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The Red Flag Group Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2019

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2.8
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47%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
Approve of CEO
Scott Lane
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "The Red Flag Group perfectly understands the compliance industry and has a certain standard in the company, which is excellence in service and business(in 13 reviews)

  • "Room to grow - Our careers at The Red Flag Group are only limited by how much we want to grow ourselves(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Red Flag Group has a lot of internal problems that will end up reducing your chance of getting employed elsewhere(in 11 reviews)

  • "red flag group has great coworkers and a nice office but that does not change the fact that the company is a miserable place to work" (in 8 reviews)(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "A truly international firm"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Red Flag Group full-time

      Pros

      I have been working at The Red Flag Group for over 4 years. During this time, I've held a couple of roles and done a variety of assignments. The pros of working at The Red Flag Group are: 1) Opportunity to work on a variety of assignments 2) Chance to work with cross-functional groups on various matters 3) Chance to work with people from the company's global offices on international assignments 4) Opportunities...

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      Cons

      The only two negative I can think of is frequent calls/meetings outside the 9-5. Because the firm is global, you will most likely need to take calls sometimes earlier than 9 or after 5. This can be hard when you have hobbies to pursue or family matters to attend to. 2)

      Advice to Management

      My only advice to management is to keep building the Professional Services business up. Technology is the future but I think clients will always remember us for the advice we give and stewardship we provide.

      The Red Flag Group2017-12-15
    • Helpful (17)

      "Run, don't walk - keep looking elsewhere - you can't fix this."

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

      I worked at The Red Flag Group full-time

      Pros

      Many great colleagues, challenging work. But be wary of the promoted review on this site - it looks like the marketing dept is hard at work.

      Cons

      Lack of respect, CEO unstable, dysfunction gets in the way of progress and is disruptive. There is a lot of talent here but the toxic environment destroys everything, especially the leadership team. Watch the leader page - it changes with the mood of the CEO. Only the favorites from his past relationships - mostly from Sun Micro - stay for any length at all. Quite a shame because there is a lot of potential in the business.

      Advice to Management

      Unhealthy companies can never grow to their true potential, CEO remains an entrepreneur and stifles growth - will never grow beyond his reach. He speaks well but doesn't walk his talk. Quit playing favorites, learn how to respect your fellow human, hire talent and let them do their job without stepping over them or on them.

      The Red Flag Group2018-03-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "Innovative company with lots of chances to build your career"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Red Flag Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      There is something new everyday with our various client projects. You get to work on 3rd party due diligence, rewriting policies, technology, training, risk assessments, etc. all in the same week. Great people. The people on our team work hard and care about what they do. We have a great cross section of people with in-country experience and legal/compliance backgrounds. Room to grow - Our careers at The Red...

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      Cons

      Being part of a global team can mean taking calls and meetings at odd hours.

      Advice to Management

      Keep investing in our people and looking for new ways to engage staff in innovative projects.

      The Red Flag Group2017-12-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Opportunities are endless"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Red Flag Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      RFG is always changing; we are constantly looking at business opportunities differently and always trying to improve. This is a great environment if you like to make things happen, are comfortable with change, and are willing to always be learning. The Phoenix office is a small team, but a happy, supportive group.

      Cons

      If you want to do the same thing everyday and are just riding out your time, don't come here.

      The Red Flag Group2017-10-30
    • Helpful (14)

      "Research analyst"

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

      I worked at The Red Flag Group

      Pros

      being familiar with word and internet searching

      Cons

      have the same task everyday and cannot see the future

      Advice to Management

      should include more career path and career training to help employees to move forward

      The Red Flag Group2017-03-07
    • Helpful (4)

      "Puts the cart before the horse."

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

      I worked at The Red Flag Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Founder is a true entrepreneur. International travel opportunities readily available. Compensation & Benefits are competitive.

      Cons

      True collaboration between all departments is lacking. Overall company culture has an identity crisis. High turn over rate.

      Advice to Management

      Keep working to build the development team headcount so the reset of the organization can continue to sell and support both current and future solutions to truly turn Compliance into a Competitive Advantage.

      The Red Flag Group2017-01-23
    • Helpful (9)

      "Watch out as a former employee"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at The Red Flag Group full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Nice peer team to work with

        Cons

        Watch out as a former employee, they will come after you, even if a mistake was their issue they will come after you.

        Advice to Management

        Respect, Respect, Respect

        The Red Flag Group2016-09-28

        The Red Flag Group Response

        October 1, 2016Head of Human Resources

        Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate that you enjoyed working with your peers. We pride ourselves on having such a multicultural and diverse workforce across 12 different locations who are continually collaborating across the business to drive our success. ...

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      • Helpful (8)

        "Phoenix Office is Realistic"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at The Red Flag Group full-time

        Pros

        At first I was nervous to join the company based on all the bad reviews, but the Phoenix office is awesome. They are constantly looking to improve their employees, whether it be getting certified in Compliance or management helping with projects. It's an environment based on team work, and every one is willing to help one another on different projects. The amount of collaboration is unlike any other place I have worked....

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        Cons

        Your hours can be little weird if you need to talk to another office located on the other side of the world. Training is very tough and senior level employees expect you to understand with little direction. Some senior employees will take all the work that is available.

        Advice to Management

        Rather than having multiple week trainings on HR and things about the company, teach the employees more about their positions.

        The Red Flag Group2016-03-29

        The Red Flag Group Response

        April 24, 2016Corporate Team

        Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is rewarding to hear you are enjoying your experience working at The Red Flag Group, specifically our Phoenix office. As you have rightly mentioned, we value all of our employees and are constantly looking to develop and nurture ...

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      • Helpful (41)

        "Enough with the fake reviews already!"

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

        I worked at The Red Flag Group

        Pros

        OK, there have to be some good things, right? Some really good people work here mostly looking for the exit. Folks are willing to help each other out most times, which is cool when crazy deadline or sudden change decision get dumped on your desk.

        Cons

        Have you read the summary of reviews? The "pros" include "red flag group has great coworkers and a nice office but that does not change the fact that the company is a miserable place to work" (in 8 reviews) "Red flag group is a totalitarian company that enforces employees to get good or die trying" (in 8 reviews) With pros like that who need cons? No strategy no direction poor communication management by...

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        Advice to Management

        Posting fake reviews on here ain't changing nothing.

        The Red Flag Group2015-11-11

        The Red Flag Group Response

        November 18, 2015PR & Corporate Marketing Manager

        Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We regret that you did not have a rewarding experience while you were at The Red Flag Group. We recognize that the dynamic and fast-paced environment here does not suit everyone. We are extremely proud of the talented staff we ...

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      • Helpful (7)

        "Fast paced, fast growing with great earning potential"

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        Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Phoenix, AZ
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at The Red Flag Group full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Working in various high level sales environments in the past the company is a fresh experience. The sales team is constantly challenged while working with some great clients in a unique industry whereby you are never left with the feeling of the same day to day drudge found in a typical corporate environment. The pay and commission are second to none in the industry and this is a company that truly rewards hard work and...

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        Cons

        While the company is global we do experience the occasional late night working with other international employees. Glad to see this mentality shared across the company with all employees willing to step up to the plate.

        Advice to Management

        Keep the fantastic growth we have seen year on year and investing in the excellent tools, employees and training provided to grow the talent in the company.

        The Red Flag Group2015-09-21

        The Red Flag Group Response

        April 24, 2016Corporate Team

        Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to hear you have enjoyed your experience working at The Red Flag Group. We pride ourselves on our competitive commission rates and we are keen to motivate and incentivize our staff to strive to exceed targets. We also ...

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