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Spencer Reed Group Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. "Very Happy!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Hire Consultant in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Direct Hire Consultant in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spencer Reed Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful and patient-they want you to succeed!

    Cons

    None that I have found so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Okay Position, IF you like full desk."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spencer Reed Group full-time

    Pros

    Smaller company, and the people are nice.

    Cons

    Smaller company, and not much room for advancement.

  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great work atmosphere

    Cons

    Hard to break into some markets


  4. "Recruiter"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I Loved my co-workers. Everyone felt like family.

    Cons

    Its hard to get people to leave their current jobs to move to an open job you have for them when they aren't really looking for a change.

    Advice to Management

    Set better boundaries to new recruiters. Some of the more seasoned recruiters seem to own everyone.


  5. "Senior Search Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Respected in the industry, great training, rewarded for performance

    Cons

    Sometimes line managers are promoted and might be better suited for non people management roles


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Direct Hire Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Spencer Reed Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits start after only 30 days. Very nice office.

    Cons

    Owner is out of touch and "old school". Doesn't care about the people working there. He doesn't understand technology. No training.


  7. "Strong Earnings Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    competitive, innovative, driven, well respected

    Cons

    sometimes management measures the wrong things

  8. "Very Happy Former Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spencer Reed Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Training
    Trained by some of the most well respected people in the industry
    High level of ethics
    Upper management very approachable
    Invests in their staff
    Open minded to new ideas
    No micro management

    Cons

    I really can't think of anything that I didn't like while I was there


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Setup for failure!"

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spencer Reed Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good equipment supplied for network administrator to use, people are mostly friendly.

    Cons

    IT department has allot to learn about training up new employees in their department. Given equipment to use for position and then showed little of the environment. After three weeks, no communication and instructed to not speak or disturb system administrator who is the only person available to learn from.

    Advice to Management

    Need to make sure job position qualifications are met and explained to new potential employees and not set them up for failure, like what happened to me. I lost my new home i was suppose to close on and got evicted from my rental because It was the holidays and I could not get unemployment or another job quickly!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "One of the best overall environments I have ever worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Business Development in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Director Business Development in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is an organization who allows its employees to grow from a business aspect while promoting an environment and culture which is positive and family oriented. They are supportive of their employees in providing a platform to succeed.

    Cons

    We are a commission driven environment which was hit hard during the economic downturn in employment. We lost some long term employees. Spencer Reed has more long term tenured employees than any other staffing firm in the KC area.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps look at a new pay arrangement for our employees. Commission driven environments are difficult and often times we lose those who perhaps could be future top producers. The reason our reputation is strong is based on the long term leadership in conjunction with the reputation of having long term employees. Employers do not like to see turnover in their own firms and do not want to see it in the staffing firms they are utilizing.


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