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  1. "Construtive Criticism and Positive Encouragement"

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

    I have been working at ProOrbis full-time

    Pros

    Being that it is a small office, your work is imperative to the overall functionality of the company and that feels good. Knowing that whatever your part may be, is an important one nonetheless. Management wants to see you succeed but at your own discretion. No hand outs or easy way out, they push you. Also a very bright group of individuals. There is no shortage of hard work and determination, but also no shortage of laughter and happiness either!

    Cons

    Because everyone here is so very talented and good at what they do in their own way, sometimes you can tend to feel like you're not good enough, or get frustrated trying to think of bigger or better ideas.

    Advice to Management

    They do a great job of encouraging you to reach your potential, and shoot for your best, always.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "This must be what hell is like..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ProOrbis full-time

    Pros

    CEO never came into office and co-workers were good people helping one another stay sane while dealing with CEO.

    Cons

    The CEO of this company is an absolute nightmare. She motivates her employees with fear. She doesn't believe in compensating anyone for the endless hours she expects everyone to work. Phone calls with her would last for hours of endless and pointless rants that related nothing to work. Lead consultant, who is also the owner, and only consultant, contributes no actual work but only demeaning criticism. She is a terrible leader, person and employer. As the business went under, and has now closed its office and has no employees, she continued to blame the decline and outcome on everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Get a good therapist and learn how to treat others.

  3. "The worst working environment ever"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ProOrbis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to list

    Cons

    ProOrbis is a company that claims to specialize in human resources, but fails in this area for it's own people. Their sweet spot is making worthless 'placemats' for worthless government agencies. Management was extremely flawed and did not know how to manage anyone other than entry level staff, who were relegated to slave work and did know any better.
    Ineffective management, poor team working environment and boring work translate to a revolving door. Read the reviews, people are in and out of here in weeks as soon as they see whats under the surface - stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Close your doors, no one will ever enjoy working here


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A place to avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ProOrbis full-time

    Pros

    Good for those wanting to work in consulting and not travel, efforts are made to make office comfortable (casual dress, occasional lunch, snacks)

    Cons

    This 'elite' consulting firm exaggerates what they do to the point that it is a lie. I was told prior to accepting employment that their average project was a huge transformation project for a major, global company. Later found they have performed approx. 2 of these projects in their existence. Most of an analyst's time will be spent googling for 'market research' or making shapes/designs in excel.

    Additionally, as other accurate reviews have mentioned, turnover is unbelievably high for a place that has never employed more than 10 people. In my first 2 months working, 3 of out of 7 left which seems to be business as usual and says a lot about the culture. If you like working for one person and taking orders through a dozen plus phone calls a day, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Not a nice place."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great first impression, until about two weeks in ....

    Cons

    This place is totally unprofessional and unethical - if you saw the number of people that were shuffled in/out of this place, it would be obvious. I was requested to work more than 10 hrs a day with no lunch. Although I have no problem working long hours when needed, they expected it regularly. Mgmt needed to micromanage everything that I did once I asked a question in which they could not answer. I tried to understand a process and I was penalized for it. Drinking at the office was not unusual. The management thinks they are something they are not - saying they are professional, but the farthest thing from it. Unless you want to work like a dog, you will not be accepted. The insurance was astronomical and they had no other real benefits. The Management thrived on belittling people - always complain about everything. Not a place I wanted to be

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Small company with an excellent culture, rewarding projects, and a wealth of professional development opportunities."

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

    I have been working at ProOrbis full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent, hardworking team members; fascinating projects; opportunities for professional development; beautiful office space; high quality tech equipment and support; generous compensation; well stocked kitchen.

    Cons

    Every team member's work is highly visible, so you simply cannot produce subpar work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue providing benefits and incentives (beyond financial) that are meaningful to employees and the hard work and high quality will continue!

    ProOrbis Response

    May 6, 2014 – Managing Director

    Thank you for providing your feedback. Management strives to continuously evaluate the total rewards offered to employees with an emphasis on overall work environment and culture to ensure a... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Big consulting experience with the benefits of a small company environment"

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

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

    Pros

    The broad nature of the work - between working across multiple industries to working across multiple functional areas (strategy, market analysis, capabilities assessment, new operations design, analytics, etc). You get the opportunity to be exposed to the C Suite level of Fortune 100 and 500 clients. Everyone is a high achiever, which makes for a great culture and high performance atmosphere. We have a unique business model making our travel requirements much less than the typical big consulting requirements (and that is awesome).

    Cons

    This is a small company but we work with senior executives of major firms whose expectations are high and therefore every single person's performance counts, which can be a lot of pressure. We have all of the rest of the big consulting pressures for time commitment, work hours, checking our email at all hours.

    ProOrbis Response

    May 6, 2014 – Managing Director

    Thank you for providing your feedback. ProOrbis management is aware of the pressures involved with consulting, but especially those magnified in a small environment. We strive to offer highly... More

  8. "My time at ProOrbis has been exciting, fast paced, intellectually stimulating, and challenging all at once."

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ProOrbis full-time

    Pros

    It's a really multi-faceted, fast paced environment and if you thrive in that type of atmosphere; you will really enjoy it.

    Cons

    If you do not working in a small office but very fast paced and consistent; then this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    The management does a really great job of making sure you transition well into the new work setting. It is a small and intimate type setting so for some people it is very different, but the management and other employees make you feel very welcome and part of the team.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "A Human Resources consulting firm that needs a major HR overhall themselves"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is a small firm.

    Cons

    1) The employees are all feeding off the intellect of the owner, but don't demonstrate any themselves.
    2) The owner doesn't seem to understand people and doesn't see the problems right under her own nose
    3) They have an inferiority complex about being an all female firm. They are constantly talking in a sophmoric bombastic style about how hard they work, how smart they are, they 'pose' by drinking wine during the day, etc, ad nauseum. It's like listening to angry female athletes talk about how they're just as good as male athletes.

    Advice to Management

    Get someone with a high EQ to add the the obvious high IQ of the owner of the company. There's a reason you burn through so man new hirees; it's because you don't understand people. This is a shame because of the line of work that you're in.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunity to Push Yourself Beyond Your Limits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're a self-starter and overachiever who thrives in a fast-paced environment, then ProOrbis is for you. You'll receive direct exposure to c-suite leaders at some of the most influential companies and clients in the world. Some people go to work as a means to earn a living, but working at ProOrbis provides a fulfilling and rewarding career that provides a sense of personal significance. The organization's proprietary method is not applied in a traditional consulting program where an army of consultants arrive, produce a report and then leave. Clients are indoctrinated in the method framework to perform the initial transformation, develop the knowledge-base to sustain the improvements, and respond within the method approach to future opportunities/challenges for long-term success. You will not be 1 person in an army of consultant's, rather 1 person on a small team of mentors/teachers. I valued the approach in that there was not a desire to create an indefinite customer billing relationship, but a collaborative atmosphere where once they learn the method, they can self-perform projects that a traditional consulting firm would continue to be called in to execute. Because ProOrbis is a small team, there always seems to be more work to do than can be reasonably accomplished - this drives efficiency and execution, something the "Type-A" relishes. The overall compensation package is fair and hard work is well-rewarded - spot bonuses throughout the year for exceptional performance are not uncommon. Again, traits of those who have been successful include: hard working, eager to learn, responsible/accountable, and problem solving (those that don't accept "no" for an answer).

    Cons

    Because of the small team atmosphere, there is significant accountability from which you cannot hide - if you think you can hide non-performance, it won't happen at ProOrbis. Given the importance of clients and the projects, there is continued pressure to execute at the highest levels in tight time frames - not everyone can embrace the pressure and use it to drive you to higher levels of performance. You will be pushed to perform beyond any expectations you ever held for yourself. While sometimes it's difficult to believe you can perform to expectations and you may see some challenges as insurmountable, management is always there to make sure you are in a position to succeed and the reward of personal satisfaction and client outcomes keep you pushing through that "wall".


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