The Presidio Group

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The Presidio Group Reviews

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 2015
5 Reviews
3.9
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  1.  

    The Presidio Group is a fantastic place to learn and grow!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Presidio Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I have been an employee at the Presidio Group for over 2 years. Over the past couple of years, I have grown immensely, both personally and professionally. I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to join a fantastic team of supportive individuals who do everything they can to foster that growth. In addition, the recent structural changes have created a very flat organization, with clear ties to the heads of business units (meaning more support and guidance). The culture is vibrant and fresh. Everyone is friendly, and more than willing to answer questions or take on additional responsibilities in this team-oriented environment. Similarly, you are expected to work hard and contribute to the team as well. At times, you must wear various hats-but that is definitely noted by the CEO and upper management and employees are rewarded accordingly. The Presidio Group has been an excellent place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    -We no longer have Friday breakfasts.
    -Due to our smaller team, sometimes we end up with a lot of work to do and stay late hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new CEO, Karl Schade, has been doing a fantastic job. Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Good company- Upper Management Consistent Changes

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

    I have been working at The Presidio Group

    Pros

    Work Life flexibility and opportunity to serve a variety of clients. The employees are great employees and very hardworking culture.

    Cons

    The leaders, have various definitions of expectations and at times may not align themselves with previous directives. Salary may not meet up to benchmarks. Salary plus commission structures seemed outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your staff as key contributors to the success and outcome of your organization profit. Consider including profit sharing and reviewing your salary infrastructure to align with a more competitive workforce. Treat employees with respect by recognizing and rewarding them for their success, while not creating a culture that employees are disposable. If they are to leave, take a chance in trying to keep them in the first place. Review your employee surveys with action and reflection of what many don't dare to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    Great place to carve out your own niche

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

    I have been working at The Presidio Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is very open to suggestions, and willing to entertain new initiatives if backed up with supporting evidence. Culture is fantastic! Lot's of fun events to get to know your team members outside of work. People are generally very friendly. Work is challenging but stimulating.

    Cons

    work-life balance can get skewed sometimes, but management is flexible with appointments, vacations, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Questionable management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at The Presidio Group

    Pros

    - Smaller environment so your work/contribution is visible
    - Implemented 360 feedback (but this is not useful in small groups because the manager will be able to tell exactly who wrote what).
    - Bagel Fridays

    Cons

    - Management lacks focus and direction. The company constantly changes its legal name, logo , website, and entity structure.
    - Management is unethical and untrustworthy. The company used to have a tombstone of the values that it is supposed to uphold. It is a total joke because their actions don't mirror anything on their tombstone. People must have called them out on it. The tombstone values are gone now. (tip: do your research ("sailing"))
    - Face time is extremely important.
    - Information is only on need-to-know basis. I had no idea who knew or didn't know what so I couldn't talk to anybody about anything.
    - Absolutely no career advancement. The management will only see you at the level that you entered in. They cannot see passed that so advancement or movement is impossible.
    - Lots of favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on fewer things and do them well and treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Presidio Financial Partners - not your average finance firm.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Presidio Group

    Pros

    As a small company, you are exposed to a number of areas - your job varies from day to day. Presidio considers itself a meritocracy, which I believe to be true. If you work hard, you are rewarded. Compared to many similar firms, we have a much better work/life balance. You are rewarded for actual contribution to the firm as opposed to meaningless time wasted at a desk. Also, I think the benefits are pretty great.

    Cons

    Those coming from large companies with a lot of structure might find the lack of specific policies at Presidio frustrating. Personally, I prefer the lack of bureaucracy. Also, as a small company, the compensation is fair, but not as outrageous as many other large finance firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying hard. Try to be more consistent.

    Recommends

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