TiER1 Performance Solutions

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Updated Jul 8, 2014

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2.8 6 reviews

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    A different kind of consulting company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosautonomy, fun team atmosphere, decent benefits, company values, good work-life value (for the most part)

    Conssatellite offices get overlooked, salary not competitive for consulting

    Advice to Senior Managementpay for performance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I would not work here

    Consultant (Current Employee) Covington, KY

    ProsFrom the outside, TiER1 does an good job of presenting a good image and making themselves "look good", (glossy marketing, cool office, etc.) but don't be fooled because it's only an illusion. Vacation time is decent. Compensation is fair (health benefits not so much). That's about it, unfortunately. The owners/founders of the company I believe, are genuinely good people but have lost control due to very rapid growth in the last 3 years and poor leadership who lack accountability directly under them, which is really unfortunate. Maybe a good place to work straight out of college to get some experience for a year or maybe two, but that's it.

    ConsAnother earlier post here on Glassdoor about TiER1 (“Appearances are Deceiving....”) said it best... "Where to start..." This is a very, very cliquish company. You find out really fast if you are "one of them" or not. If not, your career is basically over at this company.

    Project management is incredibly poor, and leadership (with the exception of ownership) is even worse.

    Very little accountability and people throwing everyone under the bus to save their own butts is pretty much the way it goes here.

    Projects (and ultimately people) are constantly set up for failure due to incompetent leadership.

    Many long hours, late nights, and weekends cleaning up project catastrophes are the norm.

    Leadership claims they are open to suggestions, but it is essentially a kiss of death for ever speaking up.

    Everyone acts as though they are happy, drink the Kool-Aid, and act like the biggest cheerleaders for the company, but at least 80% will tell you in confidence how absolutely miserable they really are. If you are truly a consultant (and not a recent grad) you will likely be miserable as well.

    Leadership talks about values and culture constantly, but it is amazing how little it is really exercised (and even blatantly ignored).

    Despite all of this I still like the CEO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnfortunately you are more concerned about rapid growth and profit margins (in all likelihood to try to sell the company) and over the last few years just about everything has spiraled out of control in terms of caring for your biggest and most important asset - your people. You really don't seem to understand (or not even really aware) how disgruntled most of the company is. Your employees may clap their hands and smile at company meetings, but most are pretty miserable and would leave, but there really aren't a ton of options in Cincinnati or Pittsburgh, so they reluctantly stay.

    You are blowing it. This company has such potential, and there are a lot of hard-working and talented people trying to do their best but get thrown under the bus or stabbed in the back and ultimately demoralized. You say you truly care, but actions speak louder than words. The office politics and gossip (even by your top brass) is very unprofessional.

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

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    Appearances are Deceiving....

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Covington, KY

    ProsFrom the outside, company looks like a great place to be. Great place to work if you like to drink alcohol (there's a beer fridge in the office). Company owners are very kind and interested in growth.

    ConsWhere to start.....?
    -If you are not a hipster, don't bother applying...you won't fit in (unless you're older than "hipster" and find their antics and quirky personalities cute).
    -The compensation is ridiculously low, and benefits are pretty pitiful as well.
    -Communication between employees, management, and pretty much everyone is not great.
    -Lots and lots of exhausting office politics.
    -Lack of clarity in expectations and assignments.
    -You have to watch your back constantly. There is always someone ready to take advantage or stab you in the back at any point.
    -Once you're an "outsider," you don't make it back "in."
    -The hiring process is incredibly slow and disorganized.
    -A constant feeling of being set up for failure.
    -Clients are never wrong. It doesn't matter if you have to miss your kids' events or work 24 hours straight. Even if the client is making ridiculous demands and has been unhappy for no reason, there's never anyone trying to set realistic expectations and manage the relationship effectively.
    -If you don't drink alcohol, you won't move up. There are lots of happy hours and office parties where beer and wine is consumed. If you're not a drinker, you won't fit in, and those who don't fit in at Tier1 don't ever get promoted....it's just that simple.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour enthusiasm and dedication to growing the company is great. However, it seems like you are clueless about the underlying issues that are taking place in the office. You are allowing your office to be run by employees who are not located on-site, and are getting information from other employees who have their own interests in mind. There is a major political game that's being played in the office, and it makes for miserable employees who have to put on a smile, or risk being tossed out of the office clique. I don't remember anyone who wasn't afraid of supervisors, who could just decide to fire anyone on a whim.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsConnections with great clients; good opportunities for contractors to work for top employers.

    ConsHiring process is disorganized, and anyone new to consulting may be blindsided by poor communication. Good people can drift away without feeling valued.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore respect needs to be shown regarding feedback. Not every employee is going to be a great fit for every job, but each deserves respect as a person. Plus, we all have connections and people talk. Unfortunately, negative impressions don't go away overnight.

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

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    The big learning/performance game in town.

    Consultant (Current Employee) Covington, KY

    ProsGrowing company and has grown during all of the recession
    Excellent CEO - company vision
    Senior staff ramping up for next level of growth
    Diverse client base and projects

    A fun group of people to work with.
    Good community involvement
    No micromanagement
    Encouraged to try new things

    ConsSomewhat clickish
    Expect conservative compensation
    Less than average benefits although improving as company grows
    Growth pains. Not necessarily a con but you must be a self-directed person and quickly develop an internal network. People will help you but you must not be shy in asking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.
    Keep engaged with employees and study employee engagement

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

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    Loss Prevention

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for, lots of training

    ConsYou have to do a but of driving to go to different assignments

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

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