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Progressive Global Energy Reviews

Updated 21 August 2018
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  1. "Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Global Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Uncapped commission
    All inclusive paid trips
    Clear process between different positions and promotional targets

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Industry highs and lows
    Contractor management
    Circumstances out of your control

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries for entry level positions and maybe there wouldn’t be such a high turnover ratio


  2. "Ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progressive Global Energy full-time

    Pros

    Fun, young atmosphere
    Great benefits and incentives

    Cons

    Micro-management 100% of the time
    Unrealistic performance expectations

  3. "FiercelyLoyal Employer. Everything Is Possible!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Global Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic People - a real melting pot of nationalities and cultures.
    Meritocracy - get out what you put in.
    Optimistic & Ambitious in every sense.
    Loyal to those who are loyal to the Company.
    Offer excellent flexibility - working hours, work from home availability etc.
    Operating in the best Sectors with the biggest growth.
    Vastly experienced Management Team with proven track record - fastest growing Brand in the S3 Group.
    Nationalized and diversified Brand having opened Offices in Houston, Chicago and San Diego.

    Cons

    Some people find the high standards difficult to adjust to.
    At times individuals can struggle with the fast pace/high energy environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working on the open Communication/Transparency and Flexibility initiatives. Continue to dream big and lead us to bigger and better things!


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Global Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great professionals, staff only elite organizations, managers take care of their subordinates, overall great experience.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any at the moment.


  5. "Good Place to Work, but must love sales and Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progressive Global Energy full-time

    Pros

    pay, culture, work life balance

    Cons

    sit at computer all day, cold calling


  6. "Great for Grads"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Global Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic training provided
    Rewards and recognition is outstanding on performance

    Cons

    Encouraged to very competitive against each other.
    Not very collaborative team environment
    Not focused on long term client relationship development

    Advice to Management

    Look a little bigger picture than just putting dollars on the board immediately


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Former Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The office is in the heart of downtown, and for anyone just graduating college who doesn't know what to expect from "corporate america" (kind of) this opportunity sounds intriguing! Most of the new hires end up living together to cut rent costs and they definitely encourage colleagues to become friends and try to promote strong team bonds.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, because most of the new hires are recent college grads with no other corporate experience, they absolutely use and abuse them! The pay is unbelievably low - the base pay is $30,000 which comes out to $14/hr - now add in the fact that they don't pay parking which is minimum $150/month and your down to living on $2300/month BEFORE tax!
    It's sales - so i could deal with the money issue, it's management that truly makes this an unbearable place to work. Your micromanaged to the point where managers are listening into your calls WITHOUT your knowledge, your marked late for arriving 1 minute past 8 AM AND your not allowed to get up and use the restroom 5 minutes before lunch, because that's something you should do "on your own time". "Respect" is one of their core values but you will never feel respected; Rapport is another value - yet management will demand you behave with clients in a way that will NEVER build rapport. The only good VP they had is gone and now your left with 2 managers who blow-dry the little bit of hair they have left and weren't successful in sales so they moved to management............. Biggest advice I can give is to work somewhere else first - nearly everyone there is miserable, but they don't leave out of the perceived fear of loss! Don't get sucked in.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the management team. The last 5 years should have indicated the problem stems from the TOP down.

  8. "Great Opportunity and Ownership of Work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The ability to take ownership of your position, the amount of money you make and your career path is great!
    Fun environment
    Flexibility with Vacation-European mindset
    Working among ambitious people
    Little representation of Americans among leadership- opportunity!

    Cons

    Young office
    Still structuring and Developing their management Team
    Little representation of Americans among the Sr. Management

    Advice to Management

    Might need a bit more maturity, ownership of your position and put in the hours. You are the example to the people that report to you. Lead by example and seek to grow.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "You can, but probably won't, make a lot of money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Global Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is pretty good camaraderie in the office. Most people are team players and celebrate the success of others. If you happen to be placed into a lucrative part of the market, and on the right team, there is potential to make decent money.

    Cons

    It feels like middle school. Management is far too strict enforcing arbitrary rules.
    Huge disparity in pay. There are two people in the office who make the kind of money the company likes to tell their recruits about ($500k+), but the moderately successful make close to 60k. Most consultants don't make more than 40k. Recruiters will never make more than that.

    Advice to Management

    You've recently seen a load of talent leave, arguably some of your smartest employees. Respect them, trust them to do their jobs, and implement their ideas.
    What is the point of hiring the brightest students straight out of Uni if you aren't going to utilize their wits to make the company better?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Payroll"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progressive Global Energy full-time

    Pros

    Employer of choice...Won top employer award for most of the years

    Cons

    Take good care of employees at a later stages

    Advice to Management

    Good...keep it up...


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