BUSINESS ANALYST (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – 8 June 2017
This is not a bad company, but the pay is relatively low and the management practices are not good. A typical day is spent debating what the direction should be and a good clear message isn't coming from the top. I'm sure some parts of the company are much better off. The benefits are mediocre, and there is no separate pool of hours for sick vs PTO. I cannot recommend this particular job to anyone.
Program Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Troy, MI – 24 January 2017
Great company to work for- The management staff are super friendly and always willing to help out. Awesome work/life balance- Employees have the ability to work remotely and use flex time to accommodate as needed. Very few cons- career advancement is very hard to obtain and the benefits packages are really costly.
Training Specialist (Former Employee) – Pueblo, CO – 17 November 2016
The company works on a good ol boy philosophy. The manager has zero experience as a manager. He was a trainer that was appointed to take the position when another manager left. Great place for retired Navy to apply.
Instructional Designer (Current Employee) – PA – 9 September 2016
Your days can go from fast-paced to looking for work depending on the projects you work on from day to day. It also depends on the time of year. Most of the time the SMEs start of really excited and give you a "yeah yeah," but then half way through the project they tend to not like something (even after asking specific questions) because the SME didn't communicate their original expected results.
As for management, they are flexible about work/life balance stuff, but they are drones to the corporation and play the corporate politics game. Remember, it's a delicate balance with the saying "the customer is always right." However, the company and management allow the client to push back and get what they want, just to save a client. Even if it means causing unnecessary re-work on the designer or developers end. Another thing management does is keep low performing staff members. While I believe in second and even third chances, someone who continually is a low performer should be let go after they fail to perform better given the third chance. Management doesn't do this. Instead they allow the person to be given more than a dozen chances, but the person never performs any better. As for advancement; if you show an interest in something that is related to your field, but outside your current job, management says "that isn't your job therefore no you cannot get training in that skill."
For the most part my co-workers are great to work with. Like any other company, it takes a little time to get use to each others personalities. We all have a pretty good rapport with one another.more... We joke, laugh, and have fun all while maintaining professionalism.
The hardest thing about the job is the unrealistic deadlines and hours to complete a project. Goes back to how client expectations are handled.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the fun we have at our office. Things like the Halloween party where everyone dresses up in costume. Another enjoyable part of the job is when a client does recognize your hard work and they let management know and that is shared with the department in the departmental meeting.less
Dress down daily (unless going to client or client is on sight), open office space
open office space (can be both pro and con yes), healthcare
Great work and coworkers, little support or recognition from organization
Principle Training Specialist (Former Employee) – Amherst, NY – 3 September 2016
This is a training company that does not believe in training their own employees. Everything must be learned on the fly. Management does not suffer mistakes well, and if one is made will not provide a second opportunity. They provide little support and expect the employee to produce with very tight timelines. The employee is expected to work over 40 hours a week without compensation and is an unwritten, though spoken rule.
The objectives given to advance were based on getting the right projects to perform the necessary tasks to achieve the objectives. Management however does not give opportunities to take on these tasks and continually uses the same people to perform the same jobs. Much like a factory. Thus, the company provides little opportunity to advance as I had to leave their employ and return to get a promotion which, became just a promotion in name only.
They have good, not great, benefits and compensation was decent.
The people I worked with were exceptional. GP does a very good job hiring outstanding employees. I very much enjoyed the people I worked with and the work itself was very exciting and fun.
I very much enjoyed my work and was very good at it. GP won projects based on my previous work many times, sometimes years later but I received no "official" recognition, just the accolades of my peers.
Management is not empathetic to the employee however MY supervisor was and I enjoyed working under his direction.
Lastly, upper management has no vision.
Interesting work, opportunities to travel, great coworkers.
No training, little room for advancement, extra hours expected, little support.
Get the experience and then get out-- white collar sweatshop
Instructional Designer (Former Employee) – VA – 19 May 2016
Many of the jobs at this company are mis-classified as hourly casual jobs. Qualified experienced talent is only engaged ad hoc a couple hours a week at the discretion of low level project managers who don't understand labor laws. The problem is, folks, that it is illegal not to pay hourly employees for their work even if you can't bill the client. Many experienced new hires are brought in under these circumstances hoping to get a full time salaried gig with benefits. I worked here to get experience. Which I did. And that's it. This company needs a major management overhaul. Hopefully the new overtime laws will cause the leadership to review their management practices
Desktop Support Analyst Tier 2 (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – 25 March 2016
Nice place to work has some issues but then what place doesn't, Desktop Support is much the same in any company, GP has its challenges due to the inefficiencies of a team oriented support structure, and organizational issues. Its pluses are its great people its pay structure and its location as well as its stature in the industry.