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Ruth Group Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ruth Group full-time

    Pros

    Huge opportunity for professional and personal growth is you are willing to take it. An entrepreneurial spirit and creativity are encouraged within and outside your position parameters. Great clients with very interesting content and challenges. Solid relationships with investment firms and a finger on the pulse of financial markets. Coworkers are outgoing, informative and helpful while senior management is involved in account work and keep the whole team in contact with the client.

    Cons

    While days can sometimes be busy or long - it is the nature of this business and it is not for everyone. There is a work hard/play hard attitude where everyone is recognized for their work and efforts. There is a team dedication to top notch customer service, results and success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    CEO is very extreme and unstable creating an unhealthy work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ruth Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the other employees.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a personal day.
    No work/life balance.
    CEO shares sensitive information to everyone.
    Very unprofessional.
    No team work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should truly learn to value the hard work from your smart employees. Create a more friendly and team oriented environment. Keep tantrums to a minimum.

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

    Out of touch CEO who asserts authority without reason and most often with a disparaging temper

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

    I worked at Ruth Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers at lower levels are hard-working and professional. Clients offer great opportunities for thoughtful work.

    Cons

    Capricious management with unreasonable temper on part of CEO, who often yells at others in public, strips staff of personal dignity and is more likely to dish out retribution than helpful feedback. No opportunity to grow professionally and a challenge every day to doge the fights, in-fights and useless office politics. Benefits mediocre, personal time and work-life balance nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some professional advice to ensure professional behavior on your part or close the firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Biggest Regret

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Ruth Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You will be exposed to some pretty cool clients. You will learn new healthcare sciences topics. Free lunch during meetings.

    Cons

    Politics, NO 401K match! EVER! No work/life balance. You will be expected to work until 8pm every day. No lunch breaks. Micromanaged. Unhealthy and unsanitary place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the business and Retire OR taking some real training and courses on how to run a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Career Mistake

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Ruth Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to several interesting clients, free coffee in the kitchen, healthcare focused firm, most co-workers are fun to be around and happy hours are common

    Cons

    Poorly managed, high turnover with staff (about every 2-3 months someone leaves) and clients, minimal training or learning experience, huge egos, everyone is unhappy besides senior staff, not 401k match in several years, large disparity between senior/junior compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Intellectually Challenging

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ruth Group full-time

    Pros

    High quality clients, always challenged to give smart counsel and fast paced. Great connections with large banks that refer IR business and rapidly growing PR business

    Cons

    Not as organized or structured as some of the larger agencies. People need to be self directed to succeed there. Could be challenging for those who need an org chart that is well defined

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Former Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investor Relations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investor Relations in New York, NY

    I worked at Ruth Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of hands on experience. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    - One of the most disorganized firms you will ever find. Lacks vision, overall strategy in terms of how to grow the firm and how to nurture employees.
    - Poor work life balance. Unrealistic and unreasonable expectations of junior employees without any fair compensation.
    - Highly unprofessional senior management/support staff. Senior managers will often times have "favorites" and also people they will "pick on" to do more work. Support staff likes to gossip and treat people poorly, often yelling at you or giving you negative attitude for no reason. Certain senior managers dress and act inappropriately as well.
    - Incompetent senior managers. Not all managers are, but most aren't qualified to be in the position they are working at or managing others. CEO of firm is short sighted and plays favorites and will keep certain managers around despite their lack of ability/effort.
    - Poor/unfair compensation. Starting salary was below market value, and also much lower than coworkers who have similar experience. Favoritism clearly at play.
    - Too much internal politics. Navigating this office is like a minefield. Certain people are favorites, certain others are picked on, certain people have to be mollified, etc. Just way too much to make this a productive workplace.
    - Low career advancement opportunity. Senior Managers hold steady, junior level staff get worked to death and won't get promoted or get a raise. No profit sharing here, senior managers keep it all. Senior managers will preclude junior managers from pitching new biz, for fear that if the client is brought on with the help of junior staff, that they may have to share the retainer with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Difficult experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Ruth Group full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues and some great clients, and senior managers are involved in day to day account work. .

    Cons

    There is extremely high turnover here and new hires are often let go within a couple of months if they don't outperform immediately - especially if there is a recruiter fee involved. The work environment is often hostile and management can be very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people more of a chance before letting them go, be kinder to employees.

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

    The Ruth Group can be a great place to grow if you can play along with the politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ruth Group

    Pros

    - Competitive salary
    - Opportunities to work closely with clients to help them grow
    - Learn how to navigate politics very quickly

    Cons

    - Management can be rude and disrespectful
    - Yelling/shouting/cursing at junior staff is common
    - High turnover. Good talent leaves. Poor management stays.
    - Lack of protocol for performance reviews (they happen when "when they feel like it")
    - There is no help managing workload or with team members helping you out; employees are discouraged from working across practices
    - Lots of politics and favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to nurture and grow your employees rather than just yelling at them all the time. Put more emphasis employee motivation and appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult working environment even for seasoned professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ruth Group full-time

    Pros

    Some fantastic colleagues, competitive salaries and a few great clients.

    Cons

    Senior management is very disorganized, at times unethical and argumentative. Frequent yelling and arguing among the most senior management team makes for a very difficult work environment. Favoritism constantly displayed toward certain employees and not others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yelling in the workplace is not acceptable and issues need to be addressed in privacy. Everyone should be treated with respect- not just a select few. New business has become too much of a priority instead of spending time servicing the existing clients. Organization problems need to be addressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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