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Lucas Group Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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Lucas Group President and CEO Andi Jennings
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Pros
  • "They allow you to have a geat work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great people throughout the entire organization" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance could be better" (in 8 reviews)

  • "your success or failure will depend largely on who your managing partner is and so will your overall experience at the company" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Senior Partner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Senior Partner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong commission structure
    Clear path for career growth
    Open communication with leadership
    Chance to build your own book of business- you’re an entrepreneur within an established company

    Cons

    no real cons- the company continues to invest in its people and its technology


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Executive Search Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Search Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Search Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collegial, well-structured operation, professional and friendly culture fostering complete transparency among clients and candidates

    Cons

    Some internal technology challenges which are being remedied

    Advice to Management

    Hang on to to who you are today. Do not become an all too common casualty of compromising ethics for revenue

  3. "Good environment for learning"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, mentoring, benefits, culture, people

    Cons

    Long hours, managers are mostly micro managers

    Advice to Management

    Be less oppressive


  4. "Not a good place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    very low base draw
    you barely make any money
    very political environment and bad egos
    manager was a liar and the worst

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to recruiters, be upfront how much someone will actually make


  5. Helpful (3)

    "worst management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    laid back employee friendly company

    Cons

    Management is horrible, they get their position based on how good they brown-nose. They do not know how to do the jobs they are expected to manage. They tend to make promises to us they cannot keep. I've never seen so much turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who know what they are doing. Quit making promises you don't plan to keep and support your people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Search Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many I can really think of

    Cons

    Where do I even start? Very political culture. You can be the best at business development, but still loose potential business to the tenure or favorites on the team.

    There are "rules" put in place, but no one seems to follow them. You could be chasing a company and people will still go behind your back. I can't really trust anyone on my own team-which is a huge problem.

    I also have noticed a number of people on other teams getting canned that to be seem the most normal/ have he tools to succeed. Pretty sure this reflects on management. I relate most things to a sports team. Why do you think the Patriots are so successful? It's because they recruit the right people and develop the team. A lot of the managers are in my opinion in capable of figuring out the source of the problem and helping the person try and fix it.

    Again- all of the problems stem from the top. Let me know how things work out when all of the tenure retire/quit and your left with nothing.

    Advice to Management

    See above


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Recruiting isn't for everyone."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Senior Partner
    Current Employee - Executive Senior Partner
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent, caring leadership who gets to know everyone in the company.
    Support from IT, HR, Accounting, and Executive Leadership whenever needed.
    Opportunity to run a full desk with national support for relocation opportunities.
    Some of the best initial and on-going training in the business.

    Some of the strongest recruiters in the company sit in the larger cities across the US where there is an "abundance" of opportunities and great clients, but at the same time, some of our top people sit in very small markets, where the opportunities are more difficult to find. Regardless, Executive Recruiting isn't for everyone- it's for those willing to work, willing to put in the extra hours, willing to answer their phone/emails after hours and on weekends, and for those willing to do more and "figure it out". This is Executive Search, not Staffing, so there is a lot more work that is necessary to put in to make sure we provide the value that is expected by the clients we serve, and the value that directly correlates to the fees we charge.

    As far as anyone concerned about a draw salary- If you are talented and you work hard, you see immediate rewards from the collections that come in. No waiting several months- the second your client pays, you will have a notice alerting you that you will be seeing your portion of the collection in whichever paycheck is next up on payroll's desk (typically within 2 weeks depending on where the collection comes in on the pay period).

    I can't say enough good things about the company from personal experience. I came in as an Sen Exec Search Consultant, and hit my promotions to the highest level in the company just after my 2nd anniversary. And that was with ZERO full desk, ZERO Exec Search experience, and ZERO experience within my selected field of specialty here. I was given the opportunity, and I simply took full advantage.

    Cons

    CRM is a bit challenging, everyone is looking forward to the new system.

    Advice to Management

    We appreciate your true support versus micromanagement that some organizations still feel is effective. Andi- keep doing what you are doing. Focus on hiring experienced and talented higher level, full desk recruiters- it seems like the people who complain about how much work it takes to be successful, or the people who end up leaving/being let go are the people who don't understand that this job is challenging, and there is a reason we charge the fees we do to clients- it's because the expectation is that we are the company who goes above and beyond, and the same goes for each individual.

  8. "Account executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and family environment

    Cons

    Draw commissions is not an ideal way of life if business market is over saturated


  9. "Over all great organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Recruiter in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Recruiter in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very consistent. Everything they said in the interview they delivered on.
    Commission is great when you are making placements.
    Fun work environment too.

    Cons

    If you aren’t okay with picking up the phone and making calls don’t work here! Lots of calls.
    Have to be okay with lots of rejection.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great and engaging.


  10. "Executive Search Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and staff support with weekly meetings to discuss projections and share information.

    Cons

    No reviews of LinkedIn profiles to ensure profile and work history integrity.


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