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Populus Group Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
35 Reviews

3.2
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  1.  

    Very Positive

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    Former Employee - Human Resources General  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources General in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Many opportunities for interesting jobs

    Cons

    Can not think or any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    excellent Immigration team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    very good legal team and take lot of care and attention to your application.

    Cons

    growth options are limited. You will be a contractor for their vendors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Short-term Contract

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Timely onboarding process and paycheck.

    Cons

    Limited proactive communication from employee relations team. Limited remarketing opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible. Leadership, management and subordinates are bullied by a egotistical President.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stress account, parking, location of facility.

    Cons

    Military style of management. They feel like breaking you down and trying to build you back up works. It does not!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be competitive in the market in regards to compensation. Not even close to competitors. Leadership are not all on same page in regards to managing a team. Calling people out in meetings until they come up with the so called "right" answer is embarrassing and demeaning. Employees talk about it all the time and hate it, just an FYI.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Professional Contracting Position

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    Current Employee - Material Planner  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Material Planner in Fayetteville, NC

    Pros

    It got my foot in the door with a very good company. Paid holidays. The dental and vision insurance is very reasonable.

    Cons

    Very disorganized in the set up paper work. I am a seasoned professional and my agent is some 23 year old kid that is telling me what to wear and how to behave during an interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not treat your professional applicants you are sending on an interview the same way you treat applicants you are sending for a production job. Health insurance through a better know and nationally accepted carrier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    IT Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is nothing to talk about PROS. Really terrible company to work for.

    Cons

    The management does not respond to emails. Careless and terrible people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pointing fingers at each other in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Micro-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 ManagementAdvice

    Create or join a more modern recruiting model instead of copying Tek-Systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Restructure 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice Place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as of now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Low maintenance

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    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Redmond, WA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -Not many opportunities available between A- contracts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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