Compare GlobalOptions vs Advantage Surveillance BETA

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GlobalOptions

Employee Ratings

  • GlobalOptions scored higher in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Work-life balance.
  • Advantage Surveillance scored higher in 6 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.6
(based on 29 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.4
(based on 45 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.0
Career Opportunities
2.4
Advantage Surveillance employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than GlobalOptions employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.3
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Advantage Surveillance employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than GlobalOptions employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
GlobalOptions employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Advantage Surveillance employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.4
Senior Management
2.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.4
Culture & Values
2.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
GlobalOptions Ceo Harvey Schiller
18%
18%Harvey Schiller
CEO Approval
Advantage Surveillance Ceo William L. Gregory
72%
72%William L. Gregory
Advantage Surveillance employees rated their CEO Approval 54% higher than GlobalOptions employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
25%
% Recommend to a friend
36%
Advantage Surveillance employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than GlobalOptions employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
25%
Positive Business Outlook
31%
Advantage Surveillance employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than GlobalOptions employees rated theirs.

Salaries

GlobalOptions has 4 more total submitted salaries than Advantage Surveillance.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Investigator2 Salaries
$16/hr
Vendor Manager1 Salaries
$62,492/yr
N/A1 Salaries
$57,980/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Investigator4 Salaries
$49,229/yr
Assistant Area Manager1 Salaries
$49,798/yr
United States1 Salaries
$50,701/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
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There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Featured Review

Former Employee - Field Investigator

I worked at GlobalOptions full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

First, a little background on me. I'm been in the PI industry for about 13 years, and have worked for about 4 or 5 in that time. GlobalOptions - now CoventBridge Group (by FAR) is the best one out... there. They operate in a very professional and above-board manner, treat their employees and clients well, have great overall working conditions, have great benefits, a flexible work schedule, and good to great overall managers. Please note that I'm not a "PR Mouthpeace" for this company, but a legitimate former employee (field investigator). At one point I was getting 4 weeks of vacation per year, could work from home, and had an excellent 401(k) and medical plan. This is generally unheard of in the industry, and if you're lucky enough to be hired by them you should stay. Don't make the mistake of thinking the "grass is greener" elsewhere (like I did). They also pay full hourly wages for travel (increasingly unheard of in the industry) - whereas many companies now pay zero, or minimum wage for travel.

Cons

Unfortunately, towards the end (and the primary reason I left) there was increasingly inconsistent workload. I could work 40-50 hours one week, then 10-15 the next. It wasn't always this way, and... in the mid 2000s it was consistently steady work. I also believe that client service could have been improved. Example? It would sometimes take 2+ weeks for the client to receive the report (after it was turned in), which would often result in complaints or the perception of poor service (and probably the reason they lost a lot of work towards the end). I think the local managers were often overworked in reviewing reports, and it may have been better to have a staff of "report reviewers" do this work.

Advice to Management

Hire "report reviewers" to edit reports (instead of managers). This would result in much faster turn-around times to clients, and allow managers to be more directly engaged with employees and... responsive to clients.

Current Employee - Account Manager

I have been working at Advantage Surveillance full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Company Vehicle, Hotel Card, Maintenance and Fuel Card, Paid Training, Competitive Wages, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Health and Supplemental Insurance

Cons

Investigator's can spend a lot of time traveling depending on their location. However, it should be noted that ASL is one of the few Company's that pays travel time at the same hourly rate as... Surveillance.

Advice to Management

Continue to treat your employees as family as you grow the ASL footprint and Team

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