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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unstructured environment is a double edged sword"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ability to propel your own career, ability to establish a relationship with the owners of the firm, ability to work autonomously, unlimited vacation policy, emphasis on creativity

    Cons

    working in an unstructured environment is a double edged sword - there is freedom but little direction. be prepared to tread water for a year at least before you are able to participate in a meaningful way.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Big promises, small results"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 'foot in the door' company with interesting work and an easy way to obtain a clearance. Easy downtown location with great views.

    Cons

    Ridiculously long hours, untrained and uncommitted management, little to no direction with very high expectations. Consultants are expected to last 2 years or less and are treated that way. No respect for you as a person, no respect for your personal life, no respect for you in front of your colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you...

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Short but sweet experience, except for the last part."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Biometric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work. Competitive pay. Friendly entry-level staff.

    Cons

    Egotistical cultural. Profit is at the core of every mission.

    Advice to Management

    Not micromanaging doesn't mean not managing at all. Wait, no.. It's NOT all about the business. Decisions should be made for the betterment of the mission.


  4. "Small, cutting edge company with a lot of opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, close knit environment
    Fast-paced
    Hands-on, helpful management

    Cons

    Benefits package isn't quite on par with industry.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "This is the most humiliating and degrading work environment."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no words of encouragement.

    Cons

    Work environment: management attempts to increase productivity through hostile tactics, belligerent outburst from upper management, unstable work expectations, expected work hours are invasive to personal life, work comes first home life none existing, benefits are limited with a large portion being deducted from pay, vacations are subject to PTO earned & mgt approval - often rejected, mgt is disrespectful, no room for advancement beyond senor consultant, female favoritism, mgt fuels feuding creating a hostile/abusive work environment among staff.

    Advice to Management

    Omitt


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here if you're young or don't like working weekends."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lot about biometrics at IBG, and because of its small size and high turnover, it is possible to get some real responsibilities.

    Cons

    The management does not care about its employees, and takes advantage of the younger ones. The pay is embarrassing. The hours are grueling. I have seen young employees put in hours upon hours of overtime, receive consistent praise, be "promoted" with an increase in responsibilities, with no increase in compensation. The management has "spies" among the younger workers and keeps track of who comes in late each morning. It is very disrespectful to the adults who work there. I wouldn't wish the environment on anyone.

    Also, the benefits are ridiculous. The health insurance is very costly so if you are seriously considering a job there (which I dont recommend), consider that about $200 of your monthly salary will be spent on health insurance. And the "unlimited paid vacation" is laughable - many employee's vacation requests are frequently denied and during reviews, the first thing that "management" (which somehow, for reasons I never understood, includes a 27 year old girl) does is look at the amount of vacation you took in the past year.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings, especially the younger ones. Don't try to "scare" them into performing well. I can assure you they will achieve much more in a positive, collaborative environment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Do not apply here if you have any alternative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice view in conference room.

    Cons

    They lack basic decency, do not keep their word, and have no respect for human dignity.

  8. "Fascinating work with signficant opportunities for personal growth, but unstructured."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Emerging technologies and subject matter. Ability to work across functional areas including policy, strategy, research and development, and technical integration.

    Cons

    Lack of structure due to rapid growth. Expected work hours and level of effort are very project-specific. Many projects, but can be difficult to move between them without being very proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue building internal infrastructure as company grows. Turn individual consulting capabilities into repeatable processes. Encourage company-wide events across all locations.


  9. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IBG gives you great opportunity for rapid advancement, as well as large amounts of responsibility early on in your career. There is a great opportunity for increased compensation in a short amount of time, and a chance to grow in directions that you are most interested in. Great for entry level consultants, or anyone looking to make a career in the Biometric industry.

    Cons

    There are very high expectations of Employees. You need a flexible personal life during crunch times if you aren't able to manage your time very well. Large responsibility means more of an opportunity to fail if you aren't able to manage expectations. There is a danger of experience and education being too focussed within one industry, which may limit your career options.

    Advice to Management

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