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  1. Helpful (3)

    "It is a relatively good company, but they are forced to watch every penny due to the competitive nature of the industry"

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    Current Employee - Investigator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Investigator in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    For the most part the company will pay its senior employees more than the competition, although, the company appears to be a little weak at the first line supervisor level.

    Cons

    The company is a little weak at the middle management and first line supervisor level occasionally resulting in a moral problem for the investigators

    Advice to Management

    Give the top ten to twenty percent of the staff a raise every year while letting the bottom ten to twenty percent of the staff go. Ensuring the ranking is completing in an arbitrary nature avoiding personal opinions and relationships.


  2. "Worker bee"

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    Former Employee - Collection Manager in Kingston Springs, TN
    Former Employee - Collection Manager in Kingston Springs, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not much drama there. Everything ran pretty smooth. It was a easy drive for me and I didn't get into much traffic.

    Cons

    They were not always honest with the employees. We were told that the office would not close down and then two weeks later they closed it down.

    Advice to Management

    be upfront with the employees. Don't lie to people and you will be better off.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A SHAKY company with backwards practices; good only for a way to get started in the business"

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    Current Employee - Investigator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Investigator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    GlobalOptions is a good place to start your career as a Private Investigator since they will sponsor your "CC" and "C" licenses. There is a fairly good team atmosphere in the office amongst personnel, aside from usual office cliques and gossip chatter, because everyone is mostly entry-level anyway and just happy to get a start in the business. You can usually do your 40 hours and go home if that's all you want. If you do your job right, then no one will really bother you.

    Cons

    In GlobalOptions, there have been no pay raises for years now and Mgmt. laughs in your face and tells you to stop asking about it. There are no incentives and little to no perks; just lip service, once in a blue at that, of what a good job employees are doing. There is no room for advancement, since there are little to no management positions in existence. They will promise you cross-training with other departments and give you lots of lip service, but nothing will change. The company is full of favoritism and who you know and/or being good at brown-nosing will likely help you. Incredibly inconsistent pay-scale, as some new hires with no experience come in at the same pay rate as experienced workers, or come in making more/less money than someone with the same exact level of experience which makes no sense. Their benefits packages are nothing to write home to mom about.

    Overall, GlobalOptions is shaky. It sometimes feels like a like a "mom and pop" operation.They are trying to expand around the globe and grow as much as possible, but employees will see no increase in pay. Management will travel the world, but will barely associate with its own employees.Their practices and policies are not that of a well-oiled and established company. You will be shocked.

    Beware: There have been rounds of massive firings over the years, with little to no warnings or viable explanations other than "cut-backs" or even acknowledgment of the departures of team-members. Then, they turn around and just hire new people right away. Weird, weird, SHAKY company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings instead of like dispensable parts and value them; Pay them their worth; Acknowledge their hard work, not by lip service, but by giving raises and/or incentives. Pay rates across the board is a shame and needs to be fixed so that people doing the same level of work are not being paid more or less than their peers.