Populus Group Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Populus Group CEO          Bobby Herrera
Bobby Herrera
114 Ratings
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  • "I hope they could provide better health insurance(in 12 reviews)

  • "H1b visa got denied and had to move back to India(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "I work for populus group as a contractor for jump bikes and scooters"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Populus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love my job as a field technician as a contractor for jump bikes and scooters I would have to say probably one of the easiest jobs I've ever had coming from a construction background who wouldn't like going around picking up and deploying bikes and scooters to make people happy loved it

    Cons

    A lot of drama from employees crying about everything they don't like what the managers are doing you got to work with them not against them

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  2. "Decent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - BOA 

    I worked at Populus Group full-time

    Pros

    Good office environment and culture within ecosystem

    Cons

    Need to be more upfront with job opportunities

  3. "Great Place to work and Strong Immigration Support team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Johnston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Populus Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Immigration Support, they are prompt in responding to your concerns. They have great support for systems in place even if you work client location all the time. My POC was prompt to help with any issues or concerns and help me asap. They have a wide range of benefits which was helpful.

    Cons

    Expensive Premium for medical plans and no contributions to 401k.

  4. "No work-life balance"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Populus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The views in the Burlingame office was nice

    Cons

    Office clique like environment works you like a slave with extra work thrown at all you unannounced.

    Populus Group Response

    June 30, 2020

    We are sorry that your experience wasn't what you expected. If there is any specific feedback you'd like to share, please reach out to pgfeedback@populusgroup.com!

  5. "You will be reached out by the employer only if the timesheet is missing"

    2.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Populus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No delay in processing salary

    Cons

    Very hard to get the help when you need especially if you are going through visa process. Worst insurance ever faced where you end up paying so much for no reason because you accepted offer from them. They listen whatever you say but they never take action or if they say they will do they are not going to act on it. Don't waste your energy asking them.

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  6. "Great Team Atmosphere"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Populus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    tight knit and candid community allows for a safe place to speak, be heard, and share ideas and opinions. Strong encouragement of internal promotion

    Cons

    lacking flexibility, low pay, difficult to switch service lines if interested in a different role

  7. "Great place to sign a contract with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Populus Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The team I worked with at Populus Group was very well organized and very kind to me.

    Cons

    No PTO, raises, bonuses, or other benefits of that caliber. I did not take advantage of their healthcare plans.

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  8. "Ok"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Area Lead in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Populus Group full-time

    Pros

    Point of Contact responds quickly

    Cons

    Point of contact Changes a lot

  9. Helpful (1)

    "fake culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Populus Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best pro right now is that my liver can take a break from all the fake schmoozing. I have learned how to message to a large team to get them to believe what I want and to later blame them. Once the newness and fun wears off it is easy to see how the leadership team uses trust and fun to get you to go along with whatever the flavor of the month is. I have learned how to put down others in order to stay in a higher position.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Stop keeping people in leadership positions that just blame the team. Get people who actually know what they are doing and actually care about what they are doing. We have seen most of the good climbers leave. Trust is broken and it won't be repaired from all the things that have happened over the last year.

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    Populus Group Response

    May 1, 2020

    We're sorry that we have broken trust with you. We would love to talk to you about how we can earn it back. Please reach out to PGfeedback@populusgroup.com if you want to chat!

  10. "Plausible Deniability"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - On-Site Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Populus Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was paid and there was $500 / year for individual courses I wanted to take.

    Cons

    Despite job description being the exact same, I was appalled to learn that my pay was about $30,000/year less than someone with the same title and duties. On at least three occasions, my pay was not paid at all or was inaccurate. Anecdotally, this occurred amongst my peers as well. Benefits were poor.

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