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Rimkus Consulting Group Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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3.6
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Rimkus Consulting Group CEO Robert P. Kocher  (no image)
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9 Ratings
  1. "Senior Consultant"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rimkus Consulting Group

    Pros

    Good group of people, helpful, flexible.

    Cons

    Can get very busy at times.

    Advice to Management

    More training to new employees.

    Rimkus Consulting Group2016-02-24
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Messy Organization, Terrible Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rimkus Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    I guess the benefits were OK.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. Always changing, no stability, no training, so much inner turmoil, no appreciation for hard work, and if something goes wrong, everyone places blame on everyone else. Terrible culture, NOT family friendly or flexible to allow for a healthy work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have a lot of hope for management in Houston or in the district offices.

    Rimkus Consulting Group2016-03-10
  3. Helpful (5)

    "What a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Rimkus Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Ok pay and benefits

    Cons

    The office manager was up my butt non stop. Always sneaking up on me to "make sure I'm working". No training...bad culture...just a joke. Left after6 months...it was horrible. The "men" in the office were like kids...would make a mess and not clean up ...bunch of grown kids.

    Advice to Management

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    Rimkus Consulting Group2016-02-11
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rimkus Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, something different everyday, flexible to work on reports at home. Intelligent peers and co-workers, excellent mileage benefits can pay your vehicle expenses and your payment as well .

    Cons

    No training on areas outside your expertise. In the property division even if you are hired for a certain specialty , you will eventually be looking at roof damage and water damage. Top heavy corporate structure, lots of titles , inconsistencies between offices, local management can be yes men.

    Advice to Management

    Reward individual performance, get rid of useless titles and redundant layers of middle management. Do not hire people for a specialty and not use them for it.

    Rimkus Consulting Group2016-01-17
  5. Helpful (3)

    "It's A Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Rimkus Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Forensic engineering offers a number of experiences on the other side of the desk - you aren't designing a plant or machine or building, you investigate what caused a failure or defect in it.

    Cons

    There is no transparency. There seems to be a lot of micro-management. There are a number of inefficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in problem-solving, don't wait for some facet of the business to have an issue before acting.

    Rimkus Consulting Group2015-12-31
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company allows you to sell services and is not too hands on at the local level. The clients we call on are great and are very receptive to learning information of our expert witnesses.

    Cons

    Very poor upper level management, constant threats of downsizing and there is no room for growth. I would not waste my time with this company as they promise the world, but deliver nothing to promote growth. Management is top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team members and take ownership of shortcomings. Required weekly reports go unread, and is void of growth suggestions.

    Rimkus Consulting Group2015-11-19
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Mixed Bag, great pay, poor office culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Work was varied and interesting. Pay was great.

    Cons

    Office culture was very good old boy with a dash of fratboy thrown in. Lots of male ego and swagger thrown around the office. Poor communication of goals and expectations. Wasn't given utilization expectations until months after starting, even though my performance was being measured by these metrics. Poor feedback communications. Only receiving feedback weeks/months after the fact. Criticized for mistakes... in projects that I never worked on or were assigned to. Particularly egregious given that the billing system lists exactly who performed what on a project. Paid monthly.

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    Advice to Management

    Better direct communication. Tone down the testosterone in the office.

    Rimkus Consulting Group2015-10-22
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Worst Leadership"

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     in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rimkus Consulting Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay check, good location, employees

    Cons

    The leadership team is outdated and antiquated. They are not up to date with state of the art technology (not just IT). They have no respect for non billable employees, Failure to adhere to policies and procedures. Certain employees are allowed to misbehave and act unprofessional with no consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Select a modern leadership team and respect the HR Department

    Rimkus Consulting Group2015-11-04
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Forensic Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rimkus Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Work at Rimkus is incredibly varied and interesting. Forensic work draws from many trades allowing a lot of on the job learning. Work also involves travel to interesting places. The assets of Rimkus ensure that there are other professionals to support your projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes schedules are demanding. Sometimes odd projects require you to go a little out of your comfort zone, but that is when you learn the most.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time worrying about micromanagement type details. Provide more open communication regarding what is going on financially.

    Rimkus Consulting Group2015-09-04
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Scattered, understaffed, under trained across the board."

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    Administrative Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rimkus Consulting Group

    Pros

    Good intentions, but good intentions only go so far in the grand scheme of reality. The pay was ok if you like doing 3 jobs for the price of 1.

    Cons

    The lack of training is atrocious. "Wing it" is pretty much the company motto and that is exactly how you proceed through your day with the bare bones minimum, unprofessional, unorganized, hit and run type training you receive before you are launched to the wolves on your own. You only learn from your mistakes because management lacks knowledge and leadership and is therefore ignored when trying to convince the team... to do anything they are supposed to do. If you take the initiative to independently problem solve, you are ostracized for it, yet no one has the time or proper steps established, everyone has their own little rules which often leaves you confused and constantly backpedaling. The systems are outdated and frequently crash, causing much down time, then catching up is a daunting task company wide. No suggestions are taken into consideration on how to better the system and work flow. A few of the departments are not team players, which greatly effects the company goals. Some coworkers are puffed up with their own importance and their personalities are a real yawn, laughter is almost non existent here. You don't even need a license for most of the work they do, it's simple common sense. They promise the clients the sky but don't deliver on deadlines due to incompetence and an unreasonable workload so you are then expected to do twice the work your peers do by squeezing in an extra job, which a department already exists for, just so they don't have to wait in line like the rest of the company.

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    Advice to Management

    Train your employees properly from the start so they have a solid foundation.

    Rimkus Consulting Group2015-09-15
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