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Profit Recovery Partners Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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Pros
  • I was able to learn a lot of hands-on real world skills, that they don't teach you in college (in 3 reviews)

  • PRP teaches their employees that there is always a way to solve every problem (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Low Salary Compared to Market, High Turnover (in 9 reviews)

  • This may lead to some work/life balance challenges (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Challenging Work Atmosphere is a great environment to learn and grow"

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

    I have been working at Profit Recovery Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible Opportunity to learn about different aspects of business. Great Company work culture. Supportive atmosphere and tools to grow are available to those seek them out.

    Cons

    Quick growth and skill acquisition leads people to feel overvalued.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of turnover but fight to keep the ones that are worth it!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Office looks like a college classroom. Politicians do apply."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Profit Recovery Partners full-time

    Pros

    Those who want to take it upon themselves to grow and educate themselves, have that opporuntity here. Culture is fun in and out of office. Can be a director in three years if you do what your told and don't ask questions or question unethical decisions.

    Cons

    Where to start. Horrendous pay. Directors in place that have been with the company less than 3-4 years. Pitching huge companies to change to cheaper pens to save money. Everyone that has value leaves within a year. Long termers are PRP lifer's with no other company experience. Company will do anything to save a buck to bill on it. No true knowledge in certain areas- menatility is just throw out bids and achieve the lowest cost then bill client on it while not taking service quiality into consideration. Turnover is outrageous. Anyone can be replaced. True knowledge sits with about ten percent of the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the company and help others, instead of trying to pad your own wallets.

    Profit Recovery Partners Response

    Apr 17, 2018 – CEO

    Thank you for the time you took to write this review and I wish you much success in your future endeavors. Your right about the PRP culture! We have worked hard during our incredible growth to... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Show a genuine interest in the business to stand out"

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

    I have been working at Profit Recovery Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The executives at the company appreciate and recognize you for it if you take the time to really learn what the company does, and what its ethos is. The HR department is making a genuine effort to create a better culture for its rank and file staff (me), and it definitely has improved over time. The executive and HR staff definitely make it a point to recognize hard work and show in real time how our work impacts the company. They have a very nice incentive program and an active Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. Good benefits, and depending on your department, fair to good pay.

    Cons

    Many reviews talk about the overtime hours expected—this is true, but only for certain departments. Compensation is also variable, based on meeting client deliverables, and this is true from the bottom all the way to the top of the company (it’s part of the company’s sales pitch). You will become a face in the crowd (and thus will not advance) if you do not make it a point to be motivated and committed to meeting your department’s monthly goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on your commitment to investing in staff morale. Staff will be more committed to meeting goals if they feel fully vested in and committed to the mission of the company. If the staff feels like you will invest in their professional development and support their ideas, they will invest their time and effort in you back.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Would NOT recommend to a friend"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Profit Recovery Partners full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment and lots of company bonding events

    Cons

    Overworked, no formal training, awful management, extremely high turnover, severe lack of necessary communication between departments


  5. "High Workload, High Reward"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Profit Recovery Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I started at PRP straight out of college, as many PRP employees do. Upon starting at PRP, I realized that I would not be coasting through my career here. I was met with overtime hours within my first few days on the job and client exposure on my second day. PRP operates in a fast paced and crazy environment, but the directors and executives take notice of your successes throughout your projects. If you put your head down, come in with a great attitude and produce quality work product, you will be successful at PRP. There is a steady career path and many opportunities for promotions.

    Cons

    Low Salary Compared to Market, High Turnover

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the development of PRP's clientele and PRP's employees equally.


  6. "Never A Dull Day"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Profit Recovery Partners full-time

    Pros

    At PRP, opportunities will almost always present themselves as challenges. There is never a dull day as projects will keep you on your toes. You get a lot of exposure here compared to working for larger companies where you are limited to your handful of assigned tasks. There is a lot of room for personal development due to the industry knowledge you pick up and the seasoned people you meet. Depending on which department you work in, there are travel opportunities (some teams more than others depending on the necessity). Most people are enjoyable to work with if you do not take the occasional differences in opinion personally; everyone's opinion is respected here and you will see a lot of assertiveness.

    Cons

    PRP has a very fast-paced and somewhat demanding culture that may not be for those without a confident, can-do attitude. Depending on your level of attention to detail, work pace, project size, and some other factors, there could be expected and unexpected long hours involved. This is not a problem if you enjoy the work. Lastly, the default compensation is below market; however, management will hear your case if you have been doing well.

    Advice to Management

    PRP needs to compensate competitively to retain knowledge in the company and not lose talent. Some employees had left due to the feeling that they were undervalued.


  7. "Good for quick experience, high turnover"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Profit Recovery Partners (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about multiple industries very quickly. you'll become an excel wizard and be able to work with a lot of different departments in the company. Super relaxed company culture where upper management and new hires quickly become good friends and are encouraged to bounce ideas off each other.

    Cons

    Pay is very poor, and benefits are non-existent. as an analyst you'll be doing the same thing over and over every day for the first 6 months. Turnover is very high due to poor pay and employee burnout

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees! You are constantly losing great talent due to poor pay/benefits. You are spending too much money/time constantly training new people.

  8. "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Profit Recovery Partners full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros but glassdoor requires that i put something here.

    Cons

    Tons of office politics. The way people get promoted is based solely on their place in the politics. Directors with no experience in their areas are lacking basic leadership skills because of this.

    No 401k. Benefits are crap. Personal Time Off is horrible maybe 2hr a pay check.

    Pay is low and promotions do not help at all. People leave after 1 year and get an average raise of about 42%.

    High turnover due to bad pay and office politics.

    Only take if you have no other offer.

    They hire people out of college who typically lack the basic skills to be in this business. such as no excel skills.

    Do not have training at all. Yet management made a promise to have training by jan 1 of 2017.


  9. "Excellent Experience"

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

    I worked at Profit Recovery Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Profit Recovery Partners (PRP) sports an executive team that is acutely interested in nurturing a culture of understanding, growth, learning, and a "find a way" mentality. PRP continuously and actively seeks feedback from it's employees which as any manager or business owner knows, can be painful at times. Regardless, they take the bad with the good constantly looking to improve in every facet of the business. PRP always seeks to understand (a phrase commonly heard in the hallways). There are excellent opportunities for personal professional growth through training, outside coaching, and feedback. They definitely don't get everything right all the time, but no company does. What is commendable is their effort and constant striving for improvement. Most companies don't try this hard to keep employees happy and engaged as well as challenged for their career growth which often extends outside the company - present company included. This is an excellent place to grow and learn at an established company with an excellent track record.

    Cons

    Turnover is a problem. As stated in my pros, they are looking to address it. Pay is competitive, but emphasis on variable compensation can make it appear risky. If you buy into the pay structure, it can be lucrative. I'd like to see them consider a base that is competitive and treat the bonus more discretionary. There is definitely opportunity for improvement on the compensation structure side of things. More trust could be placed in employees and managers. Serious growth will only occur when employees are trusted to truly lead. You've built an outstanding team, trust them to take you to the next level. Always room for improvement.


  10. "So far so good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Profit Recovery Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company Culture. No one is uptight. Execs are easy to approach and always willing to listen and learn from you. Work is very interesting. Alot of invaluable information and skills are obtained while you work here.

    Cons

    High turnover. Policies, practices, and templates are always changing due to high turnover. No 401k match paid time off is subpar.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees and the turnover will decrease.


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