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Private Client Resources Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to start a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Private Client Resources

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly co-workers. Smaller company allows you to know most people including upper level management. Great work experience

    Cons

    Long hours. Some issues with communication and transfer of data between departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Yikes!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Private Client Resources (less than an year)

    Pros

    - they bring in free lunch on Fridays

    Cons

    -management was dishonest about corporate culture during interview
    -complete distrust of all employees
    -CEO micromanages the entire firm (silly but true)
    -extremely high level of turnover
    -lack of training
    -must be in chair from 8am to 6pm, no exceptions
    -lack of true leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -bring in a new CEO, this one doesn't cut it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't get fooled

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Private Client Resources full-time

    Pros

    Compensation was decent for the industry. Free lunch on Friday. Staff was nice. There is ample parking.

    Cons

    The CEO is abusive of all employees from his management team down to his assistant. He assigns blame to everyone for everything in the office yet does not have the wherewith-all to look at himself and his short comings. His greatest strength is his ability to regurgitate from the latest management book he has read.
    Hours suck. Work is manual. There is no ability to improve anything because the CEO refuses to listen to his team. One would think that never turning a profit and a annual employee turn over rate of 30% or more would be signs to him and the board that there's an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO doesn't listen to advice.
    To the board: replace your CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change is needed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Private Client Resources full-time

    Pros

    Free Friday lunch. Many nice, hardworking employees (not in management).

    Cons

    Employees seem mostly beaten down. Huge turnover rate. Microscope on being there sharply at 8am, regardless of working late, skipping lunch, traffic, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pointing fingers and assigning blame. It all flows downstream. Keep and appreciate employees who work hard and do their job well, it's easier and cheaper than hiring and training new people on the proprietary systems. Updated technology, realistic deadlines, employee appreciation, and better management needed immediately...or it'll be the same results as the past.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management is the problem, not the employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Private Client Resources full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can't think of anything that stands out. However, to list a few - salaries do meet industry standards, free Friday lunches.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, especially for married people. Most of the days you'd be spending 9/10 hours at work and add a couple of hours of commute.
    Core Leadership hasn't seen much of a change since inception of the company. The main focus for the leadership seems to be signing up as many new clients as possible with unrealistic implementation expectations.
    The employee turn around is quite high. Most of the talented employees have been let go or they left themselves.
    Just depressing place to work overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and nurture the employees more. Promote a collaborative work environment. A successful company always has employees who are proud to work for that company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Turns out I didn't hate working, I just hated working here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Private Client Resources full-time

    Pros

    Fair salary, company lunch brought in on Fridays.

    Cons

    The CEO micromanages like nothing I've ever seen before. You're expected to be in your seat from 8a - 6p each day, otherwise you're viewed as a slacker. Management strolls around the office at 5:50 every Friday to check on bodies. Monotonous day to day work that continues be done manually. Work from home policies are nearly nonexistent (CEO trust issues). Just got 12-18 inches of snow? Roads look fine to management! You'd better risk your well-being and drive in so the CEO can give you a mention at the company meeting.

    Extremely high turnover rate, the worst culture I've ever encountered, and firm takes advantage of employees. Avoid at all costs, I don't have high hopes for the future of PCR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps take a look at your turnover rate and attempt to draw a conclusion as to why you lose 3-4 people per month. Automate more processes, put some trust in your employees, and improve the work-life balance. The product could only get better if some effort was put into automation and standardization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    CEO micromanages EVERYONE, lowest employee moral I've ever experienced (6 firms as comparison). Stay away if you can.

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    Current Employee - Associate in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Associate in Wilton, CT

    I have been working at Private Client Resources full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better than being unemployed; just barely.

    Some good people work here though; it's like being in slavery together.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is severely lacking and downright detrimental to firm health; CEO micromanagement, bully culture, silly high attrition levels, their product is unstable, new hire onboarding process: sink or swim without training within two weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board needs to take a good hard look at the difference between what CEO says in board meetings vs what actually happens day to day. Attrition numbers speak for themselves without commentary from anyone.

    The CEO is responsible for loss of talent, inefficiencies, poor employee moral, a slave atmosphere, and in general a horrible experience as a current employee. The CEO isn't fooling anyone with rosey commentary in firm monthly meetings followed by closed door firing planning sessions.

    It's hard to use my two weeks vacation to find another role but almost any other firm will treat employees better than they're treated here.

    I succeed here only because I play the game very we'll but do not enjoy it one bit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    The most unprofessional company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Private Client Resources

    Pros

    Most employees are working hard and friendly.

    Cons

    The company is mismanaged by the senior management which deceives the employees. The employees are being treated horribly. The management has no courage to take the responsibilities and they are playing the blame game. There is no flexibility at workplace. CEO is watching the door who is coming and who is leaving at what time. If you are late for one minute, you will be labeled as a lazy worker. Work hour is very long (8am to 6pm). CEO is very incompetent and he retaliates the employees. Turnover rate is over 50%. More than half of the current employees at PCR are searching for new jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board needs to take the actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Private Client Resources

    Pros

    Comprehensive outsourcing services; entire Project Management or Software organizations or individual staff augmentation. "Get it Great" attitude.

    Cons

    Lot of business; could benefit from more consultants who are IT industry veterans who can design and execute PMO or delivery organizations for clients.

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