Populus Group
3.1 of 5 30 reviews
www.populusgroup.com Troy, MI 16 to 50 Employees

Populus Group Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2014

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Robert Herrera

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very Positive

    Human Resources General (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsMany opportunities for interesting jobs

    ConsCan not think or any

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The company cares about culture but to the point where it is top heavy and the company capsizes.

    Recruiter (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company culture but steady is not their strong suit. Year over year revenue fluctuates too much. They take on clients, but lose their biggest ones.

    ConsMicro-management is the name of the game. They are over-protective and they say their leadership cares, but the president or vice-president never reaches out.

    One level up bosses feel the need to delegate all their responsibilities to you and then they don't even go after new accounts. They only promote once they know they are at risk of losing talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate or join a more modern recruiting model instead of copying Tek-Systems.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice Place to work

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsNice and responsive employees, very good resolution of issues. Timely paycheck.

    ConsI never had a issue with them, was there for more than a year and in the mean time i never switched jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone as of now

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Low maintenance

    Staffing Consultant (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    Pros-Pay is always on time
    -Vacation accrual
    -Check in on the team periodically

    Cons-Not many opportunities available between A- contracts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Stepping Stone- Take what you need and leave for a better company

    Recruiter (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat entry level experience in technical recruiting
    Full time job with benefits

    ConsLack of personal growth- a new fancy title does not mean "growth"
    High attrition rate (don't count on the team you were hired into being around long...)
    Poor pay rate (your base pay does not change regardless of added responsibility)
    Poor contracts- its hard to be successful with the contracts they have in place. (MSFT A-)
    In one ear out the other- Management will "listen" to employee advice, but do nothing
    If you are a contractor, do not count of being redeployed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure your pay scale for recruiters to make them comfortable or they will continue to leave one by one. Act professionally, throwing a fit when an internal employee leaves is childish and immature.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good organization to work

    Software Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
    Dublin, OH

    ProsGood organization to work with very good and supportive HR team. The pay cycle will be perfect and never missed or delayed single check. Also, weekly payment was great. Works with great attorney team which was very helpful with all the immigration process and issues.

    ConsI had no issues or bad experiences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very responsive, but not very proactive

    Recruiting Coordinator (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat access to top companies. Very professional and efficient with on boarding.

    ConsThey did not seem to do more than file my information and collect some of my paycheck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more supportive with finding additional contracts for non-tech employees.

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    Excellent

    Retiree- Contractor for Navistar (Former Employee)
    Springfield, OH

    ProsTook very good care of payroll

    ConsMany phone calls no one on site.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company.. Very good people!

    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsI worked for Populus for 2 years and the experience was great!
    1. Great Company to work for with good Pay.
    2. Very good H1b support with very reliable Attorney.
    3. Tie ups with big firms to get good exposure in career.
    4. Will work with you on skills if you seek a job change.
    5. On time pay. Never delayed even 1 paycheck.
    6. Staff is experienced, educated, well organized, trustworthy and will not give you chance to complain.
    7. Best thing is they will stay connected, listen and resolve any job related issues you may have.
    8. Supportive and keep in touch even if you leave!

    Highly Recommend!

    ConsI Can't think of any!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.
    I wish you continued growth and success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, organized and trustworthy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good immigration team and support. They never miss a paycheck and I never had to worry about it. They have lot of openings with a very large network of companies. Human resource dept is always helpful and supportive. I would recommend this company if you are looking for a good experience.

    ConsNothing I can think off. I have never had any bad experience.

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