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Lucas Group Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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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 11 reviews)

  • Great People providing good support & guidance through the entire contract assignment (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely Poor Work-Life Balance (in 9 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. "Great culture - values employee development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Corporate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company invests in employees through training and information sharing.

    From the CEO down, management values and supports employee success.

    Lots of opportunity for promotion (sales side). Hard work is rewarded.

    I know first hand that Andi Jennings (CEO) sincerely cares about people.

    Cons

    The company will benefit by adopting new CRM software, and by embracing change.

    Advice to Management

    Your focus on people sets you apart. Be deliberate and systematic as you implement new systems, but do not be afraid of change. With new technology in place there will be no stopping Lucas Group.


  2. "Accounting Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company and nice perks.

    Cons

    Work sometimes could be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, CEO cares about her people, incredible company culture, managers let you do your job and are very supportive

    Cons

    The technology has been an issue but that is now being taken care of.


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  5. "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time

    Pros

    Training was very good
    Nice location
    My colleagues are fantastic, great people to hang out with
    Make good money
    Several employees will help you
    Good work/life balance
    great trips and after work events

    Cons

    Wandering around and standing over our desks is not managing
    My manager is horrible.
    Cheap company
    Technology is sad

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to act like adults
    Invest in CRM and technology
    Send your managers to training
    increase our commission plan for producers


  6. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, supportive staff (for the most part) with a "family feel" atmosphere. Cannot speak highly enough of the CEO, she is the best there is! The corporate team really does their best to socialize with the recruiters. which really helps to lessen the typical "divide" between the two worlds.

    Cons

    The marketing team. They have been improving, however, the CMO is, in my opinion, not the best fit for this company. For the majority of my time there, the marketing team never took the time to speak to the recruiters to actually determine what THEY needed. Like I said, they are improving in that aspect. However, the CMO himself still doesn't take the time to get to know the recruiters, other than his random "pop ins" where he thought that saying hello a few times a year was enough. He also does not seem to take care of his own team very well.. Morale is extremely important and it's a shame to see such a wonderful company with so much potential to not be able to reach that potential due to their marketing. The new members that they added to the team have definitely been helping to improve that tremendously! Also, the rest of the corporate team does more than enough to make up for his lack of leadership/team morale as they are all very friendly and more than willing to lend a hand!

    Advice to Management

    Some of the greatest people that I had the opportunity to work with! I only hope that you continue to flourish in your careers and wish you all the best!

    Andi - you rock!


  7. "Senior Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LG offers an environment for you to thrive personally and professionally!

    Cons

    My commute is very lengthy.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Is Lucas Group the Right Choice for a Millennial Salesmen?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed Autonomy that Comes with Success (Unlimited PTO)
    Full Desk Recruiting
    Chasing a Challenge
    Opportunity to Build your Own Collection of Clients
    Employee Expense Reimbursement
    Average to Above Average Benefits

    Cons

    Commission Based Pay: Sales Draw
    Extremely Poor Work-Life Balance
    High Stress-Human Capital Management

    *The training program lacks charm, creativity and is tremendously dull. (90 Hours Live attached to your phone, gathering an insiders perspective on the business of recruiting-Sounds Exciting!)*

    Advice to Management

    The IT is outdated, and 30 days of 7 hr conference calls is excessive.


  9. "Best culture and unlimited commission potential"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lucas Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture. I worked at 2 firms previously. Both managed with a stick whereas Lucas Group manages with a carrot. They recognize performance, people and contribution.

    Cons

    Systems could be better and they are working on them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Culture collapse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training has improves although our corporate Trainer has lost sight of the desk level. marketing tools slowly improving systems love my team.

    Cons

    The culture has become very matrix driven , tense, micro manager like a sweat shop

    Advice to Management

    Remember what used to make us great


  11. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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