RLG International Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Fun while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Performance Coach
    Current Employee - Performance Coach

    I have been working at RLG International

    Pros

    Positive corporate culture, talented employees, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Projects are volatile due to fluctuating oil prices, there is little certainty surrounding if, when, and where you will work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Delivering results through people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RLG International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great diversity in employee backgrounds;
    - Small company that quickly adapts to client, economic, and other changes;
    - Great product being delivered to clients, where they see tangible changes in a short time frame (12-24months)

    Cons

    - Impact on family - relocation to some very remote places, with no certainty that company will relocate you and family after completion of project;
    - Feeling of being independent project managers, needing to compete for the next project at unknown location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets apply our tools / product to our own company - we're over 30yrs old now;
             - clear vision and regular progress updates on meeting the goals of that vision;
             - cleanup our internal "thinkrlg";
             - lets use OR, boardwalks, TMP, Px, etc on a regular basis to keep our company nimble and focused;

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Big disconnect between upper managers, and coaches

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    Former Employee - Performance Coach in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Performance Coach in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at RLG International

    Pros

    They had a good idea - back in 1980s. They would teach blue-collar workers basic business metrics so that the blue-collar workers would feel involved.
    A few good business leaders

    Cons

    Very disconnected senior leadership
    Pressure to invest your salary into company stock - so senior people can get out
    Senior leaders don't, won't listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. RLG is genuinely concerned for its employees

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    Current Employee - Performance Coach
    Current Employee - Performance Coach

    I have been working at RLG International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work-life balance. Always looking to adapt to employee needs/development. For the most part, the company lives its core values.

    Cons

    Company leaders struggle to communicate changes or shifts in how the company is being run or the current focus areas. Unfortunately, type of work is limited to relocation or rotational (e.g. 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Excellent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Coach
    Current Employee - Performance Coach

    I have been working at RLG International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best healthcare plan period and the company strives to have a good work life balance. Company has grown tremendously in the last few years

    Cons

    There are growing pains as the company transitions from a small cap to a mid cap organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Can be very rewarding work; Uncertainty is a way of life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Coach in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Performance Coach in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RLG International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a small, entrepreneurial company with plenty of opportunity if you have the right mindset. There is very little red tape and many of the employees are smart, engaging people. The client profile is good and the work can be very rewarding on the right contract. The compensation is low for consulting but favorable compared to industry overall. The company focuses heavily on maintaining a positive culture and plans frequent retreats and company functions. The expense policy is liberal and there is significant autonomy on the job site. Your work very rarely goes home with you.

    Cons

    The contracts are often very uncertain, particularly toward the end. Relocation is a fact of life and upper management has very little empathy for the strain that creates on employees' personal lives. When a contract ends they expect you to be billed somewhere else immediately. Management will almost always push to continue billing a client even after the project has reached the point of diminishing returns. The people practices are questionable and there is no clear career path. Some of the hiring decisions are baffling. The individuals that end up succeeding are typically the best salespeople. The quality of the work is a secondary consideration to maintaining billing rates and utilization numbers. It is very much a pyramid structure and some of the entrenched senior leaders at the top will continue to milk this thing until something catastrophic happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We understand there is an employee share ownership program. It does not need to be the cornerstone of every company-wide meeting. It would be wise to review the partnership criteria and communicate that openly. Justified or no, there appears to be a bias toward rewarding seniority over performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. The Easiest Way to Make a Hard Living

    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at RLG International full-time

    Pros

    Virtually complete autonomy. Coaches will go weeks without hearing from their team leaders if the sale calls to check-signers have been smooth
    There is no complicated proprietary consulting program to learn like at more prestigious firms – just a handful of videos on the power of performance coaching

    Cons

    With all the founders wanting to cash-out of the business, the pressure to buy this “great company stock” has gone from menacing to downright awry
    Compensation: Twenty five cents on the dollar is low, and seems to indicate that management doesn’t think much of the work that they bill so much for
    It’s disheartening to be thought of as a parasite by some members of client teams
    It is rather embarrassing to be associated with some of the coaches that have been hired due to their religious sect but with complete disregard for things such as intelligence, experience, and even English proficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop trying to sell us ALL on this company stock. With all the horror stories about folks getting a lot less in return than they put in when deciding to leave the company, few of us are interested.

    Negative Outlook
  9. Great work, interesting company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RLG International

    Pros

    There are some amazing people at the front-line.
    The work is very rewarding.
    Outstanding benefits package.

    Cons

    Big disconnect between workers and senior leadership team. In the years I've been here, the senior team has only visited our team once.

    Employee ownership plan is pitched as an amazing deal and has been in the past but something feels very wrong with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit your employees. Listen to them.

    It's not 1985 anymore. It's great that the old strategy has worked for so long but refusing to modernize is a recipe for disaster.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Effective business model with Great Client results

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at RLG International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy to do the right things for the client

    Cons

    Move to new client site every 18 months - moving expenses not fully covered. ROTA challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency of policy application goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Not all is positive under the hood.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RLG International

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and hone your skills in project management.

    Cons

    Project-based so lots of doubt and uncertainty where you will go next or if you will continue working. Little respect for your off-time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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