Olenick Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    good company...not a lot of growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Olenick full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of favoritism, and limited growth opportunities. Fun people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A decent place to work but No Work/Life Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Olenick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid bench time
    Variety of companies/industries to consult for

    Cons

    No Work/Life Balance - minimal holidays, minimal paid time off, expensive insurance
    Below average pay
    You are just a money maker when at a client, when you are on the bench there is no opportunity for growth unless it is self directed. You can be required to do anything.
    Management doesn't care about you - only what they can make off of you
    You feel like if you make one mistake they will just drop you. You kind of live in fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen and actually care about other people, not your profit or bonus
    More paid time off
    Pay people what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Olenick full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you have the goods, this company lets you carve your path in it
    s success and embraces the initiative.

    Cons

    Bench time, although paid, is often unattended.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Average consulting firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Olenick full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Paid bench time
    - Travel preferences considered
    - Strong culture dedicated to providing an excellent service
    - Chances to take on more responsibility
    - Pretty good variety of clients in different industries for a small company

    Cons

    - Lack of investment in future growth
    - No real strategy for company growth that I was aware of
    - Little communication with management
    - Compensation very controlled, no real formal process for giving raises and bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in with your employees more and not just to review them, but ask for them to review you and their happiness with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall it was a positive experience.

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

    I worked at Olenick

    Pros

    Great autonomy at the client site.
    Able to serve the needs of the client.
    Able to develop my own relationships with the client and client management.

    Cons

    I had little to no contact with other consultants. I expected there to be more communication with the client and with me about my work experience. I felt very much on my own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the number of times communication occurs with the consultant during the project. Find out his (her) opinion on how the project is going, and what is needed. Let the consultant know how the client feels about the project. Keep communication flowing.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at Olenick

    Pros

    it matches all your benifits package

    Cons

    communication gap, no response from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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