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Global Resources Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great opportunity to really help small business owners while learning a lot of different business types (in 20 reviews)

  • You also have the ability to work small business from all walks of life (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • They use high pressure sales to get small businesses, mainly mom and pop shops, to take them on as consultants (in 10 reviews)

  • This is a sales job were very few people make money and the ones that make money know it is not under ethical practices (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Global Resources part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    have been a part time assistant for the last few years and they have been very flexible. Salary is ok but no benefits since it is just part time. The office work is boring but that is not unusual for the position.

    Cons

    would love access to benefits even as part time


  2. "Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to travel
    Great opportunity to learn about many different types of businesses
    Great opportunity to learn how to evaluate small businesses and learn about their owners

    Cons

    Travel times can be absurd and across time zones
    You're a salesman. You spend one to two days leading up to a sale
    There is a ton of printing and no good way to do it, you've got to figure it out

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more upfront about the travel

  3. "admin assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Resources part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK benefits, access to job skills training and continuing education , Very transparent company philosophy, Performance dictates how well you will do here.

    Cons

    office cliques. Some of the people i work with annoy me.


  4. "consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Resources full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have a very good corporate culture and I find the work balance palatable. Above average benefits. A lot of growth opportunity. What I would consider a good starter company for people new to the industry.

    Cons

    I do not agree with last few hiring choices. Need to only hire hard workers.


  5. "SBA"

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    Former Employee - SBA in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - SBA in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Global Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn the fundamentals of the industry and business. Was hired right out of college and appreciated the training. Seemed like a place that had real growth opportunities and I would have stayed had I not had to move because of family obligations.

    Cons

    Starting salary was kind of low but I was just out of school with no experience. Some people didn’t seem like they could handle any pressure.


  6. "accounting dept"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They don't micro manage you out of existence and the office atmosphere is friendly and engaging. My salary seems consistent with what you would expect for accounts payable.

    Cons

    Work is kind of boring but it is accounts payable not exactly glamorous.


  7. "work life balance important"

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the salary is ok. They are really accommodating for your schedule and work/life balance. coworkers are great to work with and management seems responsive.

    Cons

    we could use some more transparency when it comes to salary.

  8. "good culure and coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Junior Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Junior Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a great culture and helpful co-workers. This is especially important since we always seem to have a lot of new hires around.

    Cons

    They don't weed out the weaker employees which can create problems over time.

    Advice to Management

    more/any performance reviews


  9. Helpful (1)

    ""Death of a Salesman", ring a bell?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Global Resources full-time

    Pros

    Still thinking... nothing's coming to mind.

    Cons

    NO SALARY. Pure commission. Unpaid hours for a week of training. You build no client relationships because you are only there to sell. So, it's like a "if they buy it, it works... good luck with that" environment.
    Compensation process poor. (FYI - you pay expenses out-of-pocket and get reimbursed... NOT shared until training)
    Benefits lacking.
    Professional development/ career advancement path non-existent. **RED FLAG AFTER JOINING... was told differently during interview**

    Advice to Management

    Improve training and create a talent community for your employees to show them they have a future in the organization and not just another body making money for senior management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "respectful management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Global Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the better consulting companies I have worked for. Management and coworkers are respectful of each other and the work/life balance is decent for a company of this size. It felt like management had a vested interest in our success.

    Cons

    Orientation felt somewhat rushed and led to info overload. You could tell the new hires that had no prior experience were lost.


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