ongoing training (outside year end meeting) to sharpen all skills. - Promote/Engage long time corp employees, they are our life's blood. - Alternative bonuses for different life phases.


  6. Great Place to Grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    Lucas Group has a great office environment filled with fun, hard working people. Hard work is recognized and I personally have benefited from an emphasis on professional development and continuous learning.

    Cons

    You must be personally motivated- no one is going to do that for you. If you have a strong work ethic and you want to learn, this is a great place for you.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Started okay but went downhill fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helpful training, some of the staff has been there a very long time and can provide valuable information, nice location, new office.

    Cons

    Some departments have bad management and micro-manage your every move. Morale is very low and there is no work-life balance whatsoever. In the department I worked in (accounting/finance and legal) the manager was trying to illegaly doc people's pay and doing other dishonest things to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure executive team is checking in on their managers and managing partners b/c some of them are doing illegal and questionable things.


  8. Executive Search Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Team Environment - Great Culture

    Cons

    - Small size of company impacts the health insurance premiums


  9. Helpful (1)

    A great place to source for other recruiters, not much help if you want to run your own desk...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great software for sourcing, a big name in the business opens doors, and a few key players are always looking for sources to flesh out key accounts.

    Cons

    ACD micro management, far too many meetings, no real sales support or training, cut-throat contract stealing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Grow and Learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great mentoring. Was always able to ask questions and get straight answers to better myself and overcome obstacles. Name recognition. Generally good feel from clients and canddidates which made it easier for me to have conversastions. Fun. Just great co-workers.

    Cons

    Commission based pay. But almost every other compnay doing executive search is the same way. So can't even list this as a Con

    Advice to Management

    Very well led, keep up the great work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Place for Recruiting Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Senior Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Senior Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    All great companies have a strong sense of purpose and solid leadership. Lucas Group has both and when you combine that with a solid training program, incredible market positioning, and the freedom to be entrepreneurial in developing your individual practice, it can be both personally rewarding and financially lucrative.

    Cons

    This is not a business for the faint of heart or insecure. It requires intense effort when you first start out and excellent communication skills. If you are not a self starter, you will probably fail.

    Advice to Management

    While your initial training is excellent, your advanced training is really weak. The time has come to make a serious investment in an advanced training program for your partners. Half hour GoToMeeting sessions don't cut it.



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