Addison Group - The good outweighs the bad | Glassdoor
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"The good outweighs the bad"

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Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
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Pros

Addison is really a fun place to work. The team is mostly 30 somethings and it's really a supportive environment. Even though it's a sales company that provides staffing services, everyone for the most part operates with a high level of ethics which is rare in sales organizations. The work life balance is also rare compared to other sales organizations. The biggest plus is that it isn't "corporatized" which is also rare for a company of its size. It's a company positioned for growth and is aggressive in driving growth organically and through acquisitions.

Cons

Lacks structure at some levels and the management team can be more task oriented and transactional instead of vision and transformation oriented. Health benefits are average at best and benefits administration is disorganized. Doesn't do an effective job of grooming mid-level employees for the next level. A pretty high amount of churn in the organization due to a combination of impatience and somewhat inadequate training. Sometimes it seems that leadership is not committed to the success of people they hire.

Advice to Management

Implement a plan to groom mid-level employees for leadership. Demonstrate more commitment to the people you hire. Free up managers so they can more effectively develop their employees. Get benefits administration more organized and improve the overall benefits package.

Other Employee Reviews for Addison Group

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Very unprofessional- have little to no respect for they're employees, cheap work ethics, scary micro- management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    HR in Chicago were very professional and helpful.

    Cons

    Unfortunately they're were too many "Chiefs not enough Indians" .. no direction, no training, horrible communication skills. Constantly being spoken at in a demeaning way by managers.

    Advice to Management

    If your thinking is sloppy, your business will be sloppy. If you are disorganized, your business will be disorganized. If you are greedy, your empoyees will be greedy, giving you less and less of themselves and always asking for more. Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company. Treating people with respect and dignity is not just words but a creed we live by every day. You can't expect your employees to exceed the expectations of your customers if you don't exceed the employees' expectations of management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Outside Sales - Healthcare"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    I got the opportunity to switch from Inside to Outside Sales

    Cons

    People were clicky - small office

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional - stop partying so much with certain clicks

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