Gas Technology Institute Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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David C. Carroll
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  1. The Place Is Headed Up For "Grabs" !!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Des Plaines, IL

    I worked at Gas Technology Institute

    Pros

    Great Benefits-On site Cafe-Free-parking-Sam's Club next door-great life work balance

    Cons

    Senior Leadership is disassociated with all mid-level and below initiatives-CEO acts like a "figurehead" never see him engaged in overall R&D functions-Small minded mentality prevails within the executive levels with regards to overall organizational effectiveness-5-S agenda set forth and no clear direction nor champion appointed to provide leadership and oversight of this initiative. Mid-level management disaffected from engaging oversight of R&D projects. R&D groups do not ever work together as a cohesive group resulting in mass inefficiencies and inherent redundant expenditures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until you get your internal procedures, agenda spelled out and initiated you will continue to waste tremendous amounts of time, money and employees trying to gain the operational efficiencies that you as leaders should be providing. The overall direction and reinforcing that direction on a continual basis. It is your responsibility, it comes with the territory of being in senior and mid-level leadership positions. If this is not implemented and practiced you will continue to struggle to reach the goals you set forth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. A great place to work if you don't want to work real hard.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gas Technology Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A flexible work environment. Business hours are 6am to 6pm. You can wear just about anything you want along as it isn't offensive. Latest equipment and technology available. Fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    No reward for hard work. Advancement is almost nonexistent. Senior employees not willing to train junior employees. Compensation is on the low end of the spectrum relative to other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who make you look good. The paper pushers aren't the ones getting you data you so much rely on for more grant money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Unprincipled and unprofessional

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Gas Technology Institute

    Pros

    Low pressure, no dress code, like being at a junior college but having no classes to teach. Next SAMs Club so you get your shopping done at lunch.

    Cons

    60% of the work force is overhead - Employee break down out of 200 total: (40) marketing, BD, training support, and PR; (10) Contract and Proposals: (12) accounting (4) legal; (8) IT; (6) facilities; (8) Admin; (5) lobbyist and regional BD; (10) program and project mgt; (4) purchasing ....

    Lots of old timers just marking time. No engineering support of any kind.

    70% of funding comes from Government (Fed and States)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What are you going to do if and when GTI losses government funding?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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