I have been working at Hodges-Mace full-time
Interesting work, with a diverse set of clients. Some very good co-workers. Continued growth and few lay offs (so far).
No work/life balance. Expectation of 60-80 hr work weeks for 4 to 5 months of the year. No mentoring and limited opportunities for advancement. Team based in-fighting and politics. High growth in low margin businesses means long hours and tiny raises at best.
Advice to Management
Relying on staff to bail you out when you oversell services by working 80 hrs a week (at a minimum), drives the best people away when you do it year after year. Lack of any real employee stock ownership means there is zero sense of "ownership" and the people who remain are only in it for the paycheck. Take a look at your list of former employees - how many great people walk out? How many more are you willing to lose before you wake up? Or, is this just a pump and dump operation now that VC's have bought in?
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hodges-Mace in October 2015.
Applied on LinkedIn and the recruiter contacted me the next day asking my salary requirements. I followed up via email informing her that salary was not my primary goal in my next career move. I had a phone interview with the recruiter 2 days after applying. She fwd my info to the hiring manager and the next day was contacted by an Admin Asst to set up a f2f. The f2f went well, no hard questions. Was told about 2 positions that the manager thought I would be a fit for. Before the interview I took a wonderlic test, it wasn't bad. You are provided a calculator and scratch paper. The interview was casual both interviewers were very pleasant and informative. The recruiter followed up about 2-3 weeks later with positive feedback, but no official offer yet.
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