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Lucas Group New York Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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Lucas Group President and CEO Andi Jennings
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Pros
  • There is more work-life balance than other staffing agencies will typically give you, such as unlimited vacation, as long as you prove yourself (in 10 reviews)

  • Great People providing good support & guidance through the entire contract assignment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely Poor Work-Life Balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Despite some well tenured people, there's still a lot of high turnover (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Just a job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, depending on what team you are selected can provide growth opportunities

    Cons

    Management is different based on industry. Some are much more caught out time as than others.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more effort into mentor program without overwhelming team managers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low Commission"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    Allowed to manage own desk and clients. But have to go somewhere else or on your own to make real money. They take too high of a cut.

    Cons

    Managers without solid recruiting experience (mine came from a payroll department), very low commission, starts at 35%, compared to competitors. Many layers to get questions answered, job orders are lost bc it can take a week to get a fee agreement in place.

    Advice to Management

    Hire recruiters who can also manage, bring up commission rates to attract talent. Stop hiring recruiters with zero experience or experience in the industry in which they are recruiting.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's fine if you like phones"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the bosses want you to succeed because they will make your dividends on deals, but not all of them are bad guys

    Cons

    outdated engagement approach and business model. Still one of the best "typical agency" options

    Advice to Management

    just, you know, get with the times, pay better, etc etc etc


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Telemarketing approach."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, nice location and offices.

    Cons

    The amount of phones calls you make a day are monitored. Draws are low for experienced recruiters.

    Advice to Management

    Bring recruiters into existing businesses.


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