Natural Resource Group Reviews

Updated 24 Mar 2017

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2.6
40%
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57%
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Natural Resource Group President Mark Larson (no image)
Mark Larson
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Upper and Mid level HR are terrible"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Natural Resource Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Modern work spaces, fun group events, good location, beautiful office space A very friendly CEO. He is a great guy!

    Cons

    HR is horrible. You cannot trust HR to support you. Managers in most areas are absolute tyrants. No advancement for new entrants. Pay was on the low side for amount of work required and demanded. The expectation was to be working on weekends, through lunches and breaks. Vacation requests were frowned upon.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good experience"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Environmental Inspector in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Natural Resource Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay was competitive for the market and travel benefits were fair

    Cons

    Very unprofessional management staff in Las Vegas office. Often times scheduling wouldn't come out until the day before needing to be on site, often late in the day on Sunday not allowing for adequate time to travel safely to sites (often 200+ miles away). Management was not approachable and I was reprimanded for asking for more heads up on scheduling. Overall I DO NOT recommend working for this company, I found it incredibly stressful and very unpredictable.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Pass on this one"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Natural Resource Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and travel perks, office/work spaces are pretty nice, new computers and tech

    Cons

    Fair share of cliques, office politics, back stabbing, passive aggressive senior level workers, a lot of two-faced people (nice to your face, but will talk smack about you), HR dept = "Mean Girls", most higher ups wear their personal political persuasions on their sleeves, unprofessional managers who will run entry level workers into the ground.

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  4. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Resource Group

    Pros

    Great employer to work for.

    Cons

    No cons at this time

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  5. Helpful (2)

    ""Hit or Miss Company""

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Level Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Resource Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll work with some really passionate and talented people. Benefits, such as free parking/bus passes, good opportunities for client contact, occasional travel, etc.

    Cons

    Inefficiency in delegation methods, unprofessional attitudes from senior level staff, little respect for capacity or schedule. Feedback is not given without forced and difficult conversation. Limited growth opportunities; high turnaround rate. Educational background is not considered qualification for salary increase.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "A stepping stone, nothing more"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Level Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Natural Resource Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    • Nice cubes/work spaces and facilities • Most colleagues are friendly • Good benefits and perks (free metro passes, free parking passes)

    Cons

    • Unprofessional and incompetent managers in charge of entry level associates, especially in Public Affairs, GIS, and Regulatory departments • Some backstabbing senior consultants in Public Affairs, GIS, and Regulatory departments who have now problem leaving their subordinates out to dry • Gossipy HR department, especially in mid to upper levels of said department • Most satellite office managers and associates are sub-par at their jobs • Lousy pay for entry level positions • Educational background gives little merit to pay • Little to no promotions from within the company, especially for the 22 to 34 age crowd • Huge turn over in the last 6 months!

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Good on the surface, but deeply flawed"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Level Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Natural Resource Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most people are friendly, modern office spaces, the benefits are great, excellent and up-to-date technological tools and software, occasional travel to other areas of the country, CEO is a nice guy, enjoyable company outings, most principal level managers are quite capable

    Cons

    Expect to beg for a development plan, yearly performance review, or even feedback. Some managers are not advocates for their own employees. Office politics, some people will go behind your back and complain, rather that talking to the employee directly. Associate level employees trust very few senior level employees/management anymore. Some HR employees cannot be trusted. Poor advancement for entry level and associate level employees, often holding capable people back. Expectations not always clear or set. Promotions far and few between for associate level employees. Pay below average for entry level jobs in this industry. Like any place, the company has its share of slackers and time wasters. CEO maybe nice, but allows entry level employees to be treated like they do. Training and development is almost not existent. Group managers are often distant and communicate poorly with others. A couple of principals are unqualified for their positions.

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  8. "Generally positive experience."

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Natural Resource Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment; company has good reputation in industry; other employees are ambitious and of high caliber.

    Cons

    Not much; salary was a bit low.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "good but not great"

    3.0
     

    I have been working at Natural Resource Group

    Pros

    flexible schedule when slow work

    Cons

    heavy work load during busy season

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