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SolomonEdwards Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and the ability to set own hours (in 6 reviews)

  • Worked a project with Solomon Edwards (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management manipulation often used to pressure middle management (in 3 reviews)

  • You need really thick skin to work in this environment and no there is no work life balance (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Sr Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at SolomonEdwards full-time

    Pros

    I have been on very good projects thus far in the past 2 years and the company has been growing.

    Cons

    As a result of reorganization, it's been difficult to work with my direct management to develop my growth.


  2. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at SolomonEdwards (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Solomon Edwards team were an excellent agency to be involved with, and saw to all of my needs as an Interim Resource Consultant. I would recommend any position they are offering highly.

    Cons

    I have no complaints to share about this organization.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Night at the Roxy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big promises, pie in the sky. Pledge to be world class consulting firm

    Cons

    Just a "butts in the seats" mentality, no credibility among consultants
    Recruiting standards are low
    Vetting is done by hacks
    They routinely break employment agreements to suit their financial need

    Advice to Management

    Declare your interest in staffing and abandon any idea of being a consulting shop. You've failed to deliver in tat arena, get out.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Don't expect much."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolomonEdwards (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. This is an organization started from the scraps of other recruiting organizations by those that could not hold their own in an industry that is only a step above selling used cars.

    Cons

    Contractors are hired with the promise that they will have access to full time opportunities, but when they ask about the job bank are told they are not permitted to interview as long as they are on staff. Recruiters are mostly those who could not make it in organizations with a brand name. Other recruiting agencies prefer to not see this on your resume.

    Advice to Management

    None, because the CEO would not listen to advise and senior management has no input.


  6. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Ocean City, NJ
    Former Employee - Contractor in Ocean City, NJ

    I worked at SolomonEdwards (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and the ability to set own hours

    Cons

    If you don't work, you don't get paid.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Professional Search Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Search Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Professional Search Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolomonEdwards (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not many, other than a fun team to work with (and the entire team left to join another company)

    Cons

    awful management and company owner; lot of un-fulfilled promises

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees a little better.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sinking Ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SolomonEdwards full-time

    Pros

    Great talent
    Fair Compensation
    Fair Benefits plan

    Cons

    New business model is complete failure
    Newer Sr. Mgmt conflicts with long-term employees
    Company is not proactive; rather, entirely too reactive
    Significant culture clash with M Squared office (San Francisco)
    Too partner-heavy

    Advice to Management

    Purchase of M Squared Consulting, and adopting its business model was the worst business decision for SolomonEdwards. M Squared Consulting is only a success due to one client, and a business model built solely for the needs of one client will not work as a standard across a multifaceted consulting firm. Unfortunately Mr. Baumstein only sees M Squared as dollar signs and M Squared (and the aforementioned one client) is carrying the entire company. Separate from M Squared and adopt a more flexible business model that moves easily within all verticals, otherwise the future of SEG is in serious trouble.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Lowest respect for people I have ever seen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 SolomonEdwards full-time

    Pros

    Paycheck. Clients who really value your help. Some great colleagues, as long as they aren't in management.

    Cons

    Ed Baumstein, the owner, is an inept business owner, and a terrible manager. He plays favorites, is crude in front of employees, and has "partners" in the business who share no ownership and have no real voice. He makes rash decisions, has no respect for the people who have contributed to making him wealthy and thinks he's a great guy. Stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Best to accept what you really are - a staffing firm that cares little about clients and less about consultants. not to mention support staff.


  10. "Review as an employee doing contract work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Frequent check-ins by Account manager on how client work is being handled and dealt with
    Timely checks

    Cons

    I really can't think of any. They've been good to me.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "OK but shut office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, work life balance etc

    Cons

    Shrinking client base, closed office



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