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Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
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Pros
  • The flexible work schedule is great (in 20 reviews)

  • You create your own hours each week, and it's an overall flexible and easy going work environment (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work-life balance (every week is over 45 (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to make smarter decisions (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Being on the phone is fine, management was terrible

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    Current Employee - Interviewer in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Interviewer in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Gallup part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Can have a longer than 30 minute lunch

    Cons

    -Management is condescending, manipulative, and just overall awful
    -The people you work with are mostly all awful, some good eggs, most people are rotten.
    -While pay is good, it's all commission after two months. If no one answers the phone, you get nothing.
    -While you can have a longer lunch, you are also expected to make up whatever time past 15 minutes up before you leave.
    -If you're sick, you will most likely get fired because they expect you to be there every day and then some and you have to work at least 20 hours no matter what. Vacations, sick days, errands, all unheard of to this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The absolute worst company I've ever worked for, hire new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Outbound Interviewer in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Outbound Interviewer in Bellevue, NE

    I worked at Gallup part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You pick your own hours

    Cons

    I quit gallup and they didn't pay me for all my hours, and bumped my wage down to 7.25 an hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what you tell them they are going to make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 12 people found this helpful  

    Run as Far Away as You Can!!

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    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Bellevue, NE

    I worked at Gallup part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good job for night owls and people with no social life. You'll get a paycheck. They will hire pretty much anyone that has a pulse and no strong accent.

    Cons

    Forced social events that are unpaid, shady pay structure that pretty much assures you will never get a bonus or even the $9.75 they say they will pay you. A call center filled with teenagers who are there to socialize and, for some reason, people who think watching TV at work is acceptable. Their idea of a reward is getting your own desk. Everything seems to be based on popularity rather than the type of work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring any idiot who actually shows up to the group interview.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 18 people found this helpful  

    Not at all what they preach.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Gallup full-time

    Pros

    Experience for your resume, and getting to offer at least some support to the people you manage through treating them respectfully and as people (even though this sometimes comes at a high cost)

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, fear of losing job, working 70 hours/week, "professional" co-workers and supervisors more concerned about drinking and fashion than their jobs, seeing workers below you treated poorly, being asked to do things that were just bordering illegal (like telling people not to take their breaks because they would get paid less, being pressured to not hire pregnant women, hiring based on race, etc.), very little support, looked down on for wanting a family life or balance, having middle aged men with no families get special treatment, having confidential information shared about others with me that should not have been, being told to work ten additional weekend hours on Friday, yelling during manager meetings, and much, much more.

    The interviewing department probably is the worst. Most of the managers I worked with while I was there were on anti-depressants, on anti-anxiety medications, had stomach ulcers or other stress-related illnesses, etc.

    I was a manager, but I believe the interviewers have it even worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read your own books and start practicing what's in them.

    Advice to upper management: let go of some of your interviewing leadership who work at the Riverfront.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 9 people found this helpful  

    Deceived at Gallup

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    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Gallup full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Job for young people who do not need to take breaks for 8 hours. The company does not want you to take breaks. And, they find ways to discourage you not to take breaks.

    Cons

    Lied to about starting wage. Told over $9 dollars per hour. Found out, if you do not make quota, you would get minimum wage. You do not take pay for breaks , at least paid breaks as this hurts your "capacity", a meaure of how many surveys you do. You do not get paid vacation, YOU DO NOT GET PAID SICK LEAVE, YOU DO NOT GET PAID HOLIDAYS. THEY MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT GET OVER QUOTA TOO MUCH, SO AS NOT TO PAY YOU AS MUCH. STAY AWAY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do not care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 11 people found this helpful  

    Entering the coal mine.

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Interviewer in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Gallup full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    schedule flexibility... that's about it.

    Cons

    Utter lack of respect for employees. No paid anything... sick days, vacation, toilet breaks, "guidance sessions". Employees are not paid at all unless they are on the phone. Feedback is requested and then completely ignored... standing up for employee fairness is punished. The fact that you could be fired for making a single error hangs over you...pizza's and tootsie-rolls, and Hersey kisses do not mitigate the tacit knowledge that, at any time, you could be terminated. Employee engagement is just a string of consonants and vowels. They sell a product to which they themselves don't subscribe. Simple fairness is a foreign concept. Interviewing is not easy. Opening the front door, the pay, treatment, lack of honest respect, and the daily grind make you feel like you are entering a coal-mine... cogs in wheels... Gallup is a company that lacks humanity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the work employees accomplish for its difficulty. Generally, employees are 1 paycheck from disaster... missing work due to illness is just too costly. Include sick pay (dare I say vacation pay, too), monetary respect... empathy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Luck making money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Interviewer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Consumer Interviewer in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Gallup full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are a creative person and planning to open up your own business, you will get the downtime (at your cubicle) to devise such a successful strategic plan.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to be on the same page. They don't understand the interviewers and the issues that come up with interviewing. They have no prior experience so they can only view their large pocket book viewpoint.

    The promote the Strengths Finder, but they don't practice what they preach. They're pure hypocrites.

    The career opportunities are limited to those with a degree. IE: People who have no life experience with the company. The interviewers who have a few years under their belt know the job well. They would be far better managers than the school kids you hire straight out of their graduating classes.

    I rated work/ Life balance at 50% because Gallup used to allow and even encourage their employees to take breaks from work. Now that interviewers (only) must complete a schedule and stick to it, while raising quotas and lowering pay, your free time will now be spent at your place of work, trying to make up for your lost production hours in actual hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to help yourself, start communicating more. Perhaps if you put in the extra effort to gain your employees respect, rather than constantly jumping down their throats, you'd realize that your job would be much easier.

    It is not in the job description that your interviewers skew statistics. That is your fault. The lack of quality control is produced by upper-management, so stop screwing over the people who conduct the main work. Stop lowering pay, all-the-while, raising quotas. Maybe if you provide incentives for your employees, they'll have a motive to stay with the company and become great assets, rather than blaming everything on them and regulating them into depression.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 9 people found this helpful  

    WHERE IS MY PENNY???

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interviewing Specialist in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Interviewing Specialist in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Gallup full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    two microwaves in the kitchen

    Cons

    Interesting procedures in record keeping. If we are hired with a base pay of 14.00/hour, why do our payroll records so often show 13.99/hour? That's a lot of pennies!!
       We have the option of taking (.2) of actual time from each track that we work each day. This is an attempt to increase production. Often these (.2) decreases show up the next day as a payroll validation error but when reading between the lines, (.3) is added back in. This represents a DECREASE in production. Translated: (more free time given to Gallup w/no pay)
       Thousand of employees may not notice these things, or just get tired of messing with it. I am afraid that this may be the part of the iceberg that we SEE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a job that does not require that you keep these secrets. Did you enter this corporation with the intention to approach your job dishonestly? If so, have a seat.. If not, save yourself the grief and guilt of knowing too much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 10 people found this helpful  

    Sheer Arrogance

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    Former Employee - Software Development in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Software Development in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Gallup full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus and office area's - some good co-workers to work with. Other than that it was expected that you either were buddies with somebody higher up or you will get poor performance reviews.

    Cons

    Arrogant HR and management. My friend with over 20 years of experience in a particular I.T. area was told that although he had great experience company policy prohibits him from even being interviewed and to never apply for a position again without a 4 yr degree. Are you kidding me what good is a 4 year degree achieved 30 years ago compared to 20 years of experience?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of corporate micro management attitudes and old boy network - change the hiring process to accept years of experience or a degree like most companies. It borders on age discrimination. I worked on a highly technical team of 20 individuals at another company and everybody was very good at the job - maybe 5 actually had a 4 year degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 15 people found this helpful  

    The Family has ruined the company

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Gallup full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Child care on site that is high quality. Great co-workers for the most part who are dedicated and smart.

    Cons

    1. The expectation of working a minimum of 2,300 hours a year. This comes out to over 44 hours a week 52 weeks of the year. For people who are paid on profitability, working so many hours cuts into the profitability because you are adding cost to the projects on which you work. So the more you work, the less you actually get paid. 2. THE FAMILY. The underqualified son and daughters of one of the founders have taken their father's legacy and driven it into the ground. As one of my co-workers so aptly said years ago - blood is thicker than talent. They play favorites at every turn. Negativity in any form is a kiss of death to your career there. If telling the truth is preceived as negative in any way, you are driven out. 3. They do not treat employees in the same manner that they preach to their clients. 4. Q12, their signature product for employee development, is a sham. It does not measure employee emgagement as they claim, it merely measures management style. it's reliability is also suspect due to so few questions. It's a statistical mess and an embarrassment to present to clients. 5. The last year I worked there my salary was cut 30% due to a "new pay plan" even though I was producing the same as I had the year before. 6. It's a sweat shop. Work, work, work. Productivity is king and can never end. 7. Their selection criteria for employment is nearly impossible to meet. A person can be performing a job perfectly, but if they cannot pass the test for that job, they cannot continue in it even though their performance is known and that is what the test is supposed to predict. Ass backwards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an entirely new upper management team to clean the place up and live up to the vision of Don Clifton and the Gallup brothers. Honor their legacy by getting out of the way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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