Riviera Partners Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Great and laid back atmosphere!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're looking for a relaxing and comfortable day on the job, then this is your company.

    Cons

    If you're looking for a fast-paced environment then this company isn't for you. Very laid back and relaxing environment


  2. Lots of turnover

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    They fire people a lot. A lot of internal clicks.


  3. Mess.

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Really good name in retained, executive recruiting - Strong industry experience - Track record of grooming recruiters to have successful careers

    Cons

    - Business is diluted - Questionable business practices - Service delivery is varied, at best

    Advice to Management

    Encourage best practices and remember that clients pay the bills. Do right by them.


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  5. Great energy. Great people. All working to make a difference.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative and opportunity driven environment. Great Partnership team that allows you to express your interests and challenges you to reach your full potential.

    Cons

    The hours can be daunting but that's the start-up/entrepreneurial world.

    Advice to Management

    A little more communication. Their isn't a ceiling but connecting weekly or checking in on lower management to see how thins are going will go a long way.


  6. Self-starters: This is your place.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time (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


  7. Descent Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riviera Partners part-time (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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Team in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Team in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time (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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great environment that rewards employees based on hard work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Team in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Team in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time (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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  11. Work hard, play hard

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riviera Partners full-time (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 Management

    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.



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