Riviera Partners

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Riviera Partners Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
15 Reviews
3.6
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Self-starters: This is your place.

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * plenty of flexibility
    * support from management to try new things and suggest ideas
    * if you're a top performer, you make great
    * fun culture
    * specialized recruiting, and our clients know we have the best candididates

    Cons

    * growing pains- management is still working to catch up with growth and establish policies and organizational alignment
    * if you are not a solid performer, it's hard to make ends meet in San Francisco
    * while flexible, as an agency recruiter, you'll spend a lot of time outside of the standard work day working

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Descent Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riviera Partners part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The amount of intelligent people with impressive networks to channel with and learn from.
    - Awesome environment/culture.

    Cons

    - Sometimes just thrown in to do a task with no proper guidance.
    - Have to be the right sort of person/character to fit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Mentorship would be nice to ease a transition and welcome newcomers to the workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not what I was hoping for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Riviera Partners as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly environment. many young employees. Growing company

    Cons

    it's a very "party-like" environment off the clock.
    Wasn't challenged enough
    Performed a lot of brain-numbing work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust your employees to take on more responsibilities

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that treats you like family, sees your potential and pushes you to grow.

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    Current Employee - Operations Team  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Team in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have never worked for a company where there has been so much collaboration and team camaraderie. Riviera is morphing & changing quickly and they are not afraid of taking risks....especially when it comes to their employees wanting to try something new for the benefit of the company. They truly try to listen to the employees wants/needs in an effort to provide a great work environment. It's definitely a work hard/play hard atmosphere where the hard work does not go unnoticed.

    Cons

    Change - it's constant here...you can't get comfortable because things are always evolving. If you don't like change, Riviera is probably not the right company for you. There isn't a lot of infrastructure or resources - you have to want to figure things out sometimes or be pro-active and ask for help. No one is here to hand hold you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment that rewards employees based on hard work.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Team  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Team in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Hands on and down to earth founder's that practice what they preach and lead by example.
    - Great environment to grow and thrive in, there is potential to go up the ladder, or grow within the role, all you have to do is ask and perform!
    - The team ( management team ) is solid, very impressed with the COO, he has taken the company to a new level, and has changed many things for the better ( structure, policies and accountability )
    - I feel recognized and valued, have a very good, fair and consistent supervisor that is very respectful and gives me consistent recognition and feedback, this is what makes me stay, a job is a job to me, but the company and the way I am treated is what makes me stay longer in a firm and feel more loyal.
    - Excellent perks and benefits, Riviera does the small things that go a long way.

    Cons

    Some team member's expect to be hand held a lot and feel entitled to get increases based on seniority, so not the way with Riviera. It's truly a company that rewards and recognizes hard work, dedication and employee's that add value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice guys, fun culture but still same grind it out search business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Riviera Partners

    Pros

    + Ali is one of the nicest and hardest working guys in the industry
    + Fun culture. Lots of schwag, company trips, bar
    + Trying to change the recruiting game through technology

    Cons

    - Over promise and under deliver in terms of the role, compensation, everything
    - Partners are "every man for himself" mentality
    - Retained or contingent it's basically all commission and not very competitive with the search market in pay
    - A very salesy culture. Feels like you're selling cars - very transactional
    - Despite what they claim about the technology it's typical recruiting - find people in a database and LinkedIn, hammer out calls and close deals. They will one day get the technology piece there but it's not ready yet.

    - Fine if you're younger but not a sophisticated, consultative search firm. Just grind and make money.
    - You'll work 24/7 - most of the partners do so you'll be expected to as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the comp structure - you can't bring in the best talent on a commission only model where the house keeps most of the money. Might have worked to get you to where you're at but will be tough to scale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Work hard, play hard

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool team and awesome Founders

    Cons

    Like most recruiting firms you are always working. This is not an industry that you will come in at 8am and leave at 5pm. Be prepared to work long hours, weekends and most holiday's. The team is great but in true nature it is every man for themselves. Money, money, money is the name of the game at Riviera Partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A higher base compensation. Either hire people with technical recruiting backgrounds or have a better training programs for those that do not come out of the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Went in with high hopes but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Riviera Partners full-time

    Pros

    start-up culture, great location, large office, get to work with interesting tech companies, co-workers are fun and competitive, data team really try to make recruiters jobs easier, CEO and Partners are very good recruiters themselves

    Cons

    management does not share anything with you, below average commission structure, base salary is very low, out of pocket health benefits cost is high, partners and upper management get most of the money, lots and lots of cold calling, unfair distribution of accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    growing the company is important but so is scaling, stop adding so many non revenue generating positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top notch recruiting firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, solid management.
    Good work/life balance.
    Challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Good comp/benefits plan, want to see it get a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the momentum, and keep looking for A players internally!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great platform for those willing to aim high

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great brand and respected name in the industry
    - strong culture that encourages self-actuation
    - unlimited financial opportunity for those willing to work hard and capable of delivering
    - plenty of perks, such as free food/social events/President's Club, etc
    - progressive business ideas and investment in technology

    Cons

    - growing fast, so can be hard to keep track of new faces
    - new operational process create sense of moving quickly to a corporate environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - focus on balancing need to professionalize organization with retaining start-up culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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