Olive Group
1.8 of 5 5 reviews
www.olivegroup.com Washington, DC 50 to 149 Employees

Olive Group Reviews

Updated Feb 17, 2014

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Chris St. George & David St. George

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An interesting fast paced environment with talented people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Olive Group full-time

ProsPeople salary type of work

ConsGeography and communication issues arising

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep talking

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A heady mixture of managerial incompetence and ambiguous ethics

Senior (Former Employee)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

I worked at Olive Group full-time for more than a year

ProsThere were good and motivated people, the majority of whom have left the business in the past 18 months. Interesting challenges, good travel and opportunities to work within a diverse set of cultures.

ConsContinual interference from the Founders causing distraction and effort being wasted. They treat so many of their staff with disdain and the management believes its staff are its slaves. Check your contract of employment as when management will all to frequently work to their interpretation of the contract rather than either the letter or a fair interpretation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nepotism

Office Manager (Former Employee)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

I worked at Olive Group full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work environment
Great office parties
Friendly Senior Managers/owners

ConsVery unprofessional HR Director
No opportunity for growth
Vacancies not awarded on merit but on who you know
Play favouritism alot

Advice to Senior ManagementFire the HR director and re hire the previous one or hire a new one who is more professional and doesnt run the company like its his own home

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Management constantly ignores major issues in reference to employee satisfaction.

Contracts Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Olive Group

ProsThey pay well as an FTE; they are small so working from home is an option.

ConsMis-management at all levels, lack of organization/communication, little to no respect for employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people you hire, you hired them for a reason and include everyone in meetings especially when you're only 8 people strong in the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Olive Group, a good stepping stone into the field of security consulting.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Olive Group

ProsGood spread of different types of work in the security field, working in exciting places and for generally good clients.

ConsGenerally a sausage factory, interested in selling as much product as possible with little regard for the quality of work or benefit to the client in the long term.

Advice to Senior ManagementA longer term view of clients, relationships and quality of work will benefit you in the long run.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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