Studer Group Reviews
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Pros – Small company. Maybe 60 people in office the rest telecommute as consultants or sales. Lots of opportunity to grow. Founder is very accessible, and CEO will answer your email.
Great benefits, awesome camaraderie. Lots of Kool Aid to drink if you have a corporate mentality.
Cons – High pressure situation. They drive the idea that they only hire high performers and drive competition in the work place through performance evaluations. Majority of the workforce is fresh out of college, wet behind the ears with glorified secretary titles. While it is great to have a mostly female staff (HR is female) there is a lot of bickering, backstabbing, jealousy, and rivalry. Lots of intimidation by a few senior employees (female).
Biggest con: They want you to believe you are making healthcare better. They are a consulting firm. If making failing hospitals dig in their pockets and pay hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars to do what they could read in a Studer book makes healthcare better, then they succeed.
Advice to Senior Management – Hire more professional people. 22 year olds in an administrative support role do not lend credibility to this company.
Pay better. For a consulting firm making as much as you do, you do not pay well.
Allow more telecommute. Employees with children, or ailing family would be happy to work for you with the flexibility to stay home as the 'coaches' do.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
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Pros – Small company
Generous time off
Great title to put on your resume for first job
Strong name in the community and with healthcare professionals
Free books and communication building skills
Ongoing on the job training, and quarterly, mandatory training
Cons – They won't hire you if you are a smoker.
Fresh out of college co-workers with no job experience, not professional, most dress like they are going to the 'club'.
More than half the company works on the road but PRCs are not allowed to telecommute, or work overtime to get the job done.
Heinous verbal abuse for very little money. PRCs support the 'coaches' on the road- missed flights, mixed up powerpoint, or mistakes will leave you in tears. Daily. You must apologize, and you are told 'they are just stressed.'
90% female office, a lot of gossip, backstabbing, and stepping on each other to move up in the company. Lunch cliques, and it feels like a fashion show daily.
You are reminded almost daily to push the sale of seminars and books even if the client is failing financially.
The success of the founder is an agenda the culture tries to make you very aware of, i.e. everything he owns in the Pensacola area, and you are expected to patronize, and support it (shops, restaurants, ballpark etc)
You will not get a yearly bonus if you do not preform specific tasks of implementing new ideas into the company to make it more efficient. Bonus varies year to year based on tenure, and amount of people employed at the end of the year.
Advice to Senior Management – Be honest that you are a consulting firm. Hire employees with experience, and pay them fairly. Need more diversity, very little minorities working here. Show clear paths with reachable goals to move up in the company. Match 401K, the company makes a ton of money. It isn't fair that bonuses do not commensurate with achievement. Trust your workers, we love the company, we will work from home if you let us.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company