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The Jacobson Group Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Gregory P. Jacobson and Richard L. Jacobson
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Pros
  • After 6 months, employees can work at home 2 times a week and every year they set a revenue goal and take the whole company to vegas if met (in 6 reviews)

  • The Jacobson Group is a great company with owners and managers who truly care about their employees (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No pay raises, no holiday pay or paid days off, performance incentives (in 3 reviews)

  • Turnover rate is extremely high, despite senior leadership's denial of the fact and failure to address (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A good stepping stone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Jacobson Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This can be a good place to learn a new skill or break into the corporate world after college or during a career change. There is some flexibility in hours and remote work, and some of the managers provide flexibility.

    Cons

    The management as a whole does not listen to employees. CEOs are good people but don’t know what the employees do on a day-to-day basis. Advancement is different depending on the manager (some have high standards and make you work for it where others hand promotions out like candy) and the pay/raises are mediocre at best outside of sales roles. Employees who are blatantly bad at their jobs or openly don’t care are never guided or fired. It’s a frustrating environment unless you are in one of the few departments with a manager who cares. Recent “improvements” are being made because the leadership says they want to be an employer of choice, but they’re going about it completely backwards. Channeling money into management consultants and extra projects on top of employees regular duties will only accelerate the turnover the company is already seeing and failing to address.

    Advice to Management

    You have problems. You say you listen to things like survey feedback, but as evidenced by Greg’s “if you don’t like your job, quit” statement you don’t care what we think. Unless you turn that around, the turnover problems will only get worse. There’s a reason that Good employees are leaving.


  2. "Not recommended."

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

    I have been working at The Jacobson Group full-time

    Pros

    Work at home option is nice.

    Cons

    Senior leadership sets standards that they do not live by. One CEO speaks in a demeaning manner, constantly scolds. Turnover rate is extremely high, despite senior leadership's denial of the fact and failure to address. Lacking culture and transparency. Pay structure is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the staff. Learn how to value staff in order to retain them.

  3. "No Culture"

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

    I worked at The Jacobson Group full-time

    Pros

    Not too many at all

    Cons

    Much of management acts as if they're in a class above the rest.


  4. "Group Individual Underwriter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter
    Former Employee - Underwriter

    I worked at The Jacobson Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work at home

    Cons

    It is a temporary seasonal job

    Advice to Management

    Great company to work for


  5. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rawtenstall, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rawtenstall, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Jacobson Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for treating family and friends as many employees are offered products at generous discounts.
    Substidised canteen
    Free, spacious parking, rarely bad traffic

    Cons

    Poor IT resources and; outdated and broken.
    No WFH
    No performance reviews / training / development plans

    Advice to Management

    Invest in resources and employee development.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Recruiter"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Jacobson Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative, engaged environment who value individual contributions and team efforts.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worklife Balance is Great! If you want a career to be proud of RUN from this place!!"

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

    Pros

    Worklife balance, employee appreciation lunch, and team building projects were always great. This place is cool for entry-level professionals who are looking for a way into corporate America. You will be provided with resources and tools that will prepare you for your next role. The best thing you can do is work here for about a year long enough to gain some experience and take that knowledge and apply it to a company that will really appreciate, compensate and promote you well! After being here a year you will be annoyed by the lack of leadership, accountability, career growth and favoritism that will exist. So please take my advice and run after a year!! I can promise you the successful people leave and move on to much better opportunities. If you see a person being recruiting into the company you best better believe its because they were unsuccessful at their last job so this place becomes a safe haven. The successful people who are recruiting into the company will most certainly leave within 6 months to a year. or 2 years tops. Why do they leave?? Because they realize this is not a employer of choice.

    Cons

    There is no real career pathing or long term career growth within the company. They have a very high turnover rate, and there is only a small group of tenure employees there. The office politics are the worst because your success lies in how well you get along with your manager and how much extra work you are willing to take on with no extra pay etc. Oh and you better not complain about the workload or being overwhelmed because your manager won't care. They will listen to you complain but won't do anything about it and if they don't like you they will find a way to push you out. Most of the people in leadership roles have glorified job titles. If you are well liked and don't push back they will happily promote you with a glorified title such as Senior Team Lead/Corporate Travel Scheduling Manager Executive. Most of the tenure employees are people who are washed up in their career and can't find a good job anywhere else so they stick around with their glorified titles and become the office pets. Lastly compensation is low, low low and not competitive with the market. They are not transparent or consistent in pay. Two people with the same title will be getting two totally different salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your leadership team, bring in Senior leader that can run the company and develop more accountability as being true leaders.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant
    Former Employee - Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jacobson Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing staff. Very friendly. Everyone is like a big family.

    Cons

    None. Great place to work


  9. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jacobson Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open management willing to listen to changes requested by employees.

    Cons

    Culture is dry and boring, perhaps it is the industry but Jacobson has not found a way to engage Millennial talent into believing that Insurance and more importantly, the staffing industry is a good place to be and grow. So much focus is placed on insurance that staffing is often forgotten. Compared to other firms in the city, Jacobson simply lacks the excitement and focus on acquiring talent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when it comes to culture. Baby steps have been taken but there is not enough engagement to have an employee want to stay for a career. Perhaps have team building activities each week, not just a 10 minute break. Interactions within the company feel inauthentic and forced. Such a good company and concept but culture is inhibiting serious growth.


  10. "Claims Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Jacobson Group full-time

    Pros

    Very Comfortable place to work

    Cons

    Have no comments that are bad


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