Strategic Directions International Reviews | Glassdoor.co.in

Strategic Directions International Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2015

To filter reviews, or .

Found 3 reviews

4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
62%
Recommend to a Friend
Craig Overpeck
0 Ratings
  1. "The Old SDi Was Better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Directions International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Beyond flexible. Office feels like a small family with all the quirks that come with it. Great exposure to a lot of tools and methods, open to creative solutions, high degree of "guided autonomy." Open door policy is wonderful. No ego's. West-coast management is very reliable, helpful, and hardworking. Without the inundation of the new parent company, there is much to praise about SDi.

    Cons

    *Pre-Acquisition (Before Oct 2014)* Very easy to get complacent and lose interest. Secrecy involving financial information. Everything is ad hoc and a formalization was out of the question. Commissions could be better. *Post-Acquisition (After Oct 2014)* (New) management has changed the company rapidly since late 2014. Lot of closed doors that weren't there before to make the appearance of a growing company. Effort...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    New management needs to stop talking so much and so vaguely and actually start doing something. Stop pretending to be a billion dollar company and recognize the strength in a small enterprise with capable employees - play their strengths! Moving towards role compartmentalization only works if personnel is willing to work towards a common goal.

    Strategic Directions International2015-08-19
  2. "Consistently Interesting With an Unbeatable Atmosphere"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Strategic Directions International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -The work is very interesting and consistently changing. -Everyone in the company is remarkably smart with top-notch education and backgrounds. All are very easy to communicate and collaborate with. The majority of employees have higher level degrees along with an analytical undergraduate degree (physics, chemistry, engineering, etc.). -The real pro to the company is the unbeatable relaxed atmosphere. Everyone gets...

    Show More

    Cons

    -The building is old and the offices are segregated so office-office interaction is kept at a minimal and sort of relegated to the beginning and end of working days. Adds to productivity level but can foster complacency occasionally. -Monthly pay -Semblance of a dress code (business casual) is still mildly enforced, though flirting with the boundaries isn't really looked negatively upon as long as it isn't ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Consider modernizing payment methods/frequency, add another analyst

    Strategic Directions International2014-08-08
  3. "It's a good place to be."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Strategic Directions International

    Pros

    Interesting work, and SDi is extremely well respected by our clients. Minimal overtime and minimal travel.

    Cons

    Not sure what the future for the company is.

    Strategic Directions International2013-08-01
Found 3 reviews