Springhill Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Spring Hill is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hernando County, Florida, United States. The population was 98,621 at the 2010 census, up from 69,078 at the 2000 census. The American Community Survey estimated the population in 2017 to be 113,508. Spring Hill belongs to Florida's Nature Coast region and is in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area. It is east of Hernando Beach, southwest
Former Employee - Senior Analyst says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time for more than a year Cons: Essentially everything. No project goes according to plan. The recent reviews perfectly describe a day in the life. This is not consulting."
Former Employee - Anaylsts says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time for more than a year Cons: Horrific management. Healthcare group VP/SVPs level consistently publicly berate analysts in front of their peers, screaming at employees as to why they didn't find unobtainable research. Extremely low pay. No 401k/financial benefits. Sad, dull office. Extremely high turnover. Illegal business practices (recording phone calls without consent). No HR department at all, or any form of talent development practices. Expect constant cold calling in order to attempt to find information not available to the public, and data manipulation to present nonfactual results to clients."
Former Employee - Analyst says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time for more than a year Cons: Day-to-day typically consists of cold calling clients' competitors to try and trick them into telling you their strategy/new product developments. Management will insist that nothing you are asking for confidential or illegal despite everyone you speak with saying otherwise. Expect to be pulled aside and told to call from your personal phone or use *67 to mask your identity. Also plan on calling foreign countries in the middle of the night despite not being able to speak the language. Work-life balance is basically non-existent, and management will try to shame you to stay in the office long after your work is complete. Upper management has very little respect for employees at the analyst/manager level and exhibits very poor communication skills. This often results in verbal undressing and belittling for doing what you were told (not asked) to do. If middle management ever does anything wrong, they will inevitably shift all blame to the analysts. Managers do not trust analysts to perform basic tasks and will often call 5+ meetings a day to check on progress and micromanage. Your work will be checked and graded as if you are in third grade. Management will often oversell the capabilities of the firm to clients in order to win business and then struggle to dutifully complete the project. This often results in analysts being told to model and embellish data that fits the story that they are trying to sell their client on. Any research that an analyst produces that does not fit management's predetermined narrative will be discredited. There is no HR department or any office standards, which allows some employees to behave in a boys' club fraternity-esque culture where racist and sexist jokes are common. There is no system in place to give any feedback to management, so it is unlikely conditions will change anytime soon."
Former Employee - Analyst says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time for less than a year Cons: This company is plagued with so many cons. I am writing here, because I also should have listened to the poor reviews I read before being hired. Like someone else said, save yourself the pain and do NOT work here. 1. Projects are largely inefficient at this organization. Management will make surface level attempts at change but not hold leaders/Managers/other Directors accountable to that change. This will be frustrating to most coming out of top business schools. If you did, definitely DO NOT work here. You will hate it. 2. Culture is extremely sad. None of the cubicles match, which I had never heard of before... especially for a "consulting" firm which should really put aside resources to invest in something as simple as low-cost cubicles. 3. No one does their job out in the open. Analysts' jobs are largely cold-calling to find answers to research. Everyone hides in windowless "call rooms" unless you've proven yourself or are having a confident day. 4. Management once recorded a meeting with a Fortune 500 company after the client said not to record multiple times. Naturally, this presented an internal ethical dilemma for me. 5. If you don't perform, they will fire you instantly. No coaching is provided, and they will even tell you positive things without really trying to work with you to improve and develop professionally. To appease this, they also frequently hire contractors with minimal education compared to the full time Analysts, leading to further morale issues."
Former Employee - Analyst says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time for more than a year Cons: Poor communication Long hours Entitled employees Low pay Low morale Work is not intellectually stimulating Business development responsibilities are a constant drag Cold-calling Management refuses to adapt in any way Inability to retain talent and human capital Unethical approach to business services Minimal resources (phone and an old laptop)"
Former Employee - Analyst says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time for less than a year Cons: Everything. The upper management, the work, the culture of the company, the people you call, the morals. If you decide to take this position, be prepared for a telemarketing job with a fancy title. "Analyst". There was nothing analytical about this work at all. This was fishing for confidential information by annoying and tricking companies and individuals in different industries. Many of the projects are "healthcare" related - meaning you call doctor offices and try to get them to talk about a drug they are prescribing to their patients. Doctors are saving lives; they don't need to be talking to scam "consulting" groups which are just trying to make other companies a profit. The people you call aren't dumb - they know what you are doing and many of them are very rude to you which is disheartening. Expect to call nonstop for 8 hours every day, saying the same thing over and over again. If that wasn't bad enough, the upper management was enough to make me lose my faith in humanity completely while I was working at Springhill. They are arrogant and sexist and treat the women in management as though they are idiots. It made me sick to hear some of the demeaning comments they made to the women there - comments I never heard them say to another man. Another poster talked about an old boys club; I couldn't describe it any better than that. Truly disgusting. The initial training is pathetic. They have you listen to older analysts make calls for hours and get nowhere. They show you a few powerpoint slides on ethics which could not be explained beyond reading off the slide and were laughed through. Not surprising since the ethics of this company is nonexistent. The sneakier your method to get confidential info, the better. The management also has no interest in getting to know their new hires. My advice to you: don't do this to yourself. I read these comments before taking this position and some of them worried me, but I decided to try it out for myself. If nothing else, this position taught me that there truly are horrible jobs and companies out there that disguise themselves as otherwise. I was the most miserable I had ever been in my life while working here. I write about my experience now to defer others from having to go through this too. Good luck."
Former Employee - Senior Analyst says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time for more than a year Cons: The environment is incredibly disorganized and hostile. Management is three partners who foster a very discriminatory environment that resembles a 1950's 'boys club'. The whole place is very incestuous with everyone graduating from one school in upper management. The job itself entails cold calling into organizations to extract information in very suspect ways. To put it blankly, this is NOT a consulting firm. It's a telemarketing operation, that's the reason why all of the analysts/senior analysts leave immediately after a year."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time Cons: I joined SCG straight out of college, with the understanding that I would be working at a consulting firm. The title is incredibly misleading- it is in fact, more of a research organization, and relies almost completely on primary research from recent college grads - often, the information that analysts are tasked with finding is confidential and you are supposed to creatively extract information from people in order to give to upper level employees who craft "recommendations" for clients. In addition, employees are given "BD" (Business Development) lists and expected to return new client opportunities - bonus and performance reviews are based partially on this. Work is not stimulating, and pay is dismal - this is reflected in the high turnover rate. The partners are 3 men who foster a kind of "boys club" - 2 of the partners do not even live in Chicago, which is an interesting twist considering all leadership decisions come from them. Analysts are close because everyone suffers together. I would not recommend unless you are looking to simply clock in at 9 and clock out at 5."
Former Employee - Analyst says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time for less than a year Cons: A word of advice to recent grads looking for a first job out of college, do not look here. Besides a handful of people in upper management, everyone else is only a year or two out of college and they only stay about a year before fleeing for something better. I don't know where to begin to start on what all is wrong with this job and the company as a whole. I could hardly believe how disorganized and ill run this company is, it would be generous to call it a consulting firm as I never saw any true consulting done, all the job entailed was cold calling people all day and asking them for information that was sketchy and ill got. I didn't realize I'd worked hard for a college degree to become what boiled down to a telemarketing job. Literally, we were told to be calling 70 people a day. If what the job entailed wasn't bad enough, the company itself was shamefully run. There is one office manager doing all HR work, pay roll, everything, way too much for one person to do in a company of that size. There was a problem with my paycheck every month I worked there, culminating in a bounced check that was the final straw. I eventually got my money via wire transfer, and it took two weeks for anyone to actually acknowledge it and apologize! That's when I decided to leave."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Springhill Consulting Group full-time Cons: - Compensation/benefits/incentives are borderline offensive for consulting analysts in the area - Overall employee morale is low at any given point of the year, with the exception of a handful of employees for whom it would appear they joined their dream adult fraternity and finally made it through pledging - Limited upward mobility and as a result high turnover for new hires, who end up needing to consider new opportunities as soon as the senior is added to their analyst title Somehow the company is able to scoop very legitimate recent grads from top universities who are lingering in that post-grad phase of employment desperation. Kudos to Springhill, but rather unfortunate for the new hires that are basically sucked into 9-5 or sometimes cold calling but probably just tell their friends they work in "primary research based strategy consulting.""
Staff (Former Employee) says"The intention of SpringHill is a good one that promotes and Christian environment within the workplace. Professionally, I was able to grow there and learn a lot of valuable information. That being said, the compensation received is not worth the time and energy. Additionally, they have poor management which leads to not a lot of retention summer after summer, or season after season. While there definitely are wonderful parts of the job, it is hard to return to a place such as SpringHill, that states they value personal relationships but don't actually live that out and pour into their staff equally."
Room attendant (Former Employee) says"Rude unorganized very unprofessional you work til"
House Technician (Former Employee) says"About a month ago I was interviewed for a house tech position by Doug, one of the managers at Springhill. Overall, I was genuinely impressed by Springhill as an establishment, as interview questions seemed geared at finding employees with good character, rather than raw experience. After the interview concluded, I was told "we would love to have you on board" and "you'll hear back from us by the end of the week." That was more than a month ago. I called a few times to check in about the interview process. The first time I called (about two weeks after the interview) they told me that their hiring manager was on vacation and I should hear back by the end of the week (again). I waited, heard nothing, and called again with no response. I called a few times after that, with the same results. Cons: Unresponsive Management"
Summer Leader (Former Employee) says"Paid very poorly and never knew what to do or where to go. Didn't even know I'd been hired until the day before. Paid horribly for what I was doing and felt like I was just there to be there, not to do real work. Cons: horrible pay, no breaks, lame"
Shift manager/Cashier (Current Employee) says"My job is enjoyable, the staff are pleasant. My Manager is very easy going. Sometimes dealing with customers can be challenging. Cons: Customers"
Care Partner (Former Employee) says"I remember one day we had a tour from corporate,a resident moving in, and at the same time we were doing our regularly routine tasks,and all this combined made it a hectic work day, but I managed to keep up and do what what was expected of me."