OMNI Institute Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
7 Reviews
3.4
7 Reviews
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Jim Adams-Berger, PhD
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  1.  

    Smart, friendly, talented coworkers. Challenging and interesting work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Researcher in Denver, CO

    I have been working at OMNI Institute full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, who are smart, skilled, friendly and dedicated. The work is interesting and dynamic. For a non-profit, they have a good benefits package and decent salaries. Good flexibility.

    Cons

    Upper-management group think is a problem. They are ingrained in their way of thinking about the business and it's unclear whether they're truly open to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest and transparent with your staff about challenges the company faces. You might gain useful ideas about solutions while simultaneously engaging the staff to be part of those solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Researcher with over five years experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OMNI Institute full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, intelligent and committed staff with a deep dedication to doing work that supports the non-profit and public sectors; highly collaborative environment with lots of opportunities to learn and grow from peers and supervisors; dynamic work environment with diverse opportunities to develop expertise in a variety of areas, both methods and content areas

    Cons

    At times, upper management hasn't placed enough priority on business management principles; desire to go above and beyond for clients often leads to scope creep and staff feeling over-worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enlist focused expertise on business management in the areas of hiring, training, staffing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's a great place to be from

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Research Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Advanced Research Associate in Denver, CO

    I worked at OMNI Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing health insurance, excellent co-workers (peers not management), 401(k) matching, flex time, a great place to get some experience to move on to better paying opportunities and promotions

    Cons

    Very little work life balance with last emails frequently sent between 10 and 11pm, Lack of business management and project management skill, very little promotion opportunity, poor allocation of personnel resources, salaries much too low to take advantage of 401(k) matching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with business degrees and project management experience to run this company. A Ph.D. in a social science gives you neither business management nor project management experience, and this is evidenced by scope creep and cost overruns on virtually every project.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked at OMNI for over two years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OMNI Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with scheduled work hours and vacation time
    Most people you work with are very intelligent and fun
    You can work with a variety of non-profits and government agencies - great way to get experience and make professional contacts!
    Benefits - health insurance and vacation time was great!

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities
    Company is known to be the "puppy-mill of evaluators" in Colorado
    Poor leadership and management
    Poor salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide management and leadership training to all supervisors and directors, including the executive team.
    Executive management needs to put feelings aside when their business model plays out and individuals leave for better pay and positions.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Research Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Advanced Research Associate in Denver, CO

    I worked at OMNI Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Support from management to advance
    - Variety of topics for projects

    Cons

    - Constantly changing processes.
    - Flexibility with schedule (actually a pro)

    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    disappointing, they move too fast without giving enough thought to decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at OMNI Institute

    Pros

    they offer flex time. Do a good amount of activities to support staff in their personal lives. they work to keep a balanced budget and try not to start projects without having a plan to pay staff. Staff is generally not expected to work more than 40 hrs a week.

    Cons

    they move too fast in the organizational & administrative division. they don't always give enough time to develop staff's skills or projects before pushing them out the door and expecting them to preform.

  8.  

    Fast paced, dynamic, changing environment with high expectations on quality of work and fun people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OMNI Institute

    Pros

    Lots of good people who are fun to work with
    Flexible and accomodating once you have proven you can be trusted to do quality work and don't have to be monitored.
    Interesting work that actually has a social impact
    Good coffee and free soda

    Cons

    Awful parking unless you pay
    Not all people work on same floor
    Work can be mentally exhausting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve on promoting a wrok life balance and place emphasis on qulaity and completeion of work versus hours worked

    Recommends

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