The Jacobson Group
2.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.jacobsononline.com Chicago, IL 500 to 999 Employees

The Jacobson Group Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
The Jacobson Group – Chicago – “Inland Steel Building”

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Gregory P. Jacobson and Richard L. Jacobson


40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pass if you are recruited for sales.

NTM (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at The Jacobson Group full-time for more than a year

ProsCompetitive base
Commission structure was great (took awhile to get but worth wait)
Close proximity to sr leadership

ConsZero room for advancement (don't get me wrong they will change title but you acquire no new responsibilities and or recognition)

Gossip! There is not enough time in the day to talk about what a problem this is in the office. Not just amongst colleagues, but big problem within the management team and executive team.

Departments point fingers at 1 another if a job order can't be filled. Somehow sales gets blamed for submitting too difficult of an order, and get punished for drumming up business that fulfillment can't fill.

Leadership is deceitful and manipulative. They hide behind a culture of innovation and an open door policy, but you will be micromanaged talked about behind closed doors.

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a farm system of people you hire and advance out of college,and don't recruit established sales professionals. Your culture is fine, but how you manage sales is maddening. Anyone that knows better will run for the hills, money can only take someone so far.

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Love the management, but they have their favorites

Account Management (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at The Jacobson Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAdvancement opportunities available for those that are on the inside. Above average market pay, fun reward trips.The company has done a solid job of staying in their lane and staying solidly focused on one industry. Flexible options are sometimes available for those with company tenure.

ConsIf you're not one of the chosen few, the environment could be challenging. Current employees tell me that all employees are being moved back to the headquarters location, and that virtual opportunities are not as available as they once were.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep driving strategic growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Many promises, but no opportunity

Recruiter (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at The Jacobson Group full-time for more than a year

ProsDecent colleagues. But leadership seems to discourage open communication and feedback.

ConsPrivately owned with micro-managing brothers at the helm. No career path. No mentoring. The one person who tried to mentor was fired.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to be less duplicitous

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent starting pay but not much after that...

Claims Operations Specialist (Current Employee)
De Pere, WI

I have been working at The Jacobson Group as a contractor for more than a year

Pros-Long term contract
-Decent starting pay
-Eventually offer 401K, insurance discount programs

Cons-No pay raises
-No holiday, sick time or chance for vacation pay
-No attendance, performance incentives

Advice to Senior ManagementYearly pay raises would be nice start not to mention quarterly incentives for perfect attendance and paid holidays would be a good start. When I asked about getting pay raises 2 years in a row, company contact always said it was dependent on contractor regarding this matter even though Jacobson could afford doing it themselves. After all I'm sure my company contact and CEO always get one.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great corporate culture & opportunity to develop

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at The Jacobson Group full-time

Pros-Great people to work with
-Open lines of communication from senior management down
-Opportunities to develop and grow your career

Consso far, I can't think of any cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent starting salary, nothing else

Claims Processor (Current Employee)
Green Bay, WI

I have been working at The Jacobson Group full-time for more than a year

ProsStarting salary of $11, eventual insurance coverage and 401k options

ConsNo pay raises, no holiday pay or paid days off, performance incentives

Advice to Senior ManagementAnnual pay raises, performance incentives such as perfect attendance in work period or over a calendar year should be rewarded, holiday pay

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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