GovDelivery Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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  1. Not worth your Career!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GovDelivery

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros; sometimes flexible on work hours.

    Cons

    Where to begin...
    - First off there is no room for growth at this company. Once you are hired for a role, there is no ability to move forward UNLESS you are one of a select few favorites (no exaggeration). They will very very rarely allow a lateral transfer, but only a very few people get promoted in this company...and that takes years.
    - benefits are slim; bonuses are worth nothing
    - management is very poor. Basically they have moved higher-level individuals who were not succeeding in their roles into management positions so they wouldn't have to "fire" them. Thus the managers are not good at their new jobs either.
    - The good higher-ups leave. And fast. I saw multiple managers go out the door from the same role in a year (external hires who quit due to pressure and the incompetence they had to deal with).
    - No customer focus. Dev likes to release new feature after new feature and then not have any bandwidth to support them or make them actually work.
    - HR is ineffective

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. If they are doing good, reward them. You loose good people when you don't make the effort to keep them around and happy.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Poor Leadership and No Accountability

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff is great, the product fills a great niche, but there needs to be more acountability by leadership to reduce the turnover and sudden departure of new hires.

    Cons

    There is a lack of leadership and integrity within the technology and operations area. Directors and above are not held accountable for their poor leadership skills and if you ask too many questions you are considered a trouble maker. The turnover is high for a company of its size. HR schedules 30, 60, and 90 day reviews to discuss your opinion of your role and your leader, but do not be candid if you are unhappy because you will not see day 91.

    Advice to Management

    Develop integrity


  3. Helpful (4)

    Company to avoid

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

    I have been working at GovDelivery full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    CEO is great and provides energy to what otherwise is a very negative place to work. Great breakfast club. company happy hours.

    Cons

    poor work/life balance, high stress with low tolerance for errors or suggestions that might disagree with management, Huge turnover which makes it questionable whether it really is the problem of hiring bad employees or rather a result of a messed up management team.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the lead of your CEO. Take some management classes and don't be so quick to pull the trigger on employees who might offer suggestions that disagree with you.



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