Lucas Group

  www.lucasgroup.com
  www.lucasgroup.com

Lucas Group Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
73 Reviews
3.6
73 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Lucas Group President and CEO Andi Jennings
Andi Jennings
50 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Recruiting Firm!! They have a really strong commission structure and give you freedom to go after markets that are of interest to you. No micromanagement - hit your numbers and bill and you will be alright

    Cons

    Not enough attention to new hires - they are given a little too much freedom and not quite enough coaching. Regardless of work experience they need to spend more time on making sure you work is producing not just spinning your wheels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr Recruiter

    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office. nice location with gym access

    Cons

    Most political recruiting company ever worked for...2 bosses on phx office been there for 8 years or so, but everyone beneath them is a constant revolving door...they play blame game well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do better job of keeping pulse of recruiters...things are not always as they seem

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

    Great company to work for. Awesome people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The people. Chances to learn. Monetary rewards for performance. Collaborative culture.

    Cons

    Working on a commission / draw. Have to be very self motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continued division- specific learning opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Spine-less

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great sales training and training program overall. A bit unorganized, but good.

    Cons

    They don't care about or consider your effort or the time you put into learning the trade. Charlie W. only cares about what other tenured employees say about you. The tenured employees only care about how many phone calls you can make for some stupid dialing contest while the boss is away. God forbid that you worry about profiling someone correctly and entering good notes. Working 12 hour days doesn't matter either, but it's OK for the tenured employee to work a 6 hour day and tend to "errands" while the boss is away. Logging in and working from home for 3 hours everyday AFTER a 12 hour day is also apparently frowned upon. That kind if determination will only get you fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having employees that know what they're doing is great. Having employees that can teach others what to do is better. Hopefully you'll have that one day...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Strong recruiting firm to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    Overall Lucas Group was a great company to work for. The majority of my co-workers were fun to work with and spend so much time with. My supervisor was really understanding and fair to work for.
    The benefits were good and worked well for my life.

    Cons

    All recruiting departments operate differently. The managers all have different levels of experience on their teams and care about different things from their teams. Some micromanage, some don't.
    It would be nice if there was more flexibility on work/life balance; i.e. working from home occasionally. Certain people, management can get away with it; but the majority of the field is expected to be in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO and COO are real people that you will meet regularly in the Atlanta office and they are great. The corporate staff works out of Atlanta as well, and they do not always care/think about the field team in their initiatives. You can tell there is a divide between the two groups.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    best recruiting firm out there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    Interesting...

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

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture-you run your own desk and create process flow/urgency, there is tons of autonomy with how you want your desk to be run and get to touch some key power-players in your given space

    Cons

    Reluctant to adopt innovative ideas or technology. I was scolded at some point for using LinkedIn. There is a lack of training that makes it difficult to understand a firm-adopted method for success or definitive milestones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and value your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good co workers, training programs are good. You are provided with jobs to work on right off the bat so it's sink or swim

    Cons

    Poor commission plan. Verticals markets are somewhat arbitrary and inhibit your ability two build relationships with accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beef up commissions. Re-exam vertical market strategy and look at a team that handles all recruiting in a vertical not by job function. Confuses the customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Prospect for a client of theirs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Management in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Management in DFW, TX

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    Detailed discussion about the position

    Cons

    Recruiter was experience in the industry and was hammering talking points that did not fit the clients needs or product offerings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time with you client to get to know their business and what their full product range is as well as their core business. Especially if your prospect knows the client better than you do.

  11.  

    Good and Bad

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

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, nice people for the most part.

    Cons

    Some of the departments (Legal, Accounting and Finance) have a lot of micromanagement to the point where it is excessive and negatively impacts employees. HR ignores some serious issues surrounding managers misbehavior and legal matters. TONS of gossip, no concern for anyone who is not a recruiter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging people so much and for HR and executives, check up on your managers and stop them when they do things that could be deemed illegal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Lucas Group Photos

Work at Lucas Group? Share Your Experiences

Lucas Group

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.