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Updated March 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr CSA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth across Act-1 companies. Strong immediate supervisors and management. The women I've had the opportunity to work under have been great mentors and have shaped my career in the staffing industry. Work/life balance has worked for me, but not in all programs/positions.

    Cons

    Decentralized corporate/Senior Management. If new to the company, don't accept a low scale pay. You will never get from under it no matter how much responsibility you take on.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to field management needs and concerns for staff. Realize that this organization breeds staffing industry professionals that are talented and should be cultivated but instead feel over worked and pigeonholed when efforts go uncompensated.


  2. "Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agile-1 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    paid regularly and on time -- the day to day folks are pleasant.

    Cons

    Company seems to have it's workers operating in fear. These day-to-day people support the contractors on assignment and it trickles down to client (contractor) satisfaction. Employees seem to have no tools or training on how to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    try listening to your employees on process improvement and improved relationships with your contractors.


  3. "Train Wreck"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agile-1 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At the time, they offered a competitive salary and flexibility...

    Cons

    ...but then reality set in. Horrible management. I am now convinced that this company exists primarily as an excuse for its leadership to buy expensive clothes, play dress-up, and pretend to be executives. During my 2 years with the company, I had 4 managers, none of which cared to, or was capable of, providing me with direction (one whose management experience consisted of being desk manager at a rent-a-car company, and another who was exposed for having fabricated her entire resume). The worst cronyism I've ever seen anywhere. I saw things at Agile-1 that would have been unbelievable on a reality TV show. Absolutely no oversight. If I'd been smart, I would have laid low and spent all my time there streaming music and writing a novel.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending all your time building fiefs and running off people smarter and more able than yourselves.


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  5. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agile-1 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good product offerings. Good people

    Cons

    Weak benefits package. Clannish management ranks.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Have been here for five years and enjoy working for this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agile-1 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people
    Foster environment for creative ideas
    Allow telecommuting (common practice)

    Cons

    Pay isn't the greatest
    Bandwidth issues across the company stress out staff and stretch too thin

    Advice to Management

    Why do we continually run people down until they break/quit?


  7. "Choose your leaders, not your position."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Support Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agile-1 full-time

    Pros

    - Company stands by his value promoting Innovation
    - Your hard work is recognized
    - Promotes from within
    - Great company culture, people care about one another and help each other

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about Agile-1


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Management team on RPO has "no gravitas""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    can work remote (common practice)

    Cons

    Must work unlimited hours to keep up with never ending client demands, at all hours of day and night so you can meet SLA’ s of RPO- UNPAID, yet if you ask for overtime you are due, you are demoted from your role and deemed incompetent. Knowingly let's the clients break labor laws, ignore compliance, and OFCCP rules to keep them happy, yet you are the wrong, if you try to do your job to help keep them compliant. Peter principal in action- Promotes incompetent "buddies of management team" who are ineffective in current role or knows how to do their own job and provides bad direction for team. Given unreasonable workloads to do with little information or training to do your job. Promised one salary and given a different salary, then has a take it or leave it attitude.. ALLOWS client HR department to abuse and bully YOUR employees who waste's your time or won't provide simple information needed to do our jobs. Also has poor insurance benefits: $ 7000.00 deductible for single person paying $200. a month. why waste your money?

    Advice to Management

    Grow backbone and VALUE your OWN employees. Abuse of your own employees should not be tolerated as happens because they are " the client." If you allow your employees to be treated as if they are subhuman, eventually NO one will work for you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible Schedule"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agile-1 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had the ability to manage my own schedule.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more open communication to your mid-level employees.


  10. "No Backbone and You're on Your Own"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agile-1 full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary, competent on-site team

    Cons

    They get involved in the client's internal drama, allow the client to walk all over the Agile-1 leadership like a doormat, they allow the client politics to dictate how Agile-1 operates internally, and are too afraid to let a bad client go because they are greedy. Very little training was provided, the client constantly interfered in Agile-1 internal operations and micro-managed Agile-1 staff, thus creating co-employment issues. No support by upper management, either.

    Advice to Management

    Get a backbone, stand up for your on-site MSP management teams, and stop letting unprofitable, difficult clients walk all over you.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Looks Better from the Outside"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agile-1 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer some employee flexibility to allow for time off.

    Cons

    Family owned business with extremely top heavy salaries. The workers in direct contact with clients get a maximum of 3% increases each year. If you're not in sales, the aren't many bonuses or incentives. Ten dollar gift cards are not an incentive.

    Advice to Management

    Working at the headquarters, it would be nice for the owners to notice how some of their departments neglect to motivate their staff. The Founder's Club should be open to all.



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