GTM Sportswear Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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David Dreiling
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Pros
  • IPad, Cell Phone, Laptop which is what you get with most outside sales jobs (in 2 reviews)

  • On-site health clinic, Great friends (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Plus, I was paid less than the full-time staff, even though they only had a high school degree (in 3 reviews)

  • The expansion in the outside sales force was much too rapid and too many reps were added (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Strong Rebound

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mending some wounds, owner has made some big moves to advance the company. Rising stock, rising capital, and rising stars. Good place again, and a fresh new outlook. Been there years and years, and years, doesn't look to be going away anytime soon.

    Cons

    Who doesn't take a beating and get back into the ring? GTM does, and remains the heavyweight champion!

    Advice to Management

    Going strong, getting stronger. Great job in a tough round of hits, bruises, and below the belt sucker punches. Keep on fighting, determination and dedication have won the battle!


  2. Licking it's wounds, but still a great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Representative in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Representative in Manhattan, KS

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Humble people who own that 2014 was awful. They were honest when hiring me that they are on the rebound, but it was a hard bounce. Constant coaching and advancement opportunities. They don't have the lowest prices, so they know that service has to be awesome.

    Most of the managers and supervisors worked their way up, they've earned my respect.

    Free Genesis Membership. Discounts at Coco Bolos, Cox Brothers, Powercat Grill, Firestone, Freddy's and other places around town. Free on site Health Clinic for immediate family.

    Cons

    Needs a PR makeover. Lots of customers are having a hard time trusting us after last year's fall. Software is kinda glitchy, but improving. Still more reliable than some retailers. They seem to hire cute young blondes...and it's mostly done over the phone.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your employees. Help us set reasonable goals, and push us to attain them. Keep up the Shout Out program


  3. Helpful (4)

    Graphic Design

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company employees very young people. It could be a good job or start for an internship. Located in a good city.

    Cons

    Leadership makes very poor decisions. The owner is very self centered. The break rooms are gross. The money is terrible.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Fast Pace Work Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We like to GET THINGS DONE around GTM! There is always something to do or someone who needs help! I like to stay busy and feel like I accomplish something at work each day and I definitely get that feeling here. If I have questions about something I'm working on, I can go to a coworker or my supervisor and they will help me out!

    Cons

    Sometimes I have to work overtime to get some of my tasks accomplished because there are not enough hours in the day.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great Growth Opportunities!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GTM allows team members to grow within the company. Since working at GTM I have had the opportunity to work in more than one department and to move up in position more than once. GTM provides the opportunity for team members to try different positions and move into the one they feel is the best fit. GTM promotes a team environment and pushes team members to work together and develop ideas that better our organization. GTM has began revitalizing events that bring the departments together and aid in team building.

    Cons

    We are still trying to rebound from last years difficulties, but we are headed in the right direction. Busy season can be crazy, but the stress and long hours are always worth the reward.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your team members, they provide awesome feedback.


  7. Territory Sales Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Job Autonomy once you are a veteran rep. Ability to travel to sales territory and meet face to face with clients. Management is very accessible.

    Cons

    Switch recently to new software system that is clunky, slow and has a lot of bugs which hurts clients experiences and reps ability to perform efficiently


  8. Helpful (3)

    GTM provides so many opportunities, never a dull moment!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is continuously looking for ways to be and do better, and employees are able to give ideas and take part in implementing new ideas, process, and projects. There are several ways we are able to express our ideas, and with so many helpful and just as eager people in other departments it makes it fun to try something new. The opportunities for growth are endless provided you go get them! I also appreciate the free on site health clinic and free gym membership.

    Cons

    The new and updated software system has been a little tough to get used to, but we are starting to see how it will give us better results and reporting, and the possibilities to do more later down the road.

    Advice to Management

    We know you all care about us and the company, thank you for everything you do to help.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Good company to work with, but they are currently experiencing some difficult times.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear

    Pros

    Great benefits, unique opportunities. Room to grow, and be a part of a local Kansas company.

    Cons

    No longer as stable as they were a few years ago. Sales incentive plans are lacking, and because of their current financial hardship many long time employees were let go.

    Advice to Management

    Work to build trust with your current employees. A lot of workers are currently looking for new jobs with other companies because we are scared and uncertain of our future with GTM.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to Work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay!
    Excellent opportunities for growth! Many of my co-workers have been promoted from entry level jobs which is encouraging to see.
    Team members are willing to go the extra mile to help one another which makes coming to work enjoyable!
    Most of the managers and supervisors that I work with are friendly, you can tell they Care!

    Cons

    Because of the seasonality of our work, many of the operational positions are temporary. Although most of the seasonal workers are retained at the end of the season, its sad to see some go.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Bad News.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS

    I have been working at GTM Sportswear full-time (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    On-site health clinic, gym membership (although this is ending soon), I have made good friends there, though anyone with any discernible talent is looking for opportunities elsewhere.

    Cons

    Poor senior management choices, mostly made by the owner himself, have led to financial dire straits. Unattainable growth goals, an ego driven vision (to be a $billion company) and implementation of software long before it was successful in a test environment have led to an overall plummet in morale. Whoever is posting these positive reviews are clearly from HR, it just seems fishy that a bunch of positive reviews popped up at the same time. This will likely be a dead end job for you, as career paths are nonexistent and we haven't had a pay increase in three years. It may be a good place to start right out of school for a resume builder, but beyond that, there is little opportunity, unless you are groomed and primed to not think for yourself and simply adapt the behaviors of the directors and VP's. Speaking of which, that is a totally dysfunctional team who cannot seem to get a cohesive direction. Executive turnover is unlike anything I've ever seen. VP's come and go with the wind, they either leave once they realize it is impossible to be effective in this environment, or they're fired because they think for themselves and try to implement their knowledge and experience. Team member turnover is astronomical, as well. Little incentive to stay when there is no personal growth opportunity and no financial rewards. The pay for nearly every position is far below industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and work together to get us out of this mess. Ditch the billion dollar plan and build a better, more attainable, inspirational vision.



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