Left underwhelmed and unimpressed
Executive Search Consultant (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 23, 2017
Position started off fine but then became more cutthroat. They have a "What have you done for me lately attitude?" The draw really doesn't allow big billers to make the money they would a lot of other places. Once you start to add up the money you bring home along with the time you spend on individual deals it doesn't make sense. Every client wants the same kind of candidate and the larger the team is; the fewer there are of those candidates so it becomes a shark tank.
No real opportunities for advancement outside of title changes based on your billings, however, your billings don't stop the draw. Makes no sense to me because there is really no incentive in staying there long term. If you want to continue being a worker bee and make the company tons of money while you get a sales trip that you still have to pay taxes on, then it's the company for you.
The CEO has a great story about how she started and where she is now. But I think she is too far removed from the daily grind and has missed the mark in terms of compensation for employees.
Unlimited PTO is the only good thing here and you use it sparingly just because the nature of the business you don't want to be out for long. Find another company that gives you a base plus commission, even if it's a smaller amount. At least you don't come to work feeling like you are "in the hole" until a deal closes, the person starts, and the company pays. That can sometimes be a 2-6 month process.
No advancement, no ongoing training, favoritism