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Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
29 Reviews

3.3
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  1.  

    Good company overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Pay was good and benefits health benefits were ok.

    Cons

    Employee turnover was extremely high. Advancement opportunities offered to men far more than women.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - File Auditor  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - File Auditor in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    New acquaintances, career experience, good pay

    Cons

    Lot of travel, chaotic project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe for the most upper management was well organized. The project itself was more of the issue. I was told that if I could do that project, I could do any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Meh

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job was a decent one. I was a recent college graduate and the companies presented as options were all fairly big names.

    Cons

    I definitely felt like the recruiter misrepresented all of the job offers as being equivalent and presenting the same opportunities as the best one. The only reason I know how much different the best one was was because by pure chance I met the person who lucked out and got the position when all the others were filled. It seemed like "Oh yeah this position is great (referring to the best one)" and then (for all the rest) "I don't know the particulars but its pretty much the same as (the best one)".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will lose customers if you misrepresent the jobs you are offering to people. They will be dissatisfied with where they've been placed and the customer will notice that attitude in all of the people sent to them by you.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had High Hopes of Success, But Failed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Search Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Search Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Had high hopes of being successful as I was in the past within the industry.
    Decent place to start as a headhunter (or Search Consultant).
    Base salary is OK, commission plan not lucrative enough, so plan on living off your base pay for awhile.
    Decent CEO, but may not know what really happens in the offices.
    Work / Life balance is good. Expect 40-45 hours a week, though must be here for CORE hours - no work from home options.

    Cons

    Essentially a waste of six months of my career without anything to show for it.
    Quite a bit of Favoritism, so new employees don't get a fair shot.
    A stuggle to find new opportunities in a saturated market. They offer limited resources
    Company is the small fish in a big ocean, many other larger, more established places to work.
    IT Department runs into Network issues daily, unfortunately it may take you out of business for an hour or two.
    HR Department ignores calls and sometimes it will take a week to call you back. Very unprofessional in that department. We tried and find answers ourself vs call them now
    No improvement plan, will just terminate you without notice.
    Will not get your last paycheck. Cannot get answers to why, no call backs or responses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favorite nonsense to staff that has been there for awhile.
    Make it FAIR for newer staff and give them a chance to succeed.
    Micro-management tends not to get desired results
    IT Department should figure out a more efficient system with less down time
    Build the brand, not lining managements pockets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Dysfunctional organization with poor management and bloated overhead structure.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Work can be interesting at times, but you have to define your own role and not listen to project managers.

    Cons

    Company is staffed with Business Development Officers and Project Managers who will promise anything to win or retain business, without understanding what they are promising or the ability to deliver on the promises. Projects too often staffed with people lacking in requisite skills, who are more concerned with when and where they are going to eat than in performing their assigned tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bloated overhead structure adds cost but no benefit. HQ staff are arrogant, do not answer phones or respond to e-mail messages, but expect you to drop everything and respond when they want something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not What It Appears - Atlanta, GA

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Search Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Professional Search Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    If you need a short term job and not a career, this is it.
    Benefits from day 1
    Fair base compensation
    It is a good learning environment, If you can tolerate a lot of nonsense

    Cons

    Management will tell you one thing, but expect another and call you out on it.
    Thick Skin is needed. If you don't have thick skin, this is not for you.
    Company business has been declining, Atlanta branch may not be around for long.
    No cubicals or offices, it is an open forum where you conduct business. Very Noisy.
    No Name Brand - SEG? what is that,
    Management claims it is a team environment, but it is every man and woman for themself.
    Daily network issues and horrible voice over IP phone system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Be Fair to ALL team members and stop the favoritism with certain people.
    *Get a reliable network. In today's age, there should not be daily network issues. Fix it OR get a new IT department. The cost cutting methods are counter productive.
    *Provide the tools so staff can succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Given opportunities to do work outside of my scope of experience.

    Cons

    Not enough interesting projects. Too much competition against internal departments such as the temp group. Consulting practice slowly being diluted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop overpromising and be realistic with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Auditor

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    Current Employee - Auditor  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Auditor in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Great Pay, travel, per diem, long term assignment

    Cons

    Long Hours, Micro Managed, no advancement, favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe that problems are on your end, not the staff...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to learn but expect to be treated with little to no respect after the long recruiting courtship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    There was a great team in this office that seemed to truly care about one another. This is a great starting point for a junior recruiter just starting out to learn from some of the top industry producers and make a lot money. The team itself is lively and fun and respetful of one another.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the management team does not value team member and feels justified and humiliating and harassing employees relentlessly. You need really thick skin to work in this environment and no there is no work life balance. If you take a day off or need to attend to family matters you will be told yes but the team will be told you are lazy and lack dedication and drive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people and provide a respectful and enriching work environment. Your turnover is off the charts and you lose talented, dedicated employees by employing tyrants as Directors. Has your HR team every conducted an exit interview?? Leading by fear and intimidation leads your key talent to jump ship and take your revenue with them.

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

    It's been a very positive experience here compared to other staffing firms.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, realistic expectations on deliverables, strong strategy and growth focus from top down, and excellent marketing support.

    Cons

    There has been some turnover and bad hires.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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