The Fifth Business

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The Fifth Business Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
4 Reviews
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The Fifth Business CEO Enda Logan
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Fifth Business

    Pros

    Excellent benefits & competitive salary; talented group of co-workers; fun place to work; great owners

    Cons

    Would be nice to work from home sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You ROCK!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the opportunity it appears to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at The Fifth Business full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is okay, not great; some good clients, but not much variety;

    Cons

    Poor, inexperienced local management; very little management support and lack of new opportunities for consultants; little interaction with other consultants; too much time sitting around waiting for another assignment; not much opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should have significant change management and communications experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Avoid if you can

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at The Fifth Business

    Pros

    They offer a very competitive salary, but usually this is too good to be true.

    Cons

    It is a communications consulting firm, but in reality, a staffing agency that hires full- time staff to do freelance work. Half of the time you are sitting in the office waiting for projects to be given to you. Inexperienced management that never shares any information with employees and always over promises. They have no ability to get new businesses but to set up trap for employees to fall in so they can find solid excuses to let go staff without paying any severance package. If you really need a contract job through a staffing agency, go for Kelly Services and some others. They are much more reputable and reliable!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is an insult for employees that people who have no communications experience and skills are leading the Houston office.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Consultant, consult thyself!

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

    I have been working at The Fifth Business full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to clients in the energy sector; diverse group of people to work with.

    Cons

    It is an Internal Communications and Change Agency with no internal communications strategy of its own; very poor change management within the company; extremely centralised and ad hoc decision making by employers (all decisions must be made by a board of 3 directors); little or no career progression or systems in place for this; bank holidays are not given but have to be taken from employee holiday allowance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more transparency in the company and an internal communications strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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