Planet Consulting

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Planet Consulting Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
9 Reviews
3.5
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great environment to work in!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    It is great to work for a company where everyone works hard and the company recognizes everyone for their hard work.

    Cons

    To be honest, I cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Do not work for this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  La Vista, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous in La Vista, NE

    I worked at Planet Consulting full-time

    Pros

    The only positive thing is that if I need time off, I can take it. Beyond that, there is literally nothing worthwhile at this position.

    Cons

    - There are no promotions
    - There is no vacation, PTO, sick leave, holiday pay, or holidays off
    - The healthcare is extremely overpriced for ok coverage
    - Trying to discuss a raise or benefits (PTO and such) always leads to a brick wall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to stop high turnover rate and upset workers, try giving them decent compensation.

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

    Posffdditive

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

    I worked at Planet Consulting as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Account Managers were attentive to the experience of the consultants. They were very helpful and communicative during the process of finding a suitable contract. Would be agreeable to working with them again.

    Cons

    Account Managers tended to have a very laid back attitude - some people may consider this a pro.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate options to consultants when the contract is nearing the end.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Really good opportunities at better than average wage

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Planet Consulting as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Planet Group has been a great company to work for. When I was looking for work, they never stopped trying to match my skill sets with current openings and was able to establish a very good working relationship with several of the recruiters. They considered me for both full-time employee and contract work. Best of all, in somewhat of a down job market when others gave up on me they found me a great job.

    Cons

    It's hard for me to find many cons. While compensation is good healthcare benefits for me were quite high but it may be becoming more the norm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great up and coming company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Planet Consulting

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and the working culture is great. They provide fun games with food at the monthly meetings and numerous other lunch opportunities to help people relax and have some fun at work. I am also challenged everyday in the work I do as it's a fairly face paced environment. I also enjoy the flexibility I have in my job as I have two small children at home. Overall, Planet is a great company.

    Cons

    Planet has had a bumpy start, but it's very exciting to be a part of its current successes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Planet Consulting Response

    Apr 3, 2013Sr. Technical Recruiter

    Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback.

  7.  

    Lacking Communication

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Planet Consulting

    Pros

    Could get you in the work place where you couldn't on your own with their connections and friendly easy on the eyes staff

    Cons

    When it comes to describing the jobs they want to match you wit the communication was lacking important details like company culture, hours of operations, job descriptions, requirements.
    Sadly most of the offers didn't really match my skills sets which means they were desperate to place people to meet numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more personal one on one services. Give people access to on line training or something that makes you stand out from the other 100 staffing agencies doing the same thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great company to get started with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Planet Consulting

    Pros

    Planet has created a great environment for entry level IT staff to get their foot in the door and experience in companies that they might not otherwise be able to.

    Cons

    In the managed services contract I worked under, there was an artificial ceiling limiting the technicians' career growth. This may not be true of all contract arrangements or full-time positions with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I worked for Planet, there was very little support in developing individuals professionally (tuition reimbursement, etc.), so if changes have not already been made in that area, that would be a huge step forward.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    "Fair wage, for a college student. Too much ceiling".

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - L1 Helpdesk Technician  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - L1 Helpdesk Technician in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Planet Consulting

    Pros

    The managers are some of the best i've ever had, and the workplace environment has been wonderful. I wish the contract hadn't ended, however. I would have gladly worked here for the rest of my college times.

    Cons

    Contract ended. Little oppourtunity to grow. [More an affect of the client, than anything]. Worth far more than we are actually paid - but compared to other places in Omaha [West Corporation] in Entry-level positions: It's not so bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good, small company if you like autonomy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Planet Consulting

    Pros

    Planet has a very casual atmosphere. People are real, up-front and there is not a lot of candy-coating how they feel. It's not uncommon to hear a cuss word spring up from time to time. But it is NOT a negative environment at all. People are friendly and low stress. There is opportunity to serve different roles and change is constant. Being such a small company, there is little room for failure or stagnation. Conditions change in the market, in our customer mix, our corporate focus and everyone has to be able to adapt. To someone seeking a steady, controlled, organized environment, Planet would be a painful place to work. For someone who loves a constantly changing challenge, it's great.

    Cons

    Small, immature company. Sales oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more company-wide. Foster employee morale and community more.

    Recommends

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