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  1. Good place to work but no longer exists

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ORC Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture and friendly people

    Cons

    The company was bought out in 2010


  2. My opinion

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Surveyor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Surveyor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ORC Worldwide part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice company to work for. Hope things get better in the future.

    Cons

    Large turnover every week with new employees


  3. Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    ORC is a laid back firm but focused on doing great work.

    Cons

    The small size sometimes gets in the way of staffing projects ORC can do.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. It is what you make of it

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    -Flexible hours and location (work from home) -Intelligent colleagues (for the most part) -Small business/non-profit org feel (feel like you are making a difference on the org and on the project/client; you know everyone at the office; lots of interaction with and access to executives and senior consultants; -Friendly, collegial atmosphere -You have a lot of say over what your role is (what you want to get involved with, etc.)

    Cons

    -Poor infrastructure: IT dept is incompetent, don't have tools/software to do job efficiently and effectively (so you spend a lot of time on things you shouldn't have to); don't have appropriate knowledge/info capture so there is a lot of reinventing the wheel -Not enough admin support -Roles are not clearly defined. Seems like there are unnecessary jobs/positions -Small company so not a lot of opportunities for career advancement (although if you seek it out, there are plenty of people to learn from) -Compensation for non-senior roles is very poor -Zero communication/transparency from the top -Leadership team can't seem to decide on anything so it takes awhile for any org change to happen (if it ever happens) -Policies and procedures are undefined or just nonexistent -Performance management is a joke -Seems like leadership never follows through on anything

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more often. Better define roles, policies, standards, etc. Make decisions about investments and then follow through on them. At least appear like you are a united front, even if you differ in opinion on both small and large org issues.


  6. Opportunity to contribute

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    People tend to know each other. Family feel, reasonably informal culture. Easy to gain access to anyone in the company including senior management.

    Cons

    Tend to have fewer systems and processes, meaning more time is spent doing administrative work and "reinventing the wheel" for different projects.


  7. Not a bad place, but not good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A friendly and collegial atmosphere across the organization Some decent benefits Some good managers Flexible work arrangements Opportunities to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    Poor pay Favoritism Poor executive leadership Indifference towards general staff Unprofessional and borderline incompetent support staff Very little passion for work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    ORC needs to care more about it's general staff. There is a definitely feeling that the organization is completely indifferent.


  8. Poor management and lack of professionalism

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent vacation time Decent benefits When client visits were required, business travel accommodations and allowances were fairly generous

    Cons

    poor management uncompetitive pay lack of communication and transparency between management and employees does not think of client interest no recognition of hard work favoritism laughable support staff immense amount of turn over of decent employees

    Advice to Management

    Major improvements are required



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