I have been working at FGP International full-time (More than 5 years)
Working here is fantastic! You have to be willing to work hard and put in your time to learn and grow, but they do a great job of offering opportunities for both. More importantly, they offer more balance than most search firms, which makes having a family and a rewarding career a real possibility. If you aren't willing to work hard, this industry isn't right for you - search is definitely not a 9-5 job, but, if you are willing to work hard, recruiting can be incredibly rewarding.
Because of the nature of the work, you can feel like you are on an "island" sometimes -- that isn't an FGP thing, that is an Executive Search thing. They do a good job of encouraging collaboration so that they can avoid this when possible. I've seen more and more of that in the last three years, so it seems to be something management is deliberately addressing.
Advice to Management
Keep showing employees that they are valued! We feel it everyday. Medical insurance could be a little less expensive, but I that is par for the course these days with a smaller company.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FGP International (Greenville, SC) in June 2017.
Very welcoming and forthright. Explained process and procedure well. Motto is impressive. I was called for an interview, which was followed by confirming email with directions to location. Very thorough.
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